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Five Essential Tips for Your First Bridal Appointment

Shopping for a wedding dress can be exhausting and overwhelming. Here are five tips to help you in the process!

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash Hello! I thought I’d share a nice, long roundup post of some of my favorite things. It’ll be sort of a get-to-know-the-blogger kind of post. Let me know if any of these are your favorite things, too! My favorite . . . Color: Cerulean Number: 37 Animal: Elephant Season: Spring Holiday: Christmas

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Winter Date Ideas

Photo by Mateusz Majewski on Unsplash Wintertime is in full swing. It’s finally truly cold in the D.C. area, and the weather doesn’t make me want to go outside without proper clothing. The thing is, I hate the process of putting on and taking off winter clothes: scarves, hats, gloves, coats, anything. It’s just inconvenient; I’d rather put

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A Few Things You Should Know about Anxiety

DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional in any sense. My name is Grace, and I have anxiety, among other things. I’m so lucky, that I have two types of anxiety! My particular brands are social and general. My social anxiety makes me constantly paranoid that people don’t actually like me, or are pretending to

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Don’t Wait until the New Year to Change Your Life

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash New Year’s resolutions are stupid.  Let me elaborate. Resolutions themselves are not stupid. Changing your life in a minor or significant way is not stupid. By all means, please, take the actions you want and need to improve yourself and your life.  What is stupid about New Year’s resolutions is when people

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Begin Again

I’m back into the writing. I’m back to working on the novel, still untitled. I don’t think I’m far enough into it to figure out the overarching theme of it, and I haven’t written anything clever enough to pick it for a title. Hence, it remains unnamed. Aye, that’s the rub. I keep seeing, on

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September Musings

I’m sitting outside on a lovely September evening. I’ve been out here for almost two hours, and I brought the little Brie out with me. She has been lounging, rubbing herself in the grass, and most recently had the zoomies, which is always adorable. We’ve been playing her favorite game off and on the whole

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Amsterdam Bucket List!

Well, friends, it’s real: I’m going to Amsterdam! It’s the place I’ve wanted to visit most for a long time now, closely followed by Paris and Greece. A great big giant thank you to the love of my life for the tickets! (He even made sure I’m flying direct!) I thought I would share my

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Budget Bachelorette Bash Ideas

My sister is getting married. In fact, she will be married by August third. I am her maid of honor, which meant throwing the bachelorette party was solely my job. My sister is not the “stripper and/or clubbing” type, at all, so I had to think of something else. Here are some budget-friendly ideas that

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Learning to Love (Myself)

Awhile ago, I posted that I had never been heavier, and that I was trying to lose weight. Well, I haven’t lost much. But I have been steady, and haven’t gained any either. Recently I was placed on a medication that has a possible side effect of appetite suppression. This is opposite the effect of

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My Happy, Healthy Morning Routine

Good morning! I thought today I’d share with you my morning routine, at least during the week. (Weekends tend to be a free-for-all for me – which only means that I’m not quite as strict.) This routine makes me feel so much better every day, and I hope it can do the same for you. 

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Springtime Reflections

I love spring; it’s my favorite season. It’s beautiful, colorful, scented, and hopeful. The feeling that the air is warming, the sight of the lengthening days, affects us all. Spring fever is a reality. Mother Nature is reinventing herself, and as tenants of her domain, we wish to do the same. Spring is a time

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The Italian Dream

I want to live in Italy. I don’t really care where, as long as it’s near an airport and not too far from the coast. It would be easy to do soon, given the boyfriend’s job, if I found a job myself. I am, by virtue of my mother’s lineage, eligible for an Italian passport

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Lifestyle Change (Hopefully with Weight Loss!)

  This is me today, at a weight I am not proud of achieving. I had, over Christmas and the new year, lost twelve pounds. Ten are back, unfortunately. Like I said in a previous post, I was always a skinny kid growing up, to the point where, to me at least, it was a

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Career Calling Possibilities

I’ve never really known what I want to be when I grow up. I know I still have time. I know I can always go back to school or get any certification I want or need when I do finally figure it out. But, considering that I’m graduating in August, I’d like to figure something

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What Love Does

Love, love, love. The things we do for love. We drive almost three hundred miles in a twenty-four hour or so period for a night in our love’s arms. We change our life plans. My parents have always frequently reminded me, “Man plans; God laughs.” In the last few years I have discovered that has

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Self-Care

Self-care is one of those terms that has gone viral in the past few years. Typically, self-care is attributed to caring for the physical self, and seems to be marketed more toward women. Self-care seems to mean skincare, haircare, fancy baths, fluffy things, etc. While those things are important and certainly can be a part

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How to Look and Feel More Attractive

Drink more water. There are so many benefits to drinking water! Just think – over half of your body is composed of water, so it’s clearly vital not only to survival, but also to thriving. Drinking water is good for your skin and your health. Thirst frequently manifests as hunger, meaning that many times when

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Staycation Essentials

It’s been snowing all day here in the D.C. area. Snow has always enchanted and excited me. Maybe it’s the perpetual schoolgirl who endures somewhere deep within me who awakens to a morning especially bright, rushes to the window, and peers outside to see if that magical substance has transformed the harsh and discouraging winter

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Cheap, Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Dates (That Don’t Seem Cheap or Last-Minute)

So, you’re a procrastinator. I’m not here to judge, because I definitely can be one too. But if you looked at your calendar today and realized that not only is Valentine’s Day a few days away, but that there’s a whole weekend after it and you have nothing planned, here are some ideas for last-minute

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