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Showing posts from October, 2016

A Minimal Tree House Get Away

Ry and I needed to get away. We just need a few days. A few days away from work. Away from people. Away from life. We needed to be re-energized, and we were not going to achieve that staying where we were. We found this amazing little tree house retreat, and decided that it was the perfect place to spend a few days.

The tree house was expensive, but oh so worth it - the soul rejuvenation that took place over those two days were absolutely priceless. We went over Ry's birthday this past July so it was a great way to celebrate him, make up for the honeymoon we never had, and catch up on some much needed rest and relaxation. The owners Lynn and Michael were amazing - they gave us all the space we needed, but were there at the drop of the hat the second we needed them, and they even surprised Ry with THE most delicious vanilla and raspberry pie for his birthday.

The tree house ended up being so much more of an experience than I had anticipated. Being in the middle of nowhere, with no…

Choosing Your Words Wisely

The more I browse the internet these days the more I read blog titles like: Top 10 Beauty Essentials, 6 Makeup Must Haves, Pay Day Wish List, 15 Things You Need, How to Make More Money, and 6 Things You Have to Do In *insert exotic destination here*.

And I have a bit of a problem with that. Words have great power, and once they are spoken or read they can't be undone. With titles like the ones mentioned above it is easy to start reading these blog posts and watching these YouTube videos and start to feel like your life sucks just a little bit a lot, because you don't have those things. It perpetuates the idea that things and stuff can bring you happiness. It perpetuates the wanting of more instead of less. It perpetuates unhappiness because there will never be enough 'more'. There will always be something else you don't have, something else that you 'need', another place you 'should' visit, another list of 'essentials' ... Maybe I'm bein…