Fun, Writing

Character Interview

This month I’ll be posting character interviews from the world of the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series, which thus far includes Shear Madness, Shear Deception, Shear Malice, and coming in 2018, Shear Murder. This week’s interview is with Melanie Hogan, the protagonist in the series. I hope you enjoy getting to know Melanie.  Can… Continue reading Character Interview

Gratitude, Quotes

T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

My top three for the week: 3.)  Coffee! Something so simple and so ordinary, yet makes me so happy. 🙂 2.)  Painting with my husband the room my son just vacated to move to his own apartment--talking, laughing, and connecting. We make a darn good team! 1.)  Renewed appreciation for life, and the people in my life,… Continue reading T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

Family, Fun, Life Lessons

Electronic Disconnection

I've blogged about this exact thing once before, and as much peace as it brings when I do it, I still don't seem to practice it nearly enough. Electronics can pull more energy from relationships than they add. It makes me sad when I see a young child talking to mom or dad who is more connected with… Continue reading Electronic Disconnection

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Gratitude

10 Things I’m Grateful for Today

1.) Every person who has ever played a role in my life. Those who have left imprints on my heart as they passed through, and those who continue to as we share life.           2.) Everything that makes up my life as I know it--my family; my marriage; my home that… Continue reading 10 Things I’m Grateful for Today

Fun, Gratitude, Writing

Thankful Thursday-Magical Common Scents

Have you ever noticed how certain scents can draw you to another time and place, almost working as a sort of time machine? There are scents that take me back to times especially important in my life, bringing comfort and peace. And then there are those, as well, that take me to a time that I would… Continue reading Thankful Thursday-Magical Common Scents


Ten of My Very Favorite Things

1)            The smell of a fresh rain--and the sound of it falling while snuggled in a sleeping bag in a tent with a good book.  It has been a long time, but the memory is vivid. 2.)           The smell of fresh brewed coffee, and that first cup of the morning. Yummmmm. 3.)           Snuggling up with… Continue reading Ten of My Very Favorite Things