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Round Trip Roundup: JULY

The black car seat leather burns my thighs as I jump in to speed to my Pure Barre class.  Hot air blasts my face, and I fumble with the buttons to find a radio station not playing commercials.  They play the same five songs over and over again–it's always Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow or some… Continue reading Round Trip Roundup: JULY

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An Italian Wedding & A Swiss Tipi

Now, Sal, we're leaving everything behind us and entering a new and unknown phase of things. All the years and troubles and kicks—and now this! so that we can safely think of nothing else and just go on ahead with our faces stuck out like this, you see, and understand the world as, really and genuinely speaking, other… Continue reading An Italian Wedding & A Swiss Tipi

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Caribbean Vacation in St. Martin

The life of zip lining across a forest, digging your toes in the sand and hiking a volcano is the dream.  For fellow blogger and friend Kaitlyn Bailey, this dream became a reality last summer when she traveled to St. Maarten, Anguilla, Saba and St. Barts.  Her schedule was filled with spending time on the… Continue reading Caribbean Vacation in St. Martin

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How to Throw the Perfect Bastille Day Party

While I'm an American by blood (and proud), I have this insatiable crush on France.  Its romance language makes my heart race, and its commitment to Nutella as a basic food group makes me salivate.  The French take their time, savor each moment and make some dang good dessert.  Their independence day is approaching rapidement,… Continue reading How to Throw the Perfect Bastille Day Party

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5 Easy Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is a dream when I’m sitting in my car in the middle of December as I can see my breath and my leg hair pokes through my leggings.  Funny how it’s July, and I’m itching for fall because the humid heat is smothering me (and my hair).  Mid-Missouri hasn’t been too kind to me… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Beat the Summer Heat