Five For Friday (actually just 3): Holidays, Homes, and Harried Living

Hello! I have been on quite the little sabbatical since my last Five for Friday post on the 18th–nearly a month!! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t so busy working on my novel or editing to write a blog post. I basically haven’t written anything since then. I spent about 20 minutes editing my first-born, which … More Five For Friday (actually just 3): Holidays, Homes, and Harried Living

Decisions, Decisions: The Golden Apple’s Coming Makeover

My husband is always nervous when I start conversations with the line “I’ve decided…” Usually, this line is followed by some life-changing epiphany for our future. “I’ve decided I want to work full-time.” “I’ve decided I want to go to graduate school.” “I’ve decided I’m only wearing neutral colors and real jewelry.” “I’ve decided we’ll … More Decisions, Decisions: The Golden Apple’s Coming Makeover

Five for Friday: DIY Christmas Gifts (and Happy Birthday Eve)

I am really trying not to go overboard on gifts this year. J and I are trying to save as much money as possible to make a down payment on a house in the spring (more than 20%–please, Lord!). I have a tendency to go a little nuts at Christmas–I just love buying presents and … More Five for Friday: DIY Christmas Gifts (and Happy Birthday Eve)

Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Chick Lit Goddess

Since Isabella’s review of The Golden Apple, we’ve stayed in touch via Facebook and writing groups. She is so lovely, encouraging, and supportive of my work and she’s quite the author herself! Her 5 star review of The Golden Apple was so sweet and exciting–she makes me want to write: “Words cannot describe how much … More Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Chick Lit Goddess

Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Annabel and Alice

Annabel and Alice is a lovely blog that participated in my initial blog tour in March 2014 for The Golden Apple. Annabel gave it 4 stars and a very sweet write-up. “Somehow, Faerl Marie managed to write a cast of characters that I instantly loved. I’m not entirely sure how, but within the first few … More Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Annabel and Alice

Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Maryline’s Bookshelf

In honor of The Golden Apple’s birthday coming up on the 31st, I am reposting some of the lovely reviews and blog tour posts that were done for her. This is a unique experience for providing time perspective and seeing how far I’ve come and whose stayed with me along the way. Maryline is a … More Blog Tour Throwback: “The Golden Apple” on Maryline’s Bookshelf