Road Trip Essentials

Craig and I are gearing up for a cross-country road trip. We have the opportunity to leisurely spend a month in Florida over the holidays to be close to our families – and we jumped on it! After a season that included lots of airports + airplanes, we are both very much looking forward to […]

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Honeymoonin’

Holy crap. I’m a married woman. For anyone reading this feeling like you’re not as “far along” in life as you want to be, let me also add in that I am a 36-year old bride. Sometimes I still have to pinch myself that it all “REALLY HAPPENED” for me because for so long I […]

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How to be the Best Aunt (even from 1,000 miles away)

In 2019, I moved 1200 miles away from my family leaving behind my brothers, sister-in-laws, and their growing families. It was (and still is) important to me to SHOW up in my nieces/nephews lives and with the distance between us now, I had to get creative. After an amazing trip back home (just celebrated THREE […]

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Fall Bucket List

The days are long, but the weeks (and months) are short. This always rings true as we usher in a new season and remember all the things we had anticipated on doing, but didn’t get around to… Where did the time go, right?! Craig (the fiancé) and I got really intentional this summer about creating […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

I begin craving all things “cozy and pumpkin” the day after Labor Day (even though the first day of fall isn’t officially until September 22nd this year). And who can blame me…now that I live in Michigan, early September brings cooler temps and the subtle beginning of leaves changing color. Cue all things FALL please! […]

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Six Ways to Subtly Shift Your Mindset

The struggle has been REAL lately. Anyone else feeling these (almost) post-pandemic, eclipse season, full moon vibes or is it just me? In case you need it too, here’s your friendly reminder: It is 100% your responsibility to create a life that YOU deem beautiful and that you love. You are co-creating this one precious […]

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Motherless on Mother’s Day

For the last six years, I’ve found myself motherless on Mother’s Day and thought I’d write this for YOU in the off chance that you find yourself in the same boat. I’m not quite sure if time heals all things – the jury is still out on that one for me. What I do know […]

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Best Practices: Going Back to School While Working a Full-Time Job

In the fall of 2017, I began my grad school journey. Seven semesters later and a year to reflect leaves me still wondering how I did it all. Truthfully, it feels like a blur. My days consisted of: study, eat, work, study, sleep. Then I’d wash, rinse, and repeat. Looking back, before I was in […]

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How To Optimize Your At-Home Yoga Practice

The face of how we do fitness has changed right before our eyes. Working out regularly was hard enough before, but now with the stay-at-home order it feels even more challenging to maintain (or start) a workout routine. Here are a few things that have helped me maintain my daily yoga practice while social distancing: […]

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Smitten with the Mitten

  This Florida girl is taking a leap of faith and moving to Michigan! I know, I know…most people move to Florida FROM Michigan. Like most things though – I do them a little backwards 😉 The past few years, I have been blessed to travel to Grand Rapids, MI for work on several occasions; […]

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