Children’s Book Review: The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats By Constance Corcoran Wilson

THE CHRISTMAS CATS ENCOUNTER BATS By: Constance Corcoran Wilson Illustrated By: Gary McCluskey Published: September 13, 2014 Publisher: Quad Cities’ Press Children’s Fiction Last year I reviewed the second installment of the Christmas Cats series, THE CHRISTMAS CATS CHASE CHRISTMAS RATS. You can see that review, HERE. In the first book in the series, THE…
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23 Gift Ideas for Nearly Everyone on Your List

I always love looking at gift guides, hoping to find an idea that I hadn’t thought of. I take my Christmas shopping seriously and want to find that perfect gift for everyone on my list.I keep track of likes and dislikes. I write down things that they may have mentioned wanting. I ask family members…
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Merry Christmas to You from Our Family

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Children’s Book Review: The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats By Constance Corcoran Wilson

THE CHRISTMAS CATS CHASE CHRISTMAS RATS By: Constance Corcoran Wilson Illustrated By: Gary McCluskey Published:  October 22, 2013 Children’s Fiction The Christmas Cats are at it again is Book #2 of the Christmas Cat series.  In the first book, THE CHRISTMAS CATS IN SILLY HATS, children learn that it is best to get along with…
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Recipe: Christmas Crack

We have our first Christmas this weekend.  My mom and her four sisters still get together to celebrate with all their children and grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.  I am so lucky to have a large, loving family.  Even though not everyone can always make it (my husband and boys can’t this year) those of us…
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Book Spotlight: Starry Night by Debbie Macomber

STARRY NIGHT By: Debbie Macomber Published: October 8, 2013 Fiction Even though Christmas is over 2 months away, I always like having a Christmas novel ready to read over the holiday season. It helps put me in the spirit of the season and this year, Debbie Macomber’s newest book, STARRY NIGHT will be on my…
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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share  in the song of angels, the gladness of the shepherds  and the wisdom of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and…
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Beach Ornament

Every year I give the kids an ornament that is related to something special about the year.  Like maybe a football player for the year they started playing football, or their favorite character from that year.  This year I was having a hard time finding ornaments that were meaningful for each of them until I…
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This Christmas….Be Yourself

I don’t know about you, but when I entertain, this is NOT how my table looks.  I don’t have this kind of talent and doubt I ever will.  As I was thinking about Mary and Martha (see previous post), I ran across this quote, which reminded me…to just be myself.  When you are entertaining, try…
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Are You Like Martha or Mary?

Mary, Martha and Jesus Everyone is busy.  Everyone seems to be in a hurry.  Christmas seems to be one of the busiest times for people, yet it is also the time when we want to slow down and cherish the moments that happen and build memories to last a lifetime.  It is a time that…
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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took

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