The Innovative Fashion Beauty Fix

Ok, I've been on the look out for bold stated lipstick. I love blue and green but finding lipstick in these colours has almost become a chore. So I'm fed up. Years ago I brought a pack of Crayola Crayons for multi-purpose use and recently brought them back out from where it was hidden to give to my son for play. So today it popped to my mind that I can use these crayons to create fabulous lipsticks. I started out with purple but will update later with other colours.Yes all sorts of colours to also mix! Wild and free :D ...more

Sometimes You Need to Disengage from Social Media

One of the interesting symptoms of online myopia is the gradual disregard for many real world experiences in pursuit of online validation. It became easy to downgrade the great service I was doing in real life, and instead focus on all the online “goals” I had yet to attain. (I use the word goals loosely here because there wasn’t any real aim besides generally feeling like I was “enough” online.) To those who do not spend most of their days online and supporting themselves in this manner, this might seem downright crazy. ...more
I find that I frequently have to take breaks from social media.  While I don't work online, it ...more

Grandmother Power Blogging Campaign: Interview Gram

Yesterday, I came across Britt Bravo's terrific post, Celebrating Grandmother Power: Interview with my Gram, her offering for the The Grandmother Power Blogging Campaign, a collaborative blogging effort (May 7-14) about how grandmothers are changing the world....more

Infant Solitary Confinement is bad, mmkay?

For the first time in ages, I have time to sit and read. Read blogs, news sites, Facebook, etc. etc.  It is glorious. Informative. Thought-provoking. And sometimes, angry-making.Read the rest here. ...more

What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains and How to Use it to our Advantage

Most people in the world today are on the internet.  Do you remember  when you were a child, and your parents would tell you not to watch too much  television, and to read.  How about how many times they said to move back  from the television because you were sitting too close?  What is it with us  that we truly believe, or avoid to acknowledge, that it is ok to spend countless  hours online watching videos or reading articles that do not benefit our  lives?...more

Like Farming is Turning Us All into Facebook Spammers

Some of my best friends are spammers. They don't hunch over computers in darkened rooms, far away from the reach of US authorities. They're just like you and me... well... maybe not like me since I don't spam people, but they're just like you, going on Starbucks runs and taking the dog to the dog park and making dinner for someone at their church and hitting like on Facebook because they do have a daughter and they do love her so, and that's what the Facebook status told her to do. Yes, everyone who hits like on those Facebook status updates asking you to prove that you hate cancer or to type a certain word in the comment section and see what amazing thing will happen when you do are spammers. ...more
It's made me almost quit Facebook- I've begged and pleaded and tried to educate- next step is ...more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME.....

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME.... DONOT WORRY FOR THE UNIVERSE WULL ALWAYS PUT THE RIGHT PEOPLE ON YOUR LIFEPATHS, FOR YOU TO LEARN FROM.. DURING OUR LIVES, SO MANY PEOPLE FLOAT IN AND OUT OF OUR LIFE PATHS..... THIS IS ALL ORHESTRATED BY THE UNIVERSE, AND MEANT TO BE A SET OF LESSONS, CHALLENGES IN OUR LIVES.... EACH PERSON THAT WE MEET BRINGS TO THE TABLE A SET OF THINGS TO BE LEARNED FROM THEM.... YOU HAVE HEARD OF THE SAYING, THAT FRIENDS GO IN AND OUT OF OUR LIVES FOR A REASON AND A SEASON, WELL THIS IS SO TRUE. SO GO WITH THE FLOW OF THE UNIVERSE, AND IF SOME...more

Blogging? Sure!

I learned a new word this week, which does not happen often and frequently. It made sense really, that I learned this particular word at this particular point. I already know that it's a cliché term, used in many graduation speeches, papers, discussions, etc. But I'm a newcomer to the phrase, and I want to use it. ...more
Welcome to blogging then, Molly! You have a nice touch indeed, and I enjoyed your liminal way of ...more

Finding Social Traffic: Where to Share Your Blog

If you write a blog for your business, you already know you what a great tool it is to draw people in to your website. We recently reviewed the social traffic platforms we use for blog circulation and we want to share our thoughts with you…...more

Someone Made Me Afraid, Today...

 Someone Made Me Afraid, Today...By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee    ...more