10 Reasons “Black Panther” Is The Best Film You’ll See This Year

I had texted a friend: "I sensed from the trailer that there's gonna be something special about this movie, but I haven't seen it yet...what did you think?" Her response back was glowing: So powerful. I'll have to call you. Too much to text.  It was unbelievable.  This is such a monumental moment for our… Continue reading 10 Reasons “Black Panther” Is The Best Film You’ll See This Year


Want To See Change In Hollywood? Then You Need To Do This

I had (what I thought was) an odd reaction watching Wonder Woman when it first came out. It was during one of the the opening scenes where the Amazonian women were training for battle that I found myself getting teary eyed. Why is this happening? I wondered. There is nothing sad or heartbreaking about this scene at all, I thought. And then it hit me...


Favorite Books of 2017

  Doesn't it feel exciting when you meet a goal? I read much more in 2017 than I did in the previous year (a new baby and lack of sleep didn't leave much time for it) and for me, that's reason to celebrate. If you're looking for a new read, here's my favorite books that… Continue reading Favorite Books of 2017


Free Giveaway of “Simplify Magazine” e-Subscription

 I'm giving away a FREE e-subscription (a $20 value) to Simplify Magazine as my Christmas gift to you! To enter, head over to my Facebook page and follow the directions in the pinned post! This giveaway ends at 11:59pm on Dec. 24th and a winner will be chosen and notified on Dec. 25th! Merry Christmas… Continue reading Free Giveaway of “Simplify Magazine” e-Subscription

Culture, Encouragement, Själ (Soul)

Review: “Hope Unfolding”

I was originally going to post this in May, but after realizing that Mother's Day is just around the corner, it's posting early! I have enjoyed Becky Thompson's posts on her blog/Facebook page, so I was excited when I learned she was publishing her first book.  There's many books for women out there from a… Continue reading Review: “Hope Unfolding”

Culture, Fashion, Frugality, Simple Living

Review: “How to Look Expensive”

With many beauty books or magazine articles I usually find that most of the content isn't that relevant to me. Either the products featured are too pricey, the procedure involves the latest and greatest skin lasers or other needles/scalpels, or I'm left wondering, "I know you say it's the latest trend, but where would I wear glitter orange eyeshadow?"… Continue reading Review: “How to Look Expensive”

Culture, Simple Living

Review: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”

  The phrase "life changing" gets thrown around a lot. "This chocolate fudge is life changing!" "Try this lipstick, it's life changing!" "Eliminate carbs/fat/fun from your diet, it's life changing!" But Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up lives up to its title. It isn't your typical organizational book. Thousands of resources exist on organization and decluttering,… Continue reading Review: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”