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Build Your Inner Strength to Reach Your Dreams

This post contains affiliate links  Here at Designing for Plenty we are all about making a life that is good and comfortable. In order to do that we are going to have to build your inner strength to grow what we already have, and keep building toward our goals and dreams. Now here is a big…

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Set Your Priorities; give some order to your daily task list

Set Your Priorities: This post contains affiliate links  It’s one of those days, your to-do list is a million miles long and none of the things on your list are something that you are excited about doing. So how are you going to get your day started? Set your priorities and get the day started…

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A Merciful Silence: a Montlake Romance book review

This post contains affiliate links Book four of the Mercy Kilpatrick series,  A Merciful Silence,  is out and you will want to put this on your summer reading list! This Wall Street Journal bestselling series from author Kendra Elliot just gets better and better. The combination of memorable characters, the clues to the crimes that keep you…

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Get to Sleep When it’s Too Hot Outside

This post contains affiliate links It’s a hot summer night, the temperature hasn’t dropped much from the day time high.The humidity makes it feel like you are walking in a cloud. How are you supposed to get to sleep so you can be refreshed for the next day? Try some of the tips below so…

Take Care Of Yourself First

Take Care of Yourself First

How many permission slips do you fill out for other people? I bet the person asking you to sign it never gives it a thought – they just expect you to sign it. So who do you have to sign YOUR permission slip? Is that a soft little giggle coming from you, thinking “yeah right!”.…

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My Brain Doesn’t Want to Work Today

We have all heard of the term writer’s block where a person sits in front of a blank page, unable to think about anything to write down. What if you aren’t in that line of work and you still feel like your brain doesn’t want to work? Do you quickly chalk it up to another attempt to…

More Than Meets The Eye

More Than Meets The Eye: a Bethany House book review

  More Than Meets The Eye by Karen Witemeyer introduces book number 1 in A Patchwork Family series published by Bethany House.  This story starts by introducing us to four-year-old Evangeline Pearson traveling through Texas in the year 1879.  Evangeline is an orphan and she is headed to the last stop on the orphan train…

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Turn on your Inner Strength to Live a Better Life

You are hard at work to make a life that is good and comfortable. You have clear ideas of what you want. You have a good road map of how you are going to get there. So why do you feel like you are not making the progress that you want.  Let me ask you…

Write a Letter to Someone Special

Write a Letter to Someone Special

When was the last time that you took the time to write a letter to someone special? Today we usually text or email someone or we use a social media platform to send a message to a larger group of people. That’s great for something needing a quick answer, or sending a one-off thought, but…

Rhubarb Bread

Rhubarb Bread, A Celebration of Spring!

Spring is here, and the rhubarb is growing strong! It’s time to bring some into the kitchen and make some baking magic with an awesome rhubarb bread. It’s hard to believe that a green plant can make such an incredible quick bread, but if you’ve never tried to make a homemade quick bread, this is…