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March Women Empowerment Challenge

For the month of March the creators at Trend magazine decided we want to focus on empowering women. Our March issue is completely dedicated to inspiring women but we feel so passionately about women empowerment we wanted to do a weekly challenge as well! The purpose of the challenge is to bring attention to women […]

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Lowering expectations in marriage // A guest post

We grow up dreaming about meeting our Prince Charming and having our dream wedding but what happens when reality hits and it isn’t so glamorous? Chelsie from Hey there, Chelsie is here to talk about how having expectations in our relationships can be very damaging but we can also recognize those challenges and grow together […]

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Why knowing your love language (and your spouses) is important

I first learned about love languages 3 years ago when I started working at a treatment center for young girls. I had heard of the concept before but never took the time to research or understand how important love languages are. If you don’t already know the theory behind the 5 love languages is simple; […]

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The silly ways we show our love to each other

The other day Dakota and I were on our way to our friends house and as we were walking out to our truck my husband yells “LOOK OUT FOR THAT LEAF!” I naturally freaked out and looked down to see if I avoided stepping on the nasty leaf and then realized that he said leaf. Not […]

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Let me tell you about my best friend

You know that one friend that lives far away and you only talk once a month but when you do it’s like nothing ever changed? That friend that just totally gets you and you can be yourself without being judged? That friend to me is Nicholas Darrell Rhodes. That’s Dah-rel not Dare-l and it is […]

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Happy Birthday Babe

I sure got lucky in the husband department with this one. Dakota is the perfect husband for me in so many ways. He is patient, spontaneous, creative, funny, understanding, supportive, and so much more. Some of my favorite memories with him include: -Listening to him sing/rap to any song on the radio-Getting ready for the […]

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How I embarrassed myself on our first date…

Four years ago today we went on our first date. Kinda…The conversation went a lot like this (brought to you by Timehop) Facebook status: Well…not the best weekend… Gage: Cheer up! Me: You can’t make me! Dakota: I bet I could! I should have invited you to hike Zion […]

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Yesterday I wiped a kids nose and wasn’t completely disgusted

Let’s be real I was disgusted. This wasn’t just a simple like oh you sneezed let me wipe your little nose spray; this was a you have a nasty cold with green boogers oozing over your face please don’t eat that kind of wipe. I may have been secretly grossed out by it but I […]

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Blogging Challenge – Favorite Childhood Memory

I have many memories of my childhood. They range from happy to bizarre but a memory is a memory right? It is hard for me to chose just one memory to write about because I have so many great ones! And what exactly qualifies for “favorite”. If I have a memory of my hair getting […]

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October Challenge – 7 People who Influence Me

There are a lot of different influences in my life that keep me inspired but there are 7 people that inspire me on a daily basis. I have never had one person that I have looked up to because so many people motivate and inspire me but in different ways. Each person brings different experiences […]