TLS Vlog #19: Ghana

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TLS Vlog #19: Ghana @ jesslively.com/ghana

In this episode, I’m taking you with me to Ghana!

In honor of Avatime Dzogbefeme E.P. Primary School’s completion, the Pencils of Promise school that was built from Jess Lively Creative donations, I traveled to visit the community and participate in the inauguration ceremony and ribbon cutting.

In addition to “the Lively Community school” opening celebration, Pencils of Promise also showed me how new schools are being built, and I toured other PoP schools with all of the teacher support and sanitation programming they provide as well.

So much work goes into building a school from scratch, and I’ll show you every step of the way — from making the cement blocks to training the teachers.

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TLS Vlog #18: What I Packed for Europe! (Part 2)

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TLS Vlog #18: What I Packed for Europe! (Part 2) @ jesslively.com/packforeuropevlogpart2

In part 2 of my packing video, I’ll show you what’s inside my hardshell suitcase from makeup cases to clothing. After 40-50 hours of research beforehand, I narrowed my life down to the absolute essentials (and then some) for easy traveling. See a breakdown of my favorite pieces of clothing below!

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TLS Vlog #17: What I Packed for Europe! (Part 1)

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TLS Vlog #17: What I Packed for Europe! (Part 1) @ jesslively.com/packforeuropevlogpart1

In this episode, I’m diving into the details of what I packed for Europe. After 40-50 hours of research beforehand, I narrowed my life down to the absolute essentials (and then some) for easy traveling. I’ll talk about the what and why behind my choices and how I prepared for everything from chilly Scotland to sizzling Spain. See a breakdown of my bags below!

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TLS Vlog #16: I’m in love with Lisbon!

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You guys….I’m having a love affair with Lisbon!

This city in Portugal has stolen my heart and in this episode I’ll show you why. We’ll stroll through my favorite neighborhoods to check out the architecture, the energy and even the beach!

Finally, we’re back in Porto to celebrate the Festival of St. John with Joana’s friends and family.

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TLS Vlog #15: How to Make Macarons at Home

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TLS Vlog #15: How to Make Macarons at Home @ jesslively.com/macaronsvlog

In this episode, we’re stopping by my friend’s cake studio, Sweet Heather Anne’s in Ann Arbor, MI. Heather and her assistant, Camilla, have perfected the Italian-style way of making macarons and they’re teaching us all the tips and tricks when it comes to making these tasty (and gluten-free) treats at home.

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TLS Vlog #14: Porto & Barcelona

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TLS Vlog #14: Porto & Barcelona, Spain @ jesslively.com/portobarcelonavlog

I’ve made it to Portugal! In this episode, I’m spending the week with ‘Life with Intention’ student Joana Galvao. She’ll show us around the lovely city of Porto and tell us why it’s great for ex-pats and entrepreneurs. I’ll also give you a tour of Joana’s office and a peak into what I’ve been working on this summer. We’ll also have dinner at the incredible Michelin-star restaurant, Casa de Chá da Boa Nova. Finally, I’ll meet up with my friend Nate from Ann Arbor as we check out Barcelona, Spain!

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TLS Vlog #13: Paris & Avignon

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TLS Vlog #13: Paris & Avignon @ jesslively.com/parisavignonvlog

Vive la France! Today we’re going to explore Paris and the Jardin Du Luxumbourg where Mr. Lively and I got married. Next, you’ll meet Anna. We met at a cafe in London and decided to take the train to Avignon together. When you’re open to the flow, it’s exciting to see what (and whom) comes your way!

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TLS Vlog #12: London

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TLS Vlog #12: London @ jesslively.com/londonvlog

I made it to Europe! In this episode, I’ll take you with me on my adventures across the pond. We’ll tag along with Diana as she shops for her store, Thistle & Bess. You’ll also get to meet my favorite vloggers and past guests of the Lively Show – Anna of Vivianna Does Makeup AND Alex & Mimi Ikonn.

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TLS Vlog #10: I Have A BIG Announcement!

TLS Vlog #10: I Have A BIG Announcement! @ jesslively.com/bigdecisionvlog

Today I’m sharing some MAJOR news that has recently shifted my life’s trajectory. When I normally share personal events, it has been weeks or months since I worked through my emotions and came to a decision.

However, in this episode, you’re getting a look at what it’s like for me to work past my ego and listen for my intuition in real time. There are a few tears and lots of vulnerability.

I hope by sharing this video that it somehow helps others who may be going through difficult decisions to tap into their intuition as well.

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