What I’m up to right now…
September 2016 welcomes fall crops, Fur Balls, and book prep.
- We’re preparing for the Humane Society of the Nature Coast’s 12th Annual Fur Ball. This is the one big charity event that Craig and I attend each year. We do this to support the organization, who I used to work for, both because we believe in their work and to support our friends.
- At the community garden we’re planting over 200 squash plants, corn, 9 varieties of kale, and plenty of fresh herbs too. It’s a beautiful time to be out working in the dirt and learning about organic growing practices.
- Completing the resource page for the Savor the Holidays Guide which comes out on October 15.
- Launching Mrs. Grout’s new website!
August 2016 means back-to-school and a new website too.
- Watched the FIRST WOMAN EVER accept the Democratic nomination for President (the photo at right is of her rally in Tampa the Friday before, where I was lucky enough to see her in person).
- Working with the awesome women at Mrs. Grout to redesign their web presence and bring their message of modern-day Rosie the Riveters to our rural little town.
- Reconnecting with my feminine energy and learning to listen to my body with Elizabeth DiAlto’s Wild Soul Movement.
- Reading, writing, and thinking about racial and gender tension in America right now.
- Trying to fix up this website after deciding to transition from Rainmaker Platform back to my own Genesis site on WordPress.
- Working on the edits for the Savor the Holidays guide, due out mid-October.
- And of course, preparing the boys for back-to-school on August 10.
July 2016 and it’s HOT in here!
- Harvesting okra and making salsa with the delish summer harvest from the garden.
- Rolling with the idea that I’m supposed to run a web design and SEO company…and be a cook. There has to be a way to do them both right?!
- 60 days into the plank challenge and five days in to my kettlebell challenge. Better body by fall?!
- Reading, reading, titillating summer reading!
- Still waiting for Savor the Holidays to come back from my editor…totally biting my nails and scared.
- Counting down the days until vacation with my boys.
It’s March 2016. The team and I are scurrying about working on…
- Weeding and picking strawberries, kale and many forms of lettuce at Auro Community Garden.
- Figuring out how to turn our meal planning process into something sellable. I keep receiving requests from friends, acquaintances and readers to go more indepth with this process. It’s time to turn this into a product, but we’re still brainstorming on what it should look like.
- Still working out (right now with P90X3), writing and meditating most days. This is one New Year’s Resolution I’ve stuck with.
- Reading Shawn Coyne’s The Story Grid (affiliate link) while editing my first novel,
- Adding a sixth book to the promised reading list for fierce females,
- Continuing to tinker with the frustrating website for Good Crust. We will open up for a limited number of founding subscribers on April 1st. Not quite Easter, but within a week so we’re happy.
- Waiting for Savor the Holidays, my latest book in the Real Beauty Series, to come back from the editor,
- Enjoying Spring Break, Tristan’s first band concert and Easter egg hunts with our family.
It’s January 2016. The team and I are currently…
- Falling head over nerd glasses for Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History and Common Sense. Feeling like I’ve missed something awe-inspiring for far too long.
- Working on the second round of edits for Savor the Holidays: How to ditch the greed and rediscover the magic of the holiday season due out in the fall.
- Craig and I are putting the finishing touches on the Good Crust website. You will be able to turn your mailbox into a bread box with monthly deliveries of organic, non-GMO, small batch flours by Easter.
- Attempting to follow through on reading one book per week in 2016 and writing 2-minute summaries for you.
- Working out, writing, and meditating every morning. I’m currently using Yuri Elkaim’s Ideal Body guided meditation.
- Flipping out over a Google Hangout on meal planning that I’m giving on the 21st to a small group of kick-ass reviewers of my last book, Born Hungry: Stories about sweet love, bitter greens and losing my religion.