Welcome to the adventures of FHB and Me!

She’s my Great-Great Grandmother, Frances Hodgson Burnett,  famous writer of memorable books like The Secret Garden, Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess and I’m a 40-something, mother of two, creative soul, stumbling through life with a pen in one hand and a garden spade in the other.

Come along for the fun as I blow the book dust off her inspiring words and legendary life, then mix them with my personal stories for a multi-generational twist on the everyday.

"If you love The Secret Garden, the Sunshine on Your Face after Days of Endless Rain,

Friends who Tell you the Truth, or Dreaming in Full Color,

I think you are going to Like it Here." 

This is a PROJECT in PROGRESS, so stay tuned for so much more than just a weekly blog!  Coming Soon: More Merchandise, Book Clubs, Speaking Events, and if it all goes like the BIG dream in my head…several new books inspired by FHB but written by ME!

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My Stories Inspired By Her Quotes


March 19, 2018

You expect to be joyful: at celebrations, Christmas morning, and on your birthday. But JOY is at it's best when it sneaks up on you when you least expect it! I started pondering this idea after noticing what seemed like waves of Unexpected Joy being purposefully planted all around me.

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Planting Words

March 20, 2017

Words are powerful. They get inside our hearts, shape us, build us up and can even break us down. Some words stay with us for years and years. The same is true with books. Some we read, enjoy for the moment and toss readily from our memories never to be recalled again. But others touch us so deeply that they becomes a part of who we are and their words can come seeping out of us at the most surprising moments. These words live forever in our hearts. And for many, The Secret Garden is that book.

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Dig A Little Deeper

May 1, 2017

Sometimes the treasures in your garden, life and relationships aren't found on the surface. It's only when you dig a little deeper that you find the good stuff buried below. Are you digging deep enough??

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Catching Up vs. Giving Up

February 19, 2018

Did you set a goal or perhaps make a resolution for the new year? Did you set goals that would help you to be heathier, smarter, more spiritual, productive or some better version of you? Did you commit to eat better, run 3 times a week, read 20 books, or any number of things with great enthusiasm and the best of intentions? How is it going? Are you rocking your goal and on track to succeed? If so, good for you! For those of you who are struggling, falling behind, and ready to give's blog is for you...AND ESPECIALLY FOR ME!

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My Garden Meltdown

July 31, 2017

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