UP!–Winner of My 3rd Blogversary Giveaway

Isn’t it amazing how, whenever we mark milestones, we can’t believe how “time flies,” right? It seems that way to me, it being 3 years since I launched my blogs. I don’t think it warrants BIG celebration, but I do like to acknowledge them with little giveaways ๐Ÿ™‚ There were a few comments by dear friends, and the one who randomly won my little “package of goodies” is… DRUM ROLL, please… Continue reading

UP!–Int’l DOT DAY 2017 is Here! (plus a Giveaway)

Wow, it’s yet another year we can all “make our mark” on the absolutely FABulous day we celebrate CREATIVITY โ€” International Dot Day! ๐Ÿ˜€

Since I’ve been able to post my own dots here on my blog, this is now my fourth year as a proud participant ๐Ÿ™‚ I was able to create special dots for years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and of course wanted to do so this year, but life has been quite full as of late (I have a beautiful granddaughter now <3). But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to participate! Continue reading

UP! โ€“ When A Book Moves Youโ€ฆ

Itโ€™s been a long while since Iโ€™ve written a proper blog post, I know. And itโ€™s not that I donโ€™t have plenty of ideas for posts. I do โ€” a couple of them actually valuable โ€” but what can I say? Life โ€œstuffโ€ can do that. Iโ€™m also not a book reviewer, so letโ€™s not confuse this post about a book with an actual review. This is different. This is more.

For a very long time my sleep โ€” mostly the lack of โ€” has been an issue, last night being no different. I didnโ€™t fall asleep till after midnight, then woke up about 4 a.m. to a pillow that shunned me no matter how much I tried to re-bond with it. By 4:30 the sun and birds were starting their day so I thought it best to join them. Continue reading

UP!–Winners of My Blogversary Giveaway

Giveaways

Well, it’s been quite a whirlwind of activity for me lately, but largely joyful stuff, I must say, so I’m not complaining ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’ve just been BUSY! Between prepping for the Princeton Book Festival and actually attending it, unexpectedly going to Books of Wonder the following day (I’ll be blogging about both!), various appointments and family visiting, my “dance card” had been full ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I’m really looking forward to sharing the two big events with you, which also means two big blog posts, but before I dig into composing them, I wanted to announce the random winners of my little “Blogversary” giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading

UP! — TWO YEARS?! Wow, another BLOGVERSARY & Giveaway :)

ROCKBandTRIOIt’s true that time really does fly when you’re having fun…or is that “when you get old”? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Either way, I really can’t believe two years have gone by since I launched Writer Side UP! and Creativity Cookbook, and what’s the real fun of it is that you are travelling along with me ๐Ÿ˜€

I figured I’m not going to reiterate what I said last year, but the sentiments are pretty much the same. What I DO want to do is have a little giveaway to celebrate ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading