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  • It’s hard to be an adult sometimes, but after reading Money: A Love Story by Kate Northrup, I am better able to take charge of my financial situation and plan for the future. I know where my retirement accounts are, I am more familiar with my student loans, and I’m able to face my business finances with gratitude rather than resentment (I mean, who goes into quarterly taxes thinking, “Yay!!!!!”?). It’s not like other boring personal finance books, Kate does a great job of letting the reader know that she hasn’t always been perfect, how her emotions were a big part of her relationship with her finances, and she gets the reader involved through a quiz and some journaling.
  • How to repurpose your old content 
  • I’m hoping to meet up with Josh to expand on his list of the best donuts in Southern California because gourmet donuts are a big deal right now.
  • I think it’s about the right time to be heading out to the parks in Utah. I didn’t get to spend enough time in Bryce Canyon and it is on my mind a lot right now.
  • Ready for a mega-eye-roll? We have a “coffee cart” in our apartment. I know, it sounds totally dumb and boarderline douche-y, but, we have zero counter space (I have to stow the dish drying rack when we aren’t using it) and we needed room for our grinder, Chemex, beans, filters, and…the Vitamix. To make matters worse, I keep losing the bottle opener and figure one of those novelty bottle openers that you mount to a wall (in this case, the coffee cart) would be a good choice. Now, I have to ask you, would a bear bottle opener be a little bit too much? What about this tea infuser? Too much?
  • Elise knows these small business things to be true.
  • Somebody emailed me to ask what affiliate network I use (not for Campfire Chic, but to be an affiliate for others) and my main network is through Share a Sale. It’s pretty easy to use, many of the brands you’re currently linking to are on there, and it’s nice to have everything organized and in one spot. If you’re thinking of expanding your income streams to include affiliate sales, this is a good option.
  • Track your progress with a “done” list rather than a to-get-done list.
  • Once upon a time, I considered dropping some big $$$ to attend this social media conference…but if this is what happens at them, I’ll pass.
  • I refuse to drive to Las Vegas…it’s a popular “quick weekend” escape for Southern Californians since it’s only about 4 or 5 hours away…it’s probably the worst drive of my life and it’s never fun getting stuck in Vegas traffic on Sunday afternoon. I’d much rather fly…it’s so much faster! BUT, Josh wrote this great post of cool things to see/do on the drive to/from Las Vegas that may make the drive tolerable…
  • In Orange County this summer? Here are 17 interpretive centers to share with your kids.

 

The Finishing Manifesto - Campfire Chic

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Essential Reading Posts from Campfire Chic - Articles, Blog Posts, and Videos from Around the Web

 

No matter how many links I add to my Buffer account, I have so many more to share. What can I say? The Internet is full of wonderful things! You know what else is wonderful? Being able to stream old seasons of shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime. I’m being serious: I love that I’m able to start the shows I’ve heard so much about! I can re-watch Firefly whenever I want, and I can give Once Upon a Time a third chance. Yeah…third time’s the charm, it seems!

But I digress. This is all about sharing, and I love sharing these links with you.

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Essential Reading Posts from Campfire Chic - Articles, Blog Posts, and Videos from Around the Web

My One Little Word for the year is really getting to me…I’m not sure if it’s holding me back (No, I shouldn’t explore that idea until I finish this other thing) or if it’s helping to keep me from half-assing too many things when I should be whole-assing a handful of things. Working the #CubicleLife has me thinking of this year in quarters and now that I’m looking at the end of the first quarter I think I need to start evaluating what I’m doing this coming quarter and what needs to change. Do you ever sit down and do a mini-audit of what is going on in your life?

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The winner of the RedBubble Birthday Giveaway is: Diana Le Counte. Diana wrote if 3/10 was her birthday, she would go to Fashion Island and Disneyland to celebrate. Diana, please contact me to claim your prize!

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I am stepping up the mailing-list-game this year. I set up an exclusive resources page for subscribers that will continue to grow and expand. I’m pretty excited about what is in store and would like to invite you along for the ride. The next email will go out in about a week, but if you want a preview of what you can expect from me, check out versions of last year’s emails in the brave archives. This year’s focus is on finishing.

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Essential Reading Posts from Campfire Chic - Articles, Blog Posts, and Videos from Around the Web

 

I’m winding down some things around here – February is a nice month to use for a month-long challenge because there are fewer days in the month. It gets me moving faster, hitting the pavement harder, and essentially living the “good things come to those who hustle” life. I’m already reflecting (pre-reflecting, if you will) on an awesome month and really hoping that this year slows down a bit. I’m tired of being an adult and I’d rather go on a backpacking trip than think about my retirement contributions right now. Seriously.

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