Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Book Review ~ Brentwood's Ward by Michelle Griep ~ 4/27/16

 
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Blurb:
 
Place an unpolished lawman named Nicholas Brentwood as guardian over a spoiled, pompous beauty named Emily Payne and what do you get? More trouble than Brentwood bargains for. She is determined to find a husband this season. He just wants the large fee her father will pay him to help his ailing sister. After a series of dire mishaps, both their desires are thwarted, but each discovers that no matter what, God is in charge.

My Thoughts:
 
Michelle Griep is a new-to-me author.  I found her writing to be very compelling.  I love Regency Romance and was very pleased with the details.
 
This story was very emotional, witty, sarcastic and over-all delightful!
 
Emily started out as a very spoiled, hard-headed individual.  Throughout the troubles she came across in the story, her character developed into a great heroine.
 
Nicholas was such a fun hero.  He was a brilliant detective with wonderfully sarcastic wit.
 
The mystery and drama the author developed was highly entertaining.
 
I look forward to reading more novels by Ms. Griep.
 
 
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Book Review ~ Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot ~ 4/20/16

 
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Blurb:
 
An awkward young woman. A haunted young man. A forbidden instrument. Can the love of music bring them together . . . or will it tear them apart?

Bath, England—1810

At twenty-eight, Alethea Sutherton is past her prime for courtship; but social mores have never been her forté. She might be a lady, but she is first and foremost a musician.

In Regency England, however, the violin is considered an inappropriate instrument for a lady. Ostracized by society for her passion, Alethea practices in secret and waits for her chance to flee to the Continent, where she can play without scandal.

But when a thief’s interest in her violin endangers her and her family, Alethea is determined to discover the enigmatic origins of her instrument . . . with the help of the dark, brooding Lord Dommick.

Scarred by war, Dommick finds solace only in playing his violin. He is persuaded to help Alethea, and discovers an entirely new yearning in his soul.

Alethea finds her reluctant heart drawn to Dommick in the sweetest of duets . . . just as the thief’s desperation builds to a tragic crescendo . . .

My Thoughts:
 
It had been quite a while since I had read a Regency Romance, a genre that I fell in love with many, many years ago.  I was so excited to find this book while looking through the many books at Ollie's.
 
I also love music so I was intrigued by the premise of this book.
 
Alethea was so bold and confident that it was hysterical at times.
 
Dommick was so unsure of himself after having to deal with the horrors of war.
 
The mystery of Alethea's violin brings them together along with their mutual love of music and composition.
 
I really didn't have the mystery figured out until the very end when it became apparent who was trying to get to the violin.
 
This was a very nice read.  It reminded me why I love this genre so much :)
 
 
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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Stacking the Shelves ~ 4/9/16


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
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This week I added the following to my shelf:

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Dr. Neal Stradbroke has a secret past that could destroy everything he’s worked since childhood to build. But when he falls in love with the daughter of one of his patients, he must choose between revealing his past and risk losing everything or keeping his secret and watching her marry another man.

Cadence “Caddy” Bainbridge has worked hard as a seamstress since her vicar father died, and for a while, things went well. But then her mother fell ill. Now, most of Caddy’s earnings go for doctors, medicines, and trips to the seaside trying to get her mother better. The last thing she needs is a romantic entanglement—but she finds herself torn between two men: Oliver Carmichael, whose wealth could give Caddy’s mother the life of ease she deserves; and Neal Stradbroke, for whom her heart yearns.

Oliver Carmichael has always drawn the eye of all the girls with no exertion on his part—all the girls, that is, except seamstress Caddy Bainbridge. So, even though he has plans to marry Edith Buchanan, he places a bet with his friends that he can make Caddy fall in love with him before the opening day of the Great Exhibition. Edith Buchanan has been disappointed in marriage prospects already, so she is not about to lose another suitor to a woman of lower social status—especially not her own dressmaker!—so she spreads rumors about Caddy that could not only ruin Caddy’s business but cause Caddy’s mother to have a fatal relapse.

Courtship . . . cunning . . . candor. Who has an honest heart?
  

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It is 1704 when Genevieve Gaillain and her sister board a French ship headed for the Louisiana colony as mail-order brides. Both have promised to marry one of the rough-and-tumble Canadian men in this New World in order to escape religious persecution in the Old World. Genevieve knows life won’t be easy, but at least here she can establish a home and family without fear of beheading. But when she falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer whose courageous stand for fair treatment of native peoples has made him decidedly unpopular in the young colony, Genevieve realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace. And a secret she harbors could mean the undoing of the colony itself.
 
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Book Review ~ Sit Stay Love by Dana Mentink ~ 4/7/16

 
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Blurb:
 
Take one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog, and you're ready for a lesson in love...Tippy style.

Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother's elderly dog, Tippy, he's quick to call on a pet-sitting service.

Gina isn't thrilled to be a dog sitter when her aspirations lie in the classroom. Furthermore, she can't abide the unfriendly Cal, a man with all the charm of a wet towel. But with no other prospects and a deep love for all things canine, she takes the job caring for Tippy.

As Gina travels through Cal's world with Tippy in tow, she begins to see Cal in a different light. Gina longs to show Cal the God-given blessings in his life that have nothing to do with baseball or fame. When her longing blooms into attraction, Gina does her best to suppress it. But Cal is falling in love with her too...

Discover the charming story of Tippy, the dog who brought a family together.
 

My Thoughts:
 
This was such a sweet story!
 
I absolutely adored reading about Tippy and her humans :)
 
I also LOVE baseball and enjoyed all the baseball references in the story.
 
This was a super-fun read and I'm looking forward to reading more by this author!
 
 
 
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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review as part of a 
Litfuse Publicity Blog Tour.  
 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Book Review ~ The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter ~ 4/6/16

 
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Blurb:
 
Living side-by-side, a fledgling chef and a big-hearted contractor find a delicious attraction.

Trouble is, their chemistry could spoil their dreams.

Spirited PJ McKinley has the touch when it comes to food. Her dream of opening her own restaurant is just one building short of reality. So when a Chapel Springs resident offers her beloved ancestral home to the applicant with the best plan for the house, PJ believes it’s a contest she was meant to win.

Contractor Cole Evans is confident, professional, and swoon-worthy—but this former foster kid knows his life could have turned out very differently. When Cole discovers the contest, he believes his home for foster kids in transition has found its saving grace. All he has to do is convince the owner that an out-of-towner with a not-for-profit enterprise is good for the community.

But when the eccentric philanthropist sees PJ and Cole’s proposals, she makes an unexpected decision: the pair will share the house for a year to show what their ideas are made of. Now, with Cole and the foster kids upstairs and PJ and the restaurant below, day-to-day life has turned into out-and-out competition—with some seriously flirtatious hallway encounters on the side. Turns out in this competition, it’s not just the house on the line, it’s their hearts.

My Thoughts:
 
Sigh.... 
 
What a romance....
 
Denise Hunter is one of my all-time favorite authors.  Any book she writes, I read.  They have never let me down.
 
I loved the premise of this story.  Two people with opposing goals, having to live in the same house and after a year, finding out who will win the house!  I love it!
 
I loved the main characters as well as the secondary characters.
 
The romance was just plain swoon-worthy!  The author did a wonderful job keeping it nice and clean.
 
I loved EVERYTHING about this book!  lol
 
In case you missed it, I loved this book :)
 
A must-read!
 
 
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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Stacking the Shelves ~ 4/2/16


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
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This week I added the following to my shelf:

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1205 - the town of Chinon is beseiged by enemies of King John, and his young Queen calls upon a trusted servant to conceal her treasured jewels.

Emily Braden is intrigued by the medieval story of Queen Isabelle, and cannot resist when her cousin Harry, a historian, suggests a trip to the white-walled town of Chinon, nestling in France's Loire Valley. But when Harry vanishes and Emily begins to search for him, she stumbles across another intriguing mystery -- a second Isabelle, a chambermaid during the Second World War, who had her own tragedy, and her own treasure to hide.

As Emily explores the ancient town of labyrinthine tunnels, old enmities, and new loves, she finds herself drawn ever closer to the mysterious Isabelles and their long-kept secrets.


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Place an unpolished lawman named Nicholas Brentwood as guardian over a spoiled, pompous beauty named Emily Payne and what do you get? More trouble than Brentwood bargains for. She is determined to find a husband this season. He just wants the large fee her father will pay him to help his ailing sister. After a series of dire mishaps, both their desires are thwarted, but each discovers that no matter what, God is in charge.
 
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Happy Reading!


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Book Review ~ Back in the Saddle by Ruth Logan Herne ~ 3/31/16

 
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Blurb:
 
It’s been a long time since Colt Stafford shrugged off his cowboy legacy for shiny Manhattan loafers and a promising career on Wall Street. But when stock market manipulations leave him financially strapped, the oldest son of legendary rancher Sam Stafford decides to return to the sprawling Double S ranch in Gray’s Glen, Washington. He’s broke, but not broken, and it’s time to check in with his ailing father, and get his legs back under him by climbing into the saddle again.

He doesn’t expect to come home to a stranger pointing a loaded gun at his chest— a tough yet beautiful woman that Sam hired as the house manager. Colt senses there’s more to Angelina Morales than meets the eye and he’s determined to find out what she’s hiding...and why.

Colt’s return brings new challenges. Younger brother Nick has been Sam’s right-hand man at the ranch for years and isn’t thrilled at having Colt insert himself into Double S affairs. And the ranch’s contentious relationship with the citizens of Gray’s Glen asks all the Stafford men to examine their hearts about what it truly means to be a neighbor.  And as Wall Street recovers, will Colt succumb to the call of the financial district’s wealth and power—or finally the courage to stay in the saddle for good?     

My Thoughts:
 
This is the first book in the "Double S Ranch" Series and the first book I've read by this author.
 
I love a good cowboy story and I wasn't disappointed.
 
Angelina was a great heroine even though she seemed a bit abrupt and distant at first.
 
Colt was the perfect hero.  Strong, handsome and take-charge.
 
I wasn't sure were the story-line was headed exactly and I liked that.
 
I can't wait to read more about Colt's brother, Nick, in the next book of the series!
 
 
 
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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review as part of a 
Litfuse Publicity Blog Tour.  
 

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Book Review ~ Trouble in Store by Carol Cox ~ 3/30/16

 
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Blurb:
 
Fired from her most recent governess position, Melanie Ross must embrace her last resort: the Arizona mercantile she inherited from her cousin. But Caleb Nelson is positive he inherited the mercantile, and he's not about to let some obstinate woman with newfangled ideas mess up all he's worked for. He's determined to get Melanie married off as soon as possible, and luckily there are plenty of single men in town quite interested in taking her off his hands.
The problem is, Caleb soon realizes he doesn't want her to marry up with any of them. He's drawn to Melanie more every day, and he has to admit some of her ideas for the store unexpectedly offer positive results.

But someone doesn't want the store to succeed, and what used to be just threatening words has escalated into deliberate destruction and lurkers in the night. When a body shows up on the mercantile steps--and the man obviously didn't die from natural causes--things really get dangerous. Can Melanie and Caleb's business--and romance--survive the trouble that's about to come their way?

My Thoughts:
 
This book started out as a fun, light-hearted read.  Then it turned into a murder mystery!
 
And for the life of me, I could not figure out whodunit!
 
Melanie was a brave heroine who traveled by herself form Ohio to Arizona.  She had great ideas for the store but had only one obstacle:  Caleb.
 
Caleb wasn't thrilled to have Melanie show up at the store claiming her half.  He was used to going it alone and taking care of his son, Levi, while doing so.  He definitely wasn't ready for the changes Melanie wanted to make.  He even tries to get her married off.
 
Levi was a six year old boy.  That should say enough right there!  The troubles he got into were sometimes hysterical!  He definitely added character to the story.
 
This book was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more by this author.
 
 
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Teaser Tuesday ~ A Dream of Miracles ~ 3/29/16


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~"Mei sohn needs to see Doktah Roswell.  It's an emergency, ' Mattie Diener stood before the receptionist's window with three year old Nathan on one hip, and Amanda, her eighteen month old daughter, teetered on her other."~

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Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ 3/28/16

 
Come join Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.
 
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The weather outside is::::

 Dreary and rainy.

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
 
Easter Eggs and toast.

As I look outside my window:::
 
  Freshly mown grass and trimmed hedges!
 
As I look around the house::::
 
I see sick people.  Everywhere :(

On today's to do list::::
 
  Take care of said sick people and get some laundry done.
 
Happening this week::::
 
Monday....Laundry, rest
Tuesday....Spring Cleaning Day, play practice, tennis.
Wednesday....Gym, Prayer Meeting, fold laundry, Softball practice, play  practice, tennis
Thursday.....Spring Cleaning Day, Play practice, 1st tennis match.
Friday....Gym, Menu/Grocery list, Groceries
Saturday....Schedule for next week,  Clean Bedrooms


Currently reading::::

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I'm still reading "Playing the Part".  Technically, I haven't read all week.  Hard to believe!
On the TV today::::

NCIS, NCIS LA, Castle, The Voice.  Need to start watching DWTS.

On the menu this week::::

Monday - YOYO, Whatever anyone can hold down :(
Tuesday - Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Broccoli
Wednesday - Dinner at my brother's.
Thursday - Pizza
Friday - Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
Saturday - Bacon, Eggs, Fried Potatoes
Sunday - Dinner at Church

What I am creating at the moment:::: 
 
I've been working on my Beautiful Shells throw for in the Family Room while watching TV  I have 3 more very long rounds to go.  On my Red Magnolia Splash Granny Square I have 20 out of 35 squares done so far.  
 
Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::



 
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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Stacking the Shelves ~ 3/26/16


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
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This week I added the following to my shelf:

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Living side-by-side, a fledgling chef and a big-hearted contractor find a delicious attraction.

Trouble is, their chemistry could spoil their dreams.

Spirited PJ McKinley has the touch when it comes to food. Her dream of opening her own restaurant is just one building short of reality. So when a Chapel Springs resident offers her beloved ancestral home to the applicant with the best plan for the house, PJ believes it’s a contest she was meant to win.

Contractor Cole Evans is confident, professional, and swoon-worthy—but this former foster kid knows his life could have turned out very differently. When Cole discovers the contest, he believes his home for foster kids in transition has found its saving grace. All he has to do is convince the owner that an out-of-towner with a not-for-profit enterprise is good for the community.

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An awkward young woman. A haunted young man. A forbidden instrument. Can the love of music bring them together . . . or will it tear them apart?

Bath, England—1810

At twenty-eight, Alethea Sutherton is past her prime for courtship; but social mores have never been her forté. She might be a lady, but she is first and foremost a musician.

In Regency England, however, the violin is considered an inappropriate instrument for a lady. Ostracized by society for her passion, Alethea practices in secret and waits for her chance to flee to the Continent, where she can play without scandal.

But when a thief’s interest in her violin endangers her and her family, Alethea is determined to discover the enigmatic origins of her instrument . . . with the help of the dark, brooding Lord Dommick.

Scarred by war, Dommick finds solace only in playing his violin. He is persuaded to help Alethea, and discovers an entirely new yearning in his soul.

Alethea finds her reluctant heart drawn to Dommick in the sweetest of duets . . . just as the thief’s desperation builds to a tragic crescendo . . .
  

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An Amish widow with newborn twins discovers her deceased husband had disturbing secrets. As she tries to come to grips with the past, she considers a loveless marriage to ensure stability for her young family . . . with her faith in God hanging in the balance.


Sarah Troyer never expected to raise her children on her own, but when her husband dies in a tragic accident, she finds refuge in the home of her parents in the Amish community of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. Sarah is taken completely by surprise when a stranger arrives claiming connections to her husband’s past—even though he had told her he was an orphan with no family. From Luke, she learns her husband hid a secret life, one with ramifications that will change her own.


Sarah’s family, concerned for her and her children, encourages her to marry again. It should make sense . . . but Sarah’s heart says no. She feels trapped. Should she marry a man she doesn’t love? Or discover if her growing interest in Luke can be trusted?


Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you’ll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman’s story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams . . . and secrets. You’ll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle and, most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families.

 
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Happy Reading!


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Book Review ~ Fatal Exchange by Lisa Harris ~ 3/23/16

 
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Blurb:
 
Emily Hunt might come from a family of cops, but she never goes looking for an adrenaline rush. She lives the quiet–well, relatively quiet–life of a teacher and thrives on making a difference in the lives of her students. But she’ll have to draw on a well of strength and savvy she didn’t know she had as student Rafael Cerda takes her class hostage for ransom money to save his brother’s life.

Undercover cop Mason Taylor has been working with Rafael to find his brother and bring the cartel thugs who hold him to justice. Can he talk Rafael down from his impulsive actions? And is there something more sinister at work here than he realizes?

Fatal Exchange draws readers into a complex matrix of intertwining lives and unraveling secrets, where every answer creates more questions. Romantic suspense fans will hardly want to come up for air

My Thoughts:
 
This is the second book in the Southern Crimes series.  You can read my review of "Dangerous Passage", book one HERE.
 
After reading the first book and LOVING it, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and read it.
 
I was NOT disappointed!  There were times were I literally found myself holding my breath!
 
Almost the entire book takes place over the course of one extreme day.  There is so much action and drama packed into that one day that it is amazing.
 
The character were great.  I really liked both Emily and Mason, the main characters.  Romance was hinted at during the ending of the book.
 
If you like crime dramas, this is a book you must read!  I'm so excited that book three of the series is already on my bookshelf!  I can't wait to read Michael's story :) 
 
 
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Book Review ~ Counting on a Cowboy by Debra Clopton ~ 3/23/16

 
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After losing everything she held dear, Abby never wants to love again. But a certain cowboy may just spur her to wonder if love might be worth the risk.

Running from a past that haunts her, Abby Knightly is drawn to the cozy town of Wishing Springs, Texas. Maybe this small town could offer hope and healing and a future for Abby . . . if she s brave enough to reach out and take it by the reins.

Bo Monahan isn t interested in the new romantic destination his little town has become or the women who might be looking at him like he s their next Mr. Right. Between taking care of his Pops and his growing stirrup business, he isn t looking for serious romantic commitments. But when the infant son he never knew about shows up at his doorstep, his world is turned upside down.

This confirmed bachelor might not think he needs a wife, but he sure needs help. Even Abby can see that, and despite her best efforts to keep her distance, she can t help but be drawn to this new father-son duo. As Abby throws herself into helping Bo navigate fatherhood, hope sparks between them, revealing that maybe, just maybe, they can navigate their dark pasts and emerge together into a future as bright as the Texas sun itself.

My Thoughts:
 
I read the third book of the Four of Hearts Ranch Series, "Kissed by a Cowboy", first.  Then I was lucky enough to get hands on the first and second books of the series.  I read and reviewed "Betting on Hope" last week.  I finally finished out the series with "Counting on a Cowboy", Bo's story.
 
I was really excited to read this book.  I was really curious how all the characters were going to come into play.
 
I loved Abby.  She was struggling to get her life back together and was hurting so badly.  Bo's son, Levi, did so much to help her heal.
 
Bo was, of course, "almost" perfect!  He could be a little pushy but he was a good guy.  He made for a great hero to the story.
 
I fell in love with the town of Wishing Springs and wish I could go there to visit.  Maybe for the annual picnic!
 
I'm sad to see this series end but I enjoyed it immensely!  I look forward to reading more by Debra Clopton in the future.
 
 
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Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ 3/21/16

 
Come join Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.
 
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The weather outside is::::

 Cold and snowy!  But...it is supposed to be nice later in the week.

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
 
Special K Meal Bar

As I look outside my window:::
 
  I see snow!  There's not supposed to be snow!
 
As I look around the house::::
 
I have a ton of laundry to get done.

On today's to do list::::
 
  Sports Physical for Kaylee, Cleaning and Laundry 
 
Happening this week::::
 
Monday.....Kaylee Dr., Cleaning Day, laundry, play practice, tennis.
Tuesday....Fold laundry, play practice, tennis.
Wednesday....Prayer Meeting, play  practice, tennis
Thursday..... MY BIRTHDAY!!!, Bills, Easter Break
Friday....Easter Break
Saturday....Color Eggs, Make Easter Cake, Schedule for next week


Currently reading::::

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"Playing the Part" is a Historical Romance by a new-to-me author.  I'm reading it as part of a Litfuse blog tour.  So far, it has been hilarious! :)


On the TV today::::

I hadn't been watching TV for a few weeks so I've been binge watching DVR'd shows.  I'm all caught up on NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles, and almost on the Blacklist and Blindspot. 

On the menu this week::::

Monday - Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Broccoli
Tuesday - Weiner Winks, French Fries, Corn
Wednesday - Dinner at my brother's.
Thursday - Out!  My Birthday Dinner!
Friday - Pizza
Saturday - Hoagies, Chips
Sunday - Easter Dinner at Church

What I am creating at the moment:::: 
 
I've been working on my Beautiful Shells throw for in the Family Room while watching TV.  I've also started a granny square afghan.  So far I have 16 out of 35 squares done.  I'm using Red, Splash and Magnolia from Hobby Lobby.  I was doing CAL's but decided I like going at my own pace rather than having to wait for each square to come out.
 
Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::


 
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