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Bits Day


  1. Did you play any sports in high school? If so, what?
  2. Did you play an instrument as a kid? If so, what and can you still play it?
  3. Favorite color?
  4. Favorite restaurant to go for dinner?

Have a great weekend!

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Pop In

Prom dress shopping today…be back tomorrow!

(where does the time go???????)

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Question Time

I feel like asking more questions today. ūüôā

  1. What’s the most recent¬†“just because” you’ve¬†received?
  2. Last time you sent someone something “just because” and what was it?
  3. Funniest thing your pet does?
  4. Weirdest thing your pet does?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Genre Time

open bookA few book-related questions for today.

  1. What is your normal go-to genre? Why?
  2. What is your second go-to genre?
  3. Have you ever reached for something way outside your reading comfort zone and found yourself pleasantly surprised? If so what was it and what appealed to you?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Three Things

Although it’s technically still the weekend on account of being President’s¬†Day, I’m going to do my Three Things today, anyway. My girls had a “sister weekend” at DD # 1’s school, so DH and I continued on down the road to Lancaster County,¬† PA for a research weekend. Lancaster being Lancaster had its calming effects on the whole process and turned it into a mini getaway that had me learning stuff I needed to learn and having fun.

So here we go:

On the learning side, I knew a lot from my countless research trips to the area in the past. But, as always, I stumbled across something I hadn’t known before which will invariably be my jumping-off point for Amish # 6…which I’ll get to after my surprise project and the real reason for the research (yup, I’m being cryptic–for now) trip.¬† I snapped some very cool and interesting pictures over the two days, many of which I’ll share with readers in the weeks and months ahead. Those shots will be more interesting than this one…


While there, we stopped in a few Amish shops. These homemade whoopee pies looked too good to pass up…


On Sunday afternoon, we stopped in one of my favorite towns–Lititz. While there, we found a Speakeasy that required a password to get in. DH, being quick on his feet, gave one that got us in. ūüôā


So that’s my three.¬† Your turn.

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Friday Kind of Bits

Bits time!

  1. You’ve got 24 hours to be any animal in the world? What do you choose and why?
  2. Last TV show or movie that got you misty-eyed?
  3. Last TV show or movie that made you laugh out loud?
  4. Last non-healthy treat you consumed?

Enjoy your weekend!

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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A Sprinkle of Inspiration, Perhaps?

I thought I’d share some writing quotes with all of you today. And in the event some of you have given some thought to trying your hand at writing a book, maybe one of them will inspire you…









Thoughts? Feedback? Questions?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Piling Up

I’m back. I intended to post yesterday, but I was wiped out after my daughter’s shadow day at one of her college choices on Monday evening, and I didn’t have a ton of energy yesterday.

So, what’s been going on around here…

  1. I’m working on copy edits for 30 Second Death (Tobi Tobias Mystery # 2).
  2. I’m planning a quick 24-hour research trip to Lancaster County so I’ve been making a few tour reservations.
  3. I’m getting a little blue about the thought of my youngest going off to college.
  4. Every time I turn around, something else is being added to my calendar over the next few months. March is going to be one busy, busy month.
  5. DH and I went to a show for Valentine’s Day last night.
  6. There’s both too much and not enough chocolate in the house right now.
  7. I need to get back to the gym. I haven’t been there in a full week and it’s driving me¬†nuts.
  8. I have a hankering to start trying one new dinner recipe a week. Not sure why, other than getting bored with the old standbys.

I think that about covers things for now. Anything cool (or simply busy-worthy) going on/coming up for any of you?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Three Things

Yet another weekend has come and gone, giving me three things I can share in its aftermath.

DH and I saw A Dog’s Purpose on Friday night. I really enjoyed it. I found it to be hopeful more than sad…


I spent time on Saturday keeping my readers up to date on the reviews being posted by bloggers for Death in Advertising.¬†¬† Here are a few of them (click on them if you’d like to read)…

Lisa K’s Book Reviews

Bibliophile Reviews

Dru’s Book Musing


On Sunday, I accompanied DD # 2 and two of her friends into the city via the train. It was snowing pretty heavily on the way to the train station but turned to rain during the ride.


DD #2 saved up her money and took her two best friends to see Waitress on Broadway.  While they were in the show, I met up with DH for a late lunch.

So that’s my weekend.

Now it’s your turn…

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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Late Bits

Yup, I’m late today. Sorry about that. However, I didn’t want to miss our latest bits installment (love reading your answers every week), so here we go…

  1. What’s considered a “late night” for you?
  2. What’s your normal (non work day) wake up time?
  3. Fall asleep to TV or silence?
  4. Favorite go-to fast breakfast?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

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