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Lady Gaga's New Music Video

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I wasn't too sure about "Perfect Illusion" the first time I heard it, but it is one of those records that grows on you. The music video is flashy and unique, but this is one of the more down-to-earth songs that Gaga has produced. The video is also just that. You actually feel like she is a real person while listening to the song and seeing Gaga driving down the road in her car, mouthing the lyrics in the vid. Keeping in Gaga's usual style, it is also a very sexy video, showing lots of legs and ass! :o

Winter is Coming: Writing Through the Winter Blues and Preparation

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That time is near, when the days grow shorter and a chill comes in the air. You know it and I know it, summer  trips to the cabin, your hand stretched through the open window, and that feeling of beach sand in your sandals can't last forever.

Writing is already a solitary thing and that alone can make it sometimes depressing. But what will happen now when you aren't able to take your nice long sunny walks, a needed reprieve from the writing desk, and a gloomy blue sky is all you can see outside your window?

Simple, don't get too worried. It's all a matter of looking at things differently and preparing yourself ahead of time for this sweater-wearing time. First thing first, make sure you are always comfortable. Find your favorite, most snuggly blankets and comforters, or at least invest in them $$$.

Something else that delights me in the winter is sitting by a nice set of scented candles. Indeed it's hard missing the aromas of the natural flowers planted in your …

Quote of the Day

"Work harder now, more time to rest later."

Book Review Time: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Reading the words written from J.K Rowling's pen is a truly magical experience. Her language coils and flares like a beautiful plant that wildly twist around every which way. Harry, in his second year at Hogwarts, must find out who is behind very mysterious and dark occurrences. And he must do so fast; the life of his friends are at stake! Desperate along with Harry to unbury the truth in all the madness that is taking place, you are taken on rides over England in a car that soon lands in a very angry, flailing tree, and into the Forbidden Forest where you meet spiders as big as houses. The questions at hand are 1) Where is the chamber of secrets? 2) Who is opening it? And 3) What monster lurks inside? Brave and determined to set things right again, Harry follows a sketchy trail of clues and past secrets to save his friends and put an end to the reign of terror.  4/5 stars.

Morning Routine

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Good morning! Hope you are having a wonderful day so far. Mornings are definitely my favorite part of the day. I feel rejuvenated and in touch with God, especially when it is still silent and a little dark outside. I wake usually anywhere from 6 AM to 7:30 AM. I usually go to the washroom first thing and take a gulp from my water bottle that I always keep near my bed. Next I lay in bed for another 10-30 minutes, stretching and reflecting on what I am going to do that day.

When I get upstairs it is coffee time. I usually go through about 3 cups of these babies throughout my day but my first cup is when I get upstairs and pull the curtains. It takes about an hour after waking for me to start feeling hungry so I sit and enjoy my coffee and go on social media, typically instagramming about 3 photos during this time. When I am hungry I turn to pancakes, fruit, especially bananas, or a peanut butter and jam sandwich. I love cereal and I know it is a staple breakfast but since the milk rele…

2nd quote of the day!

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Book Review Time: Kim: Empty Inside: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager

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Kim: Empty Inside: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager really fits its name because it was, well, EMPTY INSIDE. Instead of ravishing details and an insight into ED like I had hoped, it came up short with FLAT FLAT FLAT characters (and this is how Kim speaks) and minimalist descriptions of an obviously made-up diary of a teenage girl battling an eating disorder. It was very slow.... I'm talking SNAIL PACE. In fact I was 80% through my e-book version of it (and I had to look) when it started mentioning the seriousness of her condition, hospital runs, etc. The most horrible fact: it was ALL TELL and no showing and only the help of coffee and by the grace of God was I capable of getting through this snooze-fest. This is my absolute LAST time reading a book written in journal entry style. Lesson learned. Thank you coffee!


2/5 stars.

Quote of the day!

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And I love the sheer creepiness of this art too!

I Quit Smoking

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I'm deciding after three years of my wild love affair with king-sized Belmonts that I've just had enough. It isn't doing anything for me or the people around me. Actually it caused my bad heartburn and aggressive coughing. But it was unbelievably hard to quit. I just love popping out one of these buddies when I'm stressed, bored, or hungry (yes I tried to use it to lose weight). Ultimately I knew it was one of the deadliest habits you can have. So instead I now replace it with nicotine gum, green tea, meditating, reading, and having nice long walks.

Living With Depression

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Writing is my life and it is soooo therapeutic for me, but some days are very gloomy. I was diagnosed with bipolar-depression and anxiety in 2010. I always felt something was wrong while in high school, and I can remember reading Elizabeth Wurtzel's book Prozac Nation, and how it changed my life. I was like THIS IS ME. I feel this way! Granted, the depressive side of my disorder wasn't that horrible in high school, as I think the routine and distractions really worked for me. But I was always painfully anxious. I wasn't even shy. Just anxious and paranoid about what people thought of me and about everything I could think of. After high school, however, when I had just turned 18, things took a turn for the worse. My moods brought me on a roller coaster ride from hell, there were constant fights with my parents, and I just couldn't keep friends anymore. I even ran away from them. Literally, I would turn and run the other way if I saw them when I was out in public. And I…

Editorial Review of Something (Wisteria 1)

I was so happy to see all of feedback that my proofreaders and two awesome editors had for me. Here is one review, by my amazing proofreader and friend, Kathlean, that I am in love with and that really explains what the book is about and some of the inspiration behind it: (#horrorfanforlife)


Something (Wisteria 1) is a New Adult fiction novel in the horror, fantasy, and mystery genres. It takes dark humor, good writing, and frightening and controversial subject matter to give a unique twist on its chosen categories. The nail-biting idea of a curse being spread by reading a book will make readers feel a part of the story, and more connected to the diverse and interesting characters, including a young woman diving head-first into the adult industry and a wholesome mamma's boy named Nathan Silva. I found it to be a very exciting concept that is reminiscent of the 2012 popular American horror film, The Ring. Aubrey Golding, who is at the center of this story, is a self-harmer who fanta…

Comforting Bible Verses

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"All things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope." --Romans 15:4

"Do not be anxious over anything, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers." --Philippians 4:6, 7


Lady Gaga Is Back!

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Promoting her new single "Perfect Illusion" and possibly the release of a brand new long-awaited album Lady Gaga turns head is super sexy cropped shorts for four days straight. She looks to be slimmer and toned up, and she is absolutely glowing! Check out the vid of Gaga proudly flaunting her stuff before the flashing cameras here.

Decluttering and Reorganizing That Crazy Room

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Things happen out of plan all the time. That is how life is but I am guilty of adding more disorganization to my life than necessary. Are you as well? I can’t keep my room clean or my notes in check no matter how hard I try. Is there a way to fix this? I need to make a change because it has gotten to the point where I misplace virtually everything. Then there is the notebook problem. I have like hundreds of notebooks, and they were each bought to serve a purpose but now I don’t know which has what info and I keep mixing them up!Desperate I searched the web for some tips that are easy enough to implement and get going right away! 1) spend 30 minutes each week decluttering and reorganising your room. 2) Use a recycling bin or bag to throw away things that you will no longer need 3) Label each notebook 4) You can use sticky notes as a way to write quick reminders for various things, place them on your wall, and then later add them to the proper notebook! 5) You can donate items you no lo…

Love this adorable art!

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Omg I wonder whoooo is the artist!

Trisha Paytas's New Song

I just got through with watching the music video for Trisha Paytas's new song titled "Showtime." Her voice isn't the best and while it is smothered in auto-tune the song's melody and lyrics, and overall message does pull at one's heart string. If you have a soul! People seemed so wrapped up lately in loving to hate on this blond bombshell but seeing this music video and hearing the song, all I can see is a girl who is genuinely in love, in fear of losing that love, and just wants to make a life for herself. Isn't that what everyone wants? Hers, unfortunately, is just on YouTube. I would hashtag this song #thedownsideoffame. It is so true isn't it? And it is not like Trisha is on any A list, but look where her semi fame found her. I at least hope that she is happy with the remaining and new fans she makes, like myself, who gets her, and with the success she has found even on a risky platform.

Quote of the day and Goodnight!

“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” - Dan Pearce

xox

Everyone goes through hard times at some point. Life isn't easy. Just something to think about. Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the three hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and help me? Sometimes just because a person... looks happy, you have to look past their smile to see how much pain they may be in. To all my friends who are going through some issues right now--let's start an intention avalanche. We all need positive energy right now. If I don't see your name, I'll understand. May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all of those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just needs t…

Writing is A Binge and Purge Operation (Being Literary-Bulimic Makes You A Good writer)

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A bit high right now *.* and this little bit of understanding just popped in my head making me go WOW I haaaaave to blog on this even if it is like gonna take me really long because I am BLASTED.

Of course one of the most repeated writing tips they give you is to read, read, read, and then read some more. Well this is totally true. However--and this is very bad--I find that a lot of people who aspire to be writers don't actually read. Some of these people are my friends (SORRY GUYS) but I am guessing that they can be found in the greater population too. Sometimes I even find myself slacking in the reading department. I blame this on my depression and *coughs* simple laziness. Yes :( I said it! I am lazy! (TRULY working on it currently via everything from hypnotherapy apps to the FOR DUMMIES books.)

Anyway, this is just BAD bad stuff. If you want to be a good writer then you must be a "good" reader. You don't have to be crazy and read, like, 1 book every hour like Miss…

Queen Lana Del Rey

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Even Grammy awards-winning singer Adele adores her! Her voice is like a sultry, dark, seductive dream and her lyrics are captivating. Of course you know Lana Del Rey, my faaaaav singer, and if you haven't yet heard of her check her out here. I listen to her Honeymoon album practically everyday and have her posters on my bedroom wall. When I think of her I see roses, cigarettes, and California. She will be playing live Saturday October 1st, 2016 with Kings of Leon, CHVRCHES, and three others, in Mexico.



Settling Down With Some Afternoon Tea

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It is that time of day. You just feel like a nice cup of tea and a good book. Last night I literally couldn't stop eating. So I decided I was going to make up on it by binging today only on the good stuff. Water and tea (and perhaps I'll sneak in some chicken nuggets.) No seriously I really need to lose weight. Thinking about working out afterward with YouTube videos.

Anyway, the tea I am drinking today is Tazo's Awake English Breakfast. It is sooooo tasty and soothing. And I am gonna catch up on Beatrice Spark's Kim: Empty Inside: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager. It's going good so far :)

2nd Quote of The Day

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A guy should be measured by one thing--how he makes you feel.
lol took it from the car commercial

Quote of the Day

You can make it work or get to work.

The Vile Creature That is Bethenny Frankel

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Once again Bethenny Frankel shows her true colors, lashing out at Luann De Lesseps in the most hurtful ways one can think of. This woman use to be one of my favorite Real Housewives but sad to say that this is no more the case. It absolutely disgusts me, the things that flies out of this woman's mouth and all the unnecessary, completely unwarranted attacks she slams Luann with. If you guys are watching you already know she had called Luann everything in the book from a slut, to a whore, just to name a few of her verbal assaults. The list is so great and it is so late I can't even bother to bring them all up. Just looking at this woman gives me an anxiety attack. You can tell she isn't enjoying life, other than the occasions she gets to tear people down. This monster lost it again completely when De Lesseps called her out on sleeping with a married man (just to defend herself after Bethenny's countless low-blow attacks). And what did the horrible woman say? Well she sh…