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How do you blog?

I know it has been some time since I last posted a new blog post. My cousin Pam has been emailing me asking if I am okay. So for everyone out there, I am alive and still kicking. (And right now I am cursing the wind. I hate the wind.) We did have a beautiful …

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Help! I’ve Got Fleas!

Not me actually, but my dogs do. And I’ve tried just about everything except… My son called me last night and I told him my dogs have fleas and he told me, “So get rid of them.” “What, the dogs? Okay, I’ll send them down to you.” And he laughed. He’s probably tired of me …

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Have you ever?

Googled your book, that is. My nephew asked me that question yesterday. Then he asked, “Would it show up on Google?” “It should.” I told him. “Okay, give me a title to one of your books.” And I told him, “Kiley’s Best Friend”  and this is what he found! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kiley-s-Best-Friend/695212619 (The photo is mine, not …

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Lets Cut Costs!

Okay, so I’ve decided to cut the cord. Actually, I cut it months ago. My phone, TV, and internet was up to $195.00 a month. That’s outrageous! So I canceled the TV and phone. Yeah, right. Like I can get by with no TV. Ha! I picked up a Roku and I got a free …

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Yes, I Can!

When our kids are young we teach them that they can be anything they want to be. We encourage them to try new things. (Even that yucky piece of green broccoli on their plate.) We inspire them. At least we hope we do. But what about ourselves? We procrastinate. We hesitate. We doubt our own …

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Back to Basics

I love to make things, create things, and grow things. Last week was a good week for doing everything. First, I made two pints of yogurt. Love homemade yogurt. I’ve been growing pickling cucumbers, so I’ve made a couple of quarts of refrigerator pickles. The recipe I used is here. And I’ve got my radish …

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E-books for Kiley’s Stories

The first three books in the Kiley’s Stories series are now available for Kindle. “Kiley Visits the House of Mirrors” is just $.99 cents. And you can find it on Amazon here   And “Kiley Wished for a Puppy” is just $1.99 for the e-book and it’s on Amazon also right here! And finally, “Kiley’s …

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Kiley’s Stories

Watch for more stories from me (and my creator/mom) coming soon! Till then, HUGS! From Kiley and Karen

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Children’s Books

Today I want to talk about children’s illustrated books. The frustrations. The excitement. The ups and downs. Children’s illustrated books have a format all their own. You have 24, 32, or 40 pages to create a book that catches the eye and the imagination. Even though they are shorter than your average size novel, you …

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If They Could Talk…A Draft Post

Happy hump day! Well, it’s that time again. Yep, another draft post. This one is from Feb 21, 2016, 3:34 PM  I’ve been dog sitting again. The first day was horrible! It rained all day. Now, it’s not the water drips or the muddy paws, and it’s not even the fact that they don’t want …

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