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Monday, December 16, 2013


I have NEWS!!

 Good news, bad news, and weird news. 

What do you want first?
If you’re like me you’ll say good news first because then you can remind yourself of the good news while listening to the bad news. However, since both my good news and bad news are related I have to start without the bad, which is a two-parter.
First Part
The follow-up book to At Death It Begins won’t be released until January 2014 (the exact day is still pending. Should have the exact date for you by Christmas)
Second Part:
       The name has changed to Death’s Touch. Why? You ask yourself and it's simple this title works better for the story. 

Now onto the good news? these changes are for the better, trust me. If I rushed to meet my first deadline (December 21)I’d be giving you poop on toast. And poop on toast isn’t good trust me (no I have never eaten it but anything with poop on it can’t be good) BUT, if you liked the first book then I think you’re gonna  love the second one, at least I hope so. Adding these extra weeks will guarantee you get the best of the best of best SIR! (sorry watched Men In Black last night)

Now are you ready for the crazy news?

(drum roll please) 


Paris Hilton has a new album out! 
Does anyone even remember who she is? She must be like the "Hoff" of pop or something. Who the hell is buying her albums?
And yes I just called David Hasselhoff the Hoff

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Giving Tuesday

I don’t know how many of you have heard about Giving Tuesday. I’d never heard of it myself until recent weeks, but its the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday (wonder if they labeled days like this in olden times? Was there pray-the-sun-comes-up Monday? Or may-the-crops-grow Wednesday?)

Anyway giving Tuesday is all about giving (something the holidays bring out in us) back. At least for me as I’m sitting around the table with all my nearest and dearest I’m reminded how lucky I am. 
With that in mind a local charity near and dear to my heart is Over The Rainbow Butterfly Garden, which successfully raised over $3500 on Giving Tuesday. 

It’s a local non-profit in Flagstaff raising money to provide scholarships for speech and occupational therapies for elementary up to high school ages students. As a mother of a son who struggled in his early schooling because of a learning disability, additional help was needed and very expensive. That’s one reason I think this non-profit is awesome. Second it was started by my cousin and her husband, (two of the most extraordinary people you’ll ever meet) in memorial of their beautiful son who was taken from us far to soon, as a way to give back to a community that have supported them through very difficult times. 
They also scored a third win on Wednesday (December 4) when permits were approved for the Butterfly Garden and Science Center to be built in Flagstaff. (They’re hoping to break ground in April YES!!!!)
To learn more about the scholarships, the butterfly garden or to donate please check out their website www. or click on the linky below. 

This is me saying thank-you to all who gave on Giving Tuesday and to those who continue to give even after the holidays. Your kindness is what continues to drive hope. 


Monday, October 21, 2013

Robot Koch

I have found my new favorite artist, Robot Koch. His music is hypnotic, beautiful and a little erotic. I first heard one of his songs featured on the show Blacklist with James Spader. After doing a ton of googling to find out the name of the song and who the artist was ("Here With Me"-Robot Koch featuring Susie Suh, and PS it's not available for purchase yet, but you can listen to it on SoundCloud) I found he had over four albums out. Needless to say I fell down a Robot Koch rabbit hole and have yet to return. I am in love.

All right I have to go "Nitesky" is calling my name at the midnight hour. Go, give him a listen but be forewarned you may fall down the hole too. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My sister came down for the weekend and to celebrate sisterly love and Halloween we made Halloweentinis. They are quite delicious.
Here is the recipe as found on Pinterest:

Cherry Vodka
Orange Soda
and brown sugar
We dipped the rim of the glass in brown sugar for added flare and if I had thought of it then I would have added a pumpkin stirrer to it too, maybe next time.

Next time my sister visits I think we will try the Dirty Shirley Temple. I will let you know how it tastes.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

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And just in case here's the link


I love the month of October. There's the change in seasons, you can actually smell the crispness in the air. Starbucks sells their pumpkin Frapuccino and I LOVE IT!!!. And of course the best holiday of the year happens in October, mmhmm you guessed it HALLOWEEN!  I've decided to go as a vampire/witch/fairy, found some awesome howtos on Pinterest for accessories and don't worry there will be photos.

I also figured in celebration of the best month of the year, for the next week At Death It Begins, is also on sale.  SO if you've been thinking about reading it, now is the perfect time, besides the next installment is coming out in December and you must get ready.

Now on to important things, what are you all going to be for Halloween?

Friday, September 27, 2013

I had to DVR The Agents of SHIELD, long story nobody cares about, anyway I got to watch it today and two things.
1.) I LOVE THIS SHOW!!! Yes I got so excited I fell off the sink while I was dancing.

Joss Whedon has done it again. The Agents of SHIELD  is now a regular in my to-watch shows.
2.) Did anyone else see the preview for the second THOR??? OMG!!! I cannot wait to see this and I have like a whole month and a half before it comes out. Lucky for me I have halloween and costume making to occupy my time until then but still.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Q. Guess who just learned there is another Harry Potter movie coming to a theatre near her sometime in the near future?

A. This girl/woman!

(original artwork care of

Hopefully, I have made someone else's day just as mine has been made.

Friday, September 20, 2013

No matter who you are or what you do, you will be criticized. How you handled the criticism is what's important.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Great Quote

"Let no one drag you so low as to hate them."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

I remind myself of this every single day.