Arting It Up: 29 Faces


Participating in 29 Faces is one of the best things I’ve done for my creativity. The practice of focusing on one face every day has made a huge positive impact on my art. I’ve even made drawing a face part of my daily art routine. During the month of February the challenge is live again. […]

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Today I am…Praying and Wishing


Today I am praying and wishing. Big Prayers and Big Wishes. One of my favorite people is in labor right now. She’s having a baby. I already love him. I know this. I’ve been praying for them all day. I cannot wait to snuggle that little guy. Cannot wait! I’m so excited. Cannot wait to […]

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Today I am…Being Guided by Faith


Last year was the first year I selected a word to guide me. I chose RELEASE. I tend to ruminate and I needed a constant reminder to just let things go. I still get stuck, but knowing that I have the power to release myself from yuck really helps! This year, I’m going with FAITH. […]

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Ladies Rock Camp! Help Me Rock into 40!


I know it isn’t Monday, but I just couldn’t wait to post this!  I’m going to be 40! WHAT?! I’m not quite sure how it is possible, because most days I feel about 25, but it is a fact that on January 3, 2014, I will be 40 years old. I have completely and totally […]

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I probably suck for this, but


I probably suck for this, but… I don’t do Baby Showers. I haven’t gone to a baby shower since we lost baby Hope when I was 14 weeks pregnant. 10.01.10:  The worst day ever. I used to go to them. All the time. I loved to plan baby showers for friends. I have always been […]

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The School for Good and Evil


The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani  So, I totally judged this book by its cover…come on, look at it! This is an awesome story! Two girls, an isolated village in the woods, a late night kidnapping, a mysterious school full of Good Evers and Evil Nevers, and a masked School Master with […]

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Thanksgiving Fun and Ready for December!


November…where did you go? We started off our Thanksgiving week at the movies! Schmoopy took me to see the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special in 3D. It was AWESOME! He had no idea what was going on, but he loves that movie popcorn! On Wednesday night we joined Schmoopy’s family in Amelia Island, FL for […]

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My worst enemy is me


Sometimes things suck so massively that there just isn’t any way to put a positive spin on them. Believe me, I try. I’m usually a life-is-beautiful, everything-works-out-in-the-end, YAY FOR ALL THE THINGS! kind of girl. But, not so much right now. Schmoopy and I had this conversation several times this weekend. He’s the realist. I’m […]

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Reality Boy by A.S. King


A. S. King is one of my writing heroes. Her books just amaze me. I don’t know how she does it, but I’m so thankful for the magical way she puts words together. Her books really make the world more awesome! When Amy at Lady Reader’s Book Stuff asked me to be part of her […]

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A.S. King’s Reality Boy & a Contest, too!


I love every A. S. King book I’ve ever read. She is a total fave of mine! My friend L. Moon and I call her “asking” and it makes us laugh (because we are 12). So, when the mega fabulous Amy at Lady Reader’s Bookstuff asked me to be a stop on her book tour, […]

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