Vending Machine Day

Last night, I needed to unwind after a long day of cleaning up my mess after my event and rescuing some free furniture that was calling my name. A little reorganizing and I made them a temporary home until I can figure out what I want to do with them. To my surprise my husbandContinue reading “Vending Machine Day”

Summer Blues

I made through the past few years with a few minor illnesses and avoided the big one despite having to go in for testing 4 and now my 5th time. This is the one time I’m crossing my fingers to be negative about something. Regardless, I’m under the weather and my post is a littleContinue reading “Summer Blues”

Mother Nature In Minnesota

I’m at my writing post again like clockwork and my eyeballs feel like they’ve been under a hairdryer for 8 hours. This weekend my biggest challenge was Minnesota weather and participating in an open flea market that had no wind barriers around a large open field. I set up my tent in the early morningContinue reading “Mother Nature In Minnesota”

T-Rex Hands

My tables and desks are piles of polymer clay, resin molds, and jewelry making tools. I think my hands are going to look like a curled T-Rex by the end of the summer. I guess I won’t have to go rock climbing to get the dexterity and grip of an athlete. No, my summer isContinue reading “T-Rex Hands”

Creative Challenges

The clock is ticking and I’m working through logistical problems and cranking out more hand pieces of miniatures for our first flea market experience. Anyone looking to get out of the house near Stillwater, Minnesota are welcome to come visit us from 9 to 3 pm this Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully, I won’t forget myContinue reading “Creative Challenges”

Late Nights

It’s normal to stay up until 3:00 in the morning to get ready for an event, right? My never ending show circuit is only beginning. My husband and I had our first spring event together in May. Everything wasn’t perfect but it was busy and that’s a good thing. It also happened to be onContinue reading “Late Nights”

Date Night

Did you have a steamy night at the keyboard last night during your writing prompt? I hope you did. If not, there’s time to set those pages on fire this weekend. Still not inspired? Then, take yourself or a significant other on a date. That’s what I’ll being doing. My husband and I are celebratingContinue reading “Date Night”

Jealous Readers

Should I celebrate this morning? You are reading this right now and that means that I was able to achieve at least one goal this week. Being able to write a post Monday to Friday isn’t easy when you have a busy schedule but this is all part of following my own advice to continueContinue reading “Jealous Readers”

Summer Romance

I mentioned summer romances and I thought back to a prompt that I started with a writer who looks to escape the noise of the city only to hear the sounds of a chainsaw from the owner of her cabin rental. There’s nothing like a quick romance story at the edge of a lake. InsteadContinue reading “Summer Romance”

Summer Lovin’

Another week is here and summer is in full swing. While other people head to their cabins for a boat ride on the many lakes of Minnesota, I’ll be participating in the local fairs and flea markets. After running around to a few stores, I finally gave in a bought a vendor pop-up tent becauseContinue reading “Summer Lovin’”

Market Hunting

Earlier this week, I checked some of my reliable venues for the summer only to find one that decided not to hold events this year due to health reasons. Good thing I started researching new opportunities this spring. A few phone calls later and I have a new spot this year. I’m excited and nervousContinue reading “Market Hunting”

Writing the Future

Not only did I get my travel bug out of the way but I managed to sneak in a few more episodes of The Mandalorian because a writer’s interest in other worlds is always on upload mode. I thought about how each episode required new sets and my husband proceeded to tell me that mostContinue reading “Writing the Future”