Broken For the Promise by Chasity Strawder

Broken for the PromiseTitle: Broken For the Promise
Author: Chasity Strawder

Synopsis: In early 2010 after a heartbreaking miscarriage, I found out I was pregnant once again. My joy was short lived due to a diagnosis of gastro paresis. Soon after the news, this medical dilemma forced my husband Terrence and I into a financial hardship that led to our homelessness. This book is a depiction of my struggles to maintain my faith in God and the fight of survival for my life and that of my unborn baby.

What is the pertinent message that you want to convey to your readers?

God can truly heal any and all brokenness. There is nothing about your life that can’t be restored.

How did you first get interested in writing?

I became interested in writing as early as age 10. It has always been an outlet for me to express my feelings and to do soul searching for what I have desired for my life.

Do you have a favorite author or writers who inspire you? If so, who?

I like reading all of Joyce Meyer’s books. Her books are inspirational, but surround her life experiences. I can identify with a lot of what she has been through.

What can readers expect from you next? Are you currently working on another book?

I am not currently working on another book, but there are plans for others in the near future. I am working on a book tour and some opportunities to share my testimony as a motivational speaker.

Where can readers find out more about you, what you’ve written and where you’ll be?

By visiting my website:


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The Best and Fluffiest Buttermilk Pancakes Ever!

buttermilk_pancake_recipeMy husband loves pancakes. I mean adores them. He can eat them with sausage, bacon, fried chicken, you name it. He can even eat them solo. His favorite recipe so far is one he found from Martha Stewart. She says the secret to fluffy pancakes is to not overmix the batter.

This is Martha Stewars’s Buttermilk Pancake Recipe below and it’s relatively easy:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus 1/2 teaspoon for griddle
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Heat griddle to 375 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk and 4 tablespoons butter; whisk to combine. Batter should have small to medium lumps.

  2. Step 2

    Heat oven to 175 degrees. Test griddle by sprinkling a few drops of water on it. If water bounces and spatters off griddle, it is hot enough. Using a pastry brush, brush remaining 1/2 teaspoon of butter or reserved bacon fat onto griddle. Wipe off excess.

  3. Step 3

    Using a 4-ounce ladle, about 1/2 cup, pour pancake batter, in pools 2 inches away from one other. Scatter with berries, if using. When pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around edges, about 2 1/2 minutes, flip over. Cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute.

  4. Step 4

    Repeat with remaining batter, keeping finished pancakes on a heatproof plate in oven. Serve warm.

I serve my pancakes with sliced strawberries and whipped butter. My husband loves his butter melted so it can soak into the pancakes. Either way you like them, enjoy!

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Thoughts on the Cole Haan Pinched Leather LTE


Cole Haan has done it again, as soon as I saw these Men’s Pinch Leather LTE I called all the stores in my area looking to see if they had them in the store. Needless to say they didn’t but that that didn’t stop me. I immediately got on the phone and ordered two pairs the red and the gray. I am loving them, the butter soft leather uppers, and the comfortable lowers which makes wearing the shoe very enjoyable. I only wear Cole Hann footwear, and these purchase makes my eleventh pair of Cole Haan’s I now own. I continuously tell everyone about the Nike technology which Cole Haan has added to there products which makes me a happy customer. I am not a sneaker person, the thing I love about these shoes they can be casual or I wear them when I am going to work my ten hour shift at work. I will probably be purchasing the blue and the tan later on.

Reviewed by Mr. C


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The Savvy Blogger’s Manual

TheSavvyBloggersManualLinda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland is a midwife to entrepreneurs and helps them give birth to their dreams. She also assists bloggers, ministries and authors with increasing visibility and understanding social media as well as how to effectively network and create buzz about their products and businesses. She helps position them to create multiple streams of income through her Grow Your Dreams Network. Her own blogging endeavors landed her an appearance on The Today Show to dish about one of her favorite things, “Why Women Love Shoes.”

In The Savvy Bloggers Manual Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland has harvested together information that she’s acquired during her 16 years as a bestselling author, brand promoter and business owner. You’ll learn the importance of networking, how to drive traffic to your website and or blog, what SEO is and why you should care about it and she even shares how she landed a national television feature on The Today Show in 2011. If you have a blog or a business website with a blog extension, you need this book in your arsenal.

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Feeling Very 70′s Vintage

vintagelookLast week I was feeling very vintage. I got tired of wearing my hair in a bun and a 2 strand twist so I just left it out in sort of a fro. Hubby and I took in a movie and so I wore a cute lilac vintage top with a cute tie at the neck. I paired it with a pair of linen pants and my favorite gold sandals. This is my serious militant face. Ha! I actually think I look like my mother did in the 70′s here.

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Diane Von Furstenberg Dress on Sale


If you didn’t get a chance to watch my video here  this is the dress that I scored from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. As I said in the video, you don’t always have to shop with the sole intention of coming out of the store with 15 million bags, sometimes just acquiring 1 or 2 quality pieces to boost your wardrobe is enough. I love this dress. It hits right above the knee and is perfect for summer, fall or any time of the year. Diane Von Furstenberg should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe.

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Cole Haan Pinched Leather LTE in Red

colehaan_pinchedleatherLTEIf you’re a guy who is looking for something cool, hip and summery to add a dash of color to your wardrobe the Cole Haan Pinched Leather LTE collection may be right up your alley. Last weekend my husband and I ventured out in efforts to track them down. They are touted as sneaker meets loafer and the leather is super soft and the soles are comfy and easy to wear. Hubby got them in the red (pictured) and grey, but they’re also available in a cute navy and kelly green color too as well as several others. They retail for $98 and aren’t readily available in many of their retail stores, however, even online they say the QUANTITY IS LIMITED! So, if you’d like a pair, snag them quick otherwise you’re likely to end up missing the boat on these babies! Watch the video HERE.


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White Eyelet Dress + Pink Sequin Bag


I was in a summer mood this weekend as I donned myself in a white eyelet dress and a pink sequin bag and slipped on my favorite Sam Edelman GiGi sandals. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale was amazing. I didn’t go overboard, but I did get some amazing pieces to BEEF up my wardrobe!

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Pour la Victoire Boots I Snagged on SALE!


I love buying off season. The middle of summer or even Spring is the perfect time to buy boots. I just snagged these cute Pour la Victoire boots with the fabu heels that were originally $350 for Only $52! Yep! That’s right. I would have never paid $350 for them, but I easily parted with $52! And I need a pair. A few days later they came in the mail and I wrote up this post and the price increased to $105! (check the link) they may still have your size, but it still beats $350! Subscribe to the blog below. I’ll be sharing cute finds all summer long.


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