Sunday, April 14, 2013

Into the wild

This big guy on the left flashed his gorgeous feathers when we encountered him at a winery in Avila Beach the other day. We had planned to go up the coast for a day of beachcombing, wandering, and other non-plans, when a friend told us about Kelsey Winery off See Canyon near Avila where peacocks roamed free.

Of course, I had to go.

A corgie greeted us and became our lifelong friend when we became the only visitors on the premises to put up with his constant demands to play. No joke ... I think we tossed his slobbery tennis ball about 30 times. Each. But it was my birthday and he made us laugh, so we didn't mind.

And then there were the peacocks, waddling around and piercing the air with their mating calls. The excursion was like a trip to Wild Kingdom, Lol ... all within a few miles of the Pacific Ocean.

Here's to a beachy week, my friends ... wherever you are.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Psst ... Freebie Friday (and Saturday :)

I know it's been around awhile, but not everyone's read it (haha ... I can't believe it either!) So ... Truffles by the Sea is free today and tomorrow on Kindle. Here's the blurb:

Follow up to Chocolate Beach. This second in the Chocolate series was an ACFW Book of the Year Finalist. Determined to turn her life around, Gaby Flores moves to a Ventura seaside loft, takes on a new motto--Be gullible no more--and begins to rebuild her flower store while searching for Mr. So Right. But when a lawsuit, an eviction notice, a near-empty bank account, and quirky neighbors invade her beachy world, not even chocolate can solve her worries as her fledgling faith is put to the test. Discussion questions included.

Have a beachy weekend, friends ~ wherever you are ...