Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Looks for the Teens of Tomorrow

The other day, I was talking to my kids about gauge earrings. Things have gotten a little out of hand when teens have to refer to National Geographic magazine to figure out the next trend. I said to my son, "What do you suppose teenagers will do to rebel when you have kids? By then all the ideas will be used up." (And, yes, if you haven't seen them, lip gauges are already making the rounds. I also saw a teen who'd dyed her hair that blue gray color old ladies used to have.)

My son pointed out that all was not lost. There are still a lot of options for teens who want to get attention. Our predictions for teen fashions in the year 2035:

Neck Rings:

Foot Binding:

Teens who go for this look must plan ahead. You have to start by age six.

Klingon Head Ridges:

Carmen Miranda Fruit Hats:


Ballet Fashion:

Queen Elizabeth Foreheads:

I've probably left out a few attention-getting looks. Can you think of any?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Changing Up the Ponytail

My kids have had an exciting summer. My daughter went to Europe with her grandma. The teens have all gone camping multiple times. One got to go on a trip with Grandma to Nauvoo and Missouri. As for me, I've mostly hung out at home, helping everyone pack and unpack. It wasn't until last week when I had a reason to change up my summer ponytail hairstyle.

First, I had an interview with Heather at Fire and Ice. We met in downtown Salt Lake City during a thunderstorm for my photo shoot. Good thing I brought an umbrella. You can click here to read the interview. Here are the pictures she took.

Last week, I got to go to Cedar Fort's dinner for booksellers, along with a bunch of other authors. I always love getting to know authors and readers. During dinner, I sat next to Carla Kelly, who's one of my favorite authors. She gave me this advice about writing while my kids are young: "Sleep faster." Since then, I've been waking up early to write. So far, so good. I've gotten a lot more done this week. I also got to hang out with Annalisa Hall, who wrote a children's book I really want to read to my kids.

And today (Wednesday 8/14/13), I'm signing books at the Sandy, UT Costco from noon to 3 pm. I'll be at the West Valley Costco on Friday 8/16/13 from 12-3 pm.