I Don’t Believe In Bucket Lists

I Don’t Believe In Bucket Lists

There’s something about the term “bucket list” that rubs me the wrong way. It seems to imply that in order to do the things you actually want to do with your life, you have to be scared of your impending or eventual death. That’s bullshit. It also rubs me the wrong way because instead of making plans to fulfill their dreams right now, bucket-listers put their wish lists off until “some day” where more often than not, they then get…

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Book Discussion: The Circle by Dave Eggers

Book Discussion: The Circle by Dave Eggers

Recently I read “The Circle” by Dave Eggers and it’s one of those books that has stuck with me. The Circle by Dave Eggers It’s a dystopian novel set in the not-so-far digitally transparent future.The book follows Mae Holland, who is thrilled at her luck in getting a job at The Circle. The Circle is essentially a tech company and social platform that combines Google, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal and meshes them with the world of physical, wearable technology. This fictional…

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Woman’s Day Annual Red Dress Awards

Woman’s Day Annual Red Dress Awards

This year, I was privileged to attend the Woman’s Day 2014 Red Dress Awards for the second year in a row. The Red Dress Awards honors and recognizes those who do extraordinary work to raise awareness of heart disease in women. I made my way to NYC, where I stayed at the London hotel and this was my view: I go to New York probably about a half a dozen times a year at least, but there is still always…

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Kitchen Renovation, September 2013

Kitchen Renovation, September 2013

We moved in to our house in 2008, when I was only 21 years old, and we decided right away to paint the kitchen bright orange and yellow (later, these colors would become our wedding colors). It was bright, it was bold, and while it was a somewhat sloppy DIY paint-job, we were proud and loved it. Fast forward a few years and we started looking at the kitchen with a little bit of horror, knowing that it was time…

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Our Next Trip: Ecuador, April 2014

Our Next Trip: Ecuador, April 2014

If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll notice that I’ve started a board on Ecuador and if it isn’t obvious, it’s because we’re planning our next vacation there! We’re taking about 9 days to explore Ecuador. Ecuador is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, which means that Mike and I get to experience what we love above almost all else – nature. (Food is one of the other things we value above all else too, it’s a…

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Juggling a Blog

Juggling a Blog

In the year and four months since I started working at Campbell, my blogging dropped like a rock. There is the primary reason, being that I just don’t have the same amount of time that I used to (you know, when I didn’t have a job) to write. There’s also the fact that I live on my computer until 6-7pm at work, and coming home and writing after working and cooking dinner seems daunting. An event at work where I taught…

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An Open Letter to My Husband on our Third Wedding Anniversary

An Open Letter to My Husband on our Third Wedding Anniversary

Dear Mike, We didn’t get each other gifts this year, so I decided to write you a blog post. You have always been my biggest fan and advocate for my writing and unfortunately in the last year since I began my job, blogging fell to the wayside and probably no one wants to read it but you now. Our lives have been and truly are amazing. We have had more adventures in three years than many people have in their…

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Iceland, September 2013

Iceland, September 2013

Iceland was an incredible, incredible trip. We chose to go to Iceland because of it being one of the most volcanically active countries on the planet and because its natural beauty is just staggering. Think about it: mountains, volcanoes, black sand beaches, volcanic caves, beautiful hikes, natural hot springs, whale watching and glaciers all rolled into one country. It was a no-brainer. Watch our video here: If you can’t tell, it was an incredibly demanding physical trip. Climbing glaciers and…

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Turkey, April 2013

Turkey, April 2013

Our trip to Turkey in April was the first time I had ever embarked on a group tour, and we chose On The Go. We toured the country for two weeks and got to see almost every major sight the country has to offer. Overall, I would say that the group tour is not for me. While I had no issues with the people we were on the tour with, it wasn’t at the pace we wanted to go and the…

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New Year, New Adventures

New Year, New Adventures

Yesterday, this happened: We booked a trip to Turkey for April 6-19 of this year. The Blue Mosque, Istanbul Hot Springs “Cotton Castle” in Pammukale Hot Air Balloon Rides in Cappadocia I was the one who pushed for this trip, researched it and booked it, and it’s the first time that I’ve truly taken “ownership” of one of our travels. Mike usually does the bulk of the research and planning, so I’m proud that I’ve stepped up and taken this…

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Mantra #2: Do the Right Thing

Mantra #2: Do the Right Thing

So you all know our first mantra now: Go, Do. It inspires us to think and dream without limits. It inspires us to always choose action over excuses. Our second mantra started out as a joke, but is now one of the most uttered phrases in our household. Do The Right Thing Do the Right Thing was a mantra that started when Mike was having a phone conversation that I overheard. Apparently, the person on the other end of the…

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