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    Tips for Traveling with Kids – The Journey (Part 1)

      I know many of us are traveling right now, and one question I get asked a lot is “How do you travel with a 2 year old?!” I thought I’d put together a travel series this summer with some of my tips for traveling with kids. There is one affiliate link in this article — Devotional Diva’s affiliate policy is at the bottom of every page of Devotional Diva in hot pink font. Thank you for your support of Devotional Diva! My husband is in the US Navy and so we have traveled a lot to move, we have traveled a lot to visit family, and we have traveled…

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    Happy Indepedence Day

    Happy Independence Day, USA Divas! I didn’t want to ignore the regular posting schedule, but I didn’t want to have an exciting post today either. (Because I hope, if you’re in the USA, you’re celebrating and spending time with family and friends!) International readers, sorry, we’ll be back Thursday!

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    Marriage Honesty

    Marriage Honesty [Editor’s Note: I had the awesome opportunity to do a Q&A with Molly Reed of the husband/wife music duo Grayson|Reed. They are honest in their songs and have a strong marriage message that I love. Here is some backstory on Grayson|Reed before we dive into the interview… Mike and Molly met their first week of college as entering freshman at Nashville’s Belmont University. Over the next 10 years, the aspiring artists floated in and out of one another’s social circles, gradually building a unique friendship that eventually became a strong relational foundation when they started dating in 2012. The following year, they said “I do,” and two years later, they…

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    Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    Galentine’s Gift Ideas Hey Divas. Have you heard of Galentine’s Day? It falls on February 13th, and it is a holiday to celebrate your female friendships! If you google it, you’re going to probably see a lot of information about the episode of Parks & Recreation called “Galentine’s Day.” I won’t lie. This is where I heard about it. If you’ll recall, Parks and Recreation was also the inspiration for the Devotional Diva tagline “Devote Yourself!” (From the famous “Treat Yo’ Self” episode.) I wanted to inspire you to celebrate sisterhood this Valentine’s season, so I’ve put together a cute little gift guide. These are all products I use and can…

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    How I Plan + Blog Planning

    How I Plan + Blog Planning Tips In today’s lifestyle post, I thought I’d share my current planner set-up with you and some blog planning tips. I thought it might be interesting, since I know there are quite a few planner enthusiasts out there!   I’m currently using an A5 Aqua Patent Domino Filofax and Month on 2 Pages inserts from the Etsy shop DearPlanner. In February, I will be using stickers from the Etsy shop MareBareCrafts — these little dewdrops are a lot smaller than the Martha Stewart comparables but are very similar and actually removable, too. My system for blog planning is fairly streamlined at this point. I have to…

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    My Beautiful Iowa

    We are back from our trip to the states! I’m so sorry it’s taken me awhile to get back in the swing of things here on Devotional Diva. Today I wanted to share with you some pictures from our adventures in Iowa (where I am from!) There’s more to come, because it was a long trip and I have a lot to share.

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    5 Fresh Fall Resolutions

    5 Fresh Fall Resolutions To me, September means fall. Even though it doesn’t always feel like fall immediately! I’m not in school anymore, but fall represents a fresh start for me still. So today, I’m posting five fall resolutions that I’m attempting to enact this fall. 1.Put more effort into my outfits I have really gotten stuck in a rut with my daily outfit inspiration. I’m finding that I’m wearing the same things over and over again out of laziness and boredom. There’s no fun in that. This fall, I want to try to put more effort into what I’m wearing and have more fun with it! 2. Take my…

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    Inspiration Lately

    Hey Divas, Devotional Diva’s mission is all about inspiring women and spurring them forward, so I thought I’d share what has been inspiring me lately! I hope this can be an encouragement to you today, wherever you are! While perusing Instagram, I stumbled upon this blog post (link) by Erica Jacobs of What’s Eating Erica Jacobs. I don’t go through “High-Functioning Low-Level Panic” like Erica does, but reading her story was definitely something I could relate to. A great, inspiring read! Ferragusto fireworks! The photo above was taken from the comfort of my own li’l bed as I watched Italian Ferragusto fireworks. Ferragusto celebrates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary…