Headed To Montreal!

Hey guys!

I’m headed to Montreal for the weekend – so excited! Thanks to everyone who gave me some tips of what to see and do.

I will be going live on Instagram during the 7ish hour long drive, probably around 1:00 pm EST. If you don’t follow me you can check me out at @rosieculture.

ALSO! While I’m away, you should check out these blogs that I’m currently loving! 🙂

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Happy weekend!

xoxo

Rosie

10 Ways To Celebrate The Little Things

Last year, I celebrated everything. New job? Champagne! Birthday? Champagne! Seeing my friends for brunch? Champagne!

And it was awesome. From the smallest to largest things, we celebrated and it made everyone feel good. Because why not make every occasion a special occasion? I kind of lost track of celebrating things because I got too busy to even care about my accomplishments. And that’s no way to live, we should all be proud of the things we’ve done and should celebrate them, no matter how big the feat!

Here are some ways to celebrate the little things:

  1. Get yourself some flowers – buy them in a store, pick a daisy in a field, you deserve some beauty in your life!
  2. Make your favorite food – indulge a little, I buy Chipotle to celebrate everything and it makes me super happy.
  3. Give someone a gift – surprising your friends with little presents goes a long way. I sent some of my college friends $5 each on Valentine’s Day to buy a drink or some chocolate for themselves.
  4. Take a selfie look good, feel good, show it off!
  5. Do nothing – give yourself a break, you’ve been working so hard so just binge-watch some Netflix!!
  6. Pop champagne – doesn’t matter if it’s a $5 bottle (ick) just pop that baby and celebrate!
  7. Get together with your friends – let them celebrate with you!
  8. Treat yo self to some new clothes – or whatever item you’ve been storing in your online shopping cart, go ahead and purchase it.
  9. Call your mom – you KNOW she’s gonna be hyped for you.
  10. Write down your accomplishments and what you’re grateful for – put some things in perspective and just take a moment to feel good about your life.
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Accepting Break Up Blame

I don’t like my exes, not a single one of them. My relationships/spurts of dating/long-time hook ups ended poorly often. I might’ve not liked them even before we broke up. Sometimes I stopped liking them during the break up process. Other times, we were friendly for a while, but I ultimately stopped liking them. Mostly due to resentment over any mistrust, being cheated on, or just seeing them be happy when they didn’t let me be happy or caused me to be unhappy for a while.

You may think that because I don’t like them, it probably means they did something wrong. And that’s true, but the bad blood doesn’t fall all on them. As much as I’d like to sit here and play victim, I wasn’t always innocent.

I didn’t cheat, I didn’t intentionally try to hurt people, but I did let things go on longer than they should’ve. I did put a lot of time into things I knew weren’t going to work, did act one way and say the opposite.

I accept some of the break up blame. In most cases, I did the breaking up because I either recognized my faults in the relationship or the guy I was dating at the time did something to screw everything up.

I’ve written a lot about my exes, I’ve written a lot about how much I resent them and how far I’ve come since them. But I’ve shrugged off a lot of the blame until now. I might’ve not been the problem that caused us to break up, but I was part of the problem. All I can do now is move on and grow from it and wish them all the best of luck.

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A Selfie A Day

Last week I wrote a post called Take More Selfies.

Self love is hard. It’s way easier to get gratification from others, and even then that’s not always easy. Sometimes I’ll find myself with the front camera open, looking for my best angle and then close the app saying “I’m too ugly for a selfie.”

And it’s just not true, it’s just not true about anyone. Everyone should feel beautiful enough to take a photo of themselves smiling and feeling good.

So, in an effort to change the way I think about myself, I will be taking one selfie a day for the next 30 days and uploading them to my Instagram story. You can visit my instagram at @rosieculture.

While I’m sure a lot of people will be like “okay cool it with the selfies”, I will be challenging myself to like my appearance and self for 30 days and to find some beauty in the world. What others think doesn’t really matter.

Take the challenge! Whether you want to do it on your own, through Instagram, Facebook, or wherever. I challenge you to love yourself – and feel free to tag me in your pics! 🙂 Photo 1 is below and can be found on my insta story today.

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The Hookup On: My Updated Spring Bucket List

The spring bucket list has gotten a slow start, mostly because half of spring is cold and rainy so it’s hard to get out and do things. This is also wayyyy more ambitious than my fall and winter bucket list – but I’m determined to get it done!

  1. Visit 3 out of state/country locations
  2. Go to a NYCFC soccer game
    I’m hoping I can go to another one!
  3. Visit wolf preserve
  4. Hit over 7,000 Instagram followers
  5. Go blonder
  6. Completely furnish my apartment
  7. Make more time for friends
  8. Learn to knit baby booties
    They are ready for my niece or nephew who is coming in August 🙂
  9. Turn 24
  10. Go to the gym at least 3 times a week
  11. Host a game night
    Highly recommend you buy the Oregon Trail card game, it is so. fun.
  12. Treat myself to the list of lush items and clothing items I’ve been wanting
  13. Stop eating donuts every week
  14. Hit over 2,000 WordPress followers
  15. Feel healthier overall
  16. Go hiking in 3 different locations
  17. Be my best self
  18. Read 5 booksWhat’re you doing this spring?
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Take More Selfies

It’s hard to be self-confident. I think it comes in waves, you feel really good about yourself then you all of a sudden feel really bad about yourself.

It’s harder after you graduate college, because you get way less attention than you ever did when you were young, flirty, and out every night surrounded by people. You’re just alone more in your mid-twenties and that results in less attention.

And if you’re not going to give yourself the love you need, then no one will. Sure, your coworker will compliment your dress and your mom will tell you that you look pretty today. If you go out with your friends every once in a while, they’ll tell you how great you look and you might get hit on at the bar.

But it’s not a guarantee that you’re going to get the gratification you need, that we all need.

So, take more selfies and learn how to make yourself feel good. Whether you’re slapping on a snapchat filter or taking it from your best angle – do what you have to do to give yourself the attention you need.

We all need a little confidence boost now and again, I’ve never seen taking lots of selfies as a negative thing. If you’re feeling yourself, then snap that pic and hype yourself up. You deserve it.

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The Hookup On: Live The Shore Life In Diamond Beach

I once wrote a post about my favorite places in New Jersey and how everyone here has their favorite shore town. The Jersey Shore really is an amazing way of life and place to be over the summer and year round!

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Gently open your eyes to the soothing sound of waves crashing onto the shore as a fresh ocean breeze ruffles the curtains through an open bedroom window. Sip a warm morning beverage on a wood-paneled patio while sitting in an Adirondack chair as the seagulls call out announcing the new day. After breakfast, walk the beach, hit the gym, shop, and enjoy all the beautiful scenery of Diamond Beach, New Jersey. Whether you take a bike ride, a boat ride, build a sandcastle, or just lounge in the sun casually as you sip on a cocktail, there is no end to the wonders which lay at your feet when you have a property on the coast. No two days are ever alike because the possibilities for adventure, relaxation, and quality family time are endless. Each day is a gift waiting to be unwrapped, and every evening you can sleep easy knowing you have a beautiful place to rest your head.

If you are looking to escape reality for a night, a weekend, a month, a season, or create a new reality altogether, owning or renting a home in a beachfront community can help you achieve those goals. The fresh ocean air is invigorating, and a dynamic nightlife always keeps things unpredictable and exciting. Diamond Beach in New Jersey is an exclusive area and an ideal location for a new house, a vacation home, or an income or rental property. More than that, it is an exceptional place just to get away from it all.

Investing in property near the New Jersey shore can certainly be an intimidating ordeal, especially if you are looking at the upscale Diamond Beach community on the coast. So when you do decide to invest in real estate, do not leave your dreams in the hands of an amateur. Solicit the advice of a qualified Real Estate Broker and find a property to turn your dreams into a reality. If you are interested in purchasing or renting a home, condo, or townhouse on the Jersey shore, then consult the experts at Daniels Realty Diamond Beach. They have a proven track record of success, and they have been the number one real estate agency in the area for more than 25 years. The real estate brokers at Daniels Realty Diamond Beach specialize in properties on the New Jersey coastline in communities like Diamond Beach, Wildwood Crest, Wildwood, and North Wildwood.

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If you are not quite ready for the commitment of purchasing a property, there are plenty of temporary and rental options available. If you see visions of beachfront vacations or luxurious shoreside relaxation in your future, then a real estate broker from Daniels Realty Diamond Beach can help you find a property to fulfill your desires. Moreover, after a summer at the shore, you might just realize how difficult it is to leave and soon you will be considering an investment of your own, with a Diamond Beach home or vacation property. Whatever your property needs are, you should always work with someone you trust, who has experience, a record of success, and someone who values their clients as buyers and sellers.

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Colleen Rennie has years of experience as a real estate broker with Daniels Realty Diamond Beach.

Colleen Rennie is a Broker and Manager at Daniels Realty Diamond Beach, and she has over 13 years of experience in the New Jersey real estate market. As a lifetime resident of North Wildwood, she understands the area, the properties, and she has all the know-how to help her clients obtain the property for which they are searching. When you are ready to purchase a home on the shore, Colleen should be your first call. She is known for her keen negotiation skills, professionalism, and her unwavering passion for the industry, which means she is capable and experienced enough to help your dreams come to fruition. Colleen has helped hundreds of people find and purchase the shoreside home of their dreams. She has fulfilled summertime ambitions of unforgettable memories with family and friends by securing properties on or near the beach for her clients. Colleen has been successful as a real estate broker because of her friendly disposition and her steadfast belief that solid relationships are the foundation for good business. She has built her reputation on integrity and trust, and she is committed to a culture of service to both buyers and sellers. Colleen will invest her knowledge and business savvy in you and your potential property so that you can invest in a home in a Jersey beach community.

If you are interested in purchasing or renting a piece of New Jersey shore life or if you are looking to put your property on the market call Colleen at Daniels Realty Diamond Beach today. It is never too early to start turning your dreams into reality.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.