Handmade Holiday Giveaway ~ From Skip to my Lou

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I am sharing a wonderful crochet pattern perfect for holiday gift giving. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas……..AND I get to be part of an amazing giveaway too. Keep reading…

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Handmade Holiday Ideas

Menu: Week 72

Its going to be a really easy menu this week since Thanksgiving is on Thursday. Enjoy.

- Chicken Quesadillas

- Eat out (Shopping night)

- Tuna Sandwiches

- Thanksgiving Menu!

- Left over turkey salad roll ups

- Cajun chicken Alfredo (Dinner with Friends)

- Dinner with the In-Laws

Thanksgiving Menu 2014

Well, its my year to host Thanksgiving for my In-laws. Its going to be great. I've put together an awesomely delicious menu and its probably more food than anyone will be able to eat. That's ok. I love to cook and it will be fun.

Here is the Menu for Thursday:
- Mashed potatoes
- Stuffing
- Homemade bread
- Green beans (From the mother-in-law)
- Pumpkin Pie (From the mother-in-law)

Grit of Berth and Stone

Grit of Berth and Stone by Lisa Dunn
Surge, Anaiah Press


Banished for a foolish mistake, sixteen-year-old Grit of Berth and Stone scorns the loss of her home, her honor, and her only ally. Only the weak worry about such things.
But war is brewing all across Chasmaria, and as a group of rebels pull Grit into their ranks, she begins to question what strength, courage, and honor really look like. When faced with a horrible truth about herself, Grit must either fight her way back to Thresh or live with the blood of the innocent on her hands.

Release Date:
March 17, 2015

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Author Bio:

As a child, Lisa Dunn fell asleep to her father’s fanciful bedtime tales and played with her own story ideas during the daylight hours. She now resides in a small southern town with her husband, four children, and an ever-changing assortment of pets. Local librarians habitually thank her for their job security. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlisadunn
Twitter:  @ScouterWife
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Menu: Week 71

For Veterans Day the family took a trip down to Tillamook. My oldest had been begging me for a while to get some squeeky  cheese and how could I say no. I LOVE CHEESE! For lunch we stopped at my favorite coastal restaurant, The Schooner on Netarts Bay. Ronan colored a pirate treasure map and shared it with the table of young men next to us. I think they accepted him into their band of brothers. He is so funny some times. Well, on to another week. The boys have a Blazer game tonight which means I get a night off with only the baby. Can't wait.

- Blazer game - No dinner

- Cajun chicken Caesar salad

- Chicken Bacon Lasagna rolls (didn't get to try them last week)

- Spaghetti

Chicken potato chowder

- Korean beef bowls

- Dinner with the In-laws

Menu: Week 70

Well, another week has passed which brings us one week closer to Christmas. I am so not ready. I don't even know where to begin!
The boys got to experience their first Portland Winterhawks game last week. They were so excited till the game actually started, then all they wanted to do was go home. We left early. But, hey. GO HAWKS! They won the game anyway.

- Garlic chicken and mashed potatoes

- Alfredo tortellini with a salad

- Chicken Bacon lasagna rolls (For Amy)

- Pizzadillas

- Pineapple teriyaki pork chops

- French onion beef stroganoff

- Dinner with the in-laws

Hunter - First page

I need some impute on my new MS. Please leave me a comment.

YA Urban Fantasy

The city streets of Portland held my prey. The normal people. I laughed. They had no idea I was watching them.

My partner spoke to my mind. “Hunter, stop being such a girl and locate the mark.”

Although the world moved around me, a stillness flowed through my mind letting it open up to the people that passed. The flow of their voices and the chaotic thoughts made it hard to distinguish one person from the next. I had learned to control it a long time ago. Learned to find what I was looking for.

The mellow grays of the city streets set a dull surrounding, one that gave off a sad vibe. The warm yellows of the sun would never show itself here. Portland, what a joke. I wished we hadn’t taken this assignment.

I hated big cities. There were too many people, too many voices. My eyes closed, focused on the thoughts around me again. It was easier to concentrate if I didn’t have to battle with my sight.

My mind tried to pull one person at a time from the crowd, scanning their inner monologue for the information I needed, but it was proving to be difficult. Come on, where were they.

My mind wandered further even though the mass amount of voices in my head was getting to me. The all familiar ache was starting to seep into the spot between my eyes.

Then I heard her. I heard Kathy, the mark.

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