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My Real Life ‘Love at First Sight’ Story

Posted by Hallee on Jun 28, 2012 in Holy matrimony, Love, Marriage, Romance

I’m not kidding. I was married, recently separated, and absolutely exhausted. But talking with this beautiful, brilliant man about marriage was the most natural thing in the world. Until that moment in time, I would have said that “love at first sight” was something romance writers like me just used as a plot launch. I would never, ever have believed it to be a real “thing”. But I can tell you in all honesty right now, I fell in love with Gregg the moment we met, and that love has done nothing but multiply over the years.

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Regeneration

Posted by Hallee on Jun 26, 2012 in Gardening, Hallee's Galley, kitchen & cooking tips

Did you know that green onions regenerate?

If you have the white parts left over from using green onions, put them in water in a jar.

Refresh the water every day. These pictures were all just taken one day apart. Within 6 days, you’ll be able to use the green tops again.

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Topaz Heat Now Available in Paperback!

Posted by Hallee on Jun 22, 2012 in Writing

For those of you who prefer to hold a book in your hands instead of an electronic reader, you’ll be happy to know that Topaz Heat is now available in paperback!

The conclusion to The Jewel Trilogy will complete your set. Get the book that reviewers have said:

Hallee Bridgeman hit it out of the park with this one!

And:

Best book in the series!

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A Reminder

Posted by Hallee on Jun 21, 2012 in Life, Love, Marriage

An opportunity for a part time job recently came across my radar. (About which a friend said to me, “Why? Because you aren’t busy enough?) I considered it not because I need a job nor because I’m looking for work. I considered it because it sounded like fun. It would be easy, part time work. The kind of thing that would be a dream to a mom who had kids in school and who didn’t really need to earn a lot of money.

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Tuesday Morning Survey: Making Changes?

Posted by Hallee on Jun 19, 2012 in Blog Stuff, Life

In July, I’m going to bring you an interview I’m doing with a friend who had serious behavior and attitude problems with a preschooler, and through a series of total lifestyle changes, has seen amazing improvements in listening, attitude, and overall countenance. I can’t wait to let you meet her and hear about what she did.

As I’ve been preparing this interview, it occurred to me that YOU might have a story, too. If you do, would you allow me to interview you? You can either comment here and I can email you from the comment, or you can email me directly at hallee@halleethehomemaker.com.

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The Jewel Trilogy Anthology!

Posted by Hallee on Jun 18, 2012 in Writing

The Jewel Trilogy Anthology is now for sale! (Check out this cover — isn’t it amazing!?!)

This is a collection of all three books in the Jewel Trilogy: Sapphire Ice, Emerald Fire, and Topaz Heat!

They are included in their entirety. It just creates a discount to buy all three at the same time.

You can get the Anthology at the following locations in e-book form:

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Menu Monday 18 JUN 12 — Daniel Fast Week 2

Posted by Hallee on Jun 18, 2012 in Hallee's Galley, menus & menu planning

Here’s the menu for my family for the week of June 18th.

Gregg and I have felt the need to fast for several weeks now, but we were crazy around here with the end of school and getting books released. So, we’re starting the fast last week. The reason for the timing is this: this is seriously the only chunk of summer that isn’t rife with military training for the national guard or summer camps, etc., for our ministries. If we were going to fast this summer, it has to start now.

We are doing Daniel Fast. My blog post about that can be found here, but basically, it’s vegan extreme – and I’m throwing in my own personal restriction to unleavened bread only. Last week, Gregg did a juice fast during the day and ate vegan soups in the evening. This week he’s in line with me on a regular Daniel Fast.

On Saturday, we are having the boys’ birthday party. My parents and my sister and her family will be in town. I haven’t really felt tempted by food this fast, but we’ll see how I do with full meal preparations, homemade ice cream, and birthday cake!

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Last Week to Get Topaz Heat for Just $0.99!

Posted by Hallee on Jun 13, 2012 in Writing

This is the last week you will be able to get Topaz Heat for just $0.99! On Monday, June 18th, the price will go up to $3.99

Here are a few of the reviews Topaz Heat has received:

“WOW!!!

As the last book in this series.. I was amazed to say the least..I loved reading all these, but I think the last may have been the best! I loved the simple truths that are so well written within these books. The old saying I have heard all my life came to mind while reading .. you can’t judge a book by the cover.. of course I am not talking a out the cover of this book, as Christians sometimes we only see what others look like on the outside.. we forget that though they may seem very much the same.. that God can change that person completely without you looking close enough you may overlook the true transformation of the heart while focused on the outside of the person.. Again, cannot say enough good things about this series.. I hope to find (if there are any more) and read ALL this author has to offer. I have found another favorite author!”

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The Faith Element

Posted by Hallee on Jun 11, 2012 in Christian Faith, Writing

Oh, but the story is a GOOD story. GOOD. GOOD. This is the kind of story that a reader would totally devour.

At my book signing, we were all standing around talking about it. I explained that looked at it and looked at it and thought, it’s a good story, it can be cleaned up, but I honestly don’t know that a faith element would add to the book. So, maybe I’ll just make it a “clean” romance and publish it like that.

Everyone encouraged me and said it was a great idea.

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Menu Monday 11 JUN 2012 – Daniel Fast Week 1

Here’s the menu for my family for the week of June 11th.

Gregg and I have felt the need to fast for several weeks now, but we were crazy around here with the end of school and getting books released. So, we’re starting the fast this week. The reason for the timing is this: this is seriously the only chunk of summer that isn’t rife with military training for the national guard or summer camps, etc., for our ministries. If we were going to fast this summer, it has to start now, and will unfortunately collide with the combination birthday party we’re throwing for the boys at the end of the month. But, it will be the end of the fast, so we’ll be in a good stride by then.

Yesterday, I started a 21-Day Daniel Fast. My blog post about that can be found here, but basically, it’s vegan extreme – and I’m throwing in my own personal restriction to unleavened bread only. Gregg is actually doing a juice fast during the day and eating vegan soups in the evening, so you’ll see pretty much only soups as our evening meals.

This week is also VBS at church. I’m working in the kitchen, so the temptation to eat foods not on the fast is going to be great — especially with this being the first week of the fast.

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