Sorry, I am posting this late but better late than never. Just a day of trying not to kill my plants.
This one is really special to me. I love packing care packages for my mom. She is not always able to get out and go get certain things she needs from the store. And of course, because I am a mom I have to pack her cozy socks, gloves, and a scarf. As stated in the video, when she opens the Christmas present she is going to cry. This is just an idea of what you can pack your loved ones over the Holiday season.
When it comes to making simple DIY’s for the holiday’s the first place I stop is Dollar Tree. They always have the simple items I need and best of all they are only $1. So I can always get more than I would at a big box store. Below is just some of the items I purchased for my upcoming holiday DIY’s.
I have been using Tubebuddy to maximize my views and subscribers on YouTube. I have also been learning about the other tools that will assist me in making better content for my channel. If you would like to sign up, which I recommend. You can do so by using my link to sign up best, of all its free.
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Today I began setting up the outline for my new book. It’s been so long since writing Genevieve I began to get comfortable not writing at all. Besides updating my blog all my thoughts have been in my head. One thing I realized when I began laying out the bits and pieces of what the book will entail. My mind went back to school when I hated brainstorming. I know what you are thinking. Nika how can you write your books without brainstorming first. Well for me I always did things backward. I would start writing some of my chapters or bits of the end of my books and then I would brainstorm. When I wrote Genevieve I just started writing without a real plan in mind. Which is why I am not as proud of that piece as others are. From what I hear people loved reading it. So that makes me happy. The book I am working on now, though it is about pieces of my life. I still want it to have meaning and structure.
My advice to you. If you are getting started with a book and don’t know where to start. Brainstorming is the first thing you need to do. One thing that also helps me is getting a notebook, journal or loose leaf paper to write down tips, chapter changes, plot changes and so on. Honestly, some of you think this is my second book. It’s not. I have been writing my entire life. This will just be the second book I am allowing others to read.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have in starting your own book or other pieces of literary work. Happy writing!
For those of you who don’t know, today is my birthday. I am 40!!!! Wow, I know I can hardly believe it myself. Every year in my life has been some kind of journey. Believe me, when I tell you, my 30’s had a whole lot of up, downs, tragedy, happiness and so on.
Some of the things I am most proud about are:
The births of my last two children
3 of my children graduating high school
2 grandkids born
I wrote my first book
Started my YouTube channels
This list goes on and on. While those things were great. There were also some bad times. The most tragic being my near-death health scare. Which left me looking at life differently since 2010. Today I welcome 40 with open arms as a proud mother, wife, & grandmother. I am looking forward to the future.