I don’t know about anyone else, but Mother’s Day really sneaked up on me this year. I think it’s because it’s one of those holidays that’s not on the same date every year. Nevertheless, it is here and I’m excited to celebrate my favorite girl. I got a gift for my mom over the weekend, but it dawned on me that some of my fellow royals may still need to get something for the special women in their life. As always, I’m here to help and found 5 affordable last-minute mother’s day gift ideas any mom would be thrilled to receive. (more…)
We attended our last wedding of the season over the weekend. While I’ve been honored to shower our newly married friends with gifts and love, I am exhausted. Since late August we have attended five weddings, which required four different dresses (two of the weddings were on the same day). Because they were so close to one another, I didn’t want to wear the same dress more than once, but there was no way in the world I could afford four new dresses AND gifts for each couple. I ended up buying two dresses, wearing one I already owned (but had never worn), and renting one from Rent the Runway. This past weekend’s wedding was black tie optional, so it seemed fitting to sport a more formal look for the occasion. (more…)
Lately I’ve been knee deep in adulting and haven’t been able to spend the amount of time I’d like blogging. In an effort to help me stay above water and not deprive you all of the greatness that is the Thursday 3 Link Up, one of my dearest friends offered to write a post on a topic that fairly recently became relevant to me personally. I don’t want to steal her thunder, but what I will say is that I agree some of the pictures in our phones should be preserved for ever in a frame and not just on the cloud. Without further adieu, here are 3 photo printing solutions for anyone wanting to create lasting memories…. (more…)
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The whole point (very simply put) of Royalty in Reality is to help millennials live life like the celebrities they most admire with the bank accounts of poor post-grad professionals. Even with housing payments, student loans, utilities, and all the other bills that come up, no one should have to go without the things that bring joy into their life when they are getting up every day and going to work. For me and many women I know, one of our many joys is in our appearance. After a long work week, almost nothing starts the weekend off better than a good pedicure. Thanks to Groupon, Royals on a budget can enjoy many a plethora of beauty services near their homes at super affordable prices. (more…)
One of my biggest struggles in adulthood is coming to terms with the face that I’ve got RLS (real life sh*t) to pay for and I’ve had to curb my appetite for shopping. The days of putting it on the credit card my mom paid for are long gone, but my need for clothes, shoes, and purses has probably gotten worse. In order to fulfill my need to shop, I decided I had to become a REAL shopper. In my opinion, that means not impulse buying items you know you can’t afford, but patiently waiting for a coupon in the mail or the item to go on sale. Let me tell yall, it’s hard sometimes, but I feel so accomplished when I get things at discounted prices. On a daily basis, I probably get at least 10 emails about specials or sales, and there are currently 3 sales that are too good not to share!