Just in case you're wondering, I'm still around! My life took an unexpected but positive turn a couple of weeks ago at a writer's conference and I'm busy polishing "Diary of Bedlam" until it shines like a beautiful gem. I… Continue Reading

First Facebook Giveaway – Success!

Yesterday I did something I never did before. I posted in my status that the first person to respond with their ring size would get the ring I made in the studio. It was fun! I got a great response… Continue Reading

Diving for Rockers

A couple of days ago I was walking Stuart and I came upon the most delightful discovery in a trash heap: Before I continue, I need to explain something. I find it very hard to pass by old furniture or… Continue Reading

Call me unadventurous, but…

I'm all for trying new things, but there is one thing I don't think I'll ever do: Knit a sweater from my dog's hair. What about you? What is one thing you'd never do?

Win a $500 Gift Card from Lowes

This might be a low-volume blogging week for me–I haven't decided yet. However, that's no reason why we can't have some fun! Over at our favorite home decor website, Young House Love, they're celebrating their two-year blog anniversary and this… Continue Reading

Friday Link-O-Rama 9/18

An eclectic selection of links for you this week: Man vs. God– Karen Armstrong and Richard Dawkins independently answer the question "Where does evolution leave God?" Agatha Christie's Notebooks - 73 still survive. So what's in them? Pat Tillman, Anti-War Hero -… Continue Reading

My First CSA Box

Awwww. Isn't it cute? I've been wanting to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for a long time and I finally did it. This one is Farm Fresh to You and the produce is grown in Anaheim, CA. Overall, I… Continue Reading

Highlights for… Writers?

As you know, I'm in the process of editing the first draft of my novel. Wow–it's much harder to do than writing the first draft. I find my brain is constantly overwhelmed, almost to a state of numbness. Could it… Continue Reading

Change of Pace

We returned home from our trip yesterday, exhausted, but glad to be home. I gave in to the temptation to go to bed early, which resulted in a 2am wake time. I'll have to do better tonight. Coming home means… Continue Reading