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What Gratitude Has Taught Me This Year

I have always thought I was a grateful person, always appreciating the little things. However, when I began my weekly gratitude challenge on the blog, I noticed how intentionally taking the time to think about and write about what I am grateful for made a huge difference in how I approached life. It hasn’t been 100% easy to be grateful for everything, even the “bad” things. That being said, I am going to share what gratitude has taught me this year.

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5 Realizations When You Begin Wedding Planning

Since we looked at rings last spring, I had been pinning anything wedding-related and I started googling venues. I figured that planning a wedding would be no big deal once we were engaged because I would pretty much already know what I wanted. We wanted something casual, small, boho/hippie, and we wanted bbq. I figured our families would be so thrilled about our simple ideas. Then it happened…we got engaged and my head has been spinning since January 1st, 2017. Here are 5 things I  ...

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Mistakes I’ve Made (a post about shame)

Day in and day out, we hear about accomplishments and we see “perfect” lives through social media. I’ve seen posts shared months – even years – later where someone will disclose a failure or mistake that they went through. A lot of us hide behind shame and refuse to be vulnerable. We fear being judged, even by those closest to us. Shame is something I have struggled with greatly, especially recently. Over last 5 years, I have slowly let go of all of my  ...

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5 Natural Remedies for Colds

There is nothing worse than getting sick, no matter the time of year. When I do feel a cold coming on (or everyone else around me is sickly), I have found natural remedies that stop a cold in its tracks or prevent it all together. I’m a huge fan of avoiding over the counter medicine when I can, so these are always my first go-to’s. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Please do your own research as well and consult a doctor. These are simply some natural remedies that have worked for  ...

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