Balance + Bloggers //

Balance + Bloggers //

I sat in the cutest coffee shop in Richmond, Virginia with black decaf coffee in a handmade blue pottery mug. Blind dates are always awkward. Except, this wasn't a blind date. But meeting people off the Internet always kinda feels like one. Your mama always tells you to never talk to strangers, but what if those strangers become some of the sweetest souls you know? 

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Pocketfuls of Rocks //

Pocketfuls of Rocks //

As a kid, I had a rock collection. Everywhere I went, I would collect rocks. At recess, in the backyard, in the parking lot, out of my poor fish's tank...anytime I saw a rock that caught my eye, I would pick it up and place it in my pocket to bring home and put inside a small wooden box I kept under my bed. The box was a perfect wooden square, with a top that slid off and had my name printed perfectly in red letters. I remember having so many rocks that I filled that entire box to the brim; I couldn't close it. 

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30 Eco Friendly Things You Can Do TODAY! //

30 Eco Friendly Things You Can Do TODAY! //

Happy Earth Day! We all need to do our part to reduce the imapct we make on the planet, so I've compiled a list of 30 things you can do TODAY, RIGHT NOW to make an impact for the better. You don't have to be a vegan, hippie who lives in a tiny house and eats mung beans all day to care about the planet (though if you are a mung bean eatin' hippie in a tiny house-- props!) 

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My Healthy Self-Care Routine //

My Healthy Self-Care Routine //

Do you ever feel like life won't slow down? That's me lately. As a teacher, wife, blogger, and millennial, I'm constantly trying to balance work, relationships, hobbies and a social life-- and sometimes, that can just leave me feeling super burnt out. I know practicing self-care is important, but I always struggle to make time to slow down and treat myself, so today, I'm sharing my healthy self-care suggestions! 

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To The "Bad" Kid In My Classroom //

To The "Bad" Kid In My Classroom //

You come into my classroom late everyday. Your eyes to the floor, already in a bad mood. Some days, I wonder "How are you already this anger this early in the morning?" You sit at your desk. You refuse to do anything. You rip every paper given to you. You throw pencils, desks, anything you can get your hands on. You tease the other kids. You tell me you hate me. You cry. You scream. You yell. You mock me. You throw things at me. 

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