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Maker

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I have my BFA in graphic design and I love making things pretty! In my free time, you can find me playing in photoshop, scrapbooking, and sewing. Soon, I hope to reopen my etsy shops!

Explorer

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I love to travel and thanks to being a military spouse, this love is regularly renewed. Florida, New York, South Carolina, Kansas, and now Alaska are all places I've called home. I do love the occasional camping trip or cruise too.

Teacher

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I love my family most of all and strive to feed my children's natural thirst for knowledge. I'm excited to have finished my masters classes in special education and am looking forward to student teaching in the spring!

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  • Sunday Lately is a weekly blog series hosted by social media group Blogger Tribe that provides bloggers with prompts to write about. (Prompts will be in teal italics.) Once upon a time, I followed a similar series, but that ended a while ago. Since then, I’ve been looking for something to replace it. Hopefully this […]

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  • Hello! I wanted to pop in really quickly and show off a little gift guide for this year’s Small Business Saturday. In this edition, I’ve got cute items for ladies of all ages, and everything is under $20! Some of these will make great stocking stuffers or inexpensive gifts for the crafty lady in your […]

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  • Sorry for the lapse in posts, guys. I gave myself until the end of October to study for and pass the last Praxis exam that I needed to apply for student teaching, which meant that I had to buckle down and start studying. I stopped exercising, blogging, and didn’t even post that much on social […]

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  • It started as a half-serious joke, but I’ve gone and started an instagram account for special needs parents. Similar to the @averageparentproblems, I’ve created @specialneedsparentproblems. It’s a space where we can laugh at our unique problems and get some support and/or advice, when warranted. Will you join me? I’d love some submissions too. If you […]

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  • If your kids are like mine, they discovered the world of Pokemon this summer, when the Pokemon Go app was released in our country. After they became obsessed with the game, my husband introduced them to the TV show from the 90s. The three of them spent many a weekend morning watching that cartoon on Netflix. […]

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  • For the first day of fall, Mother Nature has given us a little present: Very appropriately timed termination dust! For those of you who don’t know what termination dust is, it’s what Alaskans call the first dustings of snow that show up on the tops of the mountains. When the termination dust makes its appearance, […]

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  • This week, I want to share some of the tips I learned, back when I was a beginning runner. When I first started, I found the idea of running really intimidating. I didn’t see myself as a “runner” and I felt like that because I wasn’t a “runner” that I couldn’t do it. A mile […]

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  • Yesterday was the clothing swap at the JBER library and I did pretty well! I always get excited at clothing swaps because they’re usually pretty chaotic in a way that I love. Like shopping on Black Friday, it’s the sacrifice you make for a good deal. They had a rule where you could only take […]

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  • Yesterday was my eighth wedding anniversary. When my son’s occupational therapist found out that I’d been married for eight years, she remarked “Oh, nice! You’ve passed the seven year itch!” I had to laugh at this comment, because my husband and I have been together since 2001. I think we passed the 7 year itch […]

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  • I don’t know what happened this week, guys. The week started off so well. We had a long weekend, I spent lots of time with my family, I was feeling pumped, and then Tuesday came and I just … drooped. I still did my running and my yoga, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I […]

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