Is That Voldemort?

It came last week while my husband was out of town, an innocuous little email in my inbox when I wasn’t expecting it. I covered my eyes after clicking it open and made the kids look first. I was so excited and nervous all at the same time. “Does it look okay?” “Is it horrible?” “Should I start crying now?” “Do you love it?” These were my questions from underneath my palms as the kids gathered around my barstool, peering over my shoulders at the image on the screen. “Mom, move your hands.” This was my oldest and obviously more sensible of the group. He had that look on his face like I should be acting my age, but I chose to gnore it and looked at the screen in delight. My first book cover proof had arrived! And can I say it’s fabulous! I am SO excited. There were...

No News is Good News….

I’ve been waiting with baited breath, but no news yet. We’re coming up on three weeks since my book went into formatting – the process where a Word document is made into an actual book. I’m so excited to see how it turns out, how many pages it comes down to and to be one step closer to celebrating the culmination of this exciting experience. I’m busy Pinning all kinds of ideas for my Book Release Party. Here’s one of my latest finds from a lovely little place called Bloom. Come check out my idea board and let me know what you like...

Just That Tough

Do you ever dream of racing through a dozen different countries with your best friend or spouse? Seeing things you’ve only dreamed of? Doing crazy and challenging activities that teach you about the land you’re in? That’s just a bit of the chaos and delight of The Amazing Race reality series. I’ve been a follower for years. At times I daydream about being a part of the fast and furious pace of the Amazing Race. Mr. Houston would be the best at directions and physical challenges. I would be perfect at reading things quickly and figuring other stuff out. In my dreams we win the million and get to see the world together. Season 20 just wrapped up and I was thrilled to see a Military Wife and her National Guard husband win the whole thing – along with achieving the...

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