Purple Car of the Weekend

After a long drought of purple vehicles, I spotted this Ford truck in a parking lot! It might seem bluish, but it’s really purple. Must’ve been the rain!

purple Ford truck

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Kiss and Tell? He’s Not Talking…

Kiss and Tell

Stanley avoids making eye contact, but he’s secretly busting to talk about the twists at the end of the story.

Read Kiss and Tell and find out what Stanley won’t say.

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Everyone Needs a Fairy Godmother!

Kiss and Tell

Or do they?

In my teen fantasy, Kiss and Tell, Verity plays the role of a very chatty, very unusual “fairy godmother” who gives a lot of lip – but in the nicest sort of way.

What would you do with a fairy godmother who invited herself into your life?

Find out how Jenna deals with her unusual guardian who turns out to be a real lifesaver!


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Stand Up for Roasted Chicken!

Roasted Chicken

Yesterday, I made an inexpensive roasted chicken I bought on sale for 99 cents per pound. I used the upright chicken roaster and pan my mom had sent me years ago to essentially bake the chicken at 350º for fifteen minutes per pound.

upright chicken roaster

Seasoned chickenEarlier in the day, I brushed olive oil on the washed chicken and rubbed in a very generous amount of Montreal Steak Seasoning and a few sprinkles of chili powder on both sides and let the chicken chill in the refrigerator until time to cook. I “stood” it on the wire supports, lowered the rack in the preheated oven, and baked it with three bulbs of foil-wrapped garlic brushed with olive oil.

The upright roaster lets the fat drip away and evenly cooks the bird on all sides.

Do I need to tell you the aroma was other worldly?

Roasted Chicken with Garlic

Roasted Chicken with Garlic


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Will He Kiss and Tell?

Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell

Not this tree guy…

In Kiss and Tell, one of the characters is turned into an ilex tree as punishment and to keep her from telling a secret that could destroy Amélie, the water spirit.

What could that truth be?

Read about it in Kiss and Tell!

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Happy April Fools’ Day!

From Family Fun magazine. I believe you can start the seeds early inside by sowing in crumbled chocolate cake!

Doughnut Seeds

From Family Fun Magazine


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Icy Fingers of Winter

Will you ever release your grip? Here’s a set of knobby icicles clinging to the roof outside my kitchen window. Thank you! Please don’t applaud as you drip away!


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