Friday 5: November 15, 2013


Eat That Frog!

I finished this highly recommended book about time management recently, and I must say, I understand why it comes highly recommended.  This is a great book for anyone looking for a bit of motivation and inspiration when it comes to time management, and whether you are already good at time management or could really use some help, this book is a great read.  My only regret is that I had it on ebook loan through my library, so I have to put it back on the wait list if I want it again.  Perhaps this will find a way into my permanent book collection.  The basic concept is based on a quote by Mark Twain “If you eat a frog first thing in the morning, odds are it will be the worst thing you do all day.”  An interesting thought, but translated into time management speak: Get the task you are least looking forward to or that is the most important or the most work done first, then work from there.  Trust me, it’s a good read. Click the image to  check it out!

Illinois Legalizes Gay Marriage!

Hooray for my home state!  I won’t talk for long on the subject, but I will say this: Yes, I am a Christian woman, and yes, I support gay marriage.  We could get into it, but I prefer we don’t.  God made love.  Jesus’s number one commandment was abut love.  Some of the oat spiritual, God-loving and people loving human beings I know are gay and in happily committed relationships that I can only pray my marriage ends up like theirs. My several musical friends from Trinity, if you’re reading this, I’m talking about YOU.  I idolize you and you love of God and your relationships.  So way to go Illinois for making love be the number one here.  Check out the vide below that I absolutely adored watching.  The “kids react to” series is wonderful, and while they normally have them react to viral videos and pop culture things, every so often the Fine Brothers pull a super political one.  Listen to what these kids have to say.


My Erin Condren Planner!


I got my amazing Erin Condren Life Planner in the mail yesterday, just in time for my birthday.  I’m loving this beautiful organizer.  An added touch of fun is that it has my new last name on it (Though I blurred it out for the time being).  I know i’m not married yet, but I’m getting married 4 days into the new year, and for a 2014 planner, I think that justifies getting it printed that way. Thank you to my aunt for the great birthday present. The amount of personalization that goes into this is quite incredible.  There will be a more elaborate post on this beauty once I have broken it in a bit, but I highly encourage everyone to check out Erin Condren’s website, as her products are absolutely stunning and so much fun.


Blog Updates

As you may have noticed, Diva and the Divine looks a little bit different.  I’ve been working really hard at getting this to be more professional and unique looking.  I’ve been enjoying blogging a lot and I’m hoping to start getting content published more regularly.  Stay tuned for more exciting changes on this site.  Any suggestions or post requests? Feel free to leave  a comment below 🙂


Straight No Chaser

I had already intended to post this little bit of a cappella holiday cheer for you this week, but I feel even more compelled to do so now since yesterday Erik surprised me with tickets to go see this amazing group next weekend!  I am SO excited, and so thankful that I have a man that knows how to spoil me musically.  Enjoy this Christmas Can-Can.  It’s hilarious, and part of the reason I fell in love with these guys.