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The Secret Behind the Front Cover of my Book

The Secret Behind the Front Cover of my Book

When I asked on Instagram a few weeks ago if you’d be interested in some behind-the-scenes scoop of the making of Caffeinate Your Soul, it was an overwhelming HECK YES. So, here we are. 😉…

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26.

26.

Today I’m 26. WOO! To celebrate past birthdays on the blog, I’ve shared fun facts about me (twice), I’ve answered Vogue’s 73 questions, I’ve noted goals and life lessons and everything in between. But this birthday…

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NEW YEAR + NEW DECADE Goals (Heyo 2020!)

NEW YEAR + NEW DECADE Goals (Heyo 2020!)

HEYOOOO 2020! Happy New Year again, my friends – I hope you are READY to ROad into these roarin’ 20’s ahead. 🙂 We just dove into the past yesterday with a comprehensive look at 2019. Now…

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2019 Reflections + How to Do your Own Annual Review

2019 Reflections + How to Do your Own Annual Review

Hello, 2020. 🙂 The roaring 20’s are here to stay (for at least another ten years), and I for one am here for it. 2019 was a rougher year in the books for us, so…

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MERRY CHRISTMAS from us to you! (Our 2019 Christmas Card)

MERRY CHRISTMAS from us to you! (Our 2019 Christmas Card)

MERRY CHRISTMAS! We’re only two sleeps away – can you feel the magic? I wanted to pop on quickly to send the merriest of wishes your way. Happy Holidays and best wishes from our family to…

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Let’s talk about Cancer.

Let’s talk about Cancer.

*Sponsored by Genentech* This post is a bit *different* from the usual around here in that it’s about a much more serious, sobering topic: cancer. Specifically, breast cancer. Not that we ever shy away from…

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INTRODUCING, THRIVE. (I launched a podcast!!!)

INTRODUCING, THRIVE. (I launched a podcast!!!)

WOW OH WOW. This is so unbelievably surreal to type out, I can barely contain myself. Actually, I have zero chill. No chill whatsoever. I’M FREAKING THE FREAK OUT OVER HERE, FRIENDS. After years of…

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The Things We Choose

The Things We Choose

This life is full of choices – from no-brainers to paths less traveled and hard decisions. I was thinking about this in the shower the other day (because all good brain blasts happen in the…

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Happy Birthday, CUR – 6 Years of Coming Up Roses!

Happy Birthday, CUR – 6 Years of Coming Up Roses!

Happy birthday, Coming Up Roses – CUR is 6 years old TODAY. I literally can’t believe it… In trying to figure out what to share on this sixth blogging anniversary (blogiversary? ha!), I wanted to…

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Coming Up Thorns

Coming Up Thorns

**This post was originally published last year, but I’m bringing it back since it’s a relevant, timely message that I think we could all benefit from hearing again with Easter right around this weekend’s corner.…

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14 Self-Love Solutions for However you’re Feeling Today

14 Self-Love Solutions for However you’re Feeling Today

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, friends! It’s the day of lovelovelove, so you KNOW I’m all about it. 😉 J + I are keeping things super relaxed this year since it’s our first V-day with the nugget (fun…

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From the CURowd: Bible Verses for Strength + Peace

From the CURowd: Bible Verses for Strength + Peace

Somewhere down the line, Mondays got a bad rap. We know it, we feel it – we’ve got Monday Mantras for it. 😉 But sometimes, we’ve just got bad days. Monday or not, sometimes, sh*t…

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7 Keepable Resolutions to Actually Make you Happier in Life

7 Keepable Resolutions to Actually Make you Happier in Life

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Can you actually believe that it’s 2019?! CRAY. Let’s chat for a hot sec about this whole “New Year’s Resolutions” thing. They’re great, in theory. Y’all know I’m as Type A as…

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10 ways to Become a Morning Person

10 ways to Become a Morning Person

When was the last time you woke up at 5 am? Not because you had to lest you be late to work, but because you wanted to, in the name of productivity? Or in the name of…

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What no one tells you before getting pregnant…

What no one tells you before getting pregnant…

Happy MONDAY, friends. How was your weekend? We’ve been through a bit of a ringer lately, but I reaaaaally feel like being able to look at the positive/funny/rosier side o’ things has been the key…

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What next? What now? And…what’s her name?! (Birth Story, Part 2)

What next? What now? And…what’s her name?! (Birth Story, Part 2)

AHHHH. Feeling so totally overwhelmed (again) by the responses + outreach + prayers + goodness from so many people in the past week+. ICYMI…we had our baby. Mama had a feeling that girlfriend would make…

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From almost dying to giving birth. (Literally).

From almost dying to giving birth. (Literally).

OK…another unexpected post, but a long time coming after last week. ICYMI, things have been quiet on the CUR front because they’ve been a swirl of sheer ~chaos~ on the family front. First thing’s first:…

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Bumpdate: 32 Weeks + a more serious update.

Bumpdate: 32 Weeks + a more serious update.

OK, this is unexpected. Coming Up Roses currently comin’ atcha from the Maternal Fetal Medicine ward of the hospital. *STRIKE THAT* – I’m now comin’ atcha a solid 12+ hours later, from the actual hospital,…

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Bumpdate: 28 Weeks

Bumpdate: 28 Weeks

So apparently I’m in my Third Trimester now, which just about blows. my. MIND. Like, what? I just found out I was pregnant yesterday, I swear… Time FLIES, yo. I find myself making these comments…

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21 Things I’d go back in time to tell my 21-year-old Self

21 Things I’d go back in time to tell my 21-year-old Self

September is my half-birthday month (which is nuts to me – halfway to 25?!)! And especially with a bub on the way, I’ve been in a pretttttty reflective mood as of late. So, today I’m…

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