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| Checked Out: October Book Review II- Atomic Habits |

I will admit- I was very reluctant to try Audible. I work hard to read at least one book each month and never thought it was “fair” to listen to chapters recited. I therefore was quick to turn up my nose. My husband, who is not and has never been a reader, urged me to… Continue reading | Checked Out: October Book Review II- Atomic Habits |

Uncategorized, | Wandering Beyond The Neighborhood |

| Inside The Suitcase Of A Road Warrior: Top 10 Travel Essentials |

I am sitting at the registration desk of October event #2, finishing up this blog post from two weeks ago. Time sure flies during busy season in the field- Today, I am writing from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Although I am only 45 minutes from home, it’s been a weekend… Continue reading | Inside The Suitcase Of A Road Warrior: Top 10 Travel Essentials |

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| Checked Out: October Book Review- The Flight Girls |

I have an extreme fascination with aviation and a deep love for being in the air. There is something about looking through a window and seeing soft white puffs of water vapor at eye level- It feels so unnatural, irregular. All senses intensify as gravity is defied; For me, I find myself in the clouds.… Continue reading | Checked Out: October Book Review- The Flight Girls |

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| Checked Out: September Book Review- Educated |

While vacationing in Connecticut last month, I was very excited to see that a new book had been passed down from my sister in law, to my mother in law, had made its way to my nightstand. “Educated” by Tara Westover has been on my TBR list all year- Although I didn’t know what the… Continue reading | Checked Out: September Book Review- Educated |

Uncategorized, | Wandering Beyond The Neighborhood |

| Zion For The Day-Tripper: What To Do When You’re Just Passing Through |

Earlier this year, I was assigned two work trips back to back in Las Vegas, Nevada and Salt Lake City Utah. I had a two-day break in between each one, and rather than flying home to Virginia to unpack/ repack, I decided to make the trek with some co-workers by car. What started as a… Continue reading | Zion For The Day-Tripper: What To Do When You’re Just Passing Through |

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| Checked Out: August Book Review- The Goldfinch |

I started a book club at work. In truth, I have no idea what I am doing, but I have always wanted to be part of a book community that reads and shares insights with other literary lovers. Forever intimidated by the structure surrounding it all and my longtime lack of consistent reading, I shied… Continue reading | Checked Out: August Book Review- The Goldfinch |

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| Checked Out: July Book Review- The Overdue Life of Amy Byler |

Confession: I purchased nearly 15 books in July. Between my local 2nd & Charles having a clearance sale, travels to my favorite Salt Lake City bookstore, and an impulse buy at Target, I’ve got enough books to last me the next two years. I’m at the point of having to sneak them into the house… Continue reading | Checked Out: July Book Review- The Overdue Life of Amy Byler |

Uncategorized, | Health, Wealth, & Happiness |

|Honoring An Angel: Ways To Remember A Lost Love One On Your Special Day |

I zipped up my sister’s wedding dress in quiet company, with only a camera lens, digital recorder, and each creative conductor looking on. It was hard to tell where her gown began and ended- The room shimmered in the bright sunlight and created cream waves, whitecaps rolling from the ivory curtains, to a long, blush… Continue reading |Honoring An Angel: Ways To Remember A Lost Love One On Your Special Day |

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| Checked Out: June Book Review- Where The Crawdads Sing |

I paid the full hardcover price for “Where The Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens. I didn’t shop around, I didn’t score Target’s 30% off- the- cover steal (look out for the sticker on a lot of their books!) but merrily handed over my credit card at That Bookstore in Wethersfield, Connecticut, watched the cashier add… Continue reading | Checked Out: June Book Review- Where The Crawdads Sing |

Uncategorized, | DMV Day Trips: DC, Maryland, & Virginia |, | Health, Wealth, & Happiness |

|Summer Spontaneity: My Must-Have Trunk Trinkets|

I wish I could say that I pack light, but I would be lying to you. Goodness, I just got back from a trip to Miami last week and I had, not one, not two, but three bags in tow. (In my defense, it was my sister’s bachelorette party and I had one entire duffel… Continue reading |Summer Spontaneity: My Must-Have Trunk Trinkets|

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| Checked Out: May Book Review- The Song of Achilles |

I didn’t think that I would dive into another Madeline Miller novel so soon, but “Song of Achilles” was listed as a free book with Amazon Unlimited and I did not want to pass up the opportunity for a complimentary read.  A few Instagram book bloggers also raved about the storyline so I eagerly pursued… Continue reading | Checked Out: May Book Review- The Song of Achilles |