Category: Sunday Post

Aug 04
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 8/4/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 8/4/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): Right now, I’m on vacation in LA! (Thanks, Mom, for taking care of the house and the dogs for us.) Our family is having a little fun in the sun before I go to the West Coast SCBWI conference. I’m especially excited for the conference because I’ll get to meet my agent and some of the other authors from the agency! The vacation got off to a bit of a rocky start because the flight that my husband and two younger kids were supposed to be on got canceled. We had booked me on a separate flight so we… Read more »


Jul 28
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 7/28/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 7/28/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): As you might have noticed, I didn’t have a lot of time for blogging this week. I only managed to get one post up (though I did spend some time catching up on replies and Discussion Challenge posts). But most of my free time this week was spent on the first phase of our project, replacing the French doors with a window and replacing the siding in that area with vinyl shake siding. Just for reference, check out the pic below for the reason we didn’t just replace the rusting French doors. You can see how the deck has… Read more »


Jul 21
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 7/21/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 7/21/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): Our backyard project keeps growing and growing. Last year, we took out the pool. We knew that we’d need to replace the deck afterward because it used to go around the pool (and it was really starting to fall apart)… But then we just have this big, empty, sloping backyard and a much smaller deck, so we decided to hire landscapers to design a patio area and some landscaping to break up the slope… We need to get the deck done first, though. But before we can do the deck, we need to replace some French doors with a… Read more »


Jul 14
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 7/14/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 7/14/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): This week seemed to fly by! I started binge-watching this ridiculous reality TV show called Married at First Sight, and I’ve watched way too much of it. I don’t even usually watch reality TV, but somehow this train wreck of an idea has captured my attention? I don’t get it—and yet I keep watching. LOL! My younger daughter had a swim meet Friday, yesterday and today, so that was fun. And my oldest got her wisdom teeth out yesterday. Not as fun. But still somewhat entertaining for the rest of us as we watched her lurch around the house and talk… Read more »


Jul 07
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 7/7/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 7/7/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): Hope those of you in the US had a wonderful 4th of July! We spent a low-key day at home. My husband smoked us some chicken and a brisket. Yum! We celebrated my oldest’s 17th birthday. Hard to believe!! We’ve also been hard at work designing our new deck and back yard. Some of you might remember that we removed our pool last fall; well, when we did that, we lost more than half our deck (plus, the part that remains is in shabby condition), and we now have a big, blank back yard. We’re planning on resurfacing the… Read more »


Jun 30
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/30/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/30/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): I don’t know where my head is at lately, but I keep making weird mistakes here on the blog—twice this past week, I tried to post something and didn’t manage it. (On Sunday, I apparently didn’t hit the Publish button and didn’t notice it until that night. And on Friday I scheduled a post but apparently scheduled it for 6 PM instead of AM—I noticed it a bit after noon and fixed it). And I also lost a draft of a Sunday Post last week. None of these are huge things, but it’s just making me feel scatterbrained! Not… Read more »


Jun 23
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/23/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/23/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): (I thought I posted this in the morning, but apparently, I didn’t actually hit the post button. So it’s going up Sunday night. Sigh…) This week my family all went to visit Illinois Institute of Technology with my older daughter. We were fairly certain this was the school she wanted most because they have a data science master’s program (which is what she wants to go into) and they also have what’s called a co-terminal degree program where you can actually get your masters at an accelerated rate. We weren’t sure if it would be harder for her to… Read more »


Jun 16
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/16/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/16/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!! My daughter got back from Costa Rica and told us all about her trip. She had an amazing time and got to see so many cool animals like sloths, spider monkeys, toucans and capybaras. Plus, they went zip-lining and white water rafting. I am definitely jealous! I finished my first editing pass for that project I’ve been working on. It’s been nice to focus on a project for a while. (Though it’s been a good excuse to procrastinate on my writing—need to get back to it!) I just added a follow… Read more »


Jun 09
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/9/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/9/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): My daughter’s been having a fabulous time in Costa Rica! We’ve been able to get texts when they’re in an area with wi-fi, and it sounds like it’s been a fantastic trip filled with wildlife she never imagined she’d get to see (her words). I can’t wait till she gets back on Wednesday so she can give us all the details! Tuesday is my 20th anniversary!! My husband and I were high school sweethearts, so we’ve actually been together for 27 years, but as of Tuesday we’ve been married for 20. Life is an adventure, and I’m so thankful that… Read more »


Jun 02
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/2/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/2/19

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): We went to a neighborhood party on Friday night and met a bunch of the neighbors. Sadly, we’ve lived here 14 years, and we only know a handful of families in our neighborhood (less than 10—and that includes people we barely know). Going to this gathering was a bit out of my comfort zone, especially once I figured out that basically everyone else knew each other well, but I’m glad we went. My daughter Danielle left for an 11-day trip to Costa Rica this morning (with the Spanish dept at her school). I’m super excited for her—and also a… Read more »