Book Update

Annie Cover 2 based on a true storyGood day to everyone strolling by to visit.  I hope you’re enjoying some of the early spring promises.  Though I know many of you in the north are stilling experiencing snow…I hope your days warm up soon.

As you may know I’ve been in the process of editing The Heart of Annie…The Strength of God, and hope to be announcing its debut sometime in April.

First, I am sorry to say that I will not be able to publish it in paperback form at this time.  I hope, however, to do that in the near future.  It will be only offered on Amazon Kindle for the time being.  In about two or three weeks I will be calling for anyone who would like to read the story and review it on Amazon.  So if you would like to read the story and write an honest review, I will be offering it on Amazon for free for one or two days.

I will post when I am ready to release it for review, so stay tuned :)

Thank you for stopping by today.  May all your days be sunny no matter the weather, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!


My Life’s a Lovely Collage

pink page 2Life’s Lovely Collage

My Life’s a collage of ribbons and lace,
Of buttons that hold my heart in place,
And poems and flowers in pretty bouquets.
My Life is a lovely collage.

My Life’s a collage of yellow and blue,
Of lilac and pink, and more than a few
Of emotions that tell a story or two.
My Life is a lovely collage.

My Life’s a collage of joy and of sorrow,
Of yester and now and surely tomorrow,
And all of the Grace that He lets me borrow
To enhance my Life’s lovely collage.

Copyright©2012Marianne Coyne

Hello Friends,

Editing the book, so while I’m busy with that, I thought I’d go into my archives to brighten your day.  Wish you all the best.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


My Book is Finished!

annie coverHello friends!  I’m so happy you could join me here at Leisure Lane.

Just a quick note to let you know that I have FINISHED my book, The Heart of Annie…The Strength of God.  I am very excited and relieved.  Because of my job, this book has been put on hold often throughout the years, but finally it is completed.

Now comes the editing, the reading and re-reading.  I’ll let you know the progress.  I want to thank my friends both here and in blogland for being so patient with me, and for all of your encouragement.  God has blessed me with you, and I shall never take that for granted.  I’m going to lay down now ;)

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♥

A Little Something Extra

Congratulations, Deb!

One of my very dear UK blog friends, Deb, from Bee Happy has made her debut in Ideal Home magazine.  They featured her beautiful kitchen in their April edition.  Stop by and say hello to Deb.  You’ll find her very welcoming.

Happy St. Valentine’s Day With Love

IMG_2118 restyledWishing all of you, my friends, a very blessed St. Valentine’s Day.  May your Lives be filled with joy, good health, and all the radiant Love God has and wishes to give you in every way!

Today I’ll be spending the day celebrating my birthday; so until next time, may happy days abound!

♥♥♥Marianne ♥♥♥

Welcome Baby

IMG_2107Hello Friends, and welcome to Leisure Lane.

Sharing today a sweet hanging card made for welcoming baby.  I just love Bessie Pease Gutmann’s work, and chose “Awakening” for the card.  Growing up, I remember this print hanging in our home.  I always loved it.  I used some vintage binding tape that I lightly dyed and crinkled.

Hope your day is full of awakenings.  Until next time, may happy days abound.\!


Old Style Fairy Tale with a New Twist

Hello Friends,

I’m so glad you strolled by to say hello.  I always enjoy our visits.  Well, I’d like to let you know that I’m working on the last chapter or two of the Heart of Annie…The Strength of God, and I’ll let you know when it’s complete.  It’s coming along nicely and, oh, shall I hope to launch it within the next month or two?The Enchanted Dance cover - Author of

In the meantime, if you’d like to indulge in a story written in good old fashion fairy tale style, with a heroine that will capture your heart, then stop by Amazon and check out The Enchanted Dance.  An unforgettable story that will intrigue you for years to come.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


Hanging Decorative Valentine or Anytime Card

IMG_2099 filtered sidesGood day everyone, and thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane today.

Yesterday I made a large hanging decorative card using one of the lovely vintage images I’ve been collecting.  It’s not a sunny day here today, so I did my best with the photo.

I certainly hope that you never give up on the song in your heart.

A Little Something Extra

IMG_20141218_180259(1)Back in October I made a tag called “Wedding Bliss” for a couple at work who were getting married.  About a month after the wedding, the young woman said that she was going through her wedding photos, and happened upon the one above that resembled the image on the tag.  She was so excited and put it on her facebook, and sent me a copy.  I was thrilled!  You never know how poignantly you may touch the lives of others.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


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