What I'm Reading: 22 Free & Fun Fonts

I’ve been on a font-kick recently. I love fonts. I’m typically rather picky about how something looks, so I prefer to type things instead of handwriting them. Not to mention I don’t like my handwriting so I enjoy the ability to make documents look handwritten without actually writing them.

I have probably close to 250+ fonts on my computer and I love having the flexibility to combine a variety of different styles together to create beautiful schedules, to-do lists, and more! Without further adieu…

Here’s a list of 22 free & fun fonts!

22 Free & Fun Fonts | FurryFinches

Attract More Women
Ballerina Script
Baxter and Layla
Beautiful Every Time
Black Jack
CK Carolyn
Coventry Garden
Champagne & Limousines
Cheveux d’ange
Dancing Script
Cul De Sac
Indie Flower
Digs My Hart
High Strung
Doodle Pen Limited
Elephant Hiccups
dirty little secrets

What is your favorite font?

Before You Set Up Your Budget (Plus Free Printable)

Setting up a budget is a huge part of getting your spending under control and outlining your financial future. Budgets are a great tool and I highly encourage everyone to utilize them. However, there are some important steps you need to take before you set up your budget. I’ve discussed tracking spending, and today I want to explore another key step in the process.
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Scout's Cracked Carpal Pad (+ Our Treatment)

Unfortunately, Scout cracked both of his carpal pads last weekend. Carpal pads are E in the diagram below (from Wikipedia):
Paw Pad Diagram
From what I’ve gathered from various articles, carpal pads help dogs to slow down, like brake pads. Apparently carpal pad injuries are fairly common, particularly if your dog spends a lot of time on concrete/asphalt/other hard surfaces. Regardless, they are pretty frightening to see. Don’t worry, I’m not going to include pictures of his gross injuries. Basically, he ripped both of his carpal pads while playing in our backyard. I’m guessing this happened on a rock when he was playing fetch.
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What I'm Reading: Blogging

This week I’ve had a lot of struggles with increased work demands, plus attempting to connect with a local agency to provide additional therapy services to aid my process towards licensure. I’ve also been reading up a lot on how to better my blog. Obviously I’m still very new to this space, so I’m hoping I can learn a lot from those more experienced than me!
Please be aware every image is linked to the original content and should open in a new window! Read more

Mental Illness: The Invisible Illness

As a mental health professional, I feel its important to educate people on mental illness as a whole. I feel it is important for the the public to be aware of what mental illness is, what mental illness is not, and how to be supportive of those suffering.
I will be writing a more in-depth series on mental health but I thought a brief introduction would be helpful. Read more

How to be More Productive with Hot Keys (Plus Video Tutorial)

Hot keys are keyboard shortcuts for use in a variety of computer programs, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and internet browsers. Hot keys also allow you to increase your productivity, especially on a laptop, because you aren’t constant having to navigate around your screen with your touchpad. Hot keys allow you to focus your attention entirely on the keyboard as you are writing, decreasing your multitasking and and increasing your overall focus.
While there are an incredible number of hot keys in existence, I’ve created a list of hot keys including the ones I use most frequently. I have broken the lists up by program/use, so there may be some duplicates. Read more

What I'm Reading | Personal Finance

I’ve mostly been reviewing personal finance and savings posts over the previous week. My 50 day check-in was a few weeks ago and I’ve been looking at ways to improve my progress on my savings goal. As a result, I’ve been looking for various tips and tricks to help guide me.
Here are a few I’ve been reading lately:
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The Importance of Tracking Spending

You want to save money and you feel like you can do it but every month you feel like you’re coming up short. Where does all of your money go? Why are you not saving the way you want to? Honestly, there are many different reasons, but a good first step would be to start tracking your spending to create a budget.

Where to start

It is often difficult to even know where to begin when budgeting. Often the best place to begin to review your spending over the previous 30-90 days. This includes looking over your bank statements, credit card statements, check registers, and more. You want to know where every single penny you spent went. You can see why you never save as much as you planned and why you feel like you’re always coming up short. When you take the time to complete this step, you have a really good idea of exactly where your money has been going.
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Friday Favorites: Unroll.me

I like my life to be organized. I like to be able to find things quickly, look over things quickly, and not have an overwhelming to-do list. I also like to keep my email inbox empty, especially of unread emails. I don’t know about you, but I have signed up for probably who-knows-how-many emails in the past  few years. Between blogs, stores, and social media, I’ve honestly lost track of whether I even signed up for it in the first place. Insert Unroll.me.

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