I’ve Been MIA, But It’s Finally Summer

Archive for May 2016

I’ve Been MIA, But It’s Finally Summer

A recent sunset from my back yard I’ve been a little MIA lately. Gosh, where has the last month gone? Yesterday was the last day of school for our kids and frankly, for me too. I subbed all the way through the last day of school. I wasn’t expecting to be subbing for the last…

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Bout of Books Wrap Up

I spent last week participating in the Bout of Books Reading Challenge. There are no parameters. No hours you have to read. No amount of pages or books to be read. Just a casual atmosphere, where books are loved and read…as much as possible.  There were fun daily challenges to participate in and a couple…

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Product Review: VIVID Lighting LED Bulbs

LED bulbs seem to be the best way to save energy and money when lighting an area of your home. LED bulbs last much longer….up to 20-30 years longer than regular light bulbs. A major complaint I have had with LED bulbs is that they are harsh or too bright. But, I was pleasantly surprised by…

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Cookbook Review: LuLu’s Kitchen By Lucy Buffett

LULU’S KITCHEN A Taste of The Gulf Coast Good Life By: Lucy Buffett Published: April 26, 2016 Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style Cookbook Lucy Buffett is the sister of the famous Jimmy Buffett, but she has become quite famous in the Gulf Coast area in her own right. After returning home to care for…

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Book Review: The Ones Who Matter Most By Rachael Herron

THE ONES WHO MATTER MOST By: Rachael Herron Published: April 5, 2016 Publisher: NAL Fiction This is my second Rachael Herron book and I’m becoming quite the fan. The first book of Herron’s I read, SPLINTERS OF LIGHT, was one I really enjoyed, covering the delicate topic of Early Onset Alzheimers. See my review, HERE. THE ONES WHO…

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Book Review and Author Interview: Pants Optional By Carol L Steingreaber

PANTS OPTIONAL UNcoventional Tips for your Road Through Life and Motherhood By: Carol L. Steingreaber Published: February 29, 2016 Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers Non-Fiction/Memoir I hope you were able to honor your mom yesterday in some way, whether it was taking her out for a meal, a phone call, or remembering her by reliving some of…

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Children’s Book Review: I Wonder by Jane Altman

I WONDER: A Book for Children, Parents and Other Grownups By: Jane Altman Illustrated by: Joan Chiverton Published: February 11, 2016 Publisher: Outskirts Press Poetry/Fiction Children are frequently curious about how the world around them works. I remember our children asking, “Why are the sky blue and the grass green?” or “How come giraffes have…

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Books that Came My Way in April 2016

I have been in a total book slump. Life is busy and so it was easier for me to play Scrabble or Words with Friends in the random spare minutes I had versus reading a book. I have several nonfiction books going right now, but none of them are pulling me to read them. I…

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