Jan 23 2017

A Positive Week #MondayBlogs

A few years ago I added a paper planner back into my life in the effort to get control of the craziness, and I’m so glad I did.

The paper gives me places to satisfy my need to write things down and not rely on my techie devices. I love that I can use my colored post-it notes, my highlighters, etc.

And one of my favorite things is to put an inspirational quote right up front, so when I open the planner…I’m hit between the eyes with something positive to motivate me!

This week my focus is on striving to be better than last week. That means being more efficient, more focused on making progress and moving forward toward my goals. With a positive attitude we CAN do anything!


This week I’ve decided is all about improving my social media presence…or if I’m being honest, getting back in the social media game! To accomplish that goal I have color coded my calendar with dots for Twitter, blog posts, Instagram and Facebook. The plan being to blog twice a week and then use the other sites to be chatty 80% of the time and the other 20% to drive some traffic back to my blog and my books.

I’ll post my progress as the weeks go on.

What are you doing this week to move positively towards your goals?

Have a great week!


Jan 02 2017

Welcome to 2017!


Welcome to 2017

I don’t believe in New Year Resolutions. What I do believe in is a yearly mantra and after much thought on the subject, the above is what I came up for this year.

Be Positive…because there is ALWAYS something good to find. Sometimes life gives us lessons, sometimes is gives us exactly what we think we need or the complete opposite. But whatever happens, our reaction is what colors the moment. The whole honey instead of vinegar idea? Yea…that!

Be Brave…Every day we get out of bed there is a new opportunity to move forward toward a goal, it’s a new chance to change something, to do something, to make a difference in your own life. But let’s be honest, sometimes change is scary! Every hurdle, every choice, requires us to be brave and push forward. Sometimes you have to close your eyes and leap. You are braver than you think!

Be Committed…Because goals won’t happen overnight and dreams don’t come true if we don’t work toward them. To To reach for the brass ring, you have to actually be ON the merry-go-round…not standing on the side and dreaming about it. Whatever goal or dream you have for the future…commit to it every day!

Happy 2017 my friends!

Dec 18 2016

Thoughts for a Sunday

Hmmm…who wouldn’t be swayed by the lure of a clean rest room?


Let me start by saying I HATE New Year resolutions. At least for me, I never get through the first few weeks, then I feel like a failure by February.

I prefer an yearly mantra. A few key words or a sentence that I feel sums up where I want to be by the end of the year or how I want to live my life.

A few years back one of my keywords was “tribe” as in, I needed to find my tribe and surround myself with a tribe of those who were headed in the same direction.

I blogged a lot, was a constant visitor to my Facebook page and twitter.

Then, life happens and derails the train.

So, this year as I consider what my 2017 Mantra will be, I look at the sign and remember the destination we hope for is important to keep in focus, but it’s the journey that creates the memories.

Knowing that clean rest room was waiting was a plus…having enjoyed lunch with an old friend I hadn’t seen in years and sharing the laughs as we found our way to that clean rest room up the back stairs, through a dark narrow hallway, was worth way more.

As we head in to the mad dash to Christmas, I wish you a safe week ahead…wherever your destination may be.

See you next week! 🙂

Nov 20 2016

New Release!

aproposalandpumpkinpie-500x750 And…it’s live!


Sunday night and I’m making lists for the grocery store, lists for cleaning, lists and more lists…lol.

If you’re anything like me, the next few days are going to be packed with endless running around and falling into bed exhausted.

Maybe you’ll need a little time to unwind…

If you do, the latest in my Starlight Hills Holiday Novella series might be the escape you’re looking for!

You can read an excerpt on my website HERE.

And you can buy it over on Amazon HERE


Enjoy the holiday!

Nov 06 2016

Weekend Update…Weekly Goals




Next week we’re having a party for my son…and this week The Man went into serious “house prep” mode.

Now, let me back up and say that The Man and I get around 5am during the week. I write at the computer off the kitchen, we have coffee together and the tv is usually on, while he gets a head start on his paperwork for the day ahead. He does have a guilty pleasure…he loves the home shopping channels!

These chairs came on and we both commented at the same time they’d be perfect for the alcove in the living room instead of that table and chairs that occupy the space now.

Turns out we were right! Don’t they look nice?


A Proposal & Pumpkin Pie is back from the editor and almost ready to go off to the copy editor…woo hoo.

My Western Novella, Saving Susanna, is on track to be done this month too, and I just saw the cover for the anthology and it’s beautiful!

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!



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