Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Open shelving ideas (link)

I much prefer closed cabinets to keep my dishes, etc. clean, but here are some interesting suggestions. At least they're not floating shelves, which are such a waste of space!   From HGTV.com: Open kitchen storage

Sparkle note: If you drag a treat from the box, and click on it again, Sparkle will jump up and catch it!


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Joy's latest interview (link)

My latest interview is up on Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/interview/Pagadan



Friday, January 29, 2016

Hidebound (SF) on sale!

Hidebound (SF) is on sale at Smashwords through February 7, 2016: 
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82218  The coupon code is VN93J
 
After Anfissa meets Ferenc under strange circumstances on the passenger ship, St. Catherine, because of Anfissa's curiosity about the strange humanoid, they land--well, actually, they crash--on Snakebite, a planet where even the grass is deadly.





Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What have you in the house? (link)

Here are some decorating ideas from HGTV.com to spruce up your home with things you may already have on hand:  Ideas for decorating your home.



Monday, January 25, 2016

My interview in UW Oshkosh Today

My interview appearing in UW Oshkosh Today (Thanks, Katie!) includes a few highlights of my writing career and my college life!

Take a look: http://www.uwosh.edu/today/42565/alumna-has-the-write-stuff/

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cleaning out your closet (link)

Here are some suggestions about what to clear out of your closet: 30 Items to Cut From Your Closet This Weekend 

Yes, definitely get rid of those fake ripped jeans!  But I confess that I will wear some of my tees until they're raggedy. And why would you buy white tees? But what's wrong with faded pants and school tops?  As for those shoes, didn't you try to walk in them before you bought them? (Have you seen the video of all those models falling down because of their shoes?) And the last time I threw away a single sock, its mate appeared.

Sparkle note: If you drag a treat from the box, and click on it again, Sparkle will jump up and catch it!



Friday, January 15, 2016

Hurricane Alex

Hurricane season is starting early! But I see it's moving far away from us:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/024354.shtml?5-daynl

(Thanks for the link, Lloyd.)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Imaginative closet ideas (link)

These closet and closet door suggestions from HGTV.com are beautiful and fun and come in a variety of styles, patterns, and colors:  15 Stylish Closet Door Ideas

Sparkle note: If you drag a treat from the box, and click on it again, Sparkle will jump up and catch it!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Good Book Alert: Meet the Author of Detour Trail

Good Book Alert: Meet the Author of Detour Trail: Guest Post by Joy V. Smith I did a lot of research for my frontier novel, Detour Trail, including the history of the Oregon Trail; and I...