The Best Whole30 Approved Snacks

Sticking to the Whole30 can feel like a rollercoaster ride. One minute you're energized and focused, the next your stomach's grumbling and your willpower's waning. Here's your ultimate weapon against conquering those cravings: a list of Whole30-approved snacks that are bursting with flavor and nutrition.I made sure to include options for both home cooks and busy bees on the go. From sweet and satisfying to savory and protein-packed, this list has something to curb every craving without throwing you off track.  Battling Cravings and the Importance of Snacks! If you are following Whole30 or even just using it as a…

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What to Write in Your First Pen Pal Letter

Pen pals offer a unique chance to build meaningful connections and broaden your horizons, all through the magic of snail mail. I can't even begin to tell you how many new friendships I've created and it all began with starting that first pen pal letter.But staring down that blank page can be daunting. This guide will equip you with the tools to write a captivating introduction that sparks a lifelong pen pal friendship. Still not convinced you want to pen pal? Read Pen Paling — Where to Start & Why It's So Fun.If you need help finding a pen pal, click…

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Notion for Beginners: Organize Your Life

As a long-time Notion user, I've turned it into my digital life hub. From meticulously organizing dashboards for both my personal and work life to crafting a master schedule that keeps me on track, Notion has become an indispensable tool for streamlining my days.In this blog post, I'll be sharing my experience and equipping you, the Notion newcomer, with the knowledge you need to unlock its full potential. You will surely become as addicted to Notion as I am!Plus get a walkthrough of my personal and work Notion dashboards in the Youtube video linked at the end of this post.…

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Digital Detox: Unplugging and Reconnecting with Yourself

While technology serves a purpose, being surrounded by screens can leave us feeling drained, anxious, and disconnected from ourselves and the world around us. Enter the digital detox: a deliberate break from technology designed to hit the pause button, recharge your mental batteries, and cultivate a healthier relationship with your devices.I'm sure I'm not the only one who needs to unplug from time to time. Let's walk through planning a disconnect from technology and embracing the real world.  What is a Digital Detox? A Digital Detox is when you take an intentional step back and break from any digital devices.…

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Tender Beef Stew Recipe

Beef Stew is one of my favorite soups to make in the winter. It's a simple recipe that will have your home smelling delicious in no time! Eat it with some crusty bread and you will be in heaven.  This beef stew is great to make when you have some time on your hands. It simmers on the stovetop for at least 2 hours. Sometimes I let it go a little longer if I have time to make the beef even more tender. Beef Stew Ingredients Here's the list of ingredients you will need to make the stew.Stew BeefFlourSalt &…

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The 13 Best Nature Books to Read

Here's a list of some of the best nature books out there right now from classics to most recent. On this list, we have it all from trees and forest bathing to animal senses and dancing honey bees. Did you know trees support each other by sharing resources? Or that being outside in nature actually improves your mental health and calms you down? How about that dogs can see shades of blue and yellow? These nature books can tell you more about these amazing discoveries.Every single nature book on this list is downright fascinating, so tuck in by a tree somewhere…

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Where to Find Free Embroidery Patterns

If you want to get started with a new hobby this year, try embroidery! It's a low cost hobby with so many ways to find free embroidery patterns online. Maximum fun for minimal cost! I made up a list of websites to find free patterns and some tips on how to make your own! Read on and find out.  Free Embroidery Patterns: Websites First up is websites. There are hundreds of patterns, if not thousands, available online for free, so all you need to do is find one you like and get started!1. DMCDMC is one of the best places to…

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RV Life Diaries Pt 6: Road Trip to TRNP

After a month of relaxing with family in Florida, we decided to resume our road trip and start heading to some National Parks! We set our sights on Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and started driving.To check out our month in Florida, see my previous RV Life Diaries post. Road Trip Days 1-2: Driving through Georgia On road trip day number one, we got up before the sun and started driving due north. We had said our goodbyes the night before and while everyone was sleeping the next morning, we left in the dark.It was a long day…

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Start Your New Year Off Right

Here’s a roundup of all the posts I have that are perfect for the new year. Whether you are looking to make some goals, start some new fun hobbies, or eat healthier, you will find exactly what you need here to start the year off right. Featured Beginners Bullet Journal Set UpStart bullet journaling this year.Read Now<a href="http://www.withlovemelissablog.com/daily-gratitude-practice/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What a Daily Gratitude Practice Can Do For Your Mental HealthRead NowFind a Pen PalStart a New Hobby this year by connecting with people around the world.Read NowStart Your Own Cookbook ClubConnect with old friends and new with delicious food.Read NowNeed…

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Easy DIY Holiday Decorations

I couldn't bring our big box of Christmas stuff on the road with us in our small RV, so I decided some easy DIY holiday decorations were in order! These easy holiday decorations are perfect to make with your partner or kids and are as inexpensive as it gets.Minimal supplies are needed. Some you'll probably already have on hand or you can get out in your backyard or at the dollar store or craft store.  Pictured above is the little Christmas corner I managed to cobble together in our RV for the holidays. A little rosemary tree wrapped in strings…

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