Featured Posts, Travel

Portland Day Trip: Columbia River Gorge and Cannon Beach

There is so much to see, do, and eat around Portland, Oregon but if you want to get out of the city, there are many amazing day trips you can take. I had one day left of my trip, so I decided to rent a car and drive the Columbia River Gorge scenic byway. At the last minute, I also headed to the Oregon Coast to see the beautiful Cannon Beach. I would recommend that […]

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Featured Posts, Travel

5 Must Do Things in Little Rock, Arkansas

Our stay in Little Rock was hosted by the Little Rock Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, but all thoughts and opinions about my stay and activities are my own. Little Rock, Arkansas is nestled on the Arkansas River and brimming with history, art and good food. My mom and I headed down to the Natural State for a quick getaway and while this quiet southern town might not be an obvious choice for a weekend destination, […]

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Featured Posts, Travel

Saguaro National Park: One Day Itinerary

Just outside the city of Tucson, Arizona a small National Park preserves some of the coolest cacti you will ever see. Saguaro National Park was established in 1994 and is divided into two sections – east and west. The saguaro cactus that you see there is native to the Sonoran Desert, do not grow anywhere else in the world and can get up to 75 feet tall! I spent an entire day exploring the park […]

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Featured Posts, Lifestyle

Library Card Catalog DIY

Owning a library card catalog has been one of those dreams I’ve had ever since I can remember. The library system I work for sold their four remaining units several years ago to staff, but names got picked out of a hat and sadly, mine wasn’t one of those. If you’ve never gone hunting for one, you’d probably be surprised to find out that they go for hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars depending on […]

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Books, Featured Posts, Travel

Literary Themed Spots You NEED to Visit in Indianapolis

When you think about Indianapolis, you probably think about the Indianapolis 500 or the Colts. Maybe only cornfields come to mind. We are a “flyover” state after all. However, if you’re a punk ass book jockey like me, then you’re probably seeking out bookish related things in each city you visit. Well, I’m here to tell you that Indianapolis has got it going on when it comes to literary spots you should check out. Here […]

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