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"Respond to every call that excites your spirit."

Hello everyone!
My name is Summer.

I am the author of Ordinary Optimist. This blog, and its content, is dedicated to sharing my life and the experiences that I believe make it extraordinary!

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2018 will be the
year for me to
both learn about
and pursue all
things wellness.

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Blogmas, Themes

The Secret of Being Santa

SPOILER ALERT – this post has information regarding Santa Claus – continue at your own risk.  If you are reading this, spoiler alert again, there is no actual Santa Claus. If I just surprised you, you are either too young…

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Blogmas, Themes

My Santa Story

SPOILER ALERT – this post has information regarding about Santa Claus – continue at your own risk.  T’was a week before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a…. No, just me, stealthily snooping…

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Adventures, Blogmas, Themes, Travel, Urban

Christmas in Bavaria

12 days of Blogmas, done! Now the real countdown for Christmas begins! Over the weekend, along with snowshoeing and the lighted boat parade, a friend and I went to Leavenworth for their 51st annual Christmas Lighting Festival. Leavenworth is a small,…

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Blogmas, Themes

It’s the Holiday Season

As of writing this, I am in a local coffee shop – my new haunt, Looking Glass Coffee – sitting in a plush deep set chair next to a Christmas tree listening to Christmas music.  Christmas is the “big dance”…

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Blogmas, Themes

My Top 10 Christmas Movies

Watching Christmas movies is one of my favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit! It helps that there are so many great movies out there that are centered around or on the holidays. So in an effort to keep…

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