Saturday, June 15, 2013

What summer looks like at our house....

Here's what Summer looks like at our house:

No alarm clocks 
and lots of time enjoy nature and hanging out in the hammock. 

What does summer look like around your house?

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Wordless Wednesday 6-19-13

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My Man and me


 Some random facts about me and my man
(this blog post idea is based on  Mama Kat's Writing Workshop)

1. He is an only child. This sometimes causes conflict at our house because I am the baby in my family and we are both used to having our own way. 
2. We were married by a Justice of the Peace. I do not regret this at all! However I do wish we had a big party afterwards with all our friends.
3. My husband is 90% sarcasm and 10% cock eyed optimism. This balances out my 90% reality and 10% pessimism. 
4.  We both love photography. 
5. He is very technical and analytical. Which works out perfectly because I'm totally not. 

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Top 5 Favorite Blogs


Here are my Top 5  Favorite Blogs (in no particular order)
1. Masterpiece
She has a refreshing and honest look a life and faith. 
2. The Candid Pastor's Wife       
She blogs about how faith intersects our lives as women. 
3. FreeSampleMomma
My go-to Gal for any and all free stuff.
4. The Mother Huddle
The queen of craftiness in my book. She has amazing ideas and super cute stuff!
5.  She Sparkles
She blogs about life, faith, and loves coffee too! 

What are your favorite blogs to read?
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Book Review: A Heartbeat Away (In the Quilts of Love Series) by S.Dionne Moore

About the Book:
When a band of runaway slaves brings Union-loyal Beth Bumgartner a wounded Confederate soldier named Joe, it is the catalyst that pushes her to defy her pacifist parents and become a nurse during the Battle of Antietam.

Her mother's mysterious goodbye gift is filled with quilt blocks that bring comfort to Beth during the hard days and lonely nights, but as she sews each block, she realizes there is a hidden message of faith within the pattern that encourages and sustains her. Reunited with Joe, Beth learns his secret and puts the quilt's message to its greatest test---but can betrayal be forgiven?

Here's a preview of the book:

AHeartbeatAway - Medium from S. Dionne Moore on Vimeo.

Purchase a copy:

My thoughts on the book:
I love books set in the Civil War area. However, I had a hard time finishing this book. The plot was very similar to many other books out there set in the Civil War ear.  Boy met girl when he is wounded. Boy gets sick and is taken care of by the girl. I found this event repeating often throughout the story. I did like the fact that the heroine did have a flaw.  This made her more realistic. I think all to many heroines in stories are perfect. I also thought there were to many question to keep track of while reading the story. I kept wondering what was going on. I was given this book by Litfuse Public Relations. I was given this book in exchange for my honest opinion. 

About the Author:

Dionne Moore is a historical romance author who resides in South Central PA with her family, surrounded by the beautiful Cumberland Valley and lots of fun, historically rich locations. She is a weekly contributor to "The Borrowed Book", a blog for book-lovers and "Cozy Mystery Magazine", for all things cozy mystery.

Learn more about Dionne at
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Summer Time.....

First of all, I like to thank all of you all for reading my post. Unfortunately, my posts have been sporadic at best lately. However, I am happy to say that school is out and that I am refreshed and ready to resume blogging .  Look for new posts and reviews every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. I can't wait to share with you what's been going on in my life.

Also, will you take a minute and like my blog's Facebook page? It would mean ever so much. Here's the link

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