Closing the Blog

It’s hard to believe I’m about to do this. I’ve had this blog for nearly four years and in that time I’ve posted 505 times. This was the first time, in the many times I’ve tried blogging, that I figured out the magical formula to get me to write regularly. I was ready to startRead more

Disney Reflections

Animal Kingdom and Flight of Passage

Animal Kingdom opened a few years before my Disney Drought. I was never really interested in it. Mainly because I grew up in Miami where we have a world-class zoo. The Metro Zoo, which is within a 10-minute drive from my parent’s house, was a place we visited frequently. I had seen animals from allRead more

Travel Day – No Post!

Today I’m driving from Miami to Disney. I’ll post a recap of the entire trip soon, but if you’re on Instagram, check out my account because I’m sharing details from most of the trip there! There will also be some video vlogs on YouTube when I get back.

Book Club of 1 Monthly Book Club

Remember on Monday how I said I wanted a way to bring books back into this blog?  Well, I figured it out.  Actually, I figured it out weeks ago, but I am officially announcing it today.  This post is going to tell ou all about the Book Club of 1 Monthly Book Club! Basics TheRead more

The Publishing Notebook

Bullet Journal Minimalism: The Publishing Notebook

It has probably become clear that I love journals and the bullet journaling system works really well for me.  Since I am far more focused on function over design, I realized it made sense for me to have different journals.  I didn’t start keeping journals when I discovered bullet journaling, but it changed the wayRead more

Persuasion Read-a-long

Persuasion Read-a-Long: Week 3 Discussion

Here we are in week 3 of our Persuasion Read-a-long.  This week we get a short emotional break from the tension between Anne and Captain Wentworth. It doesn’t last long, but we shift in that time to Mr. Walter Elliot, the heir and distant cousin. So, when I wrote my modernization, two characters generated aRead more

Not-A-Book Tour: Atlanta Recap

I am not on a book tour… yet Since I am technically not on a book tour, I didn’t make a book tour stop in Atlanta while I was there.  Keep in mind, I had about 9 hours of tourism time because I was there for a conference.  I didn’t get to visit as manyRead more

Persuasion Read-a-long

Persuasion Read-a-Long: Week 2 Discussion

Welcome to week 2 of our Persuasion Read-a-Long.  This week we are discussing chapters 7 -13.   SO MUCH happens in these chapters.  We go from 0- 60 in one moment.  How? Why? Well, we finally get to meet our hero: Captain Wentworth. A lot of time is spent with Anne who is trying to prepareRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Karen

Every time I re-read Persuasion, I take something new away.  This time I am far more focused on Lady Russell than I ever have been before.  While we discuss that on a different post, it made me want to focus on her counterpart in Modern Persuasion. While Emma may treat her father like a child,Read more