Sometimes There’s Just a Lot Going On

Hey there!

I’m sorry I don’t have a sufficient post for you right now.

I usually try to write my posts a few weeks in advance, but time just got away from me and there are some things I’m trying to sort through in my personal life as well as my writing life.

I’ll clue you in a bit more next Monday, but for now I recommend you take the time you would spend reading this post and spend it in silence.

Count the gifts you’ve experienced today and hold them in gratitude before the father.

Be blessed today.

I’ll touch base next week.


Friday Favorites: February

Check out the links and products for February! This is kind of a random assortment, but I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

1. Dragon–Breathe Owl Breathe

This is probably the weirdest song ever, but I can’t help but love it. A friend from my writer’s group recommended it and I’ve been loving this band ever since. This song is so simple, whimsical, and weird that I am absolutely smitten. Lovely little love song for your post-Valentine’s day enjoyment. Breathe Owl Breathe is a wonderful band from Michigan (woot woot!) and has many other weird and wonderful folk songs that you should check out.

2. Pomodoro Technique
This is how I’ve been writing my novel the past two months. I live by the Pomodoro technique. Ann Voskamp’s blog lead me here and I am so thankful for her recommendation. (Has there been a Friday favorite I haven’t ripped from her?) 
Basically how it works is 25 minutes of highly focused work followed by a five minute break. Repeat until your task is complete. This is now how I write, blog, and clean. Things get done and get done well without wasting a ton of time. I am in love with Pomodoro’s! Try it out and see how your productivity increases.

3. VSCOcam
I LOVE this app. My squibby ipod photos become artsy and lovely thanks to Visual Supply Co’s app. (My Instagram is a testimony to this.) It’s a free photo app that adds wonderful filters while also allowing you to adjust  exposure and contrast before even snapping a picture. Don’t believe it’s all that an a bag of chips? Search #VSCOcam on Instagram. (Real photographers know what they’re doing with this app. Their pictures are a better testament to the app than my own.)

4. Green Eyeliner
I don’t wear my make-up this thick,
but you get the idea
My latest make-up addiction? Green eyeliner. I bought a bottle for Halloween as part of a costume for Irene Adler. It was supposed to be a weird cosplay addition. But I loved it! It made my eyes look super dark brown and really brought attention to my eyes. I use Wet and Wild and only paid a little over two dollars. If you’re looking for a way to spice up a party look, I’d highly recommend trying a funky eyeliner color to complement your eyes.

5.iHOME speaker iHM60
I have a small confession: My job can be mindless at times. When things get slow, we watch Hulu while completing print orders. Thing is, the speakers on our work computer are less than adequate. I have the iHome speaker in my car and we have used this ever since. It cranks of the volume of my ipod or my laptop for sharing movies or playlists. It’s probably my favorite gadget.