Weekend Inspiration

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Gingerbread in the House

Every year I host a crazy Gingerbread House decorating party. I mix up a huge batch of gingerbread dough (oh yes I do! No graham cracker houses in this ‘hood!), cut out all the pieces, glue them together with frosting and await with anticipation the arrival of some of  my favorite people. They come in with bags of candy, hugs and smiles. Some bring their own fancy cake plates, because they know how it’s done. We all decorate for hours while nibbling quiche, fruit salad in Christmas colors and a delicious breakfast cake. This is what I ended up with this year:   One year my house was featured on Whipperberry.com and I Heart Naptime with all the recipes you’ll need for your own little Gingerbread fun. I hope you take the dive and make your...

Book Club Visit

Right after A Heart So Broken launched, I was invited to participate in a local Book Club of about a dozen ladies. This was my first ever Book Club visit, and even though these ladies were my friends, I was still nervous about what their opinions would be once they’d experienced my writing style and story concept. I felt it was a great story, but what would readers think? It would only take a bit of imagination to conjure up the thousands of conflicting emotions I was feeling. Of course, my concerns were completely unnecessary. There was a general agreement that A Heart So Broken is a wonderful read! Each woman had their own unique take on the storyline and the impressions it left on them. I loved the questions that came out and the opportunity to explain a...

A Little Treat

We made some cute little take-home treats for the Launch… They came together after a brainstorming session with the kiddos. This is only one of a million reasons why I think my children are awesome. When you can bounce ideas around and come out with clever thoughts that are outside the box, it’s pretty amazing. Little booklets of treats… After a little inking, some staples and fun-sized treats, these are what my readers took home from the Launch Party.   Remember this great old mailbox? It’s HUGE! I added the square of chalkboard with a little chalkboard spray paint. I seriously LOVE that stuff!! I get my old books from the Library book store for about $.10. What do you do with old book...

Oreo Cheesecake Bites { Recipe }

Made these tasty bites from Mels Kitchen Cafe last weekend for a party. The recipe is super easy and the results…delish! Head on over to Mels’ for the complete details on these yummy little confections for your holiday party!

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