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All the big (secret) news

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Our lives have changed in some dramatically huge ways in the last few months that I – completely legit – cannot even, legally, tell you. To emphasize the weight of this – Aaron is a Special Forces Veteran. On a scale of everyday news to top secret mission, I would actually have to have him kill you if I told you. …

Finding the ring and finding a story

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As we prep for a thousand and one big things to happen in our lives over the next three months, I keep finding myself narrating the many, many stories in my mind. Today, it’s the story of the ring. My engagement ring was part of someone else’s story before it was mine. When Aaron proposed at the top of a …

We gave up on wedding planning

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The past couple of weeks has been a barrage of insanity. In the chaotic throes of wedding planning, we’ve launch a counter-attack against tradition. I’m holding strong to the “I don’t want to spend a fortune” mentality that I claimed at the start of this madness. Still – the costs of each little idea continued to pile up on paper until …

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Hiking in Utah

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Last summer, we spent a week hiking the exceptionally beautiful terrain of Zion National Park and trails surrounding Kenab, Utah. Blessed with awesome local friends who double as amazing guides – the hikes undoubtedly ranked as some of the most beautiful US sights we’ve seen. I instantly fell in love with the rich reds of the native soil. Not having the …

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Finding a way to Giant’s Causeway

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Taking a deep breath, I caught my balance against the wind. The hard gust rolled in from the ocean waters along Giant’s Causeway pushing me a few steps from my perch on one of the pillars. View this post on Instagram Holy cow, Earth is so cool. ⛰️🍀🇬🇧 • • • #lauragetslost #northernireland #discoverni #ireland #irelandgram #ireland_gram #irelanddaily #travel #travelpic …

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Finding peace in the Himalayas

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In our 17 days of travel and trekking, my failed attempt to ascend to Kala Patthar served an amazing gift I would find no where else: peace. The parks through which trekkers journey are considered sacred and blessed lands. Regardless of your faith or lack of, there is little denying that they Himalayan mountains, villages and the paths we followed …

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Vuong family photo shoot

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In a fairly recent past life, I snapped boat loads of photos of friends and their families. This Winter, I was more than fortunate to hang out with my great friend Ngan Vuong (owner and magic-creator at Enve Designs) and her amazing family. While December worked its way into cooler temps, we escaped into the Kansas City Public Library in downtown …

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Making resolution progress with HelloFresh – claim a freebie!

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I’m reasonably certain that, at the start of this month, I mentioned that I generally do not love resolutions. That still stands. However, over the course of January 2019, I’ve kept this promise to myself. I’ve written every damn day. Ok, ok – there were a handful of days in there where we were trapped in a blizzard in western Kansas …

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Repeating history: yellow journalism and fake news

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The time in which I studied journalism feels like ages ago. At this point, my career has been so wholly consumed by the production of written and visual content across a variety of media that the principles underlying that creation are simply innate. In realizing that, as a content creator, I make a ton of assumptions daily about what our …

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A free trip to LA – yes please!

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Weeks ago, my friend Shanda messaged me with yet another infamous text. She’d won another free vacation and I would be going with her. Keep in mind, last March, we flew to New Orleans to hop abroad the Sail Across the Sun cruise with Train. Yes, the band. We spent four day cruising to Cozumel and back – free of …