Here’s the last chapter tutorial I did for Diamond Rings are Dangerous Things.
The book launches on July 8. You can see all the chapter tutorials on Mashed Potatoes and Crafts.
I Heart You Refreshments
Freeze ice cream in a 9X13 pan, then use heart-shaped cookie cutters to create individual servings. Drizzle hearts with hot fudge and [...]
Here’s another chapter tutorial from Diamond Rings are Deadly Things.
Ice Cube Bliss
Add an elegant touch to sparkling water or any bridal party beverage with these flavored ice cubes. Combine a small amount of lemon juice, several lemon slices, and water and then freeze in ice cube trays. You can also freeze fresh blueberries, mint leaves, [...]
Here’s another recipe from Diamond Rings are Dangerous Things. These are super easy and very tasty.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
1 pound of large strawberries
1 package of cream cheese
¼ to ½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Then set aside.
Place a graham cracker in a bowl.
Use a juice glass [...]
My author friend, Rachelle Christensen, has a new series (Wedding Planner Mysteries) coming out in July. The first book is called Diamond Rings are Deadly Things. (I have and ARC–but haven’t read it yet. My daughter kifed it from my desk so I have to wait my turn. :)) Each chapter will feature a recipe, [...]
I taught two classes at the Write Here in Ephraim Writing Conference. Here are the Power Point presentations.
Scene and Sequel
Goal, Motivation, and Conflict
I have a new early reader series called Seasons on the Farm. Each book will highlight a season on the farm. This book, Seasons on the Farm: Fall is $.99 for the month of March. If you’ve been reading my blog over the last few years, you will recognize many of the pictures. My author [...]
My friend’s book releases this week. The premise is intriguing. I’m so excited for Mary. She’s waited a very long time to see her first book on the shelves.
Here’s the cover and back copy. I am fascinated with how she is going to weave all of these tragic love stories into her bigger plot. Congratulations, [...]
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
So I’m probably one of the last people on earth to hear about these: They’re called EasyLunchBoxes and I love them. There is a large, medium, and small section for foods. It makes it really easy to pack fruits and veges. The compartments aren’t sealed from each other but the company also sells little sauce containers with [...]
If you haven’t yet purchased my book The Guy Next Door, this is the week to do it. The eBook format is available for $2.99 for one week only. That’s a great price discounted from $9.99. Happy Arbor Day!
Calling all eBook readers! Today is Arbor Day, and because trees are cool, Andrea Pearson, author of the Kileyna series, has put [...]
This little calf was born the last week of February. At first, we thought he was blind, but later learned it was just an infection in his eye. Along with not being able to see, he also refused to drink. We brought him and his mama in to try and help him learn to drink.
Junior Prom was a couple of weeks ago. (I can’t believe my daughter is a junior!)
Junior Prom is a pretty big deal in our little town. All sorts of traditions make it special for each student who wants to be involved. There is a promenade for each night of the prom (boy’s choice and girl’s [...]
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Baked Potato Bar
with leftover White Chile for topping and
chopped tomatoes &
3 Pepper Glaze Pork Sandwiches
(Layer: Rice, Taco Meat & Beans, Corn, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Olives
Top with: Catalina, Salsa, and Crushed Tortilla Chips)