Stop & Smell The Flowers

Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the… peonies.. 😊 I think it’s good to take a minute sometimes just to •STOP•  There’s always something negative around us, that’s screaming to be let in. The important thing to remember, though, is that we have a choice. We can’t control what happens to us, but we…

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Reflection

I’m a big advocate of taking time to reflect. It’s easy to recount the day and see surface-level events — I’m challenging you to dive a little deeper. Take a closer look at your attitude, plan, effort, goals, etc. –– did you meet them? Are you living everyday as the person you’re wanting to become?…

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5 Ways To Make Time For Your Partner

Raise your hand if you and your partner get caught up in the day-to-day chaos that is life and forget to make time for each other –– my hand is up real high! Especially when life gets busy or a little stressful, it’s easy to put your blinders on and become a social recluse. I…

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Memory Jar

In the Collins household, we have a little thing in the corner we like to call the ‘Memory Jar’. We created this about 6 years ago and both love it! Here’s how it works: Throughout the year, notes are placed in the jar –– from January to December. These notes could contain events (good and…

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Picking Wildflowers

There’s something childlike about picking wildflowers, don’t you think? Often, I daydream about running through fields of wildflowers –– with a flowing, beautiful dress on (which I do not currently possess) and a crown made of flowers in my hair (which, running with my hair down? Bad idea). This weekend, I spotted some flowers on…

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