Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tomorrow is Christmas!

Time to trim the tree and get everything ready for the parties you'll have tomorrow! Time to set the table the prepare for the great feast with family and friends. Time to set presents under the tree for when morning comes. And its time to enjoy the blessings that come with the holiday!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2 More Days Till Christmas!

When I was little, my sister and I used to make up more days for Christmas. Yesterday was Christmas Eve Eve's Adam. Today is Christmas Eve's Eve. We always tried to convince our parents to let us open one present early since they were special days too. Of course, every year, they just laughed and said you know you have to wait until Christmas Day. I didn't like hearing that lol. Seeing those gifts under the tree made me soooo anxious.

I have out grown that since I was a child but I still get a little anxious. There's even snow outside now. It can stay until December 26, then it has to go lol. I don't hate snow, its just too cold and I don't like being cold lol. Anyway, you all have a great Christmas on this Christmas Eve's Eve! Maybe you can convince someone to open one present today lol. You can at least try lol.

Amber Rigby Grosjean

Sunday, December 20, 2009

5 More Days Till Christmas!

With 5 days left before the special day arrives, from now until the day before is classified as "last minute shopping"! Don't wait until the day before though because all the great gifts are sure to be picked over. Remember, the best gift of all is the one that keeps on giving--books can be read over and over again. And they can be shared amongst friends to boot!

If you haven't started already, you need to decorate your home to show how festive you are esp. if you're having guests over lol. Don't forget your tree. As you see, this one was decorated in blue and silver. Oh by the way, Go Cowboys! They won again last night lol.

But anyway, just remember be safe and be friendly. This time of year even though it is stressful, you're suppose to be jolly lol. Yeah, I know its hard when there's bills piling up, no jobs, and very little to be thankful for. But seriously, you have each other and you have your health. So please enjoy what you have and don't worry about what you don't. With the new year coming, you can begin working on what you don't have but for now just be happy. I love you all!! Merry Christmas!!!

Amber Rigby Grosjean

Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thank you for the wonderful welcome, Amber!

Just wanted to pop in real quick like and thank you Amber for the very nice welcome! I'm glad to be here. Guess we'll find out now who's really more long-winded (LOL).

While here, I guess I should let everyone know that I've written a Christian Inspirational Trilogy series, so Amber and I do not write in exactly the same genre. However, I'm moving on now to mysteries and suspense, which are actually my favorite to read and have been for years.

I'm working on the first of 5 novels, though I'm not sure yet if they'll wind up being a series or not. Writing a series, especially as a new author at the time, was a wee bit overwhelming. Though I love a challenge, I'll be the first to admit that last one was the most difficult. however, it wound up being the best of the three, or so I'm told (blogs are a wonderful place to brag, by the way - grin)

So I will try to pop in occasionally and help Amber keep everyone updated on we're up to and I guess I'll start this first post off with a little q & a thing. Feel free to comment and ask me questions and I'll be happy to answer as best I can.

Thank you so much for inviting me to join you here, Amber. I think it'll be a blast! Okay folks, you got me! Yes, I'm an old fogie. I guess I should've said it'll be AWESOME!

Anywho, will be back soon to check on Amber and see what kinds of questions I'll have to try to weasel my way thru.

Monday, December 14, 2009

A New Author Here

As you can see a new author has been added to this blog. Cindy is a full time author like I am. She has more experience than I do though so please help me welcome her to this blog! She has her own blogs as well and she asked me to contribute to them so now there's more chances to see what I have to say lol. Please follow us so you don't miss a single word.

And don't forget, you can still sign up for my newsletter. And if that's not enough for you, Cindy has one as well! She is beginning to have a new way to share her newsletter so sign up with both of ours to see how we're sharing our special news with our readers!

Welcome, Cindy!

Amber Rigby Grosjean

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hello Again!

Starting in January, I will be doing something different in my newsletters! Besides my normal interview with a new author, I will be sharing members in spotlight between Mind's Eye and Writing 4 All on Ning. If you haven't checked out these two sites, please do so. They are very addictive lol.

I enjoy making friends and helping others with writing so please stop by and let's learn together lol.

The great thing about learning is that you get to improve your writing which makes it better for your stories and getting published. If you haven't been published yet, don't panic because it will happen. You just have to keep trying! Remember dreams really do come true!

Another thing that will be happening is that I will be blogging with other writers too! So keep an eye on this blog and others if you want to see what we're blogging about! Its all about having fun and making new friends!

Happy Holidays!!!!

Amber Rigby Grosjean

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Holidays

Well, its that time again! Yep, Christmas is quickly approaching us! Just a few weeks before the day comes! Have you gotten ready for it yet? I hope you have!

Speaking of Christmas, my latest issue has been added to my website so if you enjoy reading, take a look at that. On this page you will find all of my newsletters. There are 12 total. Next year, I will be starting all over again with Jan and when that happens, I will replace this year's issues with those so read them while you have the chance. And don't forget, you're welcome to sign up at any time. From my homepage or the events page is the sign up box. I never pass out your information. When you do sign up, the newsletters come straight to your email!

Ok, back to the holidays lol. This tree was from a couple years ago but its still my favorite lol. Yes, its the color of our favorite team which is the Dallas Cowboys! Blue is also my favorite color and silver does look good with it which are both colors from our wedding!

You don't have to use the traditional colors when decorating for Christmas. Design is something I know about. I watch a lot of HGTV lol. Interior design was something I thought about getting into for a while so I did study it and still am because its a hobby of mine. This is the time of year when you can be creative! Go with something that reflects you. It will feel more like home that way!

Are you a single guy but your family wants you to get into the season? That's fine. You can make it work just as easily as the women can! Even if you're decorating your tree with miniature tools. If that's you, go for it. If you love sports as much as my man does, you'll have fun decorating your tree with sports stuff! Anything works, seriously. Just be as creative as you want. If you don't want a tree, there's other ways to make your home festive. Decorate the table, the walls, or anywhere else you'd like. In any color!

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Amber Rigby Grosjean