goodbye 2017 . . . hello 2018

Many of you have already posted or tweeted or social media’d (you’re welcome for THAT new word) your OneWord focus or even your list of goals for 2018.  I’m late to the game. Partially because I’ve been revamping my website and partially...

I blinked and you’re 21.

Dear Haley, Happy 21st birthday, Pooh! Can you believe it? Do you remember all the conversations we would have about how you couldn’t wait to be 16, 18, and now 21?  Well here you are! You are 21 today. It really does seem like yesterday I was in the hospital...

I can’t help falling in love with you

It’s been quite the journey. We’ve weathered severe storms, a couple of dry spells, a blizzard or two and maybe a small earthquake here or there. But the sunny, breezy, warm days have far outweighed those dreary ones, my love. I’ve been thinking...

hey there.

Excuse me while I wipe the dust off this old thing. Hi.  How are you? How have you been?  I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve blogged.  But honestly, I just didn’t have it in me.  No inspiration, no drive, no will to write.  So, here...

Lately…

We’ve been trying to soak up all things Fall here in the mountains.  That means frequent drives up the Blue Ridge Parkway to watch the leaves turn and now, fall from all of the trees at 6000′ and down. It’s crazy to see the seasons literally change...

Gutsy Girls Book Series Launch

When your good friend contacts you and says, “Mary, I have a new series releasing on September 21st and I’d like for you to help spread the word,” you just say yes.  Why? Because you know that whatever that book is about is a game changer.  Because...