Ok Chief Enough is enough! Or is it?

Oh! My husky has been secretly chatting with Old man Winter, AGAIN!

Early morning NH 11.20.18

And the snow continues!

❤️

“Dream big and make life fun! Do something outrageous each day. Follow your passion. Believe in yourself.” – Unknown

❄️☃️❄️

Kind Regards and staying toasty – K

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Chief’s special gift

Yesterday, Mother Nature delivered my beloved husky a special gift.

The beauty of a seasonal first snow fall, complete with, chill you through to the bone, winds.

His favorite season. Often he begs to go out, at least eleven times plus, on a snow day!

He’ll be 13 this Christmas. He’s slowed down quite a bit in the last few months.

Then there are moments like yesterday, when he is filled with puppy like exuberance. Which he pays for with 3 plus hour naps afterwards.

Bittersweet moments these days, as I pack. I’m not sure if the move is going to be too much for him.

He senses my inner struggles, with my past visions of a different scenario, for this move. Which, unfortunately is no longer an option. Not my choice. But one, I have to live with. The only person in my control, is me. 😉

So New England, once again, I shall be leaving in the very near future.

I’ll be back to visit someday.

For now, It’s my time to journey on…

Kind Regards and putting one foot in front of the other- K

❤️

Photography copyrighted and compliments of K of TheBlackWallBlog 11.13.2018.

The more clear you are in the vision of what you want in life, the brighter the spotlight will be to lead you on the right path.” – Unknown

Let’s Write! Right?

Today my mind wonders,

As I wander a forest’s path.

Wearing my pondering

Expression,

Where shall I go?

My soul, my essence

A piece of me,

Is searching for peace.

It seems,

My seams are bursting

With yearning.

I am startled,

As a deer crosses my path.

A doe followed by

Two dear little fawns.

None captured my scent.

Due to the mist

Of heaven sent rain.

Thankful, I walked today

Or I could have missed

Such a wonderful sight.

Heading home,

I mentally note the site.

Had I not chosen,

This jaunt

Their presence,

Only one of nature’s

Glorious presents,

Would have gone unnoticed,

In my backyard wood.

Kind Regards as I send a shout out for your homonym word play – K

😉

❤️🌎❤️

Photography © and compliments of K 9.2018.

New host for “WHICH WAY” Photography Challenge!

Which Way Challenge: September 27, 2018

Son of a beach 96″, has taken over the challenge from CEE!!

We are so happy since it’s one of our favorites!

❤️(And one of the reasons we even thought to publish “Where the Cows Still Play“- available on Amazon)

Road Trippin’ around

New England!

Be sure and hop on over and join the fun!

Kind Regards – K

🚜

Photography copyrighted and compliments of K !

Self publishing, Marketing and Warmth 9.27.18

Good morning!

🍁Self publishing tip

Amazon paperback

This one got me! (Ouch)!

Do research on the dimensions of your book!

I chose one size up from a

6 x 9, then added margins.

My thought process-

My FINAL WOULD be 6 x 9!

Unfortunately, this decision, kicked my book out of some sales areas. Bookstores etc!

OOPS!

If I had chosen 6 x 9, then added my margins it would have been a “standard” size!

PLEASE! Do your research on what is considered “standard”!

IF you don’t pre- research:

Amazon will let you know the impact of your size selection!

Unfortunately, it’s not until a later step, when you have put days, weeks, months into your beloved masterpiece! 🤨

* Always learning! 😃

🍁Marketing tip:

What do you think of this?

I started an Instagram set of photos with a fun set of posts like the above and started getting followers.

It has added at least one sale per day!

DO NOT forget to let your followers know where it can be purchased!

Not bad for a country bumpkin, eh? 😉

🍁 DO NOT GIVE UP!

Sooo, DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR COFFEE TABLE is Missing?

As one review states:

PURCHASE YOURS HERE

Isn’t he a cutie?

🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾❤️

Kind Regards

And wishing you

Much success – K

🍁photography by K 9.18

Photofunia app fun and a little ingenuity! 🤗

Cruzin’ Back in Time

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Cruzin’, tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

My mind relives,

A persistent memory.

Carried,

Deep within my heart.

***

Pedal down on the straight-a-way.

Maneuvering curves like an Earnhardt.

Adrenaline rushing through my body.

As my mind relives,

A persistent memory.

Carried,

Deep within my heart.

As I’m cruzin’

 Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

***

Flashes,

Of that younger us,

Hearts pure,

Full of innocence.

We just knew

Our hearts to be,

Invincible in love.

As I’m cruzin’,

Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

 

***

Sparks ignited,

When we held hands.

Feeling that teenage  buzz.

No one,

In the world,

JUST US,

Our feelings so intense.

As I’m cruzin’,

Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

 

***

My mind relives,

A persistent memory.

Carried,

Deep within my heart.

As I’m cruzin’,

Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

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Young love. Were we really that innocent?

Heck, were we really that young? ha!

Oh well, now and then it hits you,

like a bolt of lightning.

Mind goes off into another place and time.

Cherished memories.

I wonder if that little ditty above

Could be a song? hmmmm

Kind Regards and # winning _ K

 

 

Do YOU Know What’s Missing From Your GEICO Ad?

Well, I haven’t seen my

little gecko 🦎 buddy lately.

He certainly was a cutie!

And “THAT ACCENT”!

Critics may have asked,

Where it came from?

My thoughts?

WHO CARES!

It gave him SEX APPEAL!

☺️😉

🦎

You must admit,

much like the latest

VERIZON ads,

Both GEICO and VERIZON,

are a bit,

goofy,

silly,

ridiculous

in their latest advertising!

DO YOU AGREE?

Soooo

WHY DOES IT WORK?

Simple-

YOU REMEMBER IT!

YOU chat about it!

YOU joke about it!

THEY HAVE GOT YA!

So What’s Missing?

MY BOOK!

WHY?

#1) I would rather be enjoying the beautiful views of Northern New England than filling out Insurance docs!

PLUS, ISN’T that what my insurance agent is for?

2) IF I’m going to be eating a HUGE banana 🍌 split,

(I already have a decent cell phone!)

AND once again, would

rather be enjoying

AND

dreaming of country life,

with each yummy bite!

So get your copy of

Where the Cows Still Play

Today!

I promise,

it’s much less expensive than a cell phone!

(Psst it’s a great gift too!)

Buy it here!

While

you are perusing AMAZON,

why not check out

Another Fabulous book!

OVER the HILL on THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD!

(Get the free shipping)

Kind Regards and raising my coffee mug to you – K

😘

Do You Know What’s Missing from Your Pinterest board?

More motivational quotes!

Photography from a season “betwixt”- Fall and Winter in NEW ENGLAND!

EXPLORING in Mt Holly, VT

🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

A thought from me!

🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂

And

OUR BOOK!

Where the Cows Still Play- BUY IT HERE!

Self marketing!

BE creative!

SHARE excerpts!

DO your research!

Never Give up!

🌲🍀🌲🍀🌲🍀🌲🍀🌲

A quote for today!

“If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree. You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way.”

-Henry Rollins

Kind Regards and

Knowing

YOU R Awesome – K

Photos and Thought from the Author from Where the Cows Still Play! Quotes from our favorite motivational app.

Do You Know What’s Missing From Your Monday?

A splash of color!

Great Quotes!

Smiles

and OUR BOOK!

On SALE!

Where the Cows Still Play! BUY IT HERE!

❤️🌎❤️🌎❤️🌎❤️🌎❤️🌎

A special quote for you:

“Isn’t it cool when the days that are supposed to feel good, actually do?”

-Jim Carrey

☀️

Kind Regards

And wishing you

the BEST DAY – K

🎈🎈 photos with quotes from Text2Pic.

Inspiring each other,

Self publishing, and

Self marketing – tips by K

Self Publishing- Always Learning 9.9.18 and a Sneak Peek

After meeting with my photographer, yesterday.

He took 99% of the photos.

There were a couple of minor changes I needed to make to the book.

The original “Moment of Moo”, has passed. No worries, it is still floating around like cloud wisps!

To assure that anyone who purchases a book. (All million of you, I’m dreaming! 😁) receives a quality manuscript, I’m doing a touch of editing!

Feeling anxious, I awoke at 2:30am. Hopped into the program to do my “quick” fix.

Ha! Ha! Ha! 🤣🤣🤣

In self-publishing “quick fix”, is not going to be in your vocabulary!

Beware any photos, that have a setting of BOLD!

For some reason, when I re-uploaded my file. Suddenly photos that were perfectly fine, NOW, extended into my margins!

NOOOOOOO!

Thankfully, Amazon tells you which pages have photos that need to be re-sized. They include a bright red exclamation point on those that need adjusting. (LOVE THIS!)

That was the easy part!

Stumped, I reopened my original word doc.

I went in and verified that my margins and gutter settings had NOT changed.

They had not! PHEW!

The only thing I noticed was hovering over some of the pics, they showed as BOLD faced type.

I un-clicked that setting, but slightly resized my photos too.

Better safe than sorry.

😎

I had to re-upload three times. Once, Amazon bombed on me. Oops!

I pushed on through, started my upload again!

Ahhhh, sweet success!

Now, there are two different pages, with the final line, slightly shifted to the left???

The pages that originally had the problem are fixed.

It’s 3 hours and 3/4 of a pot of coffee later.

My paperback is live, with updates under review.

This review can take 72 hours. I like the fact they do a double check!

At this time, I had not touched the kindle. (Mine is not linked to my book)

I have decided to take it offline! 🤔

My gift worthy Coffee book really needs to be held and viewed with a relaxing cup of tea or afternoon toddy.

I just noticed, Where the Cows Still Play, is ranked #8 out of 100 in Amazon’s New releases in Northeast US Travel Guides!

If you have never been to the US, or New England this would be a fantastic way to visit. (No plane ticket required!)

Off I go, for fresh coffee.

🎶 ☕️ 🎶

NOW as promised…

 

IMG_2454 enhanced

Covered Bridges

Made of wood

I would love to hear

Their tales of all

The things they’ve seen, 

Throughout those years they stood.

Wouldn’t it be great to hear?

An old bridge, spin one

If only that they could.

 

Happy Sunday all!

Kind Regards and wishing you the best day – K

 

I DID IT! I’m published!

What a glorious journey!

Worth every gray hair, 14 hour day, and nail biting moment!

Where the Cows Still Play

Is available in paperback on Amazon.com!!

Author- Kallie Knight

Photographer- Brian Gage!

It is available in Kindle too. But it does NOT do it justice!

It’s meant to be a Coffee table book. Excellent for gift giving.

The photographs in the book are vivid! Not a Kindle trait.

Though the cover is not exactly what we had blogged.

I LIKE IT!

I chose a Matte finish. A nice offset, to my chosen bright white pages. (Superb photo quality!)

Since receiving my copy, I’ve gone in and changed the ink color and font on on the back cover.

A much easier process than I believed it was to be.

THEN late yesterday;

I received the best FB PM.

One of my High school, classmates from many moons ago, who now lives in Florida.

Sent me a picture of herself, gigantic grin on her face, as she held up my book!

That my friends, was definitely, “A Moment of Moo”!

The last line of a couple of prose pages are skewed to the left a bit.

I’m calling it character.

Though, if enough people disagree, I may go in and fix them.

By doing that, anyone who has an original, we shall deem it a collector’s copy.

No, I am not being cocky, just enjoying the journey.

For the first time in years, I am embracing this new found feeling of freedom.

Totally unencumbered!

I tip my hat to the regularly published writers. How DO they DO it?

My best friend and photographer is inspired by this book I published.

He has already started shooting for another.

Including, clicks with an extremely close view of a very large AND active beehive! 🐝 🐝 Yikes!

For me, Where the Cows Still Play, is proof that if you want something bad enough and are willing to do “whatever it takes”. You will always be #winning!

I believe, if I can do it, so can you!

❤️

Kind Regards and believing in you – K

🎈🎈

Where the Cows Still Play on Sale on Amazon

Singing the Creating a Table Of Contents in Word Doc blues

So I am sure you really do not want to hear about this.

But perhaps you can laugh with me. 🙂 (blushing)

I spent 4 hours playing around with “attempting to” create

my “automatic” Table of Contents in Word doc, for this silly book.

 

My fingers, behind and many other places are numb! OMG!

So much for the ol’ computer savvy brain working. HaHaHa!

Usually, I am pretty quick to catch on with this type of thing.

I read all the HOW TO’s and tried each one.!!!!!

To NO AVAIL!   GIGANTIC Grrrrr!!

So I hopped onto the internet, which is what I usually do. (duh!)

Obviously i DID NOT drink enough coffee! Or perhaps I  drank too much?

I watched a quick you tube video on how to “create a Table of Contents”

for DUMMIES! (ME!)

And of course within five minutes I had accomplished my task!

 

ORANGE SKY 7 2016

Can you hear the heavens singing? I sure can!!

So worthy of note for anyone trying to self publish and using a Word Doc.

The text instructions are terrible!

GO FOR the YOU Tube!!

Now I can have a good chuckle at myself and move onto bigger and better things.

The dogs are certainly ready for me to!

So off to see some sunlight we go!!

Just remember, “if at first you don’t succeed –YOU TUBE IT!”

Happy Monday to everyone!

 

Kind Regards and glad I bought that hair color – K

 

Another Book Cover Attempt- If At First You Don’t Succeed….

So, this time do you have your ideas ready to share?

Only 20 new gray hairs this time. hahaha!!

 

It ‘s doesnt work is fabulous input.. I truly do appreciate it!!

(CANDID IS ALWAYS GOOD)

So this time I shall ask.

Does it need to be wider, thicker? Designed by someone else.

 

No harm in throwing out, K this is just NOT your thing!  🙂

 

POSSIBLE COVER FOR wHERE COWS STILL PLAY 8.25.2018 as a jpg

 

Kind Regards and dying to know your ideas!!

 

hugs!

Joined a Cee’s Photography Challenge – we were way overdue!

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – August 24, 2018

You really should try one or two!

We always enjoy ourselves!

I dug way back in the archives to locate some signs from my Boston harbor sailing days.

Well some of the photography wasn’t top notch.

But the memories are.

Thankful for Cee’s “Every Which Way”Photo Challenge!

You should check one out!

Kind Regards – K & B