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Snickers & Squats - Achieving Balance in an Unbalanced World

Fashion & Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Sometimes, on rare occasion, I am asked for my take on diet & exercise. I usually assert my personal tongue in cheek phrase, Snickers and Squats.

I am not embarrassed to admit that I have a very healthy appetite. I can out-eat most men. I’ve entered more than one All-You-Can-Eat Wing Bowls- Once, against a large group of high school boys (as their church youth leader) and eh hem, won first prize. And yes, I am often spotted holding up buffet lines with my second helping of dinner or dessert. What can I say? My appetite is extraordinary.

How do Social Media Influencers Make Money?

Beauty & Fashion, Fashion & Lifestyle

You’re probably reading this, for one of two reasons. Either, you’re thinking about quitting your day job to do what looks so much easier, more glamorous, and fun! (Trust me. It’s not nearly as much as you think.) Or, you want to show support to the Blogger, Instagrammer, and/or You Tuber that is sharing awesome, FREE content with you on a regular basis. (Thank you!!!) Either way, it’s a fair question. How do Social Media Influencers make money? Here are a few ways…

What Do You Want? 5 Reasons WHY We Can't Answer this Question.

Fashion & Lifestyle

I want to start my own business. I want to join the gym. I want to spend more time with my friends. I want to write a book. I want to adopt. I want to join a church. I want to get my family together, on Sundays. I want to learn how to play the piano. I want to be a life coach. I want to be a public speaker. I want to go on a mission’s trip. (Fill in the blank: ________)

Ok, so we have all seen the movie, “The Notebook”, right? Probably more than once. One of my favorite parts is after Allie returns to Noah, and before running off, he asks her, “What do you want?” 

Oh, this entire movie tugs on my heart strings. I feel like I can relate to Allie in so many ways. I believe this scene resonates with all women, because it’s so true. Sometimes, we don’t know or we just forget what we want. WHY?

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 ~ Picks for Men, Kids, & Home

Baby, Fashion & Lifestyle

You didn’t think I’d leave out the family, did you? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which comes only once a year, is one of the best sales for good reason. Last week, I shared some of the 2018 Fall Fashion Trends for women, along with my top picks from the sale. The week before that, I shared my personal picks, including some classic pieces that are most popular. So, today, I’m providing my top picks from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for the Men, Kids, and Home

Fall 2018 Fashion Trends ~ What to Buy at The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Beauty & Fashion, Fashion & Lifestyle

Every year, there are official Fashion Week events that help fashionistas plan their upcoming seasonal wardrobe. I have never been to one, yet. But, my goal is to attend NYFW in the Fall of 2019! Fortunately, we can see everything on-line. So, I wanted to share some of the Fall 2018 Fashion Trends that have been projected from the winter events. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ~ What to Look For

Beauty & Fashion, Fashion & Lifestyle

You may, or may not, have heard of it. The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale takes place, in July, and it is unique in one major factor. These are all items that are coming out in the Fall, and for a limited time, you can snag your favorite picks for a great discount! So, saddle up, and get yourself ready. I’m going to give you the lay of the land and share how this works, how you can prepare, and what I will be adding to my personal wish list. 

FIVE Faith-Building Books for Your Summer Reading List

Travel & Leisure

When I was an Elementary School Teacher, I would do more reading in the summer. I rarely had time to do the things I loved, during the school year. After ten months of teaching, I loved including faith-building books that would restore and strengthen me in every way! 

I still have the habit of including faith-building books for my summer reading list. These are books, written by modern-day authors, that reference and apply scripture to daily living. They can be in the form of a personal testimony (in which the author shares his/her life experience and how God’s word has made a positive impact). Or, they can be a commentary type of study that explains scripture in a way that is applicable and relevant to today’s times. 

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