One of my all time favorite pastimes is writing. Um duh, Helene, you are a blogger after all. But not just writing short blog posts, getting to sit down and hash out my thoughts in a meaningful way. Both my parents are writers and authors, so it's in my blood to follow in their footsteps. Today I'm thrilled to announce I wrote my very own book! Keeping in line with my years as a blogger and … [Read more...] about I Wrote a Book!
Oh 2016, you crazy little year. Both personally and not personally, this year was intense. I guess the word to describe this year was "shocking." Things kept happening that I just didn't think were possible (moving abroad, Trump getting elected) definitely did. But to kick off my recaps, I'm going to start with reading. I read 30 books this year, including all of the Harry Potter books (finally!). … [Read more...] about The Best (and Worst) Books I Read in 2016
I love to see what others read. It gives me a little insight into their personality and what they find interesting. It's been a while since I've done a recent "reads" post, so here's the low down on some of my favorite books. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Full disclosure: I'm a little more than half-way through this book after starting on Wednesday. I LOVE it. It draws you in … [Read more...] about Recent Reads + Dallas Blogger Meetup
I am wrote this post last week, but it's interesting that I've started this series at this time. One person played a huge role in my life for the past 12 years and that was Michael's mom, Jan. Last night, she passed away. The best way I can describe everything is: gracefully. She died peacefully with her family nearby. Michael handled this whole horrible experience gracefully. I am so proud to be … [Read more...] about Lost In The Right Direction: Part 2
How did I get into blogging? People often ask me this. And I realized recently that I sort of lost sight of what drew me to it in the first place. Then the other night I had a dream that cryptically planted an idea for writing this series. No, really. So today I’m stepping a bit outside of my usual Helene-in-Between post to reach back to where I started. And I'd love to know what you think, even … [Read more...] about New Series: Lost in the Right Direction
Since I'm finished up the Harry Potter series, I thought I'd tell you my all time favorite books to read in the Summer. I love reading in the summer. It's just the best way to get lost and relax. Some are new, some are classics, and some are just scream "read me at the beach!" Which means, some are page-turners while others let you relax and listen to the waves. Either way, they're a safe … [Read more...] about 10 Books for Your Summer Reading List