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New News – Welcome to the Inside Scoop!

New News – Welcome to the Inside Scoop!

Since most lists have at least three points, here are mine:

Uno, thank you for opening this new post. Whether you’re stretching your way to getting out of bed, busy making breakfast, lounging with your café, hustlin’ on a treadmill, waiting in a line, watching TV you’re not really into, or winding down before you zonk out, I am grateful you clicked here. 

B, a writer friend reminded me that my email list has only been used for alerting you about new blog posts and that you might want to hear about other insider things going on with me. I’m not sure I’m that interesting, but I’m ready to change up my blog routine a bit.

Behold, I am Doing a Nuevo Thing

I realize that string of words originally belonged to God, but I’m borrowing them for a minute.

My tertiary point… I also realize you may or may not want to read a full blog post every time you hear from me. 

That’s why I’m starting an inside scoop email/newsletter/thingy that won’t have a blog post attached. It will rotate with my blog posts, every other time, but it will only be an email.

And it’s only for you, my email list readers. It won’t be here on my blog, and it won’t be on social media, but it will be short and to the point. Just an email with some fun, thought-provoking, helpful or entertaining words.

And the Contents?

You know… insider scoop stuff. It might include one or more of the following: 

  • Something I’ve learned or joined.
  • A new book or movie I loved.
  • A contest or giveaway.
  • A plea for help with the title for my future book. 
  • A press release or news announcement before the public hears.
  • A fun decluttering hack in my home.
  • A section of one of my chapters. Just for you, my faithful readers.
  • A question I need help with.
  • A short note and some pics about a recent vacation.
  • An avocado recipe? You never know.
  • An announcement about a fellow author’s new book.
  • A top 5 list of some of my recent favorites.
  • A joke, riddle, or brain-teaser.
  • A short survey, with you in mind.
  • An organizing trick I’m trying in my new business.

What it Will Not Include:

Political rhetoric or anything that has to do with politics. Pretty sure we’ve all had enough of that to last us a lifetime. Glory.

Religious mumbo-jumbo. I am a Christian, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stand on a box of soap and preach my guts out to people just looking for a good avocado and a new way to declutter their garages.

You’re welcome.

New house, 2018. Overwhelmed and underpaid.

The point is, since you are my people, I want you to be the first to know what’s going on with my writing, with my organizing business, and in my life.

Gracias

Thank you for sticking with me, even if my subject matter doesn’t always interest you as much as you had hoped. 

I am truly grateful for you. As a reader, you vote with your clicks. You choose to donate a few minutes of your time to reading my thoughts, and I don’t take it for granted.

Also, thank you for forwarding my words to another human who might benefit from my stories. Word of mouth feels as slow as a sloth, but is usually the most powerful and helpful avenue. 

Photo by Meg Jerrard on Unsplash



I’ll see you next time in The Inside Scoop!

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In case you missed the last few posts:

Family-Friendly Flicks to Watch at Home with the Kids This Weekend

Quickly Saving Drowning Memories, One Wet Photo at a Time

When Daily Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

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15 Favorite Family-Friendly Flicks to Watch at Home With the Kids This Weekend

15 Favorite Family-Friendly Flicks to Watch at Home With the Kids This Weekend

There are tons of great animated movies that we adults can love right alongside the littles, but this is a list of our family’s favorite real-life flicks when our kids were in elementary and middle school. Depending on your strict meter, most of these are for ages 8/10 and up, and they’re all rated G… Continue Reading

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When Daily Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

When Daily Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

Lesson #1 Around ten years old I got ushered to a piano bench by a concert pianist. She seemed kind, I was cluelessly optimistic, and my parents paid good money for the woman to deal with me for two years. If you don’t know my family, my father also earned the title of a concert… Continue Reading

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Home Sweet Trailer in Baja: Abraham’s Forever Faith in My Face

Home Sweet Trailer in Baja: Abraham’s Forever Faith in My Face

I am no longer a journaler.  Journaler? That’s a weird word. I engaged my pens decades ago, especially when the subject matter revolved around boys, but then I tapered.  Since then I’ve started and stopped more than start-stop technology in city traffic, but I just can’t get into it. So now I use them as… Continue Reading

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Corner Office Syndrome as a Boss: When it’s Always Lonely at the Top of the Business or Ministry

Corner Office Syndrome as a Boss: When it’s Always Lonely at the Top of the Business or Ministry

A few years ago I reported the results of a missionary survey I did and was surprised by their answers. (Especially when they matched mine.) With global loneliness at an all-time high, I thought I’d take a closer look into the phenomenon where some people might not look. The old cliché, “It’s lonely at the… Continue Reading

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All I Want for Christmas This Year is a Book. And Star Wars Baby Yoda.

All I Want for Christmas This Year is a Book. And Star Wars Baby Yoda.

If Christmas prep has you clicking your orders more than shopping in stores, this post is for you.  Check out these popular, high-ranking books for everyone on your mostly-always-nice list. Or buy them for yourself and call it a day. Merry Christmas to you! (Happy Reminder: when you purchase from my links, Amazon throws me… Continue Reading

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Simple Family Thanksgiving Ideas: Goodies & Gifts to Keep it Basic This Year

Simple Family Thanksgiving Ideas: Goodies & Gifts to Keep it Basic This Year

Raise your hand if you’re tired. Same here. And yet, most of us want a cozy space and a fun Turkey Day, so we press on. Here are a few items to bring the Thanksgiving spirit, help you keep the kids out of the kitchen while the goodness cooks, and usher in rad memories.  Click… Continue Reading

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Kicked Out of the Bank: When Rejection Suddenly Strikes You and Your Family

Kicked Out of the Bank: When Rejection Suddenly Strikes You and Your Family

A few years into Baja living, my husband learned to roll with the inconvenient punches, knew exactly how to pay all the bills in person, and understood the cultural norms.  But of all the places we visited in the city, going to a Mexican bank never felt fun.  Funky restaurants? Yes.  The Italian gelato shop?… Continue Reading

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I Got Laid Off, He Got The Rona: 5 Things We Did to Recover

After a rough July and August, I put all my hope in the September basket that life would mellow out. But in the first week of the new month, I got laid off from my job and our oldest son got you-know-what. When he first came home from an afternoon of swimming, eating too much,… Continue Reading

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Optimists and Their Kryptonite: Why Blowing Sunshine Doesn’t Always Work

Just because I normally see my kombucha bottle as half full doesn’t mean I don’t get sad when it’s empty.  A large portion of optimists I know tend to be funny, super friendly, or both. One friend said she’s the funniest on social media when she’s depressed or going through muck.  Another posts closeup pics… Continue Reading

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