Kitchen Snapshots

Kitchen Snapshots

Happy Monday! This weekend was awesome here in Connecticut. Perfect early fall weather. Which meant after all of the errands were done and chores completed, I could go into the kitchen and cook. Yes! On Saturday I did the grocery shopping and on Sunday I cooked. First, though Billy on a follow-up appointment for his eyes early Sunday morning. Once we were home, Billy took a nap and I began baking. Here are some photos of my relaxing Sunday in…

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Hello, Autumn!

Hello, Autumn!

Well, hello Autumn! Show of hands. Who else is excited that it’s officially fall? I have two hands waving in the air (like I don’t care 🙂 ). This is my favorite season. Love, love, love it. Should I take my energy level down a notch? Nah. I’m too excited. 🙂 Why am I so excited about fall? So glad that you asked. Hiking – Each October I head up to Kent, CT with a friend and we hike, have…

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Out and About on the Web

Out and About on the Web

Happy Monday! I’ve taken a little bit of time out of my editing to write a guest post for Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers, the web home for crafty mystery sleuth, Anastasia Pollock. Mystery author, Lois Winston, is the creator of the Anastasia Pollock Crafting Mystery series and she’s been so kind as to let me take over the blog today. Please stop by and check out my post and all the other great posts on the blog.

Shih-Tzu Saturday #9

Shih-Tzu Saturday #9

Happy Saturday! Can you believe it’s the first Saturday in August? Summer is flying by. I think I missed a chunk of it while doing edits. 🙂 Now I think I should be able to enjoy what is left of summer since I’m just proofreading the manuscript before sending it back to my agent. It’s been a busy week for the pups and I snapped a few photos. On the way home from a day of pampering. Lucky dogs! The…

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TBR Pile Grows and Grows

TBR Pile Grows and Grows

Don’t you just love a pile of new books? I do! These are all the books I acquired when I went to the writer’s conference. Some I received at the conference and the others were purchased at Barnes & Noble. Yeah, it was a good weekend.

Author Q & A – Ellie Ashe

Author Q & A – Ellie Ashe

Hello! Today I’m so excited to have mystery author Ellie Ashe here to answer a few questions about her writing process, her books, and what she does when she’s not at the keyboard. I hope you enjoy this Author Q&A. Hi and thanks for having me! I’m so happy to introduce my latest release, A Novel Death! It’s a new series for me, set in the fictional town of Danger Cove—a small coastal town that is no stranger to mystery…

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When Edits Meet Life

When Edits Meet Life

Hello! I’ve been MIA because I’ve been deep in edits. When edits meet life it makes for an interesting adventure. In the past my edits have always been for myself. I’ve written a draft, printed it and revised and tightened. This was done on my schedule, no real deadline. In other words, I could edit at a leisurely pace. No pressure. Ahh, the good old days. This is my beast of a manuscript. So, what was the difference this time?…

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Shih-Tzu Saturday #8

Shih-Tzu Saturday #8

Happy Saturday! How hot is it where you are? My critique partner, Ellie Ashe, who lives in northern California is baking as I write this. Over 100 degrees. Ugh. Here in Connecticut the temps are climbing today to the mid-80s with low humidity. So it’s tolerable. I’m really not a summer gal. I prefer cooler weather (without the snow preferably). But today’s post isn’t about the weather, it’s about a Shih-Tzu named Billy, aka Cone Dog. Billy experienced something we…

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Friday Faves

Friday Faves

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week. Did your week fly by like mine did? Between the day job, the exceptionally lovely weather which means I can get the pups out more for walks and playtime, and revising the over 10,000 words I wrote over the Memorial Day weekend, the days just flew by. I did have time to do some reading and I was able to squeeze in some knitting time along with doing a little work…

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Yarn Along

Yarn Along

I’m so excited to be participating in my first Yarn Along. I’m looking forward to seeing what the other gals are knitting and reading. For my first Yarn Along post I’m sharing a new project and my current read. For my project it’s take two. I began this baby blanket (it’s going to be a gift) last week and after a rocky start (it was labeled a beginner pattern, in truth it really should have been labeled intermediate/beginner knitter and…

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