Blog Aesthetics Tag

Hi everyone!

Thank you to Sarah for tagging me in the blog aesthetics tag. This is a super fun one, and I couldn’t wait to do it.


The Rules:
  • Collect any number of images that you feel represent you as a person—your personality, aspirations, favorite things, anything at all that makes you you.
  • Put your chosen images together into a collage of whatever size and shape you find pleasing.Share your masterpiece with everyone, in all the places.
  • Maybe nominate other bloggers as a way to tell them, “Hey, you, I think you’re awesome, and we should celebrate that awesomeness.”

Mine are sort of obvious, but I will explain them anyway. 😊

  1. The top left picture is from our wedding day. I married my best friend, and he has been there for me through the ups and downs. So he definitely is part of what makes me who I am.
  2. The next picture is pretty obvious – I love writing, and it is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
  3. The next picture is probably the most ambiguous picture of the bunch. I feel like I’m on a journey right now. I’m clearly crossing a bridge, but I’m not exactly sure where I’m headed. That’s why this bridge picture represents me.
  4. I had to include my other best friend, Cheyenne. Even though I don’t see her all the time, I don’t know what my life would be like without her. She means the world to me.
  5. Finally, a shelf of books, because I obviously love reading and writing them!

As per usual, I nominate anyone who wishes to participate. Just let me know if you do, because I want to see your collage!

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Writers Not Writing Tag

Hi everyone!

I have been doing a lot of blog tours lately, which has been super fun and I’ve discovered a lot of great authors. I have a few days until my next one, so I thought I would do another tag.

Found the tag here. Check out her answers. 😊


Do you have a day job?

At the moment, I don’t because of my health issues. I’m using this time to write and blog as much as possible. If I can make writing my job, then all will be right in my world!

Are you a reader?

Absolutely! I think it’s a requirement to read as much as possible if you’re writing. I am a little obsessed (okay a lot) with buying books and my TBR list is 8 miles long, but it is okay.

What are your other hobbies?

Netflix binging, swimming. If I can start feeling better, I really want to take boxing lessons.

Tea or coffee?

Tea. I really don’t like coffee. I know, I’m weird.

What are you passionate about?

Aside from writing…reading, book buying, blogging and helping people.

Do you have any pets?

Yup! I have a dog named Cheyenne. She’s a lab/pit mix and she’s about 8 years old. We also have quite a few fish.

What was your dream job as a child/when you were younger?

I wanted to be a Marine Biologist until we had to dissect a frog in science class, and I decided that life was not for me. Haha.

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?

Maine. I really loved it there when we visited. It was beautiful.

Do you speak foreign languages?

I took Spanish in high school and Sign Language in college, but I didn’t keep up with either enough to really be able to communicate. I would love to go back and learn more sign. I always thought it would be cool to be an interpreter.

What music would we find in your collection?

Recently added a lot of Christian music, like Chris Tomlin and Lauren Daigle. You’ll also find Evanescence and some other similar rock music. You might also find my old Backstreet Boys and NSYNC, haha.


As usual, I tag anyone that wants to participate. I hope you are having a great week.

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3 Quotes, 3 Days – Day 3 (Round 2)

Hi everyone!

Last day of the 3 Quotes, 3 Days tag. I hope you enjoyed these quotes. 😊

I was tagged by Mischenko @ ReadRantRock&Roll to participate in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag. Be sure to check out Michenko’s blog, because it is fantastic!!


Happy Memorial Day!!!! ♡


As usual, I tag anyone who wants to participate. I hope you’re having an amazing Memorial Day weekend.

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3 Quotes, 3 Days – Day 2 (Round 2)

Hi everyone!

Welcome to day 2 of the 3 Quotes, 3 Days tag!

I was tagged by Mischenko @ ReadRantRock&Roll to participate in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag. Be sure to check out Michenko’s blog, because it is fantastic!!


I decided I needed something funny for today. I’m not sure about you guys, but this happens to me ALL. THE. TIME. 😂


As usual, I tag anyone who wants to participate. Are you doing anything fun for Memorial Day? Let me know in the comments.

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3 Quotes, 3 Days – Day 1 (Round 2)

Hi everyone!

I was tagged by Mischenko @ ReadRantRock&Roll to participate in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag. Be sure to check out Michenko’s blog, because it is fantastic!!

I did this once already, but I love it, so I’m doing it again. 😊


As some of you know, I’ve been struggling with debilitating pain. We are thinking Fibromyalgia, but they’ve found a couple other things we need to look into. I’ve been really trying to read and digest the Bible more than I ever have before, and this verse really spoke to me. If you’re struggling, I hope you find comfort in this one.


As usual, I tag anyone who wants to participate. I think this is a really fun tag. We are going to my Dad’s for a cookout. What are you doing this weekend?

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Work In Progress Tag

Hi everyone!

I’m still in pain. My last doctor appointment didn’t yield much of a result, although at least they tried something instead of just sending me home with nothing. I have two appointments this coming week, two the first week of May, and one the second week of May. I’m also waiting on another specialist to let me know if they think my issue is something they can help with. I have to call again Monday to see where they are at with that. Ugh. This is very frustrating, so thanks for being patient with my lack of updating and reading of your blog posts.

I’m doing a tag today all about my WIP, Alter Reach! Enjoy.


What is the working title of your book?

Alter Reach

Where did the idea for your book come from?

I had a really crazy dream that I was jumping through different “portals” to other worlds. That’s where Alter Reach started, but it has changed into a completely different story and barely has anything to do with the dream anymore.

What genre is your work in progress?

Fantasy/Adventure/Romance

Choose the actors for your movie rendition.

This question is so hard because, I did look at different people’s faces while I learned what each character looked like, but it’s hard to narrow it down. Marci, the lead, sort of resembles Nina Dobrev and of course, Alyson is her twin.

One sentence synopsis of your book.

In a journey to discover their lost memories, Marci and Alyson must return to a world they were forced to forget and fight a battle they didn’t know was coming.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Self-published.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

A year. Ugh.

Who or what inspired you to write the book?

I’ve always loved writing. I looked forward to essay assignments in school, and always wanted to write books. It just tool me a while to get going.

What else about your book might peak the reader’s interest?

It has a bit of a mystery, which I personally think is unpredictable. It also has a very healthy romance, which I think is something that is lacking in many books. It’s has funny moments, loveable characters, and I can’t wait to share it with you!


That’s all I have for you today. I tag anyone who wants to participate.

I could use all the thoughts and prayers as we try to figure out this pain. In good news, so far, doctors are sure it’s not life-threatening, so that is a plus. But it really hurts, and I’m ready for some relief.

If you do the tag, let me know. I’d love to read about your WIP.

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3 Quotes, 3 Days (Day 1)

Hi everyone!

Really late post for me, but I haven’t posted in a while and wanted to update you. I have unfortunate news – my abdominal pain is back with a vengence, and I still don’t have a clue what is causing it. Because of this, I’ve been a little absent the last few days. I saw this tag floating around WordPress and I thought it might be something easy to set up over the next few days. I have a release blitz post scheduled tomorrow morning, so I will put up the day 2 quote as a second post for tomorrow, later in the day.

I found this quote and thought it was good for the situation I’m experiencing. I’m going through a tough situation but I won’t let it ruin me.

Oh, and I tag you if you’d like to participate. 😊

I hope you’re all having a good week. I’ll catch up on reading your posts when I can.

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The Intimidating TBR Tag

Hi everyone!

Happy weekend. It’s been a crazy week, but hubby and I took Monday off, so I’m excited to have a three day weekend.

I haven’t done a tag in a while, and thought this would be fun. I found this one here. As usual, if you’d like to do the tag, go for it! Let me know so I can read your answers. 😊


1. A book on your TBR pile that you haven’t finished.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. I’m about half way through, but I recently agreed to read and review a couple of books, so I put this one on the back burner so I could focus. I have one more to read and review, and then I’ll be back to this one.

2. A book you just haven’t had the time to read for.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor. I’m so mad I haven’t finished this one. I loved the first two, and I can’t wait to find out the end, but I just haven’t had time.

3. A book you haven’t read because it’s a sequel.

I will choose Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo for this one. I’m definitely getting there. I need to write my Six of Crows review.

4. A book you haven’t read because it’s brand new.

I’m going to say Origin by Dan Brown. It’s the newest book on my shelf, so I’m going with it.

5. A book by and author you read previously but didn’t really like.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I’m not really a fan of Divergent, so I’m not sure how much time I really want to dedicate to the other books.

6. A book on your TBR pile that you’re just not in the mood to read.

I guess for this I will go with Gone by Michael Grant. I bought it at a used bookstore, and now I’m just not that excited to read it. I’ll probably read it someday.

7. A book on your TBR pile that you haven’t read because it’s enormous.

I’m really disappointed to say Gemina by Aime Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. However, I’ve been listening to the audio book to and from work, and on lunch break, so I’m making time. It’s so good, but it’s also big. Haha.

8. A book on your TBR you bought because of the cover.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I really didn’t need to read the blurb, I just wanted the pretty cover. Haha.

9. The book on your TBR you find the most intimidating.

Creation Basics & Beyond by Various authors at ICR. This one is a science book, and while I’m not really great at science, I really want to dig into it. It’s just intimidating. I’ve read a bit of it, but it takes time for my brain to process in the info.


That’s all I have for you today. What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

Hi everyone!

Happy Sunday. I hope your weekend is going well. I found this tag here. Once again, I apologize that the picture quality isn’t the best.

Enjoy. 🙂


• Find an author’s name or title with the letter Z in it

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• Find a classic

I sadly don’t have any classics on my shelf. 😦

• Find a book with a key on it

I also failed to find a book with a key on it. 😦

• Find something on your bookshelf that’s not a book

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These were on my cake for my wedding shower. 🙂

• Find the oldest book on your shelf

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• Find a book with a girl on the cover

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• Find a book that has an animal in it

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• Find a book with a male protagonist

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• Find a book with only words on it

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• Find a book with illustrations in it

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It has maps in it…it’s as close as I could get.

• Find a book with gold lettering

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My camera sucks, but this is definitely gold.

• Find a diary (true or fictional)

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Not really a diary, but it’s her story.

• Find a book written by someone with a common name (like Smith)

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• Find a book that has a closeup of something on it

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• Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period

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I mean, it’s about time travel, so, it kind of works.

• Find a hardcover book without a jacket

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Find a teal/turquoise colored book

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• Find a book with stars on it

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Okay, I cheated a little.

• Find a non-YA book

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That’s all I have for you today. If you participate in the tag, be sure to let me know. I’d love to see your answers.

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