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2020 Goals and Why Blogging Has Taken a Backseat

It’s been a little more than a year since I started my blog.   I got into it after seeing the success of “influencers” on Instagram:  Young women who were posting about beauty, fashion and everyday life. It looked like fun. I have always considered myself to be fashionable despite not having deep pockets, and was… Continue reading 2020 Goals and Why Blogging Has Taken a Backseat

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Getting Around Anxiety

*Disclaimer, this is not like my usual posts. I wanted to get a little deeper with you all. Stay tuned for more posts on our usual lighthearted content. For the longest time, for almost as long as I can remember--I have suffered from anxiety. The first time I remember it happening was in first grade.… Continue reading Getting Around Anxiety

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide ’19

Mother's Day is officially a week away! Have you found the perfect gift for the mom in your life? If not, do not panic! I have compiled a list of gifts anyone would absolutely love. Rather they be a mom, sister, aunt, grandma, new mom, dog mom, I have got you covered! There are a… Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide ’19

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Part I: Fitness Background

A couple weeks ago I started a fitness program. I plan to write a series of blogs about my fitness background and how I have felt going through the process. This is just the first blog of the series; stay tuned for more! Part I: Background Fitness has always been intimidating to me. I was… Continue reading Part I: Fitness Background

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20 Questions

I lived in a tiny town in South Dakota for a year while completing my nursing degree. Upon acceptance into the accelerated nursing program at South Dakota State University, I was really not enthusiastic about the idea of moving to Aberdeen, South Dakota.  However, the program at SDSU was very highly rated and the cost… Continue reading 20 Questions

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‘You have a PIZZA my heart’

Is it just me or did January last for about a year? Finally, Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  Jake and I generally keep things pretty low key on V-Day:  we typically exchange cards, I usually get some beautiful flowers, and we usually go out to dinner. Neither of us are very materialistic and… Continue reading ‘You have a PIZZA my heart’

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Galentine’s Day 2019

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and so is Galentine's Day! For those of you who are out of the loop, Galentine's Day originated on Amy Poehler’s TV comedy Parks and Rec. It falls on February 13th and celebrates the platonic love that girlfriends share. As Amy’s character Leslie says on the… Continue reading Galentine’s Day 2019

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Cheater’s Chili Recipe

As a bitter, “never forget Deflate-gate” Seahawks fan, I’m calling this recipe Cheater’s Chili in honor of the Patriots being back in the Super Bowl yet again!  Super fast and easy and tastes delicious even with the seasoning shortcuts and canned beans! This recipe does not require long hours stewing away in the slow cooker.… Continue reading Cheater’s Chili Recipe

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Penny’s Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

As a self-proclaimed obsessive dog mom, I am always trying to find ways to not only show love to my pooch, but to also keep her happy and healthy.  I’m sure you have seen the news reports and commercials and are well aware that dog food these days can be chock full of less than… Continue reading Penny’s Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

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Bills, Bank Accounts and Budgets

“Adulting” can be really hard. It seems that as a kid, being an adult is what you are working for. You imagine living in a beautiful house, driving to your dream job in your luxury car, without a care in the world about your income, bills, or 401Ks. It’s quite blissful until you are rudely… Continue reading Bills, Bank Accounts and Budgets