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The Punch Card Obsession

The obsession began with Subway. Were you a member of The Sub Club? I sure was and I filled those cards with stamps any chance I had. Do you remember them? A paper card was your loyalty card and every time you bought a 6-inch sub you got a stamp. Lick that baby and slap it on. Once you had eight you earned yourself a free sub. Well, hot damn, that’s pretty awesome. Fast forward…
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The Truth About Reaching Your Goals

This quote to the left is a status update from my Facebook feed in May 2013. At the time, I was doing Weight Watchers and dropped about twenty pounds. My mouth dropped open when a coworker asked me this. Thirty days? It took many months and a lot of hard work. I exercised daily and stayed within my allotted point range. I lost at a rate of 1-2 pounds a week and sometimes I plateaued….
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The Pizza Guy — An Excerpt From Sparing the Heart

Sparing the Heart is set to release on March 17, 2016 and I couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to Kate. Why wait? For today’s Fiction Writers Blog Hop hosted by the amazing Julie Valerie, I thought I would share an excerpt from the book! This is a scene that takes place early on in the story when Kate realizes she is in desperate need of friends. Please read on and you can pre-order…
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5, 4, 3, 2, zzzzzz

It’s another Open Book Blog Hop day and today we’re discussing New Year’s Eve plans! Years ago, New Year’s Eve typically consisted of playing board games until midnight. Sometimes we would turn on the shows and wait for the countdown until that magical midnight kiss at the start of a New Year. Now? In bed by ten. And that’s probably being generous. I’m in my mid-thirties and I think every single year my ability to…
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Winter Pastimes

Even though this week is about pastimes, I want to share one of my favorite traditions for the holidays. Back in the “olden days” when I was a kid (I know it wasn’t *that* long ago!), my parents would pack me and my brother up in the car and we’d drive around looking at Christmas lights. We would hit a few towns and be gone a few hours. This was perfect because my dad is…
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Prepping for the Big 50K

National Novel Writing Month is only a few days away. I signed up to participate as I have the last three years. As I previously blogged, I also won the past three years, and I intend to do the same this year. This year I am a little frightened to begin writing. I went ahead and started an outline. As I write this blog post, I have 13 chapters outlined and need to double that…
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Songs From My Past

This week in Open Blog Hop, we talk about songs from our past! These are not from high school, but still fun for me and have great memories. When I think of songs from my past, three songs come to mind: 1.) Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) by C+C Music Factory 2.) Cold-Hearted Snake by Paula Abdul 3.) California Girls by The Beach Boys Why do these songs have a special meaning to…
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Three Little Things About Me ….

  Do you like to read? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? You came to the right place! Join the MMB Open Book Blog Hop each week and they will tell all. Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment…
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Beast or Best?

They called her “The Beast” for two reasons. First, it was a play on her last name. Second, she was tough. Everyone hated her. Except me. My sophomore year of high school I signed up to take Spanish. I took it in middle school, and my freshman year I declined a language as an elective. When I saw who I had as a teacher, I freaked out. This teacher was, simply put by most students,…
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The Password Is ….

  Do you like to read? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? You came to the right place! Join the MMB Open Book Blog Hop each week and they will tell all. Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment…
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