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Quizzes and Puppies!

posted on April 21, 2009 by Catherine Mann

Yes, I admit it, I enjoy those cute little quizzes on line… you know, the ones like “Find Your Star Wars Name” and “What Kind of Car Are You?” In fact, I may have spent more time today online looking some up when I should have been writing or cleaning. However, I can’t help but…

Contest Winner!

posted on April 21, 2009 by Catherine Mann

Hey there! Congrats to HouseMouse on winning the autographed copy of PERFECT TARGET!! (E-mail confirmation has been sent your way.) I’m packaging up the prize now. Stay tuned for more contests…. Cheers!!

How many cupcakes…

posted on April 19, 2009 by Catherine Mann

I’ve been pondering how many cupcakes a mother bakes during the first 18 years of her children’s lives. About 8 billion I think. I know I baked over 100 yesterday for my son’s confirmation class. (He turns 16 this weekend and still loves cupcakes, thank goodness!) I found myself really taking my time with these…

TGIF Contest!

posted on April 18, 2009 by Catherine Mann

It’s Friday, and I gotta confess that I’m totally exhausted and brain-dead. I have nothing funny or witty or insightful to offer up. 🙂 So I’m going to run a quick contest instead! My dear friend Stephanie Newton celebrated the release of her first book last month – PERFECT TARGET, Love Inspired Romantic Suspense. For…

Soggy Cell Phone

posted on April 16, 2009 by Catherine Mann

Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Youngest ds had lost his cell phone for a week. Sadly, I found it today when I took his laundry OUT of the washer. Sigh. We go through so many darn cell phones in our family. (Pool dunking, canoeing gone awry, jumping in the ocean, washer, washer, washer…) We’re all so spread out around…

Cravings!!

posted on April 15, 2009 by Catherine Mann

Okay, let me start off by stating for the record I’m NOT pregnant! (Just in case you were mislead by the “Cravings” title of this blog.) I was recently reading a friend’s blog and it got me thinking about food cravings. (She’s not pregnant either btw!) Anita is from Italy, now an American citizen and…

Parenting Confession – and TV marathons

posted on April 13, 2009 by Catherine Mann

My flyboy husband and I have four kids, ranging from 20-14 years. We try our best to be good parents, but, well, parenting confession – we totally love TV around here. We have at least one TV running all the time (except during meal time – that’s our absolute sancrosact family time.) In particular, my…

Winners! (And what are you reading?)

posted on April 13, 2009 by Catherine Mann

Hey there! I just plucked out the three winners’ names and have mailed their prize – signed copy of BET ME, an anthology by Debra Webb, Joanne Rock and yours truly! Winners have been sent an e-mail notification and should have their book by the end of the week. Thanks bunches for entering! I was…

Happy Easter!

posted on April 12, 2009 by Catherine Mann

Happy Easter, everyone! Every year my husband traditionally buys me an Easter lily. He knows I just love the strong and lush fragrance – and I particularly appreciate that I get to continue to enjoy the flower year after year. While we lived in Louisiana, my hubby discovered he could plant the Easter lily and…

Exotic Locales

posted on April 11, 2009 by Catherine Mann

Many folks say they read romance novels for the escape… the feeling of leaving day-to-day life behind and diving into the thrilling world of the hero and heroine. I know I sure enjoy that aspect of reading – as long as I can still envision myself as being in the heroine’s shoes. In my current…