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No Excuses: My Writing Process

Last week I featured author Una LaMarche as part of the #MyWritingProcess blog tour. Now it’s my turn. But be forewarned: my process is not a series of creative steps I follow to finish a project. Rather, my process involves karate-chopping excuses not to write on a daily and sometimes hourly basis.  Here are five of the […]

Pin Me Down

I should probably stay off Pinterest. I admit it has its place. It’s great for organizing my inspiration for a new writing project, or for home decor ideas, or for the perfect sugar cookie recipe. But here’s the problem: I am a serial overcommitter. A manic multitasker. And, as someone who works outside the home, parents a toddler, and writes […]

Summer Wardrobe Syndrome

I have a recurring problem that pops up every year around this time. My husband has come to anticipate it. The sequence goes a little something like this: First, I stand inside my closet with my hands on my hips and declare that “I have no summer clothes.” Then I remember that they’ve been packed away […]

A Mad Holiday

A Mad Men party  hosted by ReThreads, my favorite vintage store? Yes, please! You can bet I’ll be going to this. Good think I saved my cat-eye glasses and 60s shift from my Mad Men birthday party last year… MAD MEN HOLIDAY SOIREE                 “It’s December 17, 1962 […]

a fall scene worthy of poetry

Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, Where waving woods and waters wild Do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them – The summer flowers depart – Sit still — as all transform’d to stone, Except your musing heart. From “The Autumn,” Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Spring Forward, Stay Neutral

By Guest Blogger, Dorothy Munholland The transition from winter to spring can be one of the most exciting yet simultaneously exasperating times of year for those of us who spend the colder months envisioning our warmer weather outfits. There is nothing quite like wearing shorts outside for the first time in months, especially when you […]

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