Fundraiser for the Fur-babies

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What: Fundraiser for the Humane Society of West Alabama

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Uptown Art in Tuscaloosa, AL

Cost: $30.00 (a portion of which will go to the HSWA)

*No coupons or discounts accepted for this class.

We will be painting Kitty Love! As a volunteer at the Humane Society, I’m looking forward to attending the event. It should be noted that there are only 25 seats available for the event, so make sure to reserve your spots as soon as possible. If you are unable to attend for whatever reason, you could always volunteer, donate, or purchase from our Amazon Wishlist.

If you live in a completely different area, check around for a local animal shelter, and see what they may be in need of in their facility. If the shelter in your area is anything like the HSWA, then they are run off of volunteers and donations.

– Lauren Hope

Romeo 5
Romeo, one of our many black cats, was mistaken to be a feral cat and was TNR’ed (that’s why his ear is tipped). He is a super sweet boy, which is why he quickly became the boyfriend of Bella, who is one of our shyest cats.

NaNoWriMo 2018 Announcement

This year I’m participating in NaNoWriMo, and it will be my first year attempting to write a novel. I haven’t brainstormed, outline, or planned out anything. However, the week before NaNoWriMo, I intend to brainstorm and outline my novel, so that I can begin writing on day one. I feel like I should’ve start prepping during October, and used the whole month rather than just the last week. It’s a bit late for that now though.

Since this is my first year participating, I don’t have a clue what I’m doing. That’s why I’m writing this post, I would love to know all about y’all’s NaNoWriMo experience.

  1. Have you participated before? Are you participating this year?
  2. do you have any tips or tricks? What do you wish you had done differently?
  3. For those of you who struggle with mental health (because I do), what are some things that you do to help stay on track?
  4. Are you a plotter? Are you a pants-er? (that’s a word, right?)
  5. Who is an author that you look up to?

I’m a mixture of nervous and excited, and would love to be able to talk to anyone who has experience, or who will also be participating for the first time.

– Lauren Hope

october tbr

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Fall is finally here – the leaves are changing colors, the temperature’s going down, and my favorite childhood movies are playing on T.V.. Whenever I’m not working, volunteering, doing course work, or watching Halloween movies I’m going to try to read all of the books. I always put off certain books because I think to myself “this would be a great Halloween read.”

There are also a few read-a-thons that I hope to participate in this month, and I hope that a few of these are able to fit into their challenges.

decisions, decisions

“i’m you, but from the future.”

there are a million

questions i want to ask,

but one thought pushes to

the forefront of my mind:

you decided to keep living.


April is National Poetry Month!

April is national poetry month, which was news to me. I found out about this through twitter, and shortly discovered that Amanda Lovelace and Cyrus Parker were going to be giving prompts each day of April over on their instagram accounts. They took turns, one giving prompts on the even days (Cyrus) and the other giving them on the odds days (Amanda).

As an aspiring writer and lover of poetry, I decided to participate and created my own poems using their prompts. The prompt for April 4th to “i’m you, but from the future.”

jellyfish daughter

i have no spine:

i never tell you

what i think

or how i feel.

if i did you wouldn’t

like it at all.

so i remain silent,

just like you

taught me.


April is National Poetry Month!

April is national poetry month, which was news to me. I found out about this through twitter, and shortly discovered that Amanda Lovelace and Cyrus Parker were going to be giving prompts each day of April over on their instagram accounts. They took turns, one giving prompts on the even days (Cyrus) and the other giving them on the odds days (Amanda).

As an aspiring writer and lover of poetry, I decided to participate and created my own poems using their prompts. The prompt for April 3rd to write a poem that includes a jellyfish.