summer

No Posts – I’m on Vacation

Statue of Liberty photo credit: bmward_2000 Liberty via photopin (license) The kids and I left early yesterday morning for our band/choir trip to DC/NYC. We are super excited to arrive in Washington DC today and spend the next 8 days exploring two of our greatest cities in America. We have lots of amazing sites to…
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10 Books I’ll Be Reading this Summer

I have been looking forward to summer reading for months! The school year was so hectic for me and I wasn’t able to read near as much as I wanted or hoped to. So, this summer, I am hoping to kick my reading in gear and power through several books that I have been super…
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Summer Brings Joy and Sadness

Today begins the glorious days of summer for our family. This year we have a bountiful 88 days of summer. Now, of course, a good number of those days include drumline practice, cross country runs, and other various camps. But, for the most part, we have a pretty low-key summer ahead of us. I can’t…
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Product Review and Promo Code: Brazilian Hammock Chair

Summers under the big shade tree in our backyard will be so much more enjoyable with our new Brazilian Hammock Chair. I can’t tell you how excited our whole family is about this chair. I have a feeling we will all be fighting over it this summer. This is an oversized hammock chair in green…
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Product Review: LifeKix Shoes

LifeKix Shoes  I’m excited to tell you about some great shoes, perfect for summer. LifeKix is a small, family-owned company in Boston. Their first product launch is this women’s mesh shoe. This shoe is designed to wear at the beach, on the lake, at the pool, or just casually around your home. I have worn…
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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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Product Review: Cave Tools Kabob Set

My husband is a great grill master.  Here in Iowa, you can still find my husband grilling in January in freezing cold weather because we love grilled food. I love Kabobs but we usually buy them premade up on sticks at the meat counter. I have never owned a Kabob set or skewers. So, I…
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No Worries

If you are looking for posts from me….. No Worries! I’m still around,  but I’m soaking up these last precious weeks of summer with my family. I’ll be back in mid-August with all kinds of book reviews and posts  about our super fun family vacation. Thanks for waiting! See you soon!
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A Little Monday Inspiration – Unplug

Everyone needs to unplug from work,  from responsibilities, and from the internet for a time.  It’s healthy, rejuvenating, and refreshing.   This is exactly what I will be doing for the next few weeks.  Unplugging and enjoying life!  Not that being “plugged in” isn’t enjoyable.  But we all need a break and this is my…
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14 Books to Read This Summer – Fiction and Non-Fiction

There are some amazing books coming out this summer that I wanted to be sure to share with my readers. Some of these are sitting on my own shelf waiting to be read, others I’ll be buying like the rest of you as soon as they are available. Most of these are authors I don’t…
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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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