Hello! My name is Shannon Taylor. I'm a long-time writer and editor from Minnesota surprised to find myself on an island in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, three younger children (the oldest is attending college in Chicago), and two dogs.

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Friday Inspiration


Soaking up the last days of summer….

You know how Newton said that a body at rest tends to stay at rest and a body in motion tends to stay in motion? Well, I’ve been experiencing that with my blog. I got very firm with myself and wasn’t allowed to publish anything here until I got my freelance writing and editing business going FOR REAL.

But even though I did get serious and I did get a website up and running and I started contacting potential clients, I completely lost my momentum with the blog. It came to a dead stop. And I missed it! And some of you were kind enough to say you missed it, too.

So to ease back into a regular writing schedule, I’ve visited some of my favorite blogs for inspiration. Just to get the ball rolling. Plus, I have a few others things to share that have made me think and smile lately.

  • Autism spectrum diagnoses are up 78 percent in 10 years. This article asks if some of these kids might just be brainy, introverted boys. Kinda sounds like our Will.
  • Have you seen this live “lip dub” proposal? It’s such a sweet celebration of love, family, and friends.
  • I’m excited about Design Mom‘s new series on packing school lunches.
  • I want to use the crock pot more, but I’m surrounded by picky eaters who don’t like everything thrown together. But I think they’d eat this honey garlic crock pot chicken. Thanks, Rosa!
  • These C is for Cookie cards are so adorable you’ll want to start baking right away just so you can print them out and give them away.
  • Are we thinking about Halloween yet? These popcorn balls would make great party favors.
  • Or how about these DIY floating ghosts along a haunted trail?
  • Cake Batter Dip. Could be dangerous.

And while you’re out there, please visit my new website and tell me what you think!

Have a great weekend, and I hope to see you back here again as I keep the ball rolling….

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  1. Mary Jo Nohava says:

    Interesting article on Autism. I agree we have an issue with over diagnosis.

  2. Thanks for including me Shannon! :) Love the lip-dub! ha!

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