Rumor Has It Wednesdays

I hear the Smoky Mountain Romance Writers are holding a writing contest. Here are the guidelines. - - - - - *** Permission to forward granted and appreciated *** The 2013 SMRW Laurie Contest Is Officially Open for Entries   Sponsor: Smoky Mountain Romance Writers, Knoxville, TN Web Page: Entry forms, rules, guidelines, etc        … Continue reading Rumor Has It Wednesdays

Recipe Tuesday

Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday so that means watching football and eating lots of yummy snack foods -- that is if you like that sort of thing. So if you do then here is an easy treat that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Sausage Balls Ingredients: 1 lb. ground pork sausage (any brand,… Continue reading Recipe Tuesday

Warmer days ahead?

We've been in the freezing temps for several days now, but it looks like we are headed for warmer days. We're now above freezing and in the low 40s with a forecast of reaching the low 50s today. It is almost noon so I do not know if we will make it today, but the… Continue reading Warmer days ahead?

Sunday Sundaes

Today is my mother's birthday. It started off like any other Sunday morning. We got up, got dressed, and headed to church with my parents. We carpool to save on parking space since it is limited. But one street over my mom gasps, "There's a man in the ditch," and my dad slams on the breaks.  He… Continue reading Sunday Sundaes

Play Date Saturday

Foggy morning as the earth began to warm from underneath the ice, remnant of yesterday's ice storm. Pieces of ice fell from tree limbs and telephone lines. Water dripped off of icicles as they melted. By noon the temperature had reached above freezing and was in the 40s. The sun was shining giving a false warmth… Continue reading Play Date Saturday

Random Thought Friday

I was notified today that my rights to Through the Garden Gate Anthology will revert back to me. That means the paperback version will no longer be available in print, but you can still get the electronic copy of the individual stories from The Wild Rose Press. First time I've had my rights reverted back… Continue reading Random Thought Friday

What Are You Reading Thursday

My Cupcake, My Love Briana Galen is perfectly content operating her bakery in her hometown of Cedar Hollow near the Great Smoky Mountains. She’s content, that is, until famous novelist Devin Morris moves back to town with his six-year-old daughter. Devin seems determined to think the worst of Bri, even accusing her of canceling her… Continue reading What Are You Reading Thursday

Rumor Has It Wednesday

Carolynn Carey has a new book out. My Cupcake, My Love. It will free this Friday and Saturday (January 25-26). So be sure to check it out. Juli Alexander is burning up the teen mystery & thriller bestsellers list over at Amazon with Investigating the Hottie. If you haven't read it yet, get thee to… Continue reading Rumor Has It Wednesday

Recipe Tuesday

Beef Tips and Rice Ingredients: one cup rice two cups water salt pepper 2 small grilling steaks, cut into small pieces 1 cup water 1 pkg. onion gravy mix In a rice cooker or on the stove, cook first three ingredients for fifteen minutes or until tender. In a hot skillet, cook the steak tips… Continue reading Recipe Tuesday

A dry and Sunny, but cold Monday

I am pleased to write that today we saw no rain. It was cold as all get out and the wind the blew could cut your through with a bone chilling knife, but it was dry. Snow that lingered from last Thursday melted a little more, but in some areas it is still lingering. I… Continue reading A dry and Sunny, but cold Monday