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The Woman in the Background

Dear Mom, There was a photo taken at my wedding a few months ago (remember that big, insanely expensive party?) that I think sums up the kind of mom you are. It was a candid photo, I don’t think either of us knew the photographer was snapping away. I was getting my hair done and…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

This past March, Isaac and I spent nine days in Maui, Hawaii. Thanks to our Honeyfund Honeymoon Registry (the best thing EVER), we were able to splurge and have the time of our lives in Hawaii. Our first morning in Maui, we went to the hotel concierge and told her to book us an amazing…

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Hey YOU!

I’ve had a post sitting in my drafts section for about two weeks now and just haven’t managed to finish it. It’s about blog followers and readership, so when I saw today’s WordPress Daily Prompt, I had to laugh and just finish the darn thing. To what extent is your blog a place for your…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

The beach is one of my favorite places to get “lost in the details.” I could spend hours photographing the littleĀ thingsĀ that make the beach into such a magical, relaxing place. This particular day, the sand was full of interesting detail.             Weekly Photo Challenge

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My First Experience With Hypnotism

Wrote this fervently after my session so I could remember every little detail before they slip away. Please excuse any typos/grammatical errors :)————————————————————————— I just had my first hypnosis session with Virginia. It was one of the most bizarre yet most wonderful experiences I’ve ever had. I was really scared of being hypnotized. Virginia is…

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Flip A Coin

“When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for.” The first time I heard this quote, I fell in love with it. As a…

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Gotta Have Faith

All I wanted was to be one of those kids who got two days to sleep in over the weekend instead of one. Growing up in a Christian family meant one thing to me as a child: I really only had one free day over the weekend, and that was Saturday. Sundays were filled with…

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Flawed (only sometimes I’m not perfect)

“What is your worst quality?” The question feels like one you are asked in a job interview, where your answer is something carefully crafted and practiced in front of the bathroom mirror. Your answer to this question sounds like a flaw on the surface, but it is really designed to make your interviewer see what…

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A Roller Coaster Nightmare Come True

I may be scared of long plane flights, trying new foods, and skinny jeans, but roller coasters have never made me wince. After unofficially being adopted into my best friend’s family in 6th grade and spending almost every weekend at a theme park in Northern Virginia, I suddenly lived for the thrill of being hurled…