Children’s Book Review: Duck and Hippo in a Rainstorm

DUCK AND HIPPO IN THE RAINSTORM By: Johnathan London Illustrated by: Andrew Joyner Published: March 1, 2017 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction We loved the Froggy series when our kids were little. The author, Johnathan London, is back with a new series including adorable characters that are the best of friends. Duck and Hippo are friends…
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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: The Gift of Friendship Edited by Dawn Camp

THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP Stories that Celebrate the Beauty of Shared Moments Edited by: Dawn Camp Foreward by: Jennifer Dukes Lee Published: February 16, 2016 Publisher: Revell Non-Fiction/Christian I couldn’t possibly get through life without my girlfriends. I have friends that I’ve known since childhood, friends from college that I’ve reconnected with because our kids…
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Book Review: A Week at the Lake By Wendy Wax

A WEEK AT THE LAKE By: Wendy Wax Published: June 23, 2015 Publisher: Berkley Fiction Emma, Serena, and Mackenzie have been best friends since college. Every summer they have gathered at Emma’s family’s lake house to catch up on life and relax. But, the last five years, these friends haven’t been in touch with each…
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Book Review: The Vintage Teacup Club By Vanessa Greene

THE VINTAGE TEACUP CLUB A Novel By: Vanessa Greene Published: November 5, 2013 Fiction In this debut novel by Vanessa Greene, we are swept away to England for a touching story of friendship and how a vintage teacup can bring three women together for a lifetime.  The story begins with Jenny, a bride-to-be in search…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

source Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Seneca, a Roman Philosopher Learning this has been such a “light bulb moment” for me.  I learned that when I hung around negative complainers, I became a negative complainer.  Then when I hung around with people who rather than focused on what was going wrong…
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My Trip to Nashville

I traveled to Nashville to visit my BFF, Tammy, who had moved there a year ago.  I have been wanting to visit and made it part of my 40 Before 40 goal to get it done.  I finally found a long weekend that worked for both of us and I booked my tickets.  I had…
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Day #22 and #23 of Summer Vacation

We had a great time celebrating our friend, Adam’s 40th birthday.  The guys had a grill session and the ladies chatted and we all ate the food!  Fun night with great friends! The boys were in charge of making the Shirley Temple’s at cousin, Ali’s graduation party yesterday.  They had a great time and the…
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Day #3 of Summer Vacation

Our friends came over and we enjoyed our first bonfire of the season last night.  Lots of laughs, yummy smores, and good memories. O
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Friends Count at Build-A-Bear Workshop

Whenever we are in a mall with a BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP in it, our family can’t resist going in.  The kids love looking at all the different animals and then spending all kinds of time looking at the different outfits they could get for their bears.  I have to admit, it is just a happy place…
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