Garden Tour

My gardens are running behind this year. It seems like every time I thought about putting out seeds and seedlings we would get another frost warning. So I waited. Knowing I only have one more growing season after this one left at this property, I’ve been anxious and in a hurry to get all-the-things accomplished…

FRIDAY FRENZY- Wimbley the Wonder Boy

Ya’ll know I love children’s picture books. I love writing them. I love reading them. I love oogling (is that a word?) over the amazing art in them. They just make me happy. But it has been a while since I posted a Friday Frenzy featuring a picture book. Why? Because wouldn’t you know the…

Spring Fling Kidlit Contest- The Yellow Snazzy Car

A kidlit contest based on a Gif? How could I NOT participate? Especially after coming across this fun Gif at Giphy.com that reminded me of an ever so popular Beatles tune about a submarine. Of course, there are rules… Child friendly. Under 150 words. MUST use a Gif as inspiration for the story. No other…

Drying Herbs & a Colonial Recipe

For the past couple of years I have been bringing my herb cuttings indoors to dry for use over the winter, but this year I decided to take it one step further and add some foliage and flowers to the mix in the hopes of making my own potpourri. Anyone ever done this before? Tips…

50 Precious Words Writing Contest: THE VERY HUNGRY FOREST

It’s time again for Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words Contest, hurray! The What- Write a children’s story with a beginning, middle, and end. ONLY use 50 words or less! Is she kidding? Nope! Can it be done? Yep! Want to see for yourself? Go ahead…Click Here! But before you head over to Vivian’s blog where…

The Twelve Days of Christmas Picture Book Trailers

I love book trailers. I don’t know if it’s the music, the art, the creativity, or all of the above, but I just can’t get enough. And since it’s Christmas and there’s that whole 12 days thing, and since It’s the season for sharing, and since I can’t bake you a Christmas cake and send…

THE FRIDAY FRENZY- Lola Dutch

Every once in a while I come across an illustration that I just fall in love with. This sweet little piece I found a couple of years ago on Etsy, and I don’t know if it’s the green (my favorite color) or the raindrops (I love rain), or the yellow umbrella, or the cutest little…

50 Precious Words Writing Challenge

  I’ve been working on some stories All the whole night through I’ve been working on some stories They’re special just for you Gosh I hope you really like ’em There’s been blood, and sweat, and tears Please, please tell me that you love ’em And I’ll send you all “Good Cheers!”   Ha!Ha!Ha! I…

FRIDAY FRENZY – Chicken Wants A Nap

Sometimes you just need a nap. I’ve needed one of those for roughly the last seventeen years!   Oh, I’ve had something that resembles a nap, you’ll know it as the comfy-on-the-couch, tucked-in-just-so with a blanket…albeit one that smells oddly like dried baby barf, even though there hasn’t technically been a  baby in the house…