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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Music to Love: Thinking Out Loud

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And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways Maybe just the touch of a hand Well, me I fall in love with you every single day And I just wanna tell you I am. ~Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS SONG!!!  Yeah, I know this song […]

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From the quote desk

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Trust the wisdom of heart. – Chinese Proverb For those of you that know me personally, you’ll get the double entendre of this post title.  For those of you not in the know, you’ll just have to subscribe to my blog to find out.  All kidding aside, I’m an author by night, but by day […]

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How to combat #TDF withdrawal

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Today is a sad day.  It’s the first day since July 5th I don’t have four hours of the Tour de France to watch.  It’s the first day I won’t be checking Tour Tracker to get behind the scenes info on the race and perhaps the worst part is – no more daily Backstage Pass […]

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Quotable on writing

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I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ― Joss Whedon “I write, therefore I am…” Cheesy, but true.  And if you look very closely at the photo above, you’ll see rough drafted scenes from my latest […]

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July 14 is not just ANY day…

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Today the French commemorate the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution with La Fête Nationale, or what those of us in America call Bastille Day.  My first visit to Paris missed La Fête Nationale by a week, which I’m still kind of bummed about because from what I hear, it’s […]

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