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Named after Disney musketeer Annette Funicelo, I am a huge Disney fan. In fact, my hubby and I recently celebrated our 35th anniversary at DisneyWorld.
I was very young when I learned the power of the written word!
My very southern mamma gave me my first journal when I was ten years old and instructed me to record my blessings. This was during our journey from Georgia to Texas when we were basically homeless with very little money. Using my journal to recognize and honor the blessings of each day allowed me to see what we had rather than what we didn’t have.
A lifetime of journal keeping would become the inspiration for hundreds of fun-yet-insightful columns published by Texas newspapers, parenting magazines, websites and bloggers.
My first published essay was a guest column in the Dallas Morning News after my only child left for college. That’s when I went from a brand new empty nest mom wondering what in the heck I was going to do next to a prolific published writer.
Nowadays, I’m the author and publisher of books, journals and coloring books for women and children. I host retreats that provide women with an oasis to decompress, rediscover their inner child and to learn what their hearts desire most. I host coloring parties to provide community and opportunity for women to relieve their stress by playing with colors! And I’ve started a Journal of the Month Club to provide encouragement and tools for women to record their ideas, feelings, experiences, memories and all of the important details of their lives.
I live on a cattle ranch with my husband John, dachshund Lady and lots of cows. I can drive a tractor but only if I’m wearing a fresh coat of lipstick and it’s not my pedicure day!