TSS ~ Sometimes It Even Happens Here

Every time I read about people getting the chance to meet authors on book tours, I get really jealous. Living in SouthWest Virginia, the opportunity to visit an author while on a book tour is few and far between.  Next Saturday, that will change at least for the day. Kathleen Grissom, the author of The […]

TSS – January in Review

January has come and gone in a flash.  I would think at some point I’d stop being surprised at how fast the time goes by, but it never ceases to amaze me.  This is a month I’m pretty happy to have behind me, though.  It was tough getting back into the school routine after the […]

The Sunday Salon ~ TGFF (Thank God For Florida)

For once, I’ve had a great week.  I spent most of it in Orlando at Ektron‘s Synergy ’09 Conference at the Disney Grand Floridian.  I spent five days and four nights learning more about CMS 400 version 8.0 (the content management software I wish I could afford to power literatehousewife.com), networking with consultants and meeting […]

The Sunday Salon ~ October Frenzy

My kids are driving me to drink this weekend! Emma had a sleep over Friday night with one of her after school friends.  Danny and I were sure to do something special with Allison because she cried so hard when she realized that she was not invited.  Allison enjoyed her solo trip with Mom and […]

The Sunday Salon ~ Dog Days of Summer Selections & Winner

Okay, today is July 12.  I promised to draw the winner for my initial Dog Days of Summer contest on July 4th.  I got sidetracked by the fireworks and news about my new niece Lawson (she’s a doll baby, BTW), and apparently it slipped my mind.  I’m back on the ball today! To refresh your […]

Sunday Salon ~ To D.C. and Back

I finally got my pictures back from my trip to D.C. earlier this month. I wish that I could say they were worth the wait, but they were most definitely not. I forgot to bring the digital camera with me, but was “lucky” enough to have an unused, cheap disposable camera I got at a […]

The Sunday Salon ~ 06.14.07

Today has been a preparation for the week to come. On Tuesday I’m heading to the DC area with a couple of my co-workers for a Learning Tree course on Project Management in a Scrum Environment.  Ooo!  I know, exciting stuff, eh?  It actually should be beneficial for my career and it’s always nice to […]

The Sunday Salon ~ 06.07.09

I’m sitting here thinking that I can’t believe that it is June already. This middle of 2009 is upon us. For me, this is a time to guestimate how many books I’ll have read by the end of the year.  My first book of 2009 was Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.  It was my 134th review […]

The Sunday Salon ~ 04.26.09

I hope that all of you had a wonderful week.  The weather here has been beautiful, but too hot for April.  It was in the low 90s yesterday, making Vinton, VA‘s annual Dogwood Festival and Parade an enjoyable, but sweaty occasion.  Let’s just say that I got myself a snow cone along with the girls […]

The Sunday Salon ~ Creativity

Welcome to the Sunday Salon! This Week in Creativity I designed and finished all of my bookmarks for my Bookmark It Club and I can’t wait to get them to everyone!  Dar from Peeking Between the Pages and Beth from Beth Fish Reads were the first two members selected to pick a book.  Dar selected […]