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Need Help Decorating? How About Adding An Eclectic Vintage Flare?

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I hear it all the time.Where did you find that piece?If you like a mix of jewel tones and dusty colours, timeworn or handmade textiles, and collected objects that create a lived-in feel. Think Paris flea markets, Granny’s teacups, the film Grey Gardens then you'll like this post.


Can you help me redecorate?My answer is always, of course. Can you wait a few years?




Between writing books, blogs, marketing, fitness competition training and being a full-time mom, I can fit it in.

No, but really, I love to hear it.
It's sweet, and I love that people enjoy my quirky taste. Unfortunately, I can't re-decorate all of my friend's homes, so I will share where I do my shopping.

Dun Dun Dun Duhhh...
Antique Shops, Second hand stores and believe it or not Pawn Shops and Ontario has plenty.
And just in case your wondering what I mean by eclectic vintage flare. It's basically a rich, layered look combining flea-market finds, furniture designs from various time periods (namely Victorian…

Magnificent Snowy Day To Curl Up By The Fire With a Cozy Mystery by Jill Behe! Oh & Win an Amazon $25 Giftcard

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So this morning I woke up to large fat, snowflakes falling from the sky. It’s like fluffy feathers, covering the trees and lawn in a cold white blanket.

And while the dedicated few, like my own hubby, are forced to shovel and trudge through the slippery white stuff, risking the roads, a few of us Ontarians are taking a snow day. Hurray! Even though I have a little one and write at home and snow days don’t really exist for me I still get caught up in the excitement of pj’s, hot chocolate, snuggles by the fire, and good books.
Today the lovely Jill Behe is visiting my blog and she’s giving away an amazon giftcard, perhaps you could use it to buy one of her new cozy mysteries. Freezer Burn looks like the perfect book to read on this lovely snowy day?!


So don’t’ forget to enter the Rafflecopter below before you bundle up for a walk in the white stuff. Maybe you’ll win, then you can come home to a hot cup of tea, a cozy blanket and choose a good book.

P.s – Drop me a line and say hello.…

CURSE OF THE PURPLE DELHI SAPPHIRE Nominated for Preditors & Editors 2015 Mystery Novel of the Year

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Guess what?
The second book in my TEMPLE OF INDRA mystery series, CURSE OF THE PURPLE DELHI SAPPHIRE has been nominated in the 2015 mystery category of the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. 
Which means I need your votes!~ I'm currently in second place.
Please take a moment and go to the Preditors & Editors site and vote for my novel. Only one book in each category is allowed. Here are step-by-step directions to make it as easy as possible for you:

Go to http://critters.org/predpoll/novelmys.shtmlScroll down to Print/Electronic Mystery Novel published in 2015Click the circle next to CURSE OF THE PURPLE DELHI SAPPHIRE (3rd from the top)Scroll further down the page.Type name in the box labeled “Your Full Name.”Type email address(Preditors & Editors does not keep your e-mail address on file. They just need it to confirm your vote.)Important: Type in the author of the book pictured below the white comment box. Try not to click on enlarge it if you can read it on the small boo…