The Best Planner

It made be cliché to chat about planners in January, but I have found my planner incredibly useful during these unprecedented times. I didn’t throw this planner away in 2020, and it actually helped me stay organized in 2020. I use to spend hours each December looking for the perfect planner. I remember December 2019…

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Virtually Traveling

Anyone else craving adventure and ready to travel? I have been stuck within my state borders because of the pandemic, so naturally, I am itching to travel. There has been one thing keeping my wanderlust at bay, virtual traveling! I know it doesn’t sound as exciting as packing a bag and getting out there, but…

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Stepping Into 2021

I think I am among the majority who think it’s not a good idea to create resolutions or extensive goals for 2021.2020 has been very difficult in many ways. I have accomplished almost none of my goals I planned this time last year. In 2020 I focused on surviving and taking care of myself. And…

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2020 Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is easily my favorite holiday. Every year, I spend hours and hours researching the perfect gifts for each person in my life. This year, I wanted to share some of my favorite ideas from years past and news ideas! These ideas for those in your life you may be struggling to find the perfect…

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3 Fun Facts About Iceland

The Book Flood I learned about this tradition one year when I was researching Icelandic Christmas traditions. Books and reading are a large part of the Icelandic culture. Leading up to Christmas many books are published and books sales increase drastically. Every Christmas Eve, Icelanders must receive a new books and chocolates to take to…

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Hiraeth

Maybe it’s the fact that this week marks 3 years since my trip to Iceland. Maybe Taylor Swift’s new Folklore album has me in my feels. This week I have felt Hiraeth intensely. I have always felt a longing to travel. A longing to go to certain places. A longing to return to a place…

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Working From Home

I feel incredibly blessed to be writing this right now. I am fortunate to be working my full-time hours from home right now. With working my full-time hours, it has been hard to keep up healthy habits and to form a routine with my new schedule. These times are hard, and I highly suggest taking…

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Brewing Coffee At Home

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m obsessed with coffee big time. Considering all of us are stuck at home for a while, I thought I would talk about some at-home brewing methods I am using daily and some fun ones to try! Here are my top 5 coffee brewing ideas to try at home:…

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Maria Does Whole 30

Not to be dramatic, but Whole 30 has changed my life. I am gearing up to do my 3rd round on April 13th with the Whole 30 community for Whole 30 at home.It is wild the amount you learn about food and yourself during a Whole 30 journey. You are probably wondering how has Whole…

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Coping during COVID

These are unprecedented times. I love dystopian movies and books. It is my favorite genre, actually. I am always intrigued by what could happen to our world. One of my favorites is World War Z. The zombies in that movie are super quick, and I definitely would not want to be alive to experience those…

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7 Cozy Fall Coffee Shop Drinks

I have been trying a bunch of different fall drinks this fall season! I have rounded up my top 7 fall drinks for you to try at your local or favorite chain coffee shop!These drinks range from more classic pumpkin spice flavored drinks to apple flavors to spice flavors! #1 Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew I…

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