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Last-Minute Gifts and Gift Ideas For Mom for Mother’s Day

May is here, so you know what that means, Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Every year it gets more challenging to find the perfect gift for the woman who does everything, has everything, and is everything. The superwoman without a cape.

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4 Actions To Take This Spring

April is the month of birth and another opportunity to reboot the year. Start new projects. Leave old things behind. Look forward to new activities and results.

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Is This the Year of the Villain?

What is a “villain year”? After the romanticization of 2020 and 2021, a trend towards a darker aesthetic is taking it’s turn, but what does that mean?

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12 Classic Books to Make Sure You Have on Your Shelf

In looking for my next read, there are books that have a permanent spot on my shelf. If there is anything avid readers must have, one should be a printed collection and two, a printed collection with classics.

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Learn to Wear Your Own Shoes: Being yourself

The shoes we adore, we pick out with care and consideration. Just as no one can wear my shoes the way I do, no one can be me—better than me. Likewise, no one can do you like you. No one else lives your life, has your intentions, or literally walks in your shoes.

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Spirituals: The Cornerstone of Black Music

Spirituals may arguably stand as a focal point, or key element of African-American culture and life—a building block if you will. It goes without saying that music is integral to the lives of Black Americans.

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My Favorite Color Pairs for Spring

When one thinks of spring, pink, yellow, and baby blue may come to mind with those of traditional Easter. Take your pick from the rainbow. While these familiar colors are perfect for the season, I want to throw in some colors that are atypical for spring.

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Twenty-Two Quotes for 2022

To face a new year means to let the others go, and, in doing so, I love looking at quotes for inspiration at the beginning of the year to refocus and refresh to begin my year.

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What to Get Your Introvert for Christmas

Do you have an introverted friend or family member? Well, I’m here to help you out because I’m that introverted friend and family member and we introverts tend to have similar tastes. We don’t do much and we like what we like. So when you’re looking for what to get your introvert for Christmas you want to hone in on their unique interests, little things of delight, and practical daily items.

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10 of My Holiday Season Essentials

At this time of year, I turn to some of my holiday essentials to make the season even more merry for myself, family and friends. These include seasonal meals, getting nice and cozy and indulging in some sweet scents that allow me to daydream.

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When It’s Fall in Florida

Florida is finally starting to have crisp mornings. With brief dips into the sixties and highs starting to trend in the eighties, it’s finally starting to feel like Fall in Florida. Granted we don’t really get a true fall.

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20 Lessons I Learned My First Year While Being an Expat

As I sit back waiting for fall to get into full swing, I am reminded about this time a few years ago I was preparing for my first move abroad. My first move ever. It was a crazy time! The whole time rushed past me in a blur. There were documents, luggage, and my mind was trying to process more than it could handle. You never know what quite to expect when moving abroad, just that you should probably expect everything.