• Happy Factors and Internet-Free Writing Zones

    Sometimes a girl has to get in her truck, drive to the middle of nowhere, climb onto a boulder, and reflect on the happy factors. I spent last week doing that, amongst other things, and you know what I discovered? (more…)

  • Vagabond Life


    1. wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic: a vagabond tribe.
    2. leading an unsettled or carefree life.
    3. disreputable; worthless; shiftless.
    4. of, relating to, or characteristic of a vagabond: vagabond habits.
    5. having an uncertain or irregular course or direction: a vagabond voyage.


  • Feeling disconnected? Me too! Site crash!!

    July 16, 2017 – Howdy friends! If you’ve cruised either Motor Dolls or my author site this week, you may have found disconnected pictures or wonky formatting. There’s a reason why. (And no… it has nothing to do with this randomly placed photo of my tailgate I took today…) Talk about a major site crash! (more…)

  • Hillbilly at Heart

    I blame my love of vintage house-dresses and boots on my half-hillbilly blood, courtesy of my daddy. (more…)

  • Spring

    Let’s take a break for Spring with a few iPhone flower photos, shall we? Is that why “Spring Break” is a thing?  A moment to break away from the stress of life to stop and smell the flowers?I’ve had my fair share of flower-smelling lately. Since January, I’ve been off work with a shoulder injury… …and to keep from losing my mind in the house all day, I’ve been taking a lot of hikes, and GUESS WHAT??? Spring has Sprung! The California wildflowers are OFF THE HOOK this year. And the variety!! 

  • Dogwood 2017 – Old Things I Love

    February 25, 2017 – Howdy! If you’ve been following along, you know in 2016 I participated in the Dogwood 52 Week Photo Challenge, one photo a week on an assigned topic, and since I’m a writer, I added the additional challenge of writing a weekly blog post about the image made. Whew. This year, I’m giving myself a break. Although I’m participating in the Dogwood 2017 Advanced 52 Week Photo challenge, I’m going to focus my writing on what matters… my novels.


  • Week 37: Portrait Fashion

    September 14, 2016 – Sometimes the Universe perfectly aligns and the photo challenge drops into my lap, like this week’s Portrait Fashion. A fellow moto-girl (and phenomenal photographer) announced her new line of American-Made women’s coveralls (check them out here) so of course I immediately pre-ordered mine and guess when they came? Yep. This week. AND… she asked for a picture of me wearing them. Two birds; one stone. (more…)

  • Week 13: Portrait High Key

    April 1, 2016 – Happy April Fool’s Day! Have I mentioned what a good sport my husband is? Cause he is. No foolin’. He never puts up a fuss when I ask him to model, even though he’s not wild about being in front of the camera.


  • Nine Best Insta Shots of 2015

    January 7, 2016

    I’m totally stealing this idea from my pal GreaseGirl, giving a quick rundown of the year using the Nine Best Insta Shots of 2015 app. (more…)

  • Miss Fisher Addict

    December 30, 2015 – Several years ago, my feller and I got rid of our TV.

    I know, I know, SHOCKING… especially considering I work in television. (more…)