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February 1st, 2015 | Filed under: News

Happy February!

  Happy February! It’s the month of love, cupids and lots of wonderful Valentine’s Day treats! Just Desserts is a sexy and fun read at a sweet price.        

January 15th, 2015 | Filed under: Life, Musings

The 70’s Elephant Bells and David Cassidy

Throw Back Thursdays always makes me think of my favorite pair of pants, a pair of corduroy plaid elephant bells. The bells rang out around my ankles. My fashion “flare” had begun. As much as I relished my 70’s fashion, it was the music that got my groove.   David Cassidy singing “I think I love you,” is deep in my head. It’s still there. After more than 30 years, I have mornings that I sing it to my teen sons to make them blush. They run away in embarrassment. Mom’s just can’t sing or dance. But I’ve danced and …read more…

January 5th, 2015 | Filed under: Musings, News

The Best of the New Year–Auntie Mame

This New Year will be all about storytelling for me. There’s structure in the beginning the middle and the end, but the story comes to life with characters. Mame is an example of a character that puts me into storytelling nirvana. It’s a story that’s happy, sad,  and humorous. It declares a message about humanity and goodness without pounding it into the viewers’ heads. Mame triumphs over Peter’s elitist uncle, turns an unwed mother from a stigma in society into a celebration of independence and mocks exclusivity while denigrating prejudice  All the while finding romance and hope and keeping her …read more…

December 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings, News

Boxing Day!

  In England Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated the day following Christmas Day. As tradition is known, the holiday originated from the time when servants and workers would receive gifts from their bosses. The gifts given in boxes or lunch boxes became known as Christmas boxes. Boxing Day extends the Christmas festivities another day. The celebrations continue. Here in Milwaukee, Boxing Day calls for a nice fresh Bloody Mary–Milwaukee style–with a beer chaser. Happy Boxing Day!

December 25th, 2014 | Filed under: News

Merry Christmas

December 16th, 2014 | Filed under: Recipes

Tuesday Treats–Chocolate Turtle Cookies

I stumbled across this yummy-looking recipe for chocolate turtle cookies and had to try it. They were pretty easy to make and my cookies turned out a little messier, but they tasted delicious and the boys gobbled them up. I did go out to get the chocolate extract and it was so worth it! Chocolate Turtle Cookies Source: Yield: About 42 cookies Prep Time: 30 min  Cook Time: 8 min Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla or chocolate extract (see *tips) 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped …read more…

December 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings

Man Crush Monday

The latest movie with Richard Armitage will be spectacular, but I prefer him like this…          

December 4th, 2014 | Filed under: Musings

Romancing the Holidays

Instead of running around and battling crowds in the mall how about sitting back in your comfy home, relaxing with a cup a tea, firing up your laptop and shopping for the perfect gifts for everyone …books. A story. A good book. It can offer an hour or two or more of complete escape. The best gift ever in my opinion. It’s so fun to ship a book to someone’s front door or drop it into their Kindle or Nook. December 4-7 I’m touring around onto other writers’ blogs to give you gift ideas. Relax and click around. You’ll find, …read more…

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