Blogtober Wrap Up | 31 Days of Blogging

Thirty-one days of blogging as come to a wrap. Not only did I realize how much I love blogging again, but everything I have learned and grown from since I first started Kayla’s Diary. From…

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Boss Babe Books Every Girl Needs to Read

Waking up and taking a minute to read a book that kicks your butt into gear, or taking an hour before bed for a moment of gratitude is the best feeling, to me personally. Since…

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Networking for Introverts | My 5 Go-To Tips

A couple months ago after first moving to Austin, a friend reached out and told me about an exciting woman’s networking event happening in downtown Austin. I jumped at the chance to buy my ticket,…

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How to Invest in Yourself | Self-Care 101

Have you ever been so busy you honestly don’t think you even have time to go to the bathroom? Or maybe grab water in the kitchen? Or I don’t know, breath? Same. In a world…

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How to Design Your Bedroom on a Budget — My Most Recent Additions

Decorating a new house, apartment, or room is probably one of the best things to geek out on. I absolutely love being able to configure my room to match my neutral aesthetic and make it…

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What I Learned From Having a Hurt Foot For 9 Weeks

I always say, you really don’t know what you have until you don’t have it anymore. It sounds so cheesy, but it is so true. After my first week being here in Austin, I hurt…

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Are Meal Prep Services Worth It?

Since moving to Austin, everyone is too busy to fully cook themselves lunch or dinner during the weeknights — opting for services that aren’t as expensive as going out every meal of the day. There…

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63 Blog Post Ideas To Boost Organic Traffic

Starring at a blank white slate with not a thought in your mind other than why nothing is coming to mind is daunting. Yet once getting in the groove of things, everything flows so seamlessly…

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What It Means to Live Like a Minimalist

Have you ever rummaged through your clothest pilling up 15 sweaters saying “no,” “no,” and “no” every time you put a new one on? Well, this rarely ever happens with minimalists. Imagine looking at your…

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How To Start Your Own Blog in 8 Steps

As a junior in college, I found myself getting bored over my Christmas break of 2017. I was always stuck in the YouTube or blogger blackhole keeping up on all the latest trends. While myself…

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Goal Setting 101 | Achieve Your Dreams in 3 Easy Steps

I love goal setting — creating new objectives to hit every day, week, or month keeps me sane. I am one of those crazy planners that wakes up every morning with a to-do list I…

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Monthly Amazon Order Roundup

My secret is now out; Amazon is the new go-to place for all things fashion and beauty to home and all your random necessity needs. I have packages coming just about every day relieving my…

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34 Best Online Shopping Stores for Women on a Budget

Getting a new package delivered to your doorstep is just as good as Christmas morning. The hardest part is the timeframe from the point you click “order” to when the delivery driver places it at…

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5 Tips For Getting Your First Big Kid Job

Graduating college was easily one of the most exciting and happy moments of my life. Ever since I was a five-year-old, I had been waiting for the second I could throw my graduation cap in…

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16 Designer Handbag Dupes

In high school and the early stages of my college experience, I would buy new designer handbags every week. I absolutely loved handbags more than shoes — like a normal girl did back then. I…

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Seattle Travel Diaries

Growing up, I knew Montana wasn’t for me — when I was a toddler I would tell my Dad I was going to grow up and move to California. California was my only prospect considering…

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19 Best Podcasts of 2019

My fascination with podcasts started about two or three years ago. I didn’t honestly understand what they were or how they could benefit me in the hour or under time frame they would wrap up…

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How to Make a Monthly Budget in 6 Easy Steps

Growing up I always wanted more rather than less; of course — that seems to be how it always goes. We all want the next new thing, whether that be something small like a new…

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My Best Kept Secret — Amazon Fashion

Whenever someone comments on my outfit, I always respond as fast as I can with where I got the item and how much it cost like it’s an obligation. Do you guys ever do that…

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Deep Work: How to Get There, and What Tools to Use

Have you ever been working, or writing a school paper in your flow so well you zone out? Time flies by, you are kicking butt, and before you know it you have finished everything you…

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How I Edit My Instagram Pictures | Apps & Presets

Instagram; what a complex, but amazing platform. A couple years ago, fashion bloggers started turning their Instagram feeds into a beautiful piece of art. Apps like VSCO, Lightroom, UNUM, Facetune, and so many more started…

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Day in the Life – Living a Regular Vanilla 8-5 in Austin, TX

There is something about living a regular ol’ vanilla lifestyle that I absolutely love. Ever since I was in high school, having an 8-5 always seemed like something I dreamt about – reading Day in…

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Best of Austin: Coffee Edition

I packed up my bags on July 30th and made the drive to Austin, TX to start my new life. I knew I was going to take about a month off of work to get…

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Weekly Grocery Haul – What I Get & What I Make

As much as I love having a full fridge – I hate going to the grocery store. Once I find a grocery store I love, I study it like the back of my hand, making…

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My Productive Morning Routine

For starters – I am a HUGE morning person, making a productive morning routine one of my favorite things to geek out on. I actually sit in bed every night tossing and turning at the…

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I Gained 20 lbs Before I Found Out I Had SIBO

Flashback to about a year ago, I started at my first internship kickstarting the summer of my senior year as a college student. I got a one bed one bath apartment right outside of Portland,…

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Fresh Out of College? Read This.

“I just can’t wait until I graduate and get the heck outta here!” was my life motto for the last five years. Yah, not always having homework in the evenings, cramming for exams minutes before…

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Dewy Everyday Skincare Routine

Aside from drinking enough water, eating multitudes of greens and antioxidants, and religiously taking collagen, a proper skincare routine is mandatory for having that dewy skin I always want. Especially when I was living in…

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3 Tips For Keeping A Work-Life Balance

Starting at my first job I told myself to stay strong about having a work-life balance. I wouldn’t link my work email or Slack account to my personal phone. If a task needed to be…

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11 Confidence Boosting Outfits | Fall Lookbook 2019

October – when all the basic pumpkin spice obsessed girls come out – A.k.a, me. Even though Texas hasn’t changed color, or got below 90 degrees if we are being honest, I still got the autumn…

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Blogtober – 30 Days of Blogging

When the leaves fall, jack-o-lanterns make an appearance, and Halloween Town streams on TV – these are the signs of Fall, my favorite season of all time. I hate to say it, but I am…

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Winter Obsessions | What You Need to Survive The Cold Months

Living in Montana has its ups and its downs. The perfectly white winter is amazing for us that like scenery (a.k.a. cute Instagram photos), but when reality sets in winters get a lil bittttt harshhhhh.…

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Goal Setting, New Year’s Resolutions & Life Update

Whooooofffta it has been a crazy couple months… To start off, this last semester of school consumed most of my time, leaving little to none for everything that I enjoy doing like, I don’t know,…

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What’s in My Bag | Everyday Essentials

  For some odd reason, I love watching or ready about what other people have in their bag. Maybe I find that I may be missing out on some crazy thing that could change my…

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Book Club | Best Reads This Month

SHIRT (alternative) | BRALETTE | JEANS | WATCH  | GLASSES | BRACELETS   This last month I have really been getting into reading again. The main reason I haven’t ever really been into it is the small…

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Portland Destinations | Coffee, Food, Drinks, Shopping & More | Visit Portland

As expected from a Montana girl, it really doesn’t take much to impress me. In all honesty, I was just happy to visit my first Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s considering that’s all that people…

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Trend Setter | Fall Fashion on a Budget

  I know a little bit ago I released a post on Fall Transitional Pieces, but now that it is actually September it is time to get the ball rolling. Once again, if you read…

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Beauty Favorites | Must Have Beauty Items

  I’m one of those people that doesn’t switch up their routine very often, let alone reach for “new” items while completing my makeup and hair routine. After using these products for year(s) now I…

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Podcast 101 | My Favorite Podcasts

  After getting my first 8-5 job that involves repetitive work, I found myself bored as my mind wandered aimlessly. I had always heard about podcast but never really had enough time to listen to them…

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Drinking a Gallon a Day Keeps the Docs Away | Benefits from Drinking a Gallon of Water A Day

SHIRT | CARDIGAN | JEWELRY | LOCATION  Since I moved to Portland, I have wanted to implement healthier habits, one being drinking a gallon of water a day. I know what most of you are…

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How to Achieve Your Goals in 4 Easy Steps

  Lately, I have been tuning into business and marketing podcast as I am trying to grow my community on this blog, as a business, and set myself up for a future after graduation. This…

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Motivational Tips & Tricks for Wanna-Be’s

SHIRT (closest one I could find in stock) | NECKLACE | LASHES My second semester as a business student in marketing and finance, I was living in a house with three other college students and Bean,…

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Amazon Favorite Finds We All Need

  Amazon is the powerhouse of all things inexpensive and in the touch of your hands in a matter of a day or two, maybe even a couple hours in some areas. Right after I…

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Perfect Fall Transition Pieces For Everybody | Wishlist Items

Ughhhhh, you guys! My favorite season is coming around the corner. Despite the ugly reminder that fall courses start in a month, FALLL is coming! I am that “white girl,” that breaks out the pumpkin spice…

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Dress to Impress | Be A Goal Getter

Shoes | Jeans | Lace Tank | Blazer | Clutch | Watch | Wrap Bracelet | Bangles When I dress like a girl boss, I act like a girl boss. Dressing to impress gives everybody…

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Mornings Routine | What’s Mine & Why You Should Have One Too

Watch | Gold Bangle | Black & Silver Bracelets | Shirt | Cardigan | Earrings After reading my book before I lay my head down to rest at night, the only thing on my mind…

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Choosing Skyscrapers Over Mountains

When I was younger I would always tell my Dad that I was going to get up and leave to go to a big city, which was what I thought to be somewhere in California…

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5 Myths About Interns Everybody Should Forget

After deciding I wanted to drop my finance degree out of my double major, I found myself on the phone with others that are in the marketing industry trying to get a play-by-play on how…

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