Category Archives: writing

Happy Friday, friends! I’m writing this post in the car riding up to my Happy Place, so it being a Friday Favorite post is totally fitting. To top it off, it’s our very first official cabin weekend of the summer — one we’re extending for four days because of our 24th wedding anniversary on Monday […]

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Today the little blog turns 5-years-old. They grow up so fast, don’t they? For the past few years I’ve written blogiversary posts about what new developments the year has brought the blog &/or me as a writer. This year I’ve got nothing. It’s a lot like with your kids. You know, when they’re first born […]

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I’m about to tell you something shocking. Something that it took me about a month to even believe was actually a genuine thing I was feeling and that I shook off at first as either momentary hysteria, a bad bottle of Chardonnay, or perhaps a weird side effect of aging. Here goes. My computer has […]

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It’s March 2nd and I’m sitting here at my desk typing away, yet don’t really have anything to say and have absolutely no idea what words will next appear on the screen. It’s ironic, because four years ago I was doing the exact same thing. Four years ago today I spontaneously wrote this post without any idea of […]

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You guys, it’s been so long since I’ve written anything other than a recap on the blog that I almost feel the need to reintroduce myself. But I can’t think of anything to say. Seriously, writer’s block has hit me hard the past six—eight?—weeks. And by writer’s block I mean disinterest, distraction, and disillusionment. Throw […]

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A year ago my daughter was about to leave the nest. The soft, feathered, built-painstakingly-by-hand nest I’d created for her since the moment I knew she existed. Fine, her father helped…but still. I knew I needed to tell her all the things before she left, but didn’t feel like I needed to write one of […]

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The Friday Favorites have been hijacked this week by something that might very well trump the next month of them. Or six. Yesterday I found out I am a New York Times best selling author. Um, excuse me? No, no, no. You heard me right. A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR!! Seriously, one minute […]

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  Three years ago today I randomly decided to start this blog. (And when I say “randomly” I mean completely out of the blue; like an hour before I did it had no plan to start a blog or really even knew what a blog was.)   It was, indeed, a spur of the moment […]

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…you never know what you’re gonna get. If my 2014 had a motto, that old, overused —yet always fun to say in your best Forrest Gump voice—adage would be it. Actually, when I think about it, that metaphor would have worked beautifully for 2012 and 2013 as well. Let’s just say that I’ve bitten into a […]

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You guys, I have more good news. It’s been a bit of an embarrassment of riches around here over the past month what with the new book and the new blog design and home, and I now I have even more news that I’ve been dying to share with all of you that I haven’t […]

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