13 January 2018

Using a Bullet Journal for Mental Health Care

I’ve done a few videos on mental health care and written a blog about my 2017 bullet journal. I’m a believer in the power of the bujo. I’m a convert, but a bujo isn’t for everyone. If it isn’t for you, but you need to up your mental health care game, try making the two trackers I’mma show you in this blog. They’ve been freaking amazeballs goodness when it comes to improving the quality of my life, friends.

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5 January 2018

You know, I’m back like I never left…

{posted on Facebook January 5, 2018 at 4:49 pm}

Hello, friends! This Facebook page has been unpublished for a couple of months, so it’s been a minute since we’ve connected. I’ve missed you! If you see me in your newsfeed, let me know and be sure to tell me how you’ve been! 
Updates from Lil’ Nashvegas:
I didn’t pitch any hissy fits (in public) over the holidays. My hair grew out some more and I dyed it red again, ’cause eff that gray and silver bidness. I’m not ready to embrace it. My mister still snores. I wear earbuds now, so I won’t kill him in his sleep. I’m still all in with the DIY projects. I haven’t lost any fingers to the chainsaw, but I do have an impressive red splotch on my right boob on accounta handheld sanders can get away from you.
Still writing a book. Still all up in the Ancestry Dot Time Suck. Do y’all remember Noble, my 2nd great grandfather? I spoke with his daughter, my great aunt, on the phone recently! Another great aunt reached out to me through Ancestry and it’s been absolutely beautiful. If y’all are interested, I’ll share some photos after while.
I didn’t get a baby goat for Christmas. My mister gave me a motherflippin’ Jeep. I’ve named the Jeep Baby Goat.
Again, I’ve missed you. Check in here and give me some updates! I’m so, so, SO happy to be back.
Much love and peace, B.
PS
We went to Universal Studios over the Christmas break. Extreme Peopleing with zero panic attacks! I employed those strategies and managed without medication. Here’s a photo of me in Harry Potter World. I’m drinking warm butterbeer. I have lipstick on my teeth, ’cause you can’t take me anywhere.

 

2 November 2017

Goodbye, social media! Hello, life!

Dear friends,

I’m taking a huge leap of faith and deleting all social media platforms associated with my work. Without drama or fanfare, without a full understanding or explanation of why, I’m letting go. Some writer friends will call me mad, because I’m abandoning platforms I’ve spent years building. A ton of thought has gone into this decision. I’m not abandoning you or my words.

If you want to keep reading my work or if you’d like to connect with me, you can do so here on my website. If you pre-ordered my novel, I have your information stored and you’ll receive a copy when it’s ready. Thank you for believing in me! While I’m no longer accepting pre-orders, you are welcome to stop by my store to purchase my book, 100 Days of Goodness.

I’m excited to see what will happen in my life when no one is watching, when I’m not obsessively checking in in order to check out. I wonder what impact this will have on my life, relationships, and writing. If I ever return to social media, I truly hope we’ll reconnect there. I wish y’all the very best and hope you’ll check back here to read my words.

Much love, B.

 

15 September 2017

Lipsense: The Review!

My friend, Tiffany, is da bomb. No seriously. She is. Remember that time I taught a theatre camp? She’s the reason I did that. So, when Tiffany fell in love with LipSense, I took notice. She posted on social media about it like she’d met the love of her makeup life.

Now, I get why.

Teadra Mitchell, one of my readers and an all around fun chick, contacted me in August and asked if I’d give Lipsense a try. Remembering Tiffany’s response to it, I immediately said yes. I’m not good with choosing colors, so I left that up to Teadra. The color she sent was perfect. It’s an outstanding red called Fly Girl. Very me.

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13 August 2017

Out of the Darkness with Tara

Tara and I met five years ago, but we knew one another long before that. We knew one another on a soul level. You know what I mean? People exist in the world who are your soul friends. Eventually, you’ll meet them face to face. The whole time, you’re souls are already connected. Right after I met Tara, I moved about three and a half hours away. Didn’t matter. Not one little bit. Tara was in my life and that was that. Soul friends don’t drift apart.

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1 August 2017

Back to School Eve

When you live in a small town, you best haul your behind to the store as soon as that school supply list is released. If you wait until the day before school starts (like some crazy mamas do), you’ll be standing in a ransacked Dollar General at nine o’clock at night, looking at a wasteland where crayons and markers once roamed free. You didn’t buy this crap last week when you were in the next town over. The next town over is where the streets are paved in pretty composition notebooks and pink highlighters…

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18 July 2017

Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

I’m pretty picky when it comes to my chicken salad. I ask what’s in it before I order it at restaurants and you’ll never see me buying any of that premade crapola from a store. I’m always willing to try someone else’s recipe, but (not to go telling tales out of school) I like my chicken salad best. I have a secret ingredient that gives my recipe a little kick.  I betcha can’t guess what it is!

{I first published this recipe in 2013 on my old website. I had to bring it back on accounta I love it so!}

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13 July 2017

Blackberry Dump Cake

I generally don’t want to eat anything with the word “dump” in the name. That’s all kinds of gross and no. I’ll make an exception for this easy peasy cake featuring blackberries.

I love, love, love blackberries. The picking season brings back some of my happiest childhood memories. Although a wild blackberry bush grows at the very edge of my property, on the other side of the fence as you enter the woods, I purchase blackberries when they’re in season. That one bush doesn’t yield enough berries for the year.

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8 July 2017

Basil Pesto Hummus

My family calls hummus “bean dip.” Roasted red pepper hummus is red bean dip. Basil pesto hummus is green bean dip. I know. Bless. Whatever they call it, hummus is a favorite here. We snack on it with pita chips and make fantastic sandwiches and roll-ups. Spread some on top of grilled chicken and you’ve got yourself some yummlies.

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