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Posts Tagged Jennifer McCoy Blaske

Hurray — it’s Swim Team Season, So I Get to Read!

It's late May, which means swim team practice for the kids started about a week and a half ago. In true writer/introvert form, I always set up our stuff over by the playground. Believe it or, it's much quieter there than by the pavilion which is jam-packed with both parents and ...

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Working on the Dreaded Book Cover Blurb — What Do You Think of It?

This afternoon I finally forced myself to do one of my most dreaded tasks as a writer: Writing the book cover blurb.   After about an hour of agony, here's what I came up with.¬†Please let me know what you think. Does it make sense? Should I change anything? Do you have any ...

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How My Kids Helped Me Write My Novel

Last weekend my daughters and I were outside staining the chairs on our front porch together. Well, one daughter was staining the chair with me. The other daughter was just sitting on the porch swing watching us. But I won't name names.     "Hey, I need your help," I said to them. "I'm doing ...

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Funny Misunderstood Song Lyrics

Years ago, my husband, was surprised to discover that the actual title to Tom Petty's song was Running Down a Dream. "I always thought it was I'm Running Down the Drain," he told me. "I thought it was about a guy who slit his wrists and was standing there watching his blood ...

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A Prince Tribute From a Non-Fan

I feel a little guilty writing a tribute of sorts about Prince, because I definitely never considered myself a fan (although we do share the same birthday). When Prince hit the scene in full-force, I was a teenager and in that mindset that the music I listened to was my identity. ...

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Chattahoochee Country Club

Rachel, who got married to Alex outdoors at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville, Georgia, is one hip bride. When she and her mother and MIL initially met with me, Rachel said that she loved Elton John and Billy Joel, which was great news for me (especially the Billy Joel part). ...

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Flip-Flop, Starfish, and Nautical Beach Wedding Favors

Beach wedding favors of flip-flops, starfish, or nautical symbols are perfect for a coastal town or destination wedding. Whether you're getting married on the beach, having a bridal shower with a beach theme, or getting married in a coastal town, These cute and practical beach wedding favors can be a fun ...

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Funny Wedding Cake Toppers

If you're a fun-loving couple with a sense of humor, you might want to consider having a funny topper for your wedding cake. It personalizes your wedding, gives your guests a good smile, and makes a nice keepsake for years to come. There are so many different categories of humorous cake ...

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Wedding Favor Seed Packets

I didn't even know that seed packets were a popular wedding favor until I was doing some research to find a new blog post topic. But now that I know, I think it's a great idea! Seed packets are inexpensive, don't cause clutter, and are truly a "gift that keeps ...

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Wedding Photo Albums 4×6

Weddings mean photos -- and usually LOTS of them! A 4x6 wedding photo album (or two) is a quick and fairly inexpensive way to keep your special photos sorted, safe, and accessible. Even if you get an album from your wedding photographer, you might want to also have a smaller album ...

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