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‘inspo&grace’ BEGAN with me looking for the good.  For the things that inspired me (see:  name of my company) and helped me remember how much good there is in humans and in this world.  I started seeing nonprofits, acts of kindness, or special moments that I would have otherwise been too distracted to notice.  But […]

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Christmas, Holidays, Love, Happy Holidays, Reflections

Happy holidays to all of my amazing readers out there!  Whether you live in Arizona like I do, and have to “will” the feelings of the holiday into your heart (ie. go to every single holiday event since there is no snow to make it feel as such), or whether you cannot walk out your […]

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teachers, why teachers matter, school teachers, students, classroom

Teachers – I love you guys!!!!  That is how I would like to start this very important blog post.  This post is about you guys, but I will just share a little background about why I am showing you all some extra love.  My mom was a high school math teacher, more specifically, MY high […]

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yoobi, giving back, classroom, teachers, students, low income, school, school supplies

Children are the future!  Everything going on in their lives and in their classrooms now has the opportunity to shape who they become.  I can say that entering the age of my generation having kids themselves, I am constantly thinking about the example I am setting in my own life, in hopes that it may […]

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wedding, marriage, arizona photography, anniversary

I am writing this post early, as my husband and I will be on our anniversary trip around the time this gets posted!  It is a getaway that is so ‘us,’ somewhere COLD (we went on our honeymoon to the snowy mountains in Banff, Canada)! Because we just survived another round in the oven of […]

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sustainable, beauty, green, fair-trade, eco-friendly, save the planet, save the earth, new zealand

I started inspo&grace research by googling “companies who give back.”  It was incredible to see how much companies care about giving back, but this month’s featured company, Ethique, blew me away.  It is a beauty product company based in New Zealand, but they are truly changing the entire world.     Here are some of the […]

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she persisted, strong, woman, grace, inspiration

I will be honest.  I needed inspo&grace.  To this day, it is actually incredibly therapeutic for me to sit in the living room with a candle glowing, light music in the background, and let the words that I need to hear/read flow from my own fingertips onto the page.  The idea started from something I […]

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engagement photo for millenial blog post

Work, gym, home, Netflix (romantic comedy, of course), sleep, and the cycle starts again.  Days, weeks, months and years go by. But there is so much more to this cycle; it is filled with little moments that give life purpose.  I have reflected back on the past two weeks, and they were full of special […]

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hustle, engaged, engagement, hard-working

You hear it and read it everywhere:  hustle. You have to hustle.   ——– I realized earlier this month that the definition I had in my mind of “hustle” was incredibly narrow.  When this word came to my mind, I started seeing images of people up late into the night, grinding out some last-minute work for […]

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Arizona local blogger, small business owner

Recently, I had the honor of giving an interview for the Voyage Phoenix Magazine.  This feature ties the beginnings of inspo&grace to where it is now. I love answering questions like these, because they give me a chance to reflect back on my “why.”  I hope you guys enjoy!  _____________________________________________________________________ “Today we’d like to introduce […]