As a blogger first and an influencer second, I’m always looking for information that will help me master the art of influencer marketing.  And, let me tell you… there’s A LOT of information out there. Unfortunately, not all of the information is accurate, helpful, or easily accessible. That’s why I was intrigued when I heard about Joe Sinkwitz’s (the CEO of Intellifluence) book on influencer marketing. The Ultimate Guide to Using Influencer Marketing is for the newest and even the most clueless bloggers,

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blog anniversary

July 29th, 2018 marks the two year anniversary of my blog. It’s crazy to think it’s been two years since I nervously hit that publish button for the first time. I’ve really stepped out of my comfort zone since then. This blog has given me the courage to open up in ways I’ve never imagined. You’ve seen my vulnerable side through posts about getting ghosted and finding ways to be happier.

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I LOVE cute socks. When I go to Target, one of the first things I do is hit the sock department.  That’s why I’m excited about recently having the opportunity to try Chrissy’s Knee High Socks.

With over 600 styles, Chrissy’s Knee High Socks has a large collection of cute, colorful, & decorative knee socks for all ages, genders, and occasions. You can even customize your own socks for sporting events,

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Note: I am not a psychiatrist nor do I play one on t.v. so please remember that my advice is just advice and should be followed at your discretion. If your feelings of sadness go beyond just a funk and at all resemble depression, please seek out professional help. 

No one is happy 100% of the time. And really, it’s delusional to expect yourself to be because sometimes life just SUCKS.

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If you’re somehow unfamiliar with ghosting, consider yourself lucky. Ghosting is the act of disappearing on someone you were dating, talking to, or in a relationship with. It occurs when a romantic prospect or partner decides to cut off all communication with the other person. Sometimes, you can see it coming while other times it happens when you least expect it.  Regardless of how or why it happened, there’s no denying that it’s an inconsiderate and cowardly way of ending things.

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The Nick Box is a quarterly subscription service full of all things Nick nostalgia. Whether it be a plush of your favorite 90’s Nick character, apparel that allows you to cosplay them, or coasters in the shape of Rugrats, The Nick Box is full of fun, nostalgic, and sometimes useful items.

The Nick Box first debuted in the summer of 2016 and has created four fun-filled boxes since.

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Hello and welcome back to my thoughts!

Today, I have a new makeup review brought to you by CoverGirl! As a CoverGirl Insider member, I received the opportunity to try CoverGirl’s newest product,

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When some people think of Chippendales, they think of attractive men mindlessly dancing around wearing nothing more than briefs and a collar bow tie. But, the Chippendales experience is sooo much more than that! After attending a Chippendales show in Indianapolis earlier this month, I have newfound respect and admiration for the Chippendales men.  Don’t get me wrong, I love eye candy just as much as the next girl, but the men who make up Chippendales have a hell of a lot more to offer than a pretty face and perfectly sculpted abs.

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We all know an exceptionally nice person. If we’re lucky, we know more than one person. Or maybe, we ARE this person. Of course, most human beings have the ability to be nice. But the nice people I’m referring to are those who are so nice that they constantly have the word floating above their head. When someone asks about their character, the word ‘nice’ is found in their description. The ‘nice’ tag follows them all throughout life whether it be in the workplace,

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Hello and welcome back to my thoughts!

Today, I have a new makeup review to share with you brought to you by Covergirl! As a CoverGirl Insider member, I was given the opportunity to try CoverGirl’s newest product, 

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If someone told you that you could make extra money online, what’s the chances you would believe them? Naturally, you would probably be a bit skeptical and/or fearful that you would fall into a scheme. And while there are many schemes out there that you should be wary of, there are also some easy and safe ways to earn money online. Unlike most schemes, none of these methods I’m about to reveal to you require your credit card number or other super confidential information.

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If you’re the type of person who loves The Walking Dead and/or would celebrate Halloween year-round, Zombie Burger + Drink Lab is your kind of food joint! Although I’ve visited Zombie Burger once before, I recently made another visit that reminded me why I love this restaurant so much!

Other than the food, one of the best things about Zombie Burger +Drink Lab is the ambiance. When you arrive at the restaurant in Des Moines,

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Once, I shamelessly sent a text to a guy that said, “Show me your soul instead of your selfies.”

As expected, he quickly replied with a confused “Lol…what?!”

Although my text might have been worded strangely, or maybe was just plain weird, my underlying message still stands. I wanted to see more of him, but what I wanted to see had nothing to do with his looks.

I wanted to know his biggest secrets,

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*I received Covergirl’s NEW Super Sizer Fibers Mascara & Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner complimentary from Influenster for testing & reviewing purposes. I did not receive compensation for this post and all opinions are 100% my own. *

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As a longtime recipient of Influenster Voxboxes, I am delighted that SuperSizerFibers Voxbox is first (of hopefully many)to be reviewed on my blog! One of my absolute favorite items to receive in the mail is makeup,

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ToSave.com is an online e-commerce company based out of China that offers thousands of items at a discounted price. They have everything from clothing, jewelry, electronics, shoes, handbags, beauty products, and more!

When I was approached by them for a collaboration, I just couldn’t say no. As someone who loves saving money, I was super excited for the opportunity to see what they’re all about. I was given the option to receive $20 worth of items in exchange for my honest review.

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Lang Leav has been a favorite of mine since her first poetry book, Love & Misadventure. Since then, she’s published four books of poetry that revolve around the themes of love, loss, empowerment, & life. Her latest poetry collection is no different. Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav beautifully details the diverse emotions that are felt upon finding and losing love and losing and finding yourself in-between.

Like many modern day poets,

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been self-conscious of my smile. My teeth have never been super straight or pearly white. And as much as I love caramel frappes, my addiction to them have made my smile less than bright.

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful.

Hello and welcome back to my thoughts!

Today, I have a new makeup review brought to you by Influenster! If you aren’t familiar with Influenster, Influenster is a website where you can test and review new and exciting products. 

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It’s been awhile since I’ve got lost in the fictional world of a book. While I’m an avid reader, I usually gravitate towards poetry or nonfiction. However, The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin immediately became a book on my “to-read” list. Though my interest in this book began after seeing the movie trailer, I was instantly intrigued after reading the book’s synopsis.

When a blizzard strands them in Salt Lake City,

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