Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List

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Top New Series I Want to Start

Today I’m joining The Broke & the Bookish for their Top Ten Tuesday series.  Today’s topic?  Top new series I want to start.  Here are some that are on my radar as possible future reads: The Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann (only after all […]

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31 Days of Music:  In Concert

31 Days of Music: In Concert

Do you enjoy going to music concerts?  We don’t go very often, but I’ve been to a few.  These are the people/bands I’ve seen in concert: Bryan Adams (unplugged — this one was probably my favorite) Chicago Journey Phil Collins REO Speedwagon Selena Gomez/Justin Bieber (Yep.  For the children — It was painful) Styx Now […]

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31 Days of Music: Friend Like Me

We’re back to Broadway today.  As I’ve mentioned before, my girls love to listen to Broadway show tunes in the car.  They’ve recently been hitting “repeat” on this one, from the Broadway version of Aladdin.  When my kids listen to Disney songs, they are amazed that I know all the words.  I spent lots of […]

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31 Days of Music: Praise Team

In the congregation where we are members, my husband and I both serve on the “Praise Team”.  This term probably has different meanings in different churches, so I thought ‘d explain a little bit about what we do.  First and foremost, we are not performers.  We never grace the stage or sing alone.  We take […]

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31 Days of Music: Soundtracks

Do you pay attention to movie soundtracks?  Last night was opening night for us for “Tom Sawyer”.  The music that the sound effects guy used to play as people were walking in was an acoustic version of the “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou” soundtrack.  While I’ll be the first to admit that movie is a […]

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31 Days of Music: Wicked the Musical

31 Days of Music: Wicked the Musical

Several years ago, when the cute teenager above was in about the first grade, she was REALLY into The Wizard of Oz.  She read the original book several times, we watched the movie, we had an Oz-themed party.  She heard about this book, Wicked, that told “the untold story of the wicked witch of the […]

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31 Days of Music:  Anything You Can Do…

31 Days of Music: Anything You Can Do…

This one has been a favorite at my house lately.  We like to listen to the Bernadette Peters version in the car, but this one, from what looks to be a local-type production of “Annie Get Your Gun!”, is fun too:

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Top Five Places Books Have Made Me Want to Visit

Today’s Top Ten category from the Broke and the Bookish is Places Books Have Made Me Want to Visit — Whether Real or Fictional. Here are five of mine, because I couldn’t really think of 10 places that I’ve wanted to go because of a book: 1.  Prince Edward Island ~ The home of my […]

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31 Days of Music: Band Memories

Heels… Together Shoulders… Back Chest… Out Head… Up Chin… In Eyes… With Pride Eyes… With Pride! Eyes… With Pride!! So, yeah.  That was a quick little trip down memory lane right there.  In high school, our band was called the “Angleton Purple Pride.”  At the time, the Angleton band was a 300-member military-styled marching band, and […]

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Lemon Icebox Pie

This pie screams “childhood” to me, because it was the most-requested pie in our household growing up.  There were some birthdays where we requested to have this pie instead of birthday cake!  My dad likes it with cherry pie filling poured over the top, and it’s yummy that way, but I like it just plain […]

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