family life, romance

I married a Boy Scout

Hey, JOY Journal friends! Bringing back some of my favorite romance-related posts from 2018 in honor of Valentine's Day. 🙂 “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin, American founding father One recent afternoon, I not-so-innocently remarked that our crock pot lid was not long for this world. My husband slowed, glanced… Continue reading I married a Boy Scout

romance, women

How to find a decent man

Hey, JOY Journal friends! Bringing back some of my favorite romance-related posts from 2018 in honor of Valentine's Day. "Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that’s why I don’t have a boyfriend." Lucy Liu, American actress Where can you find a decent man? In aisle 2 of your local grocery store around… Continue reading How to find a decent man

family life

The cost of dreams

"Don't look at yourself in the same old way -- take another picture. Shoot the stars off in your own backyard -- don't look any further." Carly Simon, The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of When I came down to the kitchen one recent morning, my husband had an unusual set up surrounding the dishwasher.… Continue reading The cost of dreams

books, writing

Last day of giveaway!

Last chance for a FREE escape from the holiday frazzles. My chick-lit e-book Dune Girl is FREE at Amazon Kindle until 11:59 p.m. California time today. Tuck a copy into your Kindle, smart phone, tablet or other device as an uplifting, humorous break to the holiday crush. Even better, share this giveaway with friends just all over the place. It… Continue reading Last day of giveaway!

books, writing

T-day giveaway!

Feeling the holiday stress? A break is here for the taking. My chick-lit e-book Dune Girl is FREE at Amazon Kindle today through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday California time. Tuck a copy into your Kindle, smart phone, tablet or other device as an uplifting, humorous break to the holiday crush. Even better, share this giveaway with friends just all over the place.… Continue reading T-day giveaway!