Sunday, April 8, 2018

How To Have a Side Hustle When You Have a Full-Time Job

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As some of you may know, I recently going a network marketing company back in January. We sell all-natural, vegan, cruelty-free hair products for men, women, and children. You are probably wonder how I manage to work my side hustle, while also working a full-time job, going to grad school, and having a blog and youtube channel. Here are my three tips on how to have a side hustle while you have a full-time job!

First, you need to address your sleep schedule. If you're having trouble time finding time during the day to work your side hustle, you need to wake up earlier or stay up later. This could be a simple as waking up 30 mins earlier. This helps you set your intentions for the day. What is your goal for the day?

Second, meal times. Your lunch break at work is essential in order to work your side hustle. You can use that time to work your side hustle. Use it wisely. Whatever you didn't get accomplished during your early morning or late night work time, you can get accomplished during your lunch break.

Third, family and personal time. You need to have put aside time for your family and for yourself! Make it habit to set aside an hour every day to spend time with your family or yourself. Whether that time is at night playing with your kids, if you have them, or doing a workout, you need to have some time to relax and enjoy life.

Do you have a side hustle? How do you manage your time?

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter + Notes From My First Day of Grad School!


Happy Easter to those who celebrate! I thought today I would talk about my first day of grad school. For those of you who don't know, I am attending Clarkson University part-time at their Capital Region Campus in Albany, NY and am pursuing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). I hope to graduate within three years or by the time I am 31 years old. 

My first class was on Wednesday, March 28th. My class was from 6:25pm to 9:50pm ET. There are only two other students in my class, besides myself and Professor. My Professor is fantastic and I think it will be a really interesting class. I am also the only female in the class. It is a hybrid class so we meet in person and have online assignments and discussion. There is an online midterm and final exam, as well as a final project. If there is anything else you want me to share about grad school, let me know!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Home Gym Essentials | Elizabeth Kathrynx



Want to workout in your own home? I'm here to tell you that you don't need a fancy gym membership to lose weight and build muscle! Most gym memberships will run you $20-$50 dollars a month. That all adds up and could be put towards buying your own home gym equipment! These are my home gym essentials!


1) Yoga mat. This is a must have if you are working at home or outdoors. It will provide extra comfort for your bones and joints when you are doing yoga or pilates. 

2) Cardio stepper. These are great for doing cardio exercises and can typically be adjusted to add extra height.


3) I love doing weight training, so having multiple sets of dumbbells is a must have! These help sculpt and tone your arms, legs, back, and shoulders. I have sets of 2, 5, and 10 pound weights. They were all purchased at Target! 

4) Another unique piece of equipment is a resistance band. These are really great for toning arms and back. 


5) Resistance Loops.  These loops might look harmless to you but they are killer when working on your abs and glutes. 

6) Sliders.  These are a versatile piece of equipment that add an extra challenge to moves like mountain climbers and lunges. 

7) Sneakers.  You need a good pair of sneakers to support your body when you're exercising, especially if you have weak ankles, like me. 

Do you workout at home or at a gym? 

What is your favorite piece of equipment?


Let me know in the comments?



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Quintessentials Collection | Warby Parker

Since Spring is only a few weeks away, one of my main accessories is sunglasses! I love accessorizing with them, so when I heard about Warby Parker's newest collection of spring sunglasses, I couldn't resist!




If I could describe this collection of sunglasses by Warby Parker, I would call them classy yet practical.  They compliment an outfit without being too flashy. They pair well with your everyday attire for the workplace or school.  They are the perfect accessory to add to your wardrobe! 

Now, let me introduce to you these new styles!






First, we have Harris. You can't go wrong with acetate. These are my favorite style and would compliment both the casual and business outfit.



Second, we have Hunt. Hunt sunglasses come in two sizes, regular and Large.

The next style is Raider. Raider also comes in two sizes: regular and Large. You can't go wrong with metals. These are a very popular style but I definetly see myself as more of a Hunt or Harris kinda of girl!


And finally, we have Abe, which is another popular metallic style!


How does it work?

Ready to pick our your new sunglasses? You can either visit a Warby Parker store or you have them shipped to your home! Pick five different frames and they will be shipped to your house for free. You get five days to try them out! Once you figure out the style you like, you go ahead and purchase them online and ship back the samples that were sent to you!  I really like this approach because it's hard sometimes to know how something will fit your face just by seeing a picture on a website. 



I hope you enjoyed learning more about the new Quintessentials collection from Warby Parker!

What your favorite style?

*This post is not sponsored by Warby Parker. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

What's in My Bag?



Can we all just admit for a hot minute that we all love seeing what is in other people's bags? Okay, cool. Glad we got that out of the way.

My mother got me a brand new handbag for my 28th birthday and have been dying to share with you guys!  I am so thankful for this birthday gift and will cherish it forever! This is my very first MK handbag! I am currently on the hunt for a new wallet because my current wallet is too big for this smaller bag! I always find these posts and videos fascinating and fun, since I am a handbag lover! You can also learn a lot about a person by what they are carrying around in their handbag!

Enjoy a look at new handbag!



First, to get started, this is the Michael Kors Mercer Medium Bonded-Leather Messenger. 
The bag has a padlock charm adding signature Michael Kors charm and elegance .


The bag has an open top and an interior pocket with zip.
The bag has my favorite, gorgeous silver hardware with adjustable shoulder strap.
It can be worn as a cross-body bag or held with the top handles.



So, what's on the inside?

* Ibuprofen and Excedrin for my headaches
*Kate Spade Card Holder for my ID and cards
*Emergen-C Drink Mix to fight off cold & flu
*Coach wristlet for my cash and coins
*Target pouch for extra rewards cards
*Headphone & chapstick in zip pocket
*Extra Polar Ice Gum
*My car and house keys

So, that’s what’s in my bag! What’s in your bag? I’m dying to know!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

January 2018 Favorites


January has got to be the best month for favorites because you get to play with all your new goodies from Christmas, so I have a have a few new things to share with you!



Let's start with my Clarisonic Mia2! My mom got me this for Christmas and I don't know how I ever went without this! I have been using in everyday to take off my makeup after work! Ym skin is so smooth and it looks so good! 


I have FINALLY found products that work for my thick, curly, frizzy hair! I signed up as a Monat market partner in January and these hair care products have been a life saver! I have noticed a huge improvement in frizz control and tangles since using these products! 


My new Shark Steam Mop was also a Christmas gift for my mom and this is fantastic for cleaning the hardwood floors in our house! Something I have wanted for a few years and very thankful for it!


Everyone in the planner world has this Raskog cart from Ikea and I can see why they do! 
I have been using it to store my stickers and planners! I will be filming a tour soon for my Youtube Channel! 


My sister made me these coasters for a Christmas gift and they are so cool! She actually sells them Etsy, so you should check out her shop and tell her I sent you!




Of course, my final favorite is my newly remodeled bathroom!

So that just about covers my favorites for the month of January! What were your favorites?


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bathroom Tour | Modern Remodel


The bathroom remodel is finally complete! We have faced a small minor bumps in the road, including a leaking toilet and leaking pipe under the sink but overall am super happy with how everything turned out! Please make sure you watch the video, 'like' the video, and subscribe for more videos!

Enjoy!



Saturday, January 13, 2018

You will NEVER guess what I did

So, you will never guess what I did...

I joined another network marketing company!

Here's my story...

I used to be with a health and wellness company. I joined because I was looking to lose weight and get fit, so I figured why not join? Well, I got little to no return selling these programs and shakes. I did ALL this work and as on my phone constantly, messaging random people,  and was not making any money. I even went into debt to stay "active" as a coach. I quit 9 months later.

So..here I am two years late joining another network marketing company, a HAIRCARE company!
I have struggled for YEARS with thick, coarse, frizzy hair and have tried EVERYTHING on the market and nothing works! When I found out they had products, that could address my issues, I was like heck yes! They eve have products that will help with hair loss or thinning.

Why did I decided to join?

  • These hair care products are made from all natural ingredients, no parabens or other yucky chemicals
  • This market isn't over saturated with thousands of other people selling hair care products. This company is the ONLY online online marketing company selling hair care products exclusively. They also have products for men AND kids!
  • I don't have to SPAM you with product pictures!! No more cold messaging, posting product pictures, hosting challenge groups, etc. Non of that, we NEVER mention the company name on social media.
  • My girlfriend said she made over $1,000 thousand dollars in her first month!! These products sell themselves! Unlike a health and well ness program, it's one and done. You don't go back and buy it again? These products are consumable!!
  • This team has more training than I ever had with my previous health and wellness company! They could easily charge hundreds of dollars to access this training, but they don't and you need to "rank up" in order to have access to this exclusive training material!
For all those reasons, I decided to join with little to no hesitation! I knew now was the best time to get in and start working the business, without having to spam people all the time! I signed up as a Market Partner and am working with a team of amazing people!

Maybe you have oily hair? Or frizzy hair? Or thick hair? Or thin hair? Or curly hair? You have tried everything like me and nothing ever solves your problems!

Now that you have read this post, if you're interested in this opportunity, please reach out! You can always email me or send me a message!

Thank you for reading and giving me the chance to share this with you! I look forward to posting  about planning, fitness, home, and beauty soon!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2018 Goals and Resolutions

So, are a blogger, I am obligate to write a post all about my goals and resolutions for 2018. There are a number of things I want to achieve in 2018 that aren't just for my blog and youtube that I would like to share with you today!



My goals for my youtube and blog are:


  • upload two videos a week
  • publish a blog post once a week
  • Trying new things such as doing live videos
My ultimate goals for 2018 are to be able to work with a brand on a sponsored post/video. I would also like to have 2000 subscribers by the end of 2018. I will try and achieve this by uploading consistently and creating unique content for the blog and channel.

My personal goals include:

  • working out 3-times a week for at least 30-60 minutes
  • paying down debt on student loans and car loans
  • self-care
  • travel
These are things everybody wants to achieve in a year but I am SO tired of paying our stupid student loans every month. I am going to consciously try to apply any extra money we have to our student loans and fingers crossed, pay off the remainder on my student loan which has approximately 8,000 dollars left. I will continue going to orangetheory fitness once a week and workout from home the other days of the week. I want to get outside more and go for more walks on my lunch breaks to help break up my day better. I also want to meal prep every week and eat healthier. I want to treat myself to manicures, pedicures, and massages more often as my self-care goal. I LOVE traveling, so I want to try and take 3-5 mini trips this year and one big trip this summer!

I hope you found this helpful in creating your goals for 2018!