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The Tone It Up Bikini Series Challenge

I’m so excited that today is Monday, which might sound a little crazy, but I signed up for the Tone It Up Bikini Series 8 week challenge and it starts today! I’ve done a few of their workout plans in the past and I love them. They have a great focus on healthy eating and exercise and […] Read more…

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Heading Towards a Home

Alex and I went from casually meeting with a realtor to placing an offer on a house in a matter of 5 days. We didn’t exactly mean for it to be such a whirlwind, but when we walked in this house, we just knew we wanted it. It was about 6 hours between the time […] Read more…

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Thoughts on the Common Good

Last week I attended Common Good RVA, a conference here in Richmond that explored how our vocations can help create a better city. That’s sort of the explaination in a nutshell. The output was, as you might expect, fairly complex. There isn’t really a “right” answer here, and what might be the calling for one […] Read more…

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The Desire Map: A New Type of Goal Setting

I recently started reading this book, The Desire Map, by Danielle LaPorte. It’s basically a workbook to help you set goals based on chosen feelings rather than specific accomplishments. As a goal-junkie, the approach is interesting and actually somewhat difficult. It’s easy to set goals such as “Get 3 new clients this year” or “Run […] Read more…

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End of Summer Recap

Even though the weather is still pretty warm here in RVA, this post-Labor Day week makes it seem like summer has ended and fall has begun. I’m pretty excited because fall is my favorite. The weather is wonderful, the nights are still a bit longer, and there just seems to be so much to do. […] Read more…

Minnesota Reception (15 of 15)

My Minnesota Family

Alex and I are visiting his family in Minnesota this week and we kicked things off on Saturday with a little wedding reception. Since a lot of Alex’s family wasn’t able to make it all the way to Virginia for the wedding, we did a little celebration here in Minneapolis. I hadn’t met a lot […] Read more…

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August Wishlist

I’ve been doing a lot of window shopping lately. (Do you still call it window shopping if it’s on the internet? Maybe.) Regardless, I’m really bad at pulling the trigger and actually buying all the things in my cart. This is a good problem to have when you’re on a budget. It’s not so great […] Read more…

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My 26th Birthday

I celebrated my “real” birthday by throwing an ice cream party at our apartment for all of our friends (which was so much fun and now we have a freezer full of ice cream leftover…) but Alex planned a day for us to celebrate just the two of us on Saturday. He got me a […] Read more…

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Date Night: Archery Lessons

I’m a sucker for Living Social offers, that’s for sure. When I saw one for archery lessons, I couldn’t pass it up. I mean come on, how often do you get to learn how to shoot a bow… for half price? I actually bought it for Alex’s birthday back in April but we just now […] Read more…

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Chicago Adventures

I had to go to Chicago for work over the weekend and Alex decided to come with me, since he has a few friends in the area. It definitely made traveling a lot more fun and made the weekend feel less like work and more like a vacation. We lucked out that the weather in […] Read more…

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