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Have yourself a merry little Christmas

The Christmas season is my absolute favorite time of year. There is nothing better than the pure joy that fills my heart when the season rolls back around like an old friend. So much joy in fact, that sometimes it can be hard to stop and enjoy- truly savor the most important aspects of Christmastime.…… Continue reading Have yourself a merry little Christmas

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Morning Routine

As part of my Lenten goal for this year, I decided that I wanted to take a break from social media and really make an effort to live in the present moment. I didn’t know how this would effect my blog writing. I decided that, if I was feeling inspired, I would write. I did…… Continue reading Morning Routine

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House plants: A story of young love

I am coming up on a year of living in my apartment. Having been in college the last four years, I’ve moved around a lot. As in like, once a year. My apartment definitely feels like home and it’s somewhere I want to stay for a long time. As a little gift to myself for…… Continue reading House plants: A story of young love

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Photography by Bill Lemery, my “Poppy”

Featured on the home page of my blog is a beautiful photo of a few delicate, white peonies. I love this photo. It is hanging in my bedroom above my desk where I do a lot of writing. Its simple and clean colors inspire me to clear my mind. Something about it is just so…… Continue reading Photography by Bill Lemery, my “Poppy”

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John-David: The Biggest Blessing

There are many moments that define a person’s life. Sometimes, when reflecting on one’s life, it is hard to pick out one true defining moment. When I look back however, there is one moment that really stands out to me. Growing up, my parents instilled in me the values of serving others. Both of my…… Continue reading John-David: The Biggest Blessing

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tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick

In my earlier post Make Up- Basic Face, I mentioned using a “light plum” colored lipstick. Currently, my absolute favorite lipstick is by tarte. Its called Amazonian Butter Lipstick and for day-to-day wear I have been wearing a color called plummy rose. I love to wear colors that compliment my eye color, whether that be a brightly…… Continue reading tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick

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Review- Red Door Grill Brookside

I had eaten at Red Door Grill in Leawood at its always packed, especially at happy hour, so I was sooo excited when I saw we were getting one in Brookside. We joined our friends Jonathan and Ashley for Thursday night date night. I have to say, although the restaurant is new to the area,…… Continue reading Review- Red Door Grill Brookside