If I Had A Billion Dollars

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Day 364 / 365

The other day I was showing my new girlfriend around the mansion, the 60 acre garden onto the jetty where the 3 yachts were moored then onto the garage with over 30 classic cars. Oh the look on her face wasmagic.
I can’t wait to see it when I tell her I’m the gardener.

Interesting Fact: Newport Rhode Island Mansions beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, wealthy southern planters seeking to escape the heat began to build summer cottages on Bellevue Avenue such as Kingscote (1839).[13] Around the middle of the century, wealthy Yankees such as the Wetmore family also began constructing larger mansions such as Chateau-sur-Mer (1852) nearby.[14] Most of these early families made a substantial part of their fortunes in the Old China Trade. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport,_Rhode_Island )

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My 4 Favourite Books Right Now

For The Love of Blonde

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Books from Chapters:
#GirlBoss // Front Roe: How to Be the Leading Lady in Your Own Life // Lauren Conrad Style // Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt And Coloring Book

Today I’m sharing four of my current favourite books with you! These books keep me inspired and motivated. The first book is #GirlBoss and it’s all about Sophia Amoruso’s life and how she started off as a troubled teen who ended up founding one of the most popular online retailers, Nasty Gal! The book proves that success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break!

The Front Roe How to Be the Leading Lady in Your Own Life is one of my latest finds and I instantly fell in love! Louise Roe shares her favourite beauty, fashion, and health secrets that she has picked…

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Call The Midwife Christmas Special

The Tony Burgess Blog

We are just now getting around to watching “The Call The Midwife” Christmas special. This is the greatest show of faith, hope and love on TV. I love how this is about how believers are to be in the community to help it by offering life and grace. Set in post-World War II London this show about midwives and Anglican nuns offering health care and birthing services to families in Poplar a community in the East End. This show is awesome and we need more programs like them on TV. Perhaps less violence and angst on TV would make the world a better place.

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The Perfect Match | Origins GinZing Moisturiser & Eye Cream


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Have you ever found two products that work so perfectly together you can’t live without either? Or can’t use the other without it? I purchased the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream since having my eye on it (pardon the pun) for so long. Shortly afterwards, I bought the Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser in a gift pack for an extremely good deal and I’ve fallen in love with it equally as much since.

how-to-useOrigins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff
Gently dab around the eye area with fingertip in the A.M. or as needed.

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser
Apply to face and neck A.M. and P.M. after your favourite serum.

what's-all-the-fuss-aboutNature’s clinically-proven morning-after eye cream instantly reduces the appearance of dark circles, unsightly bags and puffiness. The creamy formula is made specifically for the eyes and it’s so gentle. The only negative about this product? It’s so expensive for…

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Howling with Wolves

Faith's True Tales

My mentor was a wise Cherokee woman, who taught me about sacred spirit animals. She made me my first medicine pouch, which held the medicine of a wolf tooth. One of her wolves had lost one, and she thought it would bring me much needed strength. I proudly wore it to Catholic school, hoping it would shield me from the mean girls. In retrospect, wearing a large medicine pouch visible to such mean girls probably did not help my cause.

Regardless, I grew to understand that wolves possessed the incredible power of family, loyalty, strength, and leadership. The people at the Wolf Mountain Sanctuary obviously felt the same way, as I heard an hour of inspirational stories. Some involved humans saving these majestic creatures and most involved wolves saving us. Wolves here were incredibly wise, pointing out when people were sick, and had even diagnosed cancer twice.


Upon our arrival…

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