Top 5 Vegan Summer Desserts

I love animals, but I also love meat. I’m not vegan, but I’m lactose intolerant. Finding vegan recipes for dessert or sweets is much easier than searching for lactose intolerant or lactose free.

Even if you don’t have an intolerance like me, you might love to try some vegan desserts because they don’t have too many “extras”.

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Good Summer Reads

One of the best things about summer is the fact that I have a lot of extra time to read. I really enjoy chilling out with a good book, but during the school year it just doesn’t happen for me. Reading during the school year is undoubtedly reserved for textbooks. So with all that extra time to read you need book recommendations right? I thought I’d share some books I find just perfect for summer!

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The Job Search

Are you just graduating? Looking for a job or new job can be stressful. Especially one in your chosen career field.

It’s stressful because you just finished school and know you have some student loans coming soon, and other bills too. So, what tools can you use to help find a job?

There are 3 tools that quickly come to mind when I think of job searching: career services, job boards and ads, and networking.

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Budget Summary Printable

Last week we shared a budget tracker printable for you guys to help you track your expenses and achieve your finance goals. Today we are sharing another budget printable to help you along your budgeting journey! This printable is a budget summary, a more condensed version of the budget tracker, highlighting the important points of the tracker. 

This would be great to hang up near your desk or on your fridge so at a glance you can see where you are for the week or month. The more detailed tracker could be for your files/paperwork to reference back to at the end of the week/month to see if you’ve stayed on budget. 

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Why You Should Watch Big Brother This Summer

If you know me at all, you’ll likely know that one of my biggest obsessions and guilty pleasures in the tv show Big Brother. I’ve spent summer after summer watching seasons of the game unfold and even went back and watched the seasons I was too young to catch back when they originally aired. I definitely know other people who are into the show too and talking with them about it is tons of fun, but I’m ready to get even more people watching the show with me! So here’s 5 reasons why you need to watch this summer

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How to Say No, When You’ve Said Yes

Have you ever said yes to something that you know you should have said no to? You have so much going on in your life, but someone asks you to do something and you say yes because you don’t want to let them down, you don’t want them to think you can’t manage a few (read a lot) of things at once or maybe you think that you can handle it when in reality you can’t? I have done this before time and time again. I have overcommitted myself to the brink of a mental breakdown. You’d think I would have learned my lesson but nope. I have a full plate and still invite new things to be added then get so stressed out and panicked because I have so much to do. Maybe one of these days I’ll learn.

If you are like me and you say yes to things that you know you should say no to I’m going to share how to say no when you’ve said yes.

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Bringing Mindfulness into Your Day

I used to think that mindfulness was all about breathing and having positive thoughts only. I didn’t understand how anyone who went to university or had a job, or did anything other than sit at home all day, could possibly bring mindfulness into a busy life.

But the more I researched into it, the more I found that it was exactly what I needed to maintain balance in my life, and that it’s actually completely attainable.

Here are three ways you can bring mindfulness into your life, even with a busy schedule.

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Budget Tracker Printable

Saving money…. two words that are easier said than done. It seems so easy in theory/in our minds to save money on things, whether it’s only going to get coffee two days a week instead of three or four, or not buying that super cute top but saving that money to put towards student loans. But thinking about budgeting and actually sitting down to figure out the numbers and implement your budget are two totally different things. 

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