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I Took the Enneagram Test and Here's What Happened

I have been seeing people talk about the Enneagram Test kind of everywhere lately. I’ve always enjoyed learning more about personality types and that sort of thing so I figured, after seeing the test mentioned three different places this morning, that I would take the test and share my experience with you guys! This definitely wasn’t the post that I was intending to write today but things happen and I took seeing the Enneagram Test talk everywhere as a sign that I should take it. If you haven’t heard of it yet, the Enneagram of Personality, as defined by Wikipedia, is basically a model of the human psyche that includes nine personality types.

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My Weekly Routine as a Full-Time Blogger and Stay at Home Wife

Two weeks ago I started my current full-time blogging routine and I am happy to report that it is working great for me so far! I was able to take the lessons I learned from the first failed routine and apply them to my current on. The beauty of full-time blogging routines, work from home routines, or stay at home wife routines, is that they are by nature very flexible! I love that I can take this shell of a routine and mold it into what I need for whatever season of life I'm in and that's why I'm sharing my full-time blogging routine with you today. I've also included helpful tips throughout as well as some steps to get you started in creating your own work from home routine!

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AM Coffee Talk #33 - The Dark Side of Social Media

AM Coffee Talk posts are written the same day they are posted, over my morning cup of coffee. The purpose of AM Coffee Talk is to open the door for honest conversations about topics that may be taboo, unconventional, scary, emotional, etc. Issues and current events that we’re dealing with in our daily lives. Today’s AM Coffee Talk is on the dark side of social media and how we can keep ourselves safe from online predators.

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Stepping Outside of your Comfort Zone

Today’s post is something that has been on my heart to share for awhile now. Basically since we found out that I was pregnant, I’ve been going over and over in my head how to make this space, both my blog and the AM Coffee Collective itself, bigger and better. I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching about what direction I want my platform to go in. That’s scary. But that’s especially scary when your heart tells you to go in a new direction then the one you’re already in.

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What I'm Reading this Month - September 2018

Ever since I got a library card last month, I've been reading pretty much every day. In August alone, I read 6 different books which is something I can honestly say that I can't remember the last time I was able to do. It has been so refreshing to be able to get back to doing one of the things I love so much, like reading. Since so many of you are also avid readers (and we'll be launching the AM Coffee Collective book club THIS MONTH) I figured I would start sharing the books I'm reading each month with you guys! Any books that I end up love love loving will be included in my blogger monthly favorites round up that I do at the end of each month so definitely check out August's to see which books made the list!

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Darrian's Favorite Things - Blogger Monthly Favorites - August 2018

Another month has come and gone and it is THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. I'm talking Fall, Y'all! While it's still in the 90s here in Georgia, seeing the stores bursting at the seams with Fall decor has me THRILLED if you can't tell by how many times I've written something in all caps during this intro. #SorryNotSorry. I think I'm mostly just excited for Fall decorations because I have a place that I actually love love love decorating now. Anyways, before we get way to excited about Fall, it's time too recap everything I was loving during August! AKA Darrian's Favorite Things, AKA Blogger Monthly Favorites. 

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The Story Behind Everything on our Mantle

Our mantle is one of my favorite places in the entire house. I love the eclectic vibe it gives our living room as well as a peek into what Justin and I cherish. Since September and Fall are quickly approaching, I wanted to share the story behind everything on our mantle currently before I start switching things up for fall and the holiday season. I also wanted to share this because I know a lot of you are newlyweds like us or maybe moving in with your significant other for the first time or just decorating your first place. I know how tough it can be to decorate on a budget so I wanted to show that you don't have to spend a lot of money in order to decorate something like a mantle! There are only three items on our mantle that we purchased after moving to Georgia! 

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How to Plan a Spontaneous Day Trip to the Beach

My entire life I have dreamed of living near a beach. Since moving to Georgia and realizing that the closest beach was only 3.5 hours away, I have been dying for a trip to the beach. This past weekend, the hubby and I loaded up a cooler and packed the car with all of our beach essentials to drive down to Panama City Beach to meet up with my closest cousin for a day trip! 

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