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My Favorite Book

First of all, I’d like to thank my brother Tim for that awesome photo. He was very proud of it and I want to give credit where credit is due.

I’ve always been a reader. I devoured books as a child and teenager, and while I still love to read, I don’t often have hours to dedicate all of my attention to it. As a teen, I used to be able to read an entire young adult novel in a day. Now that I’m older, I’ve become very selective about what I choose to read and absorb into my mind. I have a few favorite novels that I like to re-read every couple of years, but most of my new reading consists of inspirational books (HEYO Brené Brown!) and the classics AKA the ones that bored me to tears as a kid that somehow thrill me now.

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The Best Detox Green Smoothie

I know what you’re thinking…how can “best” and “detox green smoothie” even exist in the same SENTENCE?! I shall tell you how, my little green friends. Green and leafy foods are my favorite food group. Like…I eat spinach by the handful straight out of the bag. If there is a green smoothie or juice on

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By Small and Simple Things

Praise the heavens above! It’s officially spring! I have never been so happy to see the snow melt and watch the little buds on the trees blossom into beautiful flowers and fresh green leaves. At the start of this season full of new life, I’ve been extending my spring cleaning into many different areas of

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A Day in Venice: Italy Travel Guide

It’s here! My guide to a day in dreamy Venice, Italy. I blame “The Thief Lord” for my obsession with Venice. Cornelia Funke was one of my favorite authors as a young girl (remember “Inkheart”?). When I was in high school, my best friend introduced me to the movie and in our boy-crazed teenage years

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Florence & Tuscany: Italy Travel Guide

Ahh…Tuscany. What I wouldn’t give to drive past those rolling green hills dotted with vineyards, watch golden sunsets, and eat bruschetta covered in ripe tomatoes from the garden and dripping with fresh pressed olive oil again. After a few busy days in Rome, we took a train to one of the most beautiful regions of

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Winter Cocoa Chia Oats with Pomegranate & Almond Butter

I know what you’re thinking…it’s almost the new year and you just polished off all those holiday treats…and here I am, bringing you another chocolate-filled recipe right when you’re trying to eat healthy. Well, don’t you fret, my friends! This is going to help you on your way! During the years I lived in Hawaii,

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Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate & Homemade Marshmallows

Bring On The Baked Goods!  Y’all, it is mid-December and the festivities have begun! If you were to step inside our house this holiday season you would find a lot of sweets and chocolate, cozy blankets and Christmas decor, and a bunch of little eskimos because our Dad refuses to turn up the heat. There’s

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25 Ways to Serve This Christmas

This year will be my 25th Christmas; my GOLDEN Christmas! 25 years of giving and receiving gifts, singing Christmas songs, and experiencing the magic of Christmas morning with my brothers and sisters. As I get older, I find that what I love most are the feelings of sweet peace and joy only Jesus Christ can

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