Crafts, Daily Bliss, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading Drying Herbs & a Colonial Recipe

Daily Bliss, Uncategorized

TIGER, SPIDER, SPELL… & HALLOWEEN COSTUME THROWBACKS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!

It's Halloween again, yay for candy!  Er...I mean costumes!!! And of course I can't break tradition an NOT write a Halloween story for entry into Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloweensie Contest. I don't break tradition. Though I didn't put up my Halloween decor this year, so I guess that I do. What I meant to say was...I TRY… Continue reading TIGER, SPIDER, SPELL… & HALLOWEEN COSTUME THROWBACKS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!

My Stories, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading 50 Precious Words Writing Contest: THE VERY HUNGRY FOREST

Picture Book Trailers, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas Picture Book Trailers

The Friday Frenzy, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading THE FRIDAY FRENZY- Lola Dutch

My Stories, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading 50 Precious Words Writing Challenge

The Friday Frenzy, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – Chicken Wants A Nap