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Oh Christmas Tree

I love Christmas more than any other holiday because of the bright colors, the lights, the decorations, and the joy.  However, the Christmas tree is my greatest achievement during the Christmas season and is the most important part of my holiday tradition. When I was very young my parents divorced and my mom didn’t remarry until the summer before middle school, but that first Christmas we all went to the Christmas tree farm together, as a family to pick the perfect tree.

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DE-STRESS, you just have to!

Let me start out by saying I am not a Yogi and by no means a master of yoga, I like to use yoga as a way to de-stress my mind and body. Don’t get me wrong I would love to be a yogi, but for now I’ll just dabble. Sometimes stress gets the best of me and I find myself becoming somewhat hostile to those around me, i.e. Jack and I am sorry for that, so yoga or any form of working out for that matter gets me back on track. I know everyone thinks they do not have time to workout, but seriously even 20 minutes can help you manage some of the stress that comes with everyday life. I...

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Huntin’, fishin’, and lovin’ every day

Over Labor Day weekend I went to Rivers West Ranch which Jack’s family owns, and this place is incredible! I have been going to this ranch since I was in high school, yet so many things have changed. This place has now become a wedding venue, retreat, and a hunters dream, and when I go, I like to let my inner country girl run wild. Labor day weekend is the opening for dove season, so that was the key part of our trip.

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Huntin', fishin', and lovin' every day

Over Labor Day weekend I went to Rivers West Ranch which Jack's family owns, and this place is incredible! I have been going to this ranch since I was in high school, yet so many things have changed. This place has now become a wedding venue, retreat, and a hunters dream, and when I go, I like to let my inner country girl run wild. Labor day weekend is the opening for dove season, so that was the key part of our trip. In order to dove hunt an early morning wake up call is a must and since I was getting up at the crack of dawn a nap was nessecary and RWR happens to have a deck that has a breathtaking view with...

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Morning walks with Germ and Harry

This morning my alarm went off “early” to walk my rescue pup and after being on vacation for an entire week my body was screaming NO! I hit the snooze button and continued to rest my sleepy eyes for about 30 MINUTES….way too long. After waking up in a panic thinking “Oh wow I have got to get my act together” I quickly dressed and was out the door.

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