#SundayStills- In the Pink #Photography #Gardenlife


This week's Sunday Stills photography challenge is focused on PINK. You can find out more on Terri Webster Schrandt's blog here. I always called the plant above my Rose of Sharon, and only just recently learned it's actually a variety of Azalea. Pink is one of my favorite shades in the garden, beginning with this …

Counting my Blessings #Inspirational #Life


This holiday season I'm counting my blessings With so much craziness in the world, I'm finding it more important than ever to be grateful for what I have such as a relatively healthy family, food for our tummies, and a warm roof over our heads. There are many who lack these basic necessities, and there …

Enjoying the Outdoors- #SundayStills #Lifestyle


The Sunday Stills Challenge hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt is sports and hobbies this week. You can join the challenge here. Being Canadian, hockey stands out as one of our favorite sport activities. From Wikipedia The contemporary sport of ice hockey was developed in Canada, most notably in Montreal, where the first indoor game was played on March …

#Autumn colors #SundayStills in the #PacificNorthwest


Autumn has arrived in the Pacific Northwest- my favorite time of the year! This week's Sunday Stills Challenge from Terri Webster Schrandt is Signs of Autumn. You can see her wonderful photos and join in here. The photo above is one of our maple trees. The leaves are picking up a leathery, worn look. I …

#BookBlast- My Journey to a @bookBub with Twilight’s Encore #RomSuspense #Reading


Twilight's Encore, book 3 in the Wounded Hearts series, is on #sale until September 12th! Every month I submit one of my books to BookBub in the hopes of scoring one of their career-changing Feature ads, and usually I get a 'sorry, we only accept a small number of stories turned in'. I can understand …

Facing Life’s Challenges Head-On- #Inspirational #FamilyFirst


Photo by Magda Ehlers on Pexels.com No one said it would be easy... Why is it some people seem to breeze through life as though they're blessed by every good luck charm known to man? Gorgeous, popular, healthy, rich, if you want it, they've got it. Obviously, there's more to these divine beings than what …

Lazy Days of Summer Sale- The Rebel’s Redemption is #free #Suspense #reading


Need some summer reading material? Check out the second book in the Wounded Hearts series, The Rebel's Redemption- FREE Aug 5-8! Is it too late for second chances? Jared Martin left Tidal Falls a hotheaded youth. Eight years in the military has turned him into a cynical, disillusioned man.  Then he returns home to find …

Geometry in Nature #SundayStills #photography


Terri Webster Schrandt gave us a challenge to find geometric angles in this week's Sunday Stills. You can join in here. There are plenty of interesting shapes in the rocks and seed pods from a dandelion in the picture above. I think the universe is pure geometry - basically, a beautiful shape twisting around and …

#Free Summer #Reading Deal- Perfectly Imperfect #RomCom


Perfectly Imperfect is Free for a limited time! This is a fun rom-com between two stubborn personalities who think they are immune to love- until they meet and the sparks fly! https://youtu.be/s3HqUg-buLk What happens when Miss Perfection clashes with Mr. Casual? Chaos! Georgina's in trouble. The startup money she borrowed from her parents' retirement fund …

For the Love of #Trees- #SundayStills #TreeSquare


"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."— Abraham Lincoln This week's Sunday Stills Challenge from Terri Webster Schrandt is one near and dear to my heart- trees. You can join here. Becky B is also running a month-long …

Coastal Sunsets- #SundayStills #photography


This Week's Sunday Stills Photo Challenge is- Sunrise, Sunset. Visit Terri Webster Schrandt to Join in the Fun! I'm almost never up in time to catch a sunrise, but have witnessed some beautiful sunsets on Vancouver Island. Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things …

Shades of Pink- #SundayStills #FlowerPhotography


This week's Sunday Stills Challenge from Terri Webster Schrandt is PINK. You can see Terri's photos and join in here. My garden is a riot of color right now, how is yours doing? The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed …

SPRING FLING GIVEAWAY- #Reading #Romance #WritingCommunity


SPRING FLING GIVEAWAYENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! I'm away from the blogs and social media for a few days to get the book-that-won't-write-itself done so I can breathe again. But while I'm gone, I have this super-cool GIVEAWAY to share with YOU! Get a jump on summer with our Spring Fling Giveaway! Enter to …

Shades of Gray- #SundayStills #PhotographyChallenge


This week's Sunday Stills Challenge is the theme of GRAY. Stop by and check out Terri Webster Schrandt's blog here to join in the challenge. May is full of bright, beautiful color in my part of the world, but it can be moody at times, as well. (Kind of like me, lol) The photo above …