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Joseph Thompson Woodworks – Glue up of Black Walnut Chair Legs Time-lapse Video

9 Jul

Welcome to the Our Neck of the Woods Vlog

21 Jun

#BestKeptSelfie #StoptheMadness

7 Aug

There is no better topic for me to revive my blog on than to share my latest experience as a participant in the Best Kept Self’s #BestKeptSelfie #StoptheMadness campaign.


Created to help combat negative self-talk, Best Kept Self’s Shauna Mackenzie says, “Our biggest goals with the campaign is to get women to understand the severity of speaking negatively about themselves. We at Best Kept Self believe that the secret to doing it all and having a life you love, is believing in your self-worth. Bottom Line: Love yourself enough to live a life of joy.”

Check out this moving video from the Best Kept Self’s Stop the Madness campaign:

I was honored to be a part of the campaign and loved the exercise of thinking about what I really loved about myself, and what made me, me. I felt so gorgeous and confident by the time I took the photo! I recommend giving yourself a break and a moment to think about all of the positive qualities you have. In this day and age it’s easy to feel inferior scrolling through Instagram photos of your favorite celebrity in the Caribbean, or simply logging on to your favorite website and seeing that weight loss ad. We are being bombarded with more fake “needs” than we’ve ever been, and the only thing you really need to “fix” those things is to love yourself, and that’s truly priceless.

You can learn more about the campaign at BestKeptSelf.com/stopthemadness and also sign the petition pledging against negative self-talk.

#DearCongress Video for NBC’s TODAY Show

30 Oct

As October comes to an end, I look back and realize that this month has literally been a whirlwind since day one. The morning of Tuesday October 1st I awoke with the rest of the nation to find that certain members of Congress had proceeded to shut down our federal government instead of compromising on a funding measure to keep it open and running.

I was upset and frustrated at the news that such a small group of people were so poorly representing the interests of myself and my fellow citizens. I shot off a few aggravated tweets over coffee using the #DearCongress tag as organized by NBC’s TODAY Show.

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As the day went on it became apparent that a lot of people agreed with my feelings. My twitter rant caught steam and by mid-afternoon I was contacted by NBC to provide a quick Instagram video of myself reading my tweet above. It ended up airing on NBC’s TODAY Show pretty early the next morning.

It was a surreal experience that I am very thankful for. I am happy and hopeful that my message provided others with a sense of understanding regardless of our political preferences as individuals.

Photo Oct 27, 12 57 53 PM (1)

Thanks again to NBC and the TODAY Show for allowing me to share my thoughts. Take a read and watch the segment my video was featured in (if you know what I look like, it’ll be hard to miss my face, don’t worry) http://www.today.com/news/you-shouldnt-be-getting-paid-viewers-send-shutdown-messages-congress-8C11306978

P.S. I broke the cardinal rule of the internet and read the Facebook comments of the post NBC shared of this article. Mostly, folks agreed with me. The only really negative comment I remember is some woman accusing me of being a man, which basically means I’VE MADE IT YOU GUYS!