May Release Sneak Peek #3


Happy Spring! Well, for most of you out there that do not live in New England. Maybe we are being punished for hoarding Tom Brady… I am willing to give him up. I mean, it would be hard, but he’s pretty, he’ll be fine. This is getting ridiculous. Uncle!

In the spirit of sunshine, I give you one of my favorite new releases for May.

This highlights two of my requirements for being my friend. Silliness and snacks. There are other things like loyalty, open mindedness, kindness, and a thorough knowledge of Mike Myers movies, ¬†but they fall lower down on the list…

This one makes me smile just thinking about the people that I am going to send it to, I hope it does that for you too!
What are your requirements?



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May release sneak peek #2

dadcard-sneakpeekCan I get a drumroll please?! Or a parade maybe? (Fanfare! We’re gonna need some fanfare over here!)

It only took me 12 years to write this card for dads. For my dad, specifically.

It is not because my dad is not wonderful and amazing or because our relationship is complicated and I had a hard time approaching the subject, or because I thought he didn’t need to be told how much I appreciate him in 3 lines or fewer.

It’s because I was stumped.

For 12 years.

Stumped! Every time I sat down to write something thoughtful and meaningful without being sappy or clich√©, I came up blank. When I tried to be funny, I hit themes that had been done before, or were not universal enough. Then I realized why most Father’s Day cards (that I have totally bought!) say: “Dad, You’re the Best!”.

Which is, at root, (finally!) what I am trying to say here. Dad, you’re the best.

But also, I am better because you are.

So this one’s dedicated to my #1 blog reader, Mike Standley. Thanks for always having the ladder handy. I love you. (Sorry your card took so long.)

What do you think? Got a star-hanger in your life?