Sunday, January 10, 2010


2010 is going to be the best year ever! This is what we tell ourselves every year, right? We are going to loose weight, eat better etc. etc. but we find that a few weeks into the new year, we get side tracked or just give up!

This year I'm not going to give up and you shouldn't either! Thanks to author Ashley Ladd, I found the 100 Mile Fitness Challenge. Please go check out the site and after you join, please come back and let us know.

Remember to keep us posted on your 100 miles!

Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Day

Work In Progress: Synopsis on "What's Love Got To Do With It?"

Listening To: Hot 99.5 - "War of The Roses" - Kane has a sure-fine way to find out if your're being lied to.

Currently Reading: "Heat Wave" - Richard Castle (Monday nights on ABC) .

Future Reads On The Book Shelf: "The Sweethearts Knitting Club" - Lori Wilde. Can't wait to start reading this story...thanks Santa :)

The Sweethearts Knitting Club

Addictions: Facebook (love farming on Farmtown, Farmville and cooking on Cafe World), Chocolate and diet coke.

The house is finally quiet. My husband is back to work and the kids are off to school. Today is definitely going to be A New Day!


Monday, October 26, 2009

I Heart Faces.....Halloween Dress Up

This is a picture of my daughter dressed as the "October Witch" for a friends Halloween Party.

Kathy Schindler

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

FALL - My Favorite Time Of The Year

I was searching on google for fall decorating ideas and thought I would share some of my finds.

Kathy Schindler

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Year of Changes, Both Good and Bad

It's hard to believe I haven't updated my blog in over 7 months. I haven't even logged on to catch up with all of my blogger friends. Life has a funny way of getting in the way sometimes. But when my eyes finally opened and I logged on....WOW. So many things have changed for everyone, both good and bad. What a year!!

In the past several months, I have had things both good and bad happen in my life. Some things I have control over and some things I don't or I've just chosen not to control.

I thought I would list a few things I've experienced since February 2nd - my last post.

  • I have been in touch with several of my high school classmates that I haven't seen in 25 years. Some of which I now see weekly.
  • I have been in touch with several of my 4-H camp friends and we have dinner once a month. Some I talk to daily.
  • Our pet Hamster, Linny passed away.
  • Our pet dog, buttercup passed away.
  • I have a new best friend which I haven't had in years.
  • I met Nora Roberts in April at the Washing Romance Writers monthly meeting.
Nora Roberts
  • In April, I attended the Washington Romance Writers retreat in VA and met many published authors, one of which was a NYT Best Selling author whom I had the privileged of drinking a few glasses of Champagne with on the porch!
  • I won a door prize from Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Brothers). I get to submit a synopsis to the Executive Editor without having an agent.
  • I won a scholarship to attended the Romance Writers of America convention in Washington, DC in July and met too many authors to mention every name, but brought home over 100 autographed books.
Debbie MaComber

Kelly St. John

Carly Phillips

Janet Evanovich with writer friends Jan Romes and Frankie Goss

Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Jane Ann Krentz
  • I saw Nora Roberts again in July at the RWA convention and sat in the lobby of the hotel and had a nice conversation with Nora and her publicist.
  • In July, I met for the first time, several of my online writer friends.
  • Also in July, I met my mentor and good friend, author Lori Wilde who has been supporting my writing and editing my manuscripts line by line, online for over 3 years.
Lori Wilde
  • I submitted a partial manuscript to Harlequin Presents in London.
  • I have a newly designed website and matching blog.

  • My oldest daughter got accepted to Albright College in Reading, PA and left on August 27th.
  • My 2nd and 3rd daughters started school - 8th and 1st grade.
Now that you know what I have been doing, please feel free to let me know what's been happening in your lives.

I look forward to hearing from you all!!

Kathy Schindler

Monday, February 2, 2009

I ♥ Faces (Kids) - week 4 - The Eyes Have It

"Be sure to click on the I Faces button to go see what this neat website is all about."

This is a picture of Logan, my eight month old nephew who I have the pleasure of spending every day with while his mommy is at work!

These are his new shoes I bought him and he was trying them on for the first time!.

Kathy Schindler

Serious Life Magazine

I wanted you to know about this publication I’m a part of called Serious.Life Magazine. They just published the February issue today, and I am in their Featured Blog Directory. It’s a very high quality magazine… you’ll really like it.

The magazine includes a lot of great content from bloggers you’ll appreciate, as well as great features, photos and other content. The magazine is owned and published by a family who have seven kids, three adopted and one who has Leukemia ( The magazine gives away a bunch of ads to charities and ministries. Besides great articles on interesting people, there is a lot about family, adoption, personal finance, spiritual life, humor… all sorts of “life” topics.

Again, the subscription is free, and I know you’ll enjoy the magazine, so take a minute to check it out and sign up to get future issues.

Serious.Life Magazine

Kathy Schindler

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Skeleton Key Rack

I came across this really neat vintage store - "Three Potato Four" - and they had some pretty cool things.

I found this Skeleton Key Rack and immediately wanted it!!

We love the elegant and romantic twist on this otherwise utilitarian item.
Made of iron, this skeleton key rack has a classical look that looks great in any
setting. Key rack measures 8.25"l x .25"w x 2.75"h. Can be mounted
using provided twine or with screws (not included).
This item is new, multiples in stock.

But where would I put it and what would I use it for? Sure you could use it for keys, but I wanted to be creative and put it in my office or new bathroom. Since the bathroom is not finished, I was thinking of the office.

The only thing that popped in my mind was for my necklaces. I only have a few that I wear all of the time, but I wasn't sure necklaces would look right..........hmmm.

What would you use it for in an office or bathroom? I can't wait to read your thoughts!!

Happy Monday!!

Kathy Schindler

Friday, January 30, 2009

Show and Tell Friday!

This is my first time participating in Kelli's Show and Tell Friday and I hope you enjoy!

If you would like to participate, click on the picture below.

Within the past year, I have been remodeling my bedroom and because it was so big, I made an office and a small bathroom just for ME!!.

The picture below is a project in my home office I am currently working on. One of my 2009 goals is to organize all of my pictures and display some around the house.

I used 4 12x12 sheets of cork board already cut from Staples and used liquid nail glue to secure them to the wall.

Then I bought small cork boards 6x6 and decorated them with scrapbook paper with colors to match my office walls - Eddie Bauer, paprika - then glued them on top of the larger cork boards. I also used an adhesive that came with the cork boards to hold my sticky notes on the board as well. In the picture the sticky notes look yellow, but they are orange.

I look forward to your comments!!


Kathy Schindler