Goal Setting

The beginning of the new year is officially over so that means we can all get back to setting realistic goals and giving ourselves some grace (if you’ haven’t been already). Goal setting can be extremely overwhelming, but it is a key to success when done correctly. I set daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals. If you think that sounds like a lot, you’re right! But, each goal helps reach a larger one. Here are  my 5 tips for effective goal setting:

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Instagram Round Up

Happy Friday, eve! I know some of you aren’t on Instagram, and with it’s ever-changing algorithm you might be missing posts. So, here’s a round up of what’s been happening with me lately. Feel free to follow me @thephdivablog 🙂

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Office Progress and a GIVEAWAY!

Happy Thursday, friends! I wanted to pop in and give you an update on my office refresh project. I’ve definitely made progress but still have some outstanding items. But, an update was the perfect time to give away one of my favorite prints in my office gallery wall!

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Spring Handbags

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Happy Monday! Here’s a rundown of my favorite spring handbags. Number 2 is my favorite, and it comes in four different colors. I also love this Kate Spade bag for work and you can never beat a good Coach Skinny Mini for your ID and cards. Hope you enjoy!

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Mantle Makeover and Reveal

Hi friends! I’m back with another reveal today. When we first moved, I was at the Habitat for Humanity Restore and saw this amazing old mantle. I knew it was exactly what we needed to get the fireplace we wanted without adding a chimney (which clearly wasn’t an option!) So, here’s what happened.

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5 Tips for Working from Home

Happy Hump Day! I’m excited to share this post with you as the beginning of an ongoing series about managing your career. I’ll share more details about this with you next week! 🙂

As a professor (ahem, PhDiva), I’m fortunate to have some structure, but also a lot of flexibility with my job. I do not have a traditional work from home job where I need to be online from 8-5, nor do I work from home on a regular basis or schedule. My job requires a lot of self-discipline and internal motivation. Aside from teaching, I set my own schedule and my own deadlines (for the most part). So, I’m forced to figure out how to motivate myself and for a homebody, that means figuring out how to be productive without being in my formal office. Here are my 5 tips, I’d love to know what works for you!

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Style Steals: President’s Day

Happy President’s Day! I hope you’re enjoying a nice long weekend. If not, you can still enjoy the sales 🙂 Here’s a breakdown of some of the best deals.

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Kitchen Reveal

Happy Friday-eve, everyone! Today I’m excited to give you a glimpse into our new home. Our kitchen is by far one of our favorite rooms. When you move into a new construction home, you get a brand new kitchen, so it’s amazing. But, we still wanted to make it our own, so we added a backsplash with beveled subway tile. We loved the beveled tile because it gave the kitchen a little more depth than traditional flat tile. Anyway, on to the photos! Enjoy!

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Instagram Round Up

Hey friends! Hard to believe it’s already mid-February right? I know some of you aren’t on Instagram, and with it’s ever-changing algorithm you might be missing posts. So, here’s a round up of what’s been happening with me lately. Feel free to follow me @stephasmith1 🙂

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