Dear friends,

Happy New Year to you!! 

I haven’t written a newsletter in a very long time having resolved most of my communications to Facebook posts. Knowing that Facebook’s algorithms doesn’t assure all who want to see your posts actually see them along with knowing I have friends who are not active on Facebook, I thought I should perhaps get back to doing a newsletter. At least, do a quarterly newsletter! I suspect many of you are like me and get way too many emails to keep up with, too! Perhaps a newsletter from me four times a year will not be too often. But also please know that if you choose to no longer subscribe to my newsletters you will NOT hurt my feelings! There is a place to unsubscribe at the bottom of this newsletter.

I’m in the midst of a huge season of CHANGE as many of you know following the passing of my dear mamma, step-dad and precious little dachshund Lady – all in the past three months! So I’m beginning my new year learning to navigate a new schedule!

I’ve been updating and simplifying my website. I still have more planned but do visit from time to time if you would like to see what’s happening. Check out the various pages! Such as…

RETREATS…Stay tuned for the dates for my October Your Beautiful Escape beach retreat. I’m still working with the condo manager on the details. If you’re in the north Texas area, you might want to learn more about my Refuel Your Heart retreats that are totally customizable and on YOUR timeline and happen at our Tanglewood timeshare on Lake Texoma. And I will soon be introducing a four-hour day retreat at our ranch called COLOR YOUR WORLDSCAPE.  

CONSULTING…I love to help other women explore their ideas and goals and share my resources and inspirations! 

SPEAKER …I welcome opportunities to talk about my mamma and the last lesson she taught me in her final months and days! I’ve titled this page “Add a splash of color and passion to your life” – mamma’s secret sauce to the art of aging!  

SHOP…all of my books and products can be purchased on my website. Of course, you can find my books on Amazon, too. And you can request any bookstore to order them if they are not stocked regularly. My books are printed and distributed by Ingram, which is where bookstores order their books! 

WHAT’S NEW …I’ve added this page to my website so I can point out what’s new or coming soon and site visitors can get a quick sneak peek. 


My latest book is A DACHSHUND TALE. This sweet gorgeous book was written in those first sorrowful days following the passing of my little Lady. I sincerely hope its pages bring comfort and inspiration to others who are grieving the loss of their furry beloved. You can pre-order the book till January 31st at the special discounted price of $14.95 on my website. Its regular retail price starting February 1st will be $18.95. You can pre-order at www.LearnedFromDog.com

AND THERE’S MORE!!! A companion KEEPSAKE JOURNAL is in the works! I’ve titled it A FURRY FRIEND! It’s journaling pages are full-color and lined and feature many of the gorgeous and adorable graphics from A DACHSHUND TALE but designed in a way that it’s suitable to tell the story of ANY furry friend – not just doggies. 

And there’s news of some fun COMING SOON items!  

JOT JOURNALS! The entire Color Your World Journal Series will soon also be available in an adorable purse-sized format!

And a new coloring book is coming in this New Year...COLOR-N-DOODLE YOUR WORLD with 24 original coloring pages PLUS pages to doodle your own!

FINALLY, for those of you who are active on Facebook, you are welcome to follow my AUTHOR PAGE where I post daily inspirational posts and journaling prompts. And join my groups… REFUEL YOUR HEART for taking virtual retreats to find encouraging quote posts, HAVE LIPSTICK WILL TRAVEL exclusively for women and my newest group CAN FIND HAPPY where I’ll be posting daily blogs as I traverse the year to get a deeper understanding of HAPPY – my word of intention for 2019. 

That about covers my news for the New Year this winter! Oh! I did forget to mention starting in February I will be a Country Lifestyle monthly columnist for North Texas Farm and Ranch Magazine! And getting paid for it! Woohoo!

I wish you all a New Year filled with lots of happy adventures my friends! 

Until spring… 




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