Give Back in 2017: September

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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Summer reads.

Summer is always a good time to get through your reading list! I’ve had a crazy summer, so I didn’t get through as many as I’d hoped, but nonetheless, here are the books I picked up this summer. The genres I read were (in order): nonfiction memoir/faith, nonfiction memoir/comedy (notice a theme?) and young adult […]

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Give back in 2017: August

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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Soundbites: Coldplay

Last week I saw Coldplay in concert! Thank you so much to my friend and her mom for letting me tag along!! I remember my mom listening to Coldplay CDs back in the early 2000s, so I was pumped to finally see them live. And they DID NOT disappoint! Even though it rained through part […]

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Amidst it all, You are good.

Another day, another story. Newscast after newscast, Details grim and gory. Hate and ugliness fill the screens, Fear and sadness surface flowing outward in misty streams. Echoes of doubt ring loud, Why do bad things happen? How can I let my heart sing out- Amidst it all, You are good. Our imperfect world erodes day […]

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Just keep running.

Running is hard. There are times when your feet hurt so badly you want to quit. You question why exactly you’re incessantly pounding pavement and you start making bets when your legs are ACTUALLY going to fall off. If you’ve read my running story, you know that I never thought I’d become a runner. But […]

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Give Back in 2017: July

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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72 Hours in Tennessee.

You know those weekends that just rejuvenate you and you come back ready to take on the world? That’s what I feel like after this weekend. Sometimes you just need a weekend away in the mountains to relax and reset. Meet: Dana, Lexi, Allison and Jackie. We’ve all been friends since 2nd, 3rd and 4th […]

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Race Recap: Rock ‘n Roll Chicago

On Sunday, I ran my 6th half marathon! It was my first time running in a Rock ‘n Roll series race. Initially, I wanted to PR, but after some unexpected shin splints I quickly gave up on that goal and decided to just go with the flow. But I’ll get to that in a minute. […]

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Give Back in 2017: June

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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