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I am a happily married woman, living in Pennsylvania. My husband and I love to ride our bikes together. I have the best job. I make handcrafted fused glass jewelry... full-time. I have 3 tiny male dogs... "The Boys". Visit our website: http://haydenbrook.com

The True Secret of Happiness in our Daily Life

The True Secret of Happiness in our Daily Life

Relationships are like gardens...“Relationships are like gardens. If you tend to them, they tend to give you beautiful gifts in return.” -MFB My friend Frank wrote:
“Ok, I keep getting opportunities to say this quote I made up myself so I’m going to share it again on FB so you can say it too:

“Children are like gardens, if you tend to them they tend to give you beautiful gifts in return.” -MFB

You can reverse children and…

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What is Enough to be Happy?

What is Enough to be Happy?

“If one thinks that one is happy, that is enough to be happy.” - Madame de la Fayette

“If one thinks that one is happy, that is enough to be happy."
- Madame de la Fayette

  Please leave comments~! Click here to see more of these beautiful inspirational quotes that I like to create. Click here to get updates on my new book~!

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Fortify Your Soul - Book Updates

Fortify Your Soul – Book Updates

Laurie Hayden I have several updates about my book as we get closer to the publication date. 1- The title will be: Fortify Your Soul: 40 Letters to Friends Seeking Purpose and Peace~ 2- I have the production schedule:  My Production Project Manager at Nori Media Group (Destiny Image, Ambient Press) wrote to say, “We have started the editing process. We will do a thorough edit and formatting of your book,…

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3 months ago
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HELP… Please Vote on the Title of My Book

I have just heard from my publisher. We are working on the title for my book, and I would like your help.

HELP… Please Vote on the Title of My Book

I have just heard from my publisher. We are working on the title for my book, and I would like your help.

4 months ago
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Embrace Your Inner-Caterpillar - Both Stages are StunningRiddle me this? 
Why is the butterfly getting all the glory? 
The caterpillar is cool~! 
If the…View Post

Embrace Your Inner-Caterpillar - Both Stages are Stunning

Riddle me this? Why is the butterfly getting all the glory? The caterpillar is cool~!

If the…

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6 months ago
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The True Secret of Happiness in our Daily Life“The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily…View Post

The True Secret of Happiness in our Daily Life

“The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily…

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7 months ago
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Carnivorous Plants - Beauty, Intrigue, and so much Fun~!It all started at Musikfest, when Brook and I bought a venus fly trap for $8. It came in a plastic…View Post

Carnivorous Plants - Beauty, Intrigue, and so much Fun~!

It all started at Musikfest, when Brook and I bought a venus fly trap for $8. It came in a plastic…

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7 months ago
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Editing My Book on an Exquisite Island

Editing My Book on an Exquisite Island

I have heard legendary tales of “real authors” who get to go on great retreats to wonderful get-away places to write amazing works. I didn’t get to do something like that when I was writing “Fortify Your Soul”. But, it just so happened that I got to review the editors notes while I was spending a lingering month on an island in the Gulf of Mexico. (Some photos below.) Look at this stunning clear Gulf Coast Water in Boca Grande, FL~!

Look at this stunning…

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1 month ago
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HELP… Please Vote on the COVER Samples for My Book

HELP… Please Vote on the COVER Samples for My Book

My publisher has sent me four sample covers for the Book~! I want your feedback. Please tell me – What do you think? Be harsh; be specific. Which will sell the best to a 50% male and 50% female audience? What else would you like to say? Say it~! I want to hear in now, before we go to print~! Fortify Your Soul - Lighthouse Cover

Fortify Your Soul – Lighthouse Cover

Fortify Your Soul - Sailboat Cover

Fortify Your Soul – Sailboat Cover

Fortify Your Soul - Bird Cover

Fortify Your Soul – Bird Cover

Fortify Your Soul - Key & Notebook Cover

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2 months ago
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The Strength of Temptation and a Way Out - C. S. Lewis Quote

The Strength of Temptation and a Way Out – C. S. Lewis Quote

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good… Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is."
- C.S. Lewis “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good… Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is.”
-C.S. Lewis The good news is this, the Bible is very clear that we are all equipped to handle temptation. Though it is strong, we are stronger. God is faithful and will help us find a way out if we’re willing to follow it. 1 Corinthians 10:13-14 (NIV) – No…

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3 months ago
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Make Life Beautiful with Perpetual Kindness

“Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.”

Make Life Beautiful with Perpetual Kindness

“Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.”

5 months ago
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“Our destinies are tricky things, because they are rooted in God’s desires for us based… http://wp.me/s2iD5o-1438View Post

“Our destinies are tricky things, because they are rooted in God’s desires for us based… http://wp.me/s2iD5o-1438

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6 months ago
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Hope is on Clearance Sale? Isn’t HOPE Supposed to be FREE?OH LOOK…  Hope is on Clearance Sale at Walgreen’s~? A friend of mine captured this classic American…View Post

Hope is on Clearance Sale? Isn’t HOPE Supposed to be FREE?

OH LOOK…  Hope is on Clearance Sale at Walgreen’s~? A friend of mine captured this classic American…

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7 months ago
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Hundreds of Gift Wrapping Ideas for the HolidaysI go through phases of being motivated to wrap gifts, and dreading it. I’m not sure which mode I am…View Post

Hundreds of Gift Wrapping Ideas for the Holidays

I go through phases of being motivated to wrap gifts, and dreading it. I’m not sure which mode I am…

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7 months ago
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