Embrace In Between September Days

Embrace In Between September Days

In this in between time when change is all around us, let’s embrace being in the middle. Enjoy the hot and the cold, the dark and the light, these uncertain days. They can be an unexpected gift, filled with warmth that we can't take for granted since we never know how long it will last.
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Time to Road Trip!

Time to Road Trip!

It’s time to plan a road trip and honestly it doesn’t even have to be far from home. It just needs to be far enough where we can decompress and focus on time together. Sounds like a perfect way to spend time to end the summer!
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Let's Celebrate the Olympics!

Let's Celebrate the Olympics!

Is there a better excuse to gather friends and family and get together to watch the opening ceremonies or your favorite events? Hosting a watch party doesn't have to be difficult and here are a few ideas to make the gathering fun and easy!

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Summer Celebrating is ON!

Summer Celebrating is ON!

When do we break out of the routine and invite others into it? When we are purposeful and intentionally gather friends and family together, it just doesn’t have to be a big event or major undertaking. Sometimes the least amount of planning or most impromptu event makes for the most special. Leave a little room in your schedule and be intentional!
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Full Up with Spring Celebrations!

Full Up with Spring Celebrations!

May is always a full month for us. Full of flowers and warmer days, full of birthday celebrations, our wedding anniversary, Mother's Day and Memorial Day. Now this year we're throwing in prom and graduation as well! I love to celebrate and make a bit of fuss over loved ones, no matter the occasion!
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Time For New Growth Artist drawing iPad

A Time For New Growth

We are surrounded by new growth all the time, but none more noticeable than in the spring of each year. As I have emerged from this winter, I have seen new growth in my life as well. I am seeing progress instead of perfection. No matter what age or stage we are at in life, there is always time for new growth.
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Ways to Celebrate Spring!

Ways to Celebrate Spring!

We can celebrate the end of longer, darker days and welcome the sun and longer daylight hours. We can prepare for spring and summer and all the outdoor activities we look forward to. And we can bundle up and get outside anyway, seeking out and soaking up the glimpses of spring and warmer days ahead!
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Enjoy the In-Between

Enjoy the In-Between

The idea of Spring always seems to bloom in the hearts of those of us who life in the Midwest by this time of year. It seems reasonable, since it is March after all. But mother nature often has other ideas here in the Midwest, so you never know if the snow melt signals the arrival of a true spring, a false spring, or if there is a second winter yet to come.
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Celebrate LOVE this month!

Celebrate LOVE this month!

How can we offer little gifts of love to others? This list includes several ideas for each of the love languages: Quality Time, Acts of Service, Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, Giving of Gifts. Let’s figure out how our friends and family members are wired and what will best communicate that we care about them and they aren’t alone!
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How to Celebrate this January!

How to Celebrate this January!

So many dislike the cold, the snow, and can’t wait to “get through” this season. But what if we celebrate this season instead? Our celebrating will be quieter, slower, more thoughtful, just as this season feels. That sounds like just what we need right now.
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Create a Hot Cocoa Buffet Bar

Create a Hot Cocoa Buffet Bar

Instead of serving regular hot cocoa and coffee at your next gathering, you can make it extra special with a little planning ahead. Gather family at the spur of the moment and not stress at all about how to create a fun evening because you’ll have all the fixings on hand for a yummy hot cocoa buffet!
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Quiet Celebration

Quiet Celebration

This has been an unprecedented year and this is already an unusual holiday season. But instead of our usual Christmas, I am making it a memorable one. We are creating new memories, trying new things in the new schedule we’ve been given, and intentionally enjoying this moment in our lives.
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