Katie Merrill

Katie believes that life is better when we celebrate the small, everyday stuff and that doing that doesn't need to cost a lot of money or time. Join her and find (and create) beauty all around you.

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Thanksgiving Traditions to Try with Your Family This Year

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year and there is nothing I love more than Thanksgiving traditions. You and your family likely have favorite Thanksgiving traditions that you make sure to incorporate into Thanksgiving every year. Those tried and true traditions are the backbone of many of our favorite holidays and rites …

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10 Benefits of Deep Breathing that will Blow Your Mind

Deep Breathing, My New Best Friend I have recently become obsessed with deep breathing. It is so powerful of a tool. If it were invented today it would probably need a doctor’s prescription. I spend time every day (multiple times if I can) practicing deep breathing. Since I have begun a regular deep breathing practice, …

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How to Celebrate Halloween with an Empty Nest

I have spent a lot of years on the parent/Halloween hamster wheel. For many years my husband and I have celebrated Halloween apart because he is out chaperoning trick-or-treaters and I am home handing out candy and soothing people who came home early’s feelings because they didn’t get as much candy as someone else who …

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