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The Oscars

Tonight is the 90th Academy Awards (the Oscars) and I’m super excited! Josh and I have plans to make steak, crack open a bottle of wine and watch the shows for as long as we can stay awake (spoiler: I rarely make it through the end… whoops). Josh and I are BIG movie fans, so… Read More The Oscars

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Words of the Year

2017 In 2017, I had a word of the year. That word was GO. I wanted to use that year to move out of my comfort zone and start moving. I wanted to say YES to exciting new opportunities, and go after new projects and training at work. I wanted to travel. I wanted to… Read More Words of the Year

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January Goals

January is one of the toughest months for me to get behind. Starting in October, every month has something wonderful and exciting. October: Halloween November: My birthday and Thanksgiving December: Christmas and New Year’s Eve And then… January. And reality. And gyms and meal plans and budgets and all of the things that are the… Read More January Goals

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2018, Nice to See You

In what is probably the first time ever in my life, I’m already used to writing 2018 on all of my checks and emails. I’m working on a big presentation at work, and 2017 seems like so long ago, instead of just a few days. Maybe it’s because 2018 has already been a whirlwind! On… Read More 2018, Nice to See You

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Looking Inward

We have a lot to be thankful for in this life. The list is extensive, and it’s filled with all the normal things I give thanks for in our day-to-day life. Josh. A loving family. A great, fulfilling job with a great team. Best friends that are family now. A beautiful house that we work… Read More Looking Inward

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The Joy of Community

One of my favorite things about my generation (#MillennialsFTW) is our willingness to create our own families. I grew up with excellent Baby Boomer examples on this, however. While I was growing up, I was absolutely close with extended family members (my cousin Steph was a bridesmaid in my wedding). However, my parents had two… Read More The Joy of Community

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Thankful

Today, I’m thankful for so many things. I’m thankful for my fantastic parents, who have always put our family first and given us everything we could need and most everything we could want (still waiting for that pony), all through our childhood and even now as adults. I’ve loved seeing our relationships change as we… Read More Thankful

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Thanksgiving

I cannot believe it’s already Thanksgiving. I mean, I’m still trying to remember to write 2017 on my checks (all three of them that I write a year… maybe that’s why it doesn’t stick). And now it’s almost December?! Which means it’s almost 2018?! Anyway. It’s Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving, but it also kicks off… Read More Thanksgiving