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Meditation

Living in the Grey: A Survival Guide

February 21, 2017

“If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…” From the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling Stress, Sadness, Stillness, and Patience In a very short span of time, a number of people in my life have done or said things that have caused me to see them in a new light and it’s not a very attractive one, I’m sorry to say. My reaction to these things has been really interesting…

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Wanderlust

Iceland Makes You Fall In Love

February 5, 2017

Iceland was the first worthwhile trip I have had in years. My PTO has been on reserve for holidays with parents and weddings. I have also been avoiding spending in hopes to have more of a…

Meditation

Samurai Check-in for the New Year

December 30, 2016

Happy New Year! The start of a new year always has a hint of magic. Motivation beyond normal expectations to reach farther and cleanse views of the past. We set out ambitious to begin anew. I…

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Indulgence

A Few of My Favorite Things

December 18, 2016

Sometimes there are things we just gush over. Small, large, simply novel, or complete game changers. Gift ’em or keep ’em, you won’t be disappointed. Here are a *few* of my favorites. Savannah Bee Company Savannah…

Homestead

Simple Holiday Decorations For Tight Spaces

December 14, 2016

Feel festive and bright without falling into a holiday clutter mess. Here are my top design inspirations and decorating tips that will fill any space with sights and smells that are sure to bring the yule…

Indulgence

Dark Chocolate Ginger Cookies

December 9, 2016

Los Angeles is not well known for its seasons. I never really notice one ending and the other beginning… except for late autumn. The temperature drops, a crisp breeze rustles through the leaves and the light…

Wanderlust

Why I Gave Up Saving To Experience Iceland

November 28, 2016

As a twenty something after the recession, there is nothing more stressful than money management. I find most months my checking account is down to the last dollar. I live well within my means, have a…

Indulgence

Low Sugar Challenge: Melissa’s Week 4

November 22, 2016

Celebration All right! Four weeks down! As I’ve been saying, this “sugar thing” was not a walk in the park for me. It was the beginning of a life style change and I am so grateful…

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