Sunday Snippets 8.31.14

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Sunday Snippets 8.31.14

On Sundays, I like to share snippets from our life here in small town Iowa.   As we get into the school year, our lives get busier.  It seems there is always something going on.   I’d love to hear snippets from your life as well. Find joy in the snippets of your daily life!…

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The Beast – How We Keep Our Kids Outside and Active

We have always had a basketball hoop for our kids. All three of our kids play basketball. I even like to go out and shoot some hoops every now and then. We had a basic hoop that we got at Wal-Mart  for several years, but just didn’t hold up well. We knew we needed to…

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Book Review: The Gifted By Daphne Michaels

THE GIFTED How to live the life of your dreams By: Daphne Michaels Published: May 25, 2014 Publisher: Daphne Michaels Books Non-Fiction/Personal Development I am participating in the book tour for THE GIFTED, hosted by PUMP UP YOUR BOOK. For other stops on the tour, click HERE. Various other bloggers will offer author interviews, book…

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Book Review: Skygods By Sarah Latchaw and a Giveaway

SKYGODS Hydraulic #2 By: Sarah Latchaw Published: August 26, 2014 Publisher: Omnific Publishing Fiction The much anticipated second book in the HYDRAULIC series, SKYGODS appears on bookshelves today. To see my review of HYDRAULIC LEVEL FIVE and interview with the author, Sarah Latchaw, click HERE. Just like in HYDRAULIC LEVEL FIVE where whitewater rafting terms…

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A Little Monday Inspiration

A flower does not think of competing  with the flower next to it, it just blooms. Sensei Ogui, Japanese Buddhist Priest We live in a world full of competition.  We want our kids to be the superstar in sports.  We want our kids to get the best grades. We want to have the best house…

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Sunday Snippets 8.24.14

On Sundays, I like to share snippets from our life here in small town Iowa.   Our kids are active.  We are involved in our community.  It seems there is always something going on.   I’d love to hear snippets from your life as well! Sadly, we only took one trip to Orange Leaf this…

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Children’s Book Review: The Icky, Sticky Tea Party By Anne M. Jenks

THE ICKY, STICKY TEA PARTY By: Anne M. Jenks Illustrated By: Gaston Hauviller Published: May 23, 2014 Publisher: Laredo Publishing Anne Jenks is back with another children’s book on a helpful topic.  I previously reviewed BITSY BEAR that dealt with the topic of stranger danger. To see my review of BITSY BEAR, click HERE. In…

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DIY Porch Board

If I can make a board like this, then you can too.  I am not crafty what so ever.  It certainly isn’t perfect, but I did it and I think it adds to our front porch. I first saw these boards at a farmer’s market in Omaha in May. They were heavy and we had…

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Book Review: The Life List By Lori Nelson Spielman

THE LIFE LIST By: Lori Nelson Spielman Published: July 2, 2013 Publisher: Bantam Fiction When I was 39 I created a “bucket list” of forty items that I wanted to complete by the time I turned forty. The things I wanted to accomplish at forty are much different than the things I would have dreamed…

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