January 16, 2014

Thankful Thursday: Music


Thankful Thursday is a weekly feature where I take some time to focus on what I'm grateful for this week. Anyone who wants is invited to join in by writing his/her own Thankful Thursday post and linking up here. Feel free to grab a button from the sidebar, if you like, and follow the instructions at the bottom of this post to add your link to the list!  

Hi guys!

Today, I'm super thankful for music. Which might sound a little cheesy. It's just such a big thing for me. It helps me feel things and work through emotions when I need to. And when I'm writing, it helps me get into the mindset for whatever scene I'm working on. I make playlists for all my book ideas, and right now as I work on book two of the Between trilogy, I've even made playlists for a few specific scenes. There's nothing better than listening to a song and hearing a line that so perfectly matches something that's going on in my life, or something that immediately makes me think of a specific scene or character.


So, what are you thankful for today? 

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Have a great week!

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January 9, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Staying Warm


Thankful Thursday is a weekly feature where I take some time to focus on what I'm grateful for this week. Anyone who wants is invited to join in by writing his/her own Thankful Thursday post and linking up here. Feel free to grab a button from the sidebar, if you like, and follow the instructions at the bottom of this post to add your link to the list!  

Warmth
This week, I'm grateful for warm sweaters, hats, house shoes, and everything else that's gotten me through the few days of POLAR VORTEX INSANITY. Lexington's temps dropped 54 degrees between Sunday and Monday. At one point the temperature said -1 which is just silly. The wind chills were -20 to -30. I'm totally over that nonsense, thankyouverymuch.

Williams Sonoma Hot Chocolate
This goes along with the warmth, I guess, but I felt like it needed its own paragraph because it's my soulmate. If you haven't tried this, you should. It's actual chocolate shavings that you melt into warm milk and it's heaven in a cup. (It's also stupidly expensive so I only buy one canister a year but STILL. WORTH IT.) 


So, what are you thankful for today? 

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Have a great week!


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January 2, 2014

Thankful Thursday- Craft Time!


Hey guys!

It's Thankful Thursday time!! I was really happy to see that so many people were interesting in joining in with Thankful Thursday posts of their own. Feel free to grab a Thankful Thursday button from the sidebar, if you like, and add the link to your post in the Linky at the bottom of this post! (This is my first time using a Linky of my own. Let's all hope it goes well.)

If you watched my vlog this week, you know my focus for 2014 is finding more balance in my life between being a writer and being, well, everything else. So this week, I'm thankful for having some craft time with my daughters (even though the craft Lauren chose almost killed me).

Lauren watches this YouTube channel called MyFroggyStuff where they make furniture and other random accessories for Barbie (and Barbie-like) dolls. We decided to make a movie theatre for her dolls. (I use the term "we" very, VERY loosely.) See the how-to video here, if you're interested in seeing how much I didn't do.

Here's ours:
I mean, it's cute, and she LOVES it, but oh my gosh. No more movie theaters.

Ella chose something MUCH easier- these super cute paper flowers from the American Girl Paper Posies kit.

I could basically do nothing but make these things all day and be perfectly happy. She had a ball. It was the perfect craft for a just-turned-4-year-old.

So, what are you thankful for today? 

Even if you're not participating, be sure to come back and check out the list of blog posts below as people add more! (And if you do participate, don't feel like you need to do a long blog post like I did. I just wanted to show you pictures of our crafts, but I'm sure that some weeks I'll just have a quick list of what I'm thankful for. No pressure!)

Have a great week!

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