Tis The Season: 10 Tips To Help You Manage The Holidays Alone

Ok, so Christmas and New Years are right around the corner and we all know what that means...

Proposals, holiday parties, happy couples shopping for trees, Hallmark movies and everyone you know posting their joyous moments all over social media for the world to see. 

Holiday magic and Christmas cheer eeeeverywhere you turn...

But what if you don't have anyone special to spend the holidays with or if you cant make it home to be with your family? Maybe you're even dealing with the loss of a loved one this holiday season? 

Let's face it, it can be pretty hard to be cheerful when you're constantly being bombarded with images that remind you of what you don't have.

So whats the solution?

Change the narrative and beat the holiday blues!

Being someone who's had to cope with the harsh realities of being single or not being able to see her family during the holidays. I've come up with 10 things that have helped me and will help you manage the holidays alone and lift your spirits this holiday season. 

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone In Your Life

New rule any day after Thanksgiving is officially Christmas!

Dont argue me =)

Lol ok ok...while it may not ACTUALLY be Christmas it sure starts to feel like it pretty fast. Stores have up their holiday decor, Christmas music is on the radio and the Halmark channel has you covered from the roota to the toota (is that how that saying goes?) with sappy Christmas movies.

Oh and you know I love it. 

The holiday season is pretty much like my drug of choice, I get jittery just thinking about it and what really tickles my fancy most of all you ask?

Gift giving-- I'm a pro at it, im talkin about expert level gift giver. I take the time to think about what the person needs, what they want and what they will like all before buying just to make sure I get it right.

Now, I know everyone isn't great at coming up with gift ideas and that most people wind up running around at the last moment looking for anything will do.

So to help you avoid that this year and get you on your shopping grind early I pulled together a list of ___ of my favorite things by catagory that will make the perfect gifts for all your special someones this holiday season!

Make It Monday: Not Your College Ramen Recipe

Ok guys its been a long time since I've tried a new recipe...

But a few weeks back when I attempted to switch to a more "health conscious" diet, I felt the need to  shake things up a bit and kick my typical meal ideas to the curb.

So I started racking my brain for new dinner ideas that incorporated fresh veggies, whole grains and unprocessed meat but still packed a punch in the flavor department.

So what did I decide on? 

Image from seriouseats.com

No, i'm not talking the microwave kind that you lived off of (or are still living off of) in college.

I'm talking real deal ramen! If you want to find out how to make restaurant quality Ramen in 30 mins or less keep reading.

10 Fall Lipsticks You Must Try This Season

Finally a post about my most favoritest (not a word) thing in the whole wide world!


I feel like ya'll have come to expect that i'll have on a bomb ass lipstick every time I post a selfie on Instagram. And with a collection of almost 100 lip colors even i've started to think of myself as somewhat of a lipstick aficionado.  

So I put all my lipstick expertise to good use and comprised a list of 10 must have fall lip colors that you need in your makeup bag right now.

I'm talking berries and nudes and deep red's...oh my! 
Now get ready to run to your local Sephora and MAC to grab these fall shades...because theres nothing better than a kissable fall lip! 

Saving 101: How To Save $1,000 On Any Budget At Any Time

"I like my money right where I can see it, hanging in my closet"
Thanx Carrie Bradshaw *insert eye roll*

A perfect mind set to have...unless you're broke.

Contrary to popular belief I wasn't always good at saving my coin's and prior to being dead broke and out of work in 2013 the idea of saving money never even crossed my mind. 

But once I got my next job saving was a top priority because I NEVER wanted to be that broke again. The only issue was, at the time I had NO IDEA how to save or where to start because like a lot of people when I was growing up saving was not taught to me.

But now that I know how, I'm passing on the knowledge!

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