To the Creeper We’ve All Encountered

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Dear Creepy Men Everywhere [Creepers],

I’ve had enough of you making me feel awkward just for existing as a female.

We met one of you at a baseball game on Saturday night. You picked up on my sister-in-law’s name and started saying, “Hey Bethany, do you know what the numbers on the scoreboard mean?” You started this conversation randomly, for we hadn’t even noticed you were sitting behind us. Your question wasn’t creepy, it was the fact that you referred to her by name, which you only knew from eavesdropping on our conversations.

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How to Get More Vitamin D

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Last November I went for a regular well check with my doctor and my blood work came back showing that everything looked great, except for that I was seriously lacking Vitamin D!

I had no idea why this was the case and what effect it was having on me. Honestly, I wasn’t really concerned but I did buy some Vitamin D3 vitamins at the store and tried to take them at night before bed.

Vitamin D supports: healthy bones and teeth, immune and nervous systems support, regulating insulin, and other health benefits like boosting mood and energy levels.

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Mary Kay Charcoal Mask Review

Mary Kay debuted their ClearProof Charcoal Mask in mid May of 2017 and by mid June, 1 million masks had already been sold? Why? Here are my thoughts on why:

The mask works! the mask uses charcoal to pull out impurities from your pores and remove excess oil. You can see this working because the mask will go on shiny and dark but dry and turn light gray/white as it absorbs oil! It’s fascinating and gross to watch! This is a deep cleanse that minimizes the appearance of pores. Activated charcoal binds to dirt and toxins to bring everything to the surface! Mary Kay also holds a patent for the use of navy bean, which brightens skin!

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Fairbanks, Alaska Travel Guide

IMG_0137My husband and I left for Fairbanks, Alaska one week after we got married in May of 2016. We spent a little of two months living and working in Alaska as assistant camp counselors. We went back in July 2017. Here’s some of our favorite things and what I suggest you check out in Fairbanks and the surrounding area:

Fairbanks, Alaska is in the interior of Alaska and is the second largest city in the state. It’s a college town with rich history and beautiful scenery all around it. At times it reminded me of the eclectic city of Asheville, NC– a bit hippy-ish and outdoorsy. The downtown area is very small and the city itself is easy to navigate.

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My Favorite Podcasts

Y’all– since Serial dropped in the fall of 2015 I’ve been a podcast fanatic.

And the truth is, it goes back further than that… Before Serial, I listened to Car Talk on NPR on my car radio while I drove around for an entire hour drinking Starbucks coffee. Car Talk took me back to my Arthur watching days and I still find it hilarious.

There’s just something about the storytelling with the mixed media of voice overs, music, historic recordings, and voice actors that’s addicting.

I like crime podcasts mostly, which many of my friends find particularly creepy. But there’s some fascinating about people disappearing, criminal investigations, and judicial proceeding that gets me interested.

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Andell Inn and Kiawah Island, SC

In May of 2016, Joshua and I spent our honeymoon on Kiawah Island, SC! It was lovely and we had beautiful weather the entire time, despite a rainy forecast.

We stayed at the Andell Inn, which is a boutique hotel by Marriot. The hotel is gorgeous and great for¬†couple or small families. It’s in the Freshfields Village area, right after the traffic circle that allows you to head to Seabrook Island or Kiawah Island.

Kiawah Island is notoriously known for being extremely private and exclusive. The island is best known, in my opinion, for the Sanctuary Hotel and Kiawah Island Golf Course that’s part of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. You must have a reservation to enter through the gates unless you’re biking. That’s a little bit too rich for our blood so we were just fine staying down the street.

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My Wedding Dress Story

In the fall of 2016 Columbia, SC had the worst flood they had ever seen. I blogged about it here. Later that fall I got engaged to Joshua, on November 25th to be exact.

I knew I was going to marry Joshua early on and while he was asking my parents for their blessing, I was shopping for my wedding dress. No really, on the same morning I was picking out my dress in secret!

A friend of mine was taking a wedding planning class at U of SC and was working at a large Flood Relief bridal sale. A local bridal shop had discounted hundreds of their past seasons dresses to $199!

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