Book Review: Your Own Beautiful by Chelsea Crockett

IYOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL: ADVICE AND INSPIRATION FROM CHELSEA CROCKETT Inspired by Chelsea Crockett’s popular YouTube channel, Your Own Beautiful is a life, faith, and beauty guide, filled with her trademark tips on makeup and style alongside full-color photos, how-tos, and more to help young women with all the big issues they face—from self-confidence and friendship to following your dreams. With her signature grace and wit, Chelsea tackles tough questions through…

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Saturday Confession: I’ve Ghosted Before

I try as a mom and mentor of sorts to stay on top of the latest terms, crazes and technology. Not to be the cool middle aged lady, but to know what’s out there trying to harm my kids and children I care about. I’d love to say I always know the latest, but often I’m still behind the times. Like when I heard the term “ghosted.” It was in…

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Saturday Confession: I’m Glad I Listened

I was new to town, new to the state. My dad had recently passed away, our daughter nearly passed away but was chronically ill. My husband had a new job, our son, a new school. I sat in the Sunday School class and fought the tears. Everyone knew each other. You could tell there were thick bonds that I was so broken, I didn’t think my shattered self could mess…

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Saturday Confession: What I Learned from Dr. Frasier Crane

Ah,  the stomach bug. Are there any positives to heaving hours on end? Weight loss, temporary in most cases. And a lot of TV. I had the bug a couple weeks ago and besides a Friends marathon, I also was up during the wee hours while the rest of the house slept in good health. I realized Frasier was on, so in between my reason for being awake, I watched…

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2012 Reviewed Fiction Book of the Year

Julie Arduini’s 2012 Reviewed Fiction Book of the Year It’s that time of year again! I take a few days to let you know what my favorite reads of 2012 were. For fiction and non fiction, I choose from the books I reviewed. For my Kindle read, that comes from the free read (at the time of my purchase) that may or may not have been published in the year…

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