Body Talk: Love Your Selfie!

I posted this in 2015 and was encouraged all the more when it came across my Facebook memories a few weeks ago.

“Random FYI: It frustrates me to see photos from high school and remember how I thought that I was “fat.”  All women do it.  Ladies of all ages, embrace your bodies and every mark on it.  If you don’t like it then do the work to change it but never self shame.  I love all of me!  This body beat graves disease!  This body birthed and nursed 3 super cool children and carried precious angel babies!  This body is awesome now and will still be awesome as I lose weight!  Love your WHOLE self. Change if necessary but never stop loving you.

#confidenceiskey #embraceyourbody #loveyourbody #workhard #earnyourselfie #loveyourselfie”

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So, that is my tip for today and actually the reason I wanted to encourage you all to love your selfie this month.  Embrace every part of your body, without shame and be grateful that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by the Most High God.  If you want to change how you look then feel free to; however, adjust your body to be healthier and live longer, not for vanity or out of self pity.

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day. Psalm 139:13-16 The Message Bible

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 I recently participated in a YouVersion bible reading plan called Captured & Crowned: 7 Days of Promises  during which you read about God’s view of you, understand your Christ-centered value, and obtain a sense of esteem based on biblical principles.  We enjoyed this reading plan and I decided to share one of the prayers from the study.

“God, forgive me for complaining about the body you have given me.  It is a blessing to be able to walk, talk, breathe and hear.  There are so many people who can’t do those things.  I want to take a fresh new look at my body image in a way that honors you. Help me to praise you for each and every part of me.  Also, help me to work on my inner beauty even more than I do the outside. Thank you for the gift of my physical body. Amen” **obtained from Day 2 of Captured & Crowned: 7 Days Of Promises  via YouVersion**

Make this week grand,

Ta’Neisha K.



Our 2018 Homeschool Goals & Resolutions

Usually people are excited about going into January with new goals in place but by the middle of the month, most have moved away from them.  I use January as a time of reflection, fasting, and separation from social media to clear my head.  After this time I set my goals and resolutions for the new year and I get going to meet and exceed them.   Since February is about love, I thought I’d share a special tip each week on how you can “Love Your Selfie” better in 2018.  This week’s tips is to simply set S.M.A.R.T. goals and begin the work towards achieving them.  

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Goal setting is simply a measured form of setting a resolution because you will be able to check your progress via timeframes and completed steps as you work towards it.  Whether the personal, professional, or spiritual part of your life, there should always be a goal you are working towards.  Your goals should be specific, measureable, achievable (attainable), relevant, and time bound (traceable).  Remember to express your goals positively and repeat them aloud often.  Write them down and hang them somewhere in your home that is part of your daily and frequent line of sight.  Furthermore, set precise dates to measure your achievement and celebrate once you’ve completed it.

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I recently found this on social media and thought I’d share this quick yet fun activity.  **Disclaimer: Now, this is only an activity and should only be used as your set goals or resolutions if you deem the statements applicable to where you are or desire to be.** It is my hope that this little activity makes you laugh, smile, and ignites your passion for accomplishing great things in 2018!

I just love the predictive text posts I’ve been seeing lately and I thought this one was perfect way to set some cute and quirky homeschool goals/resolutions.  Initially I used the original formula to create these three sentences:

  • Be a little faster than the last one.
  • Be a lot of money to the other side of the world. 
  • Be the best sales people in The Lone Star State. (this applies to husband) 
  • Be the best option that he enjoys.

I used my device to write so my predictive text includes a myriad of long phrases in addition to the words.  I decided to just start with “Be” and create a few more sentences which I felt were spot on for my current season. Here are the additional ones I came up with:

  • Be more about our homeschooling. 
  • Be a great idea to the other side of the world.
  • Be encouraged by preschoolers watching ABC Mouse and the dialogue. 
  • Be sure to see how your day was filled with phenomenal memories.
  • Be safe from dangers seen and heard.

Though this activity was meant to be fun I believe I created the perfect combination of achievement possibilities for Team KEMP Academy.  I felt so inspired that I decided to appropriately rewrite these (as suggested above) in my planners and adopt them as our resolutions for 2018.  I’ve actually already started setting things in motion to ensure we achieve each one.

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Now it is your turn to complete the activity.  To reflect the image used earlier, the formula is:

  1. Be a lot… 
  2. Be a little…
  3. Be the best…

Type those first words and then use predictive text until you have a complete sentence.

So, what cute, quirky, or accurate resolutions did you come up with?  Be sure to let me know in the comment section below.


Make this year successful,

Ta’Neisha K.

Dollar Tree DIY Valentine’s Door Sign

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I’m so glad I came across these two cute $1.00 items at my local Dollar Tree last week.  After picking them up I decided to create this cute Valentine’s door sign which will remain on our front door until the end of February.  For details on the products used and a quick tutorial, check out this video and be sure to share, share, share!



Make this week fabulous,

Ta’Neisha K.

2018 Planner Lineup & January Spreads

This year my planner stack has increased slightly… okay quite a bit.. well, let’s just be completely honest and say it has grown.  I have been planning for nearly one calendar year and in that time my collection has grown tremendously and I have fallen in love with pen and paper all over again.  My writing has improved and my family is always able to check to see what we have coming up in two flips rather than scrolling through my phone calendar.  I truly enjoy this hobby and can’t wait to share my 2018 lineup with you.  You can see MOST of my collection in this recent YouTube video.

Next up I want to share my January planner spreads which you can see in this recent YouTube video.

Now that you’ve seen my planners for 2018, be sure to share your planner lineup information in the comments below.  And, don’t forget to click this super cool hyperlink to enter the awesome giveaway!!!

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Make this week awesome,

Ta’Neisha K.

Blitsy Haul & Giveaway!

This year I decided to share some great deals with all my blog family. Recently I came across the BLITSY website and I was pleasantly surprised to find such great deals on planner, art, and children’s items. I love that they offer coupon codes, you have the ability to earn points, and their two day shipping is free on purchases over $29. I’ve purchased quite a few things from Blitsy during the holiday season and you can see some of the items in this recent YouTube video.

For those that watched until the end, I hope you’re excited about this quick giveaway. I use washi tape in my planner, on cards, and even when wrapping gifts. I’m also obsessed with Rose Gold right now so I thought this prize was perfect to share with you all.


You can also click this link to get a coupon code for your first Blitsy purchase.

Make this week grand,

Ta’Neisha K.

Perfect Pout 💋 (Lip Scrubs)

I wanted to share a staple lip product that I’ve been using for a few years.  This lip scrub has surpassed others because it is extra coarse and the finely milled ingredients are able to truly smooth your lips during the harsh winter season.  I enjoy sugar scrubs and use those daily but once a week (twice in the winter) I prefer the Beauty Treats Walnut Lip Scrub. I love the consistency of the product, being that you get more exfoliation from it, and the cost can’t be beat.  

You can purchase the Beauty Treats Walnut Lip Scrubs from your local beauty supply and various online retailers.  Currently the price ranges from $2-$4 individually or as a four piece set for $7-$9.  The Beauty Treats Sugar Scrubs retail for $1-$3 individually or $6-$9 as a set.

I hope you enjoyed this quick look at some great lip scrubs. If store bought isn’t your thing, then I have a quick DIY for you. You can create your own organic lip scrubs with items you already have in your kitchen.  Just use sugar or salt, an oil of your choice,  and some essential oil or extract for fragrance. You can get the ingredients list and see this quick process in my DIY LIP SCRUB tutorial video. 

Here’s to having the perfect pout all year long!  (And here’s to sweet kisses with the ones you love.)

Make this week grand,

Ta’Neisha K. 

FREE Printables to Personalize Your Homeschool/Teacher Planner

I’ve been using the Simple Homeschool Planner every since our oldest son was in kindergarten.  I love the useful extra pages, scripture used throughout, and the décor is always beautiful.  This planner is made and sold exclusively by Mardel, a Christian bookstore.  The price point is great and you can always apply a coupon to sweeten the deal.  I also like that the company offers FREE shipping over $9.99, saving me a trip to the store where I will be tempted to buy all the matching accessories.

You can see how I personalized my Simple Homeschool Planner via this recent YouTube video.

You can see our homeschool lesson plans and how I decorated this planner via another recent YouTube video.

This school year’s planner was the most gorgeous one but it was also poorly constructed.  The spiral kept malfunctioning and my pages kept falling off.  I attempted to exchange it for a new one but the planner was never in stock at my local Mardel.  I also couldn’t get it online or at any Mardel within 25 miles.  I tried my best to fix it or just bear through it but ultimately,  I decided to purchase a different homeschool planner.  I’m not sure if I’m completely sold on giving up on the Simple Homeschool Planner for our next school year but for now, I’m happy with the new system.  A review on my new homeschool planner will be posted soon.

For now, be sure to get the FREE HOMESCHOOL PLANNER PRINTABLES by clicking this helpful hyperlink.   **These printables were obtained via a FREE DOWNLOAD from The House on Hillbrook blog. **

Make 2018 Grand,

Ta’Neisha K.