Want a little taste of what the month of May will bring to She Makes Cents readers? Well, we are back with our newest series, “The IT List” that gives readers a preview of some of the lifestyle topics that will be covered this month on the blog. Last month we started planning one of the trips that every girl should take this year and we will reveal that trip and destination this month. Stay tuned to see what’s on my travel “lust list” for a fabulous beach vacay. I plan on starting the SMC Book Club Selection: The Girl Code today, so grab your copy and join us! There are so many exciting things happening and I can’t wait to share. MONEY+ CAREER + LIFESTYLE.
Your time is not FREE, so spend it wisely. Take some time to do, read, and try things that feed your soul. For the month of April, here are some goodies we are looking forward to.
We swapped out the April SMC book selection at the very last-minute (trust me, you will LOVE what we selected). For the past seven weeks, I have tried to figure out the big ending of the on-screen adaptation of Big Little Lies and after watching the finale on the HBO show, I have to read the book. They say, that books are always better than the movie and if that proves to be true, it will be nothing short of amazing.
It’s time for you to pull up your sleeves and get to work. This month I challenge you to get rid of everything that does not make you happy so that you can give your attention to things that do. For me, that always starts with physical clutter. I cannot think clearly in a cluttered space and I am willing to bet that some of you can say the same thing. I do a little at a time and I start with the quickest project that will give the quickest gratification. My purge started with my nightstand where I keep a mix of books I’m reading, books on display, journals (I am always writing something), jewelry, phone accessories, receipts, water etc. See what I mean? It’s funny, do we even need or love half of the material things that are taking up space in our space? Take that stuff and sell it to put towards a savings goal…like that dream vacation so many of you wrote to me about. I don’t care what you do with it, just get it out of your space. Nightstand done….next up, my makeup vanity.
I love entertaining, which makes sense considering I worked in the luxury event design industry for the past five years. Since that has taken a less dominant role in my day-to-day responsibilities, I now have time to host my own events for friends and family. This month we will give you the tools you need to plan a party like an event pro. You will learn how to prep your home/apartment for guests without blowing your budget and see inspiration on how to pre-game for a night out like a VIP. I will even let you in on my insider’s hack that combines a great purging and entertaining tip to create a simple and chic DIY your guests will love!
We shared the Girl’s Guide to Travel: 5 Trips Every Woman Should Take This Year so now it is time to start planning one of those trips. I can’t tell you which trip to plan first, but I will show you the best places to invest your hard-earned money in with regards to your travel plans. When is the best day to buy an international plane ticket (you can find that answer here)? How to make the best road trip playlist? How to tip appropriately at all-inclusive resorts? How to stay safe on a solo vacation?