Featured Writers

The Hugger // Share The Brew With Susan Shull (The Vintage Farmwife)

June 30, 2015

Welcome to Share The Brew. Today I am excited to introduce you to Susan Shull of A Vintage Farmwife. Susan and I met about three years ago through an encouragement swap on another blog. She sent me a card, and I sent her one and we’ve had fun getting to know one another through our blogs. Susan writes about all things faith and farm life and is a joy to know. Please be sure to head over to Susan’s blog and say hello.   One of my favorite meals to eat out is breakfast. It just seems special to linger over an extra cup of coffee and conversation after eating something besides my usual toast and peanut butter. Cracker Barrel, The Pancake Pantry in Nashville, and the Donut Hole all get a thumbs up from us! But one of my top breakfast places is Grayt Grounds on 30A. I love this little coffee shop located in an old house with funky decorations, lots of twinkling lights, vintage furnishings, and yummy food in this eclectic beach village. The last breakfast I had there was something the cook concocted for me from ingredients on hand that included scrambled eggs, grits, cheese, and spinach. YUM. I have even written a blogpost or two from the table in the corner. Sherry, the owner, is a BIG REASON the place draws us back time and…

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Reviews & Giveaways

Old Fashioned Novel & Devotional Review & A Prize Pack Giveaway!

June 29, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I posted my review of the Old Fashioned movie which I received on DVD. You can read my review here and watch the trailer below. Today I have the opportunity to tell you about two companion products that go along with the CD — the Old Fashioned Novelization and The Old Fashioned Way Devotional. About the Novel Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town….and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance.  But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can’t help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life.  Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love.  They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an “old fashioned” courtship?     My Thoughts The book pretty much follows the story line of the movie and I enjoyed reading it very much, especially since I had already seen the movie. About the Devotional Contrary to popular opinion, being “old fashioned” doesn’t mean you’re dull…

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Monday Morning Chit Chat

Monday Morning Chit Chat // Upcoming Birthday/Blogiversary Bash!

June 28, 2015

Welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Morning Chit Chat. Today I am so excited to tell you about a little something that is coming your way during the month of July. The month of July marks my 49th birthday AND my 7th year of blogging. I can’t think of a better way to spend it than with all of you! So in honor of my Birthday/Blogiversary Bash, we are going to chat it up about my life’s journey and my blog journey, and there will be a giveaway each week of some of the things that I love. It’s my way of saying thank you for being here and supporting my little corner of the world wide web. Today I wanted to share a  blog post that shares a little bit of my life’s journey, as well as one that shares a bit of my writer’s journey.  Just click on the images to be taken to the posts. I hope you’ve learned a little bit more about me via these posts. Be sure to come back next week for our first Birthday/Blogiversary Bash & Giveaway! Have a blessed week!

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