At the beach

Long Overdue Vacation in Portugal: Pictures and More Pictures

On our long overdue vacation to Portugal to visit family (it’s been four years!), we’ve kept busy trying to get in everything we’ve missed.

Ideas for Flying with Young Children

Get Ready to Fly! Ideas for Flying with Young Children

For this trip, we were taking only four children. Sound easy? Well, maybe so with this list of flying essentials.

I Almost Didn't Get Married in Gibraltar

I Almost Didn’t Get Married in Gibraltar

I’ve mentioned a few times how difficult it was to get married in Gibraltar, and some of you have asked about the story. Well, here’s the scoop!

Cowboys Can't Lie by Rachel Branton

Sneak Preview: Chapter 1 of Cowboys Can’t Lie

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get rid of the woodpeckers

I’m Hoping This Will Get Rid of the Woodpeckers

I have a woodpecker problem, to today I hung scare tape, a fake owl, and cleaned off the deck. So does it work?

How I got my child to flush in less than a day

How I Got My Child to Flush in Less Than a Day

Teaching Lisbon to flush was easy! Now I have more time to write.

How I got my child to stay in her own bed

How I Got My Child to Stay in Her Own Bed

Desperate for a little more sleep, I decided to do something about the fact that my five-year-old doesn’t stay in her own bed and wakes me up every single night at least three times.

Sketches (Colony 6, Book 1) by Teyla Branton

Cover Reveal for Sketches, Colony Six # 1

Yippee! It’s here, and the cover reflects one of my favorite scenes from the book.

Sneak Peek of Sketches (Colony Six, Book 1)

Sneak Peek of Sketches (Colony Six, Book 1)

It’s been a lot of fun exploring and inventing this new world. Here is a sneak peek of the first chapter. Enjoy!

Portuguese Mil Folhas

Portuguese Pastry Mil Folhas Part 2

I’ve posted about my foray in to making mil folhas, and it didn’t go so well. But I REALLY love these pastries, and I’ve never been a quitter. So I tried again.