5 Tips for Relieving Pain Naturally //

5 Tips for Relieving Pain Naturally //

My husband, Brandon, and I love to hike together. When we first started dating, we loved going for runs together, walking in the evening, hiking, biking-- you name it. But over the past few years, Brandon has been experiencing chronic pain in his knees and shoulders. This has been a total bummer for our hikes and runs because we can't hike as hard or as long. We're all about natural solutions in our household so today, I'm sharing my top 5 ways to relieve pain naturally! 

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February 2017 Recap //

February 2017 Recap //

Oh, February. The month that wouldn't end. February is the shortest month, but this month DRAGGED for me. At some points, I found myself wishing this month away. Maybe it was unemployment. Maybe it was the seriously weird weather. But this month left me restless, itching for rhythm and routine. This month was in no way a bad or difficult month, just a month where I struggled to slow down, appreciate the little things. 

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The One With Gluten-Free Beignets //

The One With Gluten-Free Beignets //

As a gluten-free person, sometimes, you just accept that there are certain things in life that you'll just never have-- a Big Mac, cookie n' cream ice cream, Cinnabons... and for me, beignets. I've never had one, I love New Orleans and I kick myself for not eating one when I was there pre-gluten-free-life. But one day, all that changed.... 

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The Perfect St. Patty's Dinner //

The Perfect St. Patty's Dinner //

Valentine's Day was yesterday which means I am officially ready to celebrate my FAVORITE holiday -- St. Patrick's Day! What's not to love about St. Patty's day? Parades, drinking, starchy comfort foods and everyone looking totally fab in green-- what more could ya want? Today, I'm sharing my favorite St. Patty's Day dinner recipe. I'm sharing it nice and early so you can make sure that you have all your ingredients ahead of time and you can make sure you're celebrating St. Patty's Day right! 

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Love Bugs in Disney //

Love Bugs in Disney //

Ah, we're back from our trip to Disney World. It's only been a few short weeks since my family completely SHOCKED me with a completely planned out trip to Disney World for Brandon and me. I am so hard to surprise (and B is horrible at keeping secrets) so I was shocked that they all knew since September that they were going to send me to Disney this month. 

Y'all, it was probably one of the best trips I've ever taken. It was SO relaxing and extra magical. 

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A New Word for 2017 //

A New Word for 2017 //

Before the year started, my word for 2017 was CELEBRATE. It was something I had been thinking about a few months leading up to the year, probably because 2016 was ROUGH. When I got to the end of the year, I held onto the word, but it didn't feel right anymore. I looked at my goals. I thought about what I wanted my life to reflect in 2017. While I hope that this year brings tons of celebrations, I have a new word for 2017. 

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5 Surprising Lessons I Learned From Ditching Coffee //

5 Surprising Lessons I Learned From Ditching Coffee //

I did a thing. A crazy thing. You should know this about me-- I am a coffee LOVER. A caffeine fanatic, if you will. There's nothing better to me than a jolting cup of black coffee in the morning. I love the smell, I love the taste, I love the quietness it brings to my morning as I brew and pour a steaming hot cup of mental alterness. 

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Everyone Should Go to Therapy //

Everyone Should Go to Therapy //

I don't know you. I don't know your story or your past. I don't know the heart break or confusion or conflict in your life. I don't know if you're having relationships issues that hurt and confuse and steal your joy. I don't know if you're struggling with your child and the role of parenthood has beaten you down. I don't know the trauma or abuse or gut wrenching rawness you're going through. 

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Don't Pay for a Single DATE NIGHT This Year

Don't Pay for a Single DATE NIGHT This Year

We have some major goals this year-- among the biggest ones being paying off our credit cards, eating healthy and going on a date night every single week. We had this goal last year, but we failed miserably. We never went on date nights consistently, and we truly felt the affects of this lack of prioritizing. 

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