Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Kindle

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:



For K, I've chosen a device I never thought I'd use. I swore that there was only one way to read a book...



Nothing could compare to the feeling of turning the page, I said, of holding a book in my hand. But then my husband bought me one of these for my birthday a couple of years ago.


A Kindle can hold an endless number of books, all in one easy-to-carry format. You can download samples and read a chapter or so before committing to paying for a book. Best of all, you can pre-order a book and, long after you've forgotten about it, you'll open your Kindle one day and there it will be.


Plus, with a Kindle, you can adjust the font so if the text is to small, just  make it bigger.

Do you read books on an electronic device or the old-fashioned way?






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30 Days of No Gossip by Stephanie Faris

30 Days of No Gossip

by Stephanie Faris

Giveaway ends April 30, 2014.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

J is for Jeans

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:


When I worked in an office, I dressed up every day. Jeans were saved for casual Friday.


Once I began writing full-time, though, I learned when you work from home, your wardrobe is often a pair of yoga pants and a T-shirt. Over time, though, I evolved to a new dress code. My closet is now full of denim.


The person in charge where I used to work hated jeans. So I feel like wearing them is a sign of my independence.

But that means when I do have a special occasion, I have a closet full of jeans. That's when you pull out your fancy, BLING JEANS!



What's your work wardrobe?





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30 Days of No Gossip by Stephanie Faris

30 Days of No Gossip

by Stephanie Faris

Giveaway ends April 30, 2014.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

I is for iPhone

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:


It's my constant companion, wherever I am during the day. It's by my side when I work, sleep, eat, and rest. What is it?



It's my iPhone!


Is it an indulgence? Not in itself. But it holds a large number of indulgences in one place.

They say the next iPhone will be even better. I'm counting the months until its fall release. This is just someone's guess of how it will look, but doesn't it look fun?



Do you feel your smartphone is an indulgence?




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30 Days of No Gossip by Stephanie Faris

30 Days of No Gossip

by Stephanie Faris

Giveaway ends April 30, 2014.
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

H is for Handwriting

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:


Today I'm talking about something I love but rarely, rarely do anymore: handwriting.

Is there anything more beautiful than the sight of a page full of beautiful cursive?


In school, I always had handwriting envy. I'd see someone with really cool script and want to copy it. Now I hear they're taking cursive out of school. The kids will be missing so much fun.


Do you think cursive is an important thing for children to learn? Should it be taught along with other subjects?

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30 Days of No Gossip by Stephanie Faris

30 Days of No Gossip

by Stephanie Faris

Giveaway ends April 30, 2014.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

G is for Gossip

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is



Of course, the reason I chose "indulgences" as my theme is in celebration of my book release, 30 Days of No Gossip.


Sadly, I couldn't go 30 days without gossip. I love getting together with friends and former co-workers for a good, hearty round of gossip.



Unfortunately, gossip is fun unless someone is getting hurt. That's why it's always fun to gossip about celebrities. They'll never know we're talking about them and, even if they did, they're richer and prettier than the rest of us, so they'll just figure out we're jealous and laugh it off.



Do you gossip? Be honest!

Monday, April 07, 2014

F is for Freestyle

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:



I chose Freestyle.

I'll bet you have no idea where I'm going with this.

When I say "Freestyle," I'm referring to the coolest machine on the planet (aside from iPhones and laptops...)


I actually would choose to dine at one place over another if I knew they had a Coca Cola Freestyle machine.

Pick a cup, pour your ice, then choose from more than 100 drink options. If you select Diet Coke, for instance, you can have Diet Vanilla Coke, Diet Cherry Coke, Diet Cherry Vanilla Coke, Diet Orange Coke, Diet Raspberry Coke, etc.

Don't like soda? That's okay. You can choose from different flavors of water and Minute Maid lemonade. Raspberry lemonade is yummy.



Have you ever tried one of these machines? What did you think?