Holiday chat, books and boozy drinks!

I’m chatting about the holidays, books, and boozy Christmas drinks over at the Cozy Mystery Book Review blog! Come over and comment for a chance to win an ebook copy of Chasing the Dollar! And get a recipe for Tom & Jerrys for free! It will keep you warm and bright!

Holiday Greetings!

Road Trip, part 3

More road trip photos! Of a different trip, though.

Here’s the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe. The tree outside the door to the chapel is laden with rosaries.

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The famous staircase to the choir loft.

2014-11-15 at 11-12-04 2014-11-15 at 11-13-56 The shopping is nice. Maybe I should say, the browsing is nice. Most shopping in Santa Fe is a bit outside my budget.

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Coastal scenery

I’m missing my hometown this week. October is a beautiful time to visit the coast. Rare sunny days that feel like summer, except that summer is generally foggy. While I’m pining for the ocean and checking my calendar to see if I can sneak away before the rainy season starts, enjoy a photo from the northern California coast.

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Pretty in Pink

Let’s test your knowledge of kitschy roadside attractions! I’m blogging over at Laffeinated Ink today and giving away a copy of Chasing the Dollar. Come over and offer your best guess where the photos were taken and be entered to win!

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Hello, Gorgeous!

 

Look what arrived today!

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The UPS guy said he’d never seen me so happy to get a delivery, and this is the man who brings me shoes, so he knows my happy faceCtD 2.

I’ll be putting five of these in the mail for the winners of the giveaway, as soon as my assistant there gets this box unpacked.

End-of-summer treats

 

 

Caprese Salad

I am really ready for fall, but I will sure miss the tomatoes. Farewell, caprese* salads. Until next year!

* Yes, I realize that real caprese salad doesn’t include balsamic vinegar, or even the extra delicious fig balsamic vinegar from Lucero in Northern California. But it’s extra delicious, and you should try it.