Join Me in a 2017 Reading Challenge

Join me in a 2017 reading challenge! I love to read, but finding the time to read is a real challenge in my life. That is why I am really glad that I belong to two book clubs. This forces me to find the time to sit and read. Plus I get the added bonus… [Continue Reading]

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Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance : A Book Review

At a recent book club meeting a side conversation turned to politics. Mind you my book club is a mix of strong Republicans and Democrats, so politics are usually not brought up at book club. In trying to make sense of all that has been transpiring across our nation in recent months we decided to read… [Continue Reading]

Hillbilly Elegy

Quick and Easy Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! I will be doing a bit of running around today after work to pull together a simple and delicious Valentine’s Dinner for my family.  Last year I went all out and created a “Trip Down Memory Lane” dinner for my husband. The year before it was all about the kids with… [Continue Reading]


Not in the Mood? It May be More Than You Think!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and that means love is in the air! Red and pink hearts are popping up in the stores, vases full of red roses are donning the florists’ windows, and restaurants are booked solid. Romance is hot, hot, hot! And sometimes for some it is not, not, not. Sometimes, we… [Continue Reading]

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Eight Healthy Afternoon Tea Snacks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias Tea, wonderful tea. As you know I always enjoy a great tea party! But tea is not for parties only, in fact tea is part of my everyday routine. A cup of tea and an afternoon… [Continue Reading]

Almond Butter, Oatmeal, and Raisin Bites Recipe