Successful Living

I know you guys all think that I have it all figured out, don' t you?   Some days I think I do and then other days I know that I don't have a clue but then that's just life, isn' t it? Years ago I got a print for Chris to put in his office.  He has had this print in various offices over the years from Ohio to Pennsylvania to Illinois to North Carolina and Iowa.  As we are anticipating an eventual total move to Texas I have been cleaning and sorting and getting ready for that day.  Chris found … [Read more...]

Dangled Carat Cover Reveal

It's a big day for Hilary, my blogger / writer friend who wrote the memoir, Dangled Carat.   This is the official new cover for her book and I get to help spread the news.  Please join me in congratulating Hilary on her new cover and wish her luck on continued success with her book. Below find a little interview I did with Hilary to let you all know a bit more about her.  Following my Q and A are a few short blurbs about the book and links to purchase it in either Ebook or Paperback form.  Let's … [Read more...]

Books, Books, Books! I’ve Got Books!

You may remember that I joined up with the Chaotic Goddess bunch to do a Book Swap awhile back and it is time to fulfill the final part of my obligation and post about what my wonderful swap partner, Ellen from The Canon, gifted me. The concept was simple----each swap partner was to gift the other with a book that she/he loves, one that hasn't been read yet and one that the partner wanted.  Ellen did a smashing job of gifting me the perfect trio of books. First of all----book number one … [Read more...]

We Have a Winner!

As promised today I announce the winner of the signed copy of "Home" by Clear Lake author, Rachel Smith.  I am happy to announce that Becky Miracle is the winner.  Congratulations!  I hope that you enjoy the book!!!! … [Read more...]

“Home” with Rachel Smith

I have had the extreme pleasure to meet a lot of great folks in the past year or so in Iowa.  It is funny that it has taken this long for me to find some really great people but what it all boils down to is social media and my blogger friend Sara from It's All in An Iowa Mom's Day and Travel with Sara.  Sara wanted to get people in our area talking and connecting through various social media platforms and she has now built her own business (Social Connections, LLC) around what she has learned. … [Read more...]

The International Bank of Bob

  You know it is a good day when I post about two of my favorite things.  Today I wanted to share a bit of Kiva love and if you know me you know that I love this organization.  This fabulous microfinancing site was founded in October 2005 by Matt Flannery and Jessica Jackley.  It has grown and surpassed their expectations, I am sure, and has many dedicated individuals who are on the board as well as others like Premal Shah (President of Kiva.org) who serve in various capacities. My … [Read more...]

For the Love of Books!

It is no secret that I am a book lover.  I am not picky.  Any size or shape.  Any color. Any age. Any subject.  There is room in my heart for each and every one of them. You may remember I joined in on a fun Mug O' Comfort swap awhile ago and was thrilled to be a part of that swap.  The ladies at Chaotic Goddess are pretty wonderful about offering great swaps and this upcoming one is that I put on my calendar so I would be sure to not forget. Because it is all about books!!! There are … [Read more...]

Follow Friday Four Fill In Fun

It is Friday and today I get to be co-host with Hilary from Feeling Beachie for her fabulous blog hop!  If you want to join in just stop by Hilary's blog and join in the fun!  It is a nice way to meet some other folks and learn a bit more about them.  Feel free to join in and share your answers here in the comments! The statements are: I _____ except when________ I can't__________ when I ________ I used to ____________ but now____________ I If I could I would do ________ all … [Read more...]

A Bit of Post World Book Night Syndrome

Have you ever anticipated something for a really long time and then when the thing that you anticipated for so long finally arrives it is a bit of a let down emotionally?  I think I am suffering Post World Book Night Syndrome. The day has come and gone and I am left…….a bit sad.  There, I said it.  My experience was just that---a bit sad.  But a learning experience. I thought that my first foray into the World Book Night adventure would be best suited if I could get someplace who would … [Read more...]

World Book Night 2014 Is Here!

It is April 23rd and that signals two important events.  First of all it is the 29th birthday of my sweet son, Micah! Happy Birthday to an amazing son!  The other event is a world wide event. Back in February I shared the wonderful news that I was one of the chosen ones meaning that I was selected to be a book giver for World Book Night on April 23, 2014.  You can read here how excited I was to be chosen. If you are not aware of what World Book Night is all about it is an amazing opportunity … [Read more...]

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