3 Reasons to Meal Prep + A Free Meal Plan

Meal prep is one of the easiest and healthiest ways to achieve your financial and health goals. If you’re like most people, you’re super busy and it seems as if there is never enough time in the day to accomplish everything on your to-do list. Amidst all of the responsibility, striving to live a healthier lifestyle becomes somewhat of a distant memory.

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DIY Body Butter Bar: Great for Eczema & Dry Skin

Last year I started making body butter for my fiancé and I. Well he completely changed the game up when he brought home a body butter bar as a gift. I was immediately fascinated and like the portability of the bars.

Because I am too cheap to pay others to do things I can do myself, I took to the magical land called Pinterest in search of an easy recipe. The ingredients and supplies were slightly different from my butter butter recipe but the concept was the same.

Winter is upon us my loves. If you have dry skin you will seriously want to consider this recipe. I have terribly dry skin. Like white flakes and my skin cracks dry, but these homemade body butter bars were so effective I can skip a day (Hey Mitchum!). And our homemade concoctions have tremendously helped my fiancé with his Eczema.

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DIYDS: Halloween Costumes On a Budget

Tis the season! My favorite holiday is just around the corner, HALLOWEEN! If you’re a grown up that takes Halloween as seriously as I do, then you probably already know what this years’ costume will entail…or you at least have an idea!

Last year the beau and I did #DIYDS costumes from Coming To America, one of our favorite films! It literally took me about 4 hours and $60 total to put our entire look together. In true Miss Naja fashion, we slaughtered each and every costume contest that we entered…

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A Gift for You! Happy Financial Literacy Month

Happy April and Happy Financial Literacy Month!

I want to take the time out to say thank you! You all are absolutely amazing and you continue to inspire me with your successes each and every month.

April is Financial Literacy Month so I wanted to give my readers a special gift. I worked diligently with my graphic designer to create this financial organizer for you. It is complete with a monthly financial calendar so you can track your bill due dates, a debt repayment plan sheet, an account information page, and more!

When I decided to get my finances together, getting organized was the first thing I did.

As you begin to spring clean, use this to organize your finances so that we can make this your best financial year yet! Print it out, put it in a 3-ring binder and whip your finances into shape. This template will only be free during the month of April, and after that I will sell it for a nominal fee.

So share it to everyone you know and let’s make the rest of this year fiscally awesome for you!

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And don’t forget that we have our Frugal Fab 5 Spring Clean & Grow your finances event coming up April 12th!

Attendees will:

– Create a debt reduction plan
– A clear understanding of how your credit score is calculated
– A credit plan to help you raise your credit score as much as 100 points in 1-year.
– A complimentary e-guide: 9 Ways to Successfully Handle Debt Collectors.
– Frugal, fabulous FUN!
– Lunch
– A complimentary copy of Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche’s bestselling book, The One Week Budget!

Click here to invest in your financial future and secure your seat today.

[DIY] Guest Post- Cute Maxi Dress for your Winter Getaway

If you live in NYC or a place with a real winter like me, you can’t wait to get a break from this cold. I’m taking a trip to Puerto Rico next month for Valentines day weekend and it cannot come soon enough. I came across Jasmine aka Freckurls’ DIY project scrolling through her instagram. I loved it and wanted it for my trip. Although it’s winter I thought I’d share this with you for your winter getaway or to give you ample time to perfect your technique before we are basking in the warm rays of summer again.

Enjoy Jaz aka Freckurls Post!

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To complete this project you’ll need:

A Maxi Dress
2 Spray Bottles
Bleach
Rubberbands
Scissors
(peroxide) optional

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1.Bundle your maxi dress into multiple sections. (This is to create the tie dye affect) For this project I used rubberbands. If you don’t use rubberbands, make sure to use something that wont bleed on the fabric or be broken down by the bleach.

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2. Have 2 spray bottles handy. Bottle #1 should be plain water. Bottle#2 should have either half & half of bleach and water or 3/4 ratio of bleach to water. (There’s no harm in a 3rd bottle with a different bleach:water ratio)

3. Begin spraying and allow the bleach time to penetrate. You should begin to see a difference at 10min. How long you choose to spray and let it settle is subjective. Don’t leave it too long and weaken the fabric.(be careful, the bleach is strong)

4. When finished, soak the dress in the sink (feel free to pour a bit of peroxide into the water, for oxidation)

5. Remove the strings or whatever you used to bundle the dress.You should now have a tie-dye maxi.

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6. For Fringe: Just cut fringe slices from the bottom up and get creative however you see fit.

And Ta-Daa

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Jasmine considers herself as an everyday girl who is sharing things that inspire her, via social media, in hopes of inspiring peers. She’s a west coast native, born in Los Angeles, raised in Vegas, and back and forth between the two. Jaz recently relocated to New York, in hopes to finally be in a city that feeds her creative side. She is enthusiastic about natural hair and is a licensed cosmetologist in 3 states. In essence, she is a life stylist whose purpose is to inspire others! 

To see more of the lovely Jasmine check out her Youtube or her Instagram

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My New Years Eve Look for Under $20!

Happy New Years Loves!

This is the first post of the year and one of my resolutions was to blog more about ways Im remaining financially fabulous in my daily life. What better way to start that with my New Years look.

One common mistake that people make before major events and celebrations is the need to buy a new outfit for this event. When I’m tempted to do so, I always remind myself that most likely 75-95% of the people where I’m going don’t care if I’ve worn an outfit before. And if they do care, thats actually their problem, not mine.

It’s become important to invest in quality pieces as opposed to several pieces. Quality pieces may cost more, but they can stand up to repeated wears, saving me money in the long run.

So for last nights look. My good friend Belkis and I updated a dress I had in my wardrobe that was purchased as a gift for me by my boyfriend. The dress also slipped down on the shoulder more than I liked.

We attached gold chain to the back to take the dress from basic to fab.

I purchased the chain from a local trim store for $9. We measured the back of the dress and decided where I wanted the chains to hang. I then securely hand sewed them on. Below is the before and after.

Dress DIY Before and After

 

For my hair I took it to Youtube. Being that my hair is natural (free of chemicals) , situating it can be quite a feat at times. I was inspired by my instafriend @NappturallyChicJerie. All it took was a $2 pack of braiding hair  and bobbypins to create a glamorous look for the evening in FIVE MINUTES!

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Here is Jere’s Tutorial.

For my makeup I took a few pointers from my friend Naja Matthews , utilizing her recommended products which I already have included in my make-up collection. For a little more va va voom I purchased lashes from the local beauty Supply store for $2.50.

I hope you enjoyed bringing in the New Year as much as I did. Lets all agree to make this year the best it can be.

Can’t wait to speak to you on tonight’s Twitter Chat!!!!!!

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