Yesterday, I posted a *BONUS* nail with me video that I recorded last week, and it's all about preptober. If you want to see me do my nails with some awesome Color Street nails and talk all about what I'm doing for preptober, please do (check it out)! In that vein, I want to give … Continue reading 3 Preptober Tips and My NaNoWriMo Plans
Since it's December 4, obviously NaNo is now over. And...I lost. By that, I simply mean that I didn't write 50,000 words. I got close, closer than I ever have in the past. But, didn't hit that final word count. However, I really see this year's NaNo as a success, and I wanted to share … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – It’s over, I lost (but it was a success) – & What I’ve Learned
Usually, I try to do the whole blog every day October challenge. But last year, and the year before, I fell short. Way short. I start with the best of intentions, and then, well, you know... This year, I made no such commitment. This October, I hit my second trimester, our family was adjusting to … Continue reading NanoWrimo!
So, I'm learning. Learning to choose joy in the hurt, choose love in the anxiety, and choose gratitude even in the hard times. Because, life looks better when we choose these instead.
I once wrote about Goodbye being hello in disguise... And, that's what I'm here to share today. A goodbye that is really a hello in disguise. First the AMAZING news: I'm going to be a mom! That's right! In a little over 6 months, my husband & I will be greeting our little bundle. not sure … Continue reading A Beginning and an End
Today, I'm talking extra...extra cash...flexible cash...be among the people or work while the kiddos sleep cash... This morning, I had a chance to really stay in bed until this afternoon. I thought to myself, "I really need to just do some stuff with my life this morning." But, honestly, I really wanted to stay in … Continue reading Sometimes, You Need a Little Extra
There's almost nothing better than a brand new journal - fresh pages ready to be filled with feelings, stories, adventures. And, I got this beauty all ready for the 2016 year - complete with my set of Challenges. Not resolutions - because who sticks with resolutions anyway? 2015 has been quite a wild ride, but I am … Continue reading Chapter 27: 2016
"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it." - JM Barrie 'Peter Pan' Libraries...Bookstores... "A room without books is like a body without a soul" - Cicero Since a young age, I have been drawn to the written word. My mom has read to me since, … Continue reading Home is Where the Books Are
Any Sunday I get to go to church, is a restful, Lovely Sunday. Today was no exception. As I settled in my seat mere seconds before service started, I noticed a visitor on the front row (I go to a very small church where we all pretty much know each other). This new comer was … Continue reading Flourish
Here we are, a little over an hour from the new year (here in PST). And, the prompt over at Finding the Grace Within is quite appropriate: BEGIN. We take the opportunity at the start of each new year to find new beginnings. Before I look at the possible new beginnings headed my way in 2015, I am … Continue reading New Beginnings