If Grandma Was Watching She Was Surely Laughing

This will be the fifth holiday season my family will be without my grandmother and even though I’ve not spent a considerable amount of time at home the last few years, I find myself waxing nostalgic and missing her terribly. Even though we didn’t see each other as often as I’d have liked over the …

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Holiday Sweets Swap and Giveaway

Happy Friday, y’all! Today in the Facebook group I share with three other authors, we’re hosting a holiday party. The Holiday Sweets Swap is sort of like an old-fashioned cookie swap, only better. Today from 10:00 a.m. EST to 8:30 p.m. EST, we’ll have several author friends visiting the group and bringing with them books, …

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Romance Author Promotion Opportunity

Good evening, y'all! Some of you may know, but if you don't, I share a Facebook group with a few other romance authors called Sweet Tea Mafia. Next Friday, December 20, we are hosting a little holiday get together we've fondly dubbed Holiday Sweets Swap. The idea is to have an old-fashioned cookie/sweets swap, just …

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The Case for the Christmas Twig

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m over here having an extremely hard time grasping the fact it is the last month of the year and of the decade. Add in we’re only nineteen days away from Christmas, and good gravy! I remember as a child my elders always commenting on how the older one …

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It is What We Make It #thevinesinmylife

Being a military wife for so long, I learned a few hard truths about my world and the way things work in it. One of the most important of those things being friendships. When you have to cut your roots short and replant yourself every few years, it makes for a pretty disjointed garden. People …

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Thank You…

To the veterans of this great republic, thank you. Thank you for your service. Thank you for following the calling, whatever branch you chose. You’re all brothers and sisters in arms at the end of the day. Thank you for not running and hiding when the notice came summoning you to our defense. Thank you …

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Big Yellow Footprints, 244 Years of Tradition, and Poppies

This weekend we in this house will celebrate a triduum of history rich in tradition through MarshFox’ service in the great institution of the United States Marine Corps. There will be much eating, drinking, smoking of cigars, and Oorahing throughout the next few days. To my new civilian neighbors, sorry, not sorry. It was thirty-one …

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