Hallelujah Hour Episode 1

Hallelujah Hour Episode 1

Amanda “Mama Train” tells us about what the Hallelujah Hour is and why she hasn’t ...

Book Releases

Until the past few years or so, I never browsed the “New Release” section of the bookstore.  I was a bit of a classic literature snob I guess.  How could these new-fangled books compare to those classics I enjoyed growing up?  I mean, books these days.  Sigh. In the past few years, I have come […]

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Book Review: Alias Hook

  Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen Goodreads Summary: “Every child knows how the story ends. The wicked pirate captain is flung overboard, caught in the jaws of the monster crocodile who drags him down to a watery grave. But it was not yet my time to die. It’s my fate to be trapped here forever, […]

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Nine

Her little nine year old heart is so young, yet so grown up.  She would inform you it’s 9 and a half.  In other words, in about 7 months, none of my babies will remain in single digits.  It’s a new dynamic. Gone are the days of baby curls, frequent mispronunciations and the stuffed kitty […]

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Book Review: The Winner’s Curse

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Goodreads Summary: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, […]

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The “Four” Meme

Saw this out there on the “interwebs” and thought I’d play along. Four names people call me other than my real name: Mom Mama babe ?? (Yeah, I know, not very exciting!) Four jobs I’ve had: Retail Clerk Library Assistant (in college) Teacher Photographer/Studio Owner Four movies I would/have watched more than once: White Christmas French […]

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Book Review: Pudd’nhead Wilson

Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain Goodreads Summary: At the beginning of Pudd’nhead Wilson a young slave woman, fearing for her infant’s son’s life, exchanges her light-skinned child with her master’s.  From this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one of his most entertaining, funny, yet biting novels.  On its surface, Pudd’nhead Wilson possesses all the elements of […]

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Book Review: Seeker

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton Goodreads Summary: Quin Kincaid has been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered ‘Seeker’. Only when it’s too late does she discover she will be using her new-found knowledge and training to become an assassin. Quin’s new role will […]

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Fluffy to Fabulous

3 Day Juice Fast

At the beginning of the year, I was so OVER the sweets and unhealthy eating I had done over the holidays.  A few weeks ago, my friend let me borrow one of her juicers that she wasn’t using, and it had just been sitting there on the counter, all lonely. I decided to take the […]

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Monday Musings

Cold weather:  Not. a. fan.  It’s been ridiculously cold in my house lately.  Bring on SPRING! We have one ac/heating unit that controls our bedroom and one for the whole rest of the house.  Needless to say, sometimes ours is the only room that’s warm, and our kitties have been hanging out in the warm bedroom […]

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Book Review: Beauty

Beauty by Robin McKinley   Goodreads Summary: When the family business collapses, Beauty and her two sisters are forced to leave the city and begin a new life in the countryside. However, when their father accepts hospitality from the elusive and magical Beast, he is forced to make a terrible promise – to send one […]

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