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Summer so far…in pictures

Summer so far…in pictures

I had really hoped to be back up and running way before now, but since I last stopped by here, quite a bit has happened. I’ve continued to split my time between my home here in the Huntsville area, and my family’s home in Mississippi. Work and home improvement duties keep me busy while here, and many of my off days find me on the road. It was exhausting at first, as I was traveling every time I had time…

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Checking in….

Checking in….

I don’t know what to say. It’s been a rough couple of months. Like, really rough. Really, rough, and really busy, and I had not anticipated I’d still be away from the blog at this point in the year. I’m living in a country song again right now, so I’ve been focusing all my energy on pushing through it. I don’t mean to make things sound melodramatic – I mean, they are, yet they’re not. I actually typed out the…

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Teaser! Black Hearts by Karina Halle

Teaser! Black Hearts by Karina Halle

The last time I was on this blog, I did the cover reveal for Black Hearts by Karina Halle. Well, now I’m back with a teaser to go with the cover. Black Hearts will be released February 19 (THIS COMING SUNDAY!), and you will NOT want to miss it! Here’s just a little taste of what’s to come…. The fog is continuing to roll in, bringing a briny mist that you can taste. Only the tops of the bridge remain…

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What I’m looking forward to this year

What I’m looking forward to this year

Ah, 2017 – now that you’re here, and have been here for almost a month, I am starting to feel a bit comfortable with you. I’m already off to a good start with personal and professional goals, and that feels really good! I want to continue to push myself enough out of my comfort zone for progress in all things I wish to improve, but not so far out that I feel I’ve lost sight of myself. This week marks…

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So far in 2017….

So far in 2017….

A new year is upon us – and I have already made my first thrifted vintage purchase: I had never heard of Guelph Coffee before. But doesn’t it sound delicious? So January is just flying right on by, and I don’t know whether to be thankful or frightened. On one hand, I certainly don’t want to wish my life away. On the other hand, the faster time flies through winter, the faster spring can get here. I am just hoping…

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Waiting for Santa

Waiting for Santa

So obviously, NaBloPoMo was a big, fat bust for me this year. I really did give it a shot, but I was just too busy, stressed, and tired to deal with it. But with the year coming to a close, I have a few posts lined up to wrap things up and even some knowledge to impart! So I am very excited to be stopping in during the holiday madness. But first off, on this very warm Christmas Eve (currently…

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I wasn’t thinking.

I wasn’t thinking.

I clearly wasn’t thinking when I made the commitment to #NaBloPoMo during an election year, and as a result, I’ve been on a self-imposed, week-and-a-half long break. I’d probably sit this week out, too, but as it turns out I am now sidelined with a pretty serious sinus infection which has kept me housebound for several days. I may as well catch up. Long story short: I knew the election was going to be bad, and take a lot out…

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Random train of thought and Songs for Sunday

Random train of thought and Songs for Sunday

I’ve been working today on getting my latest Etsy shop, Ghost Rain Vintage, up and running. (If you’re wondering why I now have two shops, I branched off because I wanted to be able to more clearly focus on vintage resale on one, and start getting upcycled projects on the other. More info can be found at each shop’s page, both of which are listed up above.) I was putting an “about” page together for Etsy, and wanted to explain…

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What do you NEVER leave behind?

What do you NEVER leave behind?

It’s day six of #NaBloPoMo and already, I’m feeling a bit burned out. But it’s Saturday, and we get an extra hour, so there’s that. And I guess this is as good a late night day as any to launch a new category, “None Left Behind”. It’s not as serious or philanthropic as it sounds, though. It’s just that as a vintage collector AND reseller, there are some things that I grab whenever I see them, no matter how many…

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I didn’t think it was possible for me to be this exhausted.

I didn’t think it was possible for me to be this exhausted.

Note: Yes, today is a two-for-one, because this post was typed last night after my little day-trip to Franklin, Tennessee. But since I was so, so, so tired from this week, I forgot to finish the post after a small distraction. That distraction led to a break, which led to me sitting on the sofa to watch this week’s Project Runway, which led to me waking up on the sofa well after midnight this morning. Today was the day for…

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