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  • Exploring Utah: The Crossroads of the West | Her Life in Ruins

    Exploring Utah: The Crossroads of the West

    Welcome to MarMar Monday! KB’s sister, MarMar, is excited to share her travels with you. This week we’re chatting about her time exploring Utah: temples, arches, and baseball caps, OH MY!  Isn’t it the best when your best friends live in places that you have never been to before? For me, that meant hopping on a plane from Nashville two days after my college graduation and touching down in Salt Lake…

  • The History and Secrets of the Castillo de los Templarios | Her Life in Ruins

    The History and Secrets of the Castillo de los Templarios

    I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for knight lore! One of my favorite (and most well known) groups of knights were the Knights Templar, and not just because they got a major shout out in National Treasure. When thinking of the Knights Templar, your mind probably goes straight to the Crusades and hoarding treasure. What you probably don’t know, though, is that the Knights Templar was…

  • The Statue of Liberty: An American Icon | Her Life in Ruins

    The Statue of Liberty: An American Icon

    The Statue of Liberty has been welcoming immigrants to America since its dedication in 1886. Since then, it has become an icon for our great country. The Statue of Liberty receives millions of visitors each year, with many more admiring her blue-green figure from afar. She stands holding a torch, lighting the way to freedom and showing us the path to Liberty. While the Statue of Liberty is well-known, many…