Kiss my thirties goodbye…

Tomorrow I turn forty. A decade is ending and new one is about to begin. I have had mixed emotions about turning forty, but I am trying to embrace this new journey and all the wonderful things that lay ahead. When reflecting back on my thirties I have had a lot good and bad times […]

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Life is messy…

Hello friends! I am sorry I have not been posting as much as normal. My life has been quite busy the past few weeks. Two weeks from now is the big move and I have been knee deep in packing and getting things organized. I have been a bit overwhelmed and all my free time […]

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One Wink…

One year ago, today I met my fiancé on Match.com. My subscription was about to expire and I really had no luck with online dating but that night I thought I would give it one more try. I always looked at the newly added people first and as I scrolled down there he was. I was […]

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Smile for the camera…

This past weekend I had the opportunity to get some headshots done for my blog by the very talented Laura Beekmann from Life Art Photographs and author of the blog Like a Mutha (if you haven’t checked out her blog, you need too!). As I mentioned in my previous blog Laura will be taking the photos […]

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You are not too old and it is not too late!

This quote could not be more true! Find your passion and go after it. Never stop learning, growing and loving. Remember, beautiful things can happen, even late in the game! Cheers to being almost forty and still fabulous!

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With you, I am home…

Once I got engaged, I knew it would not be long until I was ready to put my house up on the market. In fact, one of my Christmas presents from Brody was a “For Sale” sign to put in my front yard. Just a slight hint he was ready for me to get the […]

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Will you be my bridesmaid?

Deciding who you will ask to stand up beside you on your special day can be a tough choice but for me it was an easy one. I knew even before Brody proposed that if we ever did get married I would want his two daughters to stand up with me. Not just so, they […]

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Is that a wrinkle?

  These days when I look into the mirror I am noticing more and more wrinkles that seem to be appearing out of nowhere.  Most of my wrinkles are on my forehead, which are probably a result of my WTF looks on my face at least a couple of times a day.  In all seriousness […]

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Becoming a “Bonus” Mom…

As a little girl growing up I always dreamt of getting married and having kids of my own. I wanted to be a Mom more than anything and I still do. However, God has a funny way of giving you a life even better than the one you imagined. After all, what little girl grows […]

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Bravo Awards Gala 2017

Last night my brother, his wife, Brody and I attended the 12th annual Bravo Awards Gala.  Bravo Greater Des Moines supports the arts and entertainment in Des Moines, Iowa. The mission of Bravo Greater Des Moines is to provide reliable funding and support that strengthens arts, culture and heritage organizations serving Greater Des Moines.  You […]

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