experiences

christmas in new york

For years, I’ve been fortunate to visit New York during the Christmas season. It’s been a self professed tradition since my college years, if not before. While I don’t make it to Rockefeller Center every year, I’ve come pretty close. However, 2019 was my first visit since 2016–the last 2 years having been outside the norm for me from a Christmas celebration perspective. But my annual tradition was reinstated over the course of the...

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home office makeover: before and after

Like many before me, my home office was a disaster. It had become the dumping ground for things with no home–spare planner paper, books in disarray, a random travel pillow. However, it still needed to function as a home office for the days I work from home, be the place to make The Edible Bookmark happen, and a spare bedroom for guests. I started with the mess on the desk. If I could unearth...

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spring 2017 bloggiesta

While this post is primarily intended for all you bloggers out there, book focused and otherwise–I encourage non-bloggers to check out Bloggiesta to discover other blogs. Sunday, I participated in the first of 3 Bloggiesta Twitter chats and discovered great new blogs, talented bloggers, a graphic designer, and a coder. Who knew! So, what exactly is this magnificent thing called Bloggiesta? Good question! Per their website: Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off...

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we're getting a facelift!

Hello faithful followers! In an effort to bring you more benefits, including contests and giveaways–we’re undergoing a facelift and a bit of a behind-the-scenes relocation. (For you techies out there, we’re moving hosts.) You don’t have to do anything, (I don’t think…) but over the next few days/weeks our site may be a little ‘wonky’ (that’s a technical term) and it’s going to look a bit different in the short-term. But don’t worry, we’re working on...

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rt booklovers convention

So, I have been slightly MIA the last couple of weeks. Not because I haven’t been reading. And not because I don’t have some recipes in my back pocket. It’s because I’ve been spending the last few weeks furiously preparing for the RT Booklovers Convention in Dallas, TX. And it’s here! This is my first convention/conference of this nature and it’s not related to my day job. Already, I’m having a great time! My brother...

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Saturday Surprise: Give Hope–Give a Hand

I thought I’d mix things up a bit by not posting a recipe or a book review, but something a bit different. This is the ‘Saturday Surprise’ edition of tlfinney.com.  I’m not saying I won’t post a recipe or book review in the future, but if I told you–you know, it wouldn’t be a surprise. (wink, wink) Thursday, my department had a quarterly, half-day, offsite-meeting. We received an update on our business. Information on...

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