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Amy Hanson & Sami Weaver Owning Their Future

Being diagnosed with a long-term disease affects everyone differently. But Amy Hanson and Samantha Weaver have decided they won’t let their diabetes control them. Instead, both are dedicated to creating their own future and inspiring others to do the same. At just 17 years old, Samantha Weaver (Sami) has a long history with diabetes. At 18 months old, Sami was the youngest person to be diagnosed with T1D in Michigan at the time. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin.

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Get Pool Ready

Finally it’s here! That warm, sunny weather that we all have not-so-patiently been waiting for … the summer sun and fun always put me in a great mood. I mean, how can you not be happy when the sun is shining? I love being outdoors working in my flower gardens, playing with the kids and watching them ride their bikes in the driveway and of course, SWIMMING! My family spends most of the summer at my sister’s house. She has a pool, which means that my kids would like to live there if they could. 

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Ready. Set. Let's Take on the Summer

Carpe diem! Sometimes it’s easy to let life stand in your way — work, family and a crazy amount of responsibilities. It isn’t easy to find a place of positivity and seize the day. That’s right, I quoted Robin Williams’ character from Dead Poet’s Society to remind you that every day is a gift. When is the last time you worked diligently to ensure your free time was productive, rewarding and satisfying?

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Renovation Revelation

I strongly dislike the smell of Bengay.

And it happened to be that smell that pushed me near the brink of insanity last month as my hubby and I underwent a home improvement project.

When we moved into our newly-built home two years ago, I know that a major selling point to Matt was the fact that the home was new. No stranger to home improvements, he often commented how great it would be to have a new home, and in turn, no looming home improvement projects.

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