On this shortest day of the year, I'm looking forward to the days getting longer again. I don't know if I'll get to see any of this lovely white stuff this winter, but I'm hoping. I may just have to live it vicariously through other people's photos. Happy Winter even if it doesn't feel like… Continue reading Happy Winter Solstice
I'm finally getting around to working on this branched out color series. The focus will be on the colors that I don't feel really fits solidly into one standard color or another. I was going to try and target warm colors vs. cool colors as a way of trying to organize or group these, but… Continue reading Color Series: The In Betweens Day 1
For anyone that wants to play along, my only suggestions (suggestions, not rules!) are: The color is the dominate focus in the image as opposed to a small spot in a lot of other colors. Drop a comment so I can follow along on your color journey. That's it! I hope you play along and… Continue reading Color Series: Yellow Day 2
For anyone that wants to play along, my only suggestions (suggestions, not rules!) are: The color is the dominate focus in the image as opposed to a small spot in a lot of other colors. Drop a comment so I can follow along on your color journey. That's it! I hope you play along and… Continue reading Color Series: Green Day 5
Between the couple of tweaks I wanted to to make and the tweaks I have been forced to make now that the walls and outlets are all in place, I've had to do some changes to the cabinet layout. I realized that the switches by where my jewelry bench is going are behind where I… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Reworking Cabinet Layout
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I’m one of the unlucky ones when it comes to voting early. My state doesn’t allow it unless there are specific conditions that can be met. Yes, they expanded the ability to vote by mail this year, but… I honestly don’t trust my state to not have some obscure rule that would discount my mail… Continue reading My Vote
Getting some color on the Autumn Sedum. An not just the little bee. This is a definite sign that cooler temps are on their way. I just really wish those cooler temps weren't the predicted record breaking low high temp for the day that is expected later in the week.
I've mentioned struggles in the past with being an indie author. I've even talked a little bit about my experiences with advertising specifically on Amazon. I'm now discovering another lovely and not often mentioned little beauty (oh, so NOT) that is the beast of Amazon. Ranking and search results. Or, to be more accurate, the… Continue reading Amazon Suckage As An Author
Author: Kimberly Belle Book Name: Stranger in the Lake Release Date: June 9, 2020 Series: * Order: * Genre: Mystery/Suspense Overall SPA: 4.5 Stars Blurb: When Charlotte married the wealthy widower Paul, it caused a ripple of gossip in their small lakeside town. They have a charmed life together, despite the cruel whispers… Continue reading Book Review: Stranger in the Lake – Kimberly Belle
Apparently May wasn't a great month for me when it came to reading 4 or 5 star books. Granted, I did a whole lot of rereading in May and not a lot of new reads, but of those new reads, I also had more DNFs this month than I think I've ever had in a… Continue reading Recommended Reads From May
Author: Lauren K. Denton Book Name: The Summer House Release Date: June 2, 2020 Series: * Order: * Genre: Women's Fiction Overall SPA: 3.5 Stars Blurb: Sometimes it takes losing everything to find yourself again. Lily Bishop wakes up one morning to find a good-bye note and divorce papers from her husband on… Continue reading Book Review: The Summer House – Lauren K. Denton
Author: Angela Marsons Book Name: Killing Mind Release Date: May 13, 2020 Series: D.I. Kim Stone Order: #12 Genre: Suspense/Mystery/Police/Crime Overall SPA: 5 Stars Blurb: It had seemed so simple. Get in, get the information, get out. But now they were getting inside her mind and she didn’t know how to stop them…… Continue reading Book Review: Killing Mind, D.I. Kim Stone- Book #12
Looks like April was fantasy book month for me based on this list of 4 and 5 star reads. I really don't find it the least bit surprising that I'd be looking for something that takes away from reality right now. There are a few that are more contemporary, but they were spread out over… Continue reading Recommended Reads From April
Author: Kristen Banet Series: Age of Andinna Order: #1 - 4 Books In Series: The Gladiator's Downfall, The Mercenary's Bounty, The Warrior's Assault, The Rebel's Vision Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Reverse Harem Overall SPA: 5 Stars Blurb - Book #1: She’s an Andinna. A member of the winged, horned, and tailed warrior race that the Elvasi… Continue reading Book Series Review: Age of Andinna, Kristen Banet – Book #1 – 4
Author: Gwen Hunter Book Name: Shadow Valley Release Date: March 4, 2015 Series: * Order: * Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Romance Overall SPA: 5 Stars Blurb: Mackenzie Morgan thinks she’s doing the right thing by taking her teenaged daughter, Bella, into the Appalachians on a photography shoot. Fleeing a crumbling marriage, Mac needs time to bond… Continue reading Book Review: Shadow Valley – Gwen Hunter