Holiday Reading - my 6 most-read posts of 2016

In this busy time of celebrating, I hope you will stay and relax for a few minutes. Thank you to all my readers for sharing this year with me. Your comments, your wisdom and your dialogue are such a gift to me. Thank you for allowing me to be a writer.My 6 most-read posts are here for you while you take a restful stop and sip on your beverage. Each post brought to you to reflect, laugh, smile or cry. Each one from my heart....more

Blogtober Day 6: Volunteers vs Aggies

 Even though I live in East Tennessee, I'm a Texas girl through and through. I was raised in the country but I'm totally a city girl. Living in Tennessee is the next best thing to living in Texas, except Texas is still where I call home.So it's no surprise that this weekend will cause a lot of conflict and anxiety and heartbreak in my house. You see, my heart is going to be divided this weekend as the Tennessee Volunteers play the Aggies of Texas A&M at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. Why is my heart going to be divided? Well, I'll tell you why......more

Sausage Cabbage Skillet

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You Wanna Be a Writer? Start a Blog!

I am often asked how I was able to “break into” the writing business. I am fortunate that I now consider myself a freelance writer who makes money writing. But this was not always the case. It’s been a process of many years, difficult struggles, and attempting several different writing projects. But when people ask me how they can do the same, I always say the same thing: start a blog....more


 TODAY THE WORDS are EAT WITH YOUR MIND AND NOT YOUR HEART. This message may be meant more for me than anyone else. For those of you who have followed my blog have realized some of my powerful memories have been formed from a certain way my Mother or someone else dear to my heart made a dish. I have relished in the love one expends when they make a special meal. I have incorporated this thinking in my own life....more

10 Ways to Recycle Old Blog Content

I believe in recycling, though I don't always do it. It's such a pain to separate cans from trash and have 2 separate containers. But I know I need to make more of an effort because it will cause less stress on our environment. Another thing you can recycle is old blog posts, and doing that will cause less stress for YOU. ...more
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5 Blogging Truths

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I'm here...Now what?

Truth: I am so much better in writing than I am in person. Before I went into pre-k, I made my mother teach me to read and write. And, apparently, I have not stopped ever since. Throughout my grade school years I kept countless journals. The subjects varied from 'Dear Journal, Hey! I'm still alive. Sorry I haven't written in a while' to my ongoing battle of accepting myself as I am....more