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Best Mannequin Challenge So Far!

With so many challenges sweeping the internet, a young group of blacks and latinos brought attention to a serious problem in The United States, Police brutality. In light of the new President-elect, I think it’s time to set a new tone in America. They are making us face our issues head on. Check out the mannequin challenge!

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DIY Nook Vanity Makeover-Budget Friendly

So I wanted to give my little nook in my bedroom an update. I said that I was going to use it as a changing/makeup station, so I looked around the house for my budget luxurious items. I had an old vanity that I got for free from my neighbor, and a mirror in the living room that only I used, a stool, and a girly Marilyn Monroe photo. I am taking that down, however it serves its purpose for this post. What I didn’t have was something to cover the worn top on the vanity, then I thought hmmm, contact paper! I go to the local family dollar and purchase a roll of contact paper, 2 vases, and a curtain. I was at Walmart for a completely different reason and ended up purchasing what I came for as well as a small, transparent make up organizer. I went to my moms and she gifted me a lamp and another piece I can hang jewelry from. All together my project was less than $20 bucks!

With a little will, there is always a way! Check out the gallery below…

Things You Will Need:

  • old desk or table, either doesn’t matter you’re personalizing it anyway!
  • mirror, I bought mine years ago for about $1-5 at a dollar store so mine was recycled but they go for pretty cheap.
  • Lamp, my mom gifted this so it was free, but some stores like Family Dollar have them for about $5-$10 dollars.
  • Curtain, I bought mine for $5 at the Family Dollar store.
  • Picture, was purchased from Walmart about 6 years ago for about $10 so it was on hand and free.
  • Vases, for hair utensils from Family Dollar store and were literally a dollar

Throw this all together and rejuvenate your space. I promise you when you walk in after a long day it will be worth it!

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5 Ways to Make Your Credit Jump for Joy

We all know credit is a major asset to have in life! It is synonomous with giving someone your “word is bond” when borrowing something promising to pay back. Now don’t get me wrong, typically many people do well with their credit, however there are far more that do not. This is for the people that have moderate to bad credit. I’m a Dream Catcher so I take my personal finances seriously. I am also cheap lol, but that’s another story. I follow the financial advice of Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, she can be found on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/budgetnista/?fref=ts. I surmised five important points for me and I hope they can help you.

 

  • Get a secured card, if your credit is need of an adjustment. This will help build or establish credit.
  • Make sure your utilization is below 30%. This shows you are a responsible user and you will not abuse the credit.
  •  Find a bill that you pay faithfully every month, and pay it on or before time with the credit card. Then pay the credit card to zero with the money you had for the bill in cash.
  • Plan a budget. Typically you add up all your monthly expenses and subtract that from your monthly income.
  • SAVE! It is very important to save because this is the mindset that builds wealth.

There are many other things you can do to fix your credit and make it a priority. These five tips are just a reference point, but I guarantee it will make a difference in at least 30-45 days.

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UGH! Don’t Be That Guy!!

UGH! Don’t be that guy! You know the guy that doesn’t understand the word “no!”, and the level of actual thirst is ridiculously high! Now when I say “thirsty” I don’t mean he opened the door for me and offered to buy me a drink, I mean thirsty thirsty… if that’s a thing. Now I know I don’t get out much, but I know a creep when I see one. Imagine being out, enjoying life with friends, and having a really great time. That’s not hard to imagine. Now add a dude with a weird look about him and an over aggressive way with women trying to dance with you. Trust me, I’ve been there and it’s no fun!

So I’ve compiled a small list for guys that can possibly help you get to know women better when you’re trying to get to know them.

  • Ask her if she’d like to dance. Believe it or not she will appreciate that question later on if you’re a gentleman.
  • If she says “No!” , move on. Do Not call her the b-word because she is not obligated to like you back.
  • NEVER make the room uncomfortable. Let’s be honest it gets weird after a no, but it’s not the end of the world.

Have you ever had a weird encounter with the creepy guy in the club or the library? Tell me about it…