Hi! I am Katie. I am the voice behind Kaybee Lives. An exhausted 30 something who is just trying to navigate the craziness of daily life while balancing the desire to do more. Come join us on this journey to see if we can learn how to simplify your life while you grow in this fun stage of adulthood and allow you the capacity to live your life to the fullest!
An air fryer is all the rage these days. Here are 7 ways I save money with an air fryer and a look at how you can use the money you save to invest and grow into a retirement! Click to read it today!
Have you ever felt like your mind and your body were disconnected? I have learned from my friend that the mind body connection is incredibly powerful and can be one of the most influential pieces in determining how you feel in any given moment. By bringing awareness to our bodies, thoughts, feelings, and actions, we can use that information to better impact our physical and mental health on a daily basis.
There are several items that can save you money on a daily basis, but the initial cost to purchase them may be out of many people's budgets. So, hack your way to getting them! Ask for them from family and friends as your Christmas or Birthday gifts and watch your money saving efforts pay off! Click to find out the 12 holiday gifts that save you money!
Are you a Sweetgreen fan, but can't get their bowls often enough either because you live too far away or the cost is too high? Well, I have solved that problem! With a few tips and tricks, you can have customized Sweetgreen copycat bowls at home for a fraction of the cost! Click to find out how!
The holidays are a busy, stressful, and difficult time for many. Don't let your mental health take a hit during this festive time. Click for 11 tips how to stay mentally healthy during the holidays, so this can be your best holiday season yet!
Are you looking for a freezer friendly, easy to eat on the go, and healthy breakfast that you can customize to fit your tastes? That is a tall order, but this recipe hits all of those requirements! Click to find out how easy it is to make these single-serving baked oatmeal cups and make breakfast easy!
With all of the spending that happens around the holidays, your wallet may need a rest! A no-spend week can give your wallet a break and help you make sure your spending is intentional and mindful so you are not overspending on things that don't matter to you. Click to read and get my free no-spending challenge worksheet!
Need a little inspiration to get yourself in the Holiday Spirit? Well, look no further than my Etsy Fun Holiday Home Decor Roundup! So many exciting and unique finds and you are supporting small business owners! Check it out today!
Christmas and the holiday season can be expensive. It seems like every time I turn around, there is another gift, decoration, or obligation that you need to pull out your wallet for. There are ways you can save money on the Holidays without sacrificing any memories or losing the sparkle of the season. Click to learn about the 11 ways to save money at Christmas and let your wallet be the first one to thank you!
Breakfast can be such a difficult meal to get right. Well, this is the answer to your breakfast problems! Delicious, freezer friendly, and travels great! Click the post for the recipe for our On the Go Breakfast Pockets and find the answer to your breakfast problems!
Today I am partnering with Pink Ribbon Runner on a post that directly affects most women. There is no guaranteed way to prevent cancer, but by adding these 9 healthy habits to your life early, you can take some steps to drastically reduce the likeliness of developing cancer or other chronic illnesses. Click to read!
Do you feel like your finances are a mystery? Take the mystery out by having a monthly quick check in and take the mystery out! Click to read my post about how to plan a money meeting with yourself!
Are you moving into your first apartment soon? If so, then you need to read this post to find out what you need to ensure you can prepare meals in your kitchen!
For Wellness Wednesday this week, I wrote a great guest post over at Blissphere on how to start a minimalist morning routine. Click the link in the post to check it out!
Do you sometimes wonder why bloggers write about certain things? Well today, I peel back the curtain so you can see why this finance blogger also writes about wellness and meal planning! Click to read!
Looking for a simple and delicious dinner that is ready in 30 minutes? This is the dinner for you! Click to find out how we can make a tasty chicken parmesan dinner so quick!
It is easy to identify what a life out of balance looks like, but what about a life in balance? In this post, we will talk about what a life in balance looks like and simple steps to take to get your life in balance. Click to read!
Does it feel like you are opening your wallet to spend money every time you turn around? Well, if you need to give your wallet a break, check out the idea of doing a no-spend day. What is it? Well, read my post to learn all about it!
Looking for a delicious breakfast for your busy mornings on the go? Well, this is a great recipe for you! It makes 6 servings, so make a batch this weekend, and have 5 servings left for each of the workday mornings! Click to read!
Sunday is the perfect day to take a little time to do something nice for yourself and set yourself up for a successful week. If you want some ideas, how you can set up a Sunday night routine, click to read the post!
Are you just starting your personal finance journey and want to learn more about personal finance? Well you are in luck! Podcasts are amazing tools to learn more about personal finance. Click to find out what are the 12 best podcasts for women in their 20's- personal finance edition!
Do you find yourself throwing away food too often? If so, then you need to check out this post for recipe ideas and meal planning to reduce food waste.
Life is busy, and it seems like there is always something urgent that is yelling at you to get it done. But, does that annoying urgent task fit with your priorities, or is it distracting you from your priorities? Click to read how you can identify those priorities in life so you can focus your time and energy on the work that really matters to you.
What would it mean to you if you were wealthy? How would your day to day life change? If you are curious how you can build wealth starting in your 20's, check out this post for ideas on how to get started!
Are you in a rut and looking for some inspiration for dinner? Well, look no further! Here are 11 healthy vegetable side dish ideas for you to add to any dinner you make! Click for some inspiration!
We have talked about burnout often here, and we are going to touch on it again today. It is just that important of a topic, especially right now. Studies have proven that books can be effective at managing the symptoms of stress and burnout and introduce new, positive habits into people's lives. Click for the list of the 5 best books on burnout.
Everyone goes through tight financial times. Here are some tips for you to stretch your budget when money is tight. Click to read!
Eating while on vacation or traveling can get expensive! With a little planning ahead, you can cut your costs so you can focus on spending money on the really important parts of your trip! Click to find out how!
Are you dreaming of traveling, but stuck on the planning process? My Free Travel Planning Guide will get you over the hump. With a re-usable PDF format, you can plan trips for years to come! Click to check it out!
Do you know that traveling can help you be healthier? Yes! It is true! For some more information about this, check out my post on the health and wellness benefits of traveling!
I don't know about you, but I feel rusty and clumsy at the idea of planning a trip right now! After almost 2 years of not traveling, I may have forgotten how! Well, no fears! I got you! In today's post, click to find out how to budget your money, plan a dream trip, and tips to save money on travel!
I love this savory biscuit recipe with a simple fried egg in the middle. It is the perfect size breakfast recipe. With all the herbs and cheese, you don't even need any heavy greasy breakfast meat with it. Click to check out the recipe and enjoy breakfast!
Burnout is a popular topic recently. Between Covid, work demands, and family demands, many women (and many men) have nothing left to give. If you are curious about burnout or wonder if what your feeling is burnout, click to read the 5 stages of burnout and see if anything resonates with you.
Do you have a Health Savings Account or HSA? If so, you are able to use an incredibly powerful tool to help manage health care costs. Click to read more about how this account can help you save money on health costs and build wealth!
Looking for a fast and flavorful dinner for tonight? Well, look no further than this Chicken Tortilla Soup. Includes many items you can easily keep on hand all the time, and each bowl is customized to their liking with individual toppings! It's a tasty treat!
How are you feeling about your fitness level right now? If you could use a little more movement and fitness in your live, check out my post today on how to add it into your life.
You are important! Show yourself that by prioritizing paying yourself first each month so you can develop healthy savings habits. Click to read how to make this happen!
Are you looking for more friends to add to your life? Especially with the Covid changes this year, many friendships have taken a hit. If you are looking to add more to your life, check out my post full of ideas of how you can find some amazing people!
When you are starting out on your financial journey, it can be hard to decide what to do with your money (besides spending it all!). If you are struggling between paying off debt or saving for retirement, read this post to help you find out how to juggle the two priorities!
Figuring out what to feed yourself 3 times a day, every day can get tough. Here are some simple ideas to make meal planning take less time and mental energy! Click to read!
With thousands of books out there talking about personal finance topics like saving money, investing, and paying down debt, it can be overwhelming where to start. Here I narrowed it down to my 10 favorites so you can know you are getting solid advice!
Need some ideas of what to serve with dinner that won't cost a ton or take an hour to prepare? Well, look no further than my quick and easy side dish ideas! Click to check them out!
Self-care is so important, but sometimes taking the effort to "do" self-care can be more than you can handle at the moment. Check out my tips for how to create your own personalized self-care menu so always have a few ideas that you love right at your fingertips.
Do you need ideas for quick and delicious meals you can make fast after a long day of work? Check out my idea behind Go-To meals and come up with your own personal favorites to have on hand!
Looking for a tip to help you fight procrastination and increase your productivity? Well, the two-minute rule will help you do both of those things. Click to read all about it!
One way I ensure my own personal freedom is by having an F-money freedom fund set aside so I can get myself out of any unsafe or dangerous situations. As women, supporting ourselves, we have fewer backup options if things do not work out. Click to read why every woman should have one of these funds and how an F-money fund can help ensure your safety.
Does your self-care routine feel stale? If so, check out this list of 75 self-care ideas that can spice up your routine. I bet some of them will surprise you!
Are you considering buying a house on your own soon? If you are, check out this post of tips from real women who have navigated the home buying process on their own and made it through it!
Cooking shouldn't take so long! If you ever found yourself spending an hour in the kitchen to make a recipe that says it should take 30 minutes then this post is for you! Click to read the tips!
Your job role and duties have probably changed during Covid. With workplaces navigating the shifting world, they are asking employees to step up and take on more work and responsibilities. Has your pay changed to reflect your increased work and responsibilities? If not, then this will help you to ask for a raise for the work you are doing!
What if you could learn life lesson's a few years earlier? How would that impact your life? Well, in this book they cover so many lessons and lies that millennials these days are learning are not true. Click to read my review and find out what are the most important lessons to learn!
Looking for a quick, comforting, and delicious dinner? Well, check out my Go-To meal of BBQ Chicken. Add in a simple side and veggie, and you will have dinner on the table in no time! Click to read!
Cooking for yourself is so different than cooking for a family or large group. Especially if cooking for one is your normal, check out these tips for how to streamline the process, batch similar activities, and get it done quick!
Are you ready for fall! If you need some fall inspiration, check out my fun roundup of fall Etsy finds!
An emergency fund is a critical piece of anyone's personal finance picture. Click to find out what is an emergency fund, and more importantly.... what isn't an emergency fund!
Why do you work? Beyond the obvious reasons of getting a paycheck and health insurance, what motivates you to continue to show up and do your job? By identifying your internal “why” you can gain more satisfaction in your work. Click to read more!
Losing a friendship is hard. Click to read these tips on how to work through the grief and pain to move past the loss of a friendship.
How do you keep track of your recipes? On paper, online? There are so many recipes available these days it is hard to keep them all straight. Click for tips on how to help keep them organized.
A high-yield savings account is the best way to have a safe place for your money that will not be impacted by the stock market's volatility. Not everyone knows how to open one or what a great tool they are. Click to read more!
Are you looking for a delicious, healthy breakfast recipe that is easy to eat on the go? I have the recipe for you! Click to check it out!
Do you want to volunteer and give back to your community, but are not sure how? Let me take some of the mystery out of it for you so you can help out. So many non-profits need help right now, and you are just the person to do it! Click to read.
An easy and delicious dinner perfect to make after a busy day at work. It is the first of the Go-To Meals that I have shared because it is one of my favorites! Cozy and filling, plus ready in the time it takes to boil some pasta! Click to check it out!
If you are looking to slow down your life and add some margin to it. Check out this list of 7 great books that can help you with that!
Have you been told when you are returning to work in the office? When that happens, there are some extra costs to consider and make sure you budget for. Click to read about how to figure out what those costs will be for you.
There is a lot of talk recently about returning to work at the office as more people are getting vaccinated. How are you feeling about having to go back into the office? If you are nervous or unsure, check out this post for some thought-provoking questions to help you determine your comfort level with returning to the office.
Looking for a tasty and easy dinner to have on hand for busy nights? Well, check out this recipe for pesto chicken and make it tonight!
How does compound interest work and how can it help you with saving for retirement? Click this post to read more!
Life hands you disappointments often. How do you process those disappointments and move past them? Click for some tips.
Health insurance is complicated and intimidating here in the US. If you are starting a new job, or just never signed up for health insurance, let me help you walk through the steps to get signed up.
Looking for a tasty and simple dinner that can be whipped up after a long day? Well, look no further! Check out my sweet chili salmon and enjoy a tasty dinner tonight!
The financial considerations of whether to buy or rent a house are complex and highly personal. Check out this post on some of the financial costs to consider and see if you are ready to buy!
Buying a house can be complex. In this post, we are setting aside the financial decision and just looking at how life will change when you buy a house.
Food waste is damaging to your wallet and the environment! Save money and reduce your environmental effects with these tips on how to reduce your food waste! Click to read more!
A short, simple, cheater version of Jambalaya based on a box of red beans and rice. Click for the recipe!
Have you signed up for your retirement plan at work? If not, you may be missing out on free money and long term growth to be able to retire with security. Click for more information and step by step instructions on how to sign up for a 401(k) or other retirement plan at work!
Is your life feeling rushed and frantic on a daily basis? Maybe your life needs a little margin added. Some unscheduled buffer space so that one speed bump doesn't de-rail your entire day. Click for more about why margin is so important and how you can make some simple changes to add it in.
If you’re constantly struggling with self-discipline, here are some tips to help you master self-discipline and become more productive and focused.
Porn and social media can make women question all aspects of their body, as a body positivity blog it is important that we ensure all women love every inch of themselves. This is why this blog aims to destroy the preconceptions of the ‘perfect’ vagina, encouraging women to embrace their differences.
Sexual health and wellness is a new topic that has been added to The Funky Eclectic and I thought that there was no better way to start off that column than discussing my relationship with sex. Read the post and share your relationship with sex if you feel comfortable enough. My hope with this new column is to let go of shame around sexual pleasure, in my personal life and others, in order to create a safe space for conversation around sex that will ensure our safety and comfortability to seek answers and knowledge as needed.
While we may not look exactly like the girls on Pinterest, we can still create routines that redefine what becoming 'that girl' means to us. That's why The It Girl Diaries was created; to inspire you to become your own muse and discover the It-Girl within. So today I'm exploring the 'that girl' trend and sharing some ways you can incorporate these ideas into your daily life.
I love art. I can’t say I’m full on art enthusiast and know all the different artists and their techniques. I still get a bit baffled by all the history, various art movements and different periods of art...But what I can say is that I fully appreciate art 🎨 When I heard about the Van Gogh Alive exhibition taking place in London, I was intrigued. I was intrigued because it was said to be immersive and multi-sensory, and I love going for new and unique experiences! In this blog post, I share my thoughts on the exhibition and give a little background on Vincent Van Gogh. I even share some of his famous quotes, which are lovely and full of meaning!
For a person who is always on the go, or who tends to feel guilty when they aren't doing something slightly productive - today's post is a reminder that it's okay to switch off without feeling guilty! Take the much needed break and reset your mind, it's okay I promise!
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You need to know that taking out time once in a while to intentionally take care of yourself will definitely not have a long lasting effect on your life. This is why you should incorporate self care activities in your daily routine