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10 Truths About Love & Wine ❤️ 🍷

Wine is liquid love in a fancy glass.  There is something lovely about curling up with a glass of red on a chilly evening and taking in the flavors of my favorite wine regions, a couple of which I’m about to move to over coming months.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited…

At 35, I Still Eat Cake For Breakfast

Pairs Well With…”Act as young as you feel.  You’re not getting older, you’re getting more entitled to be your fabulous self.” – Gwen Stefani I love birthdays. If I have to get specific, my birthday. Growing up, we had a tradition in my house that you got to eat cake for breakfast on your birthday….

Random Acts of Holiday Kindness

Pairs Well With…Holidays + Kindness + A Giving Spirit Everything about the holidays excites me: cookies with sprinkles, festive parties with friends, the upbeat Christmas carols.  I feel extra sparkly the whole season long, and that’s not just because I wore something sparkly every day for a week and coined it “The Seven Days of Sparkles”…but…

My 4th Grade Lesson on the Power of Words

Pairs Well With… “Words.  So powerful.  They can crush a heart, or heal it.  They can shame a soul, or liberate it.  They can shatter dreams, or energize them.  They can obstruct connection, or invite it.  They can create defenses, or melt them.  We have to use words wisely.” – Unknown In fourth grade, I…

All The Pretty Things

Pairs Well With…”Turn! Turn! Turn!” by The Byrds Unsure about what to write about this week, and perhaps even lacking a bit of inspiration, I decided to take a second and hit pause. There’s a lot going on. I needed to stop and smell the roses.  Literally.  Things are just moving way too fast.     …

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Dear Future Self…

Pairs Well With… “Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything.  Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.” – Unknown     Dear Future Self, Hey Firecracker, how’s it going?  I know we haven’t been properly introduced, and…

What Do You Want To Be Known For?

Pairs Well With…”Chase It” by Ashley Dubose, a Minneapolis favorite (LOVE this song!)   In a hallway conversation with my colleague last week, he asked how I liked my new job, and how my blog was coming along, mentioning that he thoroughly likes and is touched by my writing.  I told him I was working to…

Top 10 First Date Ideas

Pairs Well With… A positive frame of mind + A glass of wine + The Great Love Debate The overwhelming percentage of first dates usually falls into the category of one of these three: Dinner, Drinks, or Coffee.  Now I don’t consider coffee to really be a first date, more like a pre-interview to qualify…

Single vs. Taken: A Comparison

Pairs Well With… Knowing what you want in life + Understanding your relationship potential At various points in our life, we debate whether we want to be single or in a relationship. Am I ready?  Can I do this?  Do I want to do this?  Have I achieved what I want by myself? Am I a…

Perfectly Imperfect

Pairs Well With… “Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that doesn’t mean they have to pay for them the rest of their life.  Sometimes amazing people make bad choices.  It doesn’t mean they are bad people.  It means they are human.” – Unknown I don’t understand why life doesn’t come with an instruction manual, something…