Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ever Wonder if You're Going to Get Back to 'Normal'?

At this moment, it really feels like my life is never going to see an easy, normal pace again. I've been running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. Literally. Yet, God is good and I know that He has a plan... I just sometimes wish that He didn't know I could handle so much! ;-)

So, what have I been up to? Well, I've posted before that I'm going to be selling my children's book at our annual Home school convention. Thus, book publishing, working with my cover design guy, and getting illustrations put in have pretty much consumed my life.

However, though it has been stressful, it has been such a blessing as well. I'm so very excited to see it all in print. I'm giving a quick sneak peek as to what it is looking like so far. Just a bit of the inside and a few of the amazing illustrations that my mom has done....

The illustrations are COPYRIGHTED! Please don't steal them. :-) My mom worked super hard on them and I think they turned out amazingly!! (Yeah, probably not a real word.. but it describes it well). 

Hopefully very soon I will be posting links to where you can purchase the book! :-) 

Also, for those that might not know, I have started a 'business blog'. I'd really appreciate it if you visited and followed. :-)

I do have a prayer request... the publisher that I am using is a 'print on demand' company. This means that if I'm third 'in line' for orders, I have to wait my turn. As the convention is practically around the corner, I'd really appreciate if you would please pray that God will keep the doors open so that they can quickly publish my book as soon as I get it sent it. Thank you so much!! 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Author Interview on my Writing Blog

I just wanted to pop in and share an interview I did with a local author on my new business blog.

Please check it out and follow my blog!! I'd really appreciate it.

Blog Interview

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Daylight Savings Time

Ah! Don't we all just love Daylight Savings time? I wouldn't have minded it so much if I had remembered to get to bed an hour earlier... whoops! I got my dates mixed up and thought it was tonight that we 'sprang forward'. In any case, this little picture was too funny not to share..... (course, you have to be Princess Bride fans, or least have seen the movie, to really get it! =D)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Birthday Tag

A very dear friend of mine is having her birthday tomorrow (or today, depending on when you read this). She is having a little blog birthday party and today's thing was a tag. So, I thought that I would participate as the questions looked rather fun. :-)

When is your birthday?
My birthday is July 21st. I'm a 'summer girl' through and through. ;-) 

Favorite Flavor of cake:
Ooh, definitely vanilla... or carrot cake if the cream cheese frosting is just right (thankfully there is a restaurant  nearby that serves an AMAZING carrot cake!!

Cake or Cupcakes?
I like both, actually, though cupcakes are kind of fun and cute. :-)

Small, intimate gatherings, or a big birthday bash?
I could probably do either. Although my idea of a 'birthday bash' might really differ from other's ideas! 

Birthday Tradition you have:
We have a tradition for everyone to say something (or several things) that they like/love/appreciate about the birthday person. It's really nice because sometimes you forget to tell those you love "I love you", and sometimes it's easy to forget that you are appreciated. So, I really like and enjoy this tradition. Plus, it's been fun seeing everyone's things over the years. When Caleb was little his were always things like, "She cooks good food," or "she plays with me"... ;-) Now it's super touching when he tells you "you're going to make an awesome mom someday!" (he told that to my sis and I think everyone teared up. Who wouldn't??)


Do you have a "birthday twin"?
I actually have a couple of birthday twins. My Great-Aunt, a friend on blogger, and Don Knotts!! (Yeah, that's pretty cool!!!)

Do you like surprise parties?
Although I've never been the object of a surprise party, I do think they are fun! I always have a hard time keeping it a secret, though!! hehe! Things tend to slip, especially when I'm around other folks who are going...

Share a Baby picture (if you'd like)
Ok, I don't have a baby picture... but I was really cute. ;-) just kidding. =D

Go ahead and go check out Samantha's post and participate!! It's a lot of fun. =D