Would You Really Do This (Pt. 2)

Egg and Onion

I’m always on the lookout for life hacks that I want to try out for myself. I guess you can say I have some trust issues when it comes to things that I’ve found online, and that comes from previous experiences. If you want to know what I’m talking about, click here. There were no written instructions that came with this image, so all I had to go off of was the pictures. I’m assuming that this life hack is about cooking a perfectly round sunny-side up egg using an onion ring. Of course, I made sure that the egg I used wasn’t spoiled. Just in case you ever need to see if your eggs are spoiled, click here and see this nifty life hack! This morning, I decided to try out this egg+ onion life hack for myself. As always, I got some interesting results! Continue reading

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What’s an EVOO?

For the longest time, there has been a bottle of olive oil in my apartment’s medicine cabinet, and for the longest time, I wondered why it was there. I have come to accept that my roommates have different habits and tendencies than me, so like other nuances at the apartment, I didn’t think much of it. I have gotten numerous life hacking tips that have all pointed me to one amazing product: olive oil. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is one product that my roommate swears by. What I didn’t realize was that I too have utilized the amazing abilities of olive oil as well.

Why olive oil? It is all-natural, hypoallergenic, and fortified with antioxidants, and vitamins A and E. Check out OliveOilSource.com and ThePassionateOlive.com for more information on olive oil and its health and beauty benefits!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving, I’d like to share a life hack that will definitely come in handy for the next few days!

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the turkey the National Bird of the United States of America?  In America, turkeys are actually native birds. Even though the turkey didn’t end up on our national seal or printed on our currency, the mighty turkey has become a symbol for Thanksgiving and is a staple food for numerous American holidays. For more fun facts about the turkey, click here! Continue reading

Bean Bags out of Rice and Socks

A club I’m part of had to make a game for a Halloween party. We decided to do a bean bag toss. I was put in charge of making the bean bags, and I decided that I would make them myself. Being the great college student that I am, I waited until the very last minute to take care of this task. As I went to the grocery store to think of what to use to make bean bags, the first thing I saw was a bag of rice. At first I was going to use beans, but I figured that rice was more practical for me, because I could reuse it for cooking. Then I saw some long socks. It was then that I knew what I would make my bean bags out of: rice and socks! I proceeded to make the socks, but it was my roommate’s suggestion that really helped me to make awesome bean bags. Continue reading

The Egg-cellent Egg!

If there’s anything that I’ve learned in the art of survival as a college student, it’s the importance of never wasting precious resources. Last week, one of my roommates was sitting at the dining table with a carton of eggs. She showed me a bowl with a cracked egg inside and asked me if I thought the egg was still okay. It looked okay to me, so I told her I thought it was fine. My roommate was concerned that she had too many eggs, and that they would go bad soon. This got me thinking of a life hack that I had heard about a while back… Continue reading

why does my spirit get flustered?

i am not shaken, i am not moved.

my spirit is STRONG.
God, this doesn’t have to phase me. 
it’s nothing.
God, You are guarding my heart, Lord.
God, You love me MORE. You love me the MOST.
it’s just Facebook. it doesn’t matter.
You’ve created me to be STRONGER.
God, i proclaim Your name.
i give You praise for giving me the victory!
You alone and worthy.
You alone deserve all of my love and adoration.
I’m gonna give this one back to You God.
You make me STRONG.
You make me RESISTANT.
this doesn’t have to shake me.
this doesn’t have to get me down.
You know me.
You created ME.
You LOVE me.
I praise YOU.

so i haven’t been on this one in a while

i thought i’d give Xanga some lovin tonight.

Hmm. what can i say?
Well, I think I had a pretty good weekend. I spent every day at church. On Friday I met to plan the script for the Christmas play. Although it scares me that it’s almost the end of October and we have yet to solidify a script, I definitely have to put my faith in God that this one’s gonna work out.
Oh my goodness. I can hear the rain. Praise the Lord!
Anyways, after that, I helped out the Jr. Youth kids with worship practice. Then we watched Paranormal Activity 4. It was alright… It definitely played with my nerves, but all the real scary stuff happened at the end. I still like the 3rd one best.
On Saturday The GCS had an Open House/ Alumni Homecoming event, so I got to sing and play for that, which was fun. I got to see some old friends and sing songs that take me back to those days. Not gonna lie, I’m not sure what it was, but i kinda think that i got a little flustered at the sight of this particular old friend. But whatever. I even evaded a crucial question. Anyways.
After that, I went to a family party. It was nice, cuz it’s family that we’re not really close to, but I definitely felt at home when I was there. I even got to see classmates from elementary school. So hopefully I get to see more friends from the past.
Today was worship Sunday, and i got to lead. I’m really glad that I didn’t get into some conversations the night before that I know I shouldn’t have. I really praise God for keeping me out of that one, even though it could’ve easily happened. I really hate that I get myself into things like that, and it can all be easily avoided if i just stay away.. so i’m gonna work on that this week…
Anyways, the service was really good, I really got the sense that the congregation really needed to spend some extra time savoring God’s spirit, so I tried to help make that happen. There were other special song performances, and I was really blessed by that too!
After that, I got to go to my Ate’s daughter’s 1st birthday. It blows my mind how time flies by so fast. Again, I got to see lots of people I haven’t seen in a while, which was good. I really like that God made that happen this weekend, and I definitely hope that it’ll continue to happen.
Now I’m in SJ. I had my meeting, and I did some homework, so now i’m ready to unwind and get ready for bed. I think i’m gonna work on the Christmas play script while i go to sleep.
Anyways, this week, i’m really focusing on not communicating with certain people, and I’m gonna stick to it. It’s really what I should’ve been doing all along. But for now, i’m gonna focus on taking those baby steps, one bite at a time kinda stuff. 
There is definitely power in worship and spending time in God’s presence.
How’s my heart?
The first word that popped into my head was “open.” Maybe more in a good way this time. Because I catch myself having an open heart in the way of not caring what i let in. I let things slip, like saying the occasional “i miss you..” or letting my heart get carried away, even if it’s only a little bit. those little bits lead up to a lot more. even if i think that it’s harmless. it’s really not.
well. this week is a new week. it’s gonna be a good one. i’m excited to see what God has in store for me.

Banana Pancakes from a Ketchup Bottle

In my very first blog entry, the life hack I introduced was putting pancake mix in a ketchup bottle so it can be poured out onto the pan easier. Click here to  check out my first blog entry, and see the picture I’m talking about. Last week, I decided to give this life hack a try. As a woman of my word, I put this trick to the test, to some interesting results. Now I am here to tell you about my pancake ordeal. But let me start my story at the beginning… Continue reading

Beauty Hacks

I think it’s time to sift through all the makeup and beauty tips and get to practical advice that will really be useful to women.

Ladies, let’s face it. There are so many beauty tips out there! I definitely had a phase when I was into all things beauty. I found anything and everything on Youtube, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest… the list went on! Whether it was hair, makeup, or nails, I watched dozens of how-to videos on YouTube.  I know that things like learning how curl hair or how to properly apply makeup are basic essentials for any girl out there. But I know that we ladies also need things that will save us time and money. Can I get an AMEN?! Continue reading

Road Trip Weekend

This weekend I was able to get away for a few days at a women’s retreat, spending time with my mom and other lovely ladies. There were women of all ages, and I especially got to bond with a group of younger girls. I drove a full van all the way to Chico, California. Even though I had a lot to do, the retreat was definitely refreshing to have a break from the daily grind of school and life, which was something that I really needed. If there’s anything that I’ve learned, it’s that taking time to rest is a great stress reliever! Continue reading