Introducing a New Blog Series: Living by the Book

This post contains affiliate links (book titles) at no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep The Determined Dreamer up & running! About This New Mini (Or Potentially Long-Term) Blog Series Okay, first off… you definitely can’t give me full-credit for this brilliant idea. If you’ve

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Battle of the Boxes: Which Subscription Box Under $10 Is Best?

I'm honestly so excited about this post! A couple of weeks ago I asked you guys (on Twitter) if you'd be interested in me testing out different subscription boxes under $10 and I got a resounding "yes!" I've always been intrigued by subscription boxes. There's something so exciting about not knowing what cool products you're going to be opening up. So, of course, I loved having a reason to buy 5 of them.
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Reasons to Be Cheerful During Stressful Times

Whether you're PMSing or just in need of a little "pick-me-up," here are a few things I'm grateful for that can hopefully make you stop and think about what you're grateful for, as well. This is as much for me as it is for you (cause I'm definitely in need of writing out a gratitude list) but I do truly hope this can inspire you to create your own list (or at least think of some of the things you're grateful for!)
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My Summer 2018 Reading List

I recently visited the cutest, quaintest little bookstore and boy, oh boy, did it make me happy! There's nothing quite like a local bookstore to lift your spirits! As usual, I wanted to buy the ENTIRE bookstore but somehow resisted the temptation and walked out with only one book. Also, as usual, I took about a million pictures of the front covers of books I want to buy later.