Tips for Keeping a Journal

One of my favorite ways to practice self care is to keep a journal. (If you’ve been on my blog before, you know I am a huge advocate for self care. Check out this post, and this one for more!) However, keeping a journal was always sort of difficult task for me because I would […]

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Fun on the “We Ship It Podcast”

Hello, and happy Wednesday! As many of you know, I have recently been getting into podcasts lately. I have been listening to them while I cook, clean, go walking, etc. With that being said, I am super pleased to announce that I was recently featured on a podcast as a guest! Better yet, can you […]

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Literature for Autumn

Nothing prepares me for a season quite like literature does. There are books for all seasons and holidays, and autumn (my favorite season) is no exception. Below I compiled a list of literature that is sure to get you in the mood for apple picking, pumpkin carving, and falling leaves! And Then There Were None, […]

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May’s Book Club Read: “Never Have I Ever,” by Joshilyn Jackson

Hello, everyone! If you have been following, you know I am starting a book club called “Waiting for Merlot” this coming May. As promised, today is the book reveal! Waiting for Merlot’s first book club read with be Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson. This book was chosen for many reasons. First, it is a contemporary mystery, […]

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I’m Starting a Book Club!

Hello, everyone! I am excited to announce that I am beginning a virtual book club called “Waiting for Merlot.” I decided to create this virtual bookclub a few weeks ago when this quarantine began. I think it will be an awesome way to keep our minds stimulated during this time inside, which is definitely a […]

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Literature for Summertime

Is there anything better than reading a good book on the beach with nothing but the sound of the waves crashing on the shore? Probably not. I am a huge fan of seasonal reading, and have previously created book lists for autumn, and even Christmastime. I think reading can be a great way to get in the mood […]

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Literature that Changed My Life

I remember the first time I cried while reading a book. I was reading The Great Gatsby. The funeral scene stunned me: how a man with so many “friends” could have such an empty funeral. I cried sporadically for about three days after finishing the book, and genuinely felt that those pages changed my life and […]

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Literature for Christmastime

Is there anything better than curling up with a good book or story in front of a warm fire with a cup of hot cocoa? Probably not. I’m sharing some of my favorite Christmastime literature below. Let me know what you guys think! A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (1843) Dicken’s A Christmas Carol is probably the quintessential Christmas […]

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Reading After a Drought

“Water, water every where, nor any drop to drink.”Β  Reading has always been a passion of mine. It is so easy to pick up a book and let your mind wander away to some distant world, leaving everything behind. I can’t lie, though: I graduated college and my reading habit came to a halt. I […]

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