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October 22, 2017

Coffee Talk

Good morning! I'm back with my weekly Coffee Talk post and general life update. I almost didn't post today because honestly, I have nothing much to say except to complain about my mouth, but here I am, typing away!
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September 5, 2015

Saturday Morning Coffee Talk

Good Saturday morning, friends! I know it’s a holiday weekend, but I still wanted to write a personal update today. The first week of school is behind us. Here’s the obligatory First Day of School picture. I have a 10th grader, a 4th grader, and a 7th grader. {HOLD ME!} It’s been odd, starting before Labor...
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June 30, 2015

Anchored GIVEAWAY

Last week this beautiful box of goodness arrived on my doorstep. It’s the brand spanking new book by my friend Kayla Aimee called Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected, and true to her generous nature, it also included an adorable anchor charm bracelet and three gorgeous printables in her signature style. I cannot wait to frame...
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June 9, 2015

20 Great Summer Beach Reads 2015

Everyone is always talking about finding a good beach read for summer. I get it. I probably read 3 times as many books in the summertime as I do the entire rest of the year. There’s nothing like sitting on the beach with a good book. Or by the pool with a good book. Or on...
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February 18, 2015

The Fringe Hours: Making Time For You

“Every woman has had this experience: you get to the end of the day and realize you did nothing for you. And if you go days, weeks, or even months in this cycle, you begin to feel like you have lost a bit of yourself.” Do you know this feeling? If so, I have the...
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September 11, 2014

The Happiness of Pursuit

Have you ever stopped to wonder what it is that drives some people to achieve incredible goals, while the rest of us just plod along taking life as it comes? There’s nothing wrong with taking life as it comes. Most of us spend the majority of our lives this way, and there is no shame in it. But...
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June 16, 2014

5 Summer Book Club Picks

One of my goals for 2014 was to read a book a month. I have always loved to read, but sometimes life gets in the way and I realize that I’ve gone months without getting lost in a good book. I made a conscious decision that I would not allow that to happen this year,...
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June 13, 2014

Is Fault In Our Stars Appropriate for Kids?

Last night I went with some friends to see the new hit movie, The Fault in Our Stars. Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of it. Evidently it’s the big hit of the summer for teen and tween girls. I have a daughter in 5th grade and a son in middle school...
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February 9, 2014

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

I had A Thousand Splendid Suns downloaded to my Kindle for weeks before I finally dared dive in. You may remember that among my goals for 2014, I am trying to read a book a month. I’m already ahead. It is February 9, and I’ve read three and I’m getting ready to start my fourth. I love...
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August 15, 2013

One Thousand Gifts: A Review {of sorts}

For our ladies’ book club this summer, we read Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. Have you read it? I found her writing style is a bit hard to take, but once I got past that, I found some valuable takeaways. The overall emotionalism was a bit of a...
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January 19, 2013

Parental Guidance | Feel Good Movie of 2013

This morning we spontaneously decided to go see a movie as a family today, but we had no idea what was showing or if there was any way to find something that we could all agree. on. Everyone with kids at a wide range of age can attest, it’s a challenge to find a movie...
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December 19, 2012

Les Misérables Movie Review

Last night I attended a press screening for the movie version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, due out in theaters on Christmas day. A huge fan of the musical (although admittedly, I have not read the book) I wasn’t sure how well it was going to translate to the big screen, but I had high hopes....
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