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Books I Read // January and February 2017

Reading is one of those things that just lights my soul on fire (too cliche?) and I love it. I think the hardest thing for me has been reading and not reading it with a group. I love to discuss thoughts and theories and philosophies as I read…
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our early Christmas present: Italy

Since we were going to Berlin for  a work conference, I told Dallin we just had to make a quick stop in Italy. And when I say quick stop, I mean very quick. A day in 2 major touristy cities in order to show him all the sights that I could.…
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the necessity of art

I remember when I first fell in love with Regina Spektor's music. I had just turned 16 and had learned how to drive a stick-shift.  My mom had put me in charge of driving my brother and some teammates to football practice every day.  As I…

if I were an ice cream flavor | blogtember #21

I would be cinnamon. Because it's unique, but still plain and sweet. And my cinnamon ice cream I mean that I would be cinnamon gelato with almond gelato in a handmade cone from Edoardo's in the center of Florence.  This is is my absolute…
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Today I Met an Angel: A Letter to my Future Husband

[DISCLAIMER: I wrote this on December 13, 2014. But reading it again helped me remember a lot of things, and I'm publishing it in order to hold myself accountable. Sorry for the lack of pictures.  This is more of just a wordy blog post and…

a culture a year

So one day in January I had this idea.  I was sitting out by the pool on a Saturday reading the book: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana. It's a beautiful story of sisters who start their own dressmaking business in the middle of Afghanistan right…