Behind Her Smile

If you knew me prior to 2014, you would have thought something along the lines of, “There’s a girl who’s high on life.  A girl who gets it; who is in love with the life she’s living.  She understands what’s really important; has a large family who loves and supports her, a boyfriend who spoils […]

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Goodbye 31; Thank You.

As I get ready to close the door on 31, I can’t help but pause and wonder how I managed to keep putting one foot in front of the other some days.  It was a hard year, but it was one of exponential personal growth. It was the year I learned that my mental health […]

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100 Days of Summer

The warm weather has finally arrived (where I live anyway!) and the school days are quickly running out, which can only mean one thing — summer vacation is almost here! Wondering what you’re going to do to fill those long, lazy summer days? I’ve compiled a list of 100 family-friendly activities to help fill your […]

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#getloud

For months I’ve wanted to share this post.  To share my story.  But for several reasons, I couldn’t bring myself to.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to have my utmost vulnerable moments ripped open for the world to see and judge.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to expose my thoughts and feelings the […]

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Censorship Be Damned

Have you ever wanted to say something, but kept it in because you just didn’t want to deal with someone’s reaction? Of course you have. I’m sure most of us wish we could be Sheldon Cooper for a day (or twenty) – me, if I were able to have one super power, the ability to […]

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Happy Mothers Day Wishes For The Mother-in-law I’ll Never Meet

Tomorrow I’ll stop by and silently wish you a Happy Mother’s Day.  A woman I’ve never met. I’ll offer up, yet again, a silent thank you and many thoughts of appreciation to you — my soon-to-be mother-in-law.  I’ll tell you how much I love and adore your son, though it’s quite impossible to put into […]

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These Green Walls

I popped the cover on the can of primer and began painting the hallway of our apartment today.  He didn’t want me to paint, I knew it.  But I’ve been on Pinterest a little too much lately and was determined to give our home a facelift. “Ugh, I hate painting.” Which he totally does and […]

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World Book Day: Children’s Books

This may just be my largest/longest post in this mini series.  As a child there wasn’t many times I was caught without my nose in a book.  I would have to be told several times to leave it away from the dinner table, I would take it in the bath with me, the car, shopping […]

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World Book Day: Romance

A little less my forte, but deserving of a post of its own all the same. Romantic novels are usually my turn-to when I’m feeling overwhelmed with school.  Similar to those who have guilty pleasures in the form of a television show, I have guilty pleasures in the form of books.  When I’m feeling bogged […]

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World Book Day: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

I’m not even going to try and sugarcoat this post. I am completely and utterly biased here because my favorite author writes suspense/thriller novels and I love her work too much to recommend anyone beyond here – yes, I love them that much. Sandra Brown was originally known for her romance novels dating back to […]

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