Favorite Summer & 4th of July Items

Favorite Summer & 4th of July Items

These products are found on Etsy. Click the photo to be taken to the Etsy page. (This post contains affiliate links. Click here for the full disclosure statement.) These necklaces are so cute!! You can mix and match or just buy 1 charm. Cute layered bracelet. There are lots of cute USA tanks in this shop. Isn’t this the cutest way to announce you’re pregnant/your due date?? There are options for every holiday. Awesome Summer tanks. I want them all!…

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Book Review: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Book Review: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Year Published: 2012 – by Random House Children’s Books. Genres: Juvenile Fiction/Literature Pages: 315. Author: R. J. Palacio Source: Library. Blurb: I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face….

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My Travel Adventures in Washington, Oregon, & Canada

My Travel Adventures in Washington, Oregon, & Canada

I’ve been wanting to travel and visit Seattle, Washington and British Columbia, Canada for a while and my friend, Blaire, moved there and gave me the perfect excuse to finally go and visit. I went up in August and the weather was perfect! Seattle wasn’t drizzly-rainy at all! Maybe I brought good luck. And because I stayed with my friend, I’m sorry, I won’t have a list of places to stay. But check out all the cool things we did!…

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Date Idea: Geocaching- What is it and How to Play

Date Idea: Geocaching- What is it and How to Play

In my 50 Free Date Ideas post I mention Geocaching. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try so I’m hoping this blog will give me the boost to do it. My friends Alina & Chris do it, maybe I need to call them for a double date and have them teach us the ropes. Anyways, in that post I link to the Geocaching website. There are a few different app options. What is Geocaching? Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure…

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Writing Prompt #6 & Flash Fiction

Writing Prompt #6 & Flash Fiction

*This will potentially be a part of my WIP Series. Kenna hurried down a corridor, desperate to regroup with the others. Her steps slowed as she neared an open doorway. She didn’t recall enough about the castle to know what room this was, just that it was opposite the royal quarters. She tiptoed as she neared the door in case someone was inside. She became flush with the door when she heard a creak. She slowly turned her head, saw…

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Health & Fitness Journey Week 1

Health & Fitness Journey Week 1

I’ve decided to go on a Health & Fitness Journey for 12 weeks. If you read my post Lies We Tell When Logging Meals (click for blog), you’ll have noticed I haven’t been sticking to my health goals. My shorts & pants are getting too tight, and that, coupled with watching Wonder Woman & listening to that jammin theme song, are motivating me. It’s time for a change. I’ll be making a post every three weeks with progress updates and…

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N64 Game Night & Childhood Nostalgia

N64 Game Night & Childhood Nostalgia

One Christmas Cody wanted a Nintendo 64 and the game GoldenEye 007. I searched online and resigned myself to spending more than I had planned (it was our first Christmas, 2 months into dating.) By a stroke of luck my mom’s friend had a box in her closet of the gaming system and many games that she gave to us, score! Cody loved his present and we went to buy a few more games that our nostalgic selves wanted. These…

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Book Review Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) By Sarah J. Maas

Book Review Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) By Sarah J. Maas

Year Published: 2016 – by Bloomsbury. Genres: High fantasy/romance/action/magic/young adult Pages: 639. Author: Sarah J. Maas. Source: Library. Blurb: KINGDOMS WILL COLLIDE. The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t. With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged…

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Lies We Tell When Logging Meals

Lies We Tell When Logging Meals

Whatever you use- an app, paper & pen, or your brain power, we all lie about what we eat when logging our food. Or at least I hope I’m not the only one… It’s hard for me. I love working out but I also love food. And calorie counting is hard sometimes. Some lies I’ve told: A sandwich drenched in BBQ sauce is probably 2 tbs *thumbs up* Alcohol calories? What is that? When eating broken chips- Serving size is 13…

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Mystery Blogger Award

Mystery Blogger Award

A huge thank you to L.E. Hunt for nominating me for the mystery blogger award!! Please  check out her blog, she’s an amazing writer, full of wit & personality. Okoto Enigma created this award. Check out her blog as well So first, I’m supposed to tell three things about myself…This was tough for me (see #3). 1. Hi 🙂 my name is Katie. I love to travel. And while traveling, I love to collect souvenirs. Too many souvenirs. I have t-shirts spilling out…

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