the upside to picking a fight with your spouse

I had this conversation with Rob a number of weeks back.  Yesterday, out of the clear blue, I had felt completely and utterly compelled to get it out on paper.  Or in this instance, get it out on paper, and then transfer it from paper to keyboard. How many of you are like me, and…

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be present

Good afternoon y’all! If any of you saw my short post, “Busy 🐝,” that I had posted late last night, I just wanted to apologize for my lack of spelling efficiency and the great bunch of grammatical issues that lie within the few strings of sentences that I had posted. (It has since been edited…

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thoughts on gratitude

According to many sources on the World Wide Web, there is an actual science to practicing gratitude. Gratitude, which essentially means, the quality of being thankful, can (as we know) be expressed in a great variety of ways. However, before we can express it, we must first start by (quite literally) feeling it from within.…

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livin’ simply

I hate missing a bloggin’ day y’all! If y’all follow my Instagram stories (@thecheekymidwesterner), y’all probably saw that my day was filled with eye doctor visits, Walmart runs (although supporting Walmart, makes me cringe), and various other daily tasks. There truly is, never a dull moment. Though most of my days are always filled with…

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the constant balancing act

Y’all, I cannot believe that it has been a dang month since I last posted! This is just crazy. I have so much that I want to say, and I always feel like I never have enough time to dedicate to doing the damn thing. Do y’all ever feel like you have a “goal,” or…

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stream of consciousness

Should I continue reading the new book I purchased? Maybe, wait… Actually, I should write. No, how about I go live on my Facebook wall. UGH. Scroll through Pinterest for hours? Sure. Or, you know what, I should be productive and get ahead on my coursework so that I can spend more time with “Bug”…

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glow-getter (NOUN)

Defined as a driven, busy gal who strives to achieve her goals in life while attaining a beautiful glow both inside and out (withinUs, 2016). Good morning y’all! So I woke up this morning feeling totally inspired. So this is probably going to sound crazy to y’all, but I literally cannot sleep at night because…

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sunday forever? yes, please.

Y’all, how dang beautiful are these crystals?  Crystals have become the latest wellness guru trend.  So, just how exactly do you start?  What supplies do you need?  More specifically, which crystals will best serve you?  That’s just it, where do you start?  Well, if you’re me, it all started the morning of December 1, 2019. …

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