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{friday mixing bowl} favorites lately

It’s been a minute since I did one of these on the blog, but I do send it out once a month in my newsletter! Here are some of my lately favorites: The hardcover versions (gorgeous gray and coral) of my favorite CSB She Reads Truth Bible are 50% at Lifeway today! This isn’t sponsored

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what I learned in 2017

  I should open this post in disbelief that it’s already 2018, but I was ready. My fresh start began toward the end of the year, and I couldn’t be more excited about what’s changing and what’s to come. Here in Oklahoma, it’s a balmy 16 degrees, and you can find me curled up with

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on time management + the best-laid schemes

“Am I being led by love or pushed by fear?” – Emily P. Freeman With the help of my Lara Casey / Cultivate What Matters Powersheets, I have been identifying big goals and little goals every month to help make sure I’m answering that question right. While it’s good to see a framework of how

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NaNoWriMo resources

Tools: NaNoWriMo word count calculator: Click that link and download an Excel file (or save to your own Google Drive by selecting Make a Copy). When you enter your Word Count each day, it will help keep track of your total and how much you need per day to stay on track! (You can also download

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Fall Favorites Giveaway

To celebrate fall and my extreme gratitude for those who have helped spread the word about With No Reservations’ e-book sale, let’s do a giveaway! One winner chosen in the Rafflecopter below will win a fall-themed bundle including: Signed paperback for a friend Bath & Body Works LEAVES Candle Pumpkin Campfire mug generously provided by the super

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2017 ACFW conference mix & mingle

It’s this week, y’all!! Welcome to the fifth annual pre-conference mix and mingle, the event with the cheesy name but serious fun. In case you’re new here and have no idea what this is all about, it’s just a little link up with questions that help us get to know each other before conference arrives. I’ve

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recent inspirational nonfiction reads

This summer,  I made a goal to read at least one nonfiction book a month, and it has been a treat! I picked up a few books on sale that turned out to be gems, so sparkling and truth-filled that I bought the paperback versions immediately. Here’s what I read this summer: Never Unfriended by

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scenes from a first book signing

Before kids, I was a full-time book publicist for several years. And boy did I hear the local author event horror stories. Fortunately, my first book signing last Saturday was far from that. It was a magical bucket list experience, thanks to my amazing community of family and friends. The staff at Barnes & Noble

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