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Re-Living My Childhood ♥ Part 4

23 Apr

Hook, Line, and Sinker…

You may be thinking: What does this have to do with your childhood?

The truth is: Nothing, I just thought it was funny.

But I suppose I can’t say nothing, because clearly there’s something. This weekend is Opening of Fishing weekend, and as lame as that sounds…. it’s not.

The Background

When I was little, my family and I had friends that lived down the street. Every Opening of Fishing weekend they went to Alta Lake in Eastern Washington State. That year we were invited to go along, I think I was 7. This other family has two daughters and a son. The youngest daughter was Hillary, my best friend growing up:

We’re still friends 🙂

And then there was her older brother, who I always thought was cute!

He’s my husband 🙂

So, the moral of the story is that those little things you do as a kid can actually be your future! My husband and I didn’t actually start dating until after we were 21 (I had lots of boyfriends first, too!), but having that history is amazing! I have a picture on my desk of Hillary, Hubby, my brother, and I playing on the swingset together in the old neighborhood 🙂

So, here’s to the Ghetto Fabulousness that will be another camping weekend! ‘Course now-a-days the campground has a five-star restaurant and cabins with showers, but it’s still the tradition that counts, and the fact that I LOVE fishing…

At least cell phones don’t work out there, that’s rugged enough, right?

I guess I know a thing or two about romance!

Sister for sale! Sister for sale! One crying and spying young sister for sale!

21 Apr

I’m really not kidding,

So who’ll start the bidding?

Do I hear the dollar?

A nickel?

A penny?

Oh, isn’t there, isn’t there, isn’t there any

One kid that will buy this old sister for sale,

This crying and spying young sister for sale?

Shel Silverstein

Sister for sale?

Well, no. I’ll sell my brother, though!

But what is for sale is my book. To celebrate the new release, Amazon has Knight Angels on sale for 28% off!

Two. Eight.


Percent (%)


This guy is sure excited about it!

This guy’s sure gonna put in an offer!

Knight Angels

Re-Living My Childhood ♥ Part 2

20 Apr

Kix Cereal

My dad used to wake me up everyday at five. I’d hang out with him while he shaved and then we’d have breakfast together before going back to bed and waking up for second breakfast later. I always had cereal, and though it was sometimes ‘Yucky Charms’ (I couldn’t say my ‘L’), I usually had Kix cereal.


I love the subtle sugary flavor, and the fact that they stay crispy for a really long time. I keep thinking that Kix would make a good substitute for rice crispies in rice crispy treats… I guess I need to go get some marshmallows!

Cereal Love!

Re-living My Childhood: Part 1

15 Apr

Share : Do it!

Well. This is my new post series, and I am very excited about it. My mother kept just about every single one of my toys, and I recently inherited them back! This series will be all about re-discovering my past and being a kid again!

Breyer Horses

I found this box the other day when my husband and I were in the bomb shelter looking for the movie box. When I saw it, two things came to mind:

I haven’t seen these in forever! I’m going to cry!


Spiders! Ew. Ew. Ew. Ew…

Well, I didn’t find any spider’s – not necessarily. I did however find a little white cottony nest inside one of the fencing posts… ew.

So Here’s The Story:

My grandfather, Edgar, knew I loved Breyer horses (and real horses! I had a pony) and he was a very skilled carpenter – really, AMAZING! He built me these fences by hand. The base is made of particle board and the posts are cedar. He drilled holes and pegged the end of each post, even going so far as to make corner posts, and posts for lengthy sections. BEAUTIFUL, not to mention one-of-a-kind. I will never get rid of them – NEVER!

The Final Set-Up:

Just look how cute! And those fences – no cheap plastic for me! I remember making those little bundles of hay myself, as well as the plaid horse blanket and saddle. There was a little Barbie cowboy hat in the box, too! Ugh, so many memories! I was always a crafty child, and I rarely watched TV. No wonder I can write books! It’s all about your imagination…

Before the Sun Comes Up: Contests

14 Apr


I love getting up before the sun. It feels like your little secret, doesn’t it?

So, back to business! For my sunrise post today it’s all about beginnings! Brenda Pandos is a friend of mine, and she is currently in the throws of the third round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest, beating out close to 9,500 other writers to get there! She is a new author, and has been working on her book for over a year now.

What can you do to help?

That is a novel (get it, novel?) question! Go to this link below and read her excerpt and write a review! It’s actually really fun to be a part of this. Think American Idol without the weird outfits and hair…


you can also visit the website and read the excerpt here:


And look at that. Now the sun is up and shinning on my chair by the window… This bites. Time to make the coffee!!

It’s a Party!

12 Apr
Because anyone who gets this is a friend, follower, or fan, I think it’s fair to say that Knight Angels has actually been released early for Amazon customers (can you believe that? it never happens that way) I know, I know, exciting…
In May, it’ll be available to Barnes and Noble readers, Nook, iPad, Sony e-reader (may take longer for them, their finicky) Various international Amazon stores, and more!
So, happy early release party day!

Thursday Shopping Spree!

8 Apr

Like I say, my writing habit supports my reading habit. Good thing I have a big bookshelf.

Books are so expensive in the bookstore, aren’t they? Blah. Well, I didn’t buy these in a store, which is nice because I’ll just get the book when many of these are finally released! Yay.

I’m out of editing mode with:

and now I’m in writing mode with:

so that means lots of reading to stay fresh and current. When I’m writing, I feel like all I do is read/workout/eat/write…

So, here’s what I got. Looks like I have my summer cut out for me:

(all images linked if you wish to learn about them!)

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