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You Lost a Fan, but I Lost a Hero: Why We Shouldn’t Idolize Celebrities and Ways to Find Greater Self Worth

The following personal essay explores reasons why we shouldn’t idolize celebrities or call them heroes and ways to find greater self-worth. As a teenage girl, I was just as easily influenced and insecure as the next girl, if not more so. I lived in an odd place in-between popularity and unpopularity. I wasn’t quite either.......
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  • vegan broccoli kale soup

Vegan Broccoli Kale Soup with Crispy Chickpeas

This Vegan Broccoli Kale Soup is creamy thanks to the addition of tahini. Crispy roasted chickpeas offer lovely texture and flavor. It’s hard for me to think of another food that is as comforting and heart-mending as soup. Soup certainly doesn’t heal all wounds, but is sure does help. At least for me. When my......
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  • beer battered zucchini tacos

Beer Battered Zucchini Tacos with Avocado Yogurt Crema

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Constellation Brands. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #CervezaCelebration #CollectiveBias Cinco de Mayo is almost upon us! For me, that means tacos and cervezas. Although, who am I kidding? I definitely do not need......
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Detox Vegetable Broth with Turmeric and Ginger

This detox vegetable broth, infused with turmeric and ginger, is easy to make and perfect for a detoxifying boost! Sometimes in this life, I just need to take a step back and reevaluate. We are busy, consumed creatures of habit, aren’t we? Rushing from point A to point B, trying to get through the days, working......
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  • boozy recipes

60 Sweet and Savory Boozy Recipes You’ll Love

These 60 boozy recipes range from sweet to savory and feature every kind of booze there is! Browse them all or jump to the booze you’re searching for. Cheers! Boozy recipes are so fun, and so versatile. There’s wine braised meats, whiskey barbecue sauce, rum-soaked banana pudding, tequila chicken, and penne alla vodka. But that’s......
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Nutty Flax and Berry Smoothie

This flax and berry smoothie is nutty, creamy, and a delicious way to start your day! Packed with fiber and protein, thanks to ground flax and heart-healthy almond butter. Lately, I’ve been on a huge smoothie kick. (And smoothie bowls. Hello, toppings.) I think it’s because I can feel spring coming. The days are longer,......
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  • Tips on Visiting Coeur d'Alene

Adventures in CDA: Tips on Visiting Coeur d’Alene

What to do, where to stay, and where to eat and drink! We’re bringing you travel tips on visiting Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is a lovely town that is home to Lake Coeur d’Alene. There are actually over 50 lakes that are within a short driving distance of CDA, making the area a......
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  • Slow-Cooker Paleo Beef Stew

Slow-Cooker Paleo Beef Stew

This Slow-Cooker Paleo Beef Stew is Whole 30 approved, dairy-free, gluten-free, and delicious! A rich, high-quality bone broth is key. This winter was just brutal. I couldn’t be more excited and impatient for spring to arrive. The best part about winter, however, was the cozy, warm comfort foods, like this slow-cooker Paleo beef stew. I’m......
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Hazelnut Parsnip Soup {from Tangled!}

This Hazelnut Parsnip Soup is a delicious, creamy soup inspired by Disney’s Tangled! It’s Rapunzel’s favorite soup, and soon it’ll be yours, too! I love Tangled. As I mentioned on my About Me page, if you say that Frozen is better than Tangled to me, we may have a problem. 😉 Tangled is my jam. I......
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  • Coconut Lime Paleo Donuts

Coconut Lime Paleo Donuts

These Coconut Lime Paleo Donuts are delicious, healthier donuts made without flour, dairy, or refined sugar. A coconut flour and coconut sugar doughnut gets topped with a creamy coconut-lime glaze. This post is made in collaboration with GoBeyond Foods and their paleo-optimized sugars. I was never really a ‘doughnut person’ until much later in life. Growing up, the......
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