This is the story of a girl who was teased about her hair. So, she tried to fix it. She did what all the cool kids in the 80’s did and she permed her already curly hair. Not only was it fried and more frizzy than before, but her hair now smelled like a chemical…

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When I started the process of creating my first book, Make it Happen, I knew nothing about writing books! But, with my magazine publishing background, I knew that I’d likely have some knowledge (and strong opinions) about covers. People often judge actual books by their covers, and a great cover is one that matches the heart of…

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Get this: a garden, by definition, is a planned space set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. And a gardener, by definition, is someone who tends and cultivates a garden. So, if you are growing plants, whether in a raised bed or a couple pots of herbs, guess what? You’re a…

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I’m so pumped about this series, I wrote you a poem! Oh, friends, today is gonna be fun! Welcome to part 2 of Gardening 101. Here’s part 1 if you’re just digging in. Today we’re gonna talk seeds, supplies, and sources for your garden. Well, I may not be the greatest poet, but I sure…

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Spring doesn’t officially start until March 20th, but it has been unseasonably warm here in North Carolina. Lots of things are blooming a full month early. We are likely getting snow over the weekend, so you may see me out with blankets and a hair dryer trying to protect all my early-blooming plants. Seriously. My…

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