Travel The World Without Getting Into Credit Card Debt   Recently updated !

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! So I know a little something about travel. I actually got a late start. I didn’t leave the country till 6 years ago at the age of 32.  And I was immediately addicted. I’ve traveled to: Mexico (twice), Barbados (twice), Belize, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Dubai, […]

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Unsolicited Advice From a 38 Year Old (on a boat) 4   Recently updated !

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Well, I am officially 38. Shout out to my mom (the Crystal Creator) for being such a great mom and for creating me. This year I just wanted to thank you guys for reading my blog and listening to what I have to say about life and […]

My Crazy Schedule (One Year Later) 2   Recently updated !

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Check out my side hustle teaching schedule from one year ago: I seriously don’t know how I did it all!  I’m exhausted just looking at that schedule. Approximately 1 year ago, I used to teach 10 million Zumba classes per week.  I drastically cut my schedule. Now […]

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And The Winner of the Hello Fresh Box is….

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! We had a grand total of 10 entries and here’s how I broke it down: 1 Amanda L (liked) 2 Amanda L (commented) 3 Amanda L (shared) 4 Donielle R (commented) 5 Jany R (commented) 6 Jami V (commented) 7 Jami V (liked) 8 Jami V (shared) […]

Contest Reminder!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Today’s post is short and sweet: Enter the contest!!!!!! Click here to enter! I am giving away 6 Free Hello Fresh meals ($69 value)!

Don't forget to enter the contest! I want you to win free food! (1)

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Blog and Income Stats: July 2016 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! July flew! I’ve made a few font changes.  Let me know what you think! Readership: 773 views (+83) yaaaay! Blog Income: $0 (not surprised) Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $417.53. Facebook Likes: 323 (+2) Twitter Followers: 901 (+4) Top Post:  Your Podcast Movement 2016 Guide to […]

How To Win Three Free Meals: Hello Fresh 10

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! It’s time for a giveaway! We all know I love free stuff! This week I am giving away something I LOVE-Hello Fresh. There are many many reasons to love Hello Fresh: 1: Great (healthy) recipes. 2: Easy recipes. 3: No more wasting food. 4: Portion Control. (I […]

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Friday Five: Sewing Update 1

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Flash back to 1 year ago today…. On July 29th 2015 I wrote about sewing. 40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project: Sewing Edition It must be sewing season because I have been bitten by the sewing bug again. Last year I made a few pieces but […]

My Food Subscription Box Experiment   Recently updated !

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! The other day Groupon had a sale.  So I decided to give a few of those Food Subscription boxes a try. Here’s what I bought: Hello Fresh (click here to read the Hello Fresh post) Blue Apron Green Chef PreMade Paleo Plate by Zumba ( My Referral code […]

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Friday Five: Library

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! It’s my favorite day of the week! Friday! This week’s Friday Five is brought to you by your local public library! When’s the last time you’ve been to the library? Where was it? How long were you there? Why’d you go? Largest fine you’ve ever had to […]