July TBR: Mysteries, Historical Fictions, and an Old Favorite!

Hi Friends! My to-be-read list for July is full of awesome books that I’m so excited to read! I recently started reading kindle books on my laptop and I must say that I love my new Kindle Unlimited subscription, because it makes it a lot easier for me to actually sit down and read. There […]

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A Winter Trip to NYC

I’m finally getting around to posting this trip even though it occurred over 3 months ago. It’s been a hectic time for me, but I’m glad to be back in the swing of things.  In early December, I went on a day trip to NYC with my sister and brother-in-law. It was my first time […]

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All the Fall Feels

Why does fall come and go so quickly! I swear it was just 80 degrees yesterday. Anyways, while I was home on fall break I went on a hike to capture the changing-leaves, since it was “peak season”! Never in my wildest dreams did I think they would turn out this good. I guess when […]

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A Chilly Weekend At Home

It’s not often that I get the chance to go home and relax. With busy school and work schedules, when a free weekend pops up, you take advantage of it! I had plans to visit the local apple orchard on Saturday, but alas it rained, a lot. Instead, I spent the day cuddling with Mocha […]

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Falling Madden Love with You

This past Saturday, my big sister got married. It came and went in the blink of an eye, and now she’s officially Mrs. Madden. As you all know, I love taking pictures and capturing memories, but this weekend I decided to set down the camera and live in the moment and enjoy this beautiful day with my […]

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Sunflower Fields Forever

In photography, the golden hour is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky. That is exactly what I stumbled upon in this sunflower field. The picture above is a bit strange to me. I’m not usually the one […]

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My 1 Year Travel Anniversary

On June 8, 2015 I left my small town in Pennsylvania to discover what the world had to offer. It turns out life taught me the most important lesson of all that very first week: even if you plan everything out meticulously, there are going to be a lot of speed-bumps along the way. I […]

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Thoughts on “People of the Book”

A historical fiction novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. People of the Book follows the rare book expert Hanna Heath in her restoration of the ancient Sarajevo Haggadah, and the journey the book has endured throughout its centuries of exile and war. Opening Line: “I might as well say, right from the jump: it wasn’t my usual […]

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An Adventure in the Allegheny National Forest

I could tell Mocha was getting restless. I’d been out exploring a lot and even though I wish we could be together 24/7, sometimes she has to stay home. I wanted to let her get outside and run a bit, so I decided to take her on a day trip down to the Allegheny Reservoir. […]

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Elk State Park

Hidden between the vast Elk State Forest and the East Branch Dam, Elk State Park is somewhat of a forgotten gem. Quick Stats: Located- 18 miles from Kane, PA 15 miles from Johnsonburg, PA and 13 miles from Bendigo State Park Main Recreational Activities- Fishing Boating Picnicking Hunting Hiking This was my second stop of […]

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