Somewhere in the Middle (Taken from In the Beginning)

Impressions & Expressions

Ahhhh teen years..preteen years, they are both marvelous, pathetic, exciting, adventurous, heartbreaking GAHH, so many ways to describe it!! 

Now my teenage years, much like my sisters, were solitary, restricted, and many times adult-like years instead. I was limited to the amount of time I could talk on the phone, typically 10 minutes a day. Not per person just 10, on a good day 15. I wasn’t social after school hours. I was picked up and taken home to clean the house, feed our animals, and cook for my parents. Now I didn’t mind these chores, but not once when I was a teen did I ever get to go see a movie with a friend or spend the night. Not even on weekends. I was isolated and alone. If i tried talking to my dad about it he got upset and claimed I didn’t want to be around my…

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Alleyway Day: Good Things on Small Streets

Mary in Manhattan

Sometimes I make reservations at restaurants I think I’ll like WAYYYYYY in advance so I have surprise plans. So a couple weekends ago I got a notification from Open Table – I had a reservation for brunch at Freemans on the Lower East Side for six. HOW NICE.

So I grabbed five interesting people to see if they’d like to attend an alley-themed day.

See, Freemans is in a silly little alley. As is the smallest museum in New York City. I decided that was enough for a theme.

alleyway day

Freemans is incredibly “New York.” We had to locate Freemans Alley on a map, ’cause none of us had seen it before. (And by a map, I mean Google Maps. Because no one uses maps.) Then, we proceeded to find the alley, and therefore, the restaurant.


It was seriously cute. You walk up to this sky blue door with greenery and hanging…

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The Beginning….Not the End…

Impressions & Expressions

I did In the BeginningIn the Middle, More about the Middle, so there should be an In the End, right? But it isn’t the end so it didn’t seem appropriate. I am just beginning. I am still beginning my career I am still beginning my dreams. It is just the start of my life and it’s getting better and better. So let’s say its the beginning 🙂

Okay so I left the home and everything with no car, no money (I might have had roughly 1k in my savings) , no phone, just a few bags full of clothes and hair products. Whooppee. Oh and my stuffed bear, Puffy. I couldnt leave him in a time like this! I felt lost, alone, and very frightened. Sure, I was free from them but if this was the feelings of freedom…it was not what I was expecting.

I continued…

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By the Mighty Mumford


(Or…Musical Offices)

Where did they go this week,

If information you seek…

They’ve moved upstairs

Having different airs,

While the old rooms are cleaned til they squeak.

The answer to more and more change

Is the building is rearranged…

To a new master plan

So more people can

Work the executive range.

Support staff centered here

Will make company messages clear…

Advanced troubleshooting

Advantageously routing,

Product so customers cheer.

–Jonathan Caswell

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My power

Buried Thoughts

Writing used to be my strength, my comfort. A place I could always come to and feel at home and at peace. But now I question how much I truly need this outlet. I wonder if it’s simply something I thought I needed, just because writing has always been a listener I can count on–always. A silent listener. I don’t believe it’s necessary anymore, but I’ll forever know I can come here, to this spotless moment of fulfillment. A portion of time when my pain matters, my happiness matters… when I matter.

Lately I’ve been trying to set myself up for success instead of victimizing myself and letting the world bully me. I’m beginning to realize how much power I really have over my life, and also over what affects my life. I have the power to love myself, even when others are criticizing me–especially when others are criticizing…

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Tulle Skirts

Glam Meets Girl

You may have spotted the most recent recent trend that is midi skirts however it’s now time to go one step further – lets talk about tulle. Now I know your probably thinking.,..tulle skirts are just another term for tutu, and there’s no way you’re wearing one. But, bear with me because you might be missing out.

Now it’s not easy to pull off the ballerina look outside of a performance of Swan Lake, but a tulle skirt can provide the same femininity in your wardrobe without resorting to a full-on tutu. In my opinion the tulle works best in pastels colours providing simple yet elegant outfits that you can make it work as part of your own style.

These skirts are generally seen in a chic, romantic and casual style. They are just so flirty and fun, and I love seeing them worn with a casual t-shirt and a leather moto jacket for a twist…

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Why This $1 Product Has Officially Replaced My Shampoo

You swap your shampoo for the dynamic duo of baking soda and apple cider vinegar andsupposedly your hair literally thanks you.



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Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy using products that are natural and have stood the test of time.  I find this in both apple cider vinegar and honey.

These products have been around for centuries and have been used successfully to remedy a host of medical conditions.

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How To Fight Colds And The Flu With Baking Soda

In his “Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses,” distributed in 1924, Dr. Volney S. Cheney relates his clinical triumphs with sodium bicarbonate in treating colds and influenza cases:

The most effective method to Fight Colds and The Flu with Baking Soda

In 1922, people were aware of this cheap approach to dodge colds and influenza yet it has been overlooked by our present day society.

The strategy is simple and safe. The only thing you need to do is to break down the proposed measure of baking soda in a glass of cool water and drink it. This is the strategy archived by the Arm & Hammer Company for colds and flu in 1925.

Day one: Take an aggregate of six dosages of half a teaspoon of baking soda in one mug of water. Take it every two hours.

Day two: Take an aggregate of six dosages of half a teaspoon of baking soda in one mug of water. Take it every two hours.

Day three:  Take just two dosages — one in the morning and the other one at night.

Keep taking one dosage in the morning until your sickness is gone.


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