Giving Thanks

Archive for November 2014

Giving Thanks

Today,  as you fill your bellies,  laugh with family,  receive hugs and kisses,  snuggle under a blanket,  and catch some extra sleep  give thanks for health,  happiness,  and unconditional love  because that is really, truly all that we need.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

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23 Gift Ideas for Nearly Everyone on Your List

I always love looking at gift guides, hoping to find an idea that I hadn’t thought of. I take my Christmas shopping seriously and want to find that perfect gift for everyone on my list.I keep track of likes and dislikes. I write down things that they may have mentioned wanting. I ask family members…

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Book Review: Four Before Their Time By Timothy Spillane

FOUR BEFORE THEIR TIME A Story of Hope, Resilence, and Miracles By: Timothy Spillane Published: August 22, 2014 Publisher: SkitterBird, LLC Non-Fiction/Memoir/Christian Anne is an Army officer, physician, and wife. Anne and her husband Rob decide it is time to have a family and get one all in one swoop. Anne becomes pregnant with quadruplets.…

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Too Many Things

Where have I been? I’ve been subbing. I’ve been busy in our community. I’ve been a mom to three active kids. So….the blog had to take a back seat. I’m behind on book reviews.  I have already missed two deadlines and am close to missing a third. I’m extremely behind on reading. I’ve had a…

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Book Review: Make Yourself Amazing By Sarah Coleman

MAKE YOURSELF AMAZING 30 Days to a New You By: Sarah Coleman Published: January 15, 2014 Publisher: Amazon Digital Non-Fiction/Christian/Self-Help eBook only I was approached by the author to review her book, MAKE YOURSELF AMAZING. I really like devotional books and was anxious to give Coleman’s book a read. Since she is from Australia, I…

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Your Sacrifice is Not Forgotten

Today, I am remembering all the Veterans in our family  and those I don’t know  who have sacrificed and fought  to keep even the most basic of freedoms safe for us in America. I will never be able to comprehend  the sacrifice so many men and women have made. I will never be able to…

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Books that Came My Way in October

My email inbox has been full of review requests but my regular mailbox hasn’t been quite as busy this month. I’ve turned down several requests because I have been subbing nearly every day which cuts down on the free time I have to read and write reviews.  I have also become much pickier about the…

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Congrats to Author, Lloyd Lofthouse

A month ago I reviewed the book, CRAZY IS NORMAL, It is a memoir that offers a look at a year in the life of Lloyd Lofthouse, a high school English teacher. He kept a daily journal during the year of 1994, including his frustrations with students lack of motivation and his anger over the…

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Book Review: Larger Than Life By Jodi Picoult

LARGER THAN LIFE Novella By: Jodi Picoult Published: August 4, 2014 Publisher: Ballantine Books eBook Fiction The new trend in book publishing is for authors to come out with a novella or short story that gives the reader a bit more information and often times, the backstory behind the main characters in the novel. This…

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