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Fall Diffuser Blends

Fall Diffuser Blends

September 01, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  It is raining and cloudy here in North Carolina. Besides going to the gym this morning, I haven’t left house and have been enjoying a fall seasonal diffuser blend while reading Sarah J. Maas' newest book.  Lots of people ask me what kinds of oils I use in my diffuser and these are some blends that I use during the fall...

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Book Review: The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi

Book Review: The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi

August 06, 2020

In this debut book, Kendra Adachi offers practical tips to help us tackle life without running ourselves into the ground.  Kendra's motto, "Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't" is the book's framework and the first chapter breaks down what it means to be a lazy genius. The subsequent chapters are 13 lazy genius principles: Decide Once, Start Small, Ask the Magic Question, Live in the Season...

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Kindergarten 2020 Homeschool Plan

Kindergarten 2020 Homeschool Plan

July 29, 2020

Well. Here we are, friends. I'm going to be a homeschooling mom for the 2020-2021 school year. This was not an easy decision. Before I had kids I thought I might homeschool them one day. I quickly changed my mind when I became an actual parent. Even with a background in education (elementary school teacher and librarian), I realized that I didn't want to homeschool and would most likely be sending my kids to public school. Then COVID...

 

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Unlearning + Learning: An Anti-Racist Book Club

Unlearning + Learning: An Anti-Racist Book Club

June 11, 2020

Over the past months, I've learned that I have a lot to learn concerning the history of our country and the issues of systemic racism. I've recognized that I, too, have biases that I was unaware of. Waking up to this reality has felt a little like grieving or at least going through the grief process. It hit me hard in the beginning and I was sad and angry. Then I didn't know what to do with the pain of it and was overwhelmed by it all. And now I'm accepting the fact that I have a lot of work to do and that this is a marathon, not a sprint...

 

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Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

June 05, 2020

"For me, becoming isn't about arriving somewhere and achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn't end. I became a mother, but I still have a lot to learn from and give to my children. I became a wife, but I continue to adapt to and be humbled by what it means to truly love and make a life with another person. I have become, by certain measures, a person of power, and yet there are moments still when I feel insecure and unheard. It's all a process, steps...

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COVID-19 Reading Challenge

COVID-19 Reading Challenge

April 01, 2020

Have you heard??? I'm hosting a COVID-19 Reading Challenge and I want you to join me!! Click here to get a printable copy of the challenge. Feel free to email it to a friend and invite them to join as well.  Below you'll find the categories plus book suggestions!

 

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Spring Diffuser Blends Printable

Spring Diffuser Blends Printable

March 27, 2020

Spring is officially here and I've created a free printable for you with my favorite spring diffuser blends! One of my favorite ways to celebrate the start of each season is to change up the essential oils that I diffuse. Diffusing essential oils ...

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Saving My Life: A COVID-19 Daily Routine

Saving My Life: A COVID-19 Daily Routine

March 16, 2020

If you're anything like me then this last week has felt like a bit of a roller coaster. Living through something like COVID-19 is new to us all and it feels scary at times. I'm a person that thrives on routine and when I realized my kids would be home...

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My Personal Makeup Routine + Product Links

My Personal Makeup Routine + Product Links

February 13, 2020

A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog post about my personal facial care routine and I promised a follow up makeup routine post! As most of you know, I'm super picky about the products I use and try to stick to products that are clean ...

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My Personal Facial Care Routine + Product Links

My Personal Facial Care Routine + Product Links

January 29, 2020

Yesterday, I caught my five year old daughter washing her face while I was making dinner. I asked her if it was dirty and she said something along the lines of, "No, Mom, I'm washing my face because I'm pretending to be a grown up and that's what grown ups do." I found it quite funny and cool that she's picked up on the fact that I have a facial-care routine. It's one of the ways that I practice self-care on a daily basis and I love that she's noticing...

 

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