During the summer my kids are like little mice–always in the kitchen scurrying around to find a snack. They especially love a sweet summer treat. Of course, chocolate chip cookies are a favorite for us so I thought I’d share a cookie recipe guest post from Lathe Weymouth. Now that we are ending summer, your… [Continue Reading]
Making Pinterest-Worthy Graphics for Your Blog
I’ve been blogging for many years. I write to encourage, educate, and inspire. I love to hear from readers. I like to know my words are getting out and making a difference! Over the last year, Pinterest has revolutionized my blogging. Blogs that used to get a few hundred readers get readers in the thousands or tens… [Continue Reading]
Christian Fiction Shares Good News Even When You’re Not Looking For It.
When did you first start reading Christian fiction? What kept you reading? Here is my story… I was a very rebellious kid in highschool. A Christian friend of my mom’s loaned her some novels by Jeanette Oke. I was a big reader. I usually read stuff like Stephen King, but I loved those Jeanette Oke books…. [Continue Reading]
Snap It to Win It Contest!
We all have that moment when we realize our lives are too stressful, too busy, too filled, and instead of feeling content with ourselves, our relationships, our lives, we end up disappointed, overwhelmed, and burnt out. Sometimes even the simplest reminder—whether it’s a photograph or a page of encouragement from a book—can help us de-stress and… [Continue Reading]
Social Media Success: What’s All the Attention About?
Recently Chipotle had a hack on their Twitter account. Someone got onto their stream and posted nonsense tweets. It turns out, they did it themselves, for a publicity stunt. After all it worked for Burger King who did the same think and gained 30,000 followers. Read more about the stunt. Thirty thousand is a lot of people…. [Continue Reading]
More Must-Follow Pinterest Boards for Readers
You can read my last set of must-follow Pinterest boards here. I loved looking through the Pinterest boards, and I got ideas for my own board. Here are even more must-follow Pinterest boards. Bookish Vignettes by Amanda Dykes. The board is is a visual tour of little snapshots of reading. The goal of the board is… [Continue Reading]
Must-Follow Pinterest Boards for Readers
When I first started writing fiction one of my mentors Robin Jones Gunn taught me how to create character notebooks for my novels. I’d bring home stacks of free magazines from the library and faithfully flip through page after page until I found models who looked like my characters. I’d cut out living rooms and… [Continue Reading]
Things I’m Pinning: Organization
I love getting organized! Lately I have been pinning a lot of good organizational tips, tricks, and ideas. Here are a few of my favorite! This is a great idea for organizing books! I can’t wait to get my books unpacked so I can work on this project! Great ideas on this website! A fabulous… [Continue Reading]