NaNoWriMo 2013

Yes! It is November once again which means I’m racing to write 50,000 words in 30 days. AND ten days have already gone by, which means we are one third through the month! I was hoping to catch up to par by yesterday, but that didn’t happen… Today perhaps?

My start was a rough one.

Day one was busy and I only got 1,000 words written. And they were written in the car at a quick stop on our way out of town.

in car

I was only able to write at this stop you see because I was driving 😉

On day two I realized I would never be able to continue with my fast paced storyline without more planning. I switched to another idea.

It went well, though writing was still slow (always is in the beginning of Nano for me), until I reached day five…

writing with baby

I got a babysitting job. The picture shows me with “my” lil nine week old girl. What the picture doesn’t show is her twin brother. ^_^ Best job EVER! But I only got 100 words written that day. The babies weren’t that bad, but I was having severe writers block.

That night I was at a friends house and she asked how I was doing for Nano and if she could read anything. I said a very quick “no”, but let her read another story I had started earlier. She loved it and when my mom came in and saw her reading it she suggested I switch to that story.

The next day I began writing on that story which has caused me little writer’s block and much more enjoyment then the other two stories had!

So although I still have lots more to write before I’m all caught up I’m finally on my way. I’ve done it before, I can do it again. Plus I have awesome writing friends that are pushing and encouraging me to keep going!


American Heritage Festival – 11/23-26/12 {Flashback Friday}

2012’s American Heritage Festival was amazing and thanks to the Paulsen family I got to participate all three days! My family came up on Sunday and brought my camera, so for the first time I got the chance to capture scenes from years ago…

Enjoy! (all pictures are taken by me unless I’m in them ;))

Red Coats Playing cards

Cellphone pictures from the first two days… We got a breathtaking sunset Saturday night. I was amazed I caught it so well with the iPhone!


Me & girl Mom and me

Lining up for the morning parade…

Redcoats Parade Parade 2 Parade 3 Parade 4 Parade 5 Parade 6 Confederate cry! Parade back Parade back 2 Family Line up

I could not get enough of these guys in their red coats. The details and color of this era are so fun to capture!

Redcoat British flag Shadows A man with his gun Drills Lined up Line up Forward! March! Shadows Taking a blow

In between battles there was lots of time for books, cards, writing and hanging out with friends!

Books Cards Learning Friends

Taking pics Serious

Union photo bomb


Union photo-bomb ^ (click to view larger)

Boot Boots

My favorite battle was when the confederate army set up camp not knowing their enemy was planning an attack by surrounding them!

Confederate "camp" Quite camp Attack Confederate camp Union Union fire Fall

It was an incredible, fun, and tiring weekend. Let’s just say it was good to have my own bed back with no loud trains passing through multiple times in the night!

NaNoWriMo 2012!

It’s that time of year again! Where I try to write 50k words…

Will I succeed this time?

Here are some pictures of my 2010 novel that I published:

Isn’t it pretty! Thanks to BushMaid for making my beautiful cover!

And since Nano will be taking up most of my time, blogging will be even scarcer 🙄 Sorry… But while you’re waiting for me to come out of my writing closet, go check out It’s About Story. I’m posting a story I wrote chapter by chapter through out the month of November! Hope you enjoy 😀

Old Fashioned Family Social!

Our homeschool group just had another dance! As usual I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

All the Newhouse children along with friend Miss C!

The yummy food!

MY little bro a bandit?? Got to admit he’s a pretty cute one  though…

The Pumpkin Dance!

Pumpkin Winners!

Not a great picture, but thought it would be a good laugh. Look at my feet! Gotta love action shots…

Goals Complete

I ment to post a lot earlier, but life got a little in the way 😉


In all I completed 27 of the 35 goals!! Of the 8 that I did not get complete 6 of them were half done. 😀


I am glad I took the challenge and completed what I could. I learned that life changes and different plans and goals arise which makes it hard for some goals made in the beginning of the year to be completed. I hope you enjoyed reading about my 35 in 365 adventure as much as I enjoyed working on the project!

Fall Fashion Challenge: Day 1

Today is the first day of the:

Everyday of this week I am going to post pictures of what I wore. Today there was no challenge, but the rest of the week I need to follow these challenges:

Monday – Black & Brown/ Red & Pink / any color combinations that don’t normally go together.

Tuesday – Bold Tights {color, prints, patterns, lace-y…}

Wednesday – Dress like your favorite era. {1910s, 1940s, 1970s, etc…}

Thursday – Polka dots. {If you don’t have polka dots, you can do another print you own.}

Friday – Your favorite Fall trend. {I have a post on the Fall trends here.}

Saturday – Wear a hat.

Below are the pictures of what I wore today!


I decided to have Sausage join me for a few pictures…

Will be back tomorrow!