How To Officiate A Wedding Enthusiastically!

We are in the middle of a pandemic and unfortunately that means that many big events aren’t able to be held: including weddings. I have been meaning to write up this post on how to officiate weddings just so that people could have that information but now it seems necessary for those who wish to get married.

When I officiated my first wedding, it was literally one of the most special moments of my life. It was special to me, because it was the wedding of two of my very close friends. I hope these nine steps make it easy for you to experience the same thing!

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The Ultimate Mesa Bucket List!

This post is sponsored by Visit Mesa. As always, all opinions are my own.

We are in the middle of a pandemic right now and most places are still in lockdown, but to satisfy my travel itch I am reminiscing on past adventures. I have also been doing a lot of research on bucket list items to prepare for future trips and this post is exactly that. I hope this list inspires you to cross off items in Mesa once it is safe to do so.

You may not have heard of the city of Mesa unless you are from Arizona and I am here to change that! Mesa is a city just East of Phoenix, Arizona and there is a lot to eat, see and do here.

Mesa has changed a lot over the years and I recently started exploring and was inspired to create the Ultimate Mesa Bucket List.

Let me know if I missed any items, enjoy!

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Quarantine Cooking Bucket List!

I hope you are all staying safe in this unprecedented time of COVID-19. I’ve been quarantined at home and with all of this extra time, I’ve decided to build some skills in the kitchen. The first few weeks of quarantine, I did what many people did: bake banana bread. But one can only make so much banana bread before you crave something else.

My boyfriend and I decided to invest in some new pots, pans, and kitchen tools and we have now successfully crossed off many dishes from our Quarantine Cooking Bucket List!

I have linked all of the recipes to hopefully inspire you to join us in this cooking adventure! I will be updating this article as I keep trying new recipes. Dishes are posted in order of simplicity, enjoy!

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Silver Linings (Free Resources + Humanity Stepping Up) Due To COVID-19

This whole coronavirus situation is no joke. It’s really scary that something can affect the entire world. It doesn’t matter where you live, the color of your skin, or how much money you make. YOU can get infected.

Now, I’m no expert so I won’t give you any medical advice…but I will direct you to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

We are being asked to do is to stay home to limit the spread of the virus so please do that. This whole situation is not fun, but there are a few silver linings including a ton of online resources available for us all.

This is just a small list of what I’m planning to use. I will update this list as more resources become available. Enjoy!

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The Ultimate Denver Bucket List!

I started a new series on my social media accounts called #TravelTipThursday where every other Thursday I ask folks where they are headed off to next, so that I can then send recommendations their way!

Several people reached out and told me that they would be heading to Denver soon so this post is a direct response to that! Check out my favorite things to eat, see, and do in Denver (and the surrounding areas). Enjoy!

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The Ultimate Denver Food and Drink Bucket List!

When you think of Denver, you probably think of breweries but did you know Denver has a wide variety of amazing restaurants? That’s right, check out a few of my favorites below (in alphabetical order)! This post is part of The Ultimate Denver Bucket List series and has been a labor of love and includes places I’ve found on my own, via the Internet, and via friends!

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10 Bucket List Items To Cross Off With Your Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is this Friday and the pressure is on, right? Wrong! Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a whole stressful thing. It can simply be a day to spend some time doing things you love with the one you love (or may soon love). I’ve jotted down a few activities to do with your Valentine and these range from adventure-filled to casual and mellow. Check out 10 items to cross off your Valentine’s Day Bucket List!

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The Ultimate Phoenix Hiking Bucket List!

When you think of Phoenix, I really hope that hiking comes immediately to mind because that is one of my favorite activities to do in my city. There are so many hikes to choose from depending on what difficulty level you want as well as what are you are looking to hike in. My favorite everyday mountains to hike are South Mountain and North Mountain, but there’s plenty of other hikes that I always love to recommend!

Enjoy these hikes in order of popularity and feel free to comment below if I’m missing your favorite Phoenix hike. Happy hiking!

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10 Enthusiastic Facts About Me!

Every once in a while, I think it’s helpful to step back and reflect on life. Recently I’ve been reflecting on who I have surrounding me and I realized that a very important part of my life is this blog and the small (but mighty) community that we’ve built together. With every comment or message that I receive from those in this space, I feel like I get to know each person on a deeper level.

I believe this should be a two-way street so to help bridge that gap, I’ve decided to share 10 enthusiastic facts about myself so that we can get better acquainted. Let me know if you have any burning questions for me! Check out my About section to learn even more and to also learn more about the blog!

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The Big Island Food Bucket List: 9 Restaurants To Try!

I was just in Hawaii, specifically The Big Island having the absolute best time of my life eating, drinking, exploring and soaking in the sun. I really wish I was still there, but since I’m not, I will settle for the next best thing: reminiscing on all of the amazing meals I had! Check out 9 of my favorite restaurants that you absolutely need to try the next time you are on The Big Island! Enjoy these restaurants organized by location!

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