Anyone else excited about the NEW Universal Thread Clothing line that made it’s way to Target this week? This girl is!🙋  Mainly because this line was totally inspired by some of my favorite Madewell items, but at a more affordable price. I was super excited to try on the items and did an Instagram Stories Try-On for you all, but wanted to link the items here for quick shopping purposes + do a mini Universal Thread Review. I did not try everything on in their line, but picked out a few items I was interested in. Not all stores carry the entire Universal Thread line, so be sure to look online too! For Reference: I am 4’10”. I wear a Small in Tops and 25/26 in Bottoms. I do like to size up for an oversized look. Top (left) // Top (right) // Jeans Women’s Striped Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt I semi-regret not getting this one. I was hesitant because it was a little tight and I should have sized up to a medium, because I think I would have loved it. The small was just a little too snug and the material was more sheer, so I definitely would wear a bralette or tank underneath. I may go back to grab a medium, because it’s really cute! Women’s Ruffle Sleeve T-Shirt I really wanted to…

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I was asked the other day, what are three qualities or three key factors that attribute to success in life. This is coming from a candidate for Attorney General here in Nevada. Pressure was on! I believe there is a recipe for success and every successful person has these three qualities. Quality I: Grit As noted in my recent post, True Grit is one of the most fundamental qualities to success because it is the driving force of life. I define grit as the unwavering ability to keep persevering to reach your goals no matter the obstacles put in your path. It is the feeling inside that pushes you out of bed in the morning, makes you go to the gym, and makes you work late. Grit can’t be taught, it is built into the personality of successful people. I would argue, passion breeds grit simply because if you’re passionate enough about something you will find a way to build that business or become the best version of yourself. Quality II: Goals Goals, goals, and more goals is the secret to staying on the path. I use the acronym S.M.A.R.T.  when I am setting a new goal: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time Frame. Specificity is important when you are creating a goal because vagueness breeds laziness. I know this from experience. The more vague I make a goal, the more…

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If you remember in my last post, Valentine’s Day is all about the food for us! Whether we go out or eat in – which is about 50/50 each week depending on how we are feeling. This year we decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day early and teamed up with Whole Foods to bring you the perfect Valentine’s Dinner you can make at home for under $60! Now, you know we shop at Whole Foods pretty often (usually 2-3x a month) in addition to some of other favorites (Trader Joe’s, Target, Costco), but we almost ALWAYS get our meat at Whole Foods. It’s just the TOP of the line and still affordable. Shopping List 2ct Filet Mignon 1/2 lb Shrimp Handful of Asparagus 2ct Yukon Potatoes Gorgonzola Cheese 4 Garlic Cloves Tablespoon of Chopped Onions* Butter* 1ct Lemon Seasonings – salt, pepper, garlic powder* Red Wine Reduction Ferrari Carano Wine* or any red wine on hand Balsamic Glaze* Honey* Mini Cheesecake Strawberries *Items we already had on hand and not included in the the cost. Quantity/Weight may also vary your cost. We chose LARGE filets. Our total cost was just under $60. We also snagged a dozen roses for $20.99 (Huge sale for 2 Dozen starting 2/7 for $24.99). How to Make the Perfect Valentine’s Dinner At Home Note – Most of our prep is “to…

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We do things a little differently around here for Valentine’s Day. Huge gifts aren’t our thing, so we opt for a nice dinner (either out or at home) and often just get something small for one another. If you’ve procrastinated on getting a little somethin’ somethin’ for your love then look no further – we’ve got a Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him & Her. Pssst…. these are items we already love or they are in our shopping carts! We only share items that we LOVE or that we think our readers will LOVE. xo Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Under $100 Him – // Kit loves these Nike’s. He is obsessed with them and wears them almost every day. He says they are super comfy! They also just came out with the new version of them as well. // LOVE these watches. They are great for golfers or those that don’t care for the bulky look. Kit has a bunch of them. This one is on his wish list and it’s on sale right now for over 50% off! // Tried and true cologne! This is my favorite and I love when Kit wears it! He’s been wearing this for years! Her – // My favorite perfume! I’ve been wearing this for about 3 years and I love it. I have allergies to a lot of…

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Why do people follow others? Why is leadership important in everyday life? What makes a great leader and what makes a terrible leader? Also, why do people follow corrupt or toxic leaders? These questions seem to come up more often than not because of the current political climate. We see groups of people with real hatred toward politicians today, yet some keep getting elected. Social Scientists speculate that the real problem is the “Romance of Leadership” (Jim Meindl, Social Scientist and Psychologist). We put our leaders on a pedestal because we believe they are special in some way. We will willingly tolerate bad behavior because socially we believe that our leaders have our best interest at heart. I don’t believe that for a second. The Best Type of Leader A good leader is constantly learning from his or her followers because they understand they don’t know everything. A good leader encourages constant questioning and understands, often times, things cannot be done by a single person. The best leaders I have talked with all say this, “I surround myself with people that are motivated and have opinions.” The era of being a micromanager in your business is over. I see all the time when business owners run their operations like a dictatorship, it is impossible to hire talented people. Talented people will find better jobs if…

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