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What’s Saving My Life?

I'm halfway through winter here in Iowa and today I'm sharing things that are saving my life right now.
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What’s Saving My Life?

At the halfway point of winter, I'm sharing the little and big things bringing me joy today.
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What’s Saving My Life Right Now?

A celebration of the few things saving my life this winter!
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What Saving My Life Right Now?

February 1 is the half-way point of winter and if winter has been anything in your area like it has been here in Iowa, I am quite sure you are sick of it. Celebrating that we have made it half-way through winter sounds like a good plan to me. All of us have little ways…
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What’s Saving My Life Right Now

Even in winter, we still get glorious sunsets out our back door. I just don’t always step out in the cold to take a photo. This one was from October.  Tomorrow is the half-way point of winter. I’m joining with other bloggers to knock out those winter doldrums and share what is helping me get…
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The 10 Most Popular Posts from 2017

2017 was a busy year on the blog as far as visits were concerned. I think it was the year of most visits to the blog and for a variety of posts. I was surprised to see which posts were the most popular and surprisingly, not all of them were book related. 2017 was also…
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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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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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Life Here in Our Corner of the World

Patrick in Lane 1 Thanks to those of you who wished us luck and offered good wishes for Patrick’s trip to the Iowa State Track Meet. It was quite the experience and one I’m sure he will never forget. Even though he didn’t run his best race ever, he ran on that famous blue oval…
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Currently….4.18.17

It’s been a bit quiet on the blog lately. As the co-chair of our post-prom things got pretty hectic for me. Then, once prom was over, I needed some recovery time. I did a lot of resting and finishing up some loose ends. All I have left to do is send out final thank yous…
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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
Wave
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took


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