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Adventures for 25 cents

When it rained on our parade (or adventure) Mountain hiking and kayaking were the two things we were most looking forward to as we drove through the Appalachians earlier this week.  Rain was hitting the windshield and we were hoping that as we got nearer our destination the storm would let up magically.  Everything would […]

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Feeling good when you feel bad

Trips are awesome until you come home I love being with friends, chatting about where we see our life headed, making plans, and figuring out my next steps.  This past weekend I got to be with some friends and it was fantastic. Re-entry into my life after such an amazing trip should be seamless.  I’ve […]

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What I’ve learned about Courage

how courage surprised me During the last week or so I’ve seen a lot of courage.  Courage in sharing.  Courage in speaking stories that haven’t seen the light of day.  Courage in reaching out and saying, “I get it.” Gwyneth Paltrow I’ve had women write me and tell me heartbreaking stories.  I’ve had conversations about […]

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The Power of Brene Brown’s Words

A yellow school bus This past weekend while I rode a yellow school bus full of 12 and 13 year old girls, Brene Brown’s words opened up a place in me that I hadn’t realized was so deeply hurt and wounded. I wrote and wrote. And this is what walked off that bus with me. […]

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The Magic of a Campfire

[iphone photos]   The awesome-ness of a firepit Soggy weather is still the order of the day here in South Carolina.  It’s not very sing songy but March showers bring April flowers in this area.  Just because it rains a bit doesn’t mean we aren’t taking any break in the weather to get outside and […]

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My Thankful Heart

What my heart needed Back at the beginning of the year I wrote this post about not being sure about what plans to make for the year. A couple of weeks into January I began taking note of, Alicia Theide (aka @gypsymama on Instagram).  Frequently, Alicia would take a picture of herself and then list […]

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How to make a Rain Gauge (or: what to do when the weather keeps you inside)

  it’s raining. It’s actually down-pouring.  Last week we had 8 inches of snow.  This week it’s raining cats and dogs. I live in South Carolina. is it already that green at your house? Lest you become immediately jealous of the view from my deck I have to say that this is from a spring […]

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Keeping it Simple: Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day. All around internetland are lots of wonderful ideas for how to show your love how much they mean to you.  Maybe you did something extravagant or you didn’t or you think Valentine’s Day is just for couples in love [I don't think that's true...you can read my book on that here.] Whether […]

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Countdown to Valentine’s Day: 25 inspiring ideas

seeing more love. Valentine’s Day is commonly known as a day for couples who are in love.  Some people have a love/hate relationship with the day.  If they are in love with someone, they may love it.  If they aren’t in love with someone, they may not love it. I’m proposing that Valentine’s Day be […]

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Winter Photography Tip: Indoors

Winter time is here. For us, that means we have been inside A LOT! Temperatures have been down int he 12 degree area and we’ve not had any snow! Being outside is mostly painful without the beautiful benefit of a white winter-land that should accompany such freezing cold temperatures. Instead, we run from house to […]

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