Benefits of Owning a Dog

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Growing up, my sister and I could never get a dog or a cat because my mom has severe allergies. It didn’t really bother me (I’d prefer that my mom breathe comfortably in her own home), but it always puzzled me how my friends with pets could call their dog, cat, iguana, guinea pig their best friend. Enter this post. I would like to introduce to you all the apple of my eye: Jacey Cooper (pictured above and throughout the post). While I got to borrow Jacey from Tucker’s family for a year, I have never come to love another being so quickly. If you are curious about owning a dog and have the means to do so, I highly urge you to do so. Here are all of the benefits I’ve seen in just a short year of having a dog.


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How I Make Money By Taking Online Surveys

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Back in February, I had a one-week series that talked about different ways to save, make better use of and make money. Today, I want to expand on that last one a bit – making money. This semester, I will be working two part time jobs in addition to being a full-time student. Believe it or not, but between paying for rent, utilities and groceries, some months I am a little shorter than I’d like on spending money. Since high school, I’ve been taking online surveys for extra spending money. Today, I will be sharing with you more information about the websites I use to take surveys as well as how the rewards system works for each of the sites. If you have any questions about these survey websites or want to see more money-related posts, let me know in the comments down below, on Twitter or shoot me an email at mylittleboxoftricks@gmail.com!


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My Favorite YouTubers

My Favorite YouTubers

If you’re a new reader (WELCOME FRIEND!) or if you didn’t know, I started my Internet journey on the wonderful platform we all know as YouTube. Even though I no longer make YouTube videos, I am still an avid follower of many lovely ladies. As I was compiling this list, I noticed that each of the YouTubers I listed all embodied different characteristics and qualities that I admire and/or that I seek to embody in my own life. From bubbly and outspoken to blunt and incredibly kind, there is a personality for everyone. Without further ado, here are my favorite YouTubers.


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4 Tips for Moving in Your Twenties

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I am 21 years old and have moved 5 times in the last 2 years and am getting ready to move again in a few days. Growing up, we never moved so I guess the Universe is having me make up for it now. Amidst all of my packing and unpacking, I have become something of a moving pro. Today, I’ll be sharing my biggest packing tips to hopefully save you a lot of headache (read as: blood, sweat and tears) during your next move.


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101 in 1001 Check-in #2

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Oh-Em-Gee, remember this list? I sure do! Slowly, but surely, I’m making more and more progress towards completing the items on this list and, boy, does that feel great! Since my last update six months ago, I completed by junior year of college, got my first job working with event planning and celebrated many happy occasions. Here are all of the goals I have completed, made progress on and have yet to touch – all 101 of them.


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5 Tips for Giving the Perfect Gift

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Picture this scenario: You’re frantically trying to finish that last bit of work before heading home for the weekend when you get a text from one of your friends reminding you about their birthday party tomorrow night. You think to yourself, “Crap! I forgot to get them a gift!” I’m here to help you avoid putting yourself in that situation ever again. Here are my top five tips for giving the perfect gift.


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