2017: What’s Next?


Happy New Year!!!!  It’s 3 days in… have you had to tear up any checks to re-write the date yet? I know I have!

It’s 2017 (I remember when I thought 2005 was soooooo far away…) and even though 2016 has become something of a meme, I am feeling great about the past year and where it has brought me. There were highs and lows, but it turned out to be an amazing year full of some big decisions!

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A Scottish Holiday: Travel Diary


Better late than never!

In October, Cam & I had the pleasure of visiting Edinburgh, Scotland in the UK along with two of our dear friends.

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Travel Diary: Ireland


Ancient castles, shaggy cattle, warm hearts, and endless green… Ireland was something of a dream.

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Thanksgiving Hostess: Do’s & Don’t’s


Some of you know that I became a first-time homeowner this year! (Weeee!) Homeowners also know that when this happens, people from all walks of life suddenly want to come see the new place! (agh……..) Which in itself, isn’t terrible. I’m just not a naturally gifted hostess.

So this Thanksgiving, I decided to put myself to the test. I offered to host Thanksgiving.

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Travel Diary: England


First off… where have I been? I’m not gone forever, I swear!  It’s been a crazy couple of months.

I’ve decided to update with a bit of travel inspiration! I recently got back from a two week vacation in the United Kingdom & Ireland. It was a trip I had been anticipating for the long time! I’m excited to share some pieces of it with all of you. 🙂

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The Art of Dealing With Difficult People


Difficult people are part of life. You can’t hide from it. You can’t run from it. No matter how sweet and generous of a person you are, there will be others who rub you the wrong way.

It isn’t always intentional. Sometimes our body language is all it takes – a subconscious movement or reaction that is hard-wired into a person’s psyche. And although I firmly believe that people can change, it will only happen if they are willing to change themselves.

Here are five ways we irritate, dishearten, and upset one another as human beings. Let’s figure out how we can cope with them when it happens to us – and how to change our own ways, as well.

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Be A Light


Consider this a short but sweet reminder to all of us: be a light.

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3 Tricks to Start Reading Again

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I’m a firm believer that books are one of the world’s greatest tools for self-growth.

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Riding the Wave: How To Make the Best Out Of It


What’s life without a roadblock or two?

Life has been a whirlwind lately – particularly because of one big reason that I’m finally ready to share… I bought a house! (but more on that later!)

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4 Easy Tips to Help You Focus


Between school, work, and all the other things ‘adulting’ consists of… sometimes it can be difficult to juggle so many things at once. I should know – its how I feel on most days! But with a little advice from my mentors, good books, and good blogs, I manage to get my focus on and get things done.

Here are some simple tips I’ve tried that you too can put into action to help increase your focus!

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