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January 2016

Inspiration + Wisdom

Be Brave

January 27, 2016
“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Paulo Coelho

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Isn’t it ironic that the lessons we teach our kids are very rarely applied to our lives as adults? We teach kids to share what you have, be kind and be brave. I think I need to hear those lessons more today than I did when I was a wee lass.

The one I particularly struggle with is “be brave.” As an adult, life just becomes more scary – too many responsibilities, too many risks and too costly to fail. That’s exactly why I adopted it as my motto.

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Inspiration + Wisdom

Get to Know François Boucher

Recently I was perusing Pinterest – one of my favorite pastimes – and I came across several pins of romantic paintings. They had been cropped so I could only see the details of a maiden’s dress or the flowers she loosely held in her…

January 26, 2016
Health + Wellness

Benefits of Owning a Pet

Pet ownership is one of the most fun and rewarding experiences in our lives. If you’ve ever owned a pet, you probably have dozens of stories of companionship, amusement and genuine love that you shared with that animal. Pets, once brought into our lives,…

January 21, 2016
Around the Web

5 Must-Reads From Around the Web

The Internet is a treasure trove of cool, weird, helpful and surprising information. I mean seriously, the things people think of, amIright?! In my fist job, my co-workers and I would randomly share with each other websites, stories, pictures, funny videos, etc., that we found…

January 20, 2016
Style + Beauty

Gorgeous Garnet

January is the month of garnet, did you know that? While garnet stones can actually come in wide variety of colors – from orange to green – we most often think of garnet as a rich, deep red.…

January 19, 2016
Food + Drink

Cranberry-Apple Chutney

You know how your taste buds change as you get older? Well, mine have changed to enjoy more tart flavors like lemon, pickles and cranberries. So lucky for me that when my sister gave me a HyVee Seasons magazine for Christmas, the holiday issue…

January 14, 2016