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Category: Good Stories

7 Inexpensive and Unique Ways To Show Your Love

I’m one of those hard people to shop for. I like sentimental gifts. It doesn’t have to be expensive, I just appreciate when it shows that the person put a little thought into it.  Hubby dreads holidays for this reason and claims that he can only…

Share the good- Why I started this blog.

Making goodness more visible and available. Every time I go on the internet I’m disappointed in the amount of negative or pointless things I come across. There is soooo much good in the world but we almost have to actively search it out. If we based our world on…

Helpful Ideas For Story and Journal Topics

If you’ve read the first post on my blog you know I’m an avid journal writer. At some point in my writing I realized that there was no way I wanted to leave my journals behind for anyone to read.  I decided the solution was to…

Staying Positive When Things Get Tough

I love this little lesson my dear sister-in-law shared with me. When I read it I knew without a doubt that she changed her view on life because of this experience. No matter what she has gone though I’ve always admired her ability to stay positive…

How to write a fun and authentic “About Me” page for your blog or journal.

I think the hardest part of a blog is the “About Me” page. Really?  In one post we are supposed to sum up who we are? Once we are done is it even accurate?  If you could only leave ONE page to your posterity titled “about me…

A Trailer and a Miracle

It was the summer of 2012. We had loaded up our full size van (the custom kind with the pop top. Looked pretty dated, but all the kids around thought it was awesome). We were headed on a huge summer adventure. We would hit 3 different family reunions and travel…

The Power of Believing in Yourself

My dad has always had these one liners; little gems of wisdom that he likes to say to all his kids… multiple times. “Amber, if you get straight A’s you can write yourself a check to any college you want to go to.” I started hearing that one…

What holds a marriage together?

Our 10 year anniversary was coming up and I wanted to take a romantic trip. Ten years is meant to be celebrated! So… I started planning… Hawaii seemed like an appropriate place to celebrate surviving 10 years of marriage. The thing about Hawaii is that you have to…

Journaling is Pointless

My first journal had unicorns on the cover and each page was bordered by different unicorn art. It was the perfect journal for a little girl who loved unicorns but not perfect for a girl who had horrible handwriting because it’s pages were unlined. My second journal was given…