April 28th, 2016

Last Sunday I received a message from my editor at “Meridian Magazine,” saying my article scheduled for Monday would not be released until later in the week because she wanted to use it for their cover story. I was very pleased.

It was actually a high school classmate’s post on Facebook that lead me to write on the subject. I am grateful for my wise, wonderful friends who help me carry on . . .

Here is the link to my article released Tuesday.


Boiling water

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March 28th, 2016

Here is the link for my March “Meridian Magazine” article that was released early this morning. I hope you enjoy it.


March poster, listening

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February 23rd, 2016

The following is my newsletter that went out today.

My friends (I do count you all as my friends), this will be my last author newsletter. I am being pushed in a new focus direction. But first I want to thank each of you for your support, kindness, and loyalty. I truly appreciate you.


I only have rights to a couple of my books, rights sufficient to donate. Some of you have already received my thanks in the form of donations of my books for your church congregations. I have felt a great deal of satisfaction in being able to share the messages in my books with you and your friends.

Over the past two years I have made offers at considerable discount for the two books I have the rights to. Now I would like to make a FREE offer for you, my friends.

I am a rather driven person. I try my best to follow what I feel Heavenly Father would like me to do. And right now I feel I should be working on my genealogy and spending more time with my family instead of spending my time writing books and marketing them. So I am offering to supply free of charge to any non-profit organization (churches do count) bulk copies of I Am Strong! I Am Smart! (a 2014 finalist for best children’s religious book in the USA).

Saturday our stake (a large congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) had a literacy day, preparing literacy packets for non-profit organizations like the Road Home. I was blessed to be a part of that by donating books to go in the packets. In December the Primary Children’s Hospital also asked for 100 copies of this book (as a donation from me). Wow that felt good, to know children would be getting the messages from that book. Some congregations have requested copies to give as gifts for Mother’s Day.

Your only expense would be picking up the books. I only require a letter on letterhead from the organization the books are donated to, stating the number of books received. I must turn this letter in to my accountant.

Kallee, Madison, Teagan, Jakob, Payton, Anisha, Xavier, and Ashlee #2, 8-1-2014

Meridian Magazine

Since my last newsletter I have written a number of additional articles for “Meridian Magazine.” I will continue to write for them. Those articles keep my fingers in the writing arena, which I would miss if I quit writing altogether. If you have an interest in receiving links to those articles after this newsletter, let me know and I will be happy to forward those links each quarter.

Here are the links to those articles that have come out since my last newsletter. I hope you enjoy and benefit from them.

November Meridian Magazine article

December Meridian Magazine article

January Meridian Magazine article

February Meridian Magazine article

Also, here is the link for the October article. For some reason it is not coming up in Meridian’s search engine.


Meridian Magazine online logo


Some of you may recall from my last newsletter that Sheryl Johnson, author and owner of GrannyEnchanted.com invited me to guest blog on her website for a seven-day series regarding grandparenting. I really appreciate GrannyEnchanted.com. When I make my posters for Facebook or Pinterest, I turn first to the beautiful papers and elements I have received there.

At the time of my last newsletter most of those articles had not yet come out. You will find them at the following links:

Day 1: http://www.scrapbookalphabet.blogspot.com/2015/11/day-1-with-fay-grandparents-giving.html

Day 2: http://scrapbookalphabet.blogspot.com/2015/11/day-2-with-fay-draw-your-family-close.html

Day 3: http://scrapbookalphabet.blogspot.com/2015/11/day-3-with-fay-connecting-with-your.html

Day 4: http://scrapbookalphabet.blogspot.com/2015/11/day-4-grandmothers-dont-give-up.html

Day 5: http://www.scrapbookalphabet.blogspot.com/2015/11/day-5-with-fay-thinking-it-through.html

Day 6: http://www.scrapbookalphabet.blogspot.com/2015/11/day-6-with-fay-empowered-to-make.html

Day 7: http://www.scrapbookalphabet.blogspot.com/2015/11/day-7-with-fay-encouraging-appreciation.html

Granny enchanted

Thank You Again

Thank you again for your support and for sharing my writing. My success has only come about because of you.


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February 22nd, 2016

Today my February “Meridian Magazine” article came out. It was a fun article and I hope you enjoy it. Write to me on Facebook and let me know and I will find Old Google Eye and tell her what you said!

Monster sized for journal page



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January 25th, 2016

I spent the last month working on scrapbooks for grandchildren. Ohhhhh, sooooooooo many memories, happy memories, in pictures. I decided I wanted to express my love and appreciation for our grandchildren by giving them their own scrapbooks. I tell about this experience in my January “Meridian Magazine” article. I hope you enjoy it. Here is the link.


1 grouping

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January 20th, 2016

I failed to previously post the link for my “Meridian Magazine” article that came out in December. You will enjoy it. And it is also linked to my article this month.

Here is December’s link.



My January article is supposed to be out this coming Monday. I always have such a huge sigh of relief when I turn in my articles to the editor. Here is a little teaser :)

See the good

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November 25th, 2015

Here is my November “Meridian Magazine” article, just in time for the holidays, with ideas to share for a fun, memorable Thanksgiving.


Cards for match game

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November 15th, 2015

This is the last day of the 7-day series of my articles and GrannyEnchanted’s giveaways.

I hope you enjoyed the articles and that you will find many uses for the digi freebies that GrannyEnchanted provided. :)

205-7 Free Digital Scrapbook Papers GrannyEnchantedDotCom



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November 14th, 2015

Day 6 of the 7-day series of my articles and GrannyEnchanted’s giveaways.
Here is the link.

205-6 Free Digital Scrapbook Papers GrannyEnchantedDotCom



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November 13th, 2015

Day 5 of the 7-day series of my articles and GrannyEnchanted’s giveaways.
Here is today’s link.


#5 graphic


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