Autumn in Arkansas: hike it out

When I was living on the East Coast, my first taste of a New England fall was mind-blowing. I’d never seen trees so vibrant. Every day that September, October, and November, they seemed to explode a little more. It was the closest I’d ever come to the season, and I was in love. Continue reading


15 everyday parties to throw this year

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I love a good party. Birthday parties, Halloween parties, Christmas parties—I’m a big fan. But it’s always around this time of year—when the holiday season is behind us and the celebrating dwindles—that I start to get a little bummed. Getting amped up in January can be tough, so why not find cause to celebrate!?
Here are 15 everyday parties you should throw this year, because life is too short to celebrate according to someone else’s schedule. Continue reading