Archives for October, 2007
Tomorrow, Mary Connealy will be our guest. She’ll be fun as always! Be sure to come over and read what she’s blogging about!
Those of us here at Petticoats & Pistols want to wish you all a spook-tacular Halloween! To show how much we appreciate all the fun we have with you, we’ll be posting throughout the day. So keep checking back! And keep scrolling down!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! For all of you die-hard nutritionalists — or just for all those who want to eat cleanly, here’s my recipe for Halloween Brownie Protein Bars. Recipe: 1 3/4 cups Egg White protein powder — I use Jay Robb 1-4 cup Rice Protein Powder — organic if possible 2 Tblsp. edible vegetable glycerin — [...]
Well, tomorrow is the first of November and some of us have been waiting for the big day. I know there are probably quite a few of us doing NaNoWriMo (National Write a Book in a Month), and if you are, please buddy me so we can root for each other’s progress! I’m CherylStJohn What are you working on? [...]
I have two boys, so the creepier the Halloween treat, the better. Since we live in the country, trick-or-treating isn’t an option, though they still manage to load up on sweets. We grow our own pumpkins and have a blast carving them—here’s two from last year, Harry Potter & the Puking Pumkin :) Last year [...]
I have to restrain myself from laughing here because I NEVER have any excess candy! But if you do, here are some things you can do with it. Peanut Butter Cups — Melt and pour over cake or ice cream as a sauce or press into the center and make thumbprint cookies. Candy Corn — [...]
We LOVE this snack at our house. I must’ve made oh, a gazillion batches over the years. Jack-o-Lantern Jumble 4 cups Corn Chex 4 cups Rice Chex 1 cup salted peanuts Combine above in a large bowl and set aside. 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1/4 cup peanut butter 2 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 [...]
1 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups) 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (half of a 14-oz can) 1 tablespoon water 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted if desired 1 teaspoon vanilla Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and water. Microwave, uncovered, [...]
Holy smokes, this was a fun topic! Smooches to all who came by and discussed such a deep subject with me. And now my little gift for you. I don’t need to say, “ Enjoy.” I know you will. Left click to see him large as life. Right click to save.
Yes, those men and their marvelous mustaches. And I’m talking *real* mustaches, not thin scraggly excuses or unshaven stubble or five o’clock shadows. No, let’s take a look at some mustaches that have taken time and testosterone to cultivate. So what is it about a cowboy with a mustache that sets him apart from all [...]
When I was growing up, outside of Christmas, the other holiday I could hardly wait for was Halloween. It meant candy, sacks of it. Since I have the biggest sweet tooth known to man, trick-or-treating meant fun, foolish abandon, and sugary treats. I didn’t care what kind of candy it was, I liked it all. [...]
With this being the end of the month and the start of a new one, we’re having an off-schedule week, so y’all might notice a different pattern of blogging. On Monday, Linda will be here. Tuesday, Cheryl. Wednesday is Halloween, and we have some spook-tacular posts coming for you. Our very own Mary Connealy will [...]
Where have all the cowboys gone? I was raised on Westerns. Bonanza, Rawhide, High Chaparral, The Virginian, The Big Valley and Lancer just to name a few. For me as a child, the Wild West was as close as my TV and my imagination. My favorite toys were my Johnny West, Jane West, Chief Cherokee [...]
Dear Friends, Thanks for a wonderful day blogging. Aside from the horrible fires in California (thankfully not in my valley this time), it’s been an incredibly sad week with health issues for my closest friends and family. You all made my day a happy one. I really enjoy spending time with you on the blog. I [...]
Everyone has their own way to cope with stress. I know that a good way is to exercise. It really let’s off steam and mellows a person out. Not only does it provide a good release, but it’s great for your heart and tissues and other parts of your body. I’m not one of those [...]
October 13-28 I plan to be in Peru. As you read this, I’ll likely be rafting the Urubamba or trekking the heights of Macchu Picchu. Since I won’t be present to respond to your comments, I hope you’ll get a chuckle out of this list of Western slang phrases. The list is adapted from THE [...]
I was thrilled yesterday to learn to that my latest release, Just Wicked Enough, is included in a LifetimeTV.com feature about fate and romance novels. You can view the piece here. While I had written something else to share with you today, it can keep. It just seems that in light of the above that today [...]
Thank you to all of you who shared some of your life’s stories with us today. I enjoyed every single post and read with interest about all our wonderful critters that so enrich our lives. My thanks go especially to Taryn, Mary Connealy, Joy, Joanne, Chelley, Lynn/Elsandra, Jennifer Y, Jane Squires Terry Storm and Estella. And [...]
Good Morning Everyone! This morning I’d thought I’d share some pictures and insights on those wonderful animals who share our lives. And of course, I would like to hear about your animals. How many you have, what kind — does anyone have an unusual pet? Like a skunk or something like that? By the way, [...]
Having just turned in my next book (hooray!) I took a few days to reward myself by diving into my TBR pile. This past year has been a whirlwind of writing deadlines and I cannot begin to count the books stacked around my office waiting to be read. I figure with all the words that [...]
Thanks to all who came by today and blogged about ideas and brownies. Here’s a gift for you: His HOTness Tim Daly in The Outsider. Smooches!
Well, not really – in fact there is no such thing, but I have told people that. It’s easier than trying to explain where ideas actually come from. A recurring question writers are asked is, “Where do you get your ideas?” We get our ideas the same place everyone else gets their ideas. They arrive at odd [...]
With a book due in only a few days (my sequel to UNTAMED COWBOY), I had no business being side-tracked by a news headline on MSN. But the words jumped out at me, and I just had to read more. Sex and Marriage with Robots? It could happen. Now, I don’t write science fiction. I [...]
We’ve just heard back from our recent guest blogger, Jodi Thomas, and we want to announce her winners! Drum roll, please! Buffie and Crystal B! These lucky ladies will each win a copy of Jodi’s latest, TEXAS PRINCESS, when it’s released in a couple of weeks. Congratulations!
I grew up in New Mexico on a steady diet of red beans and fried potatoes. Occasionally, we might have a roast, some fried chicken, or pork chops. Only that didn’t happen very often. Also, once in a blue moon my mama would boil some spinach or greens. You couldn’t have paid me enough to [...]