Tuesday, October 25, 2016

11 Fun and Frugal Fall Date Ideas

Written By: Tami

I don't know about you, but fall is probably my favorite season - maybe tied with summer. Both of these seasons make for super fun date nights. A few months ago, I shared 11 fun and affordable summer date ideas, and today I thought I'd share 11 fun and frugal fall date ideas. And a lot of these are free!

Monday, October 24, 2016

What To Do When You Don't Feel Successful

Written By: Deanna

I think there comes a point where everyone doesn't feel successful. I can't tell you what that might mean for you, but for me, I know it speaks up when I don't feel like I've been "productive" enough. I know some people who get that feeling when they see their friends succeeding. When I was younger, I used to feel it because I was home-schooled and a lot of my friends went to school - seeing them get good grades made me feel unsuccessful because I wasn't graded.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

Hello Everyone,

I apologize for being MIA (missing in action) for a little bit. Hurricane Matthew made it's way to Florida and time sorta froze. While I wasn't majorly affected by it, I had plenty of friends and family who were. Plenty of area's along the coast were completely flooded for blocks.

Monday, October 17, 2016

My Target Halloween Haul

Written By: Meredith

As Halloween is creeping up on us and it is by far my favorite holiday of the year, I decided since I was already planning to stop by Target for some velcro (for a DIY project in the works) and some Halloween decorations, that I would share them with you. Granted, these items will definitely be on sale as soon as Halloween is over, but Mark is finally at the age where he understands the holiday and I can get him more involved than he was last year.

Friday, October 14, 2016

My Favorite Quotes; It's Hard To Pick Just One!

Written By: Deanna

This week is always about quotes - wonderful isn't it? I love quotes. I'm a huge believer that quotes are life changing. They are there for you when you can't express yourself, when you want to feel motivation, when you need something or someone to understand you. There is a quote for everything. So, since I'm a big quote person it's probably a good bet that you already know I have a whole bunch of favorite quotes. Let me share them with you.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wisdom from Forrest Gump...

Written By: Hope Jennings

Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates...

"If you don't know where you are goin', you will probably not wind up there."

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Kelly D. Smith Excerpt/Interview

Written By: Deanna

Well, since it is book week over at On Your Mark, I chatted with Meredith and got her to agree to a little something special. I recently made a best sellers list, so to celebrate I thought I'd share an excerpt from the book!

"He's single."

Paige's breath caught in her throat. "Cool." She tried not to sound too happy. After all, he was just some rock star - no big deal.

Kenda raised an eyebrow. "Cool? That's all you have to say for yourself?"

"What else am I supposed to say?" Paige shrugged.

Despite the fact that she and Kenda had been friends for a long time, they were very different when it came to these kinds of things. Kenda liked to show how excited she was about thing. Paige, on the other hand, didn't.

Friday, October 7, 2016

A Book Review By The Book Reviewer (Plus A Couple of Tips!)

Written By: Deanna

First, let me start off by saying that as a writer, I love to read. And I'm lucky enough to be able to get paid to do it. That's right, by trade I am a book reviewer. I won't focus on that too much, though. Instead, I'm going to talk about how you can do a book review.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Book Review: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Written By: Hope Jennings

Rating: *

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our own neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer."

This is Susie Salmon, speaking to us from heaven. It looks like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. There are counselors to help newcomers to adjust, and friends to room with. Everything she wants appears as soon as she thinks of it - except the thing she wants most: to be back with the people she loved on Earth.

From heaven, Susie watches. She sees her happy suburban family implode after her death, as each member tries to come to terms with the terrible loss. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet."

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

French Beauty?

Written By: Deanna

Have you heard of the book The French Beauty Solution? It's a cute little thing, all about French Women's approach to beauty. I read it recently and I have to admit, I related to a lot of what I read. For example, apparently a lot of French women wear very minimal make up, if you read what I keep in my makeup bag, you'll know I don't have a lot in there. I don't know if it's because I'm cheap or because I'm too lazy to do my makeup, but either way, apparently this lines up with the way French women approach beauty. I say "apparently" because I'm honestly not sure, I've never met any French girls who can say this is or isn't true.

And, for French women, diet is a very big aspect of how they approach beauty. To me, it is as well. To me, diet is many things. It's supposed to be enjoyed, but it's supposed to nourish the body and bring out the beauty.