Tag Archives: blends


      14 Comments on #blendDSMtakeover

I’ve said this numerous time and I’ll continue to do so, blogger friends ARE real friends. Many live far away and we only get to see each other from time to time but it makes those moments together a real treat. This past weekend I made my way to Des Moines, Iowa to hang out with some other midwest blogging… Read more »

The Greatest Girls Weekend

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When I set out to attend Blend the first year in 2012, I went in knowing no one. I knew of some of the bloggers that would be there, but I didn’t actually no anyone. It was scary but I swallowed my nerves, stepped outside my comfort zone and had a great weekend. I met some amazing women that weekend,… Read more »

Music Monday: Wiretree

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I first heard these guys a few weeks ago while listening to Pandora. I found myself really enjoying the song that was playing but I didn’t recognize who it was. When I saw the band was called Wiretree, I made sure to write it down and look them up more later. To my surprise, this band from Austin, TX has… Read more »

Sweat the Sweet Stuff

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I’m so excited because today I have one of my Blends, Lauren, guest-posting. With all the craziness of moving and immediately starting a new job, I was feeling overwhelmed. I was so thankful when Lauren said she’d share a recipe with all of you guys and holy deliciousness, I think you’re in for a real treat! Take it away, girl!… Read more »

Sunshine Award

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One of my favorite things about blogging, aside from getting to share my journey with everyone, is meeting the other wonderful bloggers and creating friendships that extend beyond the interwebs and into real life friendships.  That’s something I’ve loved about the Blend Retreat every year and keeps me constantly excited for the following year. Well one of those beautiful ladies… Read more »


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An alarm that went off at 5am. A 10 hour round-trip car drive. 4 “official” stops for gas. 2 friends waiting for your arrival. A low-key weekend with said friends – Priceless. I left bright and early Saturday morning for Iowa.  The plan was to stay at Calee’s place in Ames and Amanda and I to drive there with an… Read more »