Where I Get My Strength

 

This is how I stay strong.

This is how I survive.

This is where I get my peace.

This is what gives me grace.

It’s a Landslide! Book Covers (probably) Picked!

You guys are SO AWESOME!!!

It was a landslide as to the ones you all liked the best, which made it nice and easy for me because those were the ones I liked best too! Woo hoo!

That doesn’t mean I still don’t want you to vote if you haven’t yet. There’s plenty of time to make tweaks or change something up, but here’s what we ended up with (the back cover is on the left).

The red is a little faded looking because it’s saved as a jpeg right now, but in real life it’s brighter.

Front and Back Cover of Book Mock-up

Sincerely, thank you so much for the help and please keep the comments coming if you have suggestions. And remember, the logo is just a placeholder and the empty white space is for the bar code, so it’s not quite 100% yet.

Love you guys!!!!

POLL TIME AGAIN! Help me pick my book covers!

 

You guys were AMAZING during my last poll! And it was a dead heat between 1 and 3–exactly the same number of votes. So, I thought I’d use both pics. One for the cover, one for the back cover.

Let me know what you like and PLEASE feel free to comment and offer suggestions. I want these covers to kick ass! 🙂

Thanks again!

Option 1, Front Cover:

 

Option 2, Front Cover:

 

Option 3, Front Cover:


Please keep in mind that the logo and barcode are just placeholders and so is the text on the back cover. I just put them there for spacing purposes. 🙂

 

Option 1, Back Cover:

 

Option 2, Back Cover:


POLL TIME!!!! Let me know what you like!

 

THANK YOU!! XOXOXOXOXXOXOXOX

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MY DARLING FRIENDS (and Happy Holidays!)

I discovered the most amazing blessing today and I wanted to share it with you guys.

I started going through all of my Facebook posts and blog posts from this year and I noticed all the people who had left beautiful, supportive and loving comments for my family and me.

And because of those comments I started writing up a post that specifically mentioned a bunch of people who had been particularly wonderful to me this year. What I realized, and what the true blessing is, is that the list was so long that it would take me 15 hours to write it.

What an amazing gift to be given by your friends.

My intention had been to name each of you, one by one, and thank you very specifically for the help or love or encouragement or support that you had given me. But the list was, quite frankly, a bit daunting. Because of that long list, I’ve never been happier.

That God has blessed me with friends who come out in such a strong force to keep me encouraged and out of a depressive hole of blackness is quite amazing to me.

It’s very important for me to let you guys know, that every smiley-face, every heart, every hands held together in prayer, every snarky or sarcastic comment, every lovely and supportive comment, every comment telling me that I was going to kick ass, every precious thought, emoji, gif, picture, you name it… has meant the world to me and lifted me up when I really needed it.

While I wish I had those 15 hours to name every one of you specifically and just how you helped me right when I needed it, I hope that this note will suffice because without the loving support, or the super-funny laughs, or the occasional ass kicking, I know without hesitation I could not have made it through this year. Your love and your prayers supported me and gave me more strength that I knew I had.

So let me end by saying this: When I say love you in a comment or a post, I mean it with my heart. When I say thank you, I mean it with everything I have. When I call you sweetie or doll or darling it’s because that’s how I’m truly feeling in that moment. When I send you hugs it’s because I really wish that I could hug you.

You all have made this year, which could have been my last, more beautiful for my heart than I ever could have dreamt. That’s the best gift of all. If I got coal in my stocking and a note from Santa that said, “Fuck you,” that would be okay at this point because all of you have given me a gift everyday and sometimes even more than once a day.

Know this, I love you guys and you are always in my prayers. Regardless of what you are celebrating this holiday season may you be blessed with joy and love throughout every moment of it.

With all of my heart…

Naughtiness that won’t surprise you!

Me. Age 1. Need I say more?

Smokes and a beer; age 1. Woo hoo!

My friend turned my pic into a meme. Ha!

…now it’s all starting to make sense, right???