• Mar. 9th, 2014 It Snowed on My Renovation

    It snowed on my renovation. Twice. I live in South Carolina. This kind of winter weather occurs maybe once a decade. But just let my house get torn apart, let me be waiting for paint and granite, let me get to a point where people are watching me for signs of imminent implosion, and then, [ read more ]

  • Feb. 21st, 2014 Because the Second Half is Exhausting

    I love figure skating. It’s one of my favorite parts of the Winter Olympics, right up there with curling, because let’s face it, curling is cool. Anyway. Figure skating has seen its share of drama, some of which led to a complete overhaul of the scoring system a few years ago. Now, the skater sits [ read more ]

  • Jan. 17th, 2014 Every Good and Every Perfect Gift

    I saw it in his eyes. The flash of confusion followed hard by disappointment. His five-year-old heart sank as he examined the new Lego Fire Truck complete with firemen, hoses, and a house with the roof ablaze. He looked at me and my heart melted when he said, so low I could barely hear him, [ read more ]

  • Jan. 12th, 2014 No One To Trust by Lynette Eason

    There are only a handful of authors whose books shoot to the top of my to-be-read pile as soon as they become available. Lynette Eason is one of those authors. No One To Trust is the first novel in her new Hidden Identity series. I was a little sad to say goodbye to the characters in the Deadly Reunions Series [ read more ]

  • Jan. 2nd, 2014 Let Him Decide Where to Put You

    Several years ago, my dad made a beautiful mirrored coat rack. I had the perfect wall for it and it hung in a place of prominence in my home where it received oohs and ahhs from friends, family, and guests. Then we moved. Our new home has an open floor plan with short walls. Most [ read more ]