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Yummy Dessert that Takes NO Baking Skill

If you can squish you can make this. I am not what you would call a talented cook. I mean I can make shit, and it tastes ok, it just doesn’t always look the best. But then who cares what it looks like as long as it tastes ok, right? Sometimes, but not always. I… READ MORE »

I Should Quit Blogging

I should probably quit blogging. Why? Oh, I have a lot of reasons. I’m not all that interesting. I am a horrible photographer. I don’t like having my picture taken. Did I mention I am a horrible photographer? I like a lot of things so it’s hard to have a niche. Unless that niche is… READ MORE »

Friend Friday with Victoria Elaine Jones

Interview with Victoria Elaine Jones Can you tell us a little about yourself and how long you’ve been writing? A: I started out writing poetry and I’ve had a few poems published. In 2002, I started writing short stories and then Reason, my first novel, was written in 2006. Can you tell us briefly what… READ MORE »

Bloggers — Help Laina Launch Her New Book!

Romance & Revenge – the 9th book in the Presley Thurman mystery series is officially releasing on September 17th! Woo hoo! I’m looking for 25 bloggers interested in helping Laina launch her newest cozy mystery! If you’re interested in reviewing her new book or doing a promotional post on your blog, please fill out the form… READ MORE »

Staying Accountable

Don’t you love that picture. I can’t eat donuts so I am vicariously living through my 12 year old. I mentioned yesterday that I need to lose 6 more pounds to get back to where I was last year before my broken ankle and where I want to be for my engagement pictures in a… READ MORE »

Wedding Wednesday – engagement photos

I made the appointment last weekend to get engagement and family photos taken in a few weeks. I wanted it a little closer to fall time but since we aren’t the pose in the foliage type of people we have picked downtown Indianapolis as our venue. And I want fun, action, informal, and did I… READ MORE »

How to Find a Handbag that Will Last

Are you tired of purchasing handbags that only last for a few months before falling apart? There are so many beautiful handbags to choose from, but many of them are made with poor-quality materials and even poorer craftsmanship. If you are the type of woman who likes to purchase items that last for years, here… READ MORE »

Romance & Revenge is Finally Here!

Romance & Revenge It’s here, it’s finally here but ONLY for my loyal fans who are subscribed to my newsletter! After a long, long, long wait Romance & Revenge; the 9th installment in the Presley Thurman mystery series is here! I know I already said that but I am so excited!!! I had it finished… READ MORE »

Damn You, Mother

Dear Mom, It’s been 14 years since you passed away and I have to admit I’m still a little pissed off. Yes, I realize that after 14 years, I shouldn’t still be mad but it takes a long time for me to forgive anyone. Even for dying. I believe my anger is justified though. There… READ MORE »

Wedding Wednesday

When a bride thinks about the important exciting things that have to do with the wedding the budget is usually the farthest form her mind. I’m no different. I hate to think about any thing as silly as a budget interfering with the things I was to buy and put in place for my special… READ MORE »

Basil is HOT

Not spicy hot but the cool kind of hot. Like that dude is hot. It’s awesome! Basil is a culinary herb originally native to India. Now it can be grown in my backyard in central Indiana so clearly if I can grow it is has adapted well to other climates. Considered the KING of herbs… READ MORE »