As I sit drinking my morning cup of coffee; my mind wonders to the carefree moments in my life. Moments when I was in high school without a care in the world.  I guess what triggered this trip down memory … Continue reading

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creative storage for book hoarders

I am a book hoarder too. I am trying pare down my collection now that I read more books on my tablet and my laptop. I even have books under my bed and I have no more room to put another book or magazine away. I am ready to get my house organized with no more clutter.

Keira Lennox

My book hoarding is reaching new heights lately; both figuratively and literally. All the bookshelves in my home are at maximum capacity and there are stacks of hardbacks growing like stalagmites from my dining room floor.

Our home collection kind of exploded last week after, sadly, my favorite used bookstore shuttered its operations. But not before having a $1 sale on their entire inventory. I went a little nuts…

Also, a sweet friend recently delivered an old black Jansport overflowing with hardbacks — from some of my favorite authors, luck of all luck — to the flower shop. It was a happy day. Should you ever find yourself with a surplus of reading material and no place to unload it, I will gladly adopt it like a shelter puppy.

So what I’m trying to tell you is, I’m becoming the crazy cat lady, but I’m stockpiling books instead of felines?

Since our…

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I Am A Woman Who Survived.

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Jen here. I have a broken foot as many of you know, so I am giving the site all my attention right now. I am over the moon with the posts these days! Pinching myself! Today’s essay is one I hope you will read and share and help me make viral. This is so well-written, so important. Anyone, and I mean anyone, who has known abuse- you are not alone. And you don’t need to stay. Janine Canty, you blew me away with this beautifully nuanced and heartbreaking piece.

I Am A Woman Who Survived. By Janine Canty.

Every October I wear a purple ribbon.

It represents women who have lost their lives to senseless violence. It represents men and children who have lost their lives to senseless violence. It represents people who died too young, with most of their words still inside them. It represents the empty place at…

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Believe God instead of doubt

Amen! Trust the LORD to provide for your every need.

One Cross Won Ministries

If it stands in the way of God, it’s either a hindrance or an idol. A hindrance is something that keeps you bound from getting more of God ( simply put), an idol is something that replaces God and you in fact worship it. So now for the hard part, if you are concentrating on your situation and ways to fix your situation, then you’ve fallen for a snare of the devil and that said situation has become an idol in your life.

You might not believe me but the bible shows it be true. Paul wrote that coveteousness is idolatry, so if are wanting finances to fix your problem, you’ve got your eyes and faith in the wrong spot. The fact is you probably need to repent.

Maybe you are asking why? The fact is simple, you may not agree but that’s okay, when we try and fix our…

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Summertime Makeup Routine (Pretty & Easy!)

This seems a simple routine to maintain during the summer. I am also looking for a simple make-up routine to be able to be done in about five minutes and out the door to work.

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1. Garnier BB Cream // 2. NYX Concealer // 3. Palladio Herbal Bronzer // 4. MAC Blush in ‘Peachy Keen’ // 5. MAC Cream Color Base in ‘Pearl’ // 6. Wet & Wild Liquid Liner // 7. Revlon ‘Grow Luscious’ Lashes Mascara // 8. NYX Lipgloss in ‘Teaberry’

There is something about the summer sun shining that always makes me switch up my beauty routine (and I’m not just talking SPF). I yearn for a low-maintenance, with less steps that is easy breezy and beautiful (but not necessarily Cover Girl). Here are the 8 easy products that will transform you from fresh face to a summer beach goddess.

Step 1: Even Skin Tone

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