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Advice for my 20 year old self

It’s been 10 years since I was 20 years old but it feels like it’s been so much longer than that. I was young and naive with the whole world before me. Of course, like most at that age, I was shy and unsure of what to do with myself. We all hope for someone to guide us to making better decisions. There are so many things I wish I could tell my younger self but here are a few.…

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5 things I thought I would miss when I moved to Europe

Whew, this topic has been a long time coming. After I moved to Europe, a common question was about what I miss about not living in America. It’s safe to say that I miss the important things. I miss friends and family the most. It’s difficult to keep up with the happenings back home especially when everyone is busy. The time difference doesn’t make it any easier. Out of everyone, I talk to my brother the most (and even that…

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An update on our puppy

It’s so cold that we’ve been staying home with the dogs instead of going out. Today it hit 25° and my fingers were aching by the time we got back home after walking the dogs. So I figured it would be a good time to give you guys an update on baby Haru. Haru is now a little over 4 months old and growing like a weed. She’s got all her shots (expect her rabies, we will be getting that…

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My favorite photos on my phone

Let’s face it, we all live and breath with a cell phone in at least one hand. I have friends who even have two. However, the number one feature used and shared is the camera. We document everything in life via the tiny lens built into our phones. I thought it would be fun to share a few photos that I have stored on mine and a little bit of info on how you can take similar shots. These were…

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Book Review: From Here to Eternity

I had never thought about death until it hit me in the face. My father passed away in 2014 when I was 26. It was sudden and unexpected. One Friday had I said my goodbyes to him after work (I had been working with him for several years) and he was gone on Sunday. His memorial was 6 days later, a day before his birthday. I was filled with regret and some days, I still am. I should have said…

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January to do list

I’ve already started on my Goodreads Challenge for this year by picking up two books, From Here to Eternity and Zom-B Clans. One is an audiobook (and a super short one at that) for when I’m at my desk and the other is an ebook for when I can’t sleep. I’ve only listed 20 books as my goal but if I’m able to fit more in, you bet I will. That leaves the rest of the month to do other…

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Our new puppy

This time last year, I said we wouldn’t do it. It was challenging to get up so early in the morning to deal with a smelly, poopy and sick puppy. The stress of a baby Booker and the sadness of being in a new home for the holidays had piled up. I regretted having a puppy in the house. This time… Completely different story. Allow me to introduce you to little Haru. She’s the most wrigglest puppy I’ve ever met.…

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December to do list

Make lots of cakes and cookies – Especially my mom’s delectable Rum Raisin cake. She makes it from memory (and eyeballing all her ingredients) so her measurements didn’t work well when I made it myself. This year, I’ll be on the lookout for a recipe that fits all her instructions and tastes just like home. Decorate the house – This one might be a little tough because we’re going to have the pitter patter of tiny paws soon! If anything,…

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Welcome to the new A Daily Lee

Guys, I am so excited to announce that I have my own web domain! It’s been a long journey from where I started. This was not my first blog but it’s not going to be my last! I first began taking photos with my iPhone in 2014 and used heavy Instagram filters to edit my photos. Now I use my trusty Rebel T1i (super old, I know) and take my time editing my pictures. No more filters to make them…

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