It may seem a bit fanatic to some, especially to those who have not read or watched the Outlander series. We even surprise ourselves at the numerous times we would drop everything – leaving our family and, at times, our careers – just to experience Outlander. As I write this blog today, I think about those other freakishly, and I mean freakishly, crazy fans, like Trekkies or Star Wars geeks, who endlessly live their lives day in and day out with Star Trek or Star Wars on their minds, and I mean all the time! Continue reading My Outlander love is not crazy like those Star Wars Geeks or Trekkies – Absolutely Not!
Merry Christmas to you!
Today we honor this holiday by sharing some Yuletide decor from an ornament exchange held on December 3, 2016 in San Diego, California. Most were Outlander or Scottish themed, but not all. Take a look at the ornaments:
This homemade ornament highlighting Funko Pop! Jamie was the cutest thing we have seen! The green scarf is just so adorable on him.
He who works with his hands is a laborer,
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman,
He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist.
St. Francis of Assisi
Often times, I fall in love with an artist’s design when I am reminded of a special memory. Other times it is from the feeling the specific art piece can illicit, especially when that emotion is linked to something I hold most dear. When I saw the beauty and elegance of the pottery creations by Inner Light Pottery, I was immediately struck by the exemplary level of artistry and design. The designs are unique and are truly one of kind. Continue reading Have Your Own Star Chamber through the Beauty of Luminary Pottery
Going behind the scenes of our favorite television show, Outlander, would be a dream come true! The likelihood of that, however, is slim to none. Thank goodness author Tara Bennett wrote the companion book, The Making of Outlander!
The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona hosted a book signing event at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas. We didn’t want to miss an opportunity to meet Tara and see Diana again, so we loaded up the car and headed out towards Arizona.
In today’s blog, we will share our adventure meeting Tara Bennett. Here is what we will cover:
- Our road trip from San diego to Arizona
- The Making of the Outlander book signing and meeting Tara Bennett
- Some quotes from Diana Gabaldon and new books coming out
- Our review of the hotel accommodations
- The gem we found on our drive home