Children’s Book Review: When I Grow Up I Want to Be…U.S. Army and Veterinarian

Archive for February 2015

Product Review: Spa’s Premium Dead Sea Mud Mask

I was offered the opportunity to try Spa’s Premium Dead Sea Mud Mask. I love trying new beauty products and was interested in the skincare benefits of this product. I appreciated that it is made with all natural ingredients including Shea Butter, Aloe Vera Juice, and Sunflower Oil, to name a few.  It offers anti-aging…

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Catching You Up on Life Around Here

Even though I haven’t been posting much on here, I have been keeping busy. I finished this book last week: I haven’t told you about it yet, because I read it for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The author is an Iowan, near where I grew up.  So, I am doing a feature on her and…

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Getting Organized: Kitchen Utensils Drawer

For months I have spent way too much time digging for my cookie dough scoop or my metal spatula or a wine stopper.  I’d finally had enough and decided it was time to get this drawer organized. Does anyone else have a drawer that looks like this? My first step was to pull everything out…

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Product Review: NutriGold Organic Chia Seeds, Omega-3, and Vitamin K2 MK-7

For the last few months I’ve had the opportunity to try several products from NutriGold.   NutriGold products are made with organic, whole food, and clinically-proven ingredients and without GMOs, artificial ingredients, Stearates, Sulfates, Laurates, and Dioxides.  You can find products such as vitamins, minerals, probiotics, oils and whole food supplements. They have products for…

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The Season of Lent Is Upon Us

 A couple weeks ago,  I found out I was the lucky winner of the SHE READS TRUTH Lenten Study. This was exactly what I needed to push me during Lent to make time for Jesus. I won this beautiful SHE READS TRUTH Study Kit from Emilie at Flourish & Hope and you should definitely check out…

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Bennett’s KCRG TV9 Interview

Yesterday, KCRG TV9 News came out to do a story at our school. We are one of the few districts in the state that offers WiFi on our school buses. Because we have such a large district that travels over several hundred miles, kids can be on the bus for an hour or more each…

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Book Review: 501 Time Saving Tips Every Woman Should Know By Georgia Varozza

501 TIME-SAVING TIPS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW By: Georgia Varozza Published: February 1, 2015 Publisher: Harvest House Publishers Non-Fiction Georgia Varozza, a popular blogger and author, has combined all the numerous how-to skills, wisdom, and tips she has learned over the years into one manual written just for women. In my opinion, this isn’t really…

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Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN By: Paula Hawkins Published: January 13, 2015 Publisher: Riverhead Fiction/Psychological Thriller I would be surprised if you haven’t heard about this book. It’s been mentioned on nearly every book blog I follow, written about in magazines, and is on shelves in every bookstore.  Its debut is on the heels of…

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Book Review: New Uses for Old Boyfriends By Beth Kendrick

NEW USES FOR OLD BOYFRIENDS By: Beth Kendrick Published: February 3, 2015 Publisher: NAL Trade Fiction  After reading two books with depressing characters, I was definitely ready for a light, fun read. I knew Beth Kendrick wouldn’t disappoint. In Kendrick’s fictional town of Black Dog Bay on the coast of Delaware, women flee to recover…

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