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I love Succulents. The temperate climate here in California is the perfect weather for them.  I have lots o... read more
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I decided to write this post just in case someone out there is having some of the same school struggles as ... read more
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Travel Anxiety: How We Get Through It
Anxiety can be debilitating, and having travel anxiety can be a bummer when you love to travel.  We have a ... read more

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

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