I pride myself on being the type of person who’s not afraid of doing things on their own.  I’ve conquered my fear of eating alone, going to the movies alone, traveling alone, I’ve even gone to a bar solo. So, when I scored amazing seats to see my favorite singer, The Weeknd in concert, I was all kinds of happy. The idea that going alone might be strange never crossed my mind until a friend said, “You’re going to a concert by yourself, Isn’t that weird”? I could tell by the look of horror on her face that going solo to a concert was not something she was down with. Going places alone for a lot of people is hard. I remember the first time I went to a restaurant alone, I spent the first 30 minutes thinking everyone was staring at me. You know what I discovered? They’re not! seriously, no one cares. Another thing I also quickly discovered is, people, no matter how hard we try not to be, are flaky by nature. You can spend your entire life waiting for someone to do things with you. Or you can get over the fear of doing things alone, and enjoy the thrill of living…

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24 HOURS IN HOUSTON – HOW I GOT THERE: I’m always on the hunt for a cheap flight for quick weekend getaways. As long as the flight is under $250 I’m open to going almost anywhere, after all, that’s what makes it fun. This past weekend was a little different. I managed to score tickets to see The Weeknd in concert at the Houston Toyota Center. As soon as I landed the tickets I began my frantic search for a cheap flight. It was last minute (less than 3 days away) so I was bracing myself for airfare sticker shock, but I was determined to spend 24 hours in Houston without going broke!   I’m an American Airlines credit card holder, so American Airlines is my go-to airline when I travel. If I can earn miles for a flight and it’s not that much more expensive then flying on another carrier, I always choose American. I even have alerts set up that will send me an email anytime there’s an AA flight leaving out of LAX that’s less than $300. I have scored some amazing deals this way and have earned thousands of airlines miles. If you earn miles on a particular…

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I’m an Airbnb addict. I can spend hours on airbnb.com reading reviews and updating my favorites list. I think I have over 400 locations saved all over the world. Airbnb has replaced my Pinterest addiction. Although I have stayed in close to 25 different Airbnb’s, the one thing I’ve yet to do is book a private room. For those who’ve never used Airbnb, they give you several booking options. The most popular being the ability to book an entire place to yourself. The next option is the ability to book a private room in someone’s home. This gives you your own room and either a private or shared bathroom. The rest of the space (i.e. Kitchen, Livingroom, Laundry etc.) are shared with your host. The final option is the ability to rent a shared space. This can be anything from bunk beds in a shared room, an air mattress in the living room or a pullout couch. Houston Airbnb Review – Location, Location, Location. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to book a private room. When I travel, I usually travel with Reese or I’m booking something super last minute where a hotel or an entire home is just a better option. This time,…

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I recently booked a last minute getaways to San Francisco to spend the weekend with a friend. Two hours before my flight, I received a text message from Jetblue Airways that my 11:08 am flight had been canceled… Whaaaat? Really guys, two hours notice. Initially, I wanted to bitch and complain but the fact that I was standing in my room looking at an empty suitcase, I decided to take it as a blessing in disguise that I now had a little more time to pack. How To Use Twitter For Customer Service: When To Use Twitter At about 12:30 I received another text message that my flight had been rescheduled to 3:20. I was slightly annoyed that they couldn’t get me out sooner since this was going to be a short trip, and I wanted as much time in the city as possible. I sucked it up and was prepared to deal with it until I looked at my re-booking confirmation…Oh HELL NO, they put me in a middle seat! When I booked my initial flight I had paid extra for a window seat. I have major flight anxiety and the only thing that makes a flight tolerable is…

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I’ve always been told, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. I’m still not convinced that’s totally true but I’m willing to be open minded to the idea. The problem I have with breakfast is I love to sleep, surprisingly more then I like to eat.  I would gladly skip breakfast for an extra 30 minutes of sleep and normally I would be okay with that except I have noticed my habits are now rubbing off on my daughter. Breakfast For Busy People: Over Night Oats I made it my mission to try out a few easy breakfast ideas that I can make (and she can make on her own) that will allow us to have our cake (breakfast) and eat it too! For the next few weeks, every week I will showcase a few easy “Breakfast For Busy People”. This week let’s take a look at Over Night Oats! Over Night Oats are basically a cold cereal that you make the night before (hence the overnight part). It’s important that you really do allow this to setup overnight. I tried to see if you could skip this step but trust me, it was not good. The Basics: Over…

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