What’s this all about? Why are we celebrating Christmas in July? Well, some authors, bloggers, and I wanted to give you all some sweet deals. When it is scorching hot outside, we need a reminder of cold and cozy days. It’s never the wrong time of year to celebrate Christ’s birth. 😉 So, here’s the … More Christmas? In July?
I wrote this short story for the Twelve Days of Christmas on Noble Novels. I was assigned Day 9 with a theme of nine ladies dancing and the nine fruits of the Spirit. It was a challenge, but I managed to bring it all together in this story! I hope you enjoy it. … More Short Story: The Dance
December was a great way to end the year. 😉 With family, friends, the end of school (yaaaay!!!), and the pinnacle celebration of the entire year, it might be my favorite month. ❤ This past month’s full plate was stacked high with, um… Christmas candy. Gulp. 😀 Here’s a quick update on what I did … More Plate Update: Christmas, Finals, and Short Reads
Hello again! I’m just dropping by to tell you who won a free signed copy of The Twin Arrows. 😉 The amazing winner chosen by Rafflecopter’s amazing randomness is… Kellyn Roth! Congratulations, girl!! I’ll be emailing you soon. 😉 Today promises to be a busy day for me. We have some Christmas shopping to do, *maybe* … More Merry Christmas! (and Giveaway Winner)
It’s a Christmas workshop over here. There is literally glitter and peppermint sprinkles everywhere. (I also have the entire Michael Buble Christmas album memorized. :P) We have our dining table covered with scrapbooking stuff and our breakfast nook table covered in cookie making stuff. My siblings are wowing me their creativity. We have wreath cookies, … More Christmas Crafting
“What if Santa Claus isn’t one man? What if he is a secret organization? Jeremy Ogden has 25 days to accomplish his mission. Just like every man in his family, he has a list of people whose lives can be changed forever if he makes it to them in time. But he has one big … More Book Review: The Father Christmas Confessions
We live in the desert Southwest, so snow is one thing we don’t get around Christmastime. (It does get cooler at night, though, which is pretty nice.) 😉 Instead, we like to cut paper snowflakes. We all have a different style of making them, and no two snowflakes are alike–just like the real ones. 😀 … More Let It “Snow”
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas! Well, not quite yet but it’s only 12 more days! 😀 In the meantime, I have a gift (or two) for you. 😉 I’m giving away a free signed copy of my little book The Twin Arrows! *dances in circles* First, the synopsis… “Two children. Two journeys. Twin arrows. Ryla follows … More A Gift for YOU!
I love the post office. Rows and rows of boxes and mailers line the walls. (Cue my paper and container obsession.) Wrapping and tape, envelopes and labels abound. Grandparents and teenagers, father and mothers all wait in line to send their packages off to distant places. So many stories in one place. Today I wandered into … More A Passel of Parcels
Tonight ends the first week of Advent when we light the candle of hope and celebrate the anticipation of Christ’s birth. Each night this week, we’ve been discussing the Messianic prophecies, reading through our Advent calendar, and singing “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”. This time was a little different–and a lot more special. My oldest … More Candlelight