Thanksgiving Week Wishes

It does not matter the amount, it only matters the flavor. It does not matter the traditions, it only matters the love. It does not matter the distance, it only matters the company. It does not matter the trouble, it only matters the thought. Wishing y’all a wonderful Thanksgiving week, and Thanksgiving.  

Final Appreciation Monday

This will be the final appreciation Monday blog post. For the entire 2014 year I shared something I was appreciative for each Monday. It was much easier than I thought. When I started I was not sure if I would be able to complete it for the entire year! In my final post of the…

Appreciation Monday

I am appreciative for being able to pay my bills, my dog’s vet bills, go grocery shopping, and the ability to partake in some fun events. There was a time when I didn’t have the money, or had it, but it meant something else had to give. To be able to pay for the dog’s…

Appreciation Monday

With the release of my picture book last week I have been overwhelmed by people requesting signed copies. I feel like a superstar! But superstar aside I do feel touched. Having family and friends support my work, help promote it and want a copy, even if they don’t have kids to read it to, means…

Appreciation Monday

Growing up I was crazy about my Lego collection. I played with my Legos and Hot Wheel cars 80% of the time and Barbies 20% of the time. I would build houses or buildings and incorporate my Hot Wheel cars as visitors coming and going non-stop. I had a bin of Legos so heavy that…

Appreciation Monday

Every once in a while two of my favorite and most wonderfully warm teachers from school pop into my mind. I looked up to my female teachers a lot when I was young, I connected with them as I was not happy with my home life situation. While I have all but forgotten most of…

Appreciation Monday

Fall in Arizona feels more like the summers I grew up with in California and Washington. And winter feels more like the fall I knew as a child. It is nice to put on a cozy sweater. Pull out the fuzzy socks, and put on gloves in the morning (even if they don’t ever keep…

Appreciation Monday

Since my last two posts were about the SCBWI conference I figured I would conclude the conference posts with this Appreciation Monday post. I am not one to chit-chat and put myself out there to meet people. I am an introvert and love who I am. But I know it is important to connect without…

Appreciation Monday

I love schedules! They make me giddy! When the cable company says they will come between 10am-3pm and show up at 9:45 I get pissed. Sure they are early but it’s not 10am. While many like to live without a schedule, I am not one of them. I crave structure…to a point. I attended the…

Appreciation Monday ~ Author Edition

Acceptances received are amazing. Sure being accepted by others is nice, but what I am referring to is acceptances for stories.  The author’s life. It’s like a warm hug from someone you love and haven’t seen in years! It’s like the pop when you open a champagne bottle! It’s like finding out the guy you…

Appreciation Monday

This fall has surely been one of the biggest years for fall themed food items. (The last few years were just a start to what we have today). One can find pumpkin spice in everything from ice cream to popcorn to drinks. Candy corn flavored items are also popping up. It is really amazing how…

Appreciation Monday

​I am appreciative to have the ability to cut my own hair. This is a skill developed over time and from necessity. For many many years I didn’t have the $30 for a hair cut. I paid attention to the hair stylist instead of the glossy magazines as they trimmed away. Maybe once a year…