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Sorry for the Messiness – Thank Goodness it’s Fixed

UPDATE: Thankfully I have friends in high places and my new BFF Aric got me all taken care of. It must be something with Photobucket because I noticed several blogs had issues. I’m so thankful that it is fixed and my blog looks cleaner. This has only pushed me to move to WordPress, so that…
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9 Years of Blogging – Some of My Favorite Posts

I can’t believe I have been blogging for NINE YEARS. It’s like having a child…watching it grow over the years. There have been lots of changes and boy, can I see lots of growth in my writing over the years. My blog didn’t start out as a book blog, but one where I would share…
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An Aha! Moment for My Reading Life

After my post a few weeks ago where I was being real about my reading life (see HERE), I received emails from some of you offering support and nods of agreement. I even received some advice about how to plan out time to read and make it a priority which I really appreciated. Then yesterday…
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My Reading Life – Being Real

I have been blogging for nearly nine years now. I didn’t intend for my blog to focus mostly on reading, but that is how it has turned out. I’m glad that is the direction it has gone because it has lead me to meet people that I would have never met otherwise. It has directed…
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A Day in My Life

Today I’m linking up with Trish at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity for her A Day in the Life 2nd Annual Blogger Event. Numerous bloggers will all be sharing a Day in Our Lives on March 23, 2016. I think it will be a lot of fun to see how everyone spends their…
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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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Review: Every Day Matters Planner By Dani DiPirro

EVERY DAY MATTERS 2015 DIARY By: Dani Dipirro – Positively Present Published: August 19, 2014 Publisher: Watkins Publishing Calendar/Planner I have been a fan of Dani’s for awhile and when she first started telling her readers that she had created a planner, I knew I was going to love it….and I do! This calendar offers…
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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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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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Featured Iowa Blogger

Today I’m the Featured Iowa Blogger at SincerelyJenni.com!   I am so honored to be featured.  Jenni is hilarious and spot on when it comes to thoughts on life! I’ve read her blog for a long time and am thrilled that she is featuring me today.  Check out her interview with me.  You just might…
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How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets
Granted
Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine
Just Between Us


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