Saturday, June 28, 2014

Strike Three has just been released!!

After a lot of editing of the text and back cover (the front cover was already done), Strike Three, my post-apocalyptic novel, is now out.  (Thank you, Carol, for your hard work and patience!)

For the print edition of Strike Three, go to Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4876544   With  this discount code: TGERED9J ,
you'll save 25% of the cover price of $12.95; the discount is good through July 15.

If you prefer eBooks, go to Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452298   The discount code: WB38B
will save you 25% off the cover price of $4.95.  Again, this discount is only good through  July 15.

Yes, it's also available through Amazon, ..., but without a discount.  Sorry.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Suggestions for small bathrooms (link)

From Kohler:

Here are ideas for smaller toilets, vanities, and even faucets: 9 tips for small bathrooms .

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Decorating and entertaining ideas


From the July/August issue of Country Living:
 
Color tips: Use dark green on furniture pieces, such as a chair or kitchen island, then use blue and white to make the room more inviting.  And layer blue and white on a bed.  Use touches of a light color, such as pink, to keep your eyes moving around a space.  See the issue for more ideas for focal points.
 
Entertaining: For buffets using paper plates, punch a hole in the edge of the paper plate, and tie a cord around the plastic utensils and napkins and put it through the hole.  Tie it tight.  And don't miss the festive flowers made from drink umbrellas.
 
Recipes include a fig crostata.  (Looks sort of like a pizza.)  And the S'more cookies look tasty.
 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

My SF/fantasy reprint collection is on sale!

My reprint collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, which includes 14 SF and fantasy adventures, is on sale for 99 cents now on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2  (I know it says 11 stories in the book description, but that's because I can't figure out how to change it since I added three more stories.)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Colorful videos (link)

These videos from HGTV show how to use color in your home: Colors we love.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bathroom storage solutions (link)

These are good ideas for bathroom storage, but the bathrooms are not small: Bathroom storage


Monday, June 16, 2014

Decorating and makeover ideas

There are home, barn, kitchen, and porch makeovers in  the July issue of This Old House with spotlights on American pottery pitchers (love those shapes), hardware stores, and the Fourth of July.  Don't put the burgers on the charcoal grill too soon; check the coals first.  (They have pictures.)



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Nursery color schemes and ideas (link)

It is refreshing to move beyond the generic pink and blue rooms, but white?!  I think babies need a little color stimulation; and I have no idea what they'll think of those looming city skylines...  Check out these ideas for yourselves: Think beyond pink and blue

Friday, June 6, 2014

Window treatments (link)

Jewel tones are in, along with metallics, layered sheers, and--stainless steel?  See more suggestions here: HGTV.com window treatment trends

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Are dual sinks necessary? (link)

Now this is a good question.  I've always thought it's a good idea for two people using the bathroom at the same time, but I see that it might also be wise to keep your spaces separate--both for space and to keep the blame game down.  What have you done with my tweezer or...?  Check out the discussion and photos here: http://blog.hgtvremodels.com/2014/04/16/dual-sinks-in-the-master-bath-need-it-or-not/