Pancakes & Pandemonium Release Day

It has been a long time coming, but Pancakes & Pandemonium - the 6th book in my Culinary Competition Mystery Series - is finally here! The ebook is on sale for $2.99 for a limited time. I hope fans of the series enjoy following Amy as she tries to find...

What Do You Do When You’re Not Okay?

What Do You Do When You're Not Okay? Do you stuff all of your emotions deep down inside and pretend that you're fine? Walk around like a pressure cooker with a broken release valve, waiting to explode. Or do you admit to yourself and others that you're having a hard...

Burning Bright

The new year is almost here. It's the time when we look back and look forward. What was wonderful? What was horrible? What can we do to make our lives better? How about metaphorically burning the bad habits and limiting beliefs that make us miserable? This has been a difficult...

My Sweet Baby

My sweet Cooper passed over the rainbow bridge on December 10, 2017. My family and I are heartbroken. We miss him so much, but are comforted in knowing that he is no longer hurting. He was such a strong and brave boy. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories,...

Going For The Bold

This is my new kitchen floor. Every carpet tile has a different pattern and color scheme. It is unique, kind of odd, and totally me at this point in my life. Bold. Not neutral. Not blending in to the point of being almost invisible. Not something that most people would...

Oops! I’m So Sorry!!!!

I'm sure you've received many post updates from me today if you subscribe to my blog. No, my website hasn't been hijacked. And I haven't turned into a spammer (by choice). I'm updating my theme and those posts were published without my knowledge when I imported a demo. I am...

Cold Brew Tea

  It's October 7, but the temperature has climbed to 80 degrees again. A perfect day for having a big glass of iced tea. I, like probably many of you, grew up drinking sun tea. In the summers when I was a kid there would often be a big glass...

About Trust and Space

I was watching the weather forecast on our local news recently. As usual, I was doing other things...working on my computer, chatting with the kids, making dinner. This time, among the temperature forecast and predicted night time lows, something different caught my attention. The weatherman said that you could see...

Symbolic Jewelry Part 3: Dragonfly Necklace

I have been fascinated with dragonflies for a long time. There is a pond in my backyard where I can often find some of the gorgeous, iridescent insects hanging out. When we owned a cabin up north, I would marvel at the ginormous ones that would hang out on the...

Symbolic Jewelry Part 2: Spiral Necklace

This is the second necklace I recently made that is filled with symbols and components that are meaningful to me. This bright and cheerful piece started with the metal spiral pendant, which I recently bought at my local new age store when I went there to experience a sound meditation event....