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How Can I Pray for you?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in For Readers | 13 comments

How Can I Pray for you?

Greetings, friends! I was blessed last week to hear your prayer requests and to be able to pray for you. It would be an honor to do the same again… How can I pray for you this week? For the month of April, I’d like to pray for you each week and if you have anything on your mind or heart, please feel free to share here and I’ll be adding it to my prayer list. If you’d rather email it to me, you can do that directly on my contact page. Thank you for being here and I’ll be praying especially for all of you to have...

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How Can I Pray For You?

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Rag Bag | 20 comments

How Can I Pray For You?

I’m tiptoeing quietly in from my blogging break with a question for you, sweet friends. And it’s this… How can I pray for you this week? For the month of April, I’d like to pray for you each week and if you have anything on your mind or heart, please feel free to share here and I’ll be adding it to my prayer list. If you’d rather email it to me, you can do that directly on my contact page. Thank you for being here and I’ll be praying especially for all of you to have an encouraging...

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Blogging Break and Bunches of Love!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Rag Bag | 6 comments

Blogging Break and Bunches of Love!

Hi everyone! As you may know from a few of my facebook posts, I’ve been writing a new book! It’s almost done and it’s been an utter delight and truly…I’m hoping and praying to be able to share it with you one day! I’m also judging for a major awards program and reading a few books for endorsement, so I’ve got a stack of book on my nightstand that I’m reading my way through so things around here have been busy, busy! I’ve never taken an official blogging break before, but I think now might...

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Getting Started with Sourdough

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Adventures in Country Living, Recipes | 7 comments

Getting Started with Sourdough

  Greetings friends! Today I am so excited to get to share with you about sourdough. I’ve put together a video tutorial for getting started and if you’ve ever wondered about working with sourdough but have never known how to begin, I hope this video will be helpful to you! And below in the comments, I’d love to chat with you about any sourdough experiences you might have, or if you’re just getting started and have some questions, please ask! :) If you are viewing this via email and the video...

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An Evening of Pioneer Revelry

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Adventures in Country Living | 26 comments

An Evening of Pioneer Revelry

As a historical writer, I spend a good bit of time in a world with no electricity through story. I’m always curious–what was it like? Looking back over the Cadence of Grace series, I wondered–did I get it right? So in the spirit of research, I thought it might be fun to get the family involved and when I threw the half-crazy idea out to my husband, he happily agreed. The kids seemed to like the adventure of it: an evening of no-electricity and nothing modern. It’s amazing how the simplest of things–like turning on...

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Let’s Chat! What are you reading?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Rag Bag | 43 comments

Let’s Chat! What are you reading?

Today I thought I would share some of the books I’ve read lately and also, I’d love to hear what books you’ve been reading! Feel free to share in the comments below! P.S. Sorry for the scowl here! It was the best choice YouTube gave me. TRUST ME, I’m sparing you some very odd expressions. :D If you’re reading this via email and the video doesn’t load, you can access it...

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A Sleeping Heart

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in My Journal | 40 comments

A Sleeping Heart

Those of you who visit with me on my Facebook page may know that I’ve been working on a book. A rather emotional book. One that was an absolute joy to write. It stirred things in my heart that I didn’t even know existed. It was an incredible experience… but as a mommy of 3 little ones and virtually no “office time”, it also had me setting my alarm at 4:50 every day. If I could get properly awake by 5:00, that would give me two hours of writing before the kids woke up and we began our day together. So needless to...

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Heartfelt Recipes – Free on Kindle!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in The Cadence of Grace Series | 1 comment

Heartfelt Recipes – Free on Kindle!

Free on Kindle, iPad and iPhone or any home computer through December 20th! Click to...

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Behind the Scenes of a Historical Romance Cover

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Covers | 58 comments

Behind the Scenes of a Historical Romance Cover

Today I have the pleasure of teaming up with Kristopher Orr of WaterBrook Multnomah and we’re bringing you the design process for the third book in the Cadence of Grace series! I was amazed by all that’s involved in putting together a book cover and in addition, the added technicalities with bringing a series home with the final art design. We begin with a few stills from the photo shoot. Courtesy of a studio in Colorado Springs (and our fantastic model and photographer!), our heroine, Lonnie Sawyer, comes to...

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A Homemade Holiday ~ {easy} Lacy Boot Socks

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Mountain Home and Heart | 50 comments

A Homemade Holiday ~ {easy} Lacy Boot Socks

Welcome to week 2 of a Homemade Holiday! Today I’m sharing the tutorials for two pairs of lacy boot socks. Fun and flirty, these are great for colder weather to pair with your favorite boots!  What you’ll need for either of these styles: (feel free to play around with colors, lace textures and button styles!)   For the first sock: (a bit more challenging but easy enough for even ME to do!) :)  Start with a pair of knee high socks in the color of your choice as well as lace that you like....

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