A native of Honeoye, New York, Andrew Cratsley lives in North Carolina. Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows is his debut novel. Cratsley is a lifelong fan of fantasy books, films, and RPG-style gaming. A champion of literacy issues and proud supporter of the World Literacy Foundation, Cratsley will donate a portion of the proceeds from Keepers of Runes and the Tower…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on September 8, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments
This is my fourth week to participate in #ASKAWAYFriday. For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for another blogger to answer. Below are 10 questions that Carissa asked me and I hope that you enjoy my answers.
This week I paired up with Carissa at The Green Eyed Lady Blog. She is married and has a beautiful daughter. She has been blogging since 2008 and…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 7, 2013 at 9:19pm — No Comments
I enjoyed participating in AskAwayFriday last week and figured that it was a great way for my readers to get to know me. This week I connected with Jhanis at Fascinations of a Vanilla Housewife. Jhanis lives in the Philippines. She is married and has two children.
I met Jhanis for the first time earlier this week, I am new to AskAwayFriday and I was looking for someone to connect with. She happily agreed to be my partner.…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 22, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments
Rascal had a good time playing Wii games after the kids went to school yesterday. He got rid of his excess energy and crashed just about the time my oldest son got home from school. Then last night as I was getting ready for bed, Rascal told me good night as he was leaving to head back to the North Pole.
This morning I heard him coming in the back door shortly after I got up. It was really windy outside this morning and I wanted to make sure that Rascal made it inside safely. The…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 20, 2012 at 10:21pm — No Comments
Rascal came down from the chandelier after the kids went to bed. He said that he was ready to go for his nightly visit with Santa Claus. I don’t know why he was in such a hurry to run off, but it must have been very important to Rascal.
Hopefully, he wasn’t off to the North Pole in search of more sweets, this seems to be his favorite thing to eat. He must have been out pretty late again last night, because he was sneaking back in just as I was coming out of our bedroom to go wake…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 19, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments
The previous night Rascal had time to make a few bracelets and left a huge mess of beads behind. I decided to move him to the mantel so that the my baby or the puppy wouldn’t get ahold of him. Again, I placed him up on the mantel so that he can watch the kids. We have less than a week left with Rascal and I am already getting sad. He has been a great addition to our family and created a new tradition for my children.
Rascal was excited to go tell Santa Claus that he was able to…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 18, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments
Rascal had to be rescued from the toy box so that my toddler wouldn’t misplace him or play with him. I placed him on the fireplace mantel so that he could still keep an eye on the kids. By that evening, he was ready to head to the North Pole to go visit Santa Claus, the other elves, and reindeer. He left shortly after the kids were tucked into bed and I didn’t hear him sneak back into the house this morning. In fact, I wasn’t sure if he made it home in time to cause any mischief.…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 18, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Rascal was ready to head to the North Pole so that he could come back early and help prepare for my daughter’s birthday party. My daughter is celebrating her 16th birthday party this evening with a few friends.
Find out what Rascal did to prepare for my daughter's birthday. He was a good little elf! :)
See photos of Rascal's handy work at…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 14, 2012 at 8:05pm — No Comments
Last night when we went to bed, Rascal told me that he was going to surprise us but he wanted to visit with Santa, the elves, and reindeer. During the wee hours of the morning, Rascal decided that he wanted to be like the “Elves and the Shoemaker” and do something so that we wouldn’t have to do it. The next morning when we woke up, I was wondering why the dog wasn’t asleep in her bed. This is so unlike Katie and I immediately knew something wasn’t…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 11, 2012 at 6:11pm — No Comments
After sipping on coffee and eating cinnamon rolls yesterday, I figured that Rascal had enough sugar in his body to last for a few days. Last night he was bouncing off the walls and running around the house after the kids went to bed. I figured that I would find him passed out somewhere when we woke up this morning. But no! Rascal had other plans.
Find photos of Rascal and the rest of the story at…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 11, 2012 at 6:10pm — No Comments
Rascal took off his diaper late last night and left it laying on the couch. Thankfully, it wasn’t a stinky diaper. I also had to help him clean the butt paste (diaper rash cream) off of his nose. After, I got him cleaned up, he was ready to head off for his nightly visit with Santa Claus. As usual, I didn’t hear him sneak back into our house. By now, you have probably figured out that I am a deep sleeper.
Find out if my toddler found…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 6, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments
Last night when I went to bed, Rascal was acting pretty sneaky before he left to go visit with Santa. He was wondering around the house looking for supplies that he was going to need for his next move. Rascal found one of my son’s diapers, his wet wipes, and the butt paste (diaper rash cream).
Read my Toddler's reaction and find Photos of Rascal at…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 5, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments
Rascal had to be rescued from the dog kennel yesterday while I went to run a few errands. The dog was giving him the evil eye yesterday for being in her kennel and I didn’t want her to take revenge on him. So I placed him on the fireplace mantel so that he was safe and out of harms way.
Read the rest of the story and find photos of Rascal's adventure at…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 1, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments
Rascal is a sneaky little Elf, he took off to the North Pole early last night. He wanted to go back early so that he could visit Rudolf. While sneaking, back into the house last night he found himself locked himself in the dog’s kennel. I found him this morning, he looked so sad and scared while trying to get our attention to let him out of the kennel. When I took a closer look I found the dog’s bone in his mouth and a sign attached to the kennel door asking for…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 30, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments
Rascal was still perched on the motion sensor when I went to bed last night and he seemed happy sitting up high watching the kids. I didn’t hear him sneak out last night to head to the North Pole. The baby woke up around 1:30 early this morning and Rascal was no where to be found. When I finally ready to go back to bed, Rascal was sneaking back into the house. I told Rascal good night and that I would see him in the morning.
Come see the…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 29, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments
Last night as I was getting ready to go to bed, I opened the refrigerator door so that I could get a drink and Rascal comes bouncing out. It was a site to see him bouncing around the house, similar to one of those high bouncy ball that bounces out of control. He calmed down long enough to sneak out of the house so that he could visit with Santa Claus while the kids were sleeping.
Find the rest of the story and photos of Rascal on…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 28, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments
I saw Rascal slipping out the back door last night when I went to bed. I didn’t hear him sneak back into the house during the middle of the night. This morning when I came into the living room, I didn’t see Rascal. I woke up the kids and asked them if they knew where Rascal was.
Read the rest of the story and see photos of his hiding place at…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 27, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments
When I went to bed last night, Rascal was heading back to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus and give him a report on how the kids are doing. When Rascal returned home early this morning, he decided to throw a party in the living room with his girlfriend. He found a perfect chair for them to sit in and he placed it in front of the television.
For the rest of the story and photos of Rascal's party please visit…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 26, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments
While we were sleeping last night, I heard some commotion early this morning coming from my kitchen. I didn’t think anything about it because we have two dogs and they make noise sometimes at night.
What will Rascal do next?
Find the full story and photos of Rascal's Snowball Fight at Uplifting…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 25, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments
My elf has arrived thanks to my wonderful in-laws who gave him to me as an early Christmas present. I am so excited to share a new Christmas tradition with my children this year, and blog about the naughty and fun things that he will do each night as we “Count Down the Days Until Christmas“. Now it’s time to come up with a name for my Elf. Read more at: Uplifting…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 24, 2012 at 11:16pm — No Comments