Beauty & Fashion

Why is Everyone Trying to Look Like a Kardashian?

By on January 17
Why is Everyone Trying to Look Like a Kardashian? EclecticEvelyn.com

I have a complaint or more like a pet peeve. I really dislike when people, especially women, try to be someone else. When they don’t embrace their own unique beauty and try to fit into a mold. The current mold I see everyone trying to fit in is the corsetted (waist trainer) waist, big butt, full body makeup, hair extension, overdrawn lips of the Kardashians.

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The Freedom of Brain Dumping

By on January 9

Brain dumping has freed me up from the confines I had placed on myself about what is a journal and what is a list.  It allows me to just get it all out and down on paper. It gives me power over my own thoughts and helps to curb my anxiety. By spending a few minutes each morning and/or evening writing down everything that is on my mind, I can free up my thoughts to concentrate and focus on the activities of the day.

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Poetry

Coat Conscious

By on January 7
Coat Conscious EclecticEvelyn.com

Coat of arms
Coated tongue
Raincoat
prophylactic
protects against more than rain

Winter coat
Hand me down coat
coat of many colors
Appalachian poverty
turned into a Christmas Special
entertainment for the masses

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Life

Tangible Assets Versus Overhead in Nonprofits

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Tangible Assets EclecticEvelyn.com

One of the most important things I tried to get funders to understand was that tangible assets did not make a nonprofit run.  Computers, paper, books, markers do not make a community center run.  It is wonderful to find funders who will cover the costs of these items but the real work is done by the people. People who have families to support. People who need to get paid. Not only people but things like overhead costs of rent and utilities on the buildings. Money for transportation and childcare.

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Life

Warning! Danger Will Robinson!

By on January 3
Warning Danger Will Robinson EclecticEvelyn.com

When I read the Just Jot January prompt for today, the first thing that popped into my head was the robot on Lost in Space.  Lost in Space was one of my favorite shows as a child. So I went in search of a Youtube video or something to share in this post for those of you who have no idea what Lost in Space was. Here is a clip I found:

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Life

Time

By on January 2

I have noticed that the older I become the faster time moves. I remember when I was young it seemed like days lasted forever and I couldn’t wait to be a grownup. Well, being a grownup is not all that it is cracked up to be. I really miss those days of no bills and frivolous worries like do my socks match my outfit or if a certain person is going to sit next to me today, but I digress… Ah to be young again. I wish that I had savored that time more. Now it seems that no sooner do I wake up then it is time to go to bed again leaving me with a long list of things I wanted to do today undone.

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Writing

Spider Veins

By on January 1
Spider Veins EclecticEvelyn.com

Spider veins run up her thighs and disappear somewhere under her skirt. She hates this uniform. She hates this job. She hates the smells and the noise. Most of all she hates the guys in the back. They are always screwing up her orders and causing her to lose tips. Tips are what she lives on, because God knows no one can make it on a waitress salary.

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Poetry | Writing

Collection of Collections

By on January 17
Collection of Collections EclecticEvelyn.com

I have a collection of collections.

Does that mean I’m a collector?

Maybe a hoarder or just sentimental?

Waffles is not happy with the books

Edie loves the yarn and ribbons

Vinny snuggles in the handmade quilts

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