Inspirational

Inspire Challenge: Write a Review

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Local businesses depend on their patrons to help bring in referrals.  With the ease of the Internet, apps, and mobile devices we can learn a lot about a business without even getting off the couch.  Hungry?  Use Urbanspoon.com to help you decide what you are in the mood for.  Looking for a mechanic?  Hit up […] Read more…

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Inspire Challenge: Handwritten Letter

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This morning I tackled my first Inspire Challenge act of kindness.  I know that my grandparents and Chris’ grandma love getting mail.  So I took some time to hand write them letters. My dad’s folks were farmers so even though I’ve been saving all of Annalise’s birthday photos for a special birthday post I thought […] Read more…

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Inspire Challenge:Inspire Around You Week 1

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Today is the first day of the first ever Inspire Challenge.  Five days a week we will be doing a small act of kindness for someone else.  It doesn’t cost anything (maybe a stamp here and there), doesn’t take much time and the end result will be making 20 people feel special, hopeful, and inspired […] Read more…

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Inspire Challenge for September!

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I am so excited to kick off the month of September with the first ever Inspire Challenge! What is the Inspire Challenge? Each month a theme will be announced focused on inspiration.  Inspiration for others, inspiration for yourself and so forth.  Every Monday I will release the 5 things to do that week that are […] Read more…

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My Body, My Journey

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One of my first memories of dealing with body image was when I was in 3rd grade.  I had an adult tell me they saw on an afternoon talk show that there are camps for kids like me that need to lose weight. I was 10 years old.  I remember where I was sitting.  I […] Read more…

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Spread A Little Love

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  This isn’t just a holiday for those who have a lover.  This is a day for everyone who is loved by their families, by their friends, by most importantly by themselves. This morning Annalise decided to get a heads start on Valentine’s Day and got up at 5am.  I started to get […] Read more…

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I am Thankful For…

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In the spirit of the holidays I thought I would take a quick snapshot of my life right now and what I am thankful for.  This isn’t your normal thankful list but it is mine. I am thankful for… 1. Fear As soon as Annalise was born all things mean, scary and evil just got […] Read more…

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This Could Be A Thanksgiving Post

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I know, I know. I need the wedding blog post.  I am just super overwhelmed with the thought of putting the words and images in my head from that day down in a blog post.  But we did just get our professional photos sooo it shall be soon.  I have had so many good blog […] Read more…

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So I Got A Little Homesick

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This week started out with two words.  Stressed & homesick.  Work is busy.  The wedding is just 2 months away.  And my baby sister was turning 21 years old 4335.19 miles away (yes, I Googled it).  I decided that I needed a quick Target trip to get my head on straight.  If you are a […] Read more…

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You Are My Inspiration Part 1

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In my opinion, the coolest thing about life is that we have some control of it’s direction.  We may not end up at our preconceived destination but we can surely set our GPS north or south.  And most of the time, when you take a leap and head north when everyone else is headed south… […] Read more…

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