Mandatory Uniform Personality is Optional

The building was a sea of plaid dresses, white button down shirts, knee socks and ties that always seemed to yearn for a bit more length down the torso of boys who seemed constricted by the very fabric draped around their pencil thin necks. During cold winter mornings, on the short walk to school I… Read More Mandatory Uniform Personality is Optional

Message in a Blogger

Last week I published a post that posed the question, “Blogging: Work or Hobby?” where bloggers and non bloggers (well, mostly bloggers) voted and shared their take on how they see blogging. I was hoping to come away with a clear message on which category holds the most bloggers. Why?  Initially, I was focused on… Read More Message in a Blogger

I WANT CANDY…CRUSH! (Photo Friday)

I’m more of a word game kinda gal. No surprise there I’m sure! However, I recently caved and started playing Candy Crush. I’m currently on level 65 where I have to clear chocolate squares that keep reproducing with every move I make while simultaneously clearing candy out of jelly squares.  The only chocolate I’ve been… Read More I WANT CANDY…CRUSH! (Photo Friday)

Blogging: Work or Hobby?

If you don’t get paid to write is it still considered work or does it fall into the category of hobby? Here are a few things to consider: For bloggers, writing is a passion that they have pursued because they need the outlet. Blogs are a great platform to do that. Not only do you… Read More Blogging: Work or Hobby?

Wishing Football Season Was Already In The Rearview Mirror

It’s an early Monday morning and I’m driving my seven-year old son to his first day of Football Camp. I keep stealing glances of him in the rearview mirror, each time catching his sweet smile with the missing front tooth as he stares out his window. His legs are doing the little kick thing they… Read More Wishing Football Season Was Already In The Rearview Mirror

Photo Friday – The Golden Hour

 The Golden Hour  In photography, the “golden hour” is the first and last hour of sunlight of the day. Photographers venture out on sunrise hikes or sunset treks to capture a magical shot, due to the quality of the light during that time of day. It is sometimes referred to as “the magic hour” especially in… Read More Photo Friday – The Golden Hour

Don’t Drink, Don’t Smoke? What Do You Do?

Good morning! I’ve guest posted over at Sincerely, Paula and am giving away 2 SIGNED COPIES to 2 lucky winners! Follow the link to check out my guest post, “Don’t Drink, Don’t Smoke? What Do You Do?” and enter to win! Share the love and let your friends know about it! Sincerely, Paula: Guest Post and… Read More Don’t Drink, Don’t Smoke? What Do You Do?

The Final Toast

The first date read Sept 9, 1986 – Carmine’s. Being that it was their first date, they weren’t sure what to toast to exactly so they awkwardly raised their glasses while he mumbled, “to the future” and they both laughed thankful the waiter approached to take their order. They were young and hopeful, in love… Read More The Final Toast

Red Circle Days Is A Top Seller!

A HUGE thank you to all who ordered a copy of Red Circle Days. It is still the publisher’s top seller and I owe it all to you guys! Thank you WordPress for giving me the platform to write my little heart out, and making it possible for me to share my words with such… Read More Red Circle Days Is A Top Seller!