100 leading Moms in business – would you vote for me?

  The news this week……is I’m in the running to be named one of start up nation’s 100 leading moms in business!

This is a great opportunity for me and I would so appreciate your vote. (no account set ups just click a button) You can vote once a day until April 30th to help me stay in the running. As most of you know, I started my entertainment business after I turned 40…after years of laying down my dream in order to be a stay at home mom. When I turned 40, however,  I just knew if I didn’t follow my heart I would regret it at the end of my life. You can read the mini version and vote at the link below. Thanks for helping me by voting and also sharing the link! It truly helps me in my business, by granting me exposure and publicity that is difficult to receive as an independent artist.

Vote for Debbie here!

Unexpected Angels…..

Christmas preparations have been keeping me busy and alas, I am a little behind in posting my blog. Enjoy!

Last year during the Christmas season, I had the privilege of singing with my family…yes, husband, daughter and son! We dressed as Angels and walked around our church reminding everyone that angels sang glad tidings of joy. Interestingly enough, some people smiled but most went about their conversations or bustled on their way to somewhere. The children, however, stopped what they were doing and ran to the doors to see and hear what was happening. Their faces were excited and eyes twinkling as this misfit band of “angels” strolled the corridors of the church and sang “Hark the Herald Angels Sing, O Come all ye faithful, and Angels we have heard on high.”  Mostly, they seemed expectant that something exciting was happening! I was struck by the difference in response of adults vs children. Life is hard, we have seen that  with the horrible tragedies that have happened around the world and the economy, loss of jobs and houses continues to affect many. Even so, all the more reason we should take a moment and celebrate that which we DO have in this moment and run expectantly to see what is coming down the hall with the eyes of a child. Just something to ponder…I am hopeful for the future  even with all the struggles of this past year and delighted to celebrate the Christmas season with my family and friends!

Speaking of unexpected Angels… Below is a picture of Virginia Stubblefield. She was our winner of the November Thankfulness contest! Her daughter, Phyllis Nichols nominated her and she was delighted that she won! I am re-posting Phyllis’s entry as well.

May your holiday season be filled with love, laughter and most of all the peace of the season.

Merry Christmas from My house to yours….



I too am thankful for my mom. She’s one of the nicest women you’ll ever meet and she’s one of those people who doesn’t know a stranger. She’s the first one to make people feel welcome and make sure they know how much they are appreciated.
She’s always positive even when things aren’t going as planned. When I was growing my dad was in the Air Force and my mom always chose to make each move a positive step for our family. I think that’s why to this day, I kinda like moving!
She’s a force when it comes to organizing and she’s a great cook. To this day, she takes requests from anyone coming to visit to be sure she cooks their favorite meals. And believe me, no one is shy about telling her exactly what they want!
She’s a great person, and a great mom. I’m lucky to have her in my life still cooking for me when I visit!

November Thankfulness contest!

Happy November!

THIS Month I am launching my THANKFULNESS CONTEST! Got someone you are thankful for in your life?  Nominate them in my contest and if they win, you BOTH get a fabulous prize package of gifts and yummy goodies!(yes, yummy goodies = food and yummy food always includes chocolate!)  Each week I will add something to the prize package – music, food, maybe gift cards …. so check back weekly!

You must post  your nominees here in the comment section below. My team will read and we will choose a winner. EVERYONE who enters will also be in a DRAWING for a secondary prize.

Here are the details:

1) Their  Name (first name is fine for now) If you win, I will email you for last name and address or location. If it’s your favorite waitress or nurse at your doctor’s office that’s ok. as long as I can verify a name and address to send prize package.

2) Why you are thankful for them. Did they help you or do a kind deed? Are they a source of inspiration to your town? Neighborhood?  School? Do they greet you with a smile or go the extra mile with their service to you? Keep it brief but tell us the story.  Here’s your chance to say THANKS and win them (and yourself) a  gift bag full of goodies!



You must post  your nominees here in the comment section below. Here are the details:

Each week you can nominate another person you are thankful for until Nov 27!  We will reveal the winner on December 1, 2013 and send them their goody basket that week. If we have more than 100 entries,  we’ll give away a few more prizes …. so share this post on FB/Twitter and share the love! Let’s fill November with an attitude of gratitude

Happy “Thanks” Giving !

XO Debbie