Books, Lists, Writing

My Barnes & Noble Book Haul

One of my favorite shops to visit is the bookstore. It is super easy to get lost inside the scenery of shelves and words. It is nearly unbelievable how many different stories surround all at once. Recently, I went to my nearest Barnes & Noble in seek of new authors and stories. Thankfully, I had… Continue reading My Barnes & Noble Book Haul

Art, Creative Writing, Decorating, Design

Summer Color Schemes & Mood Boards

Summer is packed to the sweltering seams of vibrance and energy. The sun blazes fully and the color that surrounds never ceases to exist. The sunsets stretch further and the ocean waves glow in a special turquoise. Light just seems to shimmer anywhere and everywhere. In celebration, I created color schemes and mood boards to… Continue reading Summer Color Schemes & Mood Boards

Creative Writing, Music, Writing

Use Songs To Help Name Book Characters

Songs are known for hiding meaning within lyrics. Meaning can be interpreted through word-play, emotion, descriptive language, metaphors, similes, and more. But music can also feature something extra, becoming a resource for writers when it comes time to name book characters. Think about the types of music you have been listening to recently. Some songs… Continue reading Use Songs To Help Name Book Characters

Lists, Literature, Writing

Hire Your Character For These Job Positions Today

Before people apply for a job, they often think long and hard about how this job will impact them positively, what can be offered, and what will be learned. When considering job placement for your book characters, is the hiring process done hastily or skillfully? Pursuing a new job can be intimidating, but landing an… Continue reading Hire Your Character For These Job Positions Today

Baking, Creative Writing, Food, Writing

Ways To Celebrate National Blueberry Month

July flickers in fireflies and glows in fireworks. July is also known for sizzling barbecues. National Ice Cream Month also takes place this month, along with National Blueberry Month. Two days ago, I shared a list of fun ways to celebrate ice cream. Now, I am sharing ways to celebrate blueberries throughout the month of… Continue reading Ways To Celebrate National Blueberry Month

Creative Writing, Lists, Writing

Ways To Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

If you have not yet heard, July is National Ice Cream Month. With a dessert as delicious as this one, it surely deserves 31 days dedicated to it. If you are like me, you can eat ice cream no matter the weather or season. But munching on this treat is even better when the sun… Continue reading Ways To Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

A July Poem: Fireworks

Eyes can't be stained purpleOr form weeping willow fantasies.Eyes can't fizzAnd gently rock the worldInto happy stomach quakes. Eyes can't light up the sky'sDarkened kaleidoscope.Eyes can't burst above city scapesAnd flourish into colorful bombs. Fireworks. Liftoff,Then explosion.The wide gazeFollowed by a blink.There, then not.Attention absorbed,Illuminated focus. Fireworks.

Photography, Travel, Writing

The Many Magical Window Displays At Harry Potter World

At Harry Potter World in Orlando, Florida, there are many hidden gems and photo-worthy scenes that are too good to pass up. From this silly sculpture outside the pet store (above) to all of the store fronts. The scenes and imagery inside the store fronts at Harry Potter World are artful and full of magical… Continue reading The Many Magical Window Displays At Harry Potter World

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Summer Inspired Poetry Prompts

Summer is like a packaged deal for writers. We earn warm weather and heaps of inspiration as we grab notebooks and pencils to return outside. We are finally able to write beneath sunshine skies, using the words that have been tucked inside our minds since winter. For me, I write some of my best material… Continue reading Summer Inspired Poetry Prompts

Art, Creative Writing, Writing

What It Is Like To Live With Synesthesia

I have synesthesia. This condition is not a disease, but rather a phenomenon in which gives me another sense to interact with the world around me. I have always been in tune with my surroundings, feelings, and emotions. With synesthesia, this stimulation causes my relationship with colors, words, numbers, and more to strengthen. There are… Continue reading What It Is Like To Live With Synesthesia