Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, y’all! My newsfeed is a buzzin’ with pictures, sound bites, and opinions (oh, lawd, the opinions!) about today’s inauguration. Both sides of the aisle are speaking their minds and, while I don’t really want to get into a political debate, I thought I’d bring some humor to the table with some elephant- and donkey-friendly finds!

 

Maybe you’re a single person, out on the town, and you meet someone you think could be “the one”. Then, you’re horrified to find that they are not the same color state as you, forcing your martini to make a reverse trip. No worries, Perpetual Kid has your back!

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Perhaps you’ve just washed your hands of both parties and want a new contender. One that won’t let you down, won’t argue with your platforms, and won’t pull you into a debate. I’ve got just the thing!

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Now THIS is a political party I can get down with!

 

Maybe you’re ready to make some changes starting in your immediate circle. Or, maybe you’ve got big ambitions and want to affect change on a larger scale. Record your plans in this!
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Etsy shop Elevate and Fly channels Pinky and The Brain with this inspiring journal!

 

It could be that you just want to be done with errybody because, well, that’s just where you’re at. Tote your fave sauvignon blanc or chardonnay in this!

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Lady In Purple Jewelry on Etsy has lots of fun finds–like this wine tote–as well as necklaces, earrings, and much more!

 

Happy Fangirling!

Mommy Monday

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Here lately, I’ve been feeling more rundown than normal. It seems as though I’m stress-eating more, wanting to be lazy, and feeling all-around melancholy. I found this odd seeing as how I’ve actually been getting more sleep (Huff the Babe has been letting me sleep a bit more throughout the night) and I’ve even been working out 3-4 times a week, fairly consistently.

Huff the Hubs and I are good, relationships with friends and family are good, work is good… what could be causing this? After some pondering, I realized what it was: this election is stressing me out.

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Apparently, I’m not the only one experiencing this. A new poll shows that a majority of the electorate are experiencing some sort of stress related to the election. Think about it: the temperatures are dropping (and for some areas, going back up to the 90’s again!) and that alone sends a hit to your immune system. Add in the ridiculous circus we call Election Year and its just a recipe for disaster–especially this year.

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Most of us have already decided who we’re going to vote for and I highly doubt any of us are going to change our minds. Because, let’s face it, we all had our minds made up months ago. All we can do now is just ride out the storm. That, and maybe unplug from Facebook and Twitter for a while.

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How about you? Are you feeling overwhelmed with the mayhem of our democratic system? How are you coping? Share in the comments below!

 

The Only Political Post You’ll Ever See on this Blog

I’m not that into politics. I mean, I know how the political process works (I watched School House Rock) but it’s never been something that I just loved to talk about. Mostly because politics (and politicians) frustrate me so much that I end up getting stressed out, angry, and growl.

 

And I already do that when I try to go all day without candy. I can only handle so much stress in my life.

 

But, since today is Election Day (did you vote?!) I figured there was no way around talking a little bit about politics.

 

I’m not going to tell you who I voted for, nor am I going to tell you what party I’m affiliated with. Because, really, it doesn’t matter that much who is elected President of the United States of America tonight.

 

“Yes it does! This guy’s going to be running the country for the next four years!”

 

Well, that’s the thing. I already know Who’s been running the place since its inception.

 

I told you in my first post that I’m a Bible-believin’ gal. And, because of that, I vote by my convictions.

 

“You shouldn’t do that! You should just vote the issues and be done.”

 

Can’t do that, sorry. Me being a Christian affects every facet of my life. It guides the way I treat people, the way I view the world, the way I spend my money, and yes, even the way I vote.

 

(*Let me also say that being a Christian does NOT make me perfect. I am a sinner. I yell at people when I’m frustrated. I pout when I don’t get my way. I can have a potty mouth. But, the great thing about being a Christian is that I am saved by grace.)

 

Being a Christian, does however, make me look at a politicians’ stances besides the economy and unemployment. Don’t get me wrong, I think those are important issues too, but I don’t think they’re as important as the moral compass of our nation.

 

America was founded on morals and values. I’d like to see those upheld.

 

“You’re just trying to push your agenda on everyone else! You should be more open-minded!”

 

The opposing agenda gets pushed on me Every. Single. Day. And through God’s grace, mercy, and strength, I’m still standing. (As a matter of fact, I stood in line for an hour this morning, making sure my voice was heard. I hope you did the same.) And I feel as though I am pretty open-minded. I have faith and “believe with seeing” everyday. You HAVE to have an open mind to be able to do that! Because while my God may not be able to be seen in a human body, He shows himself daily. Through the kindness of others, the beauty in a sunset, the giggle of a baby, and the answering of prayers.

 

I may have turned many of you off and you may not read my blog again; that’s fine. There’s a lot of stuff on the internet I’d rather not read. But this election day, I hope you can be thankful for the rights and freedoms we have to not only “agree to disagree”, but to be part of a system that allows everyone’s voice to be heard.