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Whenever I write a service story, I always write with two goals in mind. The first goal is that, of course, the reader takes something away from the piece that helps them feel happier with their life — more organized or calm or confident. The second goal, however, is usually to remind myself of whatever I’m […]

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About a month ago I was getting ready to go on my honeymoon. It was going to be my first time traveling on a plane in nearly 18 months and I was excited. So excited, in fact, that I decided to kick off the 10 days in Mexico by doing something I almost never do […]

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Every so often, I read a book so good that I cannot, will not stop talking about it. I enter conversations with something like, “Hi, I’m Olivia. By the way have you read [insert life-changing book here]? It’s a rare and wonderful feeling (though probably annoying to most people around me, if we’re being honest), […]

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Disclaimer: This post is zero percent sponsored. Everything linked in this post is something we purchased ourselves for full price. The links throughout this story are affiliate, though, meaning I receive a small payment if you purchase through them. Before Jake and I decided to get the NordicTrack Commercial 1750, we first decided to go […]

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I get a lot of questions about my fridge containers and, well, my fridge in general. To be fair, this is mostly because I post about them a lot. Like anything else that winds up on my Instagram frequently, I post about them a lot because they make me happy. They’re now a small part […]

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When I was 17, I did the things that most 17 year olds do. I underlined books of poetry and novels. I spent hours making playlists and finding new music and choosing what concert to go to next. I wrote in a journal and plastered my walls with images and words that inspired me. I […]

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When someone asks if you want the bad news or the good news first, what do you usually choose?  For me, it’s always the bad news. And this applies to most things in life. If you had asked me at the start of 2020 or any year, “Well… do you want the bad news or good […]

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on this blog. While I would like to say that that’s because of COVID-19 and the general impending sense of doom I feel most days because of COVID-19… mostly, it’s just because I’ve had a difficult time finding the motivation to write for someone who isn’t paying […]

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Most everything about my day-to-day life changed in 2019. New job. New house. New city. New daily schedule. Oddly, though, almost none of it felt quite as foreign as I thought it would. And in fact, the things that did feel markedly different were good things (having a washer and dryer in your house after […]

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There are two types of people in this world: Those who can pack for a two-week trip in one carry-on suitcase, and those who truly believe it’s impossible for them and check their luggage every single time. I am firmly in the former group, and I am passionate about it. Sure, I can also admit […]

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