• MISC

    The Dazzling Blogger Award

    This is a first for me and exciting to say the least! Mind. Beauty. Simplicity nominated me for The Dazzling Blogger Award… a very big shout out and thank you to her! Be sure to give her a follow. Onto the rules now… Rules: 1. Thank the person who nominated you for The Dazzling Blogger Award. 2. Link back to the original blog post. 3. Answer the seven questions that they asked in their blog post. 4. Make up seven new questions. 5. Nominate seven more people for The Dazzling Blogger Award, who you think exemplifies excellent blogging skills. How is your blogging journey going so far? I have been blogging…

  • MISC

    How Many Followers Is Enough

    Shout out to Joey Thurman for inspiring this post! Great all around person and fitness guru. Be sure to give him a follow! Many people struggle with getting a large fan following, whether it be on your blog, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Some feel that if an account doesn’t have at least 10,000 followers then it isn’t a good account. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. The truth is that there are many amazing accounts out there will a small fan base. Those with a small fan base haven’t reached “celebrity status” but have a lot of loyal followers. My Instagram account has close to 400 people following with some…

  • Books

    July Unplugged Unboxing

    It finally came! After impatiently waiting for my first Unplugged Book Box it has finally arrived. I was so excited to find the official Unplugged Book Box delivery! Unplugged Book Box’s July theme is Fearless. It includes two books and seven usable items. Unfortunately, a couple items won’t be pictured. Specifically the Lord of the Rings themed lemon squeezer because my Mother took claim to it right away! Psst! An unboxing video is available on Instagram. Letters from the authors! Letters from the authors of the included books in the box was a surprise, especially since Jennifer Estep was one of the authors. I did an author interview with her…

  • Movies & TV

    Don’t Go Into the Water

    Don’t go into the water starting tomorrow! Shark week is here! Discovery Channel’s ever popular Shark Week begins July 11th, 2021. It’s only here once a year so be sure you don’t miss out! This year marks 33 years for the shark infested event. This year you can find Shark Week on Discovery+, Discovery’s streaming channel, as well. Shark Week is getting started this year with a special hosted by Robert Irwin, Steve Irwin’s son. Talk about a surprise! Shark behaviors that have never been seen on camera before will be a part of this year’s lineup as well. For the full lineup of shows and movies check out Discovery.com.…

  • Books

    Enchanted Waters Book Tour

    Let the magic of the sea begin! The Enchanted Waters book tour has officially begun! At 380 pages long there is a wide array of authors and stories. There is something to satisfy most kelpies and selkies alike. Let your mer-fin guide you through these underwater adventures. The following stories can be found in Enchanted Waters… Daughter of the Selkie King – Lyndsey Hall Merrily Merrily – Jennifer Kropf The Kelpie of Loch Linnhe – Alice Ivinya The Bridge – Ben Lang Kiss the Frog – Sky Sommers Sea Ghost of the Isle – N.D.T. Casale The Naiad’s Curse – Astrid V.J. The Arctic Mermaid – N.D.T. Casale Heartless Melody…

  • Movies & TV

    My Top Five International Picks On Netflix

    Some people hate reading subtitles during movies or shows. Personally speaking, I don’t mind reading subtitles as long as it isn’t all of the time. You definitely have to be in the mood to watch a movie or show while reading subtitles. Netflix has a vast array of international shows and movies to choose from. Listed below are my top five favorites found on Netflix. “Audience can live without a movie but a movie cannot live without an audience.” Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words Cinderella and the Four Knights Eun Ha-won is a bright high school senior who dreams of becoming a teacher. Unfortunately, she loses her mother in a…

  • MISC

    St. John the Baptist Drainage Side Effect

    St. John the Baptist parish is working on creating better drainage due to flooding issues. Lately flooding has been taking place with typical Louisiana rain storms as opposed to Hurricane weather, which is experienced constantly in the deep southern states. According to an article on sjbparish.gov, weather permitting, the drainage project should have a timeline of 4 to 6 months from start to finish (source).  There is an issue, however, that is concerning quite a few residents. As heavy machinery withdraws dirt and debris from the canals the dirt is spilling into many backyards. The dirt is dumped on the ground behind multiple backyards, creating a mountain of mud that…

  • Books

    Healing the Orphaned Heart (ARC)

    Spoiler Free Review Book ruts are one of the worst things for a bookworm, which is exactly what I have been in… yet again. Until now. I received an ARC of Healing the Orphaned Heart by Rebecca Lange. It is set to be released June 4th, 2021. Be sure to grab a copy on Amazon! Have you ever read a book that was like taking a step back in time yet felt like you were living it in present time? That is exactly what Healing the Orphaned Heart delivers. Rebecca Lange writes beautifully. Amongst her words are hidden gems of lessons taught and lessons learned. Many might disagree with me…

  • Books,  Health & Fitness

    Making Time As a Bookworm

    A while back there were quite a few people in the reading community asking other readers (otherwise known as bookworms) how they make time for reading. Amongst that was also the topic of self care and social media burnout. Before adulting happens (unfortunately it does happen!) the life of a bookworm is filled with libraries, bookstores, book clubs, etc. No matter how hectic your schedule is there is always a way to make time for reading as well. Not to mention being able to read for 12 hours straight or longer! Bathroom and meal breaks are allowed, of course. Let’s not forget parents having too much concern about too much…

  • MISC,  Movies & TV

    Preakness Surprise

    This is the first year that I actually paid attention to the Kentucky Derby, etc. and placed bets. The first round didn’t work out so well for me. The second round almost ended well. I bet on Rombauer. Seeing him speed past Midnight Bourbon and Medina Spirit was a thrill and threw me out of my seat when he was so far behind! I’m so happy for Rombauer but my bet on Rombauer was an exacta box bet, which means it didn’t work out for me winning anything. Epic fail! Up next is Belmont. We are about 3 weeks away from the final race(s) of this once a year event.…