Wrinkle Creams

Posted by Vicki on May 29, 2010

I’ve never really seen the use of wrinkle creams. I’ve always considered wrinkles a map of your life. The ups and downs that you have endured.

The same goes for gray hair. I mean I guess if you were in your 20′s and going gray I could see coloring your hair, but not as you get older. The gray hair signifies the struggles that you have survived, and the joys that you have experienced.

Female Pattern Hair Loss

Posted by Vicki on May 29, 2010

Upon recieving this link for female pattern hair loss I had to go check it out, as I had no idea what it was. As it turns out, it’s females going bald. The website lists some of the causes. Some I knew like excessive coloring and perming, and hormonal changes such as pregnancy and menopause. However they did list some that I didn’t know, like enviromental conditions and irregular thyroid.

I found it to be a very interesting and informative website.

Appetite Suppressants

Posted by Vicki on May 29, 2010

Her Grandfather had told her that before she had been born her mother had a problem with being hooked on appetite suppressants to the point of being anorexic. She had no malice where her mother was concerned. She had been raised with the philosophy of “what is, is. No use whining or crying about it, because that won’t change anything anyway.”

She wished her mother well with whatever life she found.

She, herself can’t imagine living a better life than the way she had been raised. With love, and freedom in the wide open spaces.

E Cigarette

Posted by Vicki on May 29, 2010

She had been so happy when her Grandfather had started using an e cigarette instead of the real thing. It wasn’t as good as quitting completely, but it was a good start. She had noticed an improvement in his breathing since starting the e cigarette six months ago.

She had moved to the ranch when she was 2 years old. Her father, her Grandfather’s son, had tragically died in a car accident on his way home to her. Her mother had left just after she had been born, and she hadn’t had contact with her since.

Sleeping Pills

Posted by Vicki on May 29, 2010

Crossing over a couple of isles she picked up a bottle of sleeping pills to take home to her Grandfather when she headed home later that even. It wasn’t often that he took the sleeping pills, but on occasion his body simply wouldn’t let him sleep, which took it’s toll on his health.

For a man approaching 70 he was in fine health, and she wanted to keep it that way. He was her rock, and had been for as long as she could remember.

Natural Acne Treatment

Posted by Vicki on May 29, 2010

Pulling into the parking lot of a health food store she got out and quickly hurried in. The temperature was dropping again, and more snow was expected before morning.

Inside the store was warm and cozy. She made her way down the isle to pick up her natural acne treatment. She preferred using natural items when she could. She contributed that to being raised by her Grandfather, on the ranch.

Blackhead Treatments

Posted by Vicki on May 28, 2010

After her workout in the gym she quickly showered and applied her blackhead treatments, and ran a quick brush through her hair. She put her stuff in her locker, retrieved her purse and keys and headed out the door, waving to the desk person, Janine, as she went.

She hurred into her Chevy Blazer and got it started so the heater could warm up. Her Blazer may not be the chic thing, but it handled the Montana roads and weather better than one of those cute little cars.


Posted by Vicki on May 28, 2010

Ellipticals done, now for the treadmills.

She had started college at the University of California in Los Angles. Thinking she was ready for some fun in the sun. It had only taken her 3 months to become so unbearably homesick for Montana. She made the decision to transfer to the University of Montana in Missoula, which was only a 2 hour drive home.


Posted by Vicki on May 28, 2010

Going for a workout at the gym on the ellipticals wasn’t her idea of fun, but it did keep her in shape without getting frostbite in the frigid temperatures of Montana in the winter.

Montana had been her home for as long as she could remember, with the exception of the 3 months she had spent in California when she first started college.

A Matter Of Character

Posted by Vicki on May 28, 2010

Loved this book!!! Although nothing will ever take the place of Woody and Cleo in my heart, Daphne and Josh have certainly earned a place in my heart as well.

Ms. Hatcher excells at making the charactors in her books become real to me. A talent that I, the reader, very much appreciate.


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Matter Of Character

Zondervan (May 25, 2010)


Robin Lee Hatcher


Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Whispers from Yesterday), the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance (Patterns of Love and The Shepherd’s Voice), two RT Career Achievement Awards (Americana Romance and Inspirational Fiction), and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over 50 novels, including Catching Katie, named one of the Best Books of 2004 by the Library Journal.

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. She is passionate about the theater, and several nights every summer, she can be found at the outdoor amphitheater of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, enjoying Shakespeare under the stars. She makes her home outside of Boise, sharing it with Poppet the high-maintenance Papillon


It’s 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho. But Daphne has a secret.

A series of dime novels loosely based on local lore and featuring a nefarious villain known as Rawhide Rick has enjoyed modest popularity among readers. Nobody in Bethlehem Springs knows the man behind the stories … except Daphne.

When newspaperman Joshua Crawford comes to town searching for the man who sullied the good name of his grandfather, Daphne finds herself at a crossroads, reassessing the power of her words, re-thinking how best to honor her gifts, and reconsidering what she wants out of life.

Robin is conducting a contest for the new book. Join in the fun HERE.

If you would like to read the Prologue and first Chapter of A Matter Of Character, go HERE.

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