December is here... let a month full of holiday parties commence! Glancing at the calendar there are about a bazillion events from now until Jan. 1. Buying a new outfit for every holiday party isn't realistic, but wearing the same outfit over and over again is a fashion faux pas.Read More
What a whirlwind adventure! Our trip was all the things - fun, amazing, exciting, beautiful, tiring, scary, thrilling, filling, packed, but most of all unforgettable.
Now, I wish I had some magical trick to share about how two twenty-somethings in their second year out of college could afford a 10-day trip to Europe. No, my parents did not pay for it... No, I didn't win a contest (I wish!).
Our secret, we work in the travel industry, which comes with awesome perks like flying standby for free.Read More
If you can't think of a Halloween costume, don't freak out. For all you lazy girls out (including me!) there looking to spice up the traditionally spooky holiday, there are plenty of simple and easy ways to pull off a costume — very little effort is required. I pulled together nine costume ideas that you can create without going far from your closet. Check out these last-minute costumes that will allow you to squeak by without everyone asking... "What are you?" or "Why didn't you dress up?"
Recently, two of my good friends came to visit my roomie and me in Austin, and it was one hilariously, fun weekend.
If feels like just yesterday we were roaming the halls of Carmel High School, sharing our lockers in the senior hallway, gossiping in the lunch room and rolling our eyes at the idea that we may actually have to grow up soon and graduate.
Traveling for work is one of my favorite things. I know someday it may become a hassle, but while I have no obligations at home it is the best. I have been on a few business trips, but last week was my first one alone. I embarked on a 3-day trip to a conference in Montana, and I was so nervous.Read More
Interviews can be daunting. One conversation could possibly change your career path. Providing that you are relaxed, prepared, and qualified for the position you should have no problem at all. I have recently experienced being the interviewer and realized what looks best from candidates seeking a position at my company.
Here are nine things to bring to a job interview to make sure all goes as planned:Read More
Growing up, I would always look forward to my family’s holiday traditions. When fall settled in, my mom would warm our house with the smells of the season. We would carve pumpkins for the front porch and make caramel apple lollipops with the apples we picked at a local orchard. My mom went to great lengths to make each season special, and looking back I really appreciate her efforts.Read More
As fashion week in NYC wraps up, I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway. Win a $50 gift card to Free People and get a jump start on integrating trends from Fashion Week into your wardrobe.
Want to win? Go to Instagram then follow @maddibouge, like the photo and tag a friend that would be interested in winning too! The winner will be announced on Friday, Sept. 25.Read More
Challenge: Spend nothing this weekend.
Challenge accepted. As the summer is wrapping up, I am reevaluating my expenses after a summer of fun. I found that most of my money is spent on the weekends, my highest expense is eating out, and I am not frugal when I travel. So after making myself sick from seeing how much money I have spent recently, I decided to do a spending cleanse.Read More
When moving for your job, school, the military or what have you... the feeling is always the same. Anxious, nervous, excited, hesitant, curious... brought on by the huge pit in your stomach aching due to the unknown. However, it's thrilling to discover a new place on your own. For me, the thrill outweighed it all. I knew I had a chance to make my new city feel like my home and that was exciting!Read More