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1. Pearanormal Activity Natural Body Lotion by gud from Burt’s Bees

After Walmart stopped carrying the body lotion I normally buy, I decided to try this one. Not only does it have the cutest name ever (PEARanormal Activity), but it smells incredible and is healthy for skin.

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2. Essie “Full Steam Ahead” Nail Polish

My favorite nail color this past week. I wore it until it was almost gone!

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3. Tea

I usually don’t like hot tea, but since I’ve been fighting a cold this past week, tea has been necessary. My favorites are green tea, chamomile, and orange flavors.

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4. The Gray Havens

A few weeks ago, my friend introduced me to this catchy husband-wife band, whose songs tell Biblical stories in creative ways. I have not stopped listening to them ever since. Guaranteed to put you in a happy mood, Gray Flowers is my favorite.

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5. Giving Voice: A Festival of Writing and the Arts

This past Thursday and Friday, I had the privilege of learning from famous Christian authors Brett Foster, Jessie van Eerden, Shannon Polson, and songwriter Josh Harmony at the Giving Voice Festival my university holds every September. After hearing a wonderful chapel talk by poet Brett Foster, I attended a Q & A lunch for English majors and a reading and concert later that night.

On Friday, high school students came to campus to attend sessions taught by the guest speakers and the university’s faculty. I had the opportunity to be an assistant to Brett Foster, a published poet and professor of Renaissance Literature and Creative Writing at Wheaton and a graduate of Yale. Brett taught a poetry session on the techniques of imitation and invention in poetry and how memories of specific places can influence poetry writing. Suffering from stage four cancer, Brett inspired me with his positive outlook, and it was a blessing to serve him. This event has always been a highlight of the semester, and this year was no exception!

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5. Sweet coloring pages here and here pinned onto COLORING PAGES

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4. Dresses straight out of a fairy tale pinned onto PRINCESS GOWNS

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3. Intense Bible journaling pinned onto CLEVER

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2. Candy-colored hair pinned onto HAIR

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1. And this delicious treat pinned onto BAGS

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That’s it! Share your pins and wins below.

Have a magical week!

Is. 41:10

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