About Josie Riviera

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations.

The Beauty of Fall Celebrations….

The Fall season is upon us, and school is back in session. (Hurray!)

I always think of this season as a time for fresh beginnings. It’s also the time for regional events, which are always unique and interesting. Here are a few in the U.S. you might want to explore.

  • The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, Croton-on-Hudson, New York – The celebration of the Jack O’Lantern is a full swing party here! There are more than 7,000 pumpkins carved by the artisans at the Van Cortland Manor displayed on the grounds of the stately home. This goes on through November.
  • Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival, Shakopee, Minnesota – this annual event runs through Halloween. There are music events, pumpkin sculptures, art installations, and the not to be missed, corn maze. The largest in the state!
  • Autumn at the Arboretum, Dallas, Tx – This event has a Pumpkin Village and gardens full of fall decorations. You can also visit A tasteful Place which is their food, herb, and vegetable garden. Plus, live bands. This exciting event runs through November 1st.
  • The North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival, Whiteville, North Carolina – Here we have everything from musical entertainment to craft vendors, a fun run, in the town known as the top producer of pecans in the state. The festival runs the weekend of November 5-6.

Wherever you live, you can find wonderful activities to celebrate fall my favorite season.

How are you and your family celebrating Fall? Please share your comments below.

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The Beauty of … A Crisp Fall Day by @JosieRiviera

When Labor Day is over, isn’t it like flipping a switch? we go from summer beach days and picnics to cooler weather and football games.

One of my favorite activities is the Fall Festival Season and Craft Fairs. Every weekend, I discover different activities to enjoy.

For children, there are Pumpkin Patches and hayrides, and one of my granddaughter’s favorite activities is bobbing for apples.

There are also entertaining family options.

Holiday Craft Fairs offer handmade gifts and holiday ornaments. In North Carolina, where I live, there are several apple festivals providing local music. Not to mention those delicious food stands offering apple strudel and homemade baked good.

Wishing you an Autumn brimming with family fun and laughter.

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Their unexpected attraction kindles something as warm and sweet as a holiday candle. But the weight of their pasts could turn the promise of their love to ashes.

The Beauty of … Honeybees by @JosieRiviera

Have you ever thought about honeybees and what they do? It’s so much more than simply making honey, although creating delicious nectar is special.

Bees play a major role in everything from our food to cotton supplies. A full 70% of the world’s agriculture depends on bees to transfer pollen and help fertilize the plants. If bees were to become extinct, the impact would be felt on everything from the food supply, cotton production, to the global economy.

What can we do to protect bees and save the world?

  • Buy local honey. It supports the beekeepers and helps them to have more hives, with more bees to pollinate the crops.
  • Plant bee-friendly plants such as morning glories, sunflowers, clover, lavender, and phlox.
  • Have a bee bath. A simple dish with water and a place for the bees to sit as they drink the water.
  • Avoid pesticides in your garden.

Be kind to these beautiful little creatures and they will be kind to us.

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There are lies more believable than the truth.

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The Beauty of Freedom … by @JosieRiviera

July is the time we celebrate the birth of our country and freedom. This year, we are also celebrating our freedom from Covid, and a return to “normal,” or at least our new normal.

As the world begins to open, many of us plan to see family and friends, dine at restaurants, and travel!

My family and I will be celebrating the events we’ve missed. Everything from holidays, a milestone birthday, graduations, new members of the family – two or four-legged – we can safely gather again.

I look forward to a fun afternoon enjoying a delicious, leisurely lunch with a good friend—solving the problems of the world and supporting each other through life’s challenges.

Theaters, concerts, sports, and community events are reappearing. Broadway’s first return was “Springsteen on Broadway” on June 26th and will fully reopen on September 14th. So, book your tickets now!

The return of family vacations is a highlight, and I am ready to travel. In fact, airports are busier than ever! 

This year let’s appreciate our many freedoms.

Happy July!

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