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LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 27, 2018

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

Link-End Round-Up | April 27, 2018

I have to admit that I’m low-key tripping off the fact that this is the last Friday of April. May is next week, ya’ll. How Sway?!

For the most part, I spent most of this week being more mindful of me; internally and externally. A couple of times a year, I decided to pay attention to all the things in my life for a few days. Afterwards, I try to do some tweaks to not increase my current productivity, but also my future objectives. I’ve been looking for things to do to make me feel better, such as putting a bottle of water by my bed at night so I can chug it before I step out of bed. This has helped me have more natural energy in the morning AND ya girl’s undereye area is looking brighter and more hydrated. However, that’s just one of the few things I’ve been testing out in my life. More on that at a later date that I will determine when I think about it again.

I’m so ready for the weekend, because I need some Vitamin D. It pretty much rained all week here in Memphis, which left scarce moments of activities or cute springy outfits. Last weekend, I took a break from social media…well from posting on social media. I spent those 5 days blindly living life by exploring past hobbies such as painting, drawing, and reading. It was pretty great and chill. So much so, I’m trying to decide if I want to it again, this weekend. We’ll see!

That’s all for this week’s Link-End Round-Up recap of my week.  Here’s to a great weekend spent chasing positive vibes while running away from negative ones. Let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 27, 2018

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Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

I’m up early thing morning to do a little light cooking, but also to express how grateful I am! Actually, I try to live a completely grateful life, not matter what bad things happen. My faith is so strong, I can do nothing, but live a life where I appreciate everything I have, which includes support friends and family, a great job, and a roof over my shoulders.

Appreciating everything that God has helped me and given me to have an amazing life is not something I take lightly. I grateful that I woke up this and every morning before today and going forth. I’m thankful that I’m still learning things about myself and actively trying to not take for granted this ultimate gift of life. I’m appreciative that my life is continuing to flourish at a steady pace so I can enjoy each moment.

On this day, let’s decide to make the effort to live a grateful life everyday. Trust me, it will be beautiful!

Also, there will be no Link-End Round-Up this week. However, I will be back next week with new posts and few pounds heavier. #LeSigh

Have a happy Thanksgiving! What are you grateful for the most this year?

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Nightstand Books #1

Books have always been a love of mine, even when I stopped reading as much as I used to read. However, I always have a book within reach. For example, I usually have between 4-5 different books on my nightstand. Some of these books are books I’m currently reading, next in line to read, and books that I read for moments of motivation. So, I decided to share my current nightstand books.

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The book I’m currently reading and almost done with is the Anti 9-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Out The Cube. That’s such a long title for a small book.  I’ve been slowly reading this book for the past few months. However, don’t let that deter you from thinking that this book sucks, because it’s pretty good. It gives straight the point tips and ideas on how you can break away from you everyday 9-5 job. This book is loaded with advice from different women who have been able to break out away from the cubicle life. I only have a couple of chapters left, but I think I’m actually going to try to finish this up by this weekend.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 24, 2017

Weekly Series, Link-End Round-Up, that recaps my past week and features things I read that interested me from around the internet.

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I’ve been feeling so over overwhelmed this week, but I couldn’t put my finger on it until yesterday morning. My space is a cluttered and organized, which tends to lead to my life feeling cluttered and organized. Therefore, since it’s supposed to rain this weekend and spring has sprung, I’m going to start spring cleaning this weekend. After work today, I’m going hit up Walmart and buy all the cleaning supplies I need. Time to purge some things, too.

I’ve been feeling this need to simplify my life down to the bare necessities, but it’s hard to do when you think you need everything you have around you. For example, my desk at home and work, are beginning to look like displays for random pieces of paper and randoms objects with no designated place. When you have so many random things in your space you forget that it’s a work space. That has to change, because I need to work out some ideas that I’m storing in my head until I get to clear space or spaces.

Anywho, that’s my eventful plans for the weekend. Feel free to share your weekend plans below. Have a good weekend!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 24, 2017

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 6, 2016

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After a long, fun night of drinks, I was not only able to still get up early, but I was also able to complete this week’s Link-End Round-Up. The first one of the month!

I had a pretty long, blurry week. Actually, I don’t remember what I actually did before right now, but I know I didn’t arrested, assaulted, or ashamed. All wins in my book!

Jokes and slight blurriness aside, I did get some things accomplished this week.  I believe that finally figured out a inner dilemma that has been plaguing me and my business or a while, got a quick facial waxing (that Mexican side, I tell you!) and I found a spot that serves the most perfect concocted mojito I’ve ever had! It’s refreshing, not too tart or sweet, and my new BFF this summer. I guess, I had an awesome week!

As usual, no set in stone plans this weekend except going to church and placing some Happy Mother’s Day flowers on my mom’s grave. Oh, and I plan to fast off of meat, dairy, and bread for another 2 weeks. Yes, again. So, this weekend, I might fire up the grill for a last minute grill meat feast. A coworker and I plan to start on Monday, so I have to do it this weekend to hopefully avoid any cravings. The struggle.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. See ya next week!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 6, 2016

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