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


May 28, 2018

Are you good at planning intentional time with friends? Frances was a great example of this kind of planning. It didn't matter how busy she was writing or traveling, Frances would always set aside Tuesday afternoons to spend time with her friends.

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My Stories Inspired By Her Quotes

Running Through the Valley of What If’s

April 30, 2018

Have you been to the Valley of What-If's before? You know the place I am talking about! It's just down the hill from the Mountains of Despair and the Cliffs of Insanity. Most days you can get there faster than lightning when you ATTEMPT to guess the future.

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A Little About Me

Letting Go of Straight Rows

August 29, 2016

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My Stories Inspired By Her Quotes

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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