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20 Things I Wish I Knew 20 Years Ago

So, this weekend is my 20 year high school reunion and I’ve been in awe that 20 years has passed by was so fast. When I think about what was going on in my mind 20 years ago, I was probably what my life was going to be like now. If I could go back 20 years to answer some questions for 17 year old me, I would have so much to tell her. However, I believe that I would want her to know that she will be okay.

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Therefore, I decide to share 20 things that I wish I knew 20 years, which you can find after the jump.

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Sage Smudging Is My New Fave

Recently, on Instagram, I shared a shot of my sage smudge stick one morning. Usually, I would smudge my home every now and then, but mainly after a life event. However, for the past couple of months, I’ve been doing sage smudging every day; usually first thing in the morning. It’s one of my favorite parts of my morning routine; maybe better than coffee.

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I think sage sticks and smudging can get such a “hippie” label, but I think that’s unfair. Keep reading to find out the main reason I try to smudge.

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Rehoming Pets When Moving and Other Things

It’s only been a couple of months since I’ve moved, but I’m getting more settled in each day. However, before I could even move, I had to makes some decisions like bedroom numbers, learning about rehoming pets, and no less than pinning hundreds of thousands of sofas on Pinterest.

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Of course, with any move, there are some major decisions you have to make before moving. For me, there were 3 main things that I had to decide. I shared these three key factors, so keep reading.

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Benefits of Not Owning A Microwave

I’ve only been living in my new place for a little over a month and barely have any furniture. Aside from furniture, I also need a to get few more appliances as well, including a coffee maker. However, one kitchen appliance that I don’t plan on getting anytime soon is a microwave. This is the first time in my whole life that I’ve lived in a home without a microwave. Despite being sans access to a microwave for the first time in decades, I’ve discovered some benefits of not owning a microwave.

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Yes, there are some benefits of having this somewhat kitchen staple and some of them are really good reasons. Keep reading to find out these benefits.

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Tips To Help You Fall Asleep

Did you know that we are currently smack dab in the middle of national sleep week? Technically, it’s National Sleep Awareness Week, but same things. Monday was national napping day and this Friday is national sleep day. I’m fully invested in both of these days. I’m a firm believer in the power and importance of getting enough sleep everyday. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be hard to fall asleep; no matter how tired you feel. Yes, even I have those days, but I also have tips and tricks to help you fall asleep.

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Now, some of these tips and products may be a little controversial, but they have worked for me and others. So, keep reading to see what works for me when I need to go to sleep ASAP!

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