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Sunday, September 6, 2009
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
I look forward to hearing from you all!!
Monday, February 2, 2009
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 (www.riggsfamilyblog.com). 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. www.seriouslifemagazine.com
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I found this Skeleton Key Rack and immediately wanted it!!
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!!
Friday, January 30, 2009
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!!