Be Our Guest Fridays {2}: Aqua Aerobic Exercises for Arthritis Relief by Kaitlin  Gardner

Be Our Guest Fridays {2}: Aqua Aerobic Exercises for Arthritis Relief by Kaitlin Gardner

October 17, 2014 Be Our Guest Fridays, Rheumatoid Arthritis 4

Welcome to Be Our Guest Fridays! Be Our Guest Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Tanya from Mom’s Small Victories and Helen from My Novel Opinion where we feature guest posts by our favorite bloggers and authors. We started this feature as a fun way to give back to the blogging community. We are excited to share with you these creative, inspiring and knowledgeable bloggers. My Co-Host Helen from My Novel Opinion You can find my fabulous co-host Helen on her blog, on Facebook, on G+, and on Twitter. See her blog for more ways you can find Helen…. Read more »

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Throwback Thursday Linkup {15}: My Top Ten Books to Read for Fall

Throwback Thursday Linkup {15}: My Top Ten Books to Read for Fall

October 15, 2014 Throwback Thursday 15

Welcome to our Throwback Thursday Weekly Link-up, Week #15. Our Throwback Thursday linkup is a chance to update and get attention on an old blog post. Today I am sharing with you my Top Ten Books to Read for Fall. I posted this a couple of weeks ago and have been working my way through the list. With the Wonderfully Wicked Readathon starting Friday and Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon coming up on Saturday, I hope to make a better dent in this list. I have finished The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain and 200 pages into 11/22/63. What are you… Read more »

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Menu Plan Monday – October 13, 2014

Menu Plan Monday – October 13, 2014

October 12, 2014 Linky, Recipes 3

  I am joining Menu Plan Monday hosted by Org Junkie and What’s for Dinner? Menu Planning Linkup hosted by Jill Conyers and Mommy Run Fast this week to share what we’re eating this week. The only topic I like to chat about as much as books is food! My hubby watched the movie Food, Inc. a couple weeks ago and ever since then, we’ve REALLY been watching what kind of food we buy and eating at home even more. Menu planning is essential to make sure my hungry boys have some good food to eat. Honestly, I did not… Read more »

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Be Our Guest Fridays {1}: 5 Challenges Facing New Writers and How to Overcome Them by Adria Cimino

Be Our Guest Fridays {1}: 5 Challenges Facing New Writers and How to Overcome Them by Adria Cimino

October 10, 2014 Be Our Guest Fridays, Blogging Tips 9

Welcome to Be Our Guest Fridays! I am happy to announce a new feature starting today called Be Our Guest Fridays. I decided to start this feature to be able to give back to the blogging community that has been so supportive of me. One of my favorite parts of our Travel the World in Books Readathon last month was sharing guest bloggers and author interviews with my readers. I have met some creative and inspiring bloggers and authors over the past few years and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing their creativity, stories and knowledge with my readers. I hope you enjoy… Read more »

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Throwback Thursday Linkup {14}: Our Relaunch and My Banana-Pineapple Muffins

Throwback Thursday Linkup {14}: Our Relaunch and My Banana-Pineapple Muffins

October 8, 2014 Linky, Throwback Thursday 9

We took an undocumented break for the summer but now that fall has begun and school is in session, our Throwback Thursday linkup is back! In case you forgot, our Throwback Thursday linkup is where you link up an old blog post that deserves some new views, comments and shares. Do you have an old blog post that you love from the past that needs some fresh attention and new love shown to it? Well…join our Throwback Thursday linkup below and we will share the love! I’m sharing another family favorite recipe this week, our banana-pineapple muffins. I adapted this banana-pineapple… Read more »

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Menu Plan Monday-October 6, 2014

Menu Plan Monday-October 6, 2014

October 6, 2014 Recipes 14

Happy Monday! I find having a menu plan essential to feeding my family and keeping within our grocery budget. I menu plan every Sunday based on what meats and veggies are on sale at the grocery store. I have not linked up to Menu Plan Monday at Org Junkie in a long time but since I make a menu plan every week, it’s easy for me to blog about and I love seeing what great recipes other bloggers share. I just noticed that Jill Conyers has a menu planning linkup too so joining her linkup as well. Monday – Potato… Read more »

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Let the Blogathon Games Begin!

Let the Blogathon Games Begin!

October 1, 2014 Blogging Tips, Events 14

The Blogathon Games have begun! Besides the 3 readathons I will be participating in this month, I will also take a stab at the Blogathon Games. Hosted by Kathleen and her crew from the Biannual Blogathon Bash, the Blogathon Games is a month long challenge to accomplish blogging tasks to improve our blogs. I always learn a lot from the events that Kathleen hosts and I look forward to what she has in store for us. I attempted the similar Itty Bitty Blogathon last year but since it was only one day, I did not get much done. Let’s hope… Read more »

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30 Authors Event: Author Patry Francis Recommends We Are Called to Rise

30 Authors Event: Author Patry Francis Recommends We Are Called to Rise

September 30, 2014 Books, Events, Giveaways 10

I am so happy to be a part of the 30 Authors in 30 Days event and as they say, we have saved the best for last! Don’t know about 30 Authors? Well here’s what’s been happening: 30 Authors in 30 Days is a first of its kind event aimed at connecting readers, bloggers, and authors. Hosted by The Book Wheel, this month-long event takes place during September and features 30 authors discussing their favorite recent reads on 30 different blogs. There are also some great prizes provided by GoneReading.com and BookJigs. For the full schedule of participating authors and… Read more »

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My October 2014 Readathon Goals: Mystery, Magic and Murder

My October 2014 Readathon Goals: Mystery, Magic and Murder

September 28, 2014 Events 16

Normally I do not change my reading style for the season but with these great spooky readathons all over the blogosphere, I couldn’t help but want to dive into scarier reading. I thought I would share all 3 of my October readathon goals in one simple post since they run together. FrightFall Readathon Hosted by Seasons Reading The Frightfall Readathon hosted by Michelle of Seasons Reading. Frightfall starts on Monday, September 29 and runs through Sunday, October 5, 2014. The “one main ‘rule’ of FrightFall is that you must read ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar… Read more »

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My Other Ex Book Review: A Real Look at Female Friendships

My Other Ex Book Review: A Real Look at Female Friendships

September 26, 2014 Books 2 ★★★★

Synopsis: “There can be so much good, so much power, so much love, in female friendships. But there is also a dark side of pain and loss. And surrounding that dark side, there is often silence. Women feel that there is no language to talk about their feelings. There is shame, the haunting feeling that the loss of a friendship is a reflection of our own worth or capacity to be loved. My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Losing and Leaving Friends is a step toward breaking that silence. The brave writers in this engrossing, diverse collection of 35… Read more »

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