Monday, April 21, 2014

10 Life Moments That Built My Character #1

We all have moments in our life that change us.
They change us to the core and shape who are as human beings and how we choose to interact with others.  I think it's safe to say that most people have more than 10 events that impacted their lives in a way that caused it to have a reaction like The Five People You Meet in Heaven, but I chose 10 as personal challenge to myself to pick and choose.  Damn...this was hard and this will be lengthy.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thoughts On a Budget or When You're Just Really Cheap

Oh no...another list ;)

Thoughts I Had Once I Got Married...

Became a Grown Up...

Moved to Another State...etc.

1. Victoria's Secret panties are seriously made of the worst lace/fabric on the market. I only get to buy new underpants sparingly and you better believe I am not shelling out $7/panty for holey underpants.

2. Avoiding beauty vloggers because they are like the sirens of the internet world and before you know it, you've spent $30 on various shades of pink lipstick at CVS.

3. But you can't avoid the beauty vloggers because they have the best tips on what drugstore make-up to buy since there's no way in H-E-Double hockey sticks that you can afford NARS, MAC, Urban Decay, or any of your other besties.

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Place at the Table and Etched in Sand


This book review has been waiting to post but it's worth it.  I gave A Place at the Table five stars because of the seamless interweaving of several different storylines into what I consider the main story, that of Bobby.  Although a large chunk of the book focuses on Bobby, the opening pages introduce us to a little black girl named Alice and her family's hog farm.  This is an important introduction as it establishes some of the cultural roots of the South that are major factors in the lives of the characters.  One such character is Bobby, whom we meet as a little boy in '70s Georgia.  A devoted Christian, he adores his mother, youth group, and sleepovers at his grandmother's house.  As we watch Bobby develop into a young man, it becomes evident to the reader that Bobby is struggling with his sexual identity and has few outlets to not only explore this area of his life, but also to inform himself.  His grandmother becomes an amazing, supportive influence in his life.  She encourages him to go to New York City because that's where she feels a creative soul can develop and prosper.