• Why is Everyone Trying to Look Like a Kardashian? EclecticEvelyn.com
    Beauty & Fashion

    Why is Everyone Trying to Look Like a Kardashian?

    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. Don’t get me wrong, I am not knocking the Kardashian’s or the way they have been able to make millions off of just being a Kardashian.  What I am saying is why are they and everyone else all trying to look specifically like Kim.  Kim is…

  • Health & Wellness,  writing

    The Freedom of Brain Dumping

      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. According to Wikipedia The phrase brain dump refers to these things: Generally, the transfer of a large quantity of information from one person to another or…

  • Coat Conscious EclecticEvelyn.com
    writing

    Coat Conscious

    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 Old coat torn coat Coat stuffed with newspapers protection against the cold on a New York sidewalk No coat Coated tongue no medicine no bed   This is just a rambling stream of consciousness poem that I hope reminds you to think about coats. Think about how blessed you are to have a coat and about everyone who is cold and without a coat this winter. I hope you will donate coats, scarves, gloves, socks, and other warm clothing…

  • Tangible Assets EclecticEvelyn.com
    Life

    Tangible Assets Versus Overhead in Nonprofits

    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. Donors/funders want to provide money for training materials, but not to pay the trainer. Without a trainer, the materials are pretty useless. They…

  • Warning Danger Will Robinson EclecticEvelyn.com
    Life

    Warning! Danger Will Robinson!

    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: In my search, I came across this. Warning! Danger! Will Robinson! Watch at your own risk. There is twerking involved. I never thought I would see in my lifetime…. a former playboy playmate twerking on the Lost in…

  • Life

    Time

    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…

  • Spider Veins EclecticEvelyn.com
    writing

    Spider Veins

    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. When she gets home tonight, she will soak her feet and put them up while she watches TV and eats bonbons…. yeah right. When she gets off work she has to do the laundry, the dishes, the cleaning, and the grocery shopping…

  • Collection of Collections EclecticEvelyn.com
    Home Life,  writing

    Collection of Collections

    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 while Chiquita prefers laundry fresh out of the dryer Porcelain cats and handblow glass Children’s art and pictures at the park Centuries of memories locked in the china cabinet Tiny what-nots on display from some long forgotten travels All the things that make a life collected through the decades packed in boxes brown with age silently waiting for the next generation. Family heirlooms or just stuff?   Today’s prompt for Just Jot It…