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2019

Book Club

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

November 13, 2019

Shaker Heights is the ideal suburb for the upper class with their well manicured lawns and their picture perfect families that inhabits the homes. The Richardsons are one such family. Elena Richardson grew up in Shaker Heights and had never imagined living anywhere else. Her along with her husband and four teenage children lived the perfect life, or so it seemed. When Mia Warren and her daughter, Pearl rents an apartment from the Richardsons things begin to happen. Mia is…

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Audible Review- Take Control of Your Life: How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game by Mel Robbins

April 4, 2019

This year has been all about growth and tapping into understanding myself and becoming the best version of me. That also means seeking help to unpack a lot of baggage that I’ve been carrying around. I used to be embarrassed about asking for help, but now it’s empowering. I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to better myself and to take control of my life instead of just letting things happen to me and not knowing how to deal…

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Food Recipe

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

April 2, 2019

I used to have a fear of baking…okay, let’s be honest, I still do. Baking is a science and I always like to put a little bit more of this and that. I’ve been following BakerbyNature on Instagram and she has given me the confidence to bake delicious and beautiful desserts. I tried her Oreo Cheesecake Bars over the weekend and it was delicious. It’s perfect for non-bakers like myself! Check out the original recipe here or the full recipe below!…

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Food Recipe

Instant Pot Full Flavored Phở Tái Bò Viên (Beef Phở with Rare Beef and Beef Meatballs)

March 26, 2019

I’ve been testing a lot of phở recipes lately to try to get the perfect bone broth taste. Since there isn’t a Vietnamese restaurant in our city I have to make it if I want to eat it, which is often! I’m slowly introducing Theodore to Vietnamese flavors so he knows what good Vietnamese food tastes like. So far he loves it and this has been the easiest and best phở broth so far. This is my own recipe so…

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Book Review: Girl Stop Apologizing By Rachel Hollis

March 25, 2019

If you’ve been following my blog you know I have a big girl-crush on Rachel Hollis. She’s the author of several books, but most recently a New York Times bestselling author with her personal growth book, Girl, Wash Your Face. This book changed my life and how I saw the destructive negative talk I’ve learned to tell myself my whole life. When I heard that another book was coming out I pre-ordered it immediately. Girl Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for…

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