Let Me Ask You A Question – 5/27/17


Take a few moments and dig deep for the answer; don’t just spout out an answer.  Let me ask you a question…

Why do you blog?  Down deep in your soul, what is the true reason you blog?

Editing Mock-Ups in Photoshop (In 12 Steps)

Pearls Before Swine

I didn’t plan on sharing this but as I was editing some mock-ups I thought it would be nice to share what I am doing.

I am not a professional photographer, and I don’t always have a chance to take professional images. Therefore, I love using free mock-up templates to create professional images of my books. I am learning Photoshop also because if I can master it, I can also start to create my own book covers! (OK, that’s a far way off but a sista can dream).

But, while I am finagling (am I the only one who thinks finagle is a funny word?) around with this, I decided to put together a quick tutorial on what I am doing for those of you who use Photoshop. It’s super easy and if you have Photoshop, you should be able to get started right away.


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Casual College OOTD


Nowadays, especially in the midst of election season, hostility seems to have taken over as the dominant emotion during social interactions. It’s important to use the Golden Rule of treating others as you would like to be treated. It’s okay to disagree, but do it respectfully because we are all entitled to our own opinions. I have a challenge for you. Make at least one person smile today by performing an act of kindness. It can be a big gesture, or even a tiny one.

I made a video of five things you can do to warm someone’s heart. Please like and share the video so we can spread the love with others.

Now let’s get back to the outfit of the day.

I like to look presentable wherever I go, and it’s not to please others. Looking good is one more thing to get out of the way, so…

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Meet and Greet: 5/26/17


It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

Campaign 13 – Men’s Watches

Avon 365

Father’s Day June 18th!

Men’s Excursion Analog Carabiner Watch – was 39.99 – $24.99

New Men’s The Lords Prayer Watch – will be 39.99 – $19.99


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RIP Chris Cornell.


Lucky Otters Haven

I was shocked and saddened to learn that Chris Cornell died early this morning.  The cause of death was suicide.  He was 52 years old.

Chris Cornell was the frontman for the ’90s grunge-rock band Soundgarden, and later for Audioslave.   I’ll miss his unique voice and style, as will many.   But his memory will live on in those of us who were fans of his music.


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A Redundancing Dizzy

Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS

I thought I would just do a little update after my last blog post to say thank you to everyone for their lovely comments/advice and to also say we’ve found out we will very likely be made redundant (It’s not official until after consultation periods). I made the mistake of not letting Dizzy go to the meeting for me! Should have taken her on Tuesday!

So after crying myself through most of the last few days we’ve been considering the negatives and positives of the situation!


  1. I won’t have a jobbbbb. Which in the ten years of working has never happened before. 😕 I’ve always sort of rolled from one job to another…
  2. I’ll have to go to interviews. I am just awful at interviews. New people are abit scary in general and then on top of that pressure, you also have to sound like you know what you’re talking about!
  3. Just general stress…

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i went for a walk

take a walk

There’s nothing like it. I could try to write this description over and over again, and never come close to the moxie that births in my soul when I am surrounded by God’s work. The trees engulf me as a part of their build, and my feet are spoiled with the welcoming of the grass, weeds, and dirt that make up this earth. It’s a high that trumps any unworthy form of remedy, and can demolish the desire for one completely.

As I fall into the airs’ bliss, like a pillow waiting to swarm my throbbing head, I open my heart to the Lords voice and choose to let Him walk beside me.

Yesterday, as I took on a new trail inside a beloved park, I realized something I’ve been waiting to hear for quite some time now.

Romans 8: 38-39 For I am sure that neither death nor life…

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Personal Reflection


At the end of each chapter in my book, I list some questions to stimulate inner contemplation and maybe even healing.  I will post them periodically for your use only.  I am not asking that you share them, unless you desire to post thought provoking revelations you have received.

Here is the second set of reflections:

Do you have a chronic disease or know someone who has a chronic disease?  What are your (or their) symptoms?

Are the symptoms all easily seen by others? Or do you have any invisible symptoms? Do you have a hard time explaining your symptoms to others?

Have you found a good resource for your questions beyond your doctor visits? What are those and how do they help you?

Do you have a good support group around you?  If not, do you have 2 to 3 friends or family members that love and care about…

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