5 Tips for Selling on Craig’s List

5 Tips for Selling on Craig’s List

In three weeks, I’m going to be moving from Wisconsin to Washington state. I realized very early on that I could not bring all of my furniture with me and I would have to sell most of it. But selling items is not as easy as it would seem. There are certain things you need to include in your Craig’s List posts to boost the likelihood of your item selling. Here are my top four tips for selling on Craig’s List. …

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A Guide to The Field Museum in Chicago

A Guide to The Field Museum in Chicago

I love Natural History Museums. So going to The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago was high on my must-see list. This museum was constructed for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and houses some truly unique exhibits, including the Tsavo Lions and Sue the T. Rex. My roommate, Gina, and I made the 3-hour trip down to Chicago to see all it had to offer. After driving through tolls (ugh), downtown Chicago (double ugh), and paying an exorbitant amount…

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4 Reasons to Set Goals for Yourself

4 Reasons to Set Goals for Yourself

I have a lot of goals in my life. Some are related to being a virtual assistant others are related to this blog and still others are in my personal life. I am a very goal orientated person. Not everyone is this way, and for a while, I wasn’t either. Having dreams and plans doesn’t mean they are going to be accomplished; I realized that I needed goals in place to help me stay on the path to all I…

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A Guide to Wyalusing State Park, WI

A Guide to Wyalusing State Park, WI

I’m not the sort of person who likes to go out alone. If I’m going shopping, I bring a friend, or if there is a park I really want to see, I bring a friend. It took me having a roommate who worked opposite shifts to be comfortable going grocery shopping by myself. I like the accountability and the companionship of having someone go with me. But my time of always having a handful of friends at the ready is…

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How to Refresh a Decorative Globe

How to Refresh a Decorative Globe

Lately, globes seem to be all the rage in home design, with good reason, too! I have a globe that I have had since I was a child and Santa brought it on Christmas morning (lame at the time, but super cool now.) I seriously love this globe, but I really hate the way it looks with my current home decor. The tan, slightly metallic looking paint on the brackets doesn’t match anything and looks dated. So, I decided to…

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My Moving Timeline

My Moving Timeline

In just 7 weeks, I’m moving from Wisconsin to Washington state. I have so much to do in this time. From the job search to the apartment hunt, it’s really a never ending list. Part of that is getting my things ready to be moved across the country and I only have my Honda Fit and a 5′ x 8′ trailer to do so. Basically, the plan is to purge most of my things (which I’m basically done with), sell…

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My 2017 Word of the Year: Phoenix

My 2017 Word of the Year: Phoenix

Starting in 2016, I decided to pick a word for the year that would encompass my overarching goal for what I wanted to achieve that year. Last year, it was tenacity, which was to remind me that my goals can only be achieved if I put the effort in. This year, choosing was a much more difficult task. I ended last year in a state of turbulence. My to do list consisted of the bare necessities and my previous goals…

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I’m Moving to Washington State!

I’m Moving to Washington State!

You read that right! I’m moving to Olympia, Washington at the very end of July. I’ve already told my family and my job and now I’m telling the rest of my people. A lot of people have asked me why I chose Washington as the place I want to live. There are a lot of reasons. It’s a gorgeous state and one of my best friends lives there along with her husband and one of my cousins lives there as…

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How to Reupholster a Dining Room Chair

How to Reupholster a Dining Room Chair

I’m a thrift store rat. If I need any new furniture, I go to my local thrift stores and find something that I can transform into whatever I need. I did this when I needed new dining room chairs. However, these chairs had hideous fabric and I realized that the fabric I chose for them is also not desirable. It’s time to reupholster them.  This can be a really great way to get cheap furniture that can also work in…

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Madison, WI Bucket List

Madison, WI Bucket List

I love living in Madison, WI. It is the perfect mix of liberal ideals and hometown charm. After living here for two years, I’m still discovering new and interesting places to explore. The list below is a list of places I’ve either been to or want to go to. The list will be updated so look for the date at the bottom to show the latest update. Downtown ♦ Wisconsin State Capitol If you go during the summer, make sure…

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