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Editorial Calendar…I Did It!

After my post Monday, on all the reasons why I should quit blogging, I have renewed my focus on improvement. My biggest area I need to improve regarding my blogging is photography and one of the components to getting better photography in my posts is planning. I might be able to write a post on… READ MORE »

Wedding Wednesday – The rings (again)

Pre-ring shopping picture. It was after a great lunch at Seasons 52, which if you don’t know has amazing food at under 500 calories. I would have taken a picture of my duck tacos and the tomato & hess avocado salad but I ate it too fast. It was delish. I bought this dress a… READ MORE »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Romance & Revenge : It’s Almost Here

The bookkeeper at Jared’s company has been murdered and if that wasn’t bad enough someone is trying to sabotage the company by leaking company documents to other firms who are then upstaging their presentations. Jared asks for her help to find out who is trying to take Sleeping Bear Designs down and while Presley is… READ MORE »