A Marine For Christmas, Recipes, writing

Gratin Dauphinois- The Best Potatoes!

Food is essential to romance. Regardless of where the food comes from- a fancy restaurant, a cool dinner, or from home. The old saying "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" has a lot of truth to it. I don't know many women who are impervious to a man who cooks for… Continue reading Gratin Dauphinois- The Best Potatoes!

A Marine For Christmas, writing

Release Day! A Marine for Christmas is LIVE!

Today is the day! You can find the book on Amazon This is my first fiction book to self-publish and I am excited to see how this goes. All Dixie ever wanted was a home in the country with a family of her own. That dream was shattered when her husband left the day after… Continue reading Release Day! A Marine for Christmas is LIVE!

Faith, Marriage Mondays

Talk About It! The Biggest Hurdle in a Marriage

https://videopress.com/v/VSVcho9R?preloadContent=metadata On this Marriage Monday, I want to talk about the biggest hurddle you have had to overcome in your marriage. For me and my love, it has been communication. I am betting, that this has been yours. Even if wasn't THE biggest hurdle, I can guarantee it was key to you overcoming that hurdle.… Continue reading Talk About It! The Biggest Hurdle in a Marriage

Faith, writing

The Power Is Yours

Thank God! My healing, your healing is not in anyway dependent upon the one who did the wounding! Think about that a minute. Your healing is not in anyway dependent upon the one who did the wounding. This is so great because I have no control over the other person. Neither do you. Neither does… Continue reading The Power Is Yours

Faith, island life, writing

Galveston Island- A Place of Inspiration

Twenty nine years ago, I started something and didn't finish it. I hate have something unfinished hanging out there. Because of Tony's encouragement and a word from God, I went back to school. At this time, I am attending college full-time. College Algebra (read with crossed-eyes) and Art (read with a GREAT BIG SMILE!) are… Continue reading Galveston Island- A Place of Inspiration

A Marine For Christmas, Out of the Shadows, writing

My Leading Man

Every writer has to have an inspiration, a muse, or archetype from which they draw. Because I am an incurable romantic, I write romance. In real life, I WANT everyone to get that happily ever after. When it comes to the leading man in a story- regardless of the genre- I am only drawn to… Continue reading My Leading Man

Family Fun, island life

Ghost Stories in Galveston

I'm not one who believes in ghost stories. I most certainly believe in the supernatural. I'm a particular fan of the Holy Ghost. But since I have moved to the coast, I have seen some creepy things. It's easy to see why ghost stories are so common around these parts. The other night, Tony and… Continue reading Ghost Stories in Galveston

Family Fun, island life, Local Eats, Texas Travels

Where To Eat In Galveston: The Black Pearl

The Black Pearl Oyster Bar sits at the corner of 23rd Street and Market.   It also sits at the corner of delicious and amazing.  With seafood favorites and a Cajun Flair, there is no reason not to hit this place when you are in Galveston. The Black Pearl is located in the historic Strand District… Continue reading Where To Eat In Galveston: The Black Pearl

All Year Round, For The Kitchen, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs, Homemaking, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Herbs: An Overview

When thinking of gardening, cooking, eating healthy, one cannot get away from the beauty and necessity of herbs.  Regardless of your goal- to grow healthy food for you and your family, to attract butterflies, to make your gardens beautiful or to simply delight your senses- herbs fit the bill. For the most part, herbs are… Continue reading Herbs: An Overview

A Marine For Christmas, writing

A Marine For Christmas- Cover Reveal

As I promised, this is the over reveal! Well, sort of- I have two covers and you get to vote on your favorite! #1 #2 Leave your choice in the comments!