Monday, July 29, 2019

What to do When Your Sister’s Man makes a Pass at You - Miss Know It All Gives Her Advice

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Miss Know It All
Question: My sister’s boyfriend made a pass at me, knowing I'm married. I told her immediately and she read him the riot act. But she still took him back. I am still hurt by it. Isn't she wrong? I have to see this person at family functions. I thought blood was thicker than water.

Answer: In some cases, blood is not always thicker than water. My advice is when this happens, whether it is a friend or a relative, is to think very hard and long before saying anything, because most of the time you will end up being the bad guy, and the woman will most likely stay with the man. My guess is that you are not the only woman he has made a pass at and eventually your sister will either realize that he does not value her, you or your husband or she will continue to stay with him until he decides to leave her. As far as seeing him at family functions, you have the option of not attending or if you do, keeping as far away from him as possible. Don’t engage in any discussions with him. Telling other family members may help, but you may end up damaging your relationship with your sister more.


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Monday, July 22, 2019

How to know If You Are Financially Ready to Get Married by Miss Know It All

Miss Know It All
I don’t know if some couples are trying to keep up with the Joneses or if it is instant gratification when it comes to spending money you don’t have on a wedding, especially if you are already in debt.

There seems to a trend where couples are asking parents, relatives, friends, and even strangers to pay for their wedding. Traditionally, depending on the culture, the bride’s parents were responsible for footing the bill. Nowadays, there seems to be a shift in who is actually going to pay for the ceremony. In many cases the bride and groom will pay for their own wedding or the parents of the couple will contribute what they can afford.

You will know right from the start if you can afford to have an elaborate wedding. If you and your partner have disposable income, then go ahead and plan that extravagant affair.

But if you have to do the following to plan your wedding, then you should think long and hard before making that commitment, considering fifty percent of marriages end in divorce:

·       Taking out loans to pay for your wedding.

·       Going on a crowd-funding page and asking strangers to pay for your ceremony.

·       Asking your quests to cover expenses for your reception.

·       Requesting money in lieu of gifts.

·       Refinancing a home or using credit cards.

According to Money Inc., 2019, the average wedding costs $33,931. But this will depend on your budget, the location, the number of guests, and the add-ons you want to include.

Of course, you can plan a nice wedding on a shoe-string budget. Go here to find out how. 


Monday, July 15, 2019

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Monday, July 08, 2019

Book Blast: Dragon’s Revenge by C.J. Shane

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. C.J. Shane will be awarding his original artwork - an ink drawing of Ocotillo on handmade paper in a wooden frame ready to hang with hooks and wire. Size of frame: 6 1/2" by 8 1/2" (U.S. ONLY), via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

When Tucson private detective and Iraq War vet Letty Valdez is hired to investigate a murder, she immediately finds herself targeted by a violent criminal. To find the killer, Letty turns to an old memoir of life in late 19th century Tucson. Clues in the memoir, with its tale of love between two immigrants - one, an Italian widow, and the other, an exiled Chinese revolutionary - launch Letty on a suspense-filled struggle to find answers, to stop the murderer – and to stay alive!

Read an Excerpt:

from the memoir:

Mama agreed to sing at the rededication of the cathedral. She considered this a great honor and a spiritual responsibility. She wanted to do well to show her respect and devotion. Because of this, she began practicing every week as she had time, even though the rededication was six months away. She liked to climb a ladder up onto the flat roof of our adobe house and sing there. I asked her once why she went up on the roof.

"It's the right place to talk to God and that's what I'm doing when I sing. Singing here helps me to be strong." Mama said. Mama was very religious. She talked to God a lot. She also talked to Jesus, the Virgin, and all the saints. Me, I never had much use for all that.

She was up on the roof one day when Drago came up the street with his cart. When Mama didn't appear at our front door, he entered the gate to the side yard hoping to find her at the outdoor ovens. It was then that she began singing. Drago moved into the yard and stepped away from the adobe wall so that he could see her on the roof.

Mama stood straight upright, her long skirts moving slightly in the breeze. Her hands were clasped in front of her. She took another deep breath and out came that glorious mezzo-soprano, full and textured, subtle, rich with emotions I was too young to identify but would later know, emotions like passion and longing. Tendrils of curly dark hair escaped from the knot on her neck. Her northern Italian skin, pale like a pearl, glowed in the sunlight, and her dark eyes sparkled. My mama was a beautiful woman and she sang like an angel.

Drago stood transfixed in our garden, his hands at his side, his head bent upward to watch her. He was utterly still, utterly silent. I know this because I was hiding high in the branches of a tall mesquite tree behind him where he couldn't see me. I was supposed to be doing my chores but I, too, liked to watch Mama when she was singing.

Drago stood for the longest time listening to Mama. I was watching Mama but when I looked at Drago, I saw that tears were running down his face.

I think that was the day that Drago fell in love with Mama, the day he first heard her sing.

About the Author:

C.J. Shane, Author, and Visual Artist
C.J. Shane is a writer and visual artist in Arizona. In addition to her mystery fiction, she is the author of eight nonfiction books. Her first fiction book, _Desert Jade: A Letty Valdez Mystery_, (11-2017) is a finalist for Best Suspense-Thriller novel, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.

Learn more at
Rope’s End Publishing 

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Monday, July 01, 2019

In Fabric | Official Trailer HD | A24

From writer/director Peter Strickland and starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, and Gwendoline Christie. 

In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences. 

Coming Soon in Theaters.