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10 best apps for busy women

I think we can all agree that technology can be wonderful and sometimes overwhelming. Thankfully, as our lives have gotten busier, technology has gotten better and there are now thousands of apps out there that help manage, track and enhance our activities. We’ve picked 10 of the best apps for busy women to help narrow the field. Take a look at the list below to find our favorite technology solutions for today’s modern life. We bet you’ll find at least one you love.

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20 fun candy alternatives for Halloween

Huge bags of individually packaged candy can be found practically around every corner in October, but finding fun candy alternatives for Halloween has been tricky in the past. I was delighted to see that our local Target has a huge variety of Halloween party favors this year that would be perfect for class parties or trick or treating.

Whether you are seeking candy alternatives for Halloween because of a food allergy, health reasons or simply personal preference, there are tons of great options out there.

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Happy mornings made simple

Getting the kids ready and out the door for school on time was always a struggle for our family. I love that our kids have big personalities and strong ideas, but oh my goodness did that make mornings difficult!

Picking out clothes and keeping a cheerful attitude were our biggest challenges. That is until we made two tiny changes to our routine. Happy mornings are now the norm and we are out the door on time with smiles on our faces. Halleluja!

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Sunday Share: Start of summer edition

Hi, friends! We are just back from our annual trip to the beach and boy, has it put me in the summer frame of mind! This week’s edition includes a delicious summer treat, summer parenting hacks, a new scripture coloring book for the whole family, a great way to connect with your kiddos each day and a fun family activity. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did!

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Guest post: Life lessons from acting

Friends, today we have our very first Outrageously Wonderful guest post. Rachel Adelicia is a fashion blogger, football enthusiast, working actor and dear friend. We first met in the dorms and have cheered each other on ever since. While she usually blogs about fashion, her Sunday Chronicles dive deep into the heart and that’s where we found this gem. You won’t want to miss a word of today’s post. You can find Rachel Adelicia each day at www.investmentpiece.com.

This post could also be titled, “What facing constant rejection has taught me about living”. Acting is an interesting beast–to be great you have to be raw, honest, and vulnerable. However, the process by which you get jobs–auditioning–is about constant rejection, making the whole “be vulnerable” thing a bit hard at times.

Ask any actor and we will all tell you that we have a love/hate relationship with auditions. At their best, auditions are great; you own the part for at least a moment and you feel so empowered. At their worst, auditions can be a flawed way to match a character with an actor, akin to choosing your starting QB in football based on who scored best on a physics test. Auditioning is in itself a skill-set, one which I like to think I’ve become fairly good at.

The older I get, the more I’ve realized that what’s true in the audition room is true in real life. The best moments come from open, raw, vulnerable things–and facing rejection can be scary. However, if you can work at being great at auditioning some of those lessons have to apply to real life, right? That’s my theory, and the following is what I’ve learned.

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