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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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52 Weeks of Gratitude

52 Weeks of Gratitude: Week 10

This week ended with feeling a lot of gratitude. Saturday afternoon I lost my grandmother and while it has been difficult emotionally, I am so grateful she is no longer suffering. I’ve been dealing with a lot of “what if’s”, “should have’s”, and “could have’s” in the last 24 hours, but I also know that everything happens the way it is supposed to. This week I am grateful for… A chance for one last goodbye When I got the news  ...

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52 Weeks of Gratitude

52 Weeks of Gratitude: Week 8

It was another slow week for me with a couple of bad days, but I made it to Friday and constantly thought about what I’m grateful for. When I started feeling stressed and negative thoughts were going through my mind, I stopped and thought about what I’m grateful for in that moment. It’s a difficult habit to get into, because it’s so easy to focus on the things going wrong at that time. One of my favorite parts about this past week was the start of actual warm Spring  ...

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52 Weeks of Gratitude

52 Weeks of Gratitude: Week 6

This past week has been full of gratitude. I have been taking in every moment with my nephew, even the less peaceful ones. Seeing his joy brings me so much joy and I am so incredibly grateful for that. Of course there have been moments where I have wondered, “how the heck will I do this mom thing whenever I have kids!?” However, at the end of the day, I got through the small obstacles (there weren’t any big ones), he was fed, he was healthy, and he was certainly happy.  ...

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