Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

monetMost of us have no idea what to do in the face of this tragedy, but here is something small we can all do with our families.

Preschool Diary
Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Returning Art Student
Simple Monet Watercolor Class

Pet in the Pocket
Simple Pocket Pet Gift

Houston Book Club
Total Money Makeover

El Paso Book Club
Days of Blood and Starlight

Detroit Book Club
All Hallow’s Eve

Simple Gift Ideas

fishStill scrambling for Christmas, or planning for New Year gifts? Here are some super simple, easy ideas.

Craft Book Club
Easy Homemade Gift Idea: Craft Kit

Party Games
Special One of a Kind Gift: Personalized BINGO

The Moms Who Blog
Wreck It Ralph

Super Mom Says
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

Mom Knows First
Rise of the Guardians

Indianapolis Book Club
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem

More Daily Deals

Fancy using some Nasal Ease while lounging in your inflatable chair, applying some discount lotion and playing Wii AND Words with Friends? Then have I got the deals for you!

eShopper Forum
Family Dollar: Save $1 on Suave Hand and Body Lotion
Wii: Your Shape for $11.66
Nasal Ease: Save $6 with Coupon
Words with Friends: Save $3
Inflatable Chair and Ottoman: $16.49 at Kmart

Good News and Great News

reindeerI hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, Yule, or other celebration this week. My family’s was absolutely amazing this year. I couldn’t have asked for a better week, let alone holiday! We had a wonderful day at my parents’ house eating pasta and playing games. Everyone was healthy and we had so much to be thankful for.

Santa totally tricked Wood Sprite by putting her “big” gift, a Pygmy Puff from Harry Potter, in an oatmeal box. I said, “Santa must have known you needed to eat more fiber!” and she was livid! I have some pretty great pictures. The one of her face lighting up when I made her open the oatmeal box is even better.

Some good news: While I can’t share the links due to ghostwriting, I have been writing a lot for several new-to-me places and it’s been a lot of fun. I have written 8 press releases, several longer articles, and over a dozen short articles about everything from cocktails to dog obedience. I wish I could share them, but I did want to note that they’re pretty cool–and they’re keeping me busy. 😉

Some great news: I am able to write at my favorite site again starting today! Yay! Look for more links soon. Between my work there and my new clients, I can almost smell the paint in our new house…

2013 is going to be fabulous!

Daily Deals and Women Leaders

Due to technical difficulties, I won’t have any links to post from last week; this week may be a similar one, though I have the few below to share:

eShopper Forum
Mimis Cafe: BOGO Coupon
Six Flags: Pay Nothing Until March 2013
Quiznos: Free Dessert or Chips
PF Changs: Free Lettuce Wrap with Purchase
Macaroni Grill: Save $10
Bob Evans: BOGO Coupon

Business Book Club
Top Businesswomen of America

Also, I’ve taken on a ghostwriting job to help with expenses and won’t be able to share that work, either! So if you see a few days go by without posts, rest assured that I’m still here. 🙂 I also have lots of new things, from interviews to freebies, at my adult supernatural fiction blog to check out; visit the link at right if you’re interested (and over eighteen!).

I’m on HubPages!

adventI’ve decided to branch out with some of my online writing and start writing at HubPages. I’m so excited to create pages there with their fun templates and to reach out to new readers. I will probably be writing a lot about crafts, homeschooling, pet care, that kind of thing, though I may also write about food, product reviews, and other topics. Come visit me!

captainscribblie on HubPages

Things I Love Thursday

It’s been months since I’ve written a Things I Love Thursday post. It’s not that there aren’t things I love on Thursdays anymore; I just haven’t thought to write them down! I’ve been doing a lot of paper journaling and promoting my book instead. So here are a few things I’m loving this week.

The Secret World of Arietty. “My heart is strong now because you’re in it.” So lovely! We saw it in theaters but we’ve been watching it again lately. * Wood Sprite’s winter drawings and Lego creations. They are so inspiring. * Watching WS in her holiday play and singing performance. She’s quite a performer! * Reading Fablehaven aloud with my family. * Seeing movies in theaters! We haven’t seen any since–well, probably Arietty–and we were able to see two last week because of the canned food drive. We saw Wreck It Ralph and The Rise of the Guardians. Both were wonderful films, but the latter was the best. * Preparing for our own winter solstice celebration, just the three of us! I can’t wait! * Making origami ornaments. * Celebrating our birthdays, three months in a row. * Apple cider. * WS’s new interest in gems. * New possibilities, beginnings, and a brand new planner for 2013!