I'm so glad you are here! I am an artist, author, food lover and weekend paddle boarder. This is my place to share with you all of the things I do to "Keep My Ship Together". If you are anything like me, you may find yourself juggling ten different things at any given time. JulieDKohl.com is a mix of recipes, outdoor activities, travel adventures and art projects designed to keep you physically and mentally healthy. I don't preach a specific diet or lifestyle but encourage you to find what you love and do what keeps you feeling good.

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Bush’s Beans Visitor’s Center
We live in Arkansas and my parents live in Virginia. That means when we travel to visit them we have
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Keto coffee disks
Keto Coffee Disks for Busy Mornings
I enjoy a good cup of coffee in the mornings and lately my favorite drink has been Keto coffee.  This
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Apple Cider Syrup and Apple Cider Salted Caramel Sauce
Boiled Apple Cider Syrup and Apple Cider Salted Caramel Sauce
Every year when school starts back, the temperatures start getting a bit cooler and there is a touch of fall
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Tomato Pie
Nothing is better than the bounty of heirloom tomatoes available in the summer. Well…maybe a few things but it is
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CBC Nautic SUP Review
Inflatable SUP Review: California Board Company Nautic 11′
Interested in Stand Up Paddleboarding? Check out this Inflatable SUP Review to find out if a board is right for
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5 Tips for Fall Paddling (SUP)
The relatively mild fall and spring here in Arkansas mean that lake season can be extended much longer than in
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How to fix a leaky Stand up Paddleboard valve cover
How To Fix A Leaky Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Valve
My inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) is probably one of the best investments I ever made. If you’ve got a
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Paddling and Hiking Sugar Loaf Mountain
When we first started paddling Greer’s Ferry Lake I was thrilled with the Old Hwy 25 recreation area. Yet for
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding
I fell in love with paddle boarding a few years ago.  We were in Florida and I saw someone on
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Paddling and Hiking Sugar Loaf Mountain
When we first started paddling Greer’s Ferry Lake I was thrilled with the Old Hwy 25 recreation area. Yet for
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Pure Michigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan Lighthouses
Until a few weeks ago, I had been to every state east of the Mississippi River except for Michigan.  I
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5 Southern Summer Vacation Ideas
 Growing up Yankee, I never really imagined I would one day live in the south and absolutely love it.  In
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5 Southern Summer Vacation Destinations Memphis River Boats
Memphis Riverboats
We visit Memphis pretty frequently. We are fans of BBQ and love Central BBQ.  We also enjoy the Commissary and
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Parasailing in Panama City Beach
If you’ve been around here any length of time you likely know two important facts about me: 1. I love
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Panama City Beach 2012
Richie and I recently returned from Panama City Beach, Florida.  This was our third visit and, despite the threat of
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Visiting Virginia
A few weeks ago we took some time to go visit my mom and dad in Virginia. They own a Bed
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Learning Standard Ruler Skills
As a school teacher, it’s not uncommon for students to question when they will use a specific skill in real
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art show
2017 District Wide Art Show
Last week, we wrapped up the 5th Annual District Art Show at Bald Knob. It was a huge undertaking, as
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How to draw a mandala
How to Draw a Mandala
Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a mandala? Mandalas have been around for thousands of years and
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This post contains a video walkthrough and photos of my January and February Bullet Journal layouts. Read for a free printable template of the February layout.
Bullet Journaling – January and February Layout Walk-Through
I am just about to wrap up my very first month of bullet journaling and I love it.  Not familiar
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6 tips to conquering your bullet journal fear
6 Tips to Conquering Your Bullet Journal Fear
I mentioned in my Bullet Journal Layouts and Collections for Weight Loss that I am new to bullet journaling. Since
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Bullet Journal Layouts and Collections for Weight Loss
We’re just hours into 2017 and like me, I am sure many of you have weight loss on your mind.
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My First Plus Size Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix isn’t new, but Plus Size Stitch Fix is and I was so excited to give this hand-picked mail-delivery
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5 Tips for Hosting and Surviving Holidays with Extended Family
Even though it continues to be unseasonably warm here is Arkansas, the holiday season is quickly approaching. With the holidays
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Stop Saying Happy 4th of July
Happy 4th of July! I’ve said it. You’ve probably said it. We should all stop. Do you say Happy February
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“Dead Man’s Manicotti” and Project STIR
My friend, Sarah is working on a wonderful idea called Project STIR. Project STIR is a series of documentary films
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Caterpillars Sting
Did you know that caterpillars can sting? I didn’t until it happened to me. It HURTS.  It was worse than
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Working Hard in the Summer…Sortof
I have some teacher friends that get quite upset when people say, “Oh, it must be nice being a teacher
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nine satisfying winter reads
Nine Great Books to Add To Your Winter Reading List
It’s cold, dark, rainy or snowy. It is the perfect time for some winter reading. Put away your phone, take a
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Giveaway – 3 Books by Lela Davidson
Disclaimer: Lela Davidson is not sponsoring this giveaway. I purchased these books at a recent event I attend at which
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Fifty Shades of Chicken {Cookbook of the Month}
I love cookbooks and I especially love cookbooks that have a story. This month’s cookbook of the month however was
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American History in Books
Last year I set out to read 52 books.  One book for each week of the year.  I was so
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A Year in Books
In 2012 I set out to read 52 books. 1 book for each week of the year.  I didn’t have
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Blacklisted from the PTA by Lela Davidson {52 Books in a Year}
My goal is to read 52 books in 2012.  Good or bad, as I read, I will be reviewing the
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