Category: Twirly Tries It

Twirly Tries It: International Travel

The husband and I are on our way to Scotland! One flight down, one to go! While I can’t technically claim this as my first trip out of the country, it is most definitely my first trip overseas. When I was… Read More

NoVA Teen Book Festival 2017

It’s that time of year again! The time when I get to cherry-pick my favorite quotes from authors at NoVa Teen Book Festival! Fantasy “I’ve always been a character-driven reader and writer.” (Alwyn Hamilton) “I definitely start with… Read More

Twirly Tries YALLFest

Friends, if you haven’t heard me screaming about YALLFest, you must be wearing earplugs. It’s only the coolest literary festival of all time. No less than sixty young adult authors (and a few of their industry counterparts) gather… Read More

I’m Alive, I Swear (Or, Twirly Tries NaNoWriMo)

So. I recognize that it’s been a while since I’ve published a blog post. And by “a while,” I mean “an embarrassingly long time.” I keep telling myself that it’s okay, I’ve been in full-blown novel mode–and I… Read More

Whole30 Woes (Or, Twirly Tries the Whole30)

I have been an exceptionally cranky creature of late. “Why?” you ask. Because I am roughly halfway through my Whole30. For those of you who are wondering, the Whole30 is a diet that lasts (you guessed it) thirty… Read More

Twirly Tries A Couple’s Massage

I know what you’re thinking: “Why didn’t she title this one ‘TMI With Twirly’? Because, really. Ew.” There’s something about the phrase couple’s massage that makes people uncomfortable. I always felt the same way, so I’m not here to… Read More

Twirly Tries a Vacation

I know what you’re thinking: “‘Twirly Tries a Vacation’? Isn’t Twirly Tries It supposed to be for new experiences?” You’re right, of course. But this was a new experience; it was my first real vacation with my husband, other… Read More

Twirly Tries A Tea Party

Welcome to Twirly Tries It! I’m Twirly and, in this new section, I’ll be trying stuff! I have a list of potential activities, but if you have ideas, you can feel free to submit them to me by… Read More