The Best Tote Bags For Summer

The Best Tote Bags For Summer

Summer is all about being outdoors and enjoying the warm weather. Tote bags are the perfect accessory for any summer activity, whether it’s either a day at the beach or a picnic in the park. They can carry everything from sunscreen and towels to snacks and drinks (even water), making them versatile. Whether you prefer a classic nautical stripe or a bold tropical print, there’s a tote bag out there that will suit your style.

Looking for more Summer Fashion tips? Check out this post!

The Perfect Summer Tote

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The Best Tote Bag For Summer

Introducing the Portovino bag!

Portovino bags are stylish and functional. These bags are durable, with a hidden wine or beverage compartment holding up to 1.5 Liters of liquid. It comes with a removable pouch that can be used to hold the wine bladder or other items. These bags are perfect for picnics, outdoor events, or any occasion you want to enjoy a drink.

Portovino bags are available in various styles and colors, including tote bags, backpacks, and crossbody bags. They are made from high-quality materials and are designed to be durable and long-lasting.

Check out all of the fantastic Portovino bags on Amazon. And, if you’re looking for replacement containers, remember to for later!

Portovino bags are a great addition to any group outing. These bags are designed to hold and dispense your favorite beverage, making them perfect for beach trips, lake days, and vacations. With various sizes and styles available, you can easily find one that fits your needs and personal style. Plus, they are reusable and eco-friendly, which is always a bonus.

How to Build New Habits That Work

How to Build New Habits That Work

Creating better habits is vital in your journey toward designing a better life. Change is tricky, and I know it’s tough to step out of your comfort zone. I wanted to share some tips to help you build better habits and, more importantly, make them stick!

On average, it takes around sixty-six days for a new habit to stick, although it varies from person to person. That’s just over two months, which might seem like a lot, but by day thirty, you’ll already have developed a pattern, making the next thirty days much more straightforward than when you first started.

Want to read more articles about creating new habits? Check out: How To Use Healthy Habits To Achieve Goals, 5 Intentional Habits For A Happier Life, and 8 Daily Habits To Improve Your Self-Worth.

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What new habits should I develop? 

That’s totally up to you! I recommend envisioning your dream life and going from there. Habits are easier to create when you know you are working on them with a sense of purpose.

A few ideas to get started with are sticking to a schedule on a day-by-day basis, creating a budget, exercising, using daily affirmations, and practicing gratitude. Moreover, you can think of a few more personal ones, like quitting smoking, practicing your favorite hobby every week/day/month, or socializing more!

How do you start a habit?

Now that we’ve covered the basics of habit-making, it’s time to dive deeper into the steps to create a habit. Here are some strategies to help you build your new habits in no time!

Start a new habit

Instead of focusing on the negatives, try to list the positives. Ask yourself what habits you’d like to create instead of those you want to eliminate.

Starting with a positive mindset and focusing on that for a while will make things so much easier! I also recommend wording things with a positive tone, so if your goal is to get healthier, try to word your new habit as “I’m choosing healthier meals from now on” instead of “I’m quitting junk food.”

Use emotional rewards 

Who doesn’t love to get rewarded for their efforts? I know I do! When choosing a new habit, try to make it one with an emotional reward attached.

Materialistic rewards are great but usually take a little longer to achieve. That’s why emotional rewards are great – because they come almost immediately. For instance, let’s say your new habit is to stop eating out daily so you can save for your dream vacation. The vacation is a great reward, but knowing you’re saving money is also a tremendous emotional reward! 

Aura Essentials PMS Gummy Review

Aura Essentials PMS Gummy Review

As someone who suffers from PMS symptoms such as erratic and painful periods, and bloating, I have been looking for remedies to help alleviate my symptoms beyond just taking pain medications. And I finally found something that helps me have little to no menstrual cramps, reduce my mood swings, ease bloating while improving mental clarity and focus, and regulate my cycle.

For additional context, I also had several large fibroids surgically removed last year. My surgeon also discovered I had stage II endometriosis during the laparoscopic surgery and removed it entirely. Even though I finally had a reason for my periods being painful and heavy, I was still experiencing cramps and bloating.

Working with Aura Essentials

A few months ago, I connected with the CEO of Aura Essentials and was very interested in a collaboration. During our chat, she explained what her own journey has been like and why she created this company. And I could relate to her story on so many levels that I was ready to try the products and share them with you. I was sent their Daily PMS gummies for free in exchange for an honest review, and I am genuinely impressed. These gummies did not disappoint.

PMS Gummy by Aura Essentials

To be sure that I could take these gummies following my upcoming gallbladder surgery, I met with my primary care provider and asked about the PMS gummies, and she said they were okay to try. Each bottle of gummies is made with natural ingredients and is NON-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and has no fillers. And made with USA-sourced ingredients.

Reduce PMS Symptoms

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Aura Essentials PMS Gummy

Aura Essentials prides itself on its selection of premium ingredients, which sets them apart from other PMS gummies. They also have a holistic approach to wellness that supports your body’s natural processes. They created this gummy to help balance your hormones and help you feel your best. You can trust Aura Essentials to deliver high-quality products that are both effective and safe.

Some ingredients include:

  • Maritime Pine Bark: Improves focus and mental clarity and reduces bloating.
  • Chaste Berry: Helps support women’s health and balance hormones.
  • Dandelion Root: A diuretic that has detoxifying properties.

Did the PMS Gummies work?

You bet they did! The gummies did exactly what they claim they would do for me. I took two gummies per day, and within a few days, I noticed a significant improvement in my symptoms. During my next period, my cramps were definitely less intense. My mood swings weren’t as bad (I even asked my husband), and my bloating had reduced. I also found that my mood was more balanced the week before and during my period.

Also, I felt more energized than during the day in previous months, especially around that time of the month. The PMS Gummies also support productivity and promote healthy skin and collagen production. I could see an improvement within a week or two of trying my first gummy. I will definitely be ordering from them again.

Aura Essentials PMS Gummies From Above

The gummies are round, and they’re the size of a quarter. I would chew one at a time because of the size. Each gummy tastes like Acai Berry. After a few days, the taste and texture got better and now I’m eating two gummies every morning with a full glass of water.

I highly recommend Aura Essentials PMS gummies to anyone suffering from painful periods and other menstrual symptoms. They’re natural, effective, and easy to take. That alone makes them a great solution for anyone looking to alleviate PMS symptoms without relying on medication.

This article does not constitute medical advice. Please see your medical professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. This is a Sponsored Post, and I received products in exchange for a review and exposure to the products.

Easy Tips To Declutter Your Home

Easy Tips To Declutter Your Home

This spring, it’s time to declutter your home like a pro. Decluttering your space is such a powerful process. Tidying up will make your space more manageable and clear your mind while you’re at it!

You might not realize it, but the physical clutter in your home can greatly impact your lifestyle. If you’re thinking of cleaning up your home and maybe even adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place! I’m currently trying to do this at home (especially in my bedroom) because I’ve realized that since 2020, I’ve accumulated so many pairs of sweatshirts and sweatpants. IYKYK.

Here are some tips I’m following, which have helped me get through the process easily!

Easy Tips To Declutter Your Home

How To Declutter Your Home?

Before you even start, you must learn how to go about decluttering. Chances are, organizing everything you own makes you feel overwhelmed, so creating a process is key here. Create a plan that works for you, your energy, and the people who live in your home.

Create two piles

Choose a room to get started with and create two piles. One pile will be a “yes to keep,” and the other will be a not to keep pile. As you go through your stuff, toss each item into these piles. Remember to be ruthless here – if you’re not sure it goes into the yes pile, you probably shouldn’t keep it. Once you’re done, you can donate everything in the “no pile” or host a garage sale!

Make sure you’re in the right mental place.

Decluttering can become a sentimental affair quickly, so be prepared for it and ensure you’re in a good mental place before getting started.  Get prepared to let go of things that are no longer serving you, and yes – that might include things that bring back memories. If the item is no longer being used and doesn’t “spark joy,” toss it into the “no pile” immediately.

Yes or No

Commit yourself fully by only accepting “yes” or “no” as answers: do I keep this? does it fit me? do I use this? No “maybes” allowed here! Remember: If it’s not a yes without hesitation, it’s probably a no.

Keep going

Once you’re done with the first room, keep going! Do it for every room, closet, and storage space in your house. These quick tips can be adapted for every room in your home. It literally has no boundaries.

How can I declutter quickly?

The steps above will help you get rid of clutter in no time. Usually, the first room is the hardest, but once that’s done, the rest becomes easier as I go. I recommend making it a goal to declutter your entire home in one go instead of picking one room every few months.

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Does clutter create negative energy? 

In some cultures, clutter is the representation of trapped energy. Moreover, if you believe in the Law of Attraction, you’re probably aware that every material thing can represent energy.  Items can hold negative energy, so decluttering is key to ensuring your home is a positive space.

Clutter clouds your focus and energy.

Have you ever noticed how getting work done is harder when your desk is messy? Clutter has a way of stealing focus and energy from you. This results in sloppiness, procrastination, and lack of creativity, all things you don’t want in your life, right?

Clutter is a source of stress.

I’m not a neat freak, but clutter increases my stress levels. Messy surroundings have a way of overwhelming your senses (much like multi-tasking or having too many tabs open can overload your brain). Does this happen to you? Notice the signs and start making small changes to your daily routine to avoid it in the future.

Clutter turns into procrastination.

Clutter is the fuel of procrastination. When you have too many things lying around your space, it can mean you’re delaying the decision of where to put things or what to do with them. It might not seem like a big deal, but this thought process can quickly plague other areas.

Once you’ve decluttered your home, you’ll instantly notice a better balance of energy and freedom. It will help you become more present and more positive, and focused.

What happens when I get overwhelmed? 

When you declutter, it can become overwhelming, so many people stop before they’re done. It’s important to remind yourself to keep going even when you’re about to throw in the towel. It’ll all be worth it when you’re done, I promise!

If you start to feel like giving up during the process, here are some tips:

  • Just do it! You’ll be done soon.
  • Don’t overthink it. If it’s not a surefire, “yes,” throw it away.
  • Reward yourself. Set milestones (rooms or sections), and give yourself a little treat when you finish.
  • Come back and re-read this post for inspiration.

The clutter in your house is holding you back from becoming your best self and leading a more peaceful, focused life. Don’t overthink it, and just get started – it’ll be so worth it in the end. Set a date (or, even better, start tonight!) and get with it!

5 Target Finds You Need For Your Office

5 Target Finds You Need For Your Office

I LOVE to go to Target and walk around with my Starbucks in hand. Who doesn’t? I wanted to revamp this older blog post and bring you 5 must-have items you can find at Target for your office.

As an online entrepreneur and blogger, I need a space that helps me work (even though I’m at home) and keeps me motivated. The following items are perfect for your home office but can be featured throughout your home to inspire you daily! 

If you’re looking for other ideas on how to de-clutter your office before you get new furniture, I got you, too! Click this link, and it will give you all the tips and tricks you need.

Your Office Target Items

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Home Office Target Finds:

A comfortable office chair

You may spend a lot of time sitting in your office chair, so investing in a comfortable, ergonomic chair is essential. A really good chair with an ergonomic design (including adjustable height, lumbar support, and armrests) can help reduce back pain and discomfort.

A good quality desk

A sturdy and spacious desk with ample space for your computer, documents, and other accessories is essential for a productive work environment. I especially love the desks that can move to adjust the height so you can sit or stand.

A desk lamp

Proper lighting reduces eye strain and maintains focus. Proper lighting in your office can help you create an optimal lighting environment. A desk lamp that can help you focus on your work and an overhead or free-standing lamp are also beneficial!

An efficient filing system

Invest in a filing system that suits your needs to keep your office organized and clutter-free. Whether it’s a filing cabinet, a portable file box, shelves, or binders, having a designated place for your documents can save time and minimize stress.

A reliable computer monitor

A high-quality computer monitor with a large screen and high resolution can improve your viewing experience and increase productivity. Consider screen size, resolution, and connectivity factors when choosing a monitor.

Target is a great store with so many different items for your office. There’s no limit to what you can find!