4 Ways To Earn Extra Money Before The Holidays

It’s that time of year again. You know, right before the holidays when you can never seem to find a spare $5 but have to come up with $100 for x, y, z. I thought this was a perfect time to put together a list of 4 simple ways you can earn some extra cash before the holidays kick in!

Four Life Changing Tips From Year of Yes

This reminder, say yes to the things that scare you, was what I needed to stop living a complacent life. This is the entire theme of Shonda’s book. Each yes that she said led to bigger and better outcomes for her career and personal life. Say yes to the things that scare you. You’ll be a better person for it. 

What is Sustainable Fashion

First, I want to point out that this definition describes more sustainable fashion because, as a whole, the fashion industry relies on fast consumption. Which makes the entire industry not exactly sustainably friendly.

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Clothing Carbon Footprint

I was very unhappy with my wardrobe. That is when I cleared out everything my closet, Marie Kondo style, and sold/donated anything that didn’t bring me joy. And then I was left with almost nothing. I’m not even exaggerating. Around this same time I watched The True Cost documentary on Netflix and my life was forever changed. This documentary sparked a passion in me that I hadn’t felt in a long time. I knew immediately that I wanted to be a more conscious consumer.

Welcome to Culley Avenue

After a lot of thought and consideration and many discussions with the people I surround myself with, I’ve made a decision… I want to do what I originally set out to do with this blog. I want to create a space for people who know that there is more to this life that they haven’t acheived yet. Because that is how I feel right now. It’s how I’ve felt for a long time. And there’s no more time to waste. Each day that goes by is one less day that we have.

Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

I have tried teeth whitening throughout the years, like most of us have. I did the strips and whitening toothpastes. Honestly, I never really had great results. I need instant gratification if I’m going to stick to something, like teeth whitening. Another option that I’ve considered is professional teeth whitening but I just wasn’t in the place financially to pay so much for something cosmetic. So when Smile Brilliant reached out to me to try their at home teeth whitening kit, I took it as a sign and immediately jumped on board!

My Current Obsessions

It has been way too long since I have posted anything on the blog. At the beginning of the new year I promised myself that I would keep a regular blog schedule, but then life happened. It has already been a crazy year and it is flying by. I cannot believe that it is the middle of March, but I think that I say that almost monthly. It just goes to show that you can’t put off the things that you want to pursue. For me, that is this blog.

So, I decided to get back into the groove with everything that I have been loving this week. Let’s do this!

Valentine’s Day Getaways

So instead of letting February be just another month on our way to warmer weather and fun events, let’s make it a month to celebrate. Last year I decided that I wanted to make more of a deal about holidays. Afterall, why do we have them if we aren’t going to enjoy them?

How To Take Control Of Your Finances

You’re worth it. You’re worth all of the money that you want to have. You’re worth double the money that you want to have. Change the way you talk to yourself. Instead of saying “I wish” say “I have”. I have money. I can afford that.

Denim on Denim

Over the years my style has altered based upon on my location and where I’m at in that point of my life. As I get older my number one priority when getting dressed is to be comfortable. I need to love the way my outfit looks and it needs to fit properly. Fit is the one of the reasons that I splurge a little on my wardrobe. My body is curvy (I have thicker thighs but my waist is smaller) and it is hard to find jeans that are comfortable and look nice.

My Favorite Things... This Week

So what can you look forward to during this weekly blog post? Anything & everything from books to clothes to food to whatever it is that has piqued my interest this week. Mostly, I want to share with you anything that has made my life better, easier or has entertained me over the past 7 days.

How to Budget on a Fluctuating Income

The problem that I always get myself into when budgeting is that I want to pretend that I make $30k each month so that all of it can go straight to my debt and I can be debt free in 9 months or less. That’s not the reality of my situation. Being brutally honest with yourself is the first step to creating a successful budget. Cheating on your budget is like cheating on your diet, at the end of the day the scale is going to know you snuck in that bag of skittles.