Newbie Half Marathon Training Tips

Half Marathon Tips

I have been wanting to train for a half marathon for forever. I’ve started, I’ve stopped, I’ve thought about it, I stopped thinking about it. For a while I think I only wanted to do it because it was “trendy.” Well rule #1 you’ll probably never be able to do something if it’s for someone else but yourself. I started training for my half about …

5 “Make You Think” Documentaries Streaming On Netflix

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I love a good documentary. Not the boring types you used to be forced to watch in school, but ones that really take a topic and allow it come to life. It’s a good break from watching fictional stories (although I love those too) unfold on the screen before you so you can instead take something valuable away from what could otherwise be considered a mindless …

Happy Birthday Charlotte Barkley!

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Yesterday, July 30th Miss Charlotte Barkley turned one year old! Brady and I both agree that we treat, spoil, and maul our puppy child like she is a human child, but we don’t even care. God bless our future human children’s cheeks and bums that they won’t get pinched off by the time they turn one. Charlotte Barkley, thanks for adding so much spunk, pep, and …

The Best Workout Playlist for 90’s Babies

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I have a love-hate relationship with exercise. (Love the results, hate every minute of it). One way I can better my workout experience is if I have some tunes to keep me pumped and going. I recently put together a playlist that I am really diggin’ at the moment. Click here to listen to it or download it on Spotify. Hit play & get your …

10 At Work Productivity Tips

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I work at a marketing agency from 8:30 – 5:30 Monday through Friday. I love working in marketing because every single day is different. That doesn’t mean, however, that my days never feel boring, long, or mundane. Even when every day consists of a different to-do list or schedule, working behind a desk at a computer screen 90 percent of the day can get exhausting. …

The Complexity of Freedom

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The age old saying that “freedom was never free” seems to roll off the tongue and fall upon half-listening ears oftentimes. We hear the phrase and nod in agreement, glossing over the fundamental undertones of the expression. Freedom was never free and it will never be free. Native Americans were conquered by Europeans and told that their religion, their land, and their culture was savage …

Don’t Let Your College Major Define Your Career Path

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I chose to major in business marketing because it was practical and versatile. I thoroughly enjoyed the curriculum in the business school while attending BYU. However, I always wondered how my career would be today if I majored in French, or graphic design, or psychology, or if I decided not to go to college at all. All of these things are interesting to me and I …

Kauai Eats

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While visiting Kauai, Brady and I were able to eat out at some fabulous places. From brunch and desserts, to fancy dinners and hole in the wall restaurants, here is a list of all of our favorite places to eat on the island! Enjoy! Fun fact: Ono in Hawaiian means “delicious” which is why half the names of these places have Ono in the name. 1. Kalaheo …

Things To Do in Kauai, HI

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I’m not sure when my obsession with Polynesian culture, luaus, and Hawaiian beaches started, but as a child I’ve always dreamed of visiting Hawaii; it was my dream! Growing up in North Carolina, traveling to Hawaii was further than traveling to Europe. When Brady and I got married two years ago, I told him we HAD to go to Hawaii at some point before we …

We’re Moving…

…to Raleigh, North Carolina! Brady and I have always known that we wanted to move back East shortly after he graduated college – we just never knew exactly when or where. After I received a fabulous job offer at a local marketing agency in Raleigh everything started falling into place and Brady and I decided this was the perfect next move for us. We are …