Category: everyday inspiration

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Family means all…

I’ve been rather quiet on here and social media in general lately as I have had so much going on I’ve let it slip.  So far this month I have submitted a book to my editor, started a new story, went to San Antonio for the Wanderlust in San Antonio author event, gone to El Paso to celebrate Mothers Day and my DIL’s birthday and … Read More Family means all…

What is in a name?

A name is given to everything. Trees, Insects, Things, People. Literally everything. We name our children, pets, and even our automobiles. So when the prompt for week 6 in #52Ancestors came up as Favorite Name, I was stuck. Over the last few days, I have diligently to update my ancestry records online from documents I received after my mother’s death in 2004. I have … Read More What is in a name?

Favorite Photo

Week 2 prompt for #52ancestors is a favorite photo. I thought long and hard about what I thought my favorite family photo was. This was a true inner struggle.  I first considered photos of my grandparents (either side), (below is Vera and Cecil Dyess together, Vera Dyess ) (I couldn’t locate photos of my maternal grandparents to share in time of this post)     … Read More Favorite Photo

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The Dragon Grammar Book by Diane Mae Robinson

It’s been a little while since I have posted a book review and I must say this is a wonderful book to start the new year off with! Another 5 butterfly creation for the impressionable youth! Robinson has created The Dragon Grammar Book for kids that is fun, interactive, and easy to understand. Every aspect of the book deals with dragons and other characters … Read More The Dragon Grammar Book by Diane Mae Robinson

Genealogy and Words

Over the last few years, I have slowly begun to dive into the genealogy of my family. Years ago, my mother worked an endless number of hours gathering data, researching documents, and joining organizations to learn more about our history. Not just hers or mine but that of our family! I’m blessed to have all her research even if much of it is only … Read More Genealogy and Words

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Calastan Cocktail Creation Contest

Whew, that title is a bit of a mouthful! But yes, it’s true! I am holding a contest for anyone to enter to help me create a (non-alcoholic) cocktail drink based on the plants and items in Calastan. You also get to help name it!   This drink will be showcased at the Literary Love Savannah Author Convention (LLS) July 26 -29, 2018 along with … Read More Calastan Cocktail Creation Contest

Box fun!

Ever see the reviews for products where people say they got the product just to give a review on their social media? I have and I joined them a while back. Influenster allows you to get product samples/coupons to try products in exchange for honest reviews. They award “badges” and points when you upload reviews to websites like Walmart and Influenster or share on … Read More Box fun!

Even a year later I miss her

While the title of this post gives you a clue about what this will be about – grief, loss, and love, it doesn’t tell you about the soul I miss. Rhea. Yes, my chihuahua. Its been a year since I had to let her go and be in peace but I still miss her daily. There is not a day I don’t find myself … Read More Even a year later I miss her

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International Literacy Day

UNESCO International Literacy Day 2017 8th September 2017 The theme for this year is “Reading the Past, Writing the Future” “The world has changed since 1966 – but our determination to provide every woman and man with the skills, capacities, and opportunities to become everything they wish, in dignity and respect, remains as firm as ever. Literacy is a foundation to build a more … Read More International Literacy Day

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Happy Labor Day

When holidays come around nothing says grilling and parades like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and of course Labor Day. Growing up I knew that it was: 1- a day off from school! 2- we grilled something! 3- Most likely was going to see a parade in person or watch on the television. Those were the basic things that got my attention. I was a … Read More Happy Labor Day

BOOK REVIEW: Embers of Fire from Ally Shields

Description   A chilling prophecy. A child in danger.   Following the defeat of the vampire elders, Guardian fire witch Arianna Calin and vampire prince Andreas De Luca are considering moving to his estates in Italy to raise their daughter in its idyllic setting. As if being descended from two powerful witch bloodlines wasn’t challenging enough, Rayne was born with a mysterious star tattoo on her … Read More BOOK REVIEW: Embers of Fire from Ally Shields

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Full or empty?

When you look at your desktop or laptop is your screen full of icons or empty? Well, typically I am very clean and free of icons on my desktop kind of gal. Recently, I have noticed the file and app icons are beginning to fill in my desktops space covering my gorgeous background! See what I mean?   Years ago I was diagnosed with … Read More Full or empty?

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