Thursday, December 21, 2023

More Holiday Traditions

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What's new with Ashleigh?

I can't believe it's nearly Christmas! Is it just me, or did time go by too quickly?

As I've mentioned before, my family has many traditions. One of my favorites is birthday cakes.

When my oldest was one, I took her to the party store and had her pick a theme for her first birthday party. When she selected Elmo, I bought the matching cake pan. The following year, I did the same for her second birthday. She again picked Elmo.

I made a decision at that moment to start a new tradition. When each of my children turn one, they pick their cake pan and each year, I make that child the same cake. Even when they leave home for college, I will continue to make that cake for their birthdays.

But, what does that have to do with our holiday traditions?

One year, one of my children suggested we make a birthday cake for Jesus. They selected a star and we used gold glitter dust on vanilla frosting to make it shine. And, like the rest of the birthdays in our family, it has become a birthday tradition.

We eat the cake with our Christmas Eve supper, even if we don't eat at home. This year, at the request of my niece, we made a Jesus birthday cake for our family celebration at the beginning of the month.

I'd still love to hear more about your holiday traditions on Bluesky, Facebook, or Instagram.

However, as we move toward the end of the year, I'd love to know:
What are your goals for the new year?

Ashleigh's Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge Progress

Some of our readers have met their goal.

As we head into the new year, I would like to know who would be interested in doing a new challenge in 2024?

Free Books

Kayaks, Kisses & Monsters

Kayaks, Kisses & Monsters

A summer of kayaking sounds perfect. Until the lake monster appears.

For Ellie, getting paid to spend her summer outside sounds like the ideal internship, even if it means paddling up and down a river twelve hours a day. Sure, she's never actually been in a kayak before, but how hard could it be?

At least she knows how to set up camp at night. Unlike her co-worker. Though Clay may be captain of the crew team, she could teach him a thing or two about spending the night in a sleeping bag.

And then there's the whole lake monster thing. Of course, Ellie knows water monsters aren't real but Clay doesn't seem convinced, especially after a boater goes missing. When mysterious accidents threaten her job security, Ellie starts to wonder why the "monster" wants her gone.

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The Misadventures of a Cat Detective

The Misadventures of a Cat Detective
Books 1-3

Enjoy your stay in Picklesquare, an enchanted small town full of magic and murder…

Claws and Conundrums:

Little did I know that a mischievous tabby cat would become my ticket to freedom, using his uncanny ability to grant me visions and help me solve a perplexing murder where I’m the prime suspect!

Chaos erupts when I stumble upon the lifeless body of Anna, the estate's lawyer, the morning after I arrive to dispute my mysterious inheritance. Faced with suspicion by the cute Detective Grey, the stoic cat leads me to the clues that will hopefully clear my name…

Unraveling Threads of Magic

After inheriting Mr. Livingston’s mansion and solving the death of his estate lawyer, I’ve settled in Picklesquare quite nicely as Detective Grey’s partner against crime.

However, the tragic death of a town ruffian shatters my short-lived tranquility in this usually sleepy town. Danger escalates and the clock ticks, drawing Detective Grey and me closer together to solve the murder.

A tapestry of magic woven with lies threatens life as we know it. If we don’t catch the killer in time, we might not escape the intricate web before we’re caught in its threads forever…

Chronicles of the Cozy Museum Murder

I thought my days of unraveling mysteries were behind me, but when the Mayor of Picklesquare calls me in the dead of night, I'm plunged into a new enigma that sends chills down my spine.

A murder has tainted the hallowed halls of the Picklesquare Museum of History, and a priceless artifact has vanished without a trace.

As we race against time to unmask the shapeshifter and retrieve the stolen artifact, I realize that this case is more dangerous than anything I've encountered before. I must embrace the magic coursing through my veins to solve a case that grows more perilous with each passing moment.

Will I unmask the shapeshifter murderer in time, or will they disappear into the shadows, leaving this historic mystery forever unsolved?..

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No Matter How Busy You Are - Ends 12/28 - YA,Romance,Mystery, Give the Gift of Stories this Christmas - Ends 1/04 - MG,YA,Romance,Mystery,
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