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A life altering moment

I woke up this morning happy and eager to kick start my day with the light in my heart and the sun in my eyes. The light in my heart that dimmed down suddenly as the events of my day unfolded. 163 more words

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State Fair of Texas + Deep Fried Everything

Having grown up in the Northeast, living in the south has been a bit of a culture shock for me. It’s true that Austin is more of a melting pot than other areas, but sometimes I find myself feeling totally immersed in southern culture. 524 more words


Cinnamon Ornaments and Hanging Tags:

Ok, seriously! I love playing and making things out of salt dough! This recipe turned out better than I expected. The only thing that was disappointing is that I did not have enough cinnamon to put in them! 69 more words

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My Quest For The Spartan Race Trifecta Part 3: Vermont Beast

It’s been over a week since I finished running the Spartan Race Vermont Beast with my teammates, completing my 2014 quest for the trifecta medal. I would have blogged sooner, but it’s taken me a week to objectively process what just happened. 1,002 more words

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What is Reverse Engineering?

Reverse engineering is a process by which the design of a product is analyzed or recreated using a physical part as a starting point. The reverse engineering process involves measuring an object and then reconstructing it as a 3D model. 38 more words

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Life Happens [4]

Life Happens is a weekly feature here at Books and Burlap. It will feature highlights from the previous week, as well bookish topics.

 This past week was pretty busy for me, especially when it came to my own school work. 404 more words