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Papyrus Has the Best Cards for Your Girlfriends

Living & Giving

I know that we are living in a digital world, but there is nothing like receiving a card from someone. I have a growing stash of Thank You cards and note cards ready to go out at a moments notice. While browsing the Papyrus website over the weekend, I fell down the rabbit hole, known as their greeting cards section, and stumbled upon the BEST set of cards to share with your girlfriends.

I was initially drawn to the embossed “Grateful” on the cover. You guys know that I’m all about gratitude. But, seriously, I love how this phrase is at the heart of this entire series. If you have a great friend in your life, that is something to truly celebrate and you should consider yourself blessed.

Don’t hold those feelings in… Let your people know what they mean to you. Whether it’s one of these cards or another way, there is nothing like sending notes of encouragement through the mail.

Browse the gallery of cards above and check out the complete collection here.


“Tue” Fab: Podcasts That I’m Loving Right Now

"Tue" Fabulous

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Tue Fab is a series of things that I’m loving in life right now.

In this season of life, reading has become somewhat of a luxury for me these days. Gone are the days when I could finish a book each week or read the latest issue of Real Simple when it arrived in my mailbox. Yet, I still crave that exposure to new views, people and ideas. That’s why podcasts have become so clutch for me. Whether I’m listening during my commute or while cleaning up, my favorite podcasts keep me lifted, inspired and laughing.

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Building Discipline with My March Goals

KB's Journey

March Powersheets Goals

I don’t know about you but I am DONE with winter. Mentally, physically, and emotionally done. No matter what the weather says, winter is behind me and I am looking forward to spring. I’m ready for the warmer temperatures, the sunshine, and the hopeful spirit of the season. I spent the last weekend of February in Mexico and that trip completed shifted my mindset. Spending four days in paradise with little responsibility and very few cares allowed me to unwind from a very stressful time and start focusing on creating my personal new season.

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Chicago Do-Good Cafes

Eats & Treats

As many times as I have tried to make the switch to tea, it’s clear that coffee and I will go together for the foreseeable future. However, our relationship has definitely changed. Back in the day, I didn’t care as much about the kind of coffee that I was drinking because cream and sugar could help mask the taste of even the worst brew. However, during Whole 30, I had to learn to drink my coffee black which forced me to turn my attention towards tastier, higher quality blends.

Beyond flavor, I also spent a lot of time researching brands of coffee that are fair trade or have a charitable component. I’ve actually come up with a pretty good list that I plan to share in a future post. While building that list, I also start tracking local coffee shops that do good in the community.

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Reset + My February Goals

KB's Journey

I know that it’s been a long time since I checked in, but is it too late to say, “Happy New Year?” Since this month feels like the true start of my 2018, I’m hoping that you’ll give me a pass. Of course, I thought that January 1st would be this magical date for me, but life had its own set of plans.

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The Great (Shower) Escape

Beauty & Style

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Friends, these past two weeks have been a whirlwind. Work has been kicking my butt. Caleb’s two-year-old tantrums are wearing me down. The housework is piling up. And, I am in a season of personal transition. Needless to say, your girl has been stressed. Taking care of myself was the absolute last thing on my list. Yes, I know that self-care is important, but I have been doing a horrible job at making it a priority.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Donating to Charity

Living & Giving

These days, it has never been easier to financial support a charitable cause or organization. Whether it’s a “text-to-give” campaign or clicking a “Donate Now” button, we can contribute in a variety of ways on our own terms. However, just because it’s easier to make a difference, it’s still important to be diligent about who gets our dollars.

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10 Quotes about Gratitude and Giving Thanks

Living & Giving

Sign up for the Intentionally Grateful emails every Wednesday in November.

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is in two days? We were originally planning to host family dinner, which I was both excited and stressed about. However, plans recently changed and now we are heading back to my Granny’s for dinner. While I’m bummed that we won’t be doing the honors, I am low-key happy to not have to stress over coordinating the meal and decor.

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