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How I Started Blogging

In December of 2016, my blog went live and I went from @letsCLARAfye to @ClarasCleanEats. Since then, I've posted recipes, nursing posts, was invited to speak at conferences to represent my brand, created a meal guide, collaborated with countless companies, and rebranded twice. I now work with some of the biggest brands in the industry and bring in a substantial secondary income from what began as a hobby. I remember being so nervous, not only because it would be another responsibility on top of my first semester of nursing school, but also because I didn't really know what exactly to blog about or how to do it. And to be honest with you, I still don't know exactly what I'm doing, but I've had an amazing time trying to figure it out and have learned so much about myself along the way.

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House Update #1

So what did we get from the sellers? Honestly, it was pretty disappointing what they offered: a monetary value so that we can fix up everything we needed. But it wasn’t near how much we expected. Per the 2 very different quotes we got from 2 contractors after we went them the inspection report, we were expecting the sellers to give us at least $8,000. Instead, they offered $5000 as the final and as much as we tried to fight them on it, we decided we didn’t want to push too hard and possibly lose the house.

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Nurse Clara x Enso Rings

Today, I’m beyond excited to share with you a partnership of my dreams! You guys know that as a cervix-checking, leg holding, contraction monitoring, IV starting, pitocin pushing, baby swaddling Labor & Delivery nurse, I love my Enso Rings, and so does Caleb, as a Mechanical Engineer who is constantly using his hands to machine parts and design antennas. So naturally, it’s been such a treat working with them to create this line for all of my fellow medical professionals!

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We Bought a House!

Or as Caleb likes to say… We bought a zoo! I can’t believe this home is finally ours. We knew when we signed our lease for the townhome last May, that we would like to purchase our first house within the last month or 2 of our 1-year lease. So after we paid off the wedding and honeymoon in full, we began the process of looking for our house.

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How Caleb "Proposed" to His Groomsmen

We had so much fun making these with Caleb's mom and sister! Even though I'm pretty jealous they turned out better than my bridesmaids proposals (lol). Guys usually don't care about this stuff, but I thought it would be so cute to send these little proposals to each of Caleb's friends. I mean, you only get married once right!? I know I had trouble thinking of ideas for Caleb's groomsmen/best man proposals, so I hope this post helps you help your fiancé get some ideas on asking his best buddies to join him on the big day.

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