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Two Twins and a Toddler Musical Debut

Two Twins and a Toddler Musical Debut

Hi internet friends! My twin sister came over last week and we had fun recording some of our songs. Recording quality = not fantastic, but my nephew’s appearance is priceless. And c’mon, you have to admit that the signing is pretty decent considering the fact the my sister is holding a baby upside-down for most of the video. My sister and I have been writing music together since we were teens, maybe earlier. We have always enjoyed singing together, and…

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Why I Stopped Drinking, and Why I Stay Stopped

Why I Stopped Drinking, and Why I Stay Stopped

Hi internet friends! Here is a video about why I stopped drinking and why I choose to stay stopped. This video ended up being very light hearted. BUT, I did want to mention here that stopping initially was very challenging. Like…VERY challenging. The withdrawal I went through is  huge reason why I am afraid to start drinking again. Three friends I know started drinking again after we got sober together, and everything was perfectly fine. It turns out they aren’t…

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2014 YouTube Role Models and My 2015 Plans!

2014 YouTube Role Models and My 2015 Plans!

Happy 2015! Just a quick video talking about a couple of my favorite YouTubers, and a brief quasi-commitment about my 2014 plans. IMPORTANT QUESTION: What are your favorite type of videos to watch from me? Want to see more vlogs or personal stories/lessons? Want to see more clothing hauls? What about challenges with friends? Recipes? Or do you not care at all? Whatever the answer is, comment on YouTube! Here are links to my (current) favorite YouTubers, and a brief description…

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2014 In Review! What I Accomplished Without Goals

2014 In Review! What I Accomplished Without Goals

I feel like I did a bit of a life review in November when I turned 30, and now I am reflecting over the year. It’s been  while since I’ve done a new year’s type post thing, but it has been  big year! And I have a lot to be thankful for. (I know: blah blah blah yada yada yada. But I’m going to keep writing anyway). I usually don’t do New Year’s resolutions because I change my mind a lot…

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30th Birthday Blog – Thankful and Not Quitting Stuff

30th Birthday Blog – Thankful and Not Quitting Stuff

Hellooooooo! I turned 30. I thought it wasn’t going to be a huge deal, but then it kind of was. Over the last few months, I’ve been feeling restless, so I’ve been doing a lot of journaling about what I want. I went to a therapist for a few months to try to figure out feelings, and then I saw a friend of mine who is a life coach. I even went to see an astrologist. While I found some…

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Commentary On: “You Are Not ‘Running Late.’ You are Rude and Selfish”

Commentary On: “You Are Not ‘Running Late.’ You are Rude and Selfish”

Wow…I really like this. Before you get offended, read the article for the gems… {Read the article here} Excerpt: In recent years it seems that a meeting set to start at 9 am, for some people means in the general vicinity of any time which starts with the numeral ‘9’. Like 9.30 for example. People drift in at 9.10 or 9.20, or even later. And they smile warmly at the waiting group, as they unwrap their bacon sandwich, apparently totally…

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Selfie Tag Video – Q&A Silliness With a Guest Appearance…

Selfie Tag Video – Q&A Silliness With a Guest Appearance…

Last week, my friend Meagan came over and we did the Selfie Tag, started by CutiePieMartzia. I tag ALL of you to do it 😀 ❤QUESTIONS #1 What is your best physical feature? #2 If you could visit anywhere in the world where would you go and why? #3 What do you need to feel better when you are sick? #4 What one piece of advice would you give to the youth of America and why? #5 What animal do…

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My Weight Battle – A New FUN Experiment by Ann Kroger

My Weight Battle – A New FUN Experiment by Ann Kroger

By: Ann Kroger I have always struggled with my weight. When I look back at pictures of me as a child, my eyes are inevitable drawn to my chubby, little thighs peeking out from under a blue velour dress or my rounded belly in a pink bathing suit. As a teenager, I managed a healthy weight through hours of exercise, varsity sports, and a vigorous diet of starvation and bulimia. It was ugly, but I was desperate. My self-image forced…

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Law of Attraction and Spirituality for Non-Hippies

Law of Attraction and Spirituality for Non-Hippies

First of all, let me say that I’m kind of a hippie, and the title is not meant to be hippie-hating. I’m just making a joke that sometimes spirituality seems inaccessible because of the more extreme believers of the beliefs that exist. Know what I am saying? I believe in the law of attraction, but not to the point of being illogical or blind to my reality. I take what I like and what works for me, and I leave…

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All About Curly Hair! Care, Cut, Styling and Products

All About Curly Hair! Care, Cut, Styling and Products

I always get a lot of questions about my hair, and I LOVE talking about it, probably because I hated it for so long before learning to love it. It is my belief that your hair looks best when you style it the way it wants to be styled! And since learning how to take care of my curly hair, it has become very low maintenance. I still have bad hair days, but I’ve learned what to do to make…

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