There are flakes falling outside my window and all I can think is; I wonder if I should put more seeds out for the birds... . . . Enter, Susanna Leonard Hill's 10th Annual Holiday Contest for children's writers! And you guessed it, my story is for the BIRDS! Do you have a favorite bird?… Continue reading A SMALL BIT OF HOPE
Are you ready? Are your gifts wrapped and under the tree? Have you baked all the goodies, sung all the carols, and bought all your new lights because those strands you bought last season didn't work like you'd hoped they would even though you never even unboxed those suckers much less plugged them in...have you...HAVE… Continue reading Christmas Holiday Home Tour
Hooray for Christmas! Hooray for Santa! Hooray for twinkling pine trees, and hot cocoa, and chocolate-candy-fudge filled with nutty-nougat centers topped with marshmallow-creme snowman blobs and twisted peppermint candy-cane crush! Sorry, that got a little winded and weird, but I can't help it, it's Christmastime and I am giddy about every last bit of… Continue reading BURRO’S CHRISTMAS WISH: A Holiday Contest Tale
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
Weeeee! It's that time of year again! Time for Susanna Leonard Hill's Annual Holiday Contest! You know what that means? That's Right! You're about to read my newest manuscript! Restrictions were.... 1. It had to be a children's story.....CHECK! 2. Theme is wild weather impacts the Holidays.....CHECK! 3. Not to exceed 350 words.....CHECK! Okie Dokie… Continue reading A Holiday Story!
Awe-Snickerdoodles!!! The list came out and I'm NOT on it! I would be lying if I said it didn't sting just a little. Somebody ought to make an 'anti rejection stick' for aspiring authors....Believe me, there's a market for it! I'm glad I entered the contest (Susanna Hill's Third Annual Holiday Contest 2013) though. I… Continue reading Awe-Snickerdoodles!
I guess you could say this December I'm trying new things. Some have not worked out so well....others I'm still waiting it out! What am I talking about? Well.... I've had the same artificial green Christmas tree for the last 13 years. It has seen tinsel, old fashioned icicles, garland galore...and well, frankly I was… Continue reading NOEL
Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year...our sweet baby Jesus was born, the jolly sentimental songs, The Christmas Story on T.V. (you'll shoot your eye out!) and Charlie Brown, snowy clydesdale commercials, cheery houses adorned with lights, nostalgic wrapping paper, friends & family get togethers, Santa Claus and 'ol Rudolph, and as much… Continue reading Christmas Joys!
This idea came out of the need of a storage container for a set of Tonka cars I bought for my nephew..'Hi Cruz'! It was really simple to do. I just drew on a few buildings, colored them in, then painted over them with a decoupage glue! *The glue was just so it would be… Continue reading Homemade Gifts Part 3 (Oatmeal canister = toy storage)
These dolls, I'm hoping, will help keep Nora's attention on the soccer field, in the car on long trips and even at church! Because they are only fabric & felt they should make for...dare I say it...QUIET play! The dolls have a velcro circle sewn on as do the dresses, that way Nora can change… Continue reading Homemade Gifts Part 2 (Felt/Fabric dolls)