Symbolic Jewelry – Part 1: Cicada Necklace

My kids are both back in school - one in college, the other in high school. This time of year always feels like a fresh start that is ripe with the potential of things to come. I bet there are a lot of people, like me, who get a burst...

Cookbook Review: One Pan & Done

One Pan & Done By Molly Gilbert Published by Potter This cookbook is a continuation of the sheet pan meal concept that Ms. Gilbert wrote about in Sheet Pan Suppers. In One Pan & Done all of the recipes are once again cooked in a single pan, but this time...

Glitter Nail Polish Obsession

I have decided that I shall wear glitter nail polish on a regular basis. I very rarely paint my nails, but I am going to start. And I will raid my teenage daughter's massive polish collection and try ALL of the glitter ones. Why? Because I like sparkle. My blonde...

Sinister Snickerdoodles Release & Giveaway!

It's the release day for Sinister Snickerdoodles - my first book with USA Today bestselling co-author Elizabeth Ashby in the Danger Cove series. For a limited time, the ebook is only $.99. I am so excited to be a part of this collaborative series! If you haven't read any of...

Windy City RWA Retreat

Sometimes you just need to retreat. As in heading to a wonderful, rejuvenating writer's retreat! Last weekend I went to Chicago for the Windy City RWA Retreat. I am not a member of the RWA (Romance Writers of America), but I had to go because one of my favorite writers...

Cookbook Review: Food 52 A New Way To Dinner

A New Way To Dinner By Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs 10 Speed Press Standing in the kitchen at dinner time with a hungry family and no meal plan. A lot of people have experienced that scenario, including me. Many times the best solution turns out to be take-out. Or,...

Soulful Sage: The Light Maiden

For me, 2016 has been a year of discovery. I've taken a close look at my life and dug deep to expose the root system of many long-standing issues. Throughout the way I've done a lot of research, finding people whose philosophies about life make sense to me. Obviously everybody...

Rearranging The Puzzle

  It's a new school year for my kids--the time of year where many people, including me, are compelled to make fresh starts. And that is what I am doing. This past year I smacked into a mid-life "awakening" (we won't call it a crisis - even though it has...

Book Review: Meditate Your Weight

Meditate Your Weight By Tiffany Cruikshank Published by Harmony Books This book brings together two things that I, and probably many other people, would like to accomplish: a meditation practice and weight loss. The book begins with the benefits of meditating. That alone convinced me to try my hand at...