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  • #100DaysOfCode: Days 1-7


    November 8, 2018 8 min read

    My #100DaysOfCode Log - Days 1-7. Follow my ReactJS learning journey. I have been focused on learning React the past couple of months, taking a Udemy React course to learn the concepts and start writing code. Now that I have finished the course, I am committing to 100 Days of Code to get practice in React and build my React portfolio.

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  • Ghost Garden Lace Shawlette in Queen of Hearts Yarn

    Knitting Pattern & Yarn Review: Ghost Gardens Shawlette in Wonderland Yarns' Queen of Hearts


    October 8, 2018 3 min read

    As I was readying for my trip to Italy with my husband this September, I decided to start a knitting project for any downtime since I would not have my computer. I had previously purchased Wonderland Yarn's Queen of Hearts sock weight yarn in the Off with Her Red colorway back in May when I visited the Yarn Store on Nob Hill in Albuquerque, New Mexico on a work trip. It is 80% superwash fine merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon. The color is the perfect red for me. I used one skein to knit the Ghost Gardens Shawlette.

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  • Packing a Week's Vacation to Italy in a Carry On


    September 25, 2018 9 min read

    My goal for my week vacation to Italy with my husband was to travel with just a carry on and a purse. I usually overpack when it comes to vacation, as I keep grabbing stuff I think I might need, would be fun to have, or just in case. Packing for this trip meant being very disciplined and asking myself what I really need and what is just my overpacking tendency telling me I needed.

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  • View of Roman Forum from Palatine Hill

    My Travel to Rome, Italy | Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill


    September 16, 2018 4 min read

    I traveled to Italy September 14-22, 2018 with my husband. Today was our second day in Rome. We visited the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, as well as the Alter of the Fatherland and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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  • Open bins of colorful red, orange, yellow, and green spices with scoops and price tags

    Spices in a Spice Shop: Indulging the Senses

    Home & GardenCooking

    September 14, 2018 2 min read

    For me, spices have always been something I pick up at a store when trying a new recipe, and don't use much outside of the basics: salt, pepper, garlic, and the occasional herb like oregano or dried basil. For our wedding we received a gift card to a spice shop, Penzeys. Until then I didn't know there was such a thing as a spice shop.

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  • Travel and Anxiety: Coping with Excessive Worry

    TravelPersonal Development

    September 10, 2018 4 min read

    Let me start off by saying that I am a Virgo, and true to my sign, I worry about every little detail. I obsess over all the what-ifs, all the worst case scenarios. Planning for the first trip across the ocean that I would be taking as a grown up where it was all on me, the planning as well as the consequences of anything that may go wrong, was enough to trigger some pretty intense anxiety for me.

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