The “read” necklace

You may remember I was on The Marilyn Denis Show a few weeks back. After many of you watched the online video, I had a tremendous number of comments on the necklace I was wearing, wondering where you could get one. If you didn’t see the video and are wondering about my necklace, here’s a picture:

If you’ve been following me long enough, you probably know I’m a huge fan of Etsy, so it’s probably no surprise that I bought this necklace (I actually bought several of them) on Etsy a few months back. The seller is sweetfairyboutique and she has a number of necklaces crafted of the same material, so you should check out her shop, but the READ necklace can be found specifically here for the seriously dirt cheap price of $8.50.

I mentioned I bought a few of these (I gifted them to friends) and the seller was kind enough to gift me a few more when I told her I had worn her necklace on the show and wanted to give her an opportunity to get them into her shop before I linked to them. I’ve now seen them in every color and they are all beautiful, but I think the blue is my new favorite. But I’m still glad I had the red to wear on the show, because I think it stood out and really sent my message along! Read more books! (especially Carina Press and Harlequin books, of course)

If you’re an author, an artist, or otherwise a creative person, you may also be interested in the necklaces that read CREATE. I have this one, in script, to give away in a future contest but you can also get them in the same block font as the READ necklace. They look beautiful in script and I can’t recommend these necklaces enough for the low price!

And I promise, should I ever be fortunate enough to appear on TV again, you’ll get to experience more of my reading-related Etsy jewelry. I have more!

Until next time, New York

I was in NYC this week for Digital Book World and I snapped a few photos with my iPhone as we were leaving the city (the night after nearly a foot and a half of snow)

A Merry (Rock Band) Christmas

From my family to yours, we hope you have a joyful and lovely Christmas.

This year, we went for a bit…different…family photo.

From left to right: me, Brianna (aka Delilah), Josh, and Adam (aka Deviant)

New ‘do!

I got my hair cut today. I wanted to do something different, because I was tired of dealing with my hair. So the other day I went browsing for pictures on the internet and I found this:

My hairdresser said, “Let’s do it!” and though I was nervous, I decided it was time.

We took before pictures at the studio. My hairdresser said they’re meant to look awful. I’m not sure if they’re meant to look THIS awful, but there you go. Ignore the circles under my eyes that make me look like a hag 😉 And yes, she did deliberately mess my hair up a little before she took the picture. Ha!

And here’s the after pictures. I am SO happy with how it turned out. It’s amazing how much curl is really in my hair when all that length and bulk isn’t weighing it down!

This side view is my favorite because you can see how well-shaped and fun the cut is. I love it!

A few fall pictures

I know I haven’t been a good poster, but I got some good shots of Brianna this weekend, both at soccer and for Halloween. She’s growing so fast, I have to share! (as a point of interest, on Saturday, she had two soccer games and I took a total of 1100 photos!)

Brianna and one of her soccer coaches (who is also a friend of ours. He is GREAT with kids)

Brianna and her dad

One of the games had kids versus parents to end the season

This cracks me up because of the cows in the background. Makes it look like we’re playing in a field.

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