my people

I’ve been in Alabama with my family. They’re watching the boys while I’m in Nashville for Blissdom. While home, my Mama made home-made banana pudding, and while it was warm and the wafers still fresh, I gobbled down a huge bowl of it, and I gained 5 pounds all at once, and I loved every second of it.

I spent a good bit of time at my sister’s house, and I got to see my brother-in-law, too. Brother-in-laws are simply good for nothing if they can’t show you a good youTube video or two. Don’t you agree?

Sweet Home Alabama, y’all. (Don’t you love local commercials?)

At Blissdom, the plan is that I be in a suite with the writers of  Tout-est-des-Roses, PensieveChatting at the Sky, The Nesing Place, The Inspired Room, and Reluctant Entertainer. I can’t even believe it. These ladies are quality, and I know they’ll make me laugh till I cry.

I’ll be joining the writers of Chatting at the Sky, To Think is To Create, Velveteen Mind, Deb on the Rocks, and Alpha Mom in sessions called The Writer’s Craft and Content is Queen . Please check these ladies out.

I promise to report back with interesting details. In the meantime, pray for me/us/them, and I pray for you. Too many of you won’t be at Blissdom, and that doesn’t mean doodly squat. You’re just as awesome as you ever were.


About me


Advice for Bloggers and Also a Titus Update
January 23, 2014
Cursed Be the Woman
March 06, 2013
The Chains of Worry: About a Skinny Girl Who Wrote an Eating Disorder Book
October 24, 2012
Made for the Party
September 19, 2012
The Feeding Tube
July 19, 2012
Share the Beauty
October 01, 2011
on writing: stop for the music
September 19, 2011
why I’m here, to peek at the cusp of dreams
September 13, 2011
The Spirit is Willing
August 29, 2011


Reply February 4, 2010

I started reading your blog long before I knew our "connection". You're from Alabama...I'm from Alabama...we've gotta have one, right? ;) You've touched me with so many of your posts - one that comes to mind, "the girl and the Genius" - I cried and cried - it is so beautiful. But, I'm commenting today because of the deadpan, mobile home commercial that makes me laugh til I wanna cry. It reminds me of your brother-in-law, my friend, our "connection" with the great sense of humor. I hope he and his lovely wife are doing well - along with their young'uns. Thanks so much for sharing your honest heart through your writing.

Amy @ Never-True Tales
Reply February 4, 2010

I love that commercial! And interestingly enough, it's my brother-in-law who provides all the good YouTube links around here, too!

Reply February 4, 2010

Mmm, banana pudding. Haven't had that in ages!

Reply February 4, 2010

Have a wonderful time!!

Jane Anne
Reply February 4, 2010

Oh my gosh- you had me at warm banana pudding. BUT THEN, my husband and I watched the video. We laughed. We laughed hard. I am pretty sure my husband will be sharing that link... and a link to a commercial about the red house (There's an option to see all videos, which links to other funny commercials. The Red House commercial is from North Carolina. OH.MY.GOODNESS, you should check that one out, too.).

I am not kidding... you just changed the mood at my house. We were starting showers and baths for our 4 kids and my husband was exasperated. He is singing and laughing now.

Reply February 4, 2010

aaahhhhh give Sandy a big hug from me!!!!

the scooper
Reply February 6, 2010

That is HILARIOUS!!! Showing it to my whole family right now. Local commercials truly are the best. I live in SC...we have some crazies here but yours takes the cake. I'm moving to Alabama.

Reply February 7, 2010

Amber- I so enjoyed meeting you, talking with you and listening to your panel this weekend. I just loved what you had to say on the panel. It awakened the writer in me again that I've ignored for so long as I've tended to the craziness of life. Thank you so much! I can't tell you how grateful I am. Now I'm faced with the question, "Now what?" :)
I woke up this morning and couldn't sleep and just devoured your posts. Beautiful. You had me crying and laughing before 7:30 am! Thank you for everything. I'm so happy I have met you!

Reply February 8, 2010

That is the most stinkin' hilarious video I've ever seen. Beat up by his wife's boyfriend? Are they real people? Make's you want a mobile home doesn't it?

living with lindsay
Reply February 8, 2010

Hey Amber - I so enjoyed our lunch together on Friday at Blissdom (even if you think I didn't! LOL)! I can't wait to dive further into your blog. It seems like you have a great story to tell.

Reply February 8, 2010

Ah, you are MY people. And I am very sad I did not get to have a heart to heart with you. Maybe over the phone. I'm serious! XO

Reply February 9, 2010

just hearing this post as i read it makes me want to sit around your mama's table with you, gain another 5 pounds with you and talk until the wee hours of the morning. =)

missy @ it's almost naptime
Reply February 10, 2010

I am over here from vitafamilie because I too am incredibly fertile and adopting a baby girl from ET! We have so much in common Amber! We should be BFFs!!! (Bloggy Friends Forever, you know)


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