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January 20, 2014

Counting it down to Runaway Groom : Two of my favorite small town authors…

I can’t believe we’re almost to the release day of Runaway Groom!! *squeaks* That said, I LOVE small town stories. Sweet Home Alabama might be my favorite small town movie, or maybe The Proposal and that little town in Alaska…wait, let’s talk about books because I am a HUGE fan of these two authors. 2. Mariah Stewart  I have never in my entire life eaten as much ice cream as I did while I read Almost Home, The Chesapeake Diaries Book 3. Aside from writing a lovely and intimate small town, Stewart also made me want to visit it. I […]
January 19, 2014

Counting it down to Runaway Groom : Three recipes you can’t go wrong with in a small town

Since I can bake these, I know you can do it because I’m the worst baker in the WORLD. I burn water. Seriously, look at my facebook wall…I posted a pic the last time I burned water. 3. Taco Lasagna First you fry up some ground beef, chicken, or whatever meat you’re taco-ing. Then you follow the instructions on the taco packet (add some water and the packet and cook it down, you know the drill.) Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Once you have the meat, you can start layering. Put down some soft taco shells in a lasagna […]
January 18, 2014

Counting it down to Runaway Groom : Four Reasons to Avoid Small Towns

4. We aren’t going to forget that thing you did… I know, you were twenty. I know, you were drunk. I don’t care, we won’t forget. We’ll forgive you, since you grew up to be such a nice adult and all, but we won’t forget. 3. No, seriously… Ever. We won’t forget. We’re telling your grandkids about it. 2. We really do only accept cash. We don’t care that all the places you’ve ever been to before accept your little plastic card, we don’t. There is an ATM over there. Use that, bring us money. Kthxbai. 1. You may never […]
January 17, 2014

Counting it down to Runaway Groom : Five Reasons to Live in a Small Town

5. You won’t get lost. I mean, there aren’t that many roads. 4. Everyone knows you. If they don’t know you, they know a whole lot about you because they’re friends with your relatives. 3. When something bad happens, they rally around you. Seriously, whether you want them or not, your freezer will be full of food and folks will be stopping by to check in on you. 2. There is a sense of history. We relive our glory days as often as possible. So, well, you know that if the rest of the world forgets you, we won’t. We’ll […]
January 16, 2014

Counting it down to Runaway Groom : Six things to do while you’re visiting Watkin’s Pond…

We’re more than happy to have you touristy folks stop on by and join us in our many celebrations. Here’s a list of six to put on your schedule for next year. 6. The Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival Held every year when the leaves change color in October, we are very proud of our eighteen covered bridges. 2014 is the 31st festival and visitors aren’t just welcome, they’re encouraged. The festival highlights them and you can do driving tours to see them all. Each bridge usually has something set up to tickle your fancy, from the great cheesecake over […]