Five Minute Friday – Intentional

I push aside my worn afghan, nubby from wear, gathering up crumpled and discarded tissues, and rise slowly. My head is pounding from a sinus infection and so every motion is intentional to avoid aggravating my already pounding head. I walk slowly, movements precise, aware of all the sounds around me – the dog gently [Read On]

Book Review: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

Y’all, I’m speechless. Not because this book is so amazing – although it is!  No, I’m left without words because despite all the raving I’ve done to everyone (in person and online) about Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, I didn’t finish my review of it! How did this happen? This is one of my favorite books [Read On]

Book Review: Christmas on the Coast

You’re probably thinking: “Hey, it’s January and Christmas is over. So what’s up with Christmas on the Coast?” Admittedly, I received this book when I was looking for Christmas stories to review and it slipped through the cracks. But honestly? I’m glad it did, because this book isn’t as much a Christmas story – it’s [Read On]

The Best Part of My Day

The best part of my day SHOULD be when my kids walk in the door from school and I get a loving hug and we chat about how their day went over milk and cookies. That’s not quite how it works out. Sometimes, that part is a little stress-filled. Apparently, the milk and cookie scenario [Read On]

Fresh(er) Face Forward

I look…tired. And not just because I have chronic resting b*tch face – but that IS becoming a part of it. (More on that in a bit.) My eyes have heavier circles than usual, and my skin looks dry and awful thanks to winter weather and my thyroid. Ok, and crappy skincare habits. Plus all [Read On]

Meet Luciana: the American Girl “Girl of the Year 2018”

Just when my daughter announces that she is too old for her American Girl dolls, American Girl comes out with a theme for their 2018 Girl of the Year (GOTY) that has my science geek and space fan agog and eyeing this year’s line with keen interest. I’ve always been a fan of how American [Read On]

Merry Christmas 2018!

Today I’m setting aside the books and the writing and the whatnot – at least for a bit – to relax and share in the wonder that is Christmas with my family and contemplate all that has been this past year and all that I am grateful for – including you, dear reader. I hope [Read On]

Bonnie and Clyde Resurrection Road Book Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway!

BONNIE AND CLYDE: Resurrection Road Book One in a New Trilogy by CLARK HAYS AND KATHLEEN McFALL    Genre:  Alternative Historical Fiction / Thriller Date of Publication: April 22, 2017 Pages: 308 Publisher: Pumpjack Press on Facebook Scroll down for the giveaway! In an alternate timeline, legendary lovers Bonnie and Clyde are given one last shot [Read On]

Cowboy It’s Cold Outside: Book Review and Giveaway

Brrr. Has winter officially arrived where you live? It’s in the 50’s here in the Dallas area, but it somehow feels colder than that! One way to warm things up is with a sweet romance, and this week I’m joining up with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to share Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside! (And don’t [Read On]

Asian Turkey Burgers with Sriracha Mayo & Broccoli Slaw

Looking for something different? These slider-sized burgers are absolutely delicious and healthy to boot. What I love about these is that typically have most of the ingredients on hand so it’s a snap to throw them together. Asian Turkey Burgers with Quick Slaw: 1 pkg prepared broccoli slaw (approx 4 cups)* 1 red bell pepper, [Read On]