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Why I'm Cutting Back on Saying "I'm Sorry"

One of the things I have been focusing on during my one week social media break (which quickly turned into two weeks ;) is being more intentional with my content. This has lead me to also focus on being more intentional with my words and actions outside of my blog. With a more intentional approach to life, I would like to reduce the amount of times I utter the word "Sorry".

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It's Time to Walk the Walk - What My Social Media Break Taught Me

Today marks one week since I decided to take a break from social media. While I was worried what this would do for my blog, my brand, and my social media engagement, I knew something needed to change. Looking back on the last week, I now know these types of breaks need to be incorporated into my schedule on a monthly basis. Keep reading to find out what I discovered from my social media break.

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Carry Spring With You Year-Round

It is that time of year where I get really antsy for spring and all that comes with it. Especially in Seattle, as the gray starts to clear up, I cant WAIT for spring! Anyone else get that really excited feeling when you experience the first warm sunny day of the year? Or how about when you start to see the flowers start to bloom??

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Monday Coffee Break #5

Happy Monday everyone!! It's been a little while since I've done one of these coffee breaks. It has been a busy and at times stressful few weeks, so I took cut back on posting these for a little bit. BUT I'm BACK! So here are 10 things that I have found over the last few weeks that I hope you enjoy reading on your Monday coffee break :)

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10 Tips to Reduce Stress

I am not afraid to admit that I have a hard time balancing different aspects of my life. If something becomes overwhelming, I quickly become stressed and agitated. Since I wear my heart on my sleeve, and my emotions dictate 99.9% of my actions and reactions, when I am stressed, it easily becomes the focus of everything that I do.

SO I made a list of 10 things that I try to practice to help me reduce stress in my life! I hope you find them helpful!

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Monday Coffee Break #4

Happy happy Monday! This weekend was relaxing and productive all at once. Zack and I cancelled our plans on Saturday and spent the day together cleaning the apartment and walking around Seattle. It is so important to take time away from all of the hustle and bustle and focus on your loved ones. Sunday was full of photoshoots and cupcakes with a bunch of my favorite Seattle ladies! This week I am heading to Palm Springs for Modernism Week and I can't wait to explore some Mid-Century Modern homes! I have always said I belong in the desert - so I am so excited to visit :) Stay tuned for photos!

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Monday Coffee Break #2

Hello and happy Monday once again! I received such a wonderful response from my first "Coffee Break" post - thank you guys SO much! <3 Just to recap - if this is the first of my "Monday Coffee Break" series that you are reading, this is a collection of things that I find throughout the week that make me smile or really make me think. My hope is that this brings a smile to your face as it did mine when you browse this on your morning coffee break!

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My Career Outside of Blogging

Hi friends! Today I want to talk a little about my life outside of my blog. A lot of people don't know that blogging is a side hustle for a lot of us. Most of us have careers that either align or completely contrast with blogging and the content that we create. For example, I use a lot of my skills that I learned in Architecture school and continue to learn in my career for blogging - which helps me continue to grow my blog and content!

SO - my career? I am an Architectural Designer - soon to be Architect! I went to Iowa State University (GO STATE) for 5 years and graduated with a professional degree - my Bachelor of Architecture. My goal is to be fully licensed by 2020.

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Monday Coffee Break #1

HAPPY MONDAY LOVES!! I have been wanting to launch a series for a while, but I never knew what I wanted it to be, or what I should call it. All I knew was that I wanted to document some of my favorite things each week and share them with you! After last week's blog post, I was inspired by the story of the brand Not Monday and how they wanted to create essentials that you want to use over and over again - you know.. the OPPOSITE of that Monday feeling! :) SO with that - I bring you my first Monday Coffee Break! This series will be some fun things for you to browse on your Monday AM coffee break that will hopefully melt away that Monday feeling! I hope you love this series as much as I love creating it!! ENJOY! <3  **PS - There will always be at least ONE dog-related item in this list each week :)**

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