Thursday, January 28, 2016

Book Review: Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston

Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
First and foremost I am a clutter bug when it comes down to books and paper. So I went out of my comfort zone and got a self-help book. I am not ready for an episode of hoarders so trust me it is not that bad. However it could happen one day if I do not slow down on the clutter. 

The book is written by Karen Kingston who is well known for the first publication of this book which is Amazon #1 Bestseller in Self-Help. *Whoop – Whoop*. The book breaks down on how one should go about dealing with their clutter such as why someone would hold onto something. The book helps a person step by step and the chapters are only about three – four pages long. The Feng Shui part of the book is all about auras and energies. The author even comments how her aura was purple due to having an abundance of clothing in that color. 

Now I have marked the sections I will be going back to aka the Paper clutter section. Yes a section just for me! Great book would have been a 5 out of 5 however not enough Feng Shui.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Story Excerpt: Memories

Here is one of the first stories that I've written that has grown into a novel. 

The wind whips around the group of four solemn teenagers as the pastor goes on with the ceremony. One beautiful emerald eyed, raven haired, brunette trying so hard not to break down and run away. One dirty blonde male with his jade eyes, clouding with grief and anger. A young girl with blonde locks with some dark brown streaks framing her motionless face not wanting the pain to eat away at her. The handsome dark haired, cerulean eyed boy accepting the fact or hiding himself very well from his friends. A dark brunette male with light caramel skin with hazel eyes walked away from the hidden tree hiding from his past friends. 

“Love ya Izzy” Eric whispers before walking away with his tie hung low and his converse scuffed.

The coffin lowers down into the shallow grave and the brunette girl can’t take it anymore. She runs as fast as she can into the graveyard looking for an escape but can’t find one. Finally collapsing between a statue of an angel and a mausoleum clutching herself tightly. 

“Samantha” A hoarse voice says. 

Samantha turns to see Matthew looking at her. 

“Matthew” She squeaks. 
“Samantha you have to be strong please” Matthew begged.

“I can’t Matthew, I don’t want to be, let me breakdown please” Samantha begs. Matthew sits next to her and hugs her tightly.
“Why her Matthew, why her?” Samantha questions repeatedly and weeping into Matthew. 

Matthew just smooths her hair and kiss the top of her head. “There is no reason Samantha it was time, her time, there is no explanation for this” Matthew whispers. 

His words become soothing into her like a lullaby.

The blonde male could not help it anymore tears cascade down his face, choking back the sobs, feeling himself close in. He feels a hand clutch his own and looks to his right, his mother.

“I can’t do this” He whispers. 

“Luke honey please just wait till the ceremony is done” Kelly whispers. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Book Review: Every Little Thing by Payton Cosell Turner

Every Little Thing

Rating: 3.5 /5 Stars
This adult coloring book will have people feeling like it is Throwback Thursday. This book has a 80s to 90s-esque feel and have people reminiscing about the good ol days. That is if you were born in the 80s - 90s. Despite the good memories that may come with the book it did seem to lack that modern feel I would expect from this new trend.  

Recommend for adults that love the retro feel.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year

2015 was a year of growth for myself. This year has taught me a lot about myself and the people within my life. Throughout these last twelve months my learning has doubled! Getting my degree in Creative Writing and becoming a Mother has been two of the greatest choices I made. Despite hardships that came my way it did not stop the plan I have for myself.

This year I have many writing goals that I wish to accomplish and fingers cross that I get my dream job. 2016 will be a year for changes for my family and I but it will be one for the books.

I thank God for my daughter who has changed my life and world in as little as twelve months. She may drive me crazy and love to mimic me but she is in the inspiration that I needed. My gift to everyone is to enjoy this year.

Take chances.
Go after your dreams.
Live life.