Onto The Next Adventure: Funding My Passion…


From my latest trip to Big Sur, California.  I am smitten.  Ask anyone who knows me, knows that I have a very intense form of focus.  When I was a girl, I was very, very focused

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How To AirBnB Like A Champ: Tips & Tricks…

Scared to try AirBnb? You do not have to be!  Use it for your next vacation!

    I initially heard of AirBnB through a friend who liked to spend his time abroad but was tired of staying in overpriced and under-accommodated hotel rooms.

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Frugal Feature: 5 Tips for a Stress­free Move…


This post was written by contributor Jenna Smith. Relocating from one area to another can be extremely stressful, to say the least. The packing up and the moving expenses can

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Joining Mary Kay: The Decision That Cost Me…

Thought about joining Mary Kay?  One story with selling that may help you make your decision

  I call it a bad decision because it didn’t workout for me. But I won’t lie to you and say that I am the only person who it didn’t work out for, or it never works out

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Wherever You Are, However You Feel, Today You…

Join me on Instagram @frugalbeautiful for weekly inspiration to help you #livebeautiful, a movement to help you love the life you have while you save for more!

  Somedays, my heart would just hurt.  HURT.  My bank account was low. My stress load was high.  I was in graduate school, trying to pay down my debts and live off of a

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Winter Wanderings: Travel To Traverse City…

Bowers Harbor Vineyards Traverse City Michigan Winter 2015

Winter sucks, everyone hates it, which is exactly why it's the perfect time to bust out of your cave and go exploring.  As much as I love an excuse to binge on Netflix when the

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