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

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

What If…?

What If I took my child to school one day And sent him off with a hug and kiss and "have a good day" And watched him run, carefree and happy and laughing? What if I went home and changed his sheets So he could be surrounded by the soft scent of lavender As he … Continue reading What If…?

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?

Eve by Patti Larsen

Title: Eve Author: Patti Larsen Publisher: Patti Larsen Books/Purely Paranormal Press Publication date: July 10, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, YA Please note I received a free copy of this book through the Kindle Scout program. Summary: Being the daughter of Life and Death means Eve has no real place. Her sisters give life and her brothers … Continue reading Eve by Patti Larsen