French Macarons

I’m not going to pretend that I am some fantastic cook, but I can boil water, I can make decent guacamole, yeah…

Anyway, when I was home for my Spring Break I decided that I would “up the ante.” What’s up Martha Stewart?

French Macarons: I’ve been obsessed with these little beauties ever since my return from Paris last May. They can’t be that hard to make, right? Continue reading

What gets you on the dance floor?

I LOVE to dance. It doesn’t take much to get me out on the floor, but there are some songs that just have that special power over me. They need dancing to be complete! I am happy to oblige. This is the song on my radar right now.

Honky Tonk Woman, The Rolling Stones



What gets you on the dance floor? Leave a comment!



Yo-ho, Yo-ho, A Disney Life for Me

Notes from the Road: En Route home….

No one can be "uncheered" with a balloon.

No one can be “uncheered” with a balloon.

Driving through Los Angeles is a rather dull experience following the colorful world of Disneyland. Looking out my window, each color is reduced in saturation by an aggressive grey haze. But who wants to hear about that?

California screamin' and Mickey's Death Wheel....I mean "fun" wheel

California screamin’ and Mickey’s Death Wheel….I mean “fun” wheel

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The Truffula Trees Are Not Extinct!

I speak for the trees and the trees are screamin’ “Spring has come!”


Feast your eyes on the glory of springtime.


So what do you think? Perhaps the Lorax was successful in his tree saving.


Ok….one more…



A Walk in the Park

Cathedral Park that is…

St. John’s Bridge, an icon of the city of Portland

I had the day off and decided that a nature walk was in order. Unfortunately, the weather was rather unpredictable; one minute gorgeous sunshine and heat on my face, the next moment wind and rain spitting in my face. But regardless, the day was darling!

The green was glowing in the background of these blossoms.


Every tree in the great NW looks like this.


I was so tickled to find a fire hydrant in my favorite shade of purple!  

And that’s how you do a day off!

What are YOU doing on your next day off? Leave a comment!


Learn From the Best

Orson Scott Card to be exact.


For all of you aspiring Science Fiction/Fantasy writers out there (sending love to all of you), this book is gold. It is fascinating to get into the mind of one of the greats! Check it out, you will not be disappointed.

Happy writing! And remember…the enemy’s gate is down.