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12 Creative Ways to Celebrate and Honor Your 40th Birthday 37

Your fortieth birthday is when you really start to Blossom! This isn’t your typical list of 40th birthday celebration ideas; here, you’ll discover ways to explore, love, and be yourself in exciting and meaningful ways. These ideas will show you how to celebrate your fortieth birthday in meaningful ways and create memories that will last the rest of your life. I gathered […]

40th birthday celebration ideas

How to Play the Flute on Stage When You’re Nervous and Scared 2

The tricky part of learning how to play the flute in public is you don’t necessarily know how nervous you’ll be until you actually start performing! Playing with a teacher – or even in a school, community, or concert band – is one thing, but playing any wind instrument on stage can be a terrifying experience. In 8 Ways to […]

How to Play the Flute on Stage When You’re Nervous

10 Things You Need to Know About Traveling in Vietnam

These travel tips are more than a list of the “best things to do in Vietnam.” Rather, here’s a summary of what I learned while on vacation in Vietnam and things I wish I’d known before I traveled from Ho Chi Minh City (still called Saigon by many locals) up the coast to Hanoi. My husband and I weren’t part of […]

Traveling in Hanoi Hoi An Vietnam Tours

13 Classic Storybook Character Costumes for Halloween 20

Ok, I admit that there are many more than 13 classic book and literary Halloween costume ideas on this list, but who could pass up the use of Number 13 for an October 31 blog post about Halloween costumes? 🙂 Kicking off this list is Evil Winged Monkey from the Wizard of Oz. In the original Wizard of Oz novels, the winged […]


15 Beautiful Halloween Costumes for Plus Size Women 7

You don’t have to be skinny to be beautiful! These plus size Halloween costume ideas and shopping tips will help you find the right outfit for October 31. You’ll look awesome and feel comfortable in your Halloween costume. The Deluxe Designer Collection Anne Boleyn Costume Dress and Headband is a gorgeous gown from the Henry the VIII period. It’s a velvet finish dress and […]


3 Tips for Choosing Your Own Adventure in Real Life 2

Choosing your own adventure is fun in a storybook – and it’s thrilling in real life! Here are three tips for creating a life that will help you Blossom into the woman you were created to be. I’ve been dragging my blogs around in circles for a couple of years, trying to figure out what I want to write about and […]

How to Choose Your Own Adventure

Everything You Need to Know About SheBlossoms 1

SheBlossoms is one of the best online relationship support groups for women! Why? Because we focus on changing the only thing we can control: ourselves. We know that the best way to navigate rocky relationships is to get emotionally and spiritually healthy. Here at SheBlossoms, we dig into the four most important aspects of emotional and spiritual health: Creativity, Healing, […]

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