Book Roll Call #3

Book Roll Call #3

Book Roll Call #3 Just Finished: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (1st in the Series) I saw this author on a lot of people’s lists so I decided to try her out. I read a prequel (The Demon in the Wood) right before this. While researching this series, I found out this book might become a movie? Although, a lot of YA books keep claiming that and nothing happens, so we’ll see. This book is about a girl, learning she has…

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My Travel Adventures in Germany & Switzerland

My Travel Adventures in Germany & Switzerland

Thinking of traveling to Germany & Switzerland? Here are my adventures in the Mid to Southern part of Germany & Basel, Switzerland. (I took this trip in May 2009 and didn’t know how to take photos, so apologies in advance!) This trip was for a Chemistry college credit and we paired up with the textiles class so our stops catered to learning. Tips Ahead of Time: Learn some German. We were told that if you’re from the US, to say…

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Relatable Writing Problems

Relatable Writing Problems

If you’re a writer, you know that there are stressful times, and there are stressfully funny times. I hope these accurate writing problems give you a chuckle. You are not alone! (Images via Pinterest). If you’re not a writer but your friends are, read these to know what they go through 🙂 Relatable Writing Problems   What’s a favorite of yours? Thanks for reading, now get back to writing! ♥

Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Gender Reveal Party Ideas Balloons: This would be a good box for balloons too 🙂 Cake: Confetti: *Another option is a pinata with confetti* Scratch Off: Glitter: Powder: Paint: *Another option is water guns with paint.* Smoke Bomb: Silly String:   One of my fav Gender Reveal Announcement Ideas for sending out:   What is your favorite or what have you done in the past?

Ways to Get Involved in Your Church & Community

Ways to Get Involved in Your Church & Community

I’ve listed some ideas to get involved below based on a ministry category. Once you figure out what you want to do, someone at your church would love to talk with you! They’re always looking for volunteers. There are also some ministries that aren’t directly tied to a church if you prefer to go that route, like Big Brother Big Sister, Urban Ministries, Food Banks, etc. Kids: If you love interacting with kids, some possible options are Sunday School, Kid Camps,…

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Harry Potter Themed Baby Shower

Harry Potter Themed Baby Shower

Personally, Harry Potter is one of my favorite things and I want to pass the whole phenomenon down to my kids. So if you’re like me, here’s a rundown of some Harry Potter Themed Baby Shower ideas. (Click the pic to be taken to the site. This post contains affiliate links. Click here for the full disclosure statement.) Invitations: A cute option would be to get invitations like this and put a 9 3/4 sign on your front door. Decorations: Streamers/Balloons…

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Why You Should Get a CityPASS for the Summer

Why You Should Get a CityPASS for the Summer

If you haven’t heard of CityPass, it’s a discounted pass (40-50% off the actual total), that let’s you explore a city’s zoo, museums, aquarium, etc. Most cities are throughout the US, with 1 in Toronto. Since I’m from around Houston, Texas, I’m going to do a breakdown of the Houston CityPass. The CityPass is valid for 9 consecutive days. It’s perfect for a vacation to a new city, when out-of-town family visits you, date nights in your own city, and…

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CampNaNoWriMo Update

CampNaNoWriMo Update

Before July started I wrote a blog about my intentions with CampNaNoWriMo. There you’ll find what my book is about and what I hope to accomplish. Onto my update: Did I make my goal of 40,000 words? Yes and no. I ended up changing my goal from Part 2 with 40,000 words, to Book 1 with 65,000 words. There were scenes in Part 1 that I still needed to fill in, so I decided to try to do it all…

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Health Journey Update & Workout Clothes

Health Journey Update & Workout Clothes

This is week 7 of my health and fitness journey. Click to read Week 1 & Week 4. Workout Clothes: GUYS! I have an important revelation on workout bottoms. I don’t like spending a lot of money, so for workout clothes I went to Academy and bought the BCG brand. I LOVE their capri workout bottoms. I’ve also bought their workout pants, tanks, bras, and shorts. It’s all color coordinating and it’s awesome. The drawback? After YEARS of working out…

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Ideas for Group Girl Time

Ideas for Group Girl Time

Sometimes you just need girl time. I’ve recently been debating joining a group of women. The reason being, most of my friends live far away, it’s hard to get together for one-on-one time let alone double date time. I miss interacting with women so I thought of some ideas. Girl Group Ideas: Book Club Bible Study Fitness Class like Yoga or neighborhood walking group Wine tasting Class- cooking, art, etc Game Night (see ideas here) Movie Night with pampering- nails,…

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