Quotable Thursday

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This one speaks for itself… Enjoy…   Do you have any quotes about happiness or staying positive?  I’d love for you to share!!  Be happy. < p align=”center”>– TL – […]

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Think of England

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by Bear’s Den off their debut album Islands. So I was listening to BBC Radio1 when Greg James, superbly awesome DJ extraordinaire plays this song that sounds a little like Snow Patrol and the Lumineers all wrapped into a neat little trio of British musical brilliance. Take a listen…   What do you think?  Please share!! And […]

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Graphic Organizing by this neurotic writer

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I’m a visual learner.  I need colorful graphs, charts, diagrams, and mind maps.  I’m weird because I like taking notes – it’s an excuse to break out pens in a variety of pretty colors.  And highlighters are my best friend when trying to remember something. When I started my first novel, I just sat down […]

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Rambling About: I Remember Running by Darcy Wakefield

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I Remember Running: The Year I Got Everything I Ever Wanted – and ALS by Darcy Wakefield My rating: 5 of 5 stars Let me start of by saying – ALS SUCKS. SUCK – SUCK – SUCK  – SUCKS!  (Yes, I’m yelling! It’s that bad!) Almost three years ago, my mother-in-law lost an incredibly short battle with […]

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Just looking at this makes me want to hurl

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Aaack!!  Why would a photo of pumpkin seeds make me want to hurl you ask? It all stems back to 6th grade.  I remember like it was yesterday… But before I get to the story, you have to understand something.  We didn’t celebrate holidays when I was a kid.  Yup – no Halloween, no Christmas, […]

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My Favorite Breakfast Hack

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In honor of National Oatmeal Day, I’m sharing my favorite breakfast hack. And it’s kind of a Scottish thing.     So are you ready?  It’s so labor intensive, you might not be able to handle it… Overnight Oatmeal In a microwavable mug, mix together 1 cup of Oats, 1 cup of Vanilla Almond Milk, a […]

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Two of my favorite things: Scotland & a guy on a bicycle

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Want to see stunning footage of the Isle of Skye?  Or maybe some daredevil tricks on a mountain bike, complete with helmet-cam footage?  Or just hear some nice Scottish tuneage? Then check out this video of Scottish street trials rider, Danny MacAskill taking on Cuillin Ridge.  It’s super cool and kinda scary.  Yeah – a […]

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Not So Accidental Blog Tourist Hop

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I was tagged by the amazingly talented (and hilarious) Colleen Bennett, who also happens to be my Wonder Twin.  That’s her, over there –> (Hey Colz, I hope you don’t mind I swiped this picture off your blog!! )  By the way – you should definitely check out Colleen’s blog where she shares her witty, […]

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Never give up

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Here’s another great reminder to never give up on your dreams… When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either – Leo Burnett -TL- […]

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Rambling About: The Giver

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The Giver by Lois Lowry My rating: 3 of 5 stars Well I finally read this acclaimed novel after making plans with my daughter to see the movie. It’s a super quick read and I loved the writing. As with many dystopians, it’s a very thought provoking story. However, I HATED the ending. As an aside, my […]

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