Category Archives: Love

Who Knew I Had So Much to Say?

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, this happened before I knew it.  This is blog post number 100!  It’s been over a couple of years, and there’s many favorite posts I’d love to mention. My very first one was titled … Continue reading

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What Do You Mean You Don’t Want to be Trussed Up Like a Turkey?

Hi there guys and dolls!  Today’s blog is about clothing, or rather what shall I do in my own world and in my own way.  Now as many of my long term, faithful friends have known, not only do my … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Nope — A Hooky Day for You!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, whew — the girls (Andrea and Heather) do keep me busy.  It’s been a big time of flurry and then hurry up and wait.  They’ve been doing interviews, reviews, lining up personal appearances, finding … Continue reading

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Taking 5 with Lyla

Hi there, guys and dolls!  This month’s Take 5 is a sad, but blessed one all the same.  Andrea and Heather here, taking over again for Barbara Jean.  We want to tell you about a dear friend and fellow Cozy … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Creative Pasts

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today, Andrea and Heather are taking over the blog.  Seems like spring and Easter have given them pause to think about rebirth and resurrection, not only in the symbolic and religious senses, but also of … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Gotta Laugh

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Welcome back to my weekly blog — nice to see you.  Today, I’m going to talk about having a sense of humor — even at the most awkward of times.  My girls, Andrea and Heather … Continue reading

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Do I Have a Couple of Days for You!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today, I’m California Dreaming.  I’d like to share with you a few  of my favorite places and things to do in the Santa Barbara region.  Andrea and Heather, the two behind yours truly, Barbara Jean … Continue reading

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And I Meant Every Word

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today, let’s talk about reading — or shall I say how I read now that I am a professional writer.  Read along and I’ll share with you how things change for the better. I’ve always … Continue reading

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Just One More Thing…..

Hi there, guys and dolls!  So happy to state that I’m almost ready to type THE END on the second Poppy Cove Mysteries, under the working title of DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN.  Pretty much just wrapping up the end … Continue reading

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Friends, Indeed!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Andrea and Heather here again, talking to you about something that has become very dear to our hearts.  Our friendships — new, rekindled and those who have been on the journey for the duration.  We … Continue reading

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