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perfection, pursuit of perfection, life lessons

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It started when I was a little girl.  I had an older brother who was a huge brain, doing “Odyssey of the Mind” (an innovative, engineer-like problem solving competition) in elementary school, and a sister who was such a prodigy artist that she was beating middle schoolers in art contests as a kindergartener!  And then […]

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lens of love shirt, COVID-19, coronavirus, black lives matter, rachel hollis

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2020 vision!  New decade; new start; new you!  Buh-bye, 2019!  How excited were most people for 2020?! ________________________________________________________________________ Kobe Bryant, his daughter, other beautiful children and parents, and a pilot were killed on January 26 in a helicopter crash.     What started in a Chinese market has killed over 460,000 people in the world in […]

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infertility, journey, TTC, pregnancy

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10 months.  It was my breaking point.  I woke up with a migraine, did my usual migraine-remedy routine, and got ready for work.  I was about to head out the door for my 50+ minute commute, when I realized I should use the restroom first.  That’s when I saw it. A sight I’ve seen every […]

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Christmas, Holidays, Love, Happy Holidays, Reflections

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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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wedding, marriage, arizona photography, anniversary

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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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she persisted, strong, woman, grace, inspiration

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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

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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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Arizona local blogger, small business owner

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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 […]

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love, spread light, volunteering, giving back, do good, be the change, homebody, give grace, live love, love in action

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It was how inspo&grace started.  I felt like I needed to do everything to make my community and this world a better place, and yet knew I simply could not do it all.     “You cannot do it all.”  This is a line I have to remind myself every single day, and that probably does […]

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family, love, faith, grace, inspiration, family over everything, selfless, inspiring

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I stared at a picture of my side of the family recently, and had a moment of remembering just how lucky we are to have each other.  It is all too easy for me to know that we are not guaranteed a single day longer than what we have. Just a few years ago, the […]