I relate to this quote: “I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.” It’s a beautiful thought, isn’t it? That there are so many worthwhile things in the world that it’s challenging to experience everything that we want to? On any given day, I have a list on my phone of around 20 things… Read more »

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Today, I’m joining in on some fun Friday linkups, mainly for two reasons. 1: I always have a bunch of different topics for blog posts going through my head and this format lets me talk about multiple things in one blog post. 2: It lets me recap my week a little and I think that’ll be fun to look back on someday. So, let’s get right to it! These are a few things that have been on my mind this week: 1. Weekend trip to Lubbock Last… Read more »

It’s time for The Golden Vlog again! I participated for the first time last month and had so much fun doing it that I’ve decided to make it a monthly thing now. In this video, I’m answering questions about what I’m currently loving, working towards, eating, feeling, enjoying, watching, writing, following, listening to, trying, wearing, pinning, traveling to, reading, & celebrating. I like these prompts because I was able to talk about both fun and more serious stuff going on… Read more »

Last Saturday, I went to the funeral for my husband’s friend, Dan, who sadly passed away last week at only 25 years old. Dan and John went to the same small, private, Christian school during middle and early high school. I never had the chance to meet Dan, but John and a lot of our friends were close with him. I’ve been to quite a few funerals, but until Saturday, I had never been to one for someone my own age. Many friends… Read more »

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A few weeks ago, we spent our Saturday evening at the Festival of Lights Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. This was awesome for multiple reasons. One, I LOVE Christmas stuff and a Christmas parade is about as over-the-top as you can get! Two, I’m in love with downtown Colorado Springs and downtowns in general, especially at Christmastime. There’s a special Christmas spirit in cities during the holidays and it’s wonderful. We walked around downtown for a while before the parade… Read more »

I’m so excited to be sharing something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while-The Golden Vlog Linkup! I love blogging but I also really enjoy vlogging as a medium, so this linkup is a great way to gain some vlogging experience and get to know fellow bloggers in a different way. The questions for the month of December were all about the holidays, which made me really happy because Christmas is my favorite time of year. Here are the questions… Read more »

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Waking up is hard. I love Zooey Deschanel’s quote on the topic: “In an ideal world no one would talk before 10 am. People would just hug, because waking up is really hard.” I feel that way before I’ve actually gotten up and I’m just laying in bed scrolling through my newsfeed on my phone. But once I’ve sufficiently bribed myself to get out of bed with some iced chai tea (I’m one of the crazy people who still drinks iced drinks… Read more »

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One of my favorite old Christmas movies is White Christmas. It’s a classic musical from 1954 and if you haven’t seen it, you really should. My mom showed it to me for the first time when I was little and we watched it together at Christmas quite a few times during my childhood. As I was trying to think of what to write for a Thanksgiving post, a specific song from White Christmas came to my mind. It’s called Count… Read more »

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I often find myself wondering what I can do to help people less fortunate than I am. I’m blessed with so many things: I live in the U.S., have clean water to drink, a roof over my head, and a pantry full of food, just to name a few. For a long time, I’ve felt a strong urge to find ways to use the situation that I’ve been blessed with to help others. One of my favorite ways to do that is through… Read more »

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Something you may not know about me is that I love psychological horror movies. That’s one of the reasons why I was incredibly excited to visit The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Stephen King used The Stanley Hotel as the inspiration for his horror novel The Shining, which was later turned into the famous 1980 Stanley Kubrick film of the same name. Whether you’re a fan of The Shining or not, The Stanley Hotel is a fascinating place to visit with an incredibly… Read more »