Category Archives: Friends & Family

Weekend Warriors

OH, the fun we had this past weekend when the Houston baby czars joined the Louisiana czars! Four little ones under four creates the most wonderful chaos. I relished the first opportunity for them to play in Keggie and Pop’s Grand Play … Continue reading

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Spice tea + comfy jeans + cool weather = Bestseller? Oh, just say yes!

Awoke to an awesome Saturday. Temps have dropped and I have a free block of time to get some words down on the work in progress. But, hey– I may be offline but that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about y’all, … Continue reading

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Writing with the Stars meets The Story- A New Reality Radio Segment Premieres on ATSLIVE!

Fun! That’s what it’s going to be! I’ve been playing around with having an ATS LIVE segment that would be like a writing reality radio show, think Writing with the Stars meets The Story with different authors participating on each … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Finery Ideas from My House to Yours

Hey y’all! I remember sharing this idea last year, but since I can’t find a picture or post to prove it, (isn’t that par?), and since it takes minimal time to yield maximum charm (who doesn’t love that combo?), I decided a … Continue reading

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My Happy First Day of Autumn Present to Y’all!

The Lucy Cookbook is a labor of pure love. It’s all of my mother-in-law’s recipes bound into one keepsake, pulled together by my sister-in-law, Sandy. Mawmaw Lucy had lost her battle with Alzheimer’s by the time the project was finished, making the handwritten recipes … Continue reading

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When Buildings Fell

We all know where we were.  My family and friends were far from any of the ghastly scenes but every year I find myself needing to try and process it all over again. We remember as a nation. We remember as individuals. I’ve had my … Continue reading

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Learning a Better Way the Hard Way

I was always taught that “If you don’t have anything to say, don’t say anything at all.” I still think it’s good advice. Lately, however, I’ve been on The Potter’s wheel learning a better way, the hard way. Hugs, Shellie … Continue reading

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