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The Apple doesn’t fall far…

There’s an age old saying that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and I’m beginning to think maybe it’s true. In today’s mail I received an envelope from our Granddaughter Shannon. It was a copy of the article she’d written for The Spartan Speaks, her high school newspaper. I am not just being […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Smothered Filet Mignon

Here’s another celebratory dinner to try for family, friends, or someone special. Naomi says: Every New Years Eve I prepare some type of filet for my family to celebrate the upcoming New Year. I was going to make my standard dish when I found this one. This is a restaurant quality dish that is super […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Drunken Crab Pot

February is the month for celebrating and love! Enjoy these tasty, romantic dinners to share with someone special. Adapted: Food Network and Emeril Lagasse Naomi says: Every New Year’s Eve, I celebrate with my family by going whole hog on dinner. Dinner is usually some kind of filet with seafood. This year, I found a […]

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A Girl’s Guide to Changing a Tire…

Funny how something like a word, a gesture, or a phrase can trigger a thought that opens a floodgate of memories. I recently heard a Southern Mama advise her daughter to take auto mechanics in school because every woman should know how to fix her own car, then she should look helpless enough to have […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Naomi’s Perfect Chili

I hope this month’s posts helped keep warm during the start of winter. Will be back next month with more! Naomi says: About mid Fall, this recipe becomes a staple in the Blackburn home. It warms the soul with a bit of a bite, but not a bite you in the butt bite. Like your […]

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#1 Family Saga Cracks in the Sidewalk

Cracks in the Sidewalk is an award-winning, bestselling book and it’s on sale for $.99! (reg $4.99) January 27th – 29th on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo. Enjoy this excerpt from Cracks in the Sidewalk: April, 2006 The dream came back the day I received the letter, I hadn’t thought about it in […]

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Today is Saturday and since I am busy doing lots of cleaning chores I really don’t love doing, I came up with this fun little poem to bring a smile to other who are doing likewise…Enjoy! ODE TO HUSBANDS I surely am a terrible spouse, I have no love for cleaning house When dust upon […]

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Jubilee’s Journey Week 3 Reviewers

Another round of great blogs featuring Jubilee’s Journey. Please stop by and read the post, leave a comment, and share with your friends! Beth Art From the Heart Pinky Pollock My Daily Thoughts and Opinions Chorley Chronicals StoreyBook Reviews The Book Fairy Reviews The True Book Addict  

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Mid-Week Mixers: Six Sisters Disneyland Potato Soup

Adapted: Six Sisters Naomi Says: We are heading into St. Patrick’s Day and I love it!! I love the foods and drinks of St. Pat’s and plan a nice little selection for The Pub and Grub Forum this month. I happen to come across this recipe on the Six Sisters website. I had planned on […]

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Please join me as I celebrate friend and fellow author Christine Nolfi’s newest release THE IMPOSSIBLE WISH… Book Three in The Liberty Series. This book is now aailable on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo…Grab it quick and get in on the fun! HERE’S THE STORY: Hector Levendakis has failed at every job he’s […]

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What reviewers are saying about Jubilee’s Journey

Buy your copy today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, or Kobo today! It is the kind of story that takes you back in time and makes you long for days gone by. It tells us bad things can happen to good people but if you keep faith and keep going, good things are possible. Good people are out there. […]

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Recap Week 2: Jubilee’s Journey Blog Tour

Another great week with great blogs featuring Jubilee’s Journey. Please stop by and follow each of these blogs, read the posts, and enter the giveaways. It is the kind of story that takes you back in time and makes you long for days gone by. It tells us bad things can happen to good people […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Copykat’s Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Naomi says: I love the Copykat site ran by Stephanie Manley and this was a new recipe from there for the Blackburn family. Although, this isn’t my favorite Olive Garden soup, I sure do enjoy it. I also loved how easy it was to make! Now, although I did make a couple of changes, the recipe […]

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Recap 1: Jubilee’s Journey Blog Tour 2014

What a great start to this blog tour! Please stop by and visit these fabulous book blogs. Some have giveaways still open so enter to win a copy of Jubilee’s Journey. Here are what some of these reviewers are saying about Jubilee’s Journey: Jubilee’s Journey blends several genres together making it a captivating read. It […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Naomi’s Perfect Chicken Noodle Soup

Looking at a map of the US this past week it’s all purple, pink and blue because it’s cold outside! But we’re here to warm you up with wonderful soups to take the chill off. Prepare a pot of hot, delicious soup and get ready to snuggle into a cozy robe when the wind blows. […]

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The Wyattsville Series Boxed Set Debut

On Sale Two Days Only! Thanks to Kindle Books and Tips for helping me spread the word about this great deal! The boxed set includes three books: 5 time award winning Spare Change, the Amazon Hot New Release and sequel Jubilee’s Journey and short story Home in Hopeful (expanding on a popular character in Spare […]

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