Time for a Summer Break

Archive for July 2014

Time for a Summer Break

I had planned on taking a blogging break while we were on vacation this summer. But after reading THIS ARTICLE from Harleena Singh, I realized it is really OK to take a break…a real break. I really loved what Singh had to say about the importance of unplugging and really focusing time on my family.…

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Books I’m Taking Along on Vacation

I’ve decided which books I’m going to take along on our Summer Vacation.  I chose books that I have been anxious to read and not necessarily books I need to review or have a deadline for.  I don’t know if I will get to all 4 of these books, but that is my hope.  If…

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Book Review: The Fever Tree By Jennifer McVeigh

THE FEVER TREE: A Novel By: Jennifer McVeigh Published: April 4, 2013 February 4, 2014 reprint  Publisher: Berkley Trade Paperback/Penguin Group Fiction Debut author, Jennifer McVeigh has traveled across Africa, free-camping in desolate, as well as, beautiful areas of the country.  Her love for Africa shows through in her story of Frances Irvine, the small…

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High Five Friday 7.11.14

I’m back with a High Five Friday post.  It’s been such a busy summer with lots of High Five moments. Since I haven’t posted for a few weeks, these are moments that I wanted to share since my last High Five Friday post.  To see other great moments in other blogger’s lives, click the buttons…

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Book Spotlight: Flight of the Sparrow By Amy Belding Brown

FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW A Novel of Early America By: Amy Belding Brown Published: July 1, 2014 Publisher: NAL Trade – Penguin Group Fiction/Historical Fiction Sadly, I can’t get to every single book I want to read.  But, there are some books that sound so intriguing that I want to tell you about them right…

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My Favorite Books from the First Half of 2014

I have read 45 books so far this year and I well on my way to my goal of reading 75 books in 2014. I have been blessed to receive some excellent books from authors and publishers. I have had amazing discussions about books with friends and at book club.  Unfortunately, I’ve also read some…

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Cookbook Review: My Mom’s a Good Cooker By Gabbie Krivonak

MY MOM’S A GOOD COOKER A Working Mom’s Guide to Family Dinner By: Gabbie Krivonak Published:  April 10, 2014 Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing Gabbie Krivonak believes that moms can have a career and provide delicious and nutritious meals for their children.  She believes in family dinners and finds they are an opportunity to for families…

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Books That Came My Way in June 2014

My mailbox  has slowed down a bit this month because it is summer and I am taking on less reviews.  I am not accepting any during July and August. I am planning to use that time to catch up on books reviews I am way behind on and with books that I want to read…

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Vacation Snack Idea

Are you looking for an easy snack to make up for your next road trip or summer vacation?  These are simple to make up and get you about 20 bags of snacks to take along.  They are perfect for hiking, long car rides, a day at the pool, play dates, summer camps, and sporting events.…

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Children’s Book Review: The Crew Goes Coconuts By Carole P Roman

THE CREW GOES COCONUTS A Captain No Beard Story Volume 6 By: Carole P Roman Published: May 15, 2014 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform This is my first Captain No Beard story and I am “Hooked”.  These are highly engaging, funny, and well-written stories featuring a wonderful child’s imagination.  Each story has a message and…

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