Strength

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Meet Strength. Have strength. Make strength. Find strength. Be strong. My latest addition to the store. It’s a pocket/purse pal. I can also turn this into a pendant.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/cedarcreekhaven

More writing posts to come shortly…

Smooches!  xoxo

 

Yikes! My Etsy Store is LIVE!

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I cannot believe it! This idea came to me on January 1 and I have now uploaded my first hand-crafted item. How insane is that? Y’all, this is a work in progress. I have other pieces I need to load into the store but I will get to that tomorrow. Please give me your input. How does the storefront look? What advice do you have on how to make it look better? Not entirely sold on the banner. I think I need to change the font, maybe move the words around a bit. Any and all advice welcome.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CedarCreekHaven

More to come tomorrow!

 

 

 

My 12 Days of Christmas Self Love Song

Good morning. Happy Christmas Eve! Thought I’d send what I posted last night on Instagram.

Okay, so call me crazy but Christmastime can be especially stressful & depressing. It’s a time when some (me) celebrate the birth of Jesus, time with family.  For many, $ may be low, everything is so commercialized, we’ve lost someone, and all the pressure to be happy & joyful. I came up with this song. Give it a try. 💋😆❤

My 12 days of Christmas Self Love song

On the first day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the second day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the third day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the fourth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the fifth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the sixth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the seventh day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
7 Chunks of chocolate
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the eighth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
8 Cups of coffee
7 Chunks of chocolate
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the ninth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
9 Times awkward dancing
8 Cups of coffee
7 Chunks of chocolate
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the tenth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
10 Hours writing
9 Times awkward dancing
8 Cups of coffee
7 Chunks of chocolate
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
11 Let it goes going
10 Hours writing
9 Times awkward dancing
8 Cups of coffee
7 Chunks of chocolate
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my self love gave to me:
12 Pay it forwards
11 Let it goes going
10 Hours writing
9 Times awkward dancing
8 Cups of coffee
7 Chunks of chocolate
6 Times of praying
5 Tonedeaf sings
4 Cleansing breaths
3 Childlike grins
2 Big bear hugs
and Snorting belly laughter with glee

~Carol Blake

Smooches!! Happy Christmas!!

Check out my published article

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Hey guys! I think some of you knew but I don’t remember posting it on here. I had a piece published in parent.co and I’d love for you to check it out and share it with your friends on Facebook.

The link is in my Facebook Writer page and the article is pinned to the top of the page.  Let me know what you think? The title was changed but everything else is mine. I’m posting through Facebook, because shares and likes are being recorded by the magazine.

https://www.facebook.com/adjustingyourfocus/

Hope you’re well,

Carol

Sorry for being MIA – Have a Fabulous Turkey Day!!

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Just wanted to drop a line or two or a few…

Sorry for being MIA. I have been working on NaNoWriMo and updating more on Instagram (@carolblakesessums) than anywhere else lately.

I will be more present and updating more regularly to the blog come January. December will be even crazier than November with Christmas and revising/polishing my book, so if I don’t see y’all on the blog, hopefully I’ll catch you on Instagram or I’ll see you back here in January. I haven’t forgotten you or the blog, so just know you are loved and special and thought about and I hope you have a fabulous, fun, filling Thanksgiving with all your favorite foods, family and friends! That’s a lot of F-words! The good kind! Believe it or not, I did not actually plan it that way. Ha! Just one o’ them things…

Go out there and make some memories. Don’t forget to take pictures!

*smooch*

Love ya,

Carol

Nanowrimo 2016 – Time to lose our minds

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“Are you crazy?”

“No, I’m a writer.”

“Om…isn’t that the same thing?”

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Join us, one and all (children and teens included), and join in on the intense month of intense writing. Get your writing frenzy on! I’m ready! *coffee in hand*

Mistaken Identity

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Mistaken Identity

Blasts from the chamber clanging in my ears
Smells of soot, sulfur, and paralyzing fear
Images playing in my head of all I’d held dear
As the contract had been signed
The paper had been signed and paid for
And sealed with a beer

Rifling through my purse, his eyes filled with dismay
A two-second apology and he fled into the alleyway
My purse and license tossed and at my feet they lay
Had he not meant to rob me?
Was this all just a mistake?
As my life lay in a dark parking lot to waste

-Carol Blake