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"Spring is upon us here in Tennessee, meaning trees are in bloom, rainstorms are pouring, and Easter is on its way. Easter is one of the most fun holidays to dress up for. Who doesn't love donning pastels and ruffles for their Sunday best? Today, I've complied eleven sweet dresses that are perfect for Easter. Whether you're looking for florals, puff sleeves, or plaid, there's something for everyone!"

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"Not sure what to get your mom for Mother's Day? Whatever your mom loves, she'll love one of these gifts! To celebrate moms everywhere this year, I've created this list full of presents for every type of mom. You'll find cozy gifts for homebodies, personalized sweatshirts and jewelry, and more. Happy Mother's Day!"

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"Spring has sprung! These mini lemon-coconut cakes are perfect for spring. They're light and sunny, with cheerful lemon cake and coconut frosting. These personal cakes are mini-sized, which makes them perfect for Easter parties."


Feel-Good Recipes You Need in Your Life

"Sometimes in life, you just need a good, home-cooked meal. Mashed potatoes, chocolate cake, Grandma's casserole...all of those feel-good dishes. Here are ten homey recipes for breakfast, snacks, or dinner that will make your mouth water."

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Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

"For a lot of people, the holiday season is about receiving. But we know from the Bible that it's even more important to give back. This week, I've put together a list of twelve different ways you can donate, volunteer, and bless others this holiday season."

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25 Fun Ways to Learn Italian

"One thing I've learned about daily language practice is that you get tired of the same practices and sites over and over. But if you're serious about learning a foreign language, you can't let it kill your buzz. That includes reading, writing, meeting people, cooking, and some other fun activities. While I've included links to the Italian resources, you can use these tips for any language."

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8 of Our Favorite Literary Bookworms

"There's nothing more perfect than finding a fictional best friend who loves to read just as much as you do. Without further ado, I'll introduce you to (or help you re-visit) eight literary bookworms who are sure to quickly become your new fictional best friends."

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9 Pieces of Advice For Beginning Bloggers

"Today, I'm going to share with you nine pieces of advice every blogger needs to know. This post will be especially helpful to bloggers just starting out, but if you're more experienced, you can definitely still learn something."

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50 Questions to Ask Your Characters

"These 50 questions will help you get a clear idea of your character's appearance, morals, quirks, and motives. Basically, by the end of your sleepover, you're going to know everything about your main character...which will really help improve your writing!"


"The idea of writing prose about deeply personal topics opens a can of worms. Does writing about our trauma help heal it, or is it simply what Hemingway referred to as 'public whining?' Is it appropriate for the author to send their deep thoughts into the stratosphere, and potentially profit from them? And what if - God forbid - the subject matter discovers the poem?"