Tell-Tale Signs You’re Human

Your heart beats too hard

when you go for a jog.

You find it hard in the morning,

to shut the alarm off.

You despise heavy traffic,

and sad things on the news.

You tend to post a selfie,

hoping for lots of likes and views.

You want to curl up in a blanket,

when it’s raining outside.

You want to dance and sing,

but sometimes, instead, sit and cry.

You have hopes for the future,

that you never thought would come.

You wish for a better relationship,

with your dad or your mom.

All these things make you human.

All these things are more than okay.

These are just some of the small things,

that make you human every day.

The list still goes on.

But what’s most important is to note,

all these things are things everyone deals with.

All these things do not mean you are broke.

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Detailed image of the moon halfway through monthly phase.

“It’s just a phase”

has become the chant

of humans reminding themselves they can

they can be whole

or just a small piece

they can shine bright as a star

or their light can completely cease

but no matter how they’re feeling

no matter whether or not they’re okay

they are still whole

they’re just in a different phase that day

the light always returns

it always shines bright

the moonlight burns

on even the coldest of nights

think like the moon

and remember it will be alright

  • April 4, 2023

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Shifting Atmosphere

Sunlight filtering through window with snow on evergreen branches outside.

Shifting Atmosphere
By E. Lexi Abbott

The window was opened.
The sunshine is streaming in.
You take a deep breath,
and the world starts to spin.
That fresh air you needed,
that calm and that hope,
suddenly surrounds you,
like a badly written trope.
But the moment is fleeting,
and the clouds come back.
The sunshine wanes,
and its illumination you again lack.
But you have a realization.
You just need to go outside.
Shift your perspective.
Stop replaying goodbyes.
The sunshine is constant, it is our atmosphere that is not.

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The School of Life

School is essential to life… whether you’re a fish trying to avoid predators or a human swimming through the world, education is being devalued more and more over time and the very word “education” seems to be misunderstood.

Remember that education is not only found in a school building but in every day situations and activities.

Point out the lessons to your children when applicable and help them to understand the importance of learning all they can every single day.

The sharks are circling and only by committing ourselves to our own kind of school can we gather the resources and knowledge needed to survive and even thrive in life! 🐠

Keep learning, keep swimming, and keep striving for more!


Hourglass Sand

By E. Lexi Abbott

How would the world change

if you could see the time you had left

with an hourglass in your chest?

How many people would take their own sand

and try to put it into the hourglass of the ones they loved most?

Holding onto what we love in this world is already hard.

We forget the ease that we have by not seeing how much time we truly have left.

Everyday struggles and pain blind us.

The inability to truly know binds us.

And the moments keep ticking by while we stand still unsure of what actions to take.

The hourglass has never left.

Time keeps ticking by.

But worrying about it will not stop it’s current.

Begging and bartering falls on nonexistent ears.

We cannot crack open the hourglass.

We cannot gather more sand.

We cannot measure how long until the sand runs out.

So, instead we are encouraged to enjoy life.

To live as if the sand were not falling.

To pretend each of us is a desert with endless grains that can fall and create dunes of collected memories.

Remember that the hourglass exists

but do not let the anxiety of not being able to see it ruin your day.

Instead, smile and be grateful that the sand keeps falling.

– 1/16/2023

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Magic Mirror

By E. Lexi Abbott (Alexis E. Abbott)

You stare into your magic mirror

while pondering the world.

You see into the lives

of other boys and girls.

People whom you’ve never met

and may never really see.

But you feel you know these people

extremely intimately.

The magic mirror has a way

of connecting us with the world around;

while at the same time

keeping our feet from touching the ground.

It wraps us in a plastic film

of filters, make up, and play pretend.

Smiles carved into frowning faces.

Resolves that break but never seem to bend.

But as isolating as the magic mirror is,

it can also do some good.

As long as those who speak through the magic mirror,

act in the way they know they should.

Do away with the lies of society.

Do away with hiding your truth.

Do away with pretending you’re some polished perfect square,

while ignoring your fleeting youth.

It’s okay to be organic.

It’s okay to sometimes go a bit insane.

It’s okay to dress in funny colors

and do things with funny names.

The truth is we all are human,

not the robots behind which we hide.

We all seek out true connections

while fearing others might reject what’s inside.

Don’t let the magic mirror toy with your mind.

– 1/15/2023

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Custom Cakes by Liud

Hello and good morning! Today’s post is surrounding a fantastic little business I stumbled across yesterday called “Custom Cakes by Liud.”

This business is not only a bakery but a café as well that creates the most delicious Cuban sandwiches you’ll ever taste!

This small business does it all from creating gorgeous custom cakes that are works of art in themselves to selling Cuban sandwiches to custom portrait paintings that will blow you away!

Custom Cakes by Liud

They are located at 10518 Alpharetta Hwy in Roswell, Georgia in a strip mall. Follow the upbeat music and delicious smells!

Aortic Pump

Robotic hand holding a skull, computer illustration.
Robotic hand holding a skull, computer illustration.

I think there’s a fault in my code

instead of fuzzy warmth I feel deep cold

the kind that’s found on the ocean floor

and the pressure is just the same though it feels like more

I’m not a computer with whizzing and whirring sounds

instead I speak a language brought from underground

from the core of me and the depths of my soul

I have an aortic pump instead of a black hole

and my wishes and my wants are not the same

I want to escape the rat race instead of play the game

I want a rocking chair and raindrops on a tin roof

I want poems and love songs and to dance and groove

to the energy of nature and the flow of the world

I want to remember what it was like to be a little girl

I want to dance in the rain but sleep through the storms

I want a cozy fireplace and coffee that’s always warm

but here I am next to you in a black and white world

with boxes and sharp edges that cut your fingers curled

around the frame trying to hold on for dear life

to prove you can fit into a box as dark as night

so put on your dress suit and your high heels and go

clicky clacking down the pavement as though it knows

that every sound is torture of this manmade jungle gym

swimming in a crowd of faceless human shaped (wo)men

I am not a robot nor a well oiled machine

I am not from a factory with a face that’s nice and clean

I have acne and bruises and bumps where they shouldn’t be

I have emotions and tears and am simply just me

I think there’s a fault in my code

but I try to hide it so the programmer won’t know

I go through the days and play my part

I hold my breath and dream of a new start

it’s time to turn my aortic pump into simply just “heart”

– E. Lexi Abbott

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Christmas in July at 3 Oaks Farm!

Yesterday (23 July 2022) was Christmas in July at 3 Oaks Farm! Vendors of all kinds came out and set up shop for attendees to shop handmade, small business items and stock up for Christmas!

Along with these vendors they had a cornhole tournament and ice pops on the back lawn. There was even an antique car show in the field next to the barn that was going on at the same time, as well!

3 Oaks Farm – A Place for Events!

3 Oaks Farm is a lovely venue located at 3565 Tallant Dr, Cumming, GA 30028 that has a beautiful barn, acres of picturesque land, and a friendly team to make your event or even wedding the best that it can be!

Their team of professionals make having an event at 3 Oaks Farm as easy as can be! They are responsive, friendly, and want to make your event last in the memories of you and your guests…forever!

Christmas in July

At the venue were several vendors comprised of small businesses that work hard day in and day out to bring you handmade goodies that will brighten your house and your life! Here’s a list of who was there and a little bit about them. You can find these vendors year round for lovely gifts and experiences! They are arranged alphabetically so be sure to scroll through them all!

Small Businesses Mentioned:

Abbott Health & Fitness

Eric Abbott of Abbott Fitness in his booth set up for Christmas in July at 3 Oaks Farms
Eric Abbott of Abbott Fitness

Eric Abbott runs Abbott Health & Fitness! A certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor with experience as an instructor at Orangetheory and following his own fitness routine in his private life, Eric is a positive and energetic teacher to get you on track to your best and healthiest life! Check him out at his website at or at his Instagram.

If you act now, you can join his FREE virtual training event coming up in August 2022! Go to his website to learn more!

BeeCasso Crafts

Keeping bees is all the buzz with BeeCasso Crafts! Hosting pollinator classes, selling liquid gold, and offering general education on one of the most important pollinators on the planet, BeeCasso Crafts are in buzzness! Check them out on Instagram or join their group on Facebook!

Beeloved Art

Speaking of bees! Beeloved Art is the bees knees! A momma of two wild boys and the product of 8 generations born and raised in a small southern town, this woman knows how to take nostalgia and memories and freeze them in time in her ornaments and art! Check her out at her website as well as on Facebook and Instagram!

Cindy’s Cafè & Corks

Wine a little or wine a lot, it doesn’t matter to this crafter! Cindy creates adorable cork and wine-themed products from bottle aprons to corkaments to wall hangings! These cute and fun keepsakes will remind you to take a sip of life! Check her out on Facebook!

DJ Designs

Dj Designs is a sign…to buy a sign! Donna Snyder is a lovely woman who spends her downtime bringing you custom and handmade creations! creates custom and handmade signs, wreaths, doorhangers, home décor, and more! Check her out on Facebook and Instagram and order one today!

Glittered Grits

A small town momma with a dazzling business plan, Glittered Grits specializes in glitter tumblers, t-shirts, home décor, and other handmade crafts! Her tumblers are beyond cute and will make any drink that much more special! Check her out at and on Facebook and Instagram.

Houndstooth Knives

If you thought that Houndstooth Knives makes knives…then you’re pretty sharp because they sure do! Custom crafted for a personal touch that will follow you through whatever project you’re using them for, Houndstooth Knives creates cutlery for cooking, hunting, crafting, and more! Make sure to check them out on Instagram!

King of Pops

Beat the heat with a good old fashioned popsicle! King of Pops made an appearance outside with the cornhole tournament to provide refreshing relief via popsicles for anyone who wanted a respite from the sun! King of Pops is a franchise so check them out at their website at

Koozles Candle Co.

These soy wax CANdles will have you rethinking old fashioned lighting! Chelsea takes empty beer cans and shows the world the meaning behind upcycled! She even gives classes on candle making so that you can make the craft your very own! Check her out on Instagram.

Love Well

A reminder to love others and love them well is the motto for this small business! Their t-shirts are comfortable and come with the reminder to love those and the world around you! Find them at their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Maggie’s Chic Designs

Polymer clay earrings, tumblers, and designs, oh my! Maggies Chic Designs will keep you on your toes to rush and collect every little thing from her shelves! Items are handmade and one-of-a-kind so be sure to act fast! Find her on her website at and on Instagram and Facebook.

Material Memories

As we travel to places and events, one thing that almost always seems to make it home with us is a brand new t-shirt! Before you know it, they have collected into piles in the dustiest parts of your attic or basement. All these memories, just sitting there…never fear! Material Memories takes those t-shirts and creates cozy quilts that you can use again and again to keep warm from fuzzy memories and a fuzzy blanket! Check out Nancy Abbott of Material Memories at her website and on Instagram and Facebook. (Website designed by E. Lexi Abbott! Order yours TODAY!)

Merrilyn’s INKspiration Café

If you’ve ever seen a homemade card and wonder how it was made, this crafty woman can tell you just how to make it! Not only does she craft beautiful cards for all occasions but she teaches classes on how to make them, too! You can find her on Facebook and Instagram.

Pink Daisy Designs

Pink Daisy Designs is THE place to get custom engraved wood products and other cute wood products! She has cutting boards, door signs, earrings, crafts, and more! Check out this lovely lady on Instagram and Facebook.

Puppy Presents Designs

Now presenting…Puppy Presents Designs! Hand sewn and always made with the idea of keeping prices low, these cute leashes and collars give the perfect spark of color to your canine companion! Check her out on Etsy.

Reimagined Home Décor

Reimagined Home Décor does just that! Reimagining wooden trays, candleholders, and more, Laura Hilly uses her creative imagination to make sure that nothing goes to waste that doesn’t have to! Find her and her crafts on Facebook and Instagram.

ResQue Rubs

This husband and wife team makes barbecue with a purpose! Their rubs not only help you cook like a professional chef in the comfort of your very own kitchen but a portion of proceeds go to FurKids animal shelter! Check them out at their website as well as Facebook and Instagram.

Southern Escentuals

Free smells and luxurious suds are the benefits of lathering up with Southern Escentuals! Their candles are made of soy wax and contain woodwick candles that add a comforting fireplace crackling sound along with the calming aroma of her beautiful candles! Check out her website and find her on Facebook and Instagram.

Sweet Sassafras Boutique

These lovely ladies run their own boutique. Named after the plant that gave root beer it’s start, this sweet boutique offers cute clothing in all sizes! They are located in Dawsonville, Ga. Find them at their website and on Facebook and Instagram.

Top KNOTch

Clothing and gifts for busy babes, Top KNOTch is a husband and wife team who run their small shop in Cumming, Ga. Check out their cute clothing and accessories on their website and on Facebook and Instagram.

Vitae Gourmet

Michael Gagnon is the genius behind the sauce at Vitae Gourmet! His all natural hot sauce is delicious and can add a lift to your favorite dish or pack a full on punch! It all depends on you and the heat level that you prefer. Check out his glorious concoctions at his website and on Facebook and Instagram.

Wit and Bubbles

To end this list with a bang, please meet Helena! The brains behind the Wit and the maker behind the Bubbles, her business makes gloriously named AND crafted soaps to give your life some lather. Be sure to rinse and repeat to discover every special scent! Find her at her website and on Facebook and Instagram.

See You Around The Farm!

Thank you so much for scrolling through, be sure to shop local and support small businesses! Also, be sure to book a venue tour of 3 Oaks Farm to see how you can make your event, or even your wedding, the best that it can be!

Don’t Fall Behind This School Year!

Calling all students, parents, and teachers! Don’t fall behind the curve and start strong this school year by putting support systems in place NOW.

Contact me TODAY to discuss a tutoring support plan for your student to help them with reading, writing, grammar, and study skills!

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