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The Book Sacrifice Tag (LETS BURN SOME BOOKS!)

Every now and then some tags just make you super excited. Like this one that Alexa nominated me in.
Only thing: Why is it a book sacrifice? Because all the books I'm about to mention, doing this thing to them would be no sacrifice to me. AT. ALL.
It would be my pleasure to take such a hand in their demise.
*evil and satisfied laughter* 


I present to you the:




An Over-Hyped Book
Situation: You are in a bookstore when the zombies attack. Over the loudspeaker, you hear the military informing you that over-hyped books are the zombies’ only weakness. What over-hyped book will you chuck at the zombies?






LOL. First off, just about any book in a book store is over-hyped - all the good ones take a lot more work to find. Ya' know, the things worthwhile (doing or reading) in life aren't acquired easily. It all takes time and effort...
But I'd probably choose a Janette Oke book. Or maybe something by Beverly Lewis.
Ugh. 
Those books - "Christian" romances. Full of fluff . You…

My NaNoWriMO Experience

Hello, all!!
I believe in this post I promised to tell you all more how NaNo went for me.
First of all it went. (Like literally, November is over, guys).
Second of all I, uh, won. I guess that's what they call it when you complete NaNo, though I don't understand why. What did I win? Lol... the feeling of accomplishment??? 
I don't really call completing a challenge winning. Contests are for (one) winners and (lots of) losers. Challenges are for the many who achieve to do the impossible: stretch their mind for the mere sake of stretching.
It's the time to hold yourself accountable to yourself. The thing about challenges is when you fail there are no real consequences, but when you succeed the victory is sweeter than any reward!
Rant finished: I am a NaNo completer!!!!!



Now for my story of how it actually went.
The last couple weeks of October I spent doing a lot of thinking... "talking" to my characters, fleshing out stories, and doing brief chapter outlines.



Embroidery: Roses and Beautiful Pain

I am really excited to share about a project I just finished.
Also, keep in mind that I do custom orders.
About five years ago I saw the most gorgeous scarf in our local co-op. It was 100% Rayon, covered with beautiful embroidery.
But the price was far above what I was willing to pay.
So, I went to Joann's and bought some nice looking off white rayon.
I bought enough to make two scarfs. One for me, and one for my mom.
I hemmed them both up, and unraveled the ends creating the tassel.
And then I forgot about them ;D
Until this last August. After being home awhile, and finally rested from traveling so much, I decided to take up my hand work again. I went through my sewing, knitting, and embroidery things, organizing all my projects.
And found the unfinished scarves.
And, so, I started embroidering the one for my mom. It took several months of constant work. I just finished it mid-November.
Oh, and I used 100% rayon satin floss... so this whole scarf is 100% rayon.
Except, I think my m…

Creative Limitations: Winners and News!!!!!!

Lauren is back with the names of the winners from the contest I posted a couple months ago. Sorry about it taking so long to get this to you! Make sure to keep reading, to the end, because I'm about to announce a new contest and challenge of sorts, one that I hope you all will love!!

Hello! Lauren is back again! If you didn’t already know a couple of weeks back I did a guest blog post about a six word contest here. Since I’m back that can only mean one thing right?
The results of the contest are in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok so I know this is the very first contest done on this blog and the very first contest I’ve ever held. So as a result we got some amazing entries that were very hard to choose from.
All two of them :-) :-)
And both of them were absolutely amazing! They were both so creative and they really got my mind thinking about what bigger stories could go around them.
And so I couldn’t pick one. As a result you are both the winners!!!
As promised here is your prize.
Congratulat…