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A Good Kind of Collision

Collisions are generally something to be avoided. The word itself calls up pictures of crashes or violent impacts. Of notions of opposition or incompatibility. But, in the world of rural revitalization and small town redevelopment, organic collision is exactly the type of thing we want to happen. It’s a good kind of collision. Not of

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When Other People Have Opinions on Your Weight Loss

Navigating Opinions With Grace Recently at the grocery store, an employee stopped me. “I’ve been watching you over the last few months when you come in the store. I’ve seen your weight loss.” he said. I started wondering what direction was this conversation was about to head. Over the last couple years, there have been

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Laurel, Mississippi Trip Part 2

Shopping & Dining Last week, I shared about where we stayed in Laurel, MS on our little anniversary weekend getaway. Today, I want to tell you about where we shopped, ate, and what we did. Laurel was such a charming town, and I highly recommend visiting! If you don’t know about Laurel, it’s where they

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Laurel, Mississippi Trip Part 1

Where We Stayed: The Laurel Cottages This past weekend, my husband and I made the three and a half hour drive on US Highway 84 from our hometown of Opp, Alabama to Laurel, Mississippi. Our fourteenth anniversary was last week, so we thought we’d celebrate with a weekend getaway. The drive was uneventful; there really

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12 Items to Help you Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

One thing I tell my Weight Loss Community (#ccwlc), is that preparation is key when making good choices for your health. My  experience is that when you plan ahead, whether that is meal prepping or having a meal plan, you are much more likely to stick to your eating plan and reach your goals. We always

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Opportunity Knocks

An Open Letter to Citizens of Opp, Alabama You know that feeling you get when you visit a beautiful location or charming little town? That sensation that feels like you’re being hugged just by walking down the tree lined streets or stepping into that quaint coffee shop that smells of freshly ground beans and croissants

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Decorative Storage Essentials From Amazon

I don’t know about you, but this time of year, I always get to urge to purge, organize, and get my house in order. It doesn’t help that I recently watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix and now I want to tidy all the things! By the way, Marie Kondo is the most

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Low Carb Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe

Who doesn’t love red velvet during the holidays? Out of all the cookies, cakes, and treats during the Christmas season, red velvet is probably my number one pick. This year, I wanted to find a way to incorporate that red velvet flavor into a sugar free and low carb treat so that we could enjoy

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