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The Most Magnificent Christmas Lighting Display Ever! An Unrivaled Birth Announcement!

On the first day of December my plans for the month came to a crashing halt — literally. My car was totaled. Severe pain and trauma to my body necessitated a total reevaluation of personal, business, and holiday priorities. But not before I bemoaned all that was lost. Car: A TOTAL loss. Time: All of […]

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The Essence of Joy on Tour This Week

My grateful heart extends a very big THANK YOU to Livy Jarmusch at Crown of Beauty Magazine for assembly this amazing blog tour for The Essence of Joy. The intinerary boasts a lineup as varied as the colors in the 64 count crayola box. Recipes, book reviews, devotions, giveaways,* and excerpts from the book. Step […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! Just Like Cinnamah-Brosia’s Coffee Cottage

When our small group met together last week we created these adorable snowmen and enjoyed each other’s company before heading into the holiday season. One member shared with m later, “I felt like we were at C-B’s Coffee Cottage.” How sweet a sentiment, but was it really true? This friend’s health challenges keep her from […]

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Two Awesome Gift Prizes: Subscribe to Lynn U Watson’s Newsletter

What a privilege it was this week to participate in Celebrate Lit’s “Thankful for our Readers” Facebook party. Forty authors came together to thank our readers, host giveaways, and chat about our books and our lives. Several of our guests joined my mailing list. Another BIG THANK YOU!!! Speaking of Facebook parties, you may have […]

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Christmas Fun with Kids: Decorated Cut-Out Sugar Cookies!

Aren’t cut-out decorated Christmas cookies the ultimate highlight of Christmas cookie baking fun with children? In The Essence of Joy, young friends, their moms and I created very special ones at The Coffee Cottage — Christmas Trees appearing to be decorated with roses. Read our story in The Essence of Joy. You will find it in […]

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Hot Chocolate, Dark Roast, Whipping Cream – ALL in One Cup

Here at The Coffee Cottage we are always on the lookout for indulgent and tasty treats and beverages for our guests. We spend just a little time on Pinterest. (Insert smiley face here.) Many guests enjoy their coffee black, while many others anticipate our next concoction. Adding a little chocolate to anything can only be […]

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Get Ready: Find Your Advent Inspiration

Advent. The word provides a reminder to live in a state of anticipation, foretaste, expectancy, joy and hope. As October winds down, look around. Holiday decorations appear almost as quickly as Halloween disappears. Where’s the anticipation, the foretaste, the expectancy, the joy and hope in the waiting for Christmas Day to arrive? Most are so […]

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