Happy Birthday, Megan!

You remember my writing partner, Megan, right?

Well, today’s her birthday! And of course I couldn’t let the day pass without publicly acknowledging what she means to me.

She is my Personal Barista

She understands Disney better than anyone else
She brings Lord of the Rings to the Table
(that is, the Writing Table… it really inspires her!)
She totally gets that I’m crazy enough about Narnia to make a room for it
She’s the other half of The New Inklings writing group.

She started her own blog to support me with mine…
The Fairest One of All

But she … read the rest. . .

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“An Innocent Man”

You’ll recall that a few days ago, I received this

Which quickly turned into this

I’m a huge Billy Joel fan. Always have been. So while I really love the “Back to NEW Orleans” CD, the Billy Joel has been my go-to favorite for over 48 hours now.

It’s been out of my car only twice. Once to upload onto our home computer iTunes playlist, and the next day to upload onto my laptop playlist.

What surprises me is the song that immediately became my favorite. I was certain it would be “My Life” ~ remember it as the theme … read the rest. . .

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Honorable Mention

You know how somedays you just need a little pick-me-up? Well, that’s not the kind of day I had today.

Today, just as the several preceding days, has been pretty fantastic. The flowers are pushing up little green leaves from the dirt. The sun is bathing everything with its glorious Vitamin D. The house has stayed surprisingly clean. And last night I taught my Second Family that not all laughter is the same.

Today I’m baking my first cake ever. Ever. Evvvverrr. This fact eluded me until I planned to bake a cake for my wonderful Mother’s birthday a … read the rest. . .

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My Personal History of Coffee (and a Keurig Review)

I’m not gonna lie. I hope this post attracts lots and lots of attention. I hope beyond hope that somehow, someway, Keurig sees it, and like any other great food blogger, I’ll be contacted and offered mucho free product to review for them. I’d love a stinking huge Keurig gift basket to show up on my doorstep with a “Thanks for thinking of Us” card attached. Yeah… I sure can dream, can’t I?

In order to understand my love for Keurig, you must understand my love for coffee. It all began when I was a junior in college and … read the rest. . .

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I’ve got a bunch of great emails lately.

First was when I won this:

My Scharffen Berger Prize Package

Then I got this great piece of news:

Best. Email. Evvver.

Last week, my reader, Beth, sent me this:


I’m currently waiting for the delivery of this:

Le Creuset Orange Tools and Crock Prize

And today, I learned that one of my blog posts is going to be featured on BlogHer.Com on November 18th. They even sent me this awesome Blog Badge to promote it:

My head is kinda spinning.

I’m told I should buy lottery tickets. Often.
I … read the rest. . .

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