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Friday, December 30, 2016

Let's Celebrate the Small Things one last time!

We're nearing the end of 2016!!! Now, I know some of you aren't so pleased with this last year. . .I'm wondering about several of the events too. . .but that doesn't mean it was all bad. Since when is life full of only warmth and goodies? And that's what this hop is all about.

This weekly blog hop is sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain, and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself. 

What exactly are we celebrating?

Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about these moments as if they never existed at all. This is the chance for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.

This week, I'm celebrating. . .

1) Quiet time with the family. I love having the kids home (as many of you know). We received several card and board games for Christmas as well as some puzzles, so we've been eating tons (and I do mean TONS) of snacks while battling each other for the win.

2) ARCs! I have gotten my hands on some awesome up-coming books! I am SOOOO excited to dive into them.\

3) An awesome present from my son! Usually, I'm not one to focus on gifts, but my son hit the mark this year. He gave me a notebook which makes my little writer's heart go pitter-patter. It's real leather, hand-bound, has metal latches and hand-made paper. Oh, and there's a beautiful, blue opal in the center. Honestly, I don't know what I'm going to write into it. My normal book thoughts are seriously not worth of such a paper. I have been playing with the idea of using it as a type of grimoire...you know, placing recipes for herbal poisons (*bwahahahaha*), ancient healing concoctions, myths and the such. It would fit something like that and make my future grandchildren and great grandchildren really wonder about what this silly ancestor was like.

That wraps it up for this year! Here's wishing all of you a fantastic weekend and may the new year send man blessing your way!


  1. Happy New Year!! That notebook sounds like something I would dream about. ^_^ Jave fun with it!

  2. Happy New Year! I hear you about the notebook. People often give me beautiful ones and my handwriting is so terrible I feel bad about using them for my scrawl...

  3. Your family time with board games and snacks sounds wonderful! What a super fancy gift of such a handsome notebook. Your ideas for special recipes and myths and healing concoctions sounds like a lot of fun! Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy 2017 full of peace and prosperity. Happy New Year!

  4. You know, it's those small gifts that took effort and time to choose for the gift giver that feel the most special. He must have really put a lot of thought into it. And your idea of using it for recipes is a great idea! It will be even more memorable when you look back upon it 20 years from now. :-D

  5. Tonja, Glad to hear you had a good Christmas. I hope you have a good New Year's Eve and I hope 2017 brings many blessings to you and yours, dear friend! God Bless and Happy New Year!!

  6. I know what you mean about getting an amazing book to write in. I got one years ago, not fancy but just plain cool, and I still haven't used it - I've never known what should go in it. I hope you figure out what to use yours for. ^_^

    As for myself, I'm celebrating a good start to 2017 with today, even if that means working on my query and synopsis, which I hate. >_< But they're the necessary next step, so I'm hoping this unpleasantness pays off.


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