How To Take Better Hiking Photography


Since I moved to Colorado almost two years ago (has it already been that long?!), I’ve done a lot of hiking. Its one of my favorite feelings in the world–standing above everything else, taking in the fresh air, and knowing that you’ve just climbed a mountain. And I’ve learned a couple things along the way when it comes to taking better photos when you hike.

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10 Things I Always Do As A Morning Person


Being a morning person is both a blessing and a curse. In my past I’ve had phases where I slept past noon on a daily basis, but now I wake up at 8 am naturally and I kind of love it. What’s to like right? I think its great to get up, get my day started, and get productive. I feel more energized, more in control, and more able to tackle the day. The funny thing is, most of being a morning person, is all about what you do the night before.

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Why Keeping A Journal Will Change Your Life For The Better


I have been journaling since I was young–but never consistently and never as a goal. It wasn’t until this year (when I started my blog) that I have completely made it a part of my daily life. I have loads of journals waiting to be used, and yay for me, I have already finished some! And throughout this past year, I’ve learned why keeping a journal changed my life for the better…

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: The Girl With A New Favorite Author


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, was absolutely amazing! I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves mystery, suspense, thrill, and gripping characters. I would rate this book a 9/10–I couldn’t get enough of it. When I wasn’t reading, I felt guilty and constantly thought about the book. It has been a longggg time since I’ve had this kind of reaction and I couldn’t be more thankful to have read it.

God bless.

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Catch Me: Catch Me Liking A Book For Once In My Life (A Review)


Catch Me, by Lisa Gardner, was one of the better books I’ve read in a long time (thanks Mom for the recommendation!). I love mystery books, and after struggling to write one of my own, I appreciate them so much more now. There is nothing quite like figuring out a mystery in your head, solving it, and then trying to leave no trail along the way (or at least not an obvious one for your character to follow that for some reason the other characters couldn’t). Its a pain, to say the least.

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What To Expect In Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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In three words: Beaches. Bikinis. Beverages.

This past week I traveled to Playa del Carmen for the New Year holiday and family vacation. It wasn’t my first time here (and I can almost guarantee it won’t be my last!). My family has a timeshare in Playa, and although we didn’t stay there this week based on it being rented out, I had a blast staying at Residences El Faro (Playa del Carmen). These are VRBO-style living but there are plenty of all-inclusives and other hotels or resorts up and down the beaches. Not to mention, Cozumel is right across the way (which you can get to by flight or ferry).

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