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Fab 5 Friday and a Link up!

The College Prepster – So You Want to Travel? Is the title question really a question at all? Whether you want to get down to Cancun for some resort life, trek the Appalachian trail, try escargot in Paris, or see the jungles of southeast Asia…everyone wants to do some sort of travel. Here are some… Continue Reading

Playing Doctor (And A Secret)

If you think this is a post about the childhood game you’re wrong. It’s not about the adult variation of the same game either so get your mind out of the gutter (smile). I apologize if you’re disappointed – ha! That’s a different post for a different day. It’s about answering that age-old question What… Continue Reading

How I Plan My Writing Time

A friend sent me this yesterday. And it is so true. Writing is hard. Starting is hard. Finishing…that’s the hardest. I like to consider myself a go with the flow kind of person. I’m not rigid, and I try not to sweat the small stuff. However, I’m very protective of my writing time and get… Continue Reading

Goal Recap (and August goals)

Has it already been 6 weeks since I posted my mid-June/July goals?   Where has the time gone? The goals I posted back in June were for the end of the year so each month I could report my progress. I thought it was a way to hold myself accountable. So here is my first share…. Continue Reading

Fab 5 Friday

Books that you MUST read! The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – Although easily interpreted as a coming-of-age story, Salinger’s most notable work has many elements that pertain to both adolescence and adulthood, which is precisely what makes it a classic. The struggles with belonging, loss of innocence, sexuality, and most importantly, identity… Continue Reading

Making Yourself Finish

I love starting things. Why? Don’t act like you don’t know it’s a lot easier to START an idea than to fully execute it. But starting and not finishing doesn’t pay the bills. No one wants to read a half finished blog post, a half finished novel, or a half-finished movie. Nope, they want the… Continue Reading

My First Writing Memory

A question I get asked a lot is how long have you known you wanted to be a writer. I can definitively say, since the 2nd grade when I was in Mrs. Pierce’s class. Sitting in alphabetical order between Don Stevens and Michele Yuresko. How do I remember that you ask when I can barely… Continue Reading

One Step At A Time

Sometimes I have a hard time motivating myself. Especially, when it comes to being healthy. I blame Netflix for that because it can be a lot easier to binge watch TV with a bag of chips and a glass bottle of wine than it is to work out. It’s even harder when you’ve spent several… Continue Reading

Fab 5 Friday

Gal Meets Glam – La Baguette Didn’t get the chance to take that European vacation this summer? Live vicariously through Julia Engel as she details for us her Parisian shopping adventure looking for sweets, treats, and bread for her picnic on Bastille Day. Casual, right?   Love & Lemons – erin’s adobo eggplant quesadillas For… Continue Reading

The Importance of Planning

“Failing to plan, is planning to fail.” I’m sure you’ve heard that quote before. I love to plan, most of the time. There are times when I get to the end of my plan, and then I wing it until I find the time to plan again. Because planning is hard, and it takes time…. Continue Reading

Fab 5 Friday

1.Minimalist Baker – Blueberry Quinoa Salad This salad warranted two recipe posts in this weeks fab 5. The frozen yogurt below sounds sinfully good, but this salad looks just as delicious without the calories. Plus, I love me a berry salad in the summer!   2.apartment therapy – Best Cotton Summer Blankets I always want… Continue Reading