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Life Lately: The Color Run Dream Tour, Lunch At Sidetrack, & A Giant Strawberry Shortcake

Posted in Bucket List, Life Lately
on July 4, 2017

My family & I love doing The Color Run every summer.  It’s become one of my favorite yearly traditions, and this years Dream Tour was nothing short of amazing.  The weather was perfect.  The sherbet colors of yellow, purple, blue, and coral pink were new and different.  And, the party at the finish line was extra fun.

The Color Run is the best family 5K in my opinion. Here’s why we love it so much, and why I’m sure you will too!

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The Dog Bowl, Glow Balloons, & Bubble Tea- Our Memorial Day Weekend in Frankenmuth

Posted in Life Lately
on June 29, 2017

I love going to the Dog Bowl and Balloons Over Bavarian Inn every Memorial Day weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Frankenmuth is like Michigan’s own “little bravaria”.  When you drive into town it feels as though you’ve just driven into the German hillside.  There are cheese shops, famous fried chicken, the Bavarian Belle, shops, & lots of fun activities throughout the year.

Memorial Day Weekend up in Frankenmuth is like a big giant kick-off to summer for us, & I’d love to share it with you.

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Cultivating What Really Matters: How to Grow An Intentional Life

Posted in Inspiration
on June 27, 2017

Cultivating means “to prepare, break up, raise or grow, acquire or develop…to pay attention”. Typically, cultivating refers to growing crops, tilling the soil, and watching good things grow.  In Lara Casey’s  newest book, she encourages us to Cultivate an Intentional Life with grace and a whole lot of faith.  She discusses how tending to our heart, mind, and soul are similar to tilling soil, and that in the dark and messy places of our journey is often where beautiful things grow.

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20 Blog Posts That Will Change Your Life

Posted in Blogging
on June 19, 2017
20 Blog Posts that changes my life, & my blog's 1st birthday party...

Wow!  That title, “20 Blog Posts That Will Change Your Life”, is a pretty hefty statement.  But, all I can say is, these next 20 blog posts I’m going to share with you have completely changed mine, because today I’m celebrating my 1 year Bog Birthday!  Can you believe it?  Exactly one year ago today I pushed “publish” on my very first blog post, and held my breath.  Every day since has been filled with creativity and inspiration all thanks to you, my readers!  Can I call you that?

Well, anyways, I’d like to share with you today the 20 posts you all loved over this past year.  Can you guess which ones they are?  Will your favorite be on this list?  Let’s check it out and see?

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Life Lessons I Learned At The Hello Kitty Cafe

Posted in Bucket List, Life Lately
on June 8, 2017

Just this past Memorial Day weekend, my hubby and I were heading up to Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bravaria. We go up every year for their Annual Dog Bowl & Balloon Festival (which I’ll share with you in blog posts soon).  I had noticed on Instagram that the Hello Kitty Cafe was going to be at a local mall that day, and lo and behold, it just so happened to be on our route up north. So, we packed our bags, got in the car, and began our adventure up north for the weekend.

The plan was to make a quick stop at the mall, buy some macaroons from the glorious hot pink van, & be on our way.  But boy, our day turned out entirely different than our perfectly planned excursion…

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The Lantern Fest: What To Expect & What To Bring

Posted in Bucket List, Life Lately
on June 7, 2017

My nieces loved watching the Disney movie, Tangled , when they were little, and if I was being completely honest, I loved watching it too!  We’d make cupcakes and decorate pink and purple tiaras with jewels and stickers, & dance around our living room singing all the songs and reciting all the lines.  Our favorite part of the movie was the floating lantern scene, when Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder are in the canoe singing.  I thought that type of scene only existed in the movies, until I saw advertisements for The Lantern Fest on Facebook.

I knew that one day I’d have to go to The Lantern Fest to witness this spectacle in person, and so when I heard The Lantern Fest was coming to Michigan, I jumped at the chance to go.  This past May, just a few weeks ago, we experienced one of the most beautiful and unexpected nights of our lives.

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Summer Reading List: 10 Awesome Books To Read This Summer

Posted in Likes & Links
on May 31, 2017

Summer is quickly approaching, and I’ve got a list of 10 books you just have to read in these coming months.  These books are centered around similar themes about purposeful living, goal setting, and being our best selves.  I hope you find some inspiration in the sun this summer.  Let’s dive in….

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Likes & Links: Spring Wishlist 2017

Posted in Likes & Links
on May 2, 2017

Hey, friends! I love these Likes & Links posts, because I get to share with all of you some of my favorite things, places, experiences, and so on.  I love reading these posts on other blogs, so I decided to write my own Likes & Links series.

This post has some of my newest favorite things…Michigan-themed baby gifts, Palette Painting & Canvas Pillows at a Crafty Boutique, Jewelry made from Graffiti Art in Detroit, the Magnolia Journal, & an intentional goal planner.

So, without further adieu, I’d like to present to you my Likes & Links for this Spring.  Here goes…

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A Mother’s Day Giveaway with Lemongrass Spa

Posted in Likes & Links
on April 27, 2017
Safe, Natural, Organic Spa Products Review & Giveaway

Boy, do I have a treat for you!  My friend Tiffany introduced me to Lemongrass Spa products recently, and I completely fell in love!  These beauty products are organic and natural, & made from “beneficial botanicals and plant extracts”.  They are also gluten-free, phthalate-free, and sulfate-free.  Basically, these products are safe and luxurious, and I can’t get enough of them.

So, as a surprise to my readers, we are offering a special Mother’s Day Spa Giveaway including some of my favorite Lemongrass Spa Products….the charcoal facial mask, the midnight orchid body polish, the coconut body icing, and the lavender vanilla mineral bath soak.

{Instructions on how to enter this giveaway included in this post.  Good Luck & Happy Pampering!}

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New Mommy Series: The Ultimate List of Baby Gear 2017

Posted in Family Life, New Mommy Series
on April 8, 2017
20 Must Have Items for Your Baby Registry...

As a Mother-Baby Nurse I get to see all the new baby gear that brand new parents bring to the hospital when they have their babies. It’s excited to see so many new amazing gadgets and what not.  Today I’ll share with you 25 of the newest, most unique must-have baby gadgets all new mommy’s will want.  Are you ready to shop, shop, SHOP!!  Hold of to your credit cards, cause these are some goodies…

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