Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #7 + Introduction

Hello and welcome! After a much needed break, I'm back at The Lily Cafe. Since I hit 2000 followers a couple of weeks ago (thank you so much!), WordPress has now taken it upon itself to congratulate my blog on receiving notice every time someone follows it. (Is this something new? Has anyone else experienced … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #7 + Introduction

Odd Bits and Pieces

The past 2 months have been just a tiny bit short of being a complete disaster, so I thought I'd end the first relatively good week I've had in 2 months with something fun. Here are some bits and pieces of what's been going on in my life lately, as well as some more random … Continue reading Odd Bits and Pieces

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #6

In short, there will be A LOT of book reviews coming. Through the beginning of October, at least. Back in the Spring I thought my kids would be back at school, so may have overloaded my June-September schedule. I got a bit backed up, so now I have a lot of book reviews to post … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #6

Laugh Often, People

Laugh Often, People - a post about the coronavirus

Too many years ago, my lifelong best friend up and moved away to China, of all places. She's still there. She was there when the coronavirus broke out. She was there when events and celebrations and parades were cancelled. She was there when her whole city basically went under lock down. She was there for … Continue reading Laugh Often, People

Catching My Breath

The universe communicates with me in unexpected ways. Perhaps you think I'm crazy or perhaps you completely understand. Either way, all that really matters is that I'm not completely in charge of my own life. Life has it's plans for me and, no matter how much I fight against it, it's a losing battle for … Continue reading Catching My Breath

Balancing Blogging and Living, Part 2

Life has a funny way of handing me lemons, sometimes asked for and sometimes not even close, and telling me to make lemonade. She's determined to show me she knows what's best for me, so who am I to argue? Apparently, it wasn't enough for me to bow my head and say, yes, I understand … Continue reading Balancing Blogging and Living, Part 2

Balancing Blogging and Living

On Tuesdays, I usually share the stories, writing related posts, book reviews, and book releases I've come across over the past week. Last week I was fortunate to host an author and his nonfiction book Taking Action for a Better Tomorrow. I had planned on doing another stories, etc. post today, but I must also be a … Continue reading Balancing Blogging and Living

Brief Break, or How I’m Attempting to Avoid Blogging Burnout

Last year I gave myself the insane task of post 5 days a week while raising two toddlers. Needless to say, I was exhausted halfway through the year and decreased my posting frequency. This year, I'm trying out a new method: 6 weeks of posting followed by 1 week of break. Well, I've accomplished my … Continue reading Brief Break, or How I’m Attempting to Avoid Blogging Burnout

The Lily Cafe is a…Lifestyle Blog?

When I created the Twitter account for the Cafe, my husband eagerly took over from this poor overwhelmed lady. He found a lifestyle blogger with a ton of followers and started talking about how he wanted to make my blog that big. O...kay. Most of the, okay every one I can think of, lifestyle blogs … Continue reading The Lily Cafe is a…Lifestyle Blog?