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Stilettos & Scoundrels NEW Cover – FREE Download!

6 years ago I released my first fiction novel, Stilettos & Scoundrels. It was one of the most exciting memories of my life. A dream come true and something I’d been looking forward to for years. A lifetime really. While I’ve always been immensely proud of this book, I’ve learned a lot over the subsequent… Continue Reading

5 Ways to Beat a Monday Slump

photo credit by Unsplash I don’t know about you, but sometimes it’s hard for me to get going on a Monday. Even though I work on the weekends, it’s not as structured as during the week because the kids aren’t in school and we’re running all over the place. So for me weekends are usually… Continue Reading

Rainy Day + Netflix = Couch Potato

photo credit by Unsplash I had some great intentions going into last Wednesday. I was going to take advantage of a few days without kids, without a huge work load, and most people doing the Thanksgiving thing so not a lot of people/tasks vying for my attention. I planned on working out every day and getting… Continue Reading

Fab 5 Friday – Favorite Thanksgiving Day Traditions

Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving. What does a typical day of giving thanks look like in your house? Here are a few of our favorite family traditions. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Did you watch the parade?! Is it something that you and kiddos do every year or are you more of the “seen it once, no… Continue Reading

Lessons From my Daughter

Today I’m going to get personal. I’m going to talk about being a mom, the guilt that can often go along with that job, but more importantly, precious moments. If you’re like me, you need a hit of caffeine in the morning before you’re ready to face the world. I like nothing more than sitting… Continue Reading

Tasty Sausage Alfredo

Yeah, I said sausage. And before you think it sounds weird, (as I did at first) let me just tell you it was absolutely amazing. I didn’t invent it, we all know I am a remedial cook at best, but I do like to read magazines and rip out pages of things I want to… Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving to Me

When I was a kid Thanksgiving was an amazing family event. I was an only child of an only child, and my dad was the youngest by 10 years with the majority of his family in another state but both sets of grandparents lived in my area, and I couldn’t have asked for better people… Continue Reading

5 Things You Have to Offer as a Blogger

Sometimes as a blogger (even sometimes as a person) I wonder what the hell I’m doing because it’s not like I know anything different than anyone else so why would anyone care about what I have to say. But then I remember a piece of advice someone gave me when I was writing my dissertation… Continue Reading

10 Ways to Recycle Old Content

I believe in recycling though I don’t always do it. It’s such a pain to separate cans from trash and have 2 separate containers. But I know I need to make more of an effort because it will cause less stress on our environment. Another thing you can recycle that will cause less stress on… Continue Reading

Fab 5 Friday – Favorite Thanksgiving Printables

Fall subway art One of my favorite things about fall is having an entire day to spend with family and friends… and to stop and reflect on our lives and to simply be grateful for what we have been given. Thanksgiving Chalkboard Printable Thanksgiving is truly a time to give thanks. A time to count… Continue Reading

I Need An Entourage

After much thinking, I’ve decided I need an entourage. Entourage defined is: a group of people who go with and assist an important person. Ok, fine. I realize I’m not really an important person (except in my own mind) but as a blogger/author/all around fabulous person, I have come to realize I can’t do this… Continue Reading