Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

Every morning starts about the same. The click of her doorknob, the soft padding of her toes across the floor and her scratchy voice whispering “It’s morning time!” We spend the next 20-30 minutes begging her to let us stay in bed “just a little bit longer” while she tells us random stories and insists…

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Motivation Monday!

Today wanted to be bright and sunny – it really did.  It’s even, quite literally BRIGHT AND SUNNY!  I opened the window, watched the imaginary birds flit from flower to flower singing tunes similar to the ones in Disney movies – we will be going for a run, but I need it to warm up…

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Journey to Publish

Today I want to talk about my book – shocker, But I thought I would sum up what this process has been, how I came to the decision to self-publish – WHY I’m actually excited about self-publishing now AND a bit about my book so that you know what to look forward to when it’s…

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Another Year Gone, Bye!

When I started this blog, I wanted a name that would be memorable and meaningful.  I wanted something that truly touched on who I am, what I’d like to represent and what is important to me and my brand so to speak.  I landed on JourneyLust and something about that name has been a constant…

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Post-Christmas Post

It’s the day after Christmas and all through the house, all creatures were wailing because none of them want to clean up the toys Santa brought them the day before and mommy and daddy are testing the human body with high amounts of caffeine.  The good thing is, we escaped this holiday with no injuries…

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Classics We Love

People develop a love for reading in their own personal ways.  It can take time to figure out what truly speaks to you and know what will hold your interest long enough to complete something that takes time away from other activities that you also enjoy.  A lot of people desire the stimulation of others…

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Making Friends.

Allow me to tell you a little story. Once there was a little girl who was incredibly shy and a mother who always found new ways to make an ass of herself.  Fortunately, the mother had managed to make, and keep some pretty solid friends over the years and despite herself, started feeling more confident…

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Another Sweet Holiday Post

The holidays are always a fun way to ruin your diet, and luckily I got to squeeze in an extra gym day today since my husband is off.  But, I am a sucker for sweets and my self control is particularly weak this time of year.  I am always working to find that happy balance…

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A Novel November

“So, how’s the book coming?”  Asks someone, looking at me, covered in children. It’s a very polite, engaging question that I know every writer must be asked about 3,469 times during the process of writing their manuscript.  We appreciate this question.  We adore the people who ask this question.  NOT because we want to brag…

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Surviving the Holidays

So many of us start counting down the weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds until it’s socially appropriate to blast Christmas music and light our fireplaces even though we know full well that living in the South means the temp will NEVER drop below 40 for more than 24 hours. BUT We ignore that, because living…

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