Monday, June 4, 2018

Happy Summer Time!

June and July means...Lake time!!

I love summer time! It is when I relax a little. The schedule is more flexible for me. I bring out my sewing projects I have put off. I do a little deep cleaning and rearranging in the house. I head to the lake with my family. We do a little gardening ....and it is just a great time to be alive!
    What are your summer plans? Do you go on extensive vacations? Do you plan mini stay-cations? I hope you plan something fun!
    This month brings Father's Day and family birthdays. Don't forget to show your appreciation for your fathers and husbands. Plan ahead!

    I hope you have a successful summer and find time to enjoy life a little differently! Do something you have been wanting to do....just DO IT!

Happy Summer! Happy 4th of July!!

Check out my other pages...My books, My quilting/sewing projects. My Author's Corner will be introducing a new author to check out. Happy reading!

Monday, April 30, 2018


Spring flowers...Rain...and Green everything!! And best of all...

                Mother's Day is in May.

I have a wonderful mother. She taught me everything I know...she was a patient, kind, gentle mother. She was talented in so many things...Music, sewing, gardening and canning. She loves flowers! All that I love are things that she loves. 
     She also loves our Savior. She has a testimony of God and Christ. All of her choices were based on her love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
     She has been the greatest example to me of pure love towards others. She never turned aside anyone in need. She was always volunteering for all kinds of moments of service. 
    I love you, Mama.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

April is here! 
Spring is a wonderful time. New blooming. I love the Daffodils and the Tulips! The apricot trees are popping out their blooms, soon other trees will blossom out also.
I love the signs of green popping up every where. I LOVE SPRING! 
Enjoy the newness...embrace the sweet new beginning the spring represents. Refocus your goals. Start new ones if you need to.  Open your arms wide to the sun and be glad to be alive!

Thursday, March 1, 2018


This has been a strange season of weather. Not one bit of snow all winter and today we have snow, horrible winds, and below freezing temperatures.
   Normally, thinking of St. Patrick's Day, I think of Spring!...Tulips, daffodils, beginning of Spring school sports and Spring cleaning!
    Right now, I am ready to curl up with a good book, a warm quilt, and a cup of hot chocolate!

      Here's hoping for spring to come soon!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February is a month of birthdays...and Valentine's Day, of course!

Some people have expressed to me that they hate Valentine's Day. Their reasons? "No one ever sends me flowers or treats. I hate that day!" "Valentine's Day isn't fun when my spouse never does anything nice for me!" "Valentine's Day is for boyfriends and girlfriends. Who cares about Valentine's Day?!"

    Yes, it is traditionally known for the day to celebrate with your sweetheart or to be swept off your feet by your true love. Well, I project that it can have a different meaning...its a day of Love! But not just romantic love. Its a day to express your love and appreciation for all the people in your life!
    Valentine's is like Christmas for me...its not about what you GET....its about what you GIVE! So, think of the ways you can make the day better for the people you love in your life...and who knows? Maybe that will come back to you some day, but don't do it for what you can get out of it. Do it for what YOU get out of it, as in the happy feeling from making someone else smile and feel loved on Valentine's Day.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018


New book released...

check out my Author fiction page above.
 "A Soldier's New Year." Romantic Endings Book 2

2018...This is an amazing year coming!

I never could imagine, back in 1975 as a ten year old, living in the year 2018.
Isn't life wonderful? I love January...I love the new beginning that a new year brings.
I know I say the same thing every January, but it never gets old! The chance to start again. To set new goals. It is a time of renewal. I welcome the opportunity to find new learning moments and personal growth activities.
    Enjoy this great time to live. See the possibilities and embrace each moment 
to begin again! Have a great year!

Enjoy a moment of reflection with this colorful journal. "Finding Joy in Your Day!" is a journal designed to spend 30 days finding the good  and searching for moments of gratitude in each day. Record your thoughts and count your blessings. It is also a great book to record your new goals for the new year. (Beautiful colored pictures inside) 

"Finding Joy in Your Day!" (click and follow link to Amazon to order!)

Friday, December 1, 2017 favorite time of the year.

There is no snow yet, but the cold has set in. The Christmas tree is up and lit every night. I love to sit in a dark room and stare at the tree. I let the lights and reflections of light off the glass ornaments blur a little. It is a magical place to sit and think for a while.
    I think of the year past, my family, my goals, and sometimes I don't think of anything at all. I just sit....and let my mind empty of the stress of the day. I let my body relax until I am ready to sleep for the night.
       Merry Christmas! I hope you have a stress free month to celebrate with family and friends. The end of the year is here...what did you do with the opportunities you had this past year? What will you do with next years possibilities?