Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
OH. MY. GODS. and GODDESS BOOT CAMP (out now!)
FORGIVE MY FINS (coming June 1, 2010)
Location:Century Ln,Sarcoxie,United States
Friday, December 25, 2009
I'm in Missouri for Christmas with family and we've got a pretty frigid white Christmas outside. So I'm staying warm inside! Here's a fun picture of my new puppy Daisy (on the right) meeting her cousin Pepper for the first time. They get along ... for the most part.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
While I'm working on beating the sequel to Forgive My Fins into shape I've been jamming to my collection of Christmas music. Here are some of my favorites, old and new.
- Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Grown Up Christmas List by Amy Grant
- Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
- Sleigh Ride by Garth Brooks
- Do You Hear What I Hear? by Whitney Houston
- (It Must Have Been Ol') Santa Claus by Harry Connick Jr.
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Jewel
- The Gift by Aselin Debison
- I Saw Three Ships by Sting
- It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Ella Fitzgerald
- Little Drummer Boy by The Temptations
- What Child Is This? by Vanessa Williams
- Last Christmas by Wham!
- Winter Wonderland by Etta James
- All I Want For Christmas Is You by Olivia Olson
1. White Christmas
This is such a holiday classic. It's just not Christmas until I've watched White Christmas, and I'll usually end up watching it more than once over the holiday season. My favorite bits are Mandy (see pic above), Count Your Blessings, and Snow. I could watch this one again and again and again.
2. Holiday in Handcuffs
I absolutely adore this movie. And not just because of the shirtless Mario Lopez scene (although that is a major bonus). I also love Melissa Joan Hart and her quirky character is just so ... her. I'm also a fan of the "innocent" kidnapping plot, and love the twist that it's the girl doing the kidnapping. This is a fun little movie with a lot of heart and soul.
3. The Holiday
There are so many reasons to love this movie. Cameron Diaz and Jude Law. Kate Winslet and Jack Black. A tiny cottage in England and a huge mansion in L.A. The best of all possible worlds. This is the only one I don't own. Yet.
So tell me, what are your favorite holiday movies? Am I missing any great ones?
Friday, December 11, 2009
Between the holiday season and trying to finish the sequel to Forgive My Fins and getting ready for a tree trimming party on Monday and preparing to get a new dog, well, things have been a little scattered. So I'm going to post my to do list for tonight so that, hopefully, I'll actually get it all done.
Do dishes from last night's cookie decorating Make batch ofroyal icing for tonight's cookie decorating Decorate last of gift cookies Do dishes from tonight's cookie decorating Mourn the fact that there is no White Collar tonight Fix holes in post-it wall of Forgive My Fins sequel (now I just have to fix them in the manuscript) Put away clean laundry Clean dirty laundry (discovered there is not enough to do a load) Answer a few critical emails Start on new crafty gift project (by-product of otherwise necessary trip to Hobby Lobby)
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Instead of a little piece of bad chocolate, each day you'll get fun facts about FORGIVE MY FINS. (Try not to cheat and look ahead. Getting a prize a day is the whole point.) On the last day there is a contest to win fun mermaid prize pack.
Find the hidden advent calendar here.
PS--I'm also talking about advent calendars over on Books, Boys, Buzz... today.