DIY Easy Recycled Journal

DIY Easy Recycled Journal

Guys, I am in the full swing of things. The kids have been back to school for 6 weeks now, which means I've been busy planning lessons, grading papers, handling recess duty, and just being awesome at educating young minds (if I may say so myself ;) 

I love teaching, but it can be exhausting, overwhelming and many days, I just don't want to do it. I drag myself through my day, complaining that I have to stay late after school or that my lesson totally bombed. I get wrapped up in the little stuff that I allow the stress to distract me from how big I'm blessed. 

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DIY American Flag Shorts

DIY American Flag Shorts

I don't know if I've ever expressed it here but I love the thrift store. Growing up, my parents were incredibly frugal and we lived modestly. So the thrift store was my own personal retail heaven as a kiddo. In my short 23 years, I have rarely bought new clothes out, and pretty much have gotten every piece of clothing I own from the thrift store (the big exception is long pants- I can find any that fit my long legs!)

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Healthy Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese (+ Free Printable!)

Healthy Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese (+ Free Printable!)

Who doesn't LOVE macaroni and cheese? As a kid, I loved having some macaroni and cheese, topped with a ton of pepper. It was such an easy meal to make, and it was quite honestly SO delicious that it seemed like a win-win. So when I wanted to start eating food that was healthier for me (plus, finding out I was lactose intolerant), I wondered if I would ever be able to enjoy this comfort food again.

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The Perfect Cruelty-Free Wedding Season Skincare Routine

The Perfect Cruelty-Free Wedding Season Skincare Routine

Wedding season is upon us, you guys! And I, for one, am SUPER excited. I love weddings and lucky for me, we have SO much going on this wedding season.

This past weekend, we attended a wedding, and that just got me even more into the wedding spirit! In May, Brandon and I are celebrating our one year anniversary with an anniversary photoshoot, and later that month, we're attending the wedding of two very dear friends. In August, I'm a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding and I could not be MORE excited! 
 

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DIY Adventure Board

DIY Adventure Board

When Brandon and I were dating, I made him this Adventure board for Valentine's Day. This adventure board is a board where we can document our travels together. We both did traveling before we were together, but adventuring together is so much fun, we decided to really focus on our adventures together. This board was the perfect way to do so, and he loved this board so much that it still hangs in our home now that we're married. 

This would be the perfect DIY Valentine's Day gift for anyone who loves to travel! Let's get started! 
 

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