2016 Game-Changers

These three game-changers had a huge & positive impact! I felt better, had a productivity boost, & I reached my goals! PLUS my best advice for the new year!

As I sat down to review my 2016 goals, I also reflected upon the year as a whole. There was more to it than just my goals. A few things really stood out as game-changers, so I wanted to share them with you. These are all things I wasn’t necessarily…

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Caramel Apple Fall Sangria

This caramel apple fall sangria was made for autumn, but it's perfect for any time of year. It's sweet with crisp apples & has hints of caramel & cinnamon.

Here in the south, we’re a little behind on the typical season changes. Just the other day our highs were still in the nineties, and everything was a green as it could get. I was sipping on my strawberry & green tea slushy and wondering if summer was ever going…

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2016 Goals Update: The Third Quarter

Three quarters of the year have passed, so it's time for a goals update! I've made my biggest achievements yet for weight-loss, growing my blog, and more!

Hello October! I’m not gonna lie – I’m so glad it’s fall! It’s my favorite season. Spring is just awful, but I have my reasons for saying that, and summer is just hot. Fall is perfect. The changing of the season also means that it’s time for a goals update!…

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6 Simple Steps to Find Happiness Every Day

Between horrible news headlines and toddler tantrums, it can be hard to find happiness every day. Here are my best tips to help you keep that optimism!

I might be one of the most optimistic people I’ve ever encountered. I always look for the bright side in every situation. However, in today’s world, it’s getting harder and harder for me to keep that optimism. It’s impossible to turn on the news (or any social media) without another…

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Sharing the Love of Reading with Children

Share the love of reading with your kids this summer! Earn free books for your collection or pay it forward by donating them! #StartSchoolLikeAChampion [ad]

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg Company, J.M. Smucker Company, and The HERSHEY’S Company. All opinions are mine alone. #StartSchoolLikeAChampion #CollectiveBias Reading is one of the most important things to our family. It’s in our daily routine several times. All of my children will…

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2016 Goals Update: The Halfway Point

It's time for a midyear look at my 2016 goals! Check my progress on learning photography, growing my blog, being healthier, getting some me time, & more!

Hello there, July! I have been looking forward to you for a while! The temperatures might be climbing (most of the days in our forecast have highs in the triple digits), but that’s okay with me because spring is done! I hate spring and I’m always glad to move on…

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