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Olivia Gainey

  • Breakfast, Food, Healthy

    Avocado & Fried Egg Toast Recipe

    Breakfast: it’s the most important meal of the day. It jump-starts your digestive tract, waking up your metabolism and giving your body the energy it needs to make it through the day (until lunch, at least!) But let’s be honest, it can be tough to get up in time to throw together a good breakfast before getting out the door. Cereal and milk are easy, but not the most nutritional choice, and fancy omelets require too much time and effort.

  • Home, Living, Wellness

    Essential Oils To Make Your Home Smell Fresh This Year

    Everyone is talking about essential oils, from their alluring fragrances to their topical application in beauty. Chances are, you know someone who works as some kind of sales representative for an essential oil distribution brand, even if they are only doing it for the discounts. However, what is it about these oils that are causing so many rave reviews?

  • Devotional, Faith

    Underappreciated Books of the Bible

    The Bible is an amazing book filled with wisdom and wonder; but in the process of studying it, it is fair to say that some books of the Bible receive more attention than others. The four Gospels, along with a lot of the rest of the New Testament, are referenced an inordinate number of times in church sermons, daily devotionals, and even on bumper stickers. However, when was the last time you saw a quote from Judges or Nahum on the back of the car that just cut you off in traffic?

  • Living, Travel

    What You Should Pack In Your Car’s Emergency Kit

    We all know that a spare tire, a tire jack, and some jumper cables are a must for any driver to keep on hand at all times. We never know when dangerous road conditions or plain bad luck will strike, leaving us stranded. But a good car emergency kit involves more than just the necessities for a flat tire or a dead battery. Here’s what you should always pack in your vehicle to stay safe and prepared.

  • Food, Healthy, Soups & Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

    There’s really nothing like a bowl of warm chicken noodle soup when the weather grows cold, and noses get stuffy. This recipe is one that’s been passed down through my family for generations, each new iteration learning from and improving upon the last. It is the perfect meal to make for sick loved ones and is great for those times when you want to make something from scratch without having to work too hard.

  • Books, Entertainment

    5 Science Fiction Books You Need to Read

    2018 is in full swing, and while your New Year’s Eve party may be over, there is plenty to celebrate. January 2nd brings with it Science Fiction Day, a holiday for all of the Trekkies and Battlestar lovers out there. However, you do not have to resign yourself to skimming 500 pages of forums hating on Wesley Crusher to prove your loyalty to sci-fi this January. Here are five amazing science fiction books you can read, instead.

  • Entertainment, Faith, Music

    Christian Heavy Metal Exists, And It’s Great

    Overall, what I want this article to come down to is this: if you have an ear for complex music and have stayed away from metal in the past because you couldn’t find a band whose message you resonated with, look no further. Give a few of these bands a listen, and leave me a comment if you have a recommendation for me.

  • Beauty, Glam

    How To Create The Perfect Holiday Makeup Look

    The holiday season is always stressful. Responding to party invites, choosing gifts for friends and family, and vacuuming up thousands of stray pine needles dominate your time. Things can get overwhelming even without having to think of what your makeup is going to look like!

  • Life, Relationships

    How To Keep Dating Your Spouse

    There is no shortage of articles about creating and maintaining a healthy marriage. Online, in print, and even by word of mouth, it’s easy to find a wealth of opinions on the subject. It seems to me that all of this advice centers on one idea: that somehow, marriage makes people forget how to pursue each other.

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