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Essential Yellowstone Packing List For Fall

Packing for any vacation can be overwhelming. There’s always a sense of forgetting a critical item for survival; e.g. medication, your phone charger, or your whole carry-on bag. For my recent trip to Yellowstone, I created an essential Yellowstone packing list to ensure I would be prepared for anything.  On […]

DIY: Spooky Halloween Garland

Every year, my family decorates for Halloween. Fearful my family would exile me for not decorating for the spooky season; I decided to create a DIY Spooky Halloween Garland for my newly made-over patio.  Creating this garland took on a life of its own. In the beginning, I just wanted […]

Hiking Hillsborough River State Park

The humidity in Florida has been less repressive for the last week. So, taking advantage of the slightly comfortable weather and needing to break in my new hiking boots, I set out to visit the Hillsborough River State Park.  The chaos of Tampa melts into the background as you turn […]

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – September 2021

September Rose & Thorns – A monthly recap of the highs and lows experienced throughout each month. Rose: Running Further Than Ever I started writing about my running journey last month. I was so proud of how fast I was able to push myself. This month, the temperature has begun […]


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