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. πŸ˜‰

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

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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

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Changes 10.29.18

Exciting and scary all at the same time.

My house is being shown this coming weekend.

I’m sorting and boxing up 28 years of my NH life. Getting ready for a change.

Actually, it goes further back if you count the items and memories saved from the sale of my childhood home in early 2000.

Mixed emotions.

Sadness, thankfulness and mindfully staying open to new adventures.

If everything falls into place, a month from now, I shall be living near my youngest granddaughter!

At only 4 1/2, what a delight it will be to be a regular part of her life, instead of flying in every 6 months and FaceTime chats and dinners!

Bittersweet, selfishly wanting both things at once. My home and the freedom to travel to see her every week.

I’ll will keep you posted!

Kind Regards – K

#winning

Great Things are Happening! 10.19.18

Please be patient with me.

I am running a bit behind this week.

There are major “positive” changes happening in my life.

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Often, when times seem bleak and you are feeling lost. Thinking and fretting while wondering what the hell you are going to do? Because things are NOT working….

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The universe opens a door to an opportunity. An opportunity which causes a ripple and suddenly everything is falling into place. Your heart, soul and your mind know, THIS IS THE PATH, you must follow!

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I am, selling my house after 22 years. (Yikes) YES! I have an offer! WOW!

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Packing and preparing to move from NH to NC!

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I will be closer to my littlest granddaughter!

Finally, I will be able to watch her grow!

Lots of glorious G’ma hugs in my future! β€οΈβ˜€οΈβ€οΈ

GREAT STUFF!

“The warmth of the rays of glorious sunshine surround me!” 🌞

#winning

Kind Regards and thinking of all of you- K

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My Dream Life poetry contest with #SIWOPC

https://yoursuccessinspirer.com/2018/10/07/siwo-poetry-contest/

Living off the grid

Boating, camping

And roughing it.

With the sweetest, dearest

Person I know,

My lifetime love.

Sharing silliness,

Warm hugs

Gentle to passionate

Kisses

and lover’s whispers.

Not caring

Whether skies are blue

Or gray.

My soul content

Just being with you

Every single day.

Snuggles in the evening,

Spooning all night,

Waking up early to

Morning coffee chit chat.

Gardening, fishing

Living off brook

And land.

Our own special world,

Hiking the forests

Feeling that spark

As you reach out

To take hold of my hand.

Sitting together

Making s’mores

Over campfire flames.

In the middle of

Our wood.

Oh what a dream life

We would revel in,

If circumstances

Changed and

And the universe

Opened, so that we could.

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SIWO is having a poetry contest!

Follow the link above for details!

Kind Regards and bring your best – K

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photography Β© by K 10/18

Feeling homesick for New England?

We’ve got your cure !

Where the Cows Still Play.

Available on Amazon NOW!

an excellent gift!

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As one review states,

Your Coffee table is

MISSING THIS BOOK!

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Don’t put off until tomorrow that which you can do today!”

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Hugs, 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! πŸ˜ƒ

🍁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? πŸ˜‰

🍁 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?

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Kind Regards

And wishing you

Much success – K

🍁photography by K 9.18

Photofunia app fun and a little ingenuity! πŸ€—

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’

Β Tree lined back roads,

Tunes cranked, I belt along,

Cuz’ I know every word.

***

Flashes,

Of that younger us,

Hearts pure,

FullΒ 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 Β 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!

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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

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Self-Publishing & Blogging tips 9.21.18

There are so many

People that want to sell

You “their” secret!

I could hug the people

Who share their process

For Free!

1) Blogging – Visit your neighbors!!

Pick 2-3 blogs a week at least.

Read their posts.

Like!

Leave feedback!

You can be an introvert in the real world.

On your blog, share your thoughts, prose, journey or whatever your ❀️ desires.

But, if you want to grow your audience,

aka – followers!

You need to be neighborly!

The BEST PART?

You can visit, when they aren’t home! No one is going to call the cops! HA!

AND they ARE going to Thank you! πŸ€”

AND join the SHARE YOUR BLOG LINK SITES!

MEET & GREET parties too!

#winning!

2) Self-Publishing πŸ“š

Does the word marketing, give you the creeps?

Make you want to hide?

If you are just starting, Aunt Betsy is going to buy your book AND still give you an ugly sweater for Xmas!

But for the rest of the world-

πŸ“šno ugly sweaters

πŸ“šno recognition!

* I’m currently working on another book, this time for SIWO! SO EXCITING!

* Playing around with a mini video book trailer, for Where The Cows Still Play!

* I’m experimenting with a fun app.

I’ve utilized it, in the past to help promote local area fundraisers, with EXCELLENT results!

IT’s FREE!

Here’s a Sample:

(The trailer truck at the top is a sample too)

What do you think?

Having fun playing with marketing!

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Kind Regards and wishing you the best day – K

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Photos by Photofunia, app, available for desktop too!

Do You Know What’s Missing From Your Breakfast?

Well, since you’re having pancakes. Could it be the sweet taste of Homemade NH or VT Maple Syrup?

Boiled from the sap of Maple Trees! YUMMY!!

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A thoughtful quote?

Click of the sky over my house yesterday!

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I KNOW!!

It’s

OUR BOOK!!

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Where the Cows Still Play- Order Here

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Self publishing!

Takes careful planning and a keen eye for detail!

I’m available for tips and proofreading!

Self- Marketing

IDEA– Advertise your masterpiece with a low low price!

Business cards (dual sided) from VISTA PRINT!

You can hand them out wherever you go!

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My inspirational quote for your day-

Kind Regards

And believing in us – 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

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A thought from me!

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And

OUR BOOK!

Where the Cows Still Play- BUY IT HERE!

Self marketing!

BE creative!

SHARE excerpts!

DO your research!

Never Give up!

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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!

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A special quote for you:

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

-Jim Carrey

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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

Amazon & Book #1

GREAT news!

#1) NUMBER ONE:

Amazon’s response to the concern about our book’s first 14 pages being printed upside down-

The customer service in self publishing states that it can be a 24 hour wait for a reply.

My wait? Barely, 8 hours!

Response, not only prompt. It was courteous and caring!

They quickly verified my files, assured me all was okay. My aunt’s copy most assuredly was a fluke.

The sincerity and genuine tone of their email, left me feeling Where the Cows still play, is in excellent hands!

I give them five stars!

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#2) NUMBER ONE:

Within a week of publishing we are #1 on Amazon’s list for New Release New England US Travel books!

Our FIRST REVIEW:

“I opened this little piece of warmth and comfort and felt so many memories coming back. My favorite part is the rare moment a Lady’s Slipper is found in the wood….my mother taught me how to respect and cherish these rare finds. This is a feel good read…especially if you come from “betwixt” Vermont and New Hampshire in these here parts of New England.”

You can see/purchase it here:

Where the Cows Still Play

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Thank you to everyone, family, friends, fellow bloggers!

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The ” Moment of Moo”, continues!

A question for you?

How do you inspire people to go back in and write an Amazon review?

Is there a trick to it? πŸ€”

Kind Regards

And feeling thankful – K

β˜€οΈRoad pic n quote from Text2Pic app.

STOP the Presses!

So I just received a disturbing message from my aunt!

The WHERE the COWS STILL PLAY book, I wrote and published, in the revision, she received…. the first 14 pages are UPSIDE DOWN!

Amazon purchase link

Is this where the fun begins?

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1). I have asked for my aunts numbers from her book, and any dates. I am hoping to narrow down exactly when she ordered it. Also, I requested any documentation of the date it was shipped.

2). I have contacted AMAZON. (24 hrs for response?)

3). I believe I will download another proof.

THIS IS Unknown territory!

I ENJOY a good challenge but… 😳

4) I just reviewed unit/books shipped.

5) Remember!!

I made final revisions early Sunday morning on September 9.

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6) On September 9, two books shipped.

7) Then another two books shipped September 10th.

8) I know, the first 9, earlier in the week, were ok.

9) I have downloaded my proof, it looks perfect.

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β˜•οΈHave you experienced this?

β˜•οΈAs always, comments welcome!

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Haiku for this moment.

Waiting for the word.

Heartbeat is rapid and loud.

Breathe, focus, succeed.

❀️🌎❀️

Kind Regards

and fingers crossed – K

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(Photo and quote from Text2Pic app)