July 2015 Goals and June Achievements

July 2015 Goals and June Achievements

July 1, 2015 Uncategorized 1

Let July begin, another month to hold myself accountable and focus on my reading, blogging and home goals.  Setting my goals at the beginning of the month helps me focus on what I specifically want to accomplish in my reading, blogging and home life. It’s also a good time to reflect on the past month, what I accomplished and what is still left to work on. We have a linkup too to support one another in our quest to achieve our goals, so if you have a blog post or goals you are shooting for, linkup with us or leave… Read more »

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The Forgotten Garden Discussion Questions ch 28-End

The Forgotten Garden Discussion Questions ch 28-End

June 30, 2015 Books, TraveltheWorldinBooks 1

Hello book lovers! If you are joining us for The Forgotten Garden Readalong, I hope you are enjoying the book. If you’re visiting our readalong for the first time, welcome! This month, Lost in Books,  Savvy Working Gal and I are happy to host a readalong of The Forgotten Garden as part of our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge. This book was voted on by our Goodreads group for our Australia selection. Travel the World in books with us, it’s never to late to join our challenge and enjoy reading and learning about different countries and cultures.  About The Forgotten Garden… Read more »

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Small Victories Sunday Linkup {56}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {56}

June 27, 2015 Linky, Small Victories Sunday 20

Can you believe July is around the corner? Thanks for joining us at Small Victories Sunday Linkup this week!  As you might already know, this weekly linkup is designed to linkup your BEST posts to inspire others to read, cook, craft, live well and blog well. Share with us anything that will help others live a happier and healthier life. Sunday is the perfect day to reflect and celebrate the week that passed and look forward to the week ahead. Our linkup is open all week long so feel free to stop by anytime, it’s never too late to linkup with us. If… Read more »

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Be Our Guest Fridays {28}: 6 Things I’ll Miss About My 4 Month Old Baby

Be Our Guest Fridays {28}: 6 Things I’ll Miss About My 4 Month Old Baby

June 26, 2015 Be Our Guest Fridays 9

It’s been awhile but happy to have a guest blogger to feature this week. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, leave me a comment and we’ll see if we are a good fit for each other. Welcome to Be Our Guest Fridays! Be Our Guest Fridays is a weekly feature where I feature guest posts by my favorite bloggers and authors. I started this feature as a fun way to give back to the blogging community. I am excited to share with you these creative, inspiring and knowledgeable bloggers. Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to… Read more »

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Small Victories Sunday Linkup {55}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {55}

June 20, 2015 Small Victories Sunday 12

Happy Father’s Day Weekend! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend celebrating the dads in your life!  Last week we had 248 inspiring, delicious, creative posts linked up. Be sure to support your fellow bloggers and visit at least 2 posts for every link you add to the linkup. Really, there are some helpful posts out there you don’t want to miss! Thank you for your continued support of Small Victories Sunday Linkup and we’re so happy to celebrate your small victories with you! I’m sad to say we are losing two more hosts in our linkup team, be sure to stop by… Read more »

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The Forgotten Garden Discussion Questions ch1-ch27

The Forgotten Garden Discussion Questions ch1-ch27

June 17, 2015 Books, Events, TraveltheWorldinBooks 5

Hello book lovers! If you are joining us for The Forgotten Garden Readalong, I hope you are enjoying the book. If you’re visiting our readalong for the first time, welcome! This month, Lost in Books,  Savvy Working Gal and I are happy to host a readalong of The Forgotten Garden as part of our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge. This book was voted on by our Goodreads group for our Australia selection. Travel the World in books with us, it’s never to late to join our challenge and enjoy reading and learning about different countries and cultures.  About The Forgotten Garden… Read more »

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Small Victories Sunday Linkup {54}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {54}

June 13, 2015 Small Victories Sunday 23

Hello summer! Grab a refreshing drink and join us for Small Victories Sunday Linkup!  Wowee, We had an incredible 248 inspiring, delicious, creative posts in last week’s linkup. Be sure you do your part and visit at least 2 posts for every link you add to the linkup. Really, there are some helpful posts out there you don’t want to miss! Thank you for your continued support of Small Victories Sunday Linkup and we’re so happy to celebrate your small victories with you!  In case this is your first time, Small Victories Sunday is a weekly linkup for your BEST posts to inspire others to… Read more »

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Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling – a perfect graduation gift!

Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling – a perfect graduation gift!

June 9, 2015 Books 11 ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads: “In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K. Rowling’s words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world-famous author addresses some of life’s most important issues with acuity and emotional force.” My Thoughts: I saw Very Good Lives in the library, knew… Read more »

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Under the Same Blue Sky by Pamela Schoenewaldt Review & GIVEAWAY!

Under the Same Blue Sky by Pamela Schoenewaldt Review & GIVEAWAY!

June 8, 2015 Books 13 ★★★★

Synopsis: “From the USA Today bestselling author of When We Were Strangers and Swimming in the Moon comes a lush, exquisitely drawn novel set against the turmoil of the Great War, as a young German-American woman explores the secrets of her past. A shopkeeper’s daughter, Hazel Renner lives in the shadows of the Pittsburgh steel mills. She dreams of adventure, even as her immigrant parents push her toward a staid career. But in 1914, war seizes Europe and all their ambitions crumble. German-Americans are suddenly the enemy, “the Huns.” Hazel herself is an outsider in her own home when she… Read more »

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Small Victories Sunday Linkup {53}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {53}

June 6, 2015 Small Victories Sunday 21

Happy June! Is anyone done with school? Then you’re ready to party with us… Small Victories Sunday Linkup is now partying on 11 blogs! One of the kiddos is out of school and one more to go, I’m so ready for summer. Are you? We had an incredible 216 links for last week’s linkup and happy to see more clicks than links, that means you all are doing a GREAT job supporting the bloggers linked up in our linkup. Remember to continue to  visit at least 2 posts for every link you add to the linkup. Thank you for your continued support of… Read more »

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