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Why I Switched From Amazon Publishing to Blurb

I'm ambitious, honestly maybe too ambitious at times.  I've always had an interest in writing, journaling and creating.  (In the sixth grade, I made my own newsletter for the boy band fan club I created.)  And that desire has only intensified as I've taken classes and matured as a person.  In 2014 I started my… Continue reading Why I Switched From Amazon Publishing to Blurb

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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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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

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Round Trip Roundup: JUNE

I'm not sure why summer is famed for its supposed lazy vacation days because there hasn't been a moment off this past month!  Although a change of pace from the semester, my summer has been bustling with activity from a spelunking daddy-daughter double date to a new workout class.  Here's my top 5 from the… Continue reading Round Trip Roundup: JUNE

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How to Make a Killer Summer Bucket List (+ Giveaway!)

Travel is a blessing and a curse.  You introduce your mind to experiences all over the globe, but the thing is, you gotta come home.  And home means there’s dishes, cleaning and errands.  I spent last summer in Europe, and this summer I’ll be in mid-Missouri.  Slight difference there, eh?  Even though the Midwest may… Continue reading How to Make a Killer Summer Bucket List (+ Giveaway!)

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Learning to Celebrate How Far You’ve Come

Unchecked boxes, incomplete plans and unaccomplished goals.  I always feel like I’m reaching for the next thing and trying to do more, to be more.  And it’s exhausting.  Camping out in the what ifs rarely does any good, but instead it tears you down to the point of helplessness.  As the semester winds down, I’m… Continue reading Learning to Celebrate How Far You’ve Come