All posts tagged: Lifestyle

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Do some MORE

B.A.D. Girl Lifestyle Tip: No one told me adulthood meant I would find myself with less and less time to do the things I actually LOVE. That I would be so consumed by other “things” that reading a good book would be hard to do. I’m challenging you to do more of what you love and less of what you hate starting right now! What are you going to do? xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  Shop

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: Kourtney K’s Home, a Personality Test & Knowing Your Rights

Whatsup BG’s! I hope you all are having a great week! We got another snow storm here in NY so I spent a lot of time indoors and started working on my goal to read more books this year. I decided on the fiction novel  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and I really like it so far! I’m also looking for book recommendations so please feel free to share! Here are this weeks links I am loving! Beautiful: I don’t have a place of my own to decorate yet so for now I enjoy lusting over Pinterest worthy interior design photos  like these from inside Kourtney Kardashians home. I’m Obsessed!  (via Instyle) Authentic: I’m obsessed with understanding who I am and why I do or feel the way I do so when I took this free personality test I was shocked at how freaking accurate it was. My personality type is very rare with only 4.3% of people in the U.S. being INFP so its even crazier that my bf got the same type! (Via 16 Personalities) Determined: …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Don’t Lose Hope

B.A.D. Girl Lifestyle Tip: Accept your disappointments, but don’t allow them to define your future. Don’t stray from your dreams because of a setback. Stay positive and fight for what you want. What’s something you haven’t lost hope on? Happy MLK DAY! xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  Shop

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: Rare photos of Aaliyah, a Fun Quiz & the Truth About Success

Happy Friday loves! I hope you all had a kick ass week! I’ve been in a bit of funk this week, but I finally  got my hands on an actual planner! You know, one that you actually write in? Yeah, I’m old school like that! I am hoping to get organized, focused and motivated now that I can compile my thoughts and write them down. This is the planner I bought on clearance from Vera Bradley. Score! Here are this weeks links I am loving! Beautiful: Aaliyah is still one of my favorite singers and I can’t help but miss her presence in the music industry every time I listen to her songs. In honor of Aaliyah’s 35th birthday on January 16th photographer Eric Johnson shared never before seen photos of her that were taken just one month before she died that you can see HERE. (via Love B. Scott) Authentic: This was a fun quiz to take and I interestingly enough got the city of Portland for being a free spirit who is smart, but …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Disconnect and Connect

B.A.D. Girl Lifestyle Tip: Make the effort to put your phone away when you are out to dinner or spending quality time with friends and loved ones.  It’s a rude habit to always be on your cell phone and it’s actually nice to tuck it away and spend time connecting face to face.  If you have to take a phone call or respond to a text always excuse yourself and keep it brief. Do you disconnect from your phone? xo  Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  Shop

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Set Your Standards for the New Year

I’ve mentioned in previous posts how I no longer set resolutions or goals because they are future focused and don’t allow for you to feel accomplished NOW. This leads to feeling discouraged and straying off from what you set out to accomplish. I set standards that I vow to stick to on a daily basis that will ultimately allow me to be happy, positive and successful everyday not 1, 3 or 6 months from now. My New Standards for 2014: Eat Cleaner. I am eliminating  McDonald’s and Burger King from my diet. Blog Consistently. Publish at least 3 blog posts a week. Save Money. I am going to put away a minimum amount each month. Grow My Business. Do at least one thing aimed at growth everyday. Get Organized. I am buying a planner and creating the day that I want in advance. What standards will you be implementing for the New Year? P.S. Check out the post I wrote on the Goodwill Blog with tips for sticking to your resolutions HERE. xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  SHOP 

My Top 5 B.A.D. Girl Tips of 2013

I really can’t believe another year is on it’s way out the door! It always seems to go by so quickly, but I think we just forget about all the moments and memories we made throughout the year. It’s nice to look back and reflect so I selected my 5 favorite B.A.D. Girl tip posts that I published in 2013. And a big thank you to YOU for reading them! 1. Remember What Happiness Really Is  Happiness is something we all want out of life and probably struggle with all the time. I was touched by the honesty from some of you when I published this post.  Read the full post HERE. 2. Create a Gratitude Jar  I started my jar back in November when I published this post and its getting pretty filled up! Its also a nice way to end each day. Read the full post HERE. 3. Don’t Waste Your Time  Our time is the one thing we can’t get back so pick and choose how you spend it wisely. This goes for …

B.A.D. Girl Link Love: An Amazing Dad, A Hilarious Party Guide & the Twenty-something Dilemma

Hey loves! Can you believe Christmas is next week? Luckily, I am done with my holiday shopping since I am taking it easy this year with the gifting (Entrepreneur Budget yall!).  I normally go overboard and spend so much extra money. It was actually a lot less stressful having a budget to stick to. Anyway, enough of my rambling here are this weeks links I am loving! Beautiful: A widower re-creates the wedding photo shoot he did with his late wife with his 3 year old daughter. The photos are so beautiful and this is going to be so nice for his daughter to look back on when she is older. Get your tissues and check out the rest of the adorable photos. Authentic: Vodka and Cupcakes created a hilarious survival guide for holiday parties. I literally LOL when I read her posts and her tips are spot on! Determined: As a twenty-something female one of my biggest inner battles involves building my career vs starting a family and this article by NY Mag makes …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Give Without Fear

The holidays can be super stressful especially on your pockets, but we have to remember this time of year is about giving and spreading joy.  I read this a few days ago when I was feeling stressed and it instantly put things into perspective for me. I hope that it will help you out if the holidays have you feeling a little cray-cray too. If you are thinking, “I don’t have enough money to give,” bingo! Now, you know why you don’t have enough money. When you think you don’t have enough to give, start giving. As you demonstrate faith in giving the law of attraction must give you more to give. -Excerpt from The Secret How do you give back during the holidays? xo Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  SHOP

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Remember What Happiness Really Is…

It’s easy for us to get caught up in seeking happiness from people, places, and material possessions, but real happiness comes from the journey. Make every day and every moment a happy one. Keep people who support, love and encourage you in your circle. Do something you love everyday. Work towards your dream everyday. Fall in love with YOURSELF more and more each day. Respect the lows and the highs. Enjoy the ride! What are you happy about today? xo Nicole image via Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  Shop