Travel Guide: A Local's Guide to the Wisconsin Dells


*This post is sponsored by the Wisconsin Dells Convention and Visitor's Bureau and The Palace Theatre. All photos and opinions are my own. 


When you think of the Wisconsin Dells, you probably envision happy families with small kids hanging out at waterparks and shopping downtown. This "family" side of the Dells is often talked about, but did you know the city has tons of fun things for adults too? I've lived a just a short drive away from the Dells my entire life. I've worked in the city for over 6 years, and I love exploring it in my free time. The Dells has a lot to offer that many people overlook - like the fact that it isn't just for families with little kids! The Wisconsin Dells would even be a great place to try your hand at a solo trip if that's your thing. As a 23 year old unmarried woman with no kids, I set out to find the best things for adults to do on a visit to the Dells. So grab your friend, significant other, or even your furry friend (the Dells is very dog-friendly) and hit the road towards the Wisconsin Dells; you will not be disappointed!

9 Money Mistakes You're Probably Making


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I'm so excited to be introducing more finance posts into my blogging schedule. You probably know that I love everything finance - I also have a fresh new degree in finance, and I'm headed to grad school in the fall to get my MBA in finance. My end goal is to become a financial planner. I have learned so many things about personal finance from college, my own personal experiences, and the books and research I've done. I'm not an expert though, and I'll tell you now that I can't be held legally responsible for the advice in this post. BUT, these tips have changed my financial situation in the best way possible.  Personal finance is pretty complicated, and there are a lot of moving parts involved. I've recently realized that so many people my age know nothing about retirement, taxes, or investing. That used to be me, too! The good news is, if you're reading this post, you're likely ready to make some changes to get on top of your finances. Here are the 9 money mistakes I see a lot of young people make, and some advice on how to fix them:

Travel Guide: 24 Hours in Chicago


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Back at it again with another Travel Guide! I'm so excited to write this post because Chicago is one of my favorite cities. Since it's only a 3.5 hour drive from my house, I visit a few times a year. Lately, I've been finding myself heading to the city for just one day. There's so much to do that it can be really overwhelming, but I've compiled a list of my favorite "must-do's" when you only have 24 hours in the city!

Life Hacks for an Always-Put-Together Home with Snuggle


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One of the biggest revelations I had, when I moved to college, was that there was nobody there to clean up after me (shocking, I know). I quickly realized that growing up, my mom did so much behind the scenes that I never even realized. From keeping our laundry done to just overall keeping our house looking put-together and clean. After I moved out of my parent's house, I had some interesting living situations. I lived in a college dorm for one year, and man, that was a learning experience. During the rest of college, I lived in two different crappy, overpriced college apartments. I’ve lived in my current house for 3 years now, and that combined with my college living experiences (and a few awesome products) taught me some important tips and tricks for keeping your home looking put-together all the time.

Travel Guide: Top 25 Things to Do in Austin

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This travel guide is especially close to my heart. Last summer I lived in Austin, and those were some of the best days of my life. Usually for travel guides, I am only able to explore a city for about a week while I am there on vacation. I am so so so grateful that I was able to take in everything Austin had to offer for four whole months. There are so many cool activities to fill your days with, and a lot of them are free or cheap! Of course I also love food, so I was ecstatic to spend my summer in a place with sooooo many food options. Let's start off with some of my favorite things to do in Austin, the city that has over 300 days of sunshine every year: