Hematite (Root): Our world has become so complex, it is hard to find time to take a deep breath, much less actually relax and let go of
Medicine wheel The Medicine Wheel represents everything. All the directions originate from the center outward. The center is the home of the Creator. The Medicine Wheel represents the human being. At our center is the home of the Great Spirit. This is why we are spiritual. The easiest way for us to find the Creator and talk to Him, is for us to become centered. This means, relax our bodies, still our minds, let go of our emotions and listen quietly. Shhh. Be still.
Tyrion Lannister Is The Real King Of "Game Of Thrones" - Obsessive Game of Thrones fans know that to watch the show is to be blown away by its vastness — especially in regard to its cast. After constantly wondering how much time the actors are actually on screen as the show whips around its huge world, I decided to find out — so I calculated the screen time for the top 68 characters in the HBO drama’s most recent third season.
As much as it hurts to say this, I am realizing it is time to let go of some that I thought we would be friends for life. We have grown apart and doesn't seem like we are ever going to find the time to catch up or keep up with each other.. I wish you and your families the best. You were always such a great friend, moving was a hard decision but one I am glad I made.
I speak of love that comes to mind: The moon is faithful, although blind; She moves in thought she cannot speak. Perfect care has made her bleak. I never dreamed the sea so deep, The earth so dark; so long my sleep, I have become another child. I wake to see the world go wild. - "An Eastern Ballad" by Allen Ginsberg #literarytattoo
Worrying...Who isn't guilty of it? We worry about the future, our jobs, our children, our health, the world, and so much more. But, really, does worrying do anything to help any of those things? Corrie Ten Boom, the author of this beautiful quote, has given us a reminder today about the true value (or lack thereof) of worry. So, let's not 'worry' so much, and instead take action to try to change the things we can and accept the things we cannot. Have a truly wonderful Friday, Glit-Z Family!
The closer you walk with God... it changes everything. There will be times you get angry at God, especially when your illness seems to destroy your plans, your dreams. But try your hardest to run toward God--not away from Him. It will make the fear and the anger last so much less time and let you get on with the real plans God has for your life.
While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and keep them coming back for more. 1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect with you. 2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and customers. 3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!) Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups. 4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here. Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you started. And on that note... 5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers! 6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity. 7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog. 8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business 9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is 20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy, photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post. 10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my favorite posts. 11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry. We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for guest posting on theirs. 12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback about it! 13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the blog! Here's my example. 14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback. 15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event. Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments! Your readers will love reading about your experience and the workshop/conference may even share your post, too. 16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry. Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do. Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback! 17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always good to have a reason for people to get excited about your blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring them on the blog! 18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.) 19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them, and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date. 20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know" items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit. 21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer, write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs you use for project management and accounting. People are always on the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with them. 22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to waste. 23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old blog post and make use out of that content again. 24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make some revisions and post it again! 25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on Instagram and Pinterest. 26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who would love to know more about it, too. 27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this" story? Share it on your blog! 28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in your field who are just getting started. 29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!) 30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners. There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something distinctly you! 31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go. 32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to" post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem. 33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next idea... 34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and Young House Love always do this well. 35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what you do? What motivates you? 36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding after I officially launched my design services this past summer to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on your field? Share it on your blog! 37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and Awesome and Clara Conversations. 38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would probably love to see it on your blog. An example? This post by Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes. 39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great insight and information. 40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make before. 41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't accurate? Address them in a blog post! 42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them to vote on which design concepts they liked best. 43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month in Today's Top 3. 44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on organizing their email inbox. 45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received. This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience. 46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience. 47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free advertising for your portfolio. 48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your experience with another professional or a clients' experience with you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. 49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my personality outside of blogging and designing. 50. Create a long list of something specific to your trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point. That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have mentioned?
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets and unfulfilled dreams. There's too much uncertainty, cruelty and heartlessness. Take the time to slow the world down. Take the opportunity to smile and let someone know they make a difference. Don't be afraid to tell someone what they mean, what they bring to your life and more importantly, don't hestitate to love selflessly, without limits and believe that everything happens for a reason. Today might not be perfect, tomorrow might be another challenge, but you survived yesterday and gained experience. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, embrace it. Have faith that you've done enough and touched enough people that everything will work out. Nobody said that it would be easy, but through defeat, experience and triumph, you will find out who you are and it will all be worth it.
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Sex has totally changed since Jon is joining us with his big cock. Now, she makes me go first and the object is to get me off as quickly as possible. When he is in the saddle, it�s about going as long as possible and getting her off as many times as she can. Once that big, fat cock is stretching her open and lodged way up deep inside her ass, I cease to exist. I have totally become the �warm up act� that you wish would hurry and finish so the rock star could come out and rock your world. I�m wondering how long it will be until I�m not even invited�except I don�t think she could even take him without me getting her warmed up first, he�s thicker than her arm! I guess that�s the purpose I serve now�my little load is just �lube� to help get his meat into her all the way more comfortably.
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Megan walked towards him, still flashing her small, perky tits at her brother-in-law. �Well? What are you gonna do about it?� she said aggressively. She didn�t know what she was expecting him to do, but lunging at her and kissing her wasn�t on the top of her list.She started to push back, but could feel the bulge in his pants. The tension that had mounted over the past few weeks, and the realization that he didn�t hate her, but wanted instead to fuck her, pushed her over the edge.She tore at his shirt and pulled his pants down. He was a lot bigger and thicker than her husband. She eagerly took him into her sweet, young mouth. She had barely starting sucking his magnificent cock before he couldn�t take it any longer. He grabbed her roughly and threw her on the bed. She landed with a nervous giggle and Rick pulled off her pants, flinging them across the room.She whined and whimpered as his hot, thick massive cock pushed deep inside of her black pussy. Ohhh, ohhh god, Rick!Rick had to focus to stop himself from cumming after the first few strokes. Her pussy was so tight and those perky little tits shuddered as he filled her with his cock. He took a deep breath and drew his cock out of her. They both moaned as he sunk it in her again, and again.They have sex for nearly an hour before they had to stop. Breathlessly, Megan suggested they take a shower to clean up. The shower lasted thirty minutes longer than necessary as Megan let her brother-in-law take from behind.Their lust carried them through until dinner time. Megan slipped out of the guestroom just as her husband was pulling into the driveway. She quickly changed and ordered takeout for dinner.Before bed, Sam apologized for the arrangement. �I know you and Rick don�t get along,� he started. I�ll make it up to you�No. It�s fine, Megan interrupted. In fact, he can stay as long as he likes.
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Good girl, now when I ask you a question I expect an answer, and if you fucking move you won�t cum at all, I told her as I moved off of her back and positioned myself in front of her.I looked right into her eyes as I trailed my thumb along her lips, �Suck my cock, slut.� I demanded as I pressed the head of my cock passed her lips. I felt her suck me deep into her mouth, and I felt the head of my cock hit the back of her throat. She gagged slightly, and then I felt myself slip down her throat, her tongue pressed along the underside of my cock as her nose pressed into my pubes. �Good, girl.� I grabbed two fistfuls of her hair, and slowly withdrew my cock from her mouth. I climbed to the edge of the bed, dragging her with me and rolling her onto her back. Her head dangled off the side of the bed. �Open wide,� I said and she responded to my command. I slowly pressed my cock into her mouth, and I slipped easily into her throat this time as the angle allowed for great access. I began to slowly fuck her throat watching inch-by-inch of my cock penetrate her mouth. Every time I felt the ring of her throat wrap around the head of my cock I could see her throat expanding to accommodate my width. I wrapped my hand around her throat, and I felt even greater pressure on my cock. I rolled my head back and moaned out loud, and I felt my balls resting on her face. �You are such a little cock slut. Now get back on your stomach so I can fuck the life out of your little pussy,� I said sternly as I withdrew my cock. She hurriedly flipped over onto her stomach and once again raised her hips and spread herself wide open with her hands. �Please, hard again,� she begged. I watched my thick cock slide into her dripping wet creampie pussy. I slowly slid each inch into her feeling her pussy once again stretch to fit me inside her. She bucked backwards to takes the last half of my cock. I slowly withdrew and slammed back into her dripping slit. Our bodies slapped together. I pistoned my cock into her as she moaned like a whore. �Can I please cum now?� She asked obediently. I responded by fucking her pussy harder and faster. I ran my hands up her back and left claw marks on my way back to her ass. I grabbed onto her ass and spread her wide as I continued pumping into her. I put both of my thumbs into my mouth and placed them at her asshole. I began massaging and stretching her tight little ass while my cock slammed her pussy. She moaned loudly and thrust her hips back against me allowing my thumbs to penetrate her ass. �AHHHH-UNFF, I�m cumming, baby,� she gasped as I felt her pussy convulse around my cock and her ass squeeze my thumbs. I slowed my pace so I could feel every muscle in her pussy squeeze my cock. After a minute or so, I began to slowly fuck her pussy again. I focused on the feel of her wetness wrapped around me, the feel of the head of my cock slipping into her, the feel of her heat, the sound of her moans every time I rested deep inside her. My lust began to take over as my orgasm built. �I�m going to cum in your dirty little pussy. You are going to feel my cum leak out of you all day. You will have a pussy full of my cum while you explain to mom and dad what you did last night. My cum is what you will think about when you touch yourself later.� �Ohhh fuck bro, please, cum inside my slutty little pussy,� she begged and encouraged me. I started fucking her pussy with fast and shallow strokes. I began fucking her faster and faster and as I felt my orgasm start I pumped deep inside her as string after string of my hot cum filled her pussy. My orgasm lasted for minutes as I continued unloading my cum into my sister�s pussy. After my cock stopped twitching inside her pussy, I slowly withdrew from her. �Get on your hands and knees and turn and face me,� I told her. She obeyed me. �Get your ass in the air while you clean me up, I don�t want any of my cum spilling out of you yet.� She began eagerly cleaning our juices off of my cock. I sat back and watched her head bob on my semi erect cock. I felt my cock twitch back to life when she looked u