17 Things I’ve Learned in 17 Years

1.  People change.  Always.  Kevin and I are not the same twitterpated teens we were ...

Book Review: Tamales

  Tamales by Alice Guadalupe Tapp Expected Publication:  October 7, 2014         Tamales are a Mexican favorite, beloved year-round as well as at Christmas, when the whole family traditionally pitches in with the work of tamale preparation and assembly. Thanks to renowned tamalera Alice Guadalupe Tapp, it’s now possible to enjoy these […]

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Book Review: Hamlet’s Ghost

  Hamlet’s Ghost by Jane Tara       Rhiannon Dee, a gorgeous witch, moves to a country town to reopen a theater and finds herself torn between the man who owns it, and his father who haunts it. Kip Daniels has been haunting the Hamlet Majestic for thirty dull years, ever since the stage […]

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Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

I’m joining the Broke and the Bookish today for the Top Ten Tuesday Meme.  Today’s topic:  Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More.  However, I couldn’t really come up with ten, so here’s my top seven: Liz Curtis Higgs ~ I read her advent/Christmas book last year (The Women […]

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Monday Musings

One of the perks from hubby’s recent work trip was that they bought everyone (employees and guests) their own pair of Nike shoes.  We got to try them on, and then go to a computer to design our own.  Mine came in the mail today!   Cool, huh? After spending every day at the storage […]

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Book Review: Brunette Ambition

Brunette Ambition by Lea Michele     The star of the hit show Glee shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that’s part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide. Lea Michele is one of the hardest working performers in show business. Whether she’s starring […]

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Book Review: Plot & Structure

Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot that Grips Readers from Start to Finish by James Scott Bell     Craft an Engaging Plot.  How does plot influence story structure? What’s the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that’s gone off course? […]

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Monday Musings

I have HAD it with the insects.  Enough already!  Last week it was fire ants.  They invaded my kitchen and I was afraid to leave any food on the counter for even 5 minutes because I ran the risk of ants swooping in and carrying it all away.  They have finally seemed to be getting […]

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Book Review: The Mother-in-Law Cure

The Mother-in-Law Cure by Farha Z. Hasan     The Mother-in-Law Cure is a modern day fairy tale that chronicles the rise of the book’s central character, Humara from orphan to power matriarch in an affluent family. Humara’s influence spans generations and continents, but things are seldom as they appear. Humara’s prosperity is not simply […]

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Monday Musings

Well, we made it through the first week of school.  Hallelujah! Overall, we’ve had a good start, I believe.  It helped that we had a three day weekend to look forward to after the first week to ease us back into the school routine. Eating-wise, the week went well.  I only sent Ramen in my […]

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Book Review: Emma

Emma by Jane Austen     Beautiful, clever, rich – and single – Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley […]

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