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Keeping up?

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Do you ever feel like you just can’t keep up with it all? I know I sure do. Like the fact that Thanksgiving is in 1 week away. Who the heck went and snuck that one in, in what feel to me is week early? Is it just me feeling this way? Oh my goodness! The stores are already filled with the 12 days of Christmas and I’ve barely taken down my decorations from The Halloween that Sandy forgot. It’s all a hot mish mash of a mess around here. I’m sure my kids will be home in two days to say, what have you been up to mom? And my answer will be just living with the day to day.


All that to say, in between the living with the day to day and to bringing this thing around to being a little bookish as I’m often to do, I have a question: Do you do Goodreads?


Goodreads is a fantastic site for readers and a great place to share books recommendations. I’m on there and have been since way before Through the Lens. I find it a great tool to keep up with what I’m reading and have read since honestly, I can’t remember what I had for dinner 2 nights ago. Go and check it out. I’m hosting my first Goodreads giveaway since Through the Lens is now out in paperback so please feel free to enter if you like. Just click on the link in my sidebar to your right >>>>>> and you’re there!

It’s a fun site and a great way to keep up. Now back to this Thanksgiving deal…Are you ready?

All the best,



P.S. Hint! Hint! Please come back on the weekend for the start of the Crimson Wonderland Blog Hop. HUGE Prizes!! Lots of great things happening starting this weekend with the Crimson Romance authors. Look to your left at the pretty blue square. <<<<<<<


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Happy Memorial Day

Monday, May 30th, 2011




Oh Really?

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Happy Labor Day!




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Happy 4th of July

Sunday, July 4th, 2010


Do it up in style!




In Honor

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
To those who serve and give so much.
Thanks is not enough.

Happy Veteran’s Day and thoughts and prayers to all who have lost so much.

photographs from the Fort Hood memorial

Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 11th, 2008
What’s Jack up to? Today he’s doing neighborhood window watch from his couch perch. Daring anyone to walks by with deep growls and yappy barks. Not very sweet on Mothers Day, Jack. Be nice.

In honor of Mother’s Day I wanted to share these funny sentiments from someeecards. They just crack me up! And sometimes as a mother you just have to laugh so you don’t cry. It’s all worth it in the end. Love trumps all.

I wish all you moms a wonderful and peaceful Mother’s Day. If you’re not a mom, give your mom or someone who’s like a mom to you a shout and let them know how special they are to you.
Much love to Ma and Nana and all the mothers in my life!



Thursday, February 14th, 2008

What’s Jack up to? Ugh. Jack gave me the most awful and stinky Valentine’s Day gift ever which I stepped in TWICE! What’s up with that dude? I got you a nice chew toy.

On a sweeter note:
Happy Valentine’s Day DH! You are the best and
I Love You Forever.

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To all my friends out there:
Thanks for visiting and I hope your day is filled with lots of LOVE.

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P.S. PR recap coming up. What tha-!?

Peace Please

Monday, January 21st, 2008

What’s Jack up to? Today he’s literally nipping a my heels to play. Ouch, Jack!
Today is a national holiday here is the US. It’s the day we celebrate the birthday of Dr. King. His peaceful non-violent approach to civil change is a lesson we all need to reflect on. Particularly during this election year. Please take a moment and think of how you can add more peace to your personal life and life beyond your four walls.
What’s my prayer for this year? It’s simple. Peace please.

photo from Oprah’s breathing space gallery by Suzan Watson

And to all…

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

What’s Jack up to?
He’s literally pooped out after all the day’s fun. He got to take a few walks in his new plaid jacket, ran around like a wild one getting into all sorts of mess and got to eat from the table (which he never does) all thanks to a soft hearted visiting aunt.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!