Monday, August 1, 2011

News Flash! Plus Treasures In Your Life - Blog Tour

Check out above the post - we've added
pages to help categorize and make
it easier for you to find what you're looking for!

Be sure and take a look at 
a continually growing list of my fellow authors
and their books. Read excerpts, buy their books, leave comments, and more!

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Welcome to the JLB Creatives Blog all you sensational people! 
This week's post is showing up a few days early to stay within the guidelines of the wonderful 
Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour!

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Due to software issues - there is no video. 
We are not certain as to how long it will take to "fix it."

If any of you use Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 Production Suite - and have any information that might help us get back up and rendering without a LOW MEMORY error - it would be much appreciated! ;-) Please feel free to leave your helpful insight as a comment for others who may be experiencing the same thing to hopefully get the help they need as well. 

~Thank you~

And now....ON WITH THE SHOW!

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WEEKLY TOPIC POST: Janet's Treasures In Her Life

     The treasures in my life don't consist necessarily of "things" but more so of people and places. Dealing with stacking chronic illnesses that have kept me from getting "things," I've learned there are so many treasures I didn't even notice because I was always too busy looking "inside" the treasure chest instead of checking out the treasures that had "spilled over."

     Below I've posted some photographs taken from the video, each with a caption about those or the places shown in the photos, listed beneath them. 

     I certainly hope you enjoy the "still picture" show and hopefully find at least one that makes you smile.  

The first treasure in my life is my wonderful husband.
We've been married 30 years and have remained
best friends and soul mates throughout the entire
journey. This photo was taken at our 11 year
anniversary where I surprised Don with a
vow renewal ceremony.

My immediate family is yet another treasure
made up of many gems. I am blessed to still
have my mother and father living. My sis
and brother-in-law have become best friends
to Don and myself as the years roll by.

When it comes to in-laws - my treasure chest runneth
over with love, laughter, and a whole other family
who makes me feel and accepts me like a blood relative!
Waiskai (pronounced Whiskey - named)
after the lake our summer home is nestled
on is our little bundle of joy. He came to us
in a very low time in our lives and restored
the love and joy that had been robbed from us.

Our summer home is shared with my parents and is
situated in the woods on Waiskai Bay in Michigan's
Northern U.P. My sis and brother-in-law live
right across the street so it's a family affair
when we make our summer trip.
There's no better treasure than sitting
on the porch, watching the lake freighters
glide by just off the shore of Canada on
the impressive Lake Superior.

I believe God made waterfalls and hid them deep within
Mother Nature's canvas - leaving us treasures we
could enjoy seeking out and discovering
ourselves. Big and tall, or short and small,
it doesn't matter to me...any water fall is
a treasure to me.

Wildlife is another treasure in my life
that I find absolutely fascinating!
I thoroughly enjoy spending a day in the
woods hiking the outdoors with my husband.

When the sun is shining and the
temperatures are cooperating, for me, there is no other
treasure as peaceful as gliding down a crystal clear,
spring fed river by kayak.  
Living in Florida, and vacationing in Michigan's U.P.
is another gem in my life.
Each place delivers some of the most beautiful sunsets.
I treasure having the opportunities to stand
on a shoreline and watch the sinking sun as it paints
the transparent canvas situated between it and myself,
otherwise known as the sky,
with its brilliant colors of its canvas
with ease until it decides to hide
and rest for the evening.

~ ~ FRIENDS ~ ~
For Don and me, friends are the finishing touch
that make our treasures in life complete. 
If I were to post all of the photos
of those who are dear to our hearts, you'd be 
here all day, and night, and probably into the 
next day. If you believe you fall under this 
category - then you probably do!

As I like to say...
stay casual, live life to the fullest, and have a piece of chocolate!

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Continue the Blog-A-Licious Tour by visiting:

Hope -

Karen -

     You will also find below, a complete list of all blogs who have taken part in the tour. I'd like to personally invite you to check them out throughout the week and discover the treasures I've come across by participating in this most creative event. 

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NOVEL UPDATE: Janet's epic fantasy "MAYCLY" (volume 1 in the 6 novel series titled "Hidden Earth")...
     ...We're still waiting to hear back from the keep biting your nails with us!   

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     Well that about wraps it up for this week. I certainly hope the photos and treasures in my life brought a smile and inspiration. 

     Again, our apologies for no video - but hey - it's technology...gotta love it! :)

     Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave us a comment. 

     *****Since the weekly post came a few days early, if you didn't get a chance to see last week's interview with Shawn Lamb - simply scroll on down to the next post. She's an awesome YA Fantasy and Historical Fiction author. Discover her favorite flavor of chocolate, find out what fantasy animal she would most like to be, and see when her next Allon novel will be coming out...hint...VERY VERY SOON!

     Please help us share JLB Creatives with your friends and family. You'll find us on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, on our WEBSITE, and even LINKEDIN

Until next week - (when hopefully we'll have video),
Enjoy yourselves and we'll see you back here soon!
~ Janet~


  1. Debbie #2 on the list visiting form the Blog Tour 6, I love your treasures. Family seems to be the #1 choice of a treasure in most of our lives. I enjoyed your added touch of photos. Very nice treasures :)

    Here you can see my treasures

  2. Hi, I'm hopping over from the blog tour (I'm #12). I love your cute lil doggie's necklace thingy. And I also love your landscape photos. My family has a weekend/summer place in the Catskills and it's one of our treasures. We have so many animals around us.

  3. I really liked your concept of using pictures to document your treasures; those images really brought the post to life.

    Dave (Blog 13)

  4. Lovely post, Janet. (I'm over from the blog tour.) I agree with Dave, your pictures really bring your treasures to life. Love the pic of the 11-year anniversary - Classic!

  5. Hi, Janet :) I felt like I got to know a lot about you as we put together your upcoming guest spot for my blog, but I never realized you were from the U.P. My good friend's husband also grew up there and he tells me everyone knows everyone; I'm sure he's exaggerating, but I'll throw the name out there anyway in case it is only 2 degrees of separation! Gene Taskila from Negaunee, MI

  6. WOW! Just getting on here - have had some major computer issues. AAAARRGGG!!!

    @Shelley - it's always great to meet another Yooper! I don't recognize the name - but some of my other family may...please feel free to elaborate on the blog post regarding such if you'd like.

    @Everyone who has posted thus far...I'm just getting my laptop back in order. I surely appreciate the comments, compliments, and encouraging words. You guys are just the best, it's great to be connected. I'll be making my "tour" rounds throughout the week as I just got my laptop back and put the post together about an hour before it went live. I wish the video was working - but it is what it is. ;-) Glad to bring smiles to your faces...I can't wait to read your treasures too! Have a great rest of the weekend!

  7. What gorgeous photos and I'm touched that you shared your treasures with me!
    I listed 'creativity' as one of my treasures ...
    lovely to meet you,
    Grace x

  8. Hi Grace! Thanks so much for chiming in. Glad you enjoyed the "treasures," I had a fun time putting it all together. Hope you have a wonderful week. Thanks again for leaving a comment. ~Janet~


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