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22 Inspiring Black Female Creatives You Need To Know About

February 18, 2019

So much of my inspiration is found through other women creatives. As a writer, storyteller, and creator myself- I often look to entrepreneurial and brilliant women for motivation. My platform of choice for eye candy? Instagram, of course! In honor of February being Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to some ladies that embody the #BlackGirlMagic hashtag. I am inspired daily by these women and all of their work. You can follow the photo…

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How To Save Time And Be More Efficient When Refreshing Your Home For The New Year

February 13, 2019

This post was sponsored by all®. All opinions are mine. Are you stuck wondering how to save time and be more efficient? Is it “Spring Cleaning” time? I have a few tips that a guaranteed to make your life easier when refreshing your home for the new year. Purge FIRST. Don’t clean things you don’t have to! Go through first and purge. I wrote a great post on how to purge your home here. Once you’ve really pared down your…

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Why I Prioritize Quality And 5 Products I Don’t Skimp On

February 12, 2019
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There are lots of ways I stay in budget and find bargains. I want to be clear that I am a cost conscious person and there are plenty of things I absolutely do not buy unless they are on sale or the most inexpensive brand. However, I rounded up a list of the top five products I believe should be the BEST.…

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How To Help Your Child With Math (Even If You Are No Good At It)

January 29, 2019

I think I may have heard angels sing when I found out about Revolution Math, but let me back up a bit. Please know that I am someone who has been terrified in anticipation of the day when I would have to help my kids with their math homework. Not only was I the worst math student ever, but kids aren't exactly being taught in a similar way to how we were. Before I knew it, I had a third…

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How To Multitask Like A Mother

January 28, 2019

I have to say that the biggest learning curve in motherhood has been figuring out how to balance. I know, I know. Balance is a fictitious word that a woman certainly didn't create. Nevertheless, three kids + a husband + entrepreneurship requires at least my attempt at balance.…

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Finding A Preschool And How Georgia Makes It Easy For Parents To Find Childcare

January 14, 2019

Something big is happening, y'all. It's almost time to sign Charlie up for next year's preschool. Like, REAL preschool. This is really hard for me to wrap my mind around for some reason. Grayson was in full-time daycare from the time he was a small infant and I had to go back to work. When it came time to enroll him in Georgia Pre-K, I had no worries (as daycare was our norm). This time, I feel nervous for some…

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Add These Things To Your Spring Cleaning List

January 12, 2019

Welcome to one of my favorite times of the year: January. I have always loved the feeling I get in January, after the Christmas decorations are put away and we get to start with a blank slate. This is the time of year that I purge, organize, and most importantly- CLEAN. Not only do I clean, but I "Spring Clean". To me, that just means doing all the things I do less frequently. Admittedly, cleaning isn't my favorite- but a…

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2018 Blog Report + Reader Survey

December 31, 2018

I can't believe we are here again, already! Another year has come and gone and Typical Katie is still going strong. It's hard to imagine people caring what I have to say, but I am more grateful than you'll ever know! We are closing out with a bang this year, and I thought I would catch you up.…

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4 Holiday Traditions We Celebrate In Our Family

December 23, 2018

Christmas Lights Looking Every year, we have a long night of driving around looking at Christmas lights. Before we go, though, we have a routine. First, we make a pot of chili for dinner. Then, everyone gets in their PJs. Next, we make homemade hot chocolate and put it in everyone’s “to-go” cups. After that, we set out on our pre-planned route of local neighborhoods with the best lights. Cinnamon Rolls on Christmas Morning Every year, no matter what the…

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Six Ways My Husband’s Job Loss Was A Blessing In Disguise

December 21, 2018
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The week before Thanksgiving, Tyler unexpectedly lost his job. We were shocked, hurt, and afraid to say the least. Tyler had been a faithful and valuable member of his company for the last almost four years. As someone who tends to have scarcity mentality, I felt like I was all of a sudden living my biggest fear. Not only that, but we were approaching the holidays. …

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Three Easy Time Saving Hacks For The Lazy Mom

December 20, 2018

This post was sponsored by Happi Foodi. All opinions are mine. 1 | Frozen dinners forever. I don’t know why I spent so long trying to force myself to prep fully-from-scratch fresh dinners for the whole family every night. Why was I so worried about that? I have no idea, but I have definitely saved time by making delicious meals in the *gasp* microwave with Happi Foodi. Their chef-curated frozen meals are packed with nutritious ingredients that everyone will love.…

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Holiday Home Tour 2018

December 13, 2018

I couldn't be more excited to share this post. As you know, decorating and home staging are my absolute favorite hobbies. It's been two years since I did a holiday home tour, so I am that much more excited to show you around. Keep in mind, we are renting- so please don't judge the paint colors and other things out of my control. (Ha.) …

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Four Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making Plans This Holiday Season

December 10, 2018

Welcome to the happiest/most stressful time of the year! While we are feeling all warm and cozy and sparkly, we might also be running ourselves ragged. Call me crazy, but I have a hunch that some of us are prone to overbooking ourselves this time of year, and making "bucket lists" that are just a little bit too extra. I'm encouraging all of us, myself included, to be a little more cognizant of what we are doing and why. …

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