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Top Ten Things I Learned After I Resigned

Top Ten Things I Learned After I Resigned

A little more than a year ago, I left my “cushy” job in corporate to strike out on my own. I’ve learned a lot during that time and now I’m ready to share. Here it is…the long awaited, much anticipated TOP TEN LIST of things I learned after resigning from my J-O-B. If not comprehensive in coverage, it is at least true in every aspect. This journey to one year post-resignatio...

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Old Man | WIRL Project

An Old Man in a Music Video Once Said…

This afternoon I was listening to music on YouTube for the first time in a while. I usually have my music on my phone, that way I can listen to it on the go. I didn’t realize how much I missed watching videos on YouTube until I stumbled across Craig Morgan’s “This Ain’t Nothing” music video. I remember listening to this song when I was younger when it came on the radi...

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Adversity | WIRL Project

A: Adversity – What It’s Really Like

This post is part of a series titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”. Each week a new letter and its word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like…  I believe one of the single biggest indicators of a person’s character is how one reacts to adversity. In a previous post to the WIRL Projec...

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Drugstore Makeup | WIRL Project

Drugstore vs. Department Store Makeup

My Friend, Kymm McLean, is a makeup artist who I work alongside with in the wedding industry and she posted a status that I felt cleared up a lot of questions I’ve always had on makeup, the costs of it, and the chemicals in the makeup, so I thought I would share it with you… Enjoy! Kymm says: I was asked today if you can accomplish a great makeup face with drugstore brands vs. department sto...

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ABCs | WIRL Project

The A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like

This is the introduction of a series of posts titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”.  Each week a new word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like…   This week at preschool ‘T’ was the letter of the week. Each Friday my son is asked ...

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Selflessly Saying YES to Self-Care!

Selflessly Saying YES to Self-Care!

Self-care, self-care, self-care AHHHHHHhhhhh! What is all of this self-care talk about!?! As mothers, even though our schedules seems to get tied up somehow some way, studies show that when you allow time for “self”, life will become more rewarding and less stressful despite the chaos. I want to warn you, self-care IS NOT based solely on indulging in the “short term feel good activities” such as c...

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Breastfeeding | WIRL Project

Breasfeeding Baby Beyond Maternity Leave – Pumping in the Workplace

As my daughter is quickly approaching her 6 month birthday – it also means I am almost done with my goal of exclusively breastfeeding her for 6 months. I know for some moms this is easy. No problem. For others, it can be a challenge and sometimes it’s not an option.  Now, I don’t want to say that you have to breastfeed – please, just make sure that your baby is fed! But for me, as long as it...

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Fructose Malabsorption: My Long Road to a Diagnosis

Fructose Malabsorption: My Long Road to a Diagnosis

Growing up I always had an issue with wheat. Over the past 30 years, I’ve been tested numerous times for Coeliac (Celiac) Disease – all of my results were always inconclusive. There was never an explanation of my symptoms, which included lethargy, bloating, excess gas, stomach pains, constant nausea, and weight gain. In my late 20’s, “food sensitivity” started to get ...

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Chalky Finish Mint and Floral Buffet

What DIY Blogging is REALLY Like: Q/A Session

We sat down with a successful DIY / Furniture Repurposing blogger, Bre, from Brepurposed and asked her to let us in on the insider scene of blogging. She shared her honest answers and stories below: WIRL Project: Where do you get your pieces of furniture to repurpose for your blog?  Bre: I get my pieces from a number of places! Craigslist, garage sales, estate sales, and I have my go-to thrift sho...

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What Blogging is REALLY Like

What Blogging is REALLY Like

What is blogging REALLY like? An addiction. I mean, it’s a “good” kind of addiction… but it still takes over your life. You’re out for a walk and see a cute boutique… Potential blog post? That cupcake you treated yourself to after lunch was super tasty… Blog post! A leaf falls off of a tree and lands softly on the sidewalk… YES, there is definitely a blog post in there some...

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