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Let’s Celebrate Friendship Day

Did you know that the General Assembly of the United Nations declared July 30 to be International Friendship Day? I don’t really need a special day to celebrate my friends. I’ve got some great friends, and I am thankful every day for them. But it is nice to know there is a special day set aside just to celebrate friendship. My life is much richer because of the friendships I have. In honor of Friendship Day, I thought share a little about what makes my friends so great. If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know I also love great Read More

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11 Chocolate Quotes in Honor of World Chocolate Day

Happy World Chocolate Day! If you’re like me, you don’t really need an excuse to have a good piece of chocolate, but isn’t it nice to know you have a special day to celebrate?  I wish I could tell you about some wonderful deal on chocolate, but it looks like those are reserved for National Chocolate Day in October.  There’s also International Chocolate Day, two of them actually, in September and December and Bittersweet Chocolate Day in January. Most of those chocolate holidays are when the weather turns cooler. Sure, your chocolate is more like to melt in July, but Read More

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12 Quotes on Writing to Inspire You

Lately, I’ve been having trouble staying motivated to write. My life has been busy with my kids’ end-of-school activities, my daughter’s high school graduation, family visiting from out of town, and our family vacation to Disneyland. But I’ve set a goal to write two posts per week this summer, and I need some inspiration to make my goal. Inspirational quotes are one of my favorite ways to motivate myself. I  started collecting some quotes on writing and I thought I’d share them. People write for a variety of reasons. Some write because they have a point of view that they Read More

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For the Love of Books and Mom: 12 Literary Quotes for Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone. Regardless of our current status in life, we can all celebrate the day because without our mothers we wouldn’t be here. Thanks  Mom! I love books. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. There are currently more than 10 books waiting for me on my nightstand. My mother is not a book lover like me. I got that trait from my dad. Thanks Dad!  It’s probably not a big surprise that I also love words, quotes, and sayings. In fact, I collect them. Check out my Pinterest quote boards here. I’m also a mom. Sometimes Read More