Life motto

I’m unsure where I saw this, but it sums up my philosophy perfectly: I don’t want to be disappointed by the things I didn’t do.  To that end, I’m working on something super secret. What oh what could it be? Something totally new for me 😉 ~dawn

Wattpad Block Party Time!

Jamie and I are excited to be part of this year’s Wattpad Block Party Winter Edition. Our piece goes live on February 23rd, and it will feature an interview with both of us, my playlist for Secrets Lies Dirty Little Alibis, and the first (unedited chapter) of SLDLA. Oh, and did I mention that we’re … Continue reading

My Top 5 Places in Europe

If you’ve read this blog for a while, it’s no secret I’m always looking for excuses to get back to Paris. Or Europe. Or anywhere, for that matter. I have a serious case of wanderlust. Since this is the time of year for lists, I’m sharing my top five favorite places in Europe: #5 – … Continue reading

wanderlust 

It’s a problem when your whole family has wanderlust.  For the past few nights, Bug and I have discussed and researched our next vacation. We’ve tossed around Marrakech, Tangiers, Gibraltar, Southern Spain, Portugal, and our standard go-to’s.  My oldest son wants to see as much of Europe as possible. His choice cities: London, Paris, Amsterdam, … Continue reading

my nomadic heart

I’ve kissed under the glow of the Eiffel Tower. I’ve danced the night away at Versailles. I’ve held hands up and down the winding streets of Prague. I’ve drank champagne on the beach in Nice. I’ve explored the canals of Amsterdam. I’ve yatched the coast of Croatia. I’ve inhaled pasta in Rome, hiked the Cinque … Continue reading

wrong, wrong, wrong

I saw this making the rounds on Pinterest. It makes me so angry. This is what some people are teaching our girls – that they are merely pretty things to look at and be possessed by a man. A girl should not be like a butterfly, all fragile and delicate – a thing of fleeting … Continue reading

Bullet journal

If you’re anything like me, staying organized can be a challenge – especially if you’re juggling school, work, family, sports, and just life. I’ve recently started bullet journaling in a basic way, and it’s made a HUGE difference in keeping me on track.  Here’s a video of my basic journal. It’s not flashy like some, … Continue reading

I’m a Cool Girl

I’ve said it before, but one of my favorite things about writing a novel is coming up with the playlist. For my newest manuscript (a Women’s Fiction novel – oh la la), I’m currently listening to the following on repeat. The book is a juxtaposition of snarky, upbeat blog posts and real-life where depression and … Continue reading