• The 11 Best Money Making Apps
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    The 11 Best Money Making Apps

    There are tons of reward apps and websites that promise you cash or gift cards. The ones I’m sharing are what I’ve found to be most worth my time. In 2019 I made over $200 using this list. These are…

  • December 2019: a dark book series, RVA pie shop, lots of cards & crafting, and a little fitness
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    Goal Summary for December 2019

    December always seems to be a busy month (but aren’t they all?). We went to see Hamilton at the beginning of the month. It was face paced, witty, and spectacularly executed. I just got back from visiting family and have…

  • The Best Books of 2019
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    The Best Books I Read in 2019

    At the beginning of 2019 I made myself a goal to read 2 books a month. That goal got me back in the habit of reading regularly and has me on track to finish 25 books by the end of…

  • November 2019: a book to avoid, brunch, sunsets, a new crochet project, lots of steps & yoga
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    Goal Summary for November 2019

    November 2019 was a long push to make it to Thanksgiving. Work was busy, and I didn’t feel well for a large chunk of the month. One weekend we hit 3 craft stores looking for frames for Christmas. While we…

  • October 2019: Two books in a series, new hiking trails, thank you cards, & 11,000 steps.
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    Goal Summary for October 2019

    Was October 2019 long for you? It seemed to go on forever. But not in a bad way. We went hiking for two weekends. I went into work 18 out of 19 days in a row. I made more time…

  • September 2019: an adventurous van life novel, craft beer at a gas station, Christmas cards, & lifting
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    Goal Summary for September 2019

    Where did September go? Often I feel like time is moving fast, but September flew by. But at the same time looking back to things that happened just a few weeks ago, it feels like forever. Funny how some months…

  • Taking care of your ring should be first on your list when you get engaged.
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    So We’re Engaged – What Next?

    This is such an exciting time! We’ve been engaged for about a month (actually exactly a month today). The first day was over the top exciting. After that things have calmed down, but I’m realizing we have a wedding to…

  • Your engagement ring is one of your most prized possessions. Learn how to take care of it, and what to avoid coming in contact with it.
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    Taking Care of Your Engagement Ring

    Let’s start with this: I’ve managed to ruin my fair share of rings. I smashed one building our closet. I somehow cracked the band of a gold ring that is basically the only nice piece of jewelry I owned before…

  • August 2019: Books by famous folks, exploring Culpeper, a colorful card, and lots of steps.
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    Goal Summary for August 2019

    August was a very busy month, ending with a shiny diamond ring. We’re engaged! August 25, 2019 is one to remember 🙂 While my brain is hopping into planning mode, I’m trying to keep myself in check and remember that…

  • 3 books, Fredericksburg & Strasburg spots, more crocheting & a DIY project for July 2019
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    Goal Summary for July 2019

    July is always one of my favorite months. People tend to be happier in the summer, and it’s by birthday month! I spent a lot of my time prepping some upcoming blog posts, celebrating my birthday, and focusing on my…