Friday, July 31, 2015

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!




Haha! So true. Good reviews make me soooo happy.
Bad reviews, not so much.
If you love a book, leave a review. It will make the author's day!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY 
winner: Jana!

I liked her answer entitled:


Image courtesy of [nonicknamephoto] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE


To view, go here.

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!



Image courtesy of [arztsamui] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start . . .
This image brings one of my favorite quotes to mind. So, for my answer today, I'm going to share it with you: 


“Oh, I see;" said the Tin Woodman. "But, after all, brains are not the best things in the world."
Have you any?" enquired the Scarecrow.
No, my head is quite empty," answered the Woodman; "but once I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart.” 


My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email or I will be unable to name you as winner!
You may leave multiple answers to increase your chances of winning.

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


Monday, July 27, 2015

MONDAY MUSINGS--VACATION!

Our family reunion/vacation consisted of a lot of driving!
First, we traveled up to Idaho to see my daughter and family.
Then they loaded up in the car with us and we traveled to Oregon to visit my parents.
Then we were off again, this time to California to visit my hubby's mom.
Next, we went back to my parents' house in Oregon for a few days before making the trip back to Idaho.
Then we stayed with my daughter for a few more days.
Alas, it was finally time to say goodbye and head on home to Texas. 

So hard to leave.

But we had a wonderful trip!
We were able to see family members we hadn't seen in much too long.
It was nice to renew those relationships.

Okay, get ready, here come the pictures . . . no yawning please . . .


Remember the tree house inspired by a real one in Girl of Mine? 
That's where we took our family portrait!


And here I am on the tree house. I had my daughter take this one just so I would have one of me on the tree house. My father's hobby is landscaping and his yard is a virtual paradise.


Me and my grandbabies during one of the many times we had to stop and let them run around!


Eating at a restaurant that overlooked the Columbia Gorge in Oregon. The view was breathtaking!


I love impromptu group photos! They are always the best.


This impromptu pic was taken on the Fourth of July.
It was a magical day.
I'm in the back holding my grandson who wanted to slide and not pose for a pic.


My dad photobombed this pic!
This one is of my sister, me, and my daughter. (and my dad looking like he's about to say, "Here's Johnny!")


My grandsons swimming in the backyard.
I love my dad's hydrangeas in the background. He's created a paradise. I'd like to go there for a writer's retreat. Of course, I'd end up visiting the entire time and never get anything done!


My dad loves to give his great grandsons rides in his tractor. It's fun for us big kids too. (I had to join them on the ride. Someone had to make sure they didn't fall out. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.)



My grandson feeding lorikeets at Turtle Bay in Redding, Calif. 
I had two birds perched on my head while taking this photo.
One of my favorite moments!


Stopping for lunch during our travels in the amazingly beautiful Ashland, Oregon.



Me and my Mom and Dad. See the car in the background, waiting? 
We were saying our usual ten minute goodbye and my hubby was patiently waiting to get on the road!
I hate goodbyes!

I wish we took pictures of the hello moments instead of the goodbye moments.

Instead I have more goodbye pics . . .


Me and two of my daughters.


Me and my grandson.

Goodbyes are the worst.

But I love this quote . . .



Lastly . . . let's end this on a comical note . . .


This is a pic of me with my mom and two sisters.
It made us laugh so hard we couldn't breathe because it looks like my mom has a really long arm!

Go ahead, laugh. My dad kidnapped my phone and posted it on Facebook, much to my mom's dismay!

Suffice it to say, summer vaycay was a huge success!













Friday, July 24, 2015

FRIDAY FAVORITES


Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!






Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

WELCOME BACK!

I had a wonderful vacation. I'll post pictures soon!

Congratulations to the last WORDLESS WEDNESDAY 
winner: Christy!

I liked her answer entitled:


Image courtesy of [usamedeniz] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

YOUR LOVE CHARMS ME

(Think snake charmer's basket!)

To view, go here.

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!


Image courtesy of [nonicknamephoto] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "GAMBLING ON LOVE"

My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email or I will be unable to name you as winner!
You may leave multiple answers to increase your chances of winning.

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ALL TAYLOR DEAN BOOKS ARE 99 CENTS FOR A LIMITED TIME!

HAPPY SUMMER READING!


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Friday, June 26, 2015

FRIDAY FAVORITES

 
Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!


   

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER


ANNOUNCEMENT!

For today, WW is up and running, but . . .

We are having a HUGE family reunion, so my blog will be CLOSED for the next three weeks or so--June 29-July 21. If I have time, I might post a few pictures.

Wordless Wednesday will resume on July 22 and the winner of today's WW will be announced then. The gift card will still be rewarded on time.

I will miss you all!
Hope you are enjoying your summer!



Image courtesy of [artur84] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY 
winner: Mary!

I liked her answer entitled:


Image courtesy of [taesmileland] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

PUTTING OUR LOVE ON THE LINE

To view, go here.

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!


Image courtesy of [usamedeniz] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: A WAVE OF LOVE

My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email or I will be unable to name you as winner!
You may leave multiple answers to increase your chances of winning.

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Monday, June 22, 2015

MONDAY MUSINGS--POWER OF THE MATCHMAKER


Coming your way in 2016 . . .



Watch for it!

I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to participate with all of these wonderful authors for this amazing collaboration of books.
I've already read the beginning novella and it is fantastic!
My book will come out in July of 2016.
I can't wait to read the other books as well!

~

In other news . . .

We had the opportunity to spend last week in Santa Fe. It was a business trip for my hubby. While sitting in the hotel, I got lots of work done on my "Matchmaker" book. (My favorite way to work!) Regardless, it still felt like a much needed vacay!


We stayed at a hotel within easy walking distance of the famous plaza.


It was fun to walk out the door and explore the shops and choose a place for dinner.

 

This little burro marked the entrance to "burro alley," a pedestrian only alley/walkway.


We loved all the outdoor patio dining--and the weather was perfect.



Tell me about your summer!




Friday, June 19, 2015

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!

I love writing and and I love grammar.
It makes sense to me.
Math, however, is something I will never, ever understand!!



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY 
winner: Laura!

I liked her answer entitled:


Image courtesy of [m_bartosch] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

IF I ONLY HAD A HEART

To view, go here.

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!

Image courtesy of [taesmileland] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "Hang on to our love!"

My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email or I will be unable to name you as winner!
You may leave multiple answers to increase your chances of winning.

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Monday, June 15, 2015

MONDAY MUSINGS

I got to spend the week with my grandson, Gavin.
And that's about all I did this week!!







How was your week?

Hope you are enjoying the lazy days of summer!


Friday, June 12, 2015

FRIDAY FAVORITES


Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!


So, I admit, I have a weakness for pajamas. 

One of my favorite movie quotes of all time is from City of Angels when Nicholas Cage asks the little girl he is escorting to heaven, "What did you like best?" And she answers, "Pajamas."
I would have to agree.

Of course, the below quote is good too!


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY winner: Quilt Lady!

I liked her answer entitled:




Image courtesy of [winnond] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

SAVING MY LOVE FOR YOU

To view, go here.

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!




Image courtesy of [m_bartosch] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "Artificial love!"

My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email or I will be unable to name you as winner!
You may leave multiple answers to increase your chances of winning.
Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.