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    25 Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

    Inspiration can come from many different places, but one of my favorite sources are inspirational quotes. I love them and whenever I come across one I haven’t heard or one that moves me I jot it down. My desk at work is full of them and my blog idea notebook has many as well. Sometimes successes (big or small) can come from simply changing the way you think. The only thing you truly have control over in life is the way you think and positive thinking can really make a difference in the way you feel about yourself and your life. Here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes that help me when I need a little pick me up.

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  • Lefties Unite! | August 13th is National Left-Hander’s Day

    This Sunday, August 13th, is National Left Hander’s Day! I’m a lefty and approximately 10% of the population are also. In a right-handed dominated world, Left Hander’s Day is the one day we can claim as our own. Take a moment this Sunday, show your pride, and celebrate being a lefty!

    Geekery, Life
    / August 11, 2017
  • 30 Fun & Creative Date Ideas for Married Couples

    The best piece of marriage advice I’ve ever heard is “never stop dating your spouse.” Having a successful and loving marriage takes work! Regular dating creates lasting memories, improves communication and helps you both grow together. Keeping the romance alive is important and by dating each other on a regular basis you fuel the fire that brought you together in the first place. Keep reading for “30 Fun and Creative Date Ideas”.

    Life, Marriage
    / August 4, 2017
  • Restaurant Review: Gilbert’s Social

    A few days ago an article titled “The Soul Food Restaurants of Jacksonville” popped up in my Facebook feed. Number 3 on this list was Gilbert’s Social owned by Chef Kenny Gilbert. I am obsessed with Top Chef and immediately recognized the name. Chef Gilbert was a favorite of mine from the very first episode of Season 7 and I had no clue he had a restaurant here in Jacksonville. I couldn’t contain my excitement and advised Mr. Miller that we would definitely be going sometime soon. Sometime soon ended up being this past Saturday. Mr. Miller and I went, along with our friend Amanda. Continue reading for my review of Gilbert’s Social.

    Jacksonville, Out and About, Restaurant Review
    / July 24, 2017
  • Mental Health: Fighting the Stigma

    There needs to be more open dialogue regarding mental health. More education is needed to bring awareness to the effects of mental health conditions and less shaming to those who are suffering. It is serious and it is real. In my post today I’m sharing a little bit of my story and giving encouragement to those who may be suffering from mental health issues.

    Life
    / July 22, 2017
  • 10 Cookbooks Everyone Should Own

    Every home cook should have a few good cookbooks in their library. In today’s post, I’m giving you my recommendations for 10 cookbooks you should have in your collection. These cookbooks are sure to become favorites and you’ll likely find yourself going back to them over and over again – I know I do.

    Food, Kitchen
    / July 21, 2017
  • Ipsy Glam Bag: July

    This month’s Ipsy bag is the cutest so far! It’s a “sleepy, super chill cartoon egg” spreading lazy summer vibes. Even though I don’t used all of the products in each bag, I’m still finding it worth the $10 per month based on the lip balm and nail polish alone. I’m no beauty product expert, but I’m loving the quality of the items I’ve been receiving. Check out the products I received in this months bag!

    Beauty, Ipsy
    / July 19, 2017