Monthly Archive:: February 2014

Things I Learned: February Edition

Given that this is the shortest month of the year, I feel it’s perfectly acceptable to post a very brief list of things I learned in February. I’m adopting the less is more approach. 1. It only takes a few inches of snow to bring life to a screeching halt around here. The flakes fell quickly,
Category: Things I Learned

Wordless Wednesday: Gotta Love the Minions

Photo credit: Erik Hill via Anchorage Daily News My parents sent me the link to these great snow sculptures. Anchorage, Alaska is hosting it’s annual Fur Rondy celebration this week. I’m sure we’re all sick and tired of winter, but who can resist a minion carved from snow? Linking up with Five Minutes For Mom
Category: Wordless Wednesday

The Ten On Tuesdays: Broke and Bookish {Rewind}

I enjoy visiting the Broke and Bookish Blog, especially on Tuesdays. They have a prolific following and host a blog link-up with a very bookish theme. Today is a rewind, meaning you choose a topic from a previous week that you missed out on and wish that you hadn’t. I’m obsessed with book covers these
Category: The Ten on Tuesdays

Five Minute Friday: {Small}

While large are the stacks of artwork and handmade crafts, small are the opportunities to receive them. Our days of gifts adorned with little boys’ hand prints are numbered as we inch closer toward a house of school-aged children. Yes, I know. There’s still another whole year to go … but there’s only a year
Category: Five Minute Friday

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday: I Think He Likes It

Look at that smile. He’s a natural behind the wheel, isn’t he? We could be in some trouble with this one. This past weekend was the annual father/middle son pilgrimage to the local car show. They had a great time. It’s hard to figure out activities that appeal to each child. Sometimes the middle fella
Category: Wordless Wednesday

Got Books? Twitterature: February Edition

Not so very long ago, I was a bit envious of my friends who received complimentary copies of books and had the opportunity to blog about them. Then I grew weary of watching from the sidelines and decided to jump in. As it turns out, all I had to do is ask. I’m so glad I did.
Category: Book Buzz

Random Acts Of Kindness: How Do You Share The Love?

The excessive media coverage and ominous warnings spur us into action. As we hunker down for yet another winter storm, racing through the grocery store for extra bread and a couple gallons of milk, kindness seems to be the furthest thing from our minds. What if we lose power? Throw an elbow to get that
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Five Minute Friday: {Write}

I wait until there’s silence. Everyone else sound asleep. The hum of the heater and the quiet cadence of the dog’s snoring summon my muse. Just me. Alone with my thoughts and the blank page. It’s taken me almost 100,000 words to realize that this is when I create effectively. I need these moments of
Category: Five Minute Friday

Sochi Savvy: Five Olympians You Simply Must Follow

I’m always captivated by an athlete’s backstory. It’s the heartbeat of the Olympic coverage, isn’t it?  These bits of minutiae sprinkled like breadcrumbs … stories of sacrifice and the long march toward a  seemingly impossible goal … sometimes we watch in utter disbelief as the athletes fall short, their dreams dashed on a world stage.
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Smitten Book Club: A Review

I’m thrilled to be among the bloggers kicking off the Smitten Book Club virtual tour today. I really enjoyed the previous works in this series: Smitten and Secretly Smitten, so I was excited to read their latest release. This was an enjoyable, heartwarming collaboration written by four talented and successful authors of inspirational romance. About
Category: Book Buzz