Fabulous Friday – 24 November 2017

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week.

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  • FOUR-DAY WEEKEND – Because of Holly’s dance competition schedule and our Florida vacation, I don’t have a lot of vacation time left. What I do have I want to save for next year’s dance competition schedule. This means, I am not taking any extra time off this holiday season. But that doesn’t mean I am not going to take advantage of the days the company gives me. A four-day weekend is bliss. Add to that Thanksgiving leftovers, football, the whole family at home, and not having to shop on Black Friday, and I can’t think of anything better.

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Thankful Thursday for Thanksgiving 2017

I saw this on Brandie’s site, Running on Words and Wine, and thought it would be perfect for today, the one day where we all take the time to express our gratitude and contemplate everything for which we are thankful. A New Friend: My hair dresser/ dance instructor/ friend – I have known Megan for…

The Rules of Magic needs more magic

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Genre: Fantasy; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 10 October 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole…

Haunting the Deep is fun

Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy; Mystery Publication Date: 03 October 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Samantha Mather knew her family’s connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she’d find herself at the center of a new one. This time,…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 20 November 2017

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover! It’s been a decent reading week. While I would always like to…

Sunday Reflections – 19 November 2017

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Happy Sunday! It is cold. It is gloomy. Yet again. I can’t think of one day this month that has been completely sunny. It is brutal on your mood. Even getting out of bed is tough these days. Still. Thanksgiving is this weekend. My entire family is home. There are worse things that could be…

What’s for Dinner? – Week Starting 11 November 2017

People are forever asking how I manage everything with such a busy schedule. I love to cook, but I don’t always have time to do so in the manner I would like. This weekly journal is a way to keep it real and show that while my intentions are good, sometimes life and all of…

Fabulous Friday – 17 November 2017

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week. ******************** CONNOR’S COMING HOME – For the first time since he left on August 13th,…

Special Guest Post by Holly – Follow Me by Sara Shephard

Follow Me by Sara Shephard

(Ed. note: Sara Shephard is Holly’s favorite author. When I was approached by the marketing department of Disney Publishing contacted me about reviewing her latest novel, I knew it was not for me to review. Without further ado, I give you Holly’s thoughts on the second book in Sara Shephard’s The Amateurs series.) Genre: Young Adult;…

Historically interesting Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 3 October 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged…