Keeping a Glass Shower Door Looking New

At our old home, our glass shower door ended up with some type of film on it. So when we prepared our home to sell, we had to replace it 🙁   In our new home, we don’t want to run into that problem, so I investigated what we could do to make this glass […]

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Pork Fried Rice

  When we make pork tenderloin on the grill, we always end up with leftover pork. So I make pork fried rice with it. You’ll need:   leftover pork, cut into bite sized pieces Trader Joes vegetable fried rice in the freezer section two eggs lightly whipped soy sauce     Heat up a skillet, […]

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Where to Start a Scene?

Sometimes, I have no idea where to start a scene. Don’t let that stop you from writing the scene! Don’t forget the seat-in-the-chair rule 🙂 I usually put a comment at the beginning of the scene, giving myself ideas about where to start. Then I plunge into the scene ~ just write. By the time […]

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Re-Upholster Swivel Chair

Now that chair would be perfect for a young girl, but we wanted a more sophisticated look. On a budget! So I found a fabric I loved. The thicker fabric you use, the tougher it will be to re-upholster, but the more durable it will be in the long term. I took a chance on […]

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Layer Emotion into Scenes

  Emotions are the key to connecting the reader with your story.   Ask yourself why the character feels this way. Then expand all description you already have. To go deeper, ask yourself how does your character FEEL about what just happened? Now go back and remove all words that convey emotion by telling (like […]

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Place one or two pork tenderloins (most grocery stores sell these BOGO every 6 weeks or so) in a ziploc baggie in the evening. Add: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar Squish it all together and put in refrigerator for 24 hours or 48 hours. Grill and enjoy! (Thanks […]

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