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Hello friends,

Today I actually feel a little more like myself as far as recovery goes.  Thank you for the well wishes.

This is the new cover I uploaded for now.  Simple, yet pretty.

Next week I will post about Bluebird Cottage, and my gratitude journal giveaway.  I hope your day is full of bliss, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!


New Cover Option

New Cover design 3Good day to all…

I’m thinking I’m on the mend.  It’s slow but sure.  In the meantime, I’ve played around with a new cover design. [September 28th update: I changed the color of title – I think it stands out better. The image is of a charcoal drawing I did decades ago of an ‘old fashion’ woman.]

I hope you are all well today, and that you are enjoying some of the coolness of early autumn.  It’s raining here today, which is fine, since I’m just going to snuggle up with some hot tea.  Yesterday, I watched The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O’hara.  I love that movie, and I think mostly because of the beautiful Irish country scenes.

Thank you for taking the time to stroll by Leisure Lane.  Be well, my friends, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!


A Happy Autumn “Hello”

IMG_1769Dear Friends,

It’s not too late to send all of you a Happy Autumn Hello.  I hope you’re starting the season healthy and happy.

Get Well -detail framedI’ve been a bit under the weather with a cold/sinus infection, so I haven’t been on the computer in a while. It was inevitable, I suppose with all the confusion I had allowed to build up in my soul and getting nearly no sleep before and during the move. But I’m on the road to recovery, and I’m also happy to say that ‘Bluebird Cottage’ is coming along quite nicely.  I’m hoping to show some of my efforts in making the apartment a soothing, welcoming cottage.  This time around I’m going for simple and pristine.  Now if I can figure out what to do with the remaining things in the middle of my living area floor :/

I also will be sharing with you, in increments, an amazing testimony about moving into this new place, and how God’s amazing grace and Love and mercy is all a part of this new beginning. And it will include my gratitude journal. So keep writing in your journals, my dears, because it really matters!

Well, that’s all for now.  I’m off to take some photos (not the middle of the living room floor ;) ) , to plan my next post, and to get in a little more rest.  Rest, my friends, take the time to lay your head and close your eyes for a while. It’s vital to your state of well-being.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

A Little Something Extra

And don’t forget, my Christmas in September $.99 ebook sale is still going on.  The Christmas Pin Society (a novella), and The Empty, Little Stocking (a Christmas tale) are still only $.99 on Amazon Kindle!  And they make great gifts, too!

The Heart of Annie…Book Promo

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Above is a little experiment I worked on today.  I used a charcoal drawing I did eons ago, antiqued it, and used it as a book promo.  I know it’s not the cover of the book, but I think it’s pretty cool.  Actually it was my original intent to use this image as the cover.

Well, that’s what I was up to today.  It’s raining.  A very September kind of day.  Hope your day is a good one.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


New Place for New Beginnings

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Thank you for strolling by today.  I’d like to welcome my new followers with the joy of hoping that whenever you come by the lane you will find something that enlivens your soul.

Well, I’m all moved, but not quite settled into “Bluebird Cottage”.  Little by little, I will eventually have all my things put in their proper places.  In the meantime, work and catching up on some very needed rest is in order.

I must give my son, Robert, his due. He was a blessing that Saturday and Sunday – I truthfully could not have done it without him. We had much better weather for the move, but the mosquitoes decided to come alive. They were aggressive and persistent. Robert kept focused on the momentum and the task at hand and worked through being bit by the pesky insects, the heat, as well as a blister on the back of his heel. He never mentioned it until I noticed it. He was a beacon of light for me during those two days, and I cherish that. It’s funny in a way…as I was packing for the move, I came across so many memories of when he was a child; things he had created, written, school items and more.  They struck me as if all of those times had happened only moments before, not years.  And now he is 25, taking the reigns, guiding me in so many ways.  Children certainly are a blessing! ♥

That’s the news for now.  I hope your week is a delightful one, full of joy and love, and…

Until next time may happy days abound!


A Little Something Extra

Very soon, I will be featuring a Gratitude Journal giveaway.  So stay tuned for that, and think of all the things you are grateful for.  I’m sure it would fill a book!! ;)

And don’t forget about the “Christmas in September” sale.  My two  Christmas-themed ebooks will be $.99 for the month of September.  Remember they make great gifts, too.  Click the link to read more about it.


Christmas in September ebook Sale

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Good day to all…

I am having a $.99 “Christmas in September” sale on two of my ebooks: The Christmas Pin Society (a novella) and The Empty, Little Stocking (a Christmas Tale). This sale will last through the month of September.  If you choose to read one or both of the books, thank you for leaving a review  :)

Thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane.  Until next time, may happy days abound!


Goodbye Summer!

Goodbye Summer!
You were grand
With my toes in warm, soft sand;
But ta-ta, adieu, goodbye…
Now Fall’s the apple of my eye.

Until next time, may happy days abound.


“Goodbye Summer” by Marianne Coyne copyright©2011

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