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The 27 Books I Read in 2018

The 27 Books I Read in 2018

As I wrote about in this post, I challenged myself to read 25 books in 2018 and ended up reading 27! I documented the books I read on my personal Instagram and Facebook, captioning them with short takeaways or impressions. As the year continued, these […]

Reading Challenge: How To (Actually) Read More Books This Year

Reading Challenge: How To (Actually) Read More Books This Year

If you feel like your reading life has been lacking, or (cough, cough) non-existent, I completely understand where you’re coming from! I was in the same boat at the beginning of last year, so I decided to attempt a reading challenge for myself. I cannot […]

Choosing a Personal Word for 2019

Choosing a Personal Word for 2019

New year, new me! Here we are at the edge of 2018 and surreptitiously peeking at the blank slate of 2019. We’re ready to fill the year with resolutions that will write us into better versions of ourselves, but the problem is that 2019 is […]

Charitable Christmas Gifts: A Win-Win-Win Holiday Solution

Charitable Christmas Gifts: A Win-Win-Win Holiday Solution

The Problem with Traditional Christmas Gifts ‘Tis the season for Christmas gift giving. If you’re like me, you dread the endless hours of shopping, both online and in stores, that the task requires. Instead, I’m giving charitable Christmas gifts a try this year. Last Christmas, […]

How to Go Backpacking with a Toddler

How to Go Backpacking with a Toddler

Last September, over Memorial Day weekend, my husband, K (learn more about him here), shared with me one of his all-time favorite activities: backpacking. I was hesitant to go on a backpacking trip for a number of reasons, but the biggest reason is we would […]

My Dream Home

My Dream Home

  I’ve spent a good portion of my life thinking about my dream house. I think this may because my mom spent a lot of time looking at houses for sale. We were the family that perused the real estate listings in the paper each […]

The Soundtrack of My Life

The Soundtrack of My Life

Continuing the blogging challenge from Kait over at Communikait, I am writing today about my life soundtrack. It is a lengthy post. I may be the only person who ever reads the entire thing. I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself. How do you identify and […]

My Greatest Fears

My Greatest Fears

In August, I decided to participate in a blogging challenge for the month of September put on by Kait over on Communikait. Well, September turned out way busier than I expected it to be with beginning a new job at a new school, so this […]

New Year’s Resolutions Check-In {The Sunday Sessions: 8.12.18 Edition}

New Year’s Resolutions Check-In {The Sunday Sessions: 8.12.18 Edition}

Sunday is traditionally a day in which we slow down, take time for reflection, and recharge. Every Sunday, I will share a poem or excerpt that will make us think, wonder, or even laugh as we prepare ourselves for the upcoming week.     On […]

3 Budget Wine Accessories (and 1 Splurge) for the Wine Enthusiast {Thursday 3: August 9, 2018}

3 Budget Wine Accessories (and 1 Splurge) for the Wine Enthusiast {Thursday 3: August 9, 2018}

If you’re anything like me and the rest of America, you’re in the middle of a love affair with wine right now. Wine is having a BIG moment, and I’m all aboard that wine train. But once you get into the wine world, all those […]