Once upon a time, I was a starving grad student who didn’t have the time or energy to put up a Christmas tree. . My now-husband thought that was just plain wrong. So he went out to Wal Mart a few days before Christmas and bought out the holiday section. . He showed up at my door with mis-matched ornaments and lights and a lopsided tree. In what was the most romantic gesture ever, that sweet man brought me Christmas. . But there weren’t any tree-toppers left, so he had to improvise. . All these years later, we still use my leopard print fuzzy dice to top our tree. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them. . Do you have any unusual holiday decorations? . . . . . #treetopper #fuzzydice #holidaydecor #redneckchristmas #whyimarriedhim #bestgiftever
I’m putting together my Christmas wishes and this awesome mug from @theletterloft is at the top of the list. . . . . #mysteryauthor #funnymug #authorsofinstagram #cozymystery #amwritingmystery #writerlife #authorsofinsta #readersofinstagram #mysterylover #cozymysterylover #cozymysteryreader
Okay, Monday. My fox and I are coming for you. We just have to fuel up on coffee first. And maybe have a snack. And possibly a nap.
It’s dreary outside today. I’ve met my word count goal, so I don’t have a choice but to curl up with coffee and my favorite llama mug and check out the new Disney app. I have twenty minutes of down time until carpool starts and I’m taking advantage of every second. . . . . #disneyplus #writermom #wordsfirst #thencoffee #amwriting #rainydays #writersofinstagram #authorlife
Reading glasses. I now have a purse pair and a desk pair. And I probably need a chair pair and an “I can’t read this bottle. Somebody help me!” pair, too. . Do you have a favorite place to get your specs? 👓 . . . . . . #girlswhowearglasses #readingglasses #writerlife #glassesforreading #writermom #amwriting
We are who we are because of you. Thank you, veterans, today and every day.
My writing view today. There’s a man behind me reading a book that is making him laugh out loud every few minutes. The woman next to me is nodding her head along to an audiobook. She has fist-pumped the air more than once and she just screamed, “That’s what I’m talking about!” so loudly that I jumped right out of my chair. . Man, I love book people. . . . . #booklover #writerlife #coffeeshopwriting #authorsofig #cozymysterylover #readersofig #writingfiction #coffeeandbooks #writingcommunity
Artist Paula Kuka nailed it. Check out her amazing series on motherhood @common_wild .
This guy sleeps belly up just in case anybody wants to give him a drive-by tummy rub. And by anybody, I mean me, every time I walk by.
“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” - Sarah Addison Allen 🍁 🍁 I love fall. The baking, the leaves, the permission to curl up under a blanket with a book for the better part of an afternoon... 🍁 What’s your favorite part of autumn?