Category: Leftovers

Book Reviews, Holiday Posts, Etc. No, it’s not the indicator that it’s time for Chinese take-out! These are the posts that don’t really fit into a preset mold.

How to Improve your Pinterest Strategy

When I first started blogging, I couldn’t figure out how to hide a Pinterest pin and add a description that would show up. My posts were feeling crowded with all of my additional pins and the description seemed to disappear when I included it in the actual description box. I started adding the description to the Alt-text box until I …

The Power of Passion and Perseverance: Grit

Have you ever considered what grit really is? Our mind’s eye sees the “mastery” of others and often mistake what seems to come naturally as an innate ability, talent, or genius. The truth is there is a lot of hard work and grit behind achieving anything worthwhile. Dr. Angela Duckworth, the leading grit expert, has a long list of accolades …

Why Mother’s Day Can Be Different This Year

Does Mother’s Day fill you with dread or a sense of contentment? Years ago, I decided Mother’s Day was not one of my favorite holidays. Do I sound strange?  My husband was baffled. What’s not to love about breakfast in bed, a day off from dishes, with hugs, kisses, and gifts being showered upon you? The reality is I wanted …

||Review|| Stitch-Fix: A New Way of Shopping

Honestly, my closet was looking a little too much like a walk through Costco. Not that it was bad – it just wasn’t unique. Getting to the mall or making time for clothes shopping just wasn’t happening.  I think my husband was getting tired of the frumpy look because for Christmas got me a Stitch-Fix gift card.  When I’ve mentioned …

||Book Review|| Certain Women

I remember hearing Linda K. Burton deliver her talk about Certain Women in April of 2017. Not to be confused as a reference to a specific woman, her message rang true to women who were certain in what they knew to be true. What a fun discovery to find her talk as a beautiful hardback book. Full of bright colors …

||Book Review|| The Book of Forgiving

Years ago I was on a road trip with a friend. Long hours in the car allowed for some deep conversation. Her husband had wronged her and she had been struggling with all it entailed.  The question we spent hours discussing was: How do I forgive? Being familiar with forgiveness from the vantage point of needing it every day I …