Swirls of Life

Life is a swirl…

On This Day in History – December 7

On December 7, 1787 Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.

That’s why it’s nicknamed the First State.

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Passing State Board

I finally passed my practical state board exam the other day! Third time really is the charm (this was my second retake). It was 3 and a half hours! I didn’t eat lunch until around 5pm, but it was worth it.

Once they send me instructions in the mail I’ll soon be an official licensed cosmetologist!

What’s the hardest test you’ve had to take?

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Movie of the Month

Movie of the Month

This month’s movie is Mr and Mrs Smith. Hands down one of my favorite action movies. I’m still mourning the loss of Brad and Angelina’s relationship.

If you watched it, let me know what you think in the comments.

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Spiced Maple-Walnut Cheesecake Recipe

Sometimes I read magazines during downtime at the hair salon I work at. While I was skimming through one the other day I found a good recipe for dessert.

If you make it, let me know how it turns out!

Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 6 hours 40 minutes Makes: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 graham crackers
  • 1 cup chopped Planters Walnuts, toasted, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 4 pkg (8 oz each) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

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Song of the Month: Right on Time

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This month’s featured song is Right On Time by Aaron Cole ft TobyMac. Listen below!

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On This Day in History – November 4

On November 4. 2008 Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was the 44th person to occupy the Oval Office.

Do you have a favorite president? Mine is Abraham Lincoln.

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Quote of the Month

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“Knowledge is having the right answers. Intelligence is having the right questions.”

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Movie of the Month

Movie of the Month

This month’s movie is Transcendence. Without spoiling the plot, all I will say is the ending is bittersweet.

If you watched it, let me know what you think in the comments.

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Good News

I came home from a job interview earlier today. It was a success! I officially start tomorrow. The best part is the payment is salary plus whatever tips I make from clients. Given my language, you might be able to guess it’s at a hair salon. I’ll be a shampoo technician instead of a stylist, but I’m okay with that. As long as I’m working in the industry I studied for I’m happy.

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to find a job this fast. It’s only been a month and a half since I stopped working. God is awesome. Anyways, I’ll be making a salary instead of only commission like the previous salons I worked at. Waking up early this morning to visit the salon was worth it.

Do you like your job?

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Quote of the Month

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“We shall not cease from exploration and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Elliot

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