Not for Sale {Sevenly}

About The Charity

Not For Sale works to fight modern-day slavery. They provide direct services to victims of human trafficking and people vulnerable to exploitation, and attack the root causes through education, skill development and job creation.




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Super Klutz #iPPP


I screwed up my ankle .... again. I have to go to the orthopedic today and see if I chipped a bone. How did I do this? Stepping off my porch. Like totally super klutz. My dress shoes are the only ones that really fit on my ankle. 


I sold a few things on eBay it's actually kind of nice. Cleaning out my clutter and making a little cash.


Of course the times when I'm hurting like this is when I kind of hate being a single parent. I don't have the energy to chase them around, to clean up, but at the same time I hate having a mess. I also don't think straight and go out to buy things and forget like the important stuff and have to go back and get them.


I think this might be my favorite picture from this week though, my little bookworm in training.

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Hey Hey! #MermaidMonday

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Meet Raina Mermaid! 


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www.halifaxmermaids.com

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#FindMyColor with Madison Reed

Your hair color is an important personal choice. That?s why Madison Reed provides 27, nutrient-rich, ammonia-free colors to choose from. The professional stylists and colorists on our Color Crew will even give you a free color consultation to help you find your perfect color?then have it delivered to your door. #FindMyColor



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Fashion Book with Blurb


How to make a fashion book with Blurb:

Blurb is a cool company that lets you make books about anything that interests you. And if you’re interested in fashion and style—and love to show it off—making a book of your personal fashion is a fantastic way to capture your sartorial genius for all time. Whether you want it just for yourself, so you can look through your greatest hits, or you’re a bit of an Internet fashionista who wants to make a book to sell, you’ll find these tips pretty helpful:

1. It’s all about lighting. To make your fashion really pop, choose natural light or studio light with a soft box (you can even make one from a lamp and last season’s white t-shirt). If you’re using a flash, you’ll probably want to bounce it or stick a diffusion filter on it.



2. Make a shot list. This is a critical step, and even more important if you are photographing models. Even if your model is just your best friend who owes you a favor, they’ll appreciate it if you know exactly what you want to shoot. Think about the poses you want to capture, the outfits you want them to wear, and the details that you want to highlight in every shot.

3. White balance (WB). Accurate color and skin tones come from making sure the WB function on your camera is set to your lighting situation.



4. Choose the right lens/zoom setting. If you’re using a wide angle, you’re going to lose your beautiful lines (and your model may never forgive you). If you have a camera with different zoom levels, zoom out to minimize lens barrel distortion.

5. Keep it stylish. It’s a fashion shoot, after all. Play music, keep things moving, try new angles. Attitude, attitude, attitude.



6. Dress it up. Make your book as fashionable as the clothing featured in it. Choose a simple design that doesn’t upstage the clothing, but still looks chic. Pick a size and paper type that showcases the work brilliantly.

If you’ve ever paid attention to what’s on the catwalk, you know that fashion means different things to different people. Follow your own fashion obsessions and document them in a fashionable book. If you look good today in person, imagine looking great forever on the printed page with Blurb! Start your Blurb book now and Save 25% on print book orders of $75+ at Blurb.

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Adventure Therapy



When Stephen Simmons came home from the Iraq War, he struggled to find his place in society. Fighting overseas had conditioned him to expect adrenaline-filled days, so returning to a quiet civilian life was a challenge. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) only compounded the struggle. Stephen turned to running and hiking in Oregon's high mountains with his loving pets - a dog named Puppi and a cat named Burma. Adventure therapy revealed to him that beneath the depression, he really did care what happened to his life. He says, "Adventure therapy has given me immense hope for the future, and a newfound determination to overcome my situation."

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Irish Coffee

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Irish Coffee Courtesy of KRUPS*
8oz freshly brewed coffee
3 oz Irish whiskey
3/4 oz Brown Sugar
Tablespoon Whipped Cream

Stir the brown sugar into the hot coffee
Pour in 3 oz of the Irish whiskey
Place a small amount of whipped cream onto the top of the sweetened coffee for final taste and show



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All Girls Allowed {Sevenly}




All Girls Allowed is dedicated to restoring life, value, and dignity to girls and mothers revealing the injustice to China’s One-Child Policy.

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Comic Books Made Easy at Blurb



Ever wanted to make your own cartoon or comic book? You can do it without a publisher at Blurb! And if you're worried about quality, don't! Blurb paired up with one of the all time comic book greats, Paul Rivoche, who is known for illustrations of Batman and Ironman to name a few. Heard of those guys? I thought so! Take a look at this video and try not to be inspired to write up your own book right now.






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