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7 Safety Habits You Need For International Travel

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Why Your Home Doesn’t Feel Special – And What To Do About It


Budget Adventures: How to Experience Houston for Under $500

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Too Much Baggage: How Overpacking Can Ruin Your Trip and What to Do About It


How To Take 52 Vacations a Year – Without Breaking the Bank


The Low-Cost, High-Impact Decor Your Home Needs


The Power of Street Art in the World of Design

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Get Organized For Good in 5 Simple Steps


Las Vegas Market Hottest Trends to Bet On (and others to fold)

DIY Sins


Greener Pastures


Let’s Get Up


Baby Free



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Where There’s Smoke

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Fashion Overwhelm

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A Reintroduction

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Not a Diet, a Lifestyle: Pantry Makeover


Where There is Health, There is Hope


A Ten Step IKEA IVAR Hack

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DIY Stenciled Floors (Renter Friendly)


Love in the Time of Covid-19


DIY Oversized Artwork for Under $100


Houston Snowmageddon 2021


PaperDiem’s (free) Guide to Ruthless Decluttering

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Infants, Biters and Bears – Oh My!

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Heart of The Hurricane – Pt II


Heart of The Hurricane – Part I


Selfies and Pajamas


Yes, She Can!


How To Create A $30 “Statement” Gallery Wall


Marriage and Money Matters

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Go The [bleep] To Sleep!

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Mail and Mosquitoes

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Toddler Time – aka “The Edge of Sanity”

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Author Spotlight: “Worth” by Eloise Scott

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The Gremlins in Our Kitchen

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The Cactus Cast 002 – You’re Getting on my Nerves

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Godparents and Fancy Dinners

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Fail and Fury

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Food is a Love Language

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Author Spotlight – “Third Shift” by Anon

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The Unprofessional Athlete

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The Cactus Cast – Episode 001

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On Motherhood

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Making Time for Love

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Hey there! I am...

Chioma Ikoku sitting on a velvet green couch, gazing out of an unpictured window.
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A homebody with wanderlust striving to balance the thrill of travel with the comfort of home. On the road, I am a photographer and storyteller. At home, I am an interior designer and personal servant to my two kids. In all cases, I seek out good food and belly laughs.

If you're looking for ways to tap into your spirit of adventure - with or without a suitcase - you've come to the right place!


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