Monday Musings ~ August 29

Happy Monday! We ate this fresh Indiana corn last week and it was delicious. 1. Are you a Night Owl or a Morning Person? There has never been a doubt in my mind that I am, and always will be, a Night Owl. For as long as I can remember, even as young as in […]

From My Bookshelf: Favorite Books About Writing

If you look inside my house, there’s one thing you will consistently see throughout the home: books. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I have a love affair with books, reading and writing. Bryan and I share that trait, and Sophie has become quite the reader […]

Monday Musings ~ February 15

Happy Monday and President’s Day! 1. Did you do anything fun for Valentine’s Day? We don’t really make a big deal about the holiday in our house. Since the day falls within Sophie’s four-day President’s weekend, I slept in, which is really all I ever want on any holiday (or any day, really). I am […]

Monday Musings ~ February 8

Happy Monday! 1.February always seems like the shortest month. True, it is the shortest month with only has 28 days (29 this year). But with the President’s Day weekend coming up, it feels like the month is nearly over. And it’s not even Valentine’s Day yet! Speaking of the holiday of love, I may attempt […]

Snapshots: Thinking, Reading, Doing and Snapping (Fall 2015)

The Snapshots post is back! Here’s a look at what’s been happening this fall. Thinking and Doing … This fall has been a whirlwind of activity. Sophie started second grade and has been immersed in homework and school activities, as well as soccer and Girl Scouts. I’ve been very busy with my work and teaching. […]

From “Paris” to “Sunshine” ~ Two Book Recommendations for You

It’s time for a few book recommendations, shall we? I’m sharing with you two very different books, but both stellar in their own right. First up is The Paris Key, by Juliet Blackwell. Here’s a bit of background on Juliet and her story: Author Juliet Blackwell fell in love with Paris the first time she […]

“On Forgetting” ~ A Guest Post by Alexandra Burt of “Remember Mia”

A few months ago, I received a copy of Alexandra Burt’s debut novel, Remember Mia, which promised to be the next Gone Girl and Girl on the Train. Did this story live up to its comparison? ABSOLUTELY! The story was riveting and kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved the psychological mystery […]

Snapshots: Thinking, Reading, Doing, Snapping and Eating (Summer 2015)

The Snapshots post is back! Here’s a look at what I’ve been doing, watching and so forth this summer. Thinking and Doing … This has not been the relaxing summer that I hoped to have. Don’t get me wrong — it has not been bad and I am certainly grateful to sleep in! But the […]