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, baby. […]

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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 of energy and creativity when […]

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Book Release Week In Pictures

I love ebooks, but there’s nothing like getting paperback copies of your brand new book baby! Yeehaw! #1!! Oooh…Amazon didn’t put those nifty little banners on the “Also Bought” books when Pies & Peril was released in July. Editing Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes so I could turn it in to my publisher on February 28. […]

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Necklace & Book Winner

  Congratulations to Jacquie, who won the contest for the autographed copy of Pies & Peril plus the handmade necklace. Stay tuned, I promise I will do more giveaways soon! […]

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Life Lemons and Soft Food

A new month always holds a bit of excitement. A new beginning. A new page on the calendar. With the way my April went, I am very glad to see we’re already to Cinco de Mayo. I had dental problems throughout most of April. I was only able to awkwardly chew food on the right […]

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Hearty Waffles For Cold Days

It has been the winter of broken records. Snowfall totals, lowest temperatures and wind chills. I suspect the schools here may be heading for a record number of snow days in a school year, too. Although most of the days have been declared “inclement weather” days as it’s been dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills […]

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Ions and Vortexes, Oh My!

I had hoped that at this point in the month I would be posting a well thought-out post written in peace and quiet. Unfortunately Winter Storm Ion and the Polar Vortex has decided to extend my kids’ Christmas Vacation another two days. That is after the vacation began one day early thanks to an ice […]

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Taking A Different Approach

This is how most dogs search for minnows and other underwater treasures. This is how Cooper does it. I always call Cooper my writing companion. Now I’m taking life cues from him. Sometimes you need to take a different approach. Summer brought about the usual sporadic blogging and social media contact that I’ve come to […]

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Cooper & Nemo

Winter storm Nemo hit Michigan last night. We woke up to about 8-inches of snow – enough to close schools and make travel tricky. The local weather forecasters said tonight that the storm is producing 2 to 3 times more snow at this point as it’s heading east. For those of you in Nemo’s path […]

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