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How was your Christmas? Did you have a chance to catch up to anyone special over the weekend? I know this holiday can be filled with blessings for some and filled with heartache for others. I pray you received a taste of joy in the celebration of the birth of Christ. One of the things I've committed to do more of lately is praying, and although I pray for my readers all the time, is there anything, in particular, you'd like me to pray about? I'd love to add your name to my prayer journal. Email me directly HERE. (more…)

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Thursday Things: 3 Things I’m Thankful For

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It's Thursday. Well, it was when I started writing this, anyway. So even though it's after midnight and you won't be getting this until Friday (Christmas Eve Eve, for those of us who are - I mean, aren't - panicking!), in my book, it still counts as a Thursday post! Here are 3 things I'm thankful for this fine Thursday... (more…)

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Thursday Things (Even Though it’s Saturday): 5 Things To Do While You’re Sick in December…

From Willow's Basket: Elderberry Tea

Yep. I'm sick. December hit me like a ton of bricks. Hit me hard. Took me out at the knees and is now kicking me while I'm down. And...it has also stolen my voice. This is not good if you make a living as a narrator or voice actor. Oh! But check out the snow on my website!!! (Look! A Squirrel!) (more…)

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February Already and It’s Only Monday!

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Yep. January 2014 is now slipping into the shadows of time gone by, and we're celebrating new seasons to come! And I'm excited about what February is bringing with it, aren't you? My life is filled with marvelous news from friends and family about adoptions, births, pregnancies, weddings, anniversaries, and so many, many more reasons to celebrate...although please join me in the moment of silence for our beloved Broncos.... **SILENCE** This week brings with it the very first issue of BraveHearts Press, my monthly newsletter to your inbox! You still have a few days to sign up for that -...

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Elderberry Croft: Volume 3!

My beloved and oh, so patient readers, Elderberry Croft, Volume 3: July Madness, August Memories, & September Longing is UP AND LIVE on Smashwords! Smashwords allows you to download in almost every ebook reader format, including a PDF download you can read on your PC. There's also an Online Reading option for viewing samples and free books. Smashwords. It's awesome. It's free for a month, so get it now! It's also up on Amazon, but it's listed at its full price of $1.99. Of course, I'd love to have you purchase it through Amazon, but if you're like me, and...

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Elderberry Croft, Volume 3 Cover

It's here! Volume 3: July Madness, August Memories, September Longing! This third volume should be available by the 25th, if not earlier, wherever e-books are sold - distribution to all the ebook retail sites can take up to ten days from the time it goes live on Smashwords this weekend - I'll keep you posted with the direct links. In the meantime, you can catch up on Volumes 1 and 2 wherever ebooks are sold - Volume 1 will remain FREE indefinitely, and good ol' Amazon has Volume 2 at 99 cents while everywhere else it's priced at $1.99. Remember:...

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Elderberry Croft Updates

Well, as you can see, July Madness is still not yet up, and it's no longer the 10th of July. In fact, it hasn't been the 10th for two days! Due to some unforeseen July madness of our own, Elderberry Croft's July Madness has been delayed until Monday, July 15th. It's coming folks, I promise! However, to keep your whistle whetted, here are a few updates on Elderberry Croft and the direction I'm taking Willow and the Coach House Trailer Park gang. (Tweet this!) Elderberry Croft, Volume 1: January Breeze, February Embers, March Whispers, was published as an e-book on...

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From Willow’s Basket: Elderberry Tea

From Willow's Basket: Elderberry Tea

Willow Goodhope has the gift of giving. She finds great pleasure in touching people's lives with the gifts that God puts on her heart to give. Her favorite resource for her gifts is the common elder, also known as the black elder, the sambucus nigra. She considers the elderberry to be the quintessential "Giving Tree," and most of her gifts are home-made items in which she uses parts of the elderberry. (It is important to note that ONLY the berries and flowers of the sambucus nigra are edible. Many other sambucus species are, in fact, poisonous. Know your herbs or buy...

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Do You Know Willow?

Let me introduce you.... [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZZ5dCbDc2M]I do hope you'll join us each month as we find out more about Willow Goodhope, more about the other residents at The Coach House Trailer Park, and more about the story behind Elderberry Croft. AND watch for upcoming fun recipes and how-to posts about the gifts in Willow's elderberry twig baskets! Have you ever met anyone like Willow Goodhope? Have you discovered the amazing elderberry or is there a culinary or medicinal herb that you can't live without?

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