Sleepers. When Words are Tired.

Some days the words are tired.

They want to speak, want to be heard but they remain.

They’re sleepers.

They move and drift in a sleep-like state,

Diving in and out of consciousness.

They float in the air and you feel them descend into the cognitive part of your brain,

Only so you’re fooled and then vanish back to the air where they remain once again.


The words, the ones who want to be heard, they’re tired.

Photo Credit: Katy Kelleher (Artist: Kilian Schoenberger) 


Whether You’re Right or Wrong, You’re Not the Mom, but You Can Be My Friend. (Tips on Encouraging vs Preaching)

Recently I was talking to a friend about routines with children. I realized that I wasn’t fully informed on the subject to be able to efficiently and respectfully share my opinions and what I’ve read on the matter in a way that was as helpful as I had intended it to be. This ended up making me sound pushy and I absolutely hate that. Mother-to-mother, we should never judge one another, right? 😉 I never want another mom to feel judged because there is no “one way” of raising a child. 


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Book Review: Beartown (Fredrik Backman)

Beartown (Beartown, #1)Beartown by Fredrik Backman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A twist you don’t expect.
A heartbreak you cannot fathom.
A child who inspires the inspirational.

Maya, the daughter of a hockey club that finds out the world is not what she thought it was. Ana, best friend to Maya, living in a world, always knowing it’s truths. A broken father, a run-off mother and a bunch of hunting dogs that let her be Ana when no one else will.

Amat, a boy who never will be and then is. Benji, a heart of fire and passion but only sees turmoil and destruction. And there’s Kevin. A boy with it all but nothing at all. Continue reading “Book Review: Beartown (Fredrik Backman)”


The Day I Got Lost on a Mountain: A Funny Story, Actually.

Once upon a time, I liked a boy…

(yeah, I was totally boy crazy..this is no secret. It was embarrassing.)

It was in Horn Creek, Colorado when it happened 

(…no, not when I first liked the boy… well I mean I guess that’s always possible. But no, no… when I got lost. On a mountain.)

So it was our day to climb the mountain, Horn Peak. My dad + me along with a good sized group of our dearest church family friends. I was pumped. I loved hiking but a mountain?! How cool is that! You even get a certificate at the end which was also cool. I was such a dweeb and I loved myself for it.

So we set out for the all-day hike and my gosh was the air crisp and clear. The smell of pine and wood, the smell of earth; it enveloped the senses. Well… not all senses.  Continue reading “The Day I Got Lost on a Mountain: A Funny Story, Actually.”


Spotlight Blog: “Keep Drama to Yo-Self”

Story #3: Keep Drama To Yo-Self


I played a gig in Mississippi a few weeks ago with an amazing cover band called Downtown Band. We showed up to the gig and started unloading as usual when someone realized that the trombone player Eric was gone. We figured he was in the bathroom, and kept setting up.

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Book Review: Girl Made of Stars (Ashley Herring Blake)

Girl Made of StarsGirl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (author is a Nashvillian!)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Beautiful Stars (I waver between 4.5 and 5)


There was Sister Twin and Brother Twin who loved each other to the stars and back. One day, Sister Twin heard that Brother Twin did something horrible. Had it not been a special someone that told this dark truth, Sister Twin would never have believed it. Continue reading “Book Review: Girl Made of Stars (Ashley Herring Blake)”


Dog Food Recall (Steve’s Real Food)

If you are a dog owner, it’s so important to be on the Dog Food Advisor recall list.

It’s simple. Easy. You can leave anytime. And your dog stays safe.

See the latest recall below:

Dog Food Advisor
Saving Good Dogs from Bad Dog Food
If you want to join the e-mail list, click on the link above in the “P.S.” section and never miss a recall! Stay safe!

Take care, lovelies


Book Review: The Book of You (Claire Kendal)

The Book of YouThe Book of You by Claire Kendal

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book caught me by surprise.

It had a bit of a slow start to the point I was sad by yet another dud. I was considering returning it but I decided to try once again. I’m glad I did.

Clarissa is being stalked by a creep who becomes so much more. Is love possible during such a nightmare? Are people prone to be attracted to all the wrong ones?

What keeps me from giving this 4.5 stars is besides the fact that many who’ve been stalked say this is accurate (and I do believe most of it is) there’s certainly some things here that are not reality. Things she does and things she doesn’t do that are ludicrous. She protects all the women in her life but never even bothers to try and protect any of the men when they obviously should know what’s going on. Even when things get dangerous and threatening to them, she still doesn’t bother. She never tries to videotape or audio record anything, never purchases a security camera, etc. a lot of things missed in my opinion (things I certainly would’ve done especially as this was a slow-moving stalker, at least at first. Part of the illusion).

Overall this is a good book and one I’m glad I read. I’m on board with everyone else about the ending. Really? Weird weird ending. Felt too rushed and thrown together like maybe the author was close to her deadline.. oh well. Still a good book 😉

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Pet Blog: Who Keeps Fido?

Emotions are running high when a couple decides to walk away from the relationship. The “who keeps what” game starts up and an already stressful situation tends to get fired up even more. We all know that children tend to get caught in the middle but what about the family pet? There are a few things to consider to ensure your fur babies go to the right home suited for them and some are not as easy as you think. 

Fido is a Couch

Sadly this is true. In the eyes of the law in all states but Illinois and Alaska, your dog and your cat are no different than the couch you sit on. Continue reading “Pet Blog: Who Keeps Fido?”