Monthly Archive:: March 2014

Five Things I Learned in March

1. Pretend safaris are the best kind: okay, so that’s not entirely true. The safari at Animal Kingdom in Disney world will blow your socks off. But in my world, an invitation to my favorite preschooler’s pretend safari IS the best kind. Especially when he spends the whole time taking pictures of his mama. Isn’t he
Category: Things I Learned

Dancing With Fireflies: A Review

The mark of  an exceptional author (in my opinion) is one who draws me into the character’s world from the first paragraph and keeps me rooting for the hero and heroine through the finale of the novel. Denise Hunter is one of those authors. My only complaint? Her novels have to end. I’ve tried rationing myself: a chapter
Category: Reviews

Five Minute Friday: {Joy}

Four year old + sunshine + first Popsicle of the season out on the porch = JOY. He doesn’t care about budgets or book releases, the fact that we have to go to the store again … he isn’t jaded or cynical or riddled with anxiety. Tomorrow isn’t even on his radar. Instead he takes great delight in the
Category: Five Minute Friday

The Ten on Tuesdays: My Spring TBR Pile

I’m linking up with the Broke and Bookish ladies today and sharing my spring To Be Read (TBR) pile. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a member of two street teams this spring. Such fun to have a tiny little role in supporting these authors, so their books are definitely at the top of my pile.
Category: The Ten on Tuesdays

Small Victories: Baby Steps

Spring is so close. We can almost taste it. The trees have gone from barren to blossoms seemingly overnight. I’m sure we have nothing to whine about in comparison to the rest of the country, but the South is officially done with named snow storms and that unfortunate series of events known as the polar
Category: Uncategorized

It Had To Be You: A Review

Book blurb: Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen’s cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name
Category: Reviews

Behind the Scenes: Festival of the Multi-colored Brick

It’s probably no surprise that a house full of boys would also be a house full of Lego bricks. We are big fans. From Lightning McQueen to Mace Windu, we possess a vast assortment. We’re also a little sick and tired of winter at this point, so I’m thankful we’ve had a couple of epic
Category: Behind the Scenes

Five Reasons Why Writing a Book is Like Racing the Iditarod

Photo Credit: Flickr via Compfight The 42nd Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race kicked off in Willow, Alaska yesterday. I’ve always been enamored with the Last Great Race. The photos of exuberant dogs. The in-depth stories about these bold mushers, some multi-generational Iditarod racers … The repeat champions … There’s something about the dedication, the tradition, the strategy that catches
Category: Wrangling Words