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About Rebecca

I write Jordana Paige's blog and help her with marketing and social media. I also tempt her with baked goods at least once a week.
Inspiration Spotlight: Joanna of Grace in Style

It’s a hot Chicago afternoon, and Joanna Hui sips a strawberry-lemon infused water, hoping the chill of the glass will cool her off. “I love a good BBQ with friends,” the blogger says, “mostly for the social aspect, but also because of the food.” And Joanna knows her food, among many other things. She’s the voice behind the blog Grace in Style, a fashion, food and travel blog. The thing about Joanna’s blog is that it’s not your typical fashion
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4 Ways to Reduce Obligations & Free Up Time

A while ago I felt overwhelmed as I looked at everything on my to-do list. I needed to plan for a writing group, the refrigerator was empty, my house was a disaster and I had a party to host that weekend. And that was just what I felt I had to do. There were plenty of other commitments I’d made that I somehow hoped to fit in the mix as well. I’m pretty sure my story isn’t an unfamiliar one
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5 Ways to Say No

Last week I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off, trying to get more done than was probably possible. A friend of mine asked if I would like to go for a hike, and my initial reaction was to say yes. I didn’t want to make her feel bad, after all. Plus I was always talking about how I loved to wander in the forest. Wouldn’t she think I was a big jerk if I said
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3 Reasons to Carry a Water Bottle (that aren’t money or the environment)

Some of the first people I met in Germany commented that all the Americans they knew carried water bottles. They wondered what the big deal was. Now I’m certainly all about sustainability and saving cash, but this wasn’t what this guy wanted to hear. Germans after all, are world leaders in both. So why would you carry a water bottle, adding extra weight and talking up space you could be using for other things? I’ll give you three good reasons.
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5 Easy Steps to Do (This Week) To Save for Your Dream

Six years ago I moved to California with no job and $500 in my savings account. I think it’s safe to say I was a bit fearless — fearless with my credit card, mostly. Since then I’ve made a concerted effort to spend within my means and save. Fast forward to the present and along with a fully funded emergency fund, retirement and investment accounts, I’ve traveled to 10 countries, am my own boss and have no debt. We all
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4 Quick Steps to a Cleaner Home

Of all the little things in life, one of my favorites is a clean house. Unfortunately, that means I need to clean in order to keep it that way. When I was younger this meant spending hours on the weekend sweeping, mopping and scrubbing. As I got older I decided to take back my weekends, and I would clean only when things looked dirty. The trouble with that was when the sinks needed scrubbing, I was usually stuck working late
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