Month: January 2016

My New Online Series.

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36fdef71a0e318fb8c7cdcfaf3745bceHey there.  I wanted to share something new with you that I am doing on Twitter and my FB pages.  It started as a joke, and I am being very careful not to use the artists names, but I am using those pics, to tell a story about me and my muses. It started off as a joke about me at this super sexy model, that would greet me each morning to make sure I was writing.

The Story is called Me and D Man.

You can follow along on Facebook at the hashtag #oliviaanddman

Or you can follow on Twitter with funny images and responses with the same hashtag of #oliviaanddman.

Each morning is a new entry.

But I had to add a twist.

I needed some conflict.

Some sexy ass conflict.

 He is the ex who doesn’t want to be the ex.

He also knows a secret, that he is using as triumph card.

I am having a lot of fun with this.

Follow along for the fun.




What’s in Your Kindle?

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Authors are doing a great number of cool cross promotional items and series that feed off each other and grow each brand. One of these items features my Author BFF Hildie McQueen with the American Mail-Order Brides Series. This is a pretty cool concept, fifty brides in fifty states.


My author BFF has book 44.

12466334_948302578598679_9097070791947731534_oHere are the links to her books and some other of my Buddies!

Happy Reading.

Planning Ahead with the Right Planner

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As you have found out, I am obsessed with planners.  I have even gone so far as to ask Avery Products to make a specific label in clear so I can lose my damned mind making stickers.  If you don’t know what a planner is or the new planner craze is all about, here is my planner.


This one is my writing planner.  I watch my word counts, set weekly writing goals, look at character development.  I love this planner because I can add pages to it.  It is the one planner that really lets you focus on your ideas.  It is called, drum roll please: Me and My Big Ideas.

I have modified it and created my own pages.


I love this planner because it allows room for, well, me and my big ideas, and Lawd knows I have lots of those.


Because I am a multi-tasker, I have two.  One for my writing life and one for my business life.  Unfortunately, I ordered it before I new about the Happy Planner. What I don’t like about this one is that it is spiral.  the covers are interchangeable, but you can not add pages to it.


I love the layout of it with room to write and make lists of things that need to be done.


Yes, mama loves the washi tape.


Tomorrow, I will get in some quilting and plan for my week.  Already, I have 3 appointments and that is it for one week.

So now, on to you. Finding the right planner is critical. it depends on your life style and what you are trying to accomplish. I saw this blog post and loved this planner, but I don’t know if I am ready to plop down another $50, but seriously how awesome is this?

Also on her blog is a list of free printables on everything from

  • Meal Prayer Cards
  • Summer Fun Days
  • Love Notes
  • Little Man Birthday Bash Printable Set

I love these for schedules and what not. That meal planning is mandatory. It saves you so much money.

  • Daily Routine – Start forming great habits and feeling accomplished with this simple day planner!
  • Monthly Meal Planner – Great for planning freezer cooking!
  • Complete Daily Planner – A simple daily planner for moms on the go. (available for purchase)

And then there are these trackers that help you keep track over everything.  Some of these I want and will print out later.

  • Account Tracker
  • Address Book {Contacts}
  • Auto Maintenance Log
  • Baby Journal
  • Babysitter Info
  • Blog Planning Calendar
  • Book Inventory
  • Cleaning Schedule
  • Daily Plan (version 1)
  • Daily Routine (version 2)
  • DVD Inventory
  • Emergency Info
  • Exercise Log
  • Family Budget
  • Financial Goals Worksheet
  • Food Journal
  • Freezer Inventory
  • Immunization Record
  • Inspirational Tidbits
  • Kids Info
  • Kids Daily Schedule
  • Master Household Project List
  • Monthly Meal Planner
  • Online Password Tracker
  • Pantry Inventory
  • Perpetual Calendars (Birthdays and Anniversaries)
  • Restaurants & Take Out Contact List
  • Shopping List
  • Spending Tracker
  • Weekly Exercise Log
  • Weekly Meal Plan

Head over to Kayse’s website for the links to any of these great freebies.

The whole point of this is, you don’t have to buy a planner, you can make you own with a binder from the dollar store and a hole puncher. However, you need to start.

Have fun and happy planning.

What’s On Tonight: Olivia Gets Taken Hostage On ‘SVU’ And ‘American Horror Story’ Ends Its Season

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Olivia Benson is taken hostage, ‘It’s Always Sunny’ takes a mulligan for 2006, the season finale of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ and more of what’s on tonight.

Source: What’s On Tonight: Olivia Gets Taken Hostage On ‘SVU’ And ‘American Horror Story’ Ends Its Season

Watch James Corden Try To Figure Out If Betty White Is Older Than New Mexico

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James Corden quizzed Reggie Watts and Amar’e Stoudemire ahead of Betty White’s 94th birthday.

Source: Watch James Corden Try To Figure Out If Betty White Is Older Than New Mexico