Day Six: Currently……

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Can you believe it is already day 6! I know I have not completed everyday but I am so excited to be posting on the day that it is “due” and not having to back track on too many of my posts.

Day 6: A “currently…” post. Tell us what you’re loving, hating, reading, eating, etc.

…..reading “If I stay” by Gayle Forman. I plan to finish the book today. I planned to read the brook before going to see the movie!

…..watching I most recently have been watching whatever I can find on my TV. I was watching Bachelor in Paradise but have been working out when it is on. I have also been watching Married at First Sight! This show is amazing and writing this reminds me that I did not watch last weeks episode.

….trying to juggle all the ball I have in the air. I LOVE having a space to write what is happening in my everyday life. I have also been promoting DoTerra and Pampered Chef along with teaching and starting up/keeping my handmade business going.

……eating a slice of pumpkin loaf from Starbucks. I LOVE fall and can’t wait for the weather to agree that it should be fall time NOW!

….pinning anything fall related. I LOVE anything pumpkin so I have been pinning lots of pumpkin recipes so I can do an EVERYTHING pumpkin post!

……tweeting nothing yet. I just started up my twitter account and am still trying to figure it out!

……going to be attending my second blogger event today. I am so excited to meet other woman that live close to me and also LOVE the same thing I am  doing.

……loving EVERYTHING FALL. I love the season of Fall. The sights, smells, and everything to eat. Cant wait for the weather to change here in Arizona.

……discovering how much I love trying new things on my blogging space.

……enjoying an iced coffee with pumpkin spice while I write in a full Starbucks.

…thinking about how I have to go grocery shopping, get gas for my car and get ready for my blogging meet up.

……feeling antsy as the coffee is running though my body. I am also feeling thankful for getting to share my love of oils with a long time friend and her sister today.

….listening to the hustle of the Starbucks I am sitting in. One lady sitting near me is talking to the person she is with about a post with awkward engagement photos. She then proceeds to laugh uncontrollably with a sweet contagious laugh. She is full of life.

……thanking God for allowing me to be healthy as I read about a young girl that has relapsed with brain cancer for the third time at the age of about 10. I would just ask that you say a prayer for Kate that the doctors are able to help her be comfortable and kick cancers butt again.

……starting to think I really like this writing prompt and I may just have to make it a monthly post here on my blogging space.

Love and Peace!

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Friday Reads Book Club: How Not to Be Wrong


If this is your first time joining us, we are a weekly book review link up. This is the place for people to go when they are searching for a new book or want to share one that they recently read. I am hosting this weekly affair along with two other amazing Arizona bloggers, Sarah at Neroli Blossoms and Megan and Joann at A Whimsicle Life.

 Get Featured

This week, we are trying something a little different in the linkup. As a reader, please check out all the wonderful bloggers who link up below. Then, vote on your favorite by clicking in the tiny heart on the upper right corner of the link. Perhaps its a book you really want to read, or you really liked how the blogger wrote the review. The winning link will be featured in our Friday Reads post next week.

How Not to Be Wrong

By: Jordan Ellenberg


 Before you dismiss this book, thinking that it is all about math and can’t possibly be entertaining, let me share a few interesting tidbits. For anyone whose mind was blown by Freakonomics (applying economics principles to everyday life), How Not to Be Wrong is right up your alley. If you haven’t read Freakonomics, I highly recommend it as it is a very fast read and covers fascinating subjects such as why anyone would ever name their child OrangeJello to why high-stakes testing actually encourages teachers to cheat. Be sure to check out A Whimsicle Life to read the remainder of this review!

Book Reviews Link Up

We encourage you to:

  • Visit the host’s blog, check out each week’s book review and leave a comment with your thoughts.
  • Post your own book review in our linkup. (Please link back to us on your own post when you do!! Also, grab our Friday Reads badge to let everyone know you are participating!)


  • Visit other blogger’s reviews that are posted in the linkup and leave a comment on their post. Vote on your favorite post so that blogger will have a chance to be featured next week!

Hope you have an AWESOME weekend!

Love and Peace!

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Day Five: Passions

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I am joining Brave Love to blog every day in September! I will be linking the post with her daily link up! I challenge you to participate in the blog-tember challenge. For todays blog post  I looked up the word passionate. Here is what I found passionate: showing or caused by strong feelings or a strong belief.

Day 5: “I am passionate about ______________. “

I am passionate about……



sewing (check out my Etsy store: UrbanAnneBags)

my fiancé


my nephew




changing lives (teaching, service)


Green Bay Packers





my sisters


This picture was taken over Labor Day weekend. Sister 3 came home to visit from Arkansas and Sister 2 came down from Flagstaff with our cute, sweet, and handsome nephew. We had such a great time swimming, cuddling the baby and enjoying a taco bar!

Love and Peace

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Blog-tember Challenge: Day One: About the Author


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Well I have decided to take the challenge. 🙂 Along with my normally scheduled postings I will be participating in BraveLove’s blog-tember challenge. I know it is already DAY 3 and I am already behind. The plan is by the end of this week I will be right on target. I will also be linking up my posts. I am so excited for this “experiment”  and stretching me in my blog writing.

Day 1: Imagine the front sleeve of a hard cover novel. Give us your “About the Author” so we can get to know one another, and for fun tell us what your imaginary novel would be about.

“About the Author”


Anne is currently a special education teacher at a public high school in Phoenix, Arizona. She was raised in a Christian home with 3 sisters. Anne was born in Illinois but shortly after being born moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Her extended family lives throughout the midwest. Each summer her family would travel to visit her grandparents and other family members when able. Anne attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Anne has traveled to many countries with her choir and also when student teaching. She is currently living in Arizona with he fiancée and their three dogs. She would like to one day move back to the midwest to raise a family.

I think this sums me up pretty good. I am currently participating in a bible study called Restless by Jennie Allen. I am LOVING the study and one of the activities they had us do a few weeks ago was to chart out our life. Attention was brought to the low points or suffering throughout our lives. I have been through several low points even in my short life. I wanted by About the Author to be positive. We all go through the downs and hard times of life but it is the positive things that slowing bring us to the peaks in our story of life.

Love and Peace

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