New AlwaysPeachy devotional book NOW AVAILABLE!

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People have been begging me to do a full year of devotionals in book form for years. Well, the wait is over. Being Always Peachy is a collection of devotionals with a different theme for every month. There are enough devos in here for every Monday through Friday in 2015. It’s available on Amazon or you can buy direct from me!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Stone path beside the Pink House - Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs, CO

Safe and sound

Just an update. We made it safe and sound to Glen Eyrie, and at the moment we are settled into our room. I just love this place. I may do a post tomorrow.

Stone path beside the Pink House - Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs, CO

Stone path beside the Pink House – Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs, CO

We made it safe and sound. Have a nice evening, everyone! And a safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Hitting the road

Hey, guys! I just wanted to shoot out a quick little blurb. I will try to have a post up tomorrow morning, but I’m going to be on the road to this phenomenal place:

Glen Eyrie Castle - Colorado Springs, CO

Glen Eyrie Castle – Colorado Springs, CO

I will be going back in June for a writing workshop, but that keeps me so busy I don’t have time to enjoy the awesomeness that is Glen Eyrie. So this year, a bunch of my favorite people and I get to go up a little early.

I will be replenishing my store of photographs too. =)

I fully intend to keep posting, but in case they come a little later over the next few days, now you’ll know why.

Thank you all for reading and for all the encouragement you bring to me!

~ Amy

A blog about writing

peachesHey, everyone. I realized the other day that I hadn’t ever really announced the writing blog I’m doing now. At the moment I’m working on a series about plotting a novel, and I occassionally post updates on things I’ve had published or contests I’ve won. I really only update it once a week, mostly on the weekends. But in case you’re curious about the other writing I do that isn’t devotions, stop by.

www.amycwilliams.com

It’s a glimpse into the odd depths of my strange mind. =)

Thank you all for reading!

Usage Notes #1 – blond vs. blonde

I think I’m going to start making random posts about usage notes when I figure them out.

I don’t know if this happens to anybody else, but I sometimes get into a habit of thinking I know more than I do. And then one day, I realize that I don’t really know much of anything.

I like to think I have a pretty good handle on usage of words, but then along comes a specific word that throws me for a loop.

Blond and Blonde

Which is is? What’s the difference? When do you use one and not the other?

After a little bit of digging and some research, I have figured it out. And, yes, there is a difference.

The word blond without an e is a modifier that describes a color. Blond hair. Blond brownies. Blond man. Blond woman.

The word blonde is a noun used to refer to a woman with blond hair. Never a man.

I believe it’s a French thing. I read that somewhere.

So you can say, “There’s a blond man!” or “There’s a blond woman!” and that is correct.

Or you can say, “There’s a blonde!” or “She’s blonde” or “a blonde moment” and that is correct.

But you shouldn’t identify a man by the term blonde since it is a feminine noun.

Fascinating, huh?