Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Book Review: When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

Rating: 5/5 Stars

I think I am just a sucker for any children’s book. The illustration and story lines are so beautiful and simplistic. This is something we lose as we get older and we grow a bit pessimistic. As usual I received a book to grow Emmy’s book list and I am glad it was this one. The book has a sweet rhyming scheme and colorful illustrations. Emmy instantly went wow and started pointing all the animals, colors and the protagonist. My daughter is mixed thanks to her father and I, Puerto Rican, Chinese, Dominican and West Indian. So for her to recognize herself in a character made my heart swell. Additionally, the story had such a inspiring message that God made the protagonist out of  his image and love. She is destined for greatness and by being a good kind person is all the world needs. It is a great story overall and everyone should buy it for their child.

I recommend this book for all ages, but great for children 3+

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Story Excerpt: Untitled

Here is a story idea I got during class! It's completely unedited and random. 


I ran down the marble steps with the tulle filled in my palms. My breathe hitched with every clack of my heels. Wound chocolate curls masked with hairspray smacked my face during my haste escape. White silk mudded with dirt when I couldn't grip anymore. Orchids trailed behind me and I reached the car. The door thruster open and I collected myself into the vehicle.


Surprised at my voice and attitude he widen his eyes.

“Mac, you sure?”

Was I sure that I was leaving? Yes. I fidgeted with the rose gold band on my left hand. He noticed and grabbed my hand. 

“Mac, it's your wedding day”

“I know”

Runaway brides were common. They got cold feet and knew that they were making a mistake. However I probably should have left before the ceremony not after. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Journal: Peter Pauper Press

Peter Pauper Press

Peter Pauper Press a company that started in 1928 has become one of the fastest growing companies with their intricate designs and paper work. They originally started with publishing novels and as the decades rolled by they expanded their business. 

One thing I love about this company is the creations of their stationery and journals. I realized I have about ten journals from their company yesterday and it inspired my post. Usually when I buy a journal I have three criteria. The cover art, page look, and bonus features. (These is either elastic to hold journal closed on inserted flap in the back). The smaller journals tend to be for inner most thoughts and the larger ones have yet to have a true purpose but they are gorgeous. Most journals range anywhere from $8.99 to about $15.99 depending on size and style. 

I recommend these journals for anyone who loves a small journal to carry with for notes or simple thoughts!
Smaller Journals - A4 Size
Medium Journals

Peter Pauper Press recognized on the spine for their PP logo

Entire Peter Pauper Press Collection