Thursday, April 24, 2014

3 on Thursday ~ 4/24/14

3 on Thursday
Click the picture to go to the link-up :)
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1.  What is one things you would like us to know about you?

Just one thing?  That is so hard!  I guess I would like you to know that I am a Christian.

2.  What is your favorite color and why?

My favorite color is aqua because it reminds me of calm soothing water.

3.  Do you follow/believe in Horoscopes? What is your sign?

I don't follow them because I don't really believe in them.  My sign is Aries. 



Cozy Reading ~ 4/24/14


All things bookish!
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What I Read:
Rosemary Cottage (Hope Beach #2)


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What I'm Reading:

I got this book last Thursday at Ollies.  It went straight to the top of by TBR Shelf and I'm over halfway done with it.  It is amazing!

Echoes of TitanicKelsey Tate comes from sturdy stock. Her great-grandmother Adele endured the sinking of Titanic and made it safely to America, where she not only survived but thrived. Generations later, Kelsey works for the firm Adele founded nearly 100 years ago.
Now facing a hostile takeover, the firm’s origins are challenged when new facts emerge about Adele’s actions on the night Titanic sank. Kelsey tries to defend the company and the great-grandmother she has long admired, but the stakes are raised when Kelsey’s boss is murdered and her own life threatened. Forced to seek help from Cole Thornton, a man Kelsey once loved—and lost, thanks to her success-at-all-costs mentality—she pursues mysteries both past and present. Aided by Cole and strengthened by the faith she’d all but forgotten in her climb up the corporate ladder, Kelsey races the clock to defend her family legacy, her livelihood, and ultimately her life.
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What I Received:


Deposit Slip, The
This Gripping Legal Thriller Is a Perfect Summer Read 
When Jared Neaton grew tired of the shady ethics of his big law firm and left to go out on his own, he never expected the wheels to fly off so quickly. One big case collapsing on him has pushed him to the brink and it's all he can do to scrape by. He can't risk another bad loss. 
Erin Larson is running out of options. In the wake of her father's death, she found a slim piece of paper--a deposit slip--with an unbelievable amount on it. Ten million dollars. Only the bank claims it has no record of the deposit and stonewalls her attempts to find out more. This lawsuit, her last chance, has brought only intimidation and threats. Now she needs to convince Jared to take a risk, to help her because the money is real. And both need to watch their backs as digging deeper unleashes something far more dangerous than just threats.







Prize of My Heart
Three years ago, Captain Brogan Talvis's late wife abandoned their son, leaving no clue as to the boy's whereabouts. After searching relentlessly, Brogan discovers his son was adopted by a New England shipbuilder. And the man's daughter, Lorena Huntley, acts as loving guardian to the child.


Lorena, who hides a dark truth, finds herself falling for the handsome captain and ex-privateer who's come to secure ownership of one of her father's ships. She's unaware of Brogan's own secret when another's deceit has her sailing toward Europe against her will.

Haunted by thoughts of Lorena in peril, Brogan is compelled to choose between the boy he longs for and the woman who has captured his heart.




The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow (Avenue of Dreams, #2)

Charlotte Farrow, maid in the wealthy Banning household on Chicago's opulent Prairie Avenue, has kept her baby boy a secret from her employers for nearly a year. But when the woman who has been caring for her son abruptly returns him, Charlotte must decide whether to come clean and face dismissal or keep her secret while the Bannings decide the child's fate. Can she face the truth of her own past and open her heart to a future of her own? Or will life's tragedies determine the future for her? 
This compelling story set against the glittering backdrop of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition captures the tension between the wealthy class and the hardworking servants who made their lives comfortable. Author Olivia Newport expertly portays social classes while creating a story of courage, strength, and tender romance.



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What I Can't Wait to Read:


Fatal Exchange (Southern Crimes #2)

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?

Release Date: 5/6/14




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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chats on the Porch ~ 4/23/14



This week's questions are:

1. Do you enjoy crossword puzzles, word finds, or any "word" activities?

I love crossword puzzles!  Sometimes, I'm very brave and actually do them in pen!  lol  Word finds are just "OK" for me.

2. What's on your dining room table right now?

A centerpiece basket of flowers, a bowl of candy and my Bible.  I guess I should also add the homemade patchwork table topper :)

3. Do you like Italian food?

Yummm.....  I do, but I'm very picky about chunks of tomato, peppers, onions, etc.  You could say I love "plain" Italian food.

4. Did you ever want a brother, twin, or sister, when you were a child?

I have a brother who is less than 2 years older than me.  I don't have a sister but my younger cousin kind of filled that role for me.  I didn't want a twin.  So, I guess you could say that I was pretty content.

5. How far away is the nearest grocery store?

There is a little Mom & Pop store a few blocks away from me.  However, the nearest large grocery store is about a 25-30 minute drive away.  That is where I do my main shopping every two weeks.

Let's chat and get to know one another!





WholeHearted Weigh-in Wednesday ~ 4/23/14 ~ Week 2



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Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were

 doing it for the Lord and not merely for people.

Colossians 3:23

I mentioned in last week's post that I started the Slim Fast 3-2-1 Plan.  I thought I'd explain it a little bit today.

The 3-2-1 Plan is really very simple.

The 3 stands for 3 snacks.  It can be anything from fruit and veggies, a skinny cow ice-cream, or even a Slim Fast Snack bar that tastes amazingly like a Butterfinger!  (I keep a box of these in my desk at work for hen I need a quick snack).

The 2 stands for 2 shakes.  Right now I have Chocolate Royale and French Vanilla that I alternate.  I use the powder and skim milk to make my shakes.  It is much cheaper than buying the pre-made shakes and I think they taste better also.  I usually drink a Chocolate shake in the morning before heading to work.  When I get home from work around 1:30pm, I drink a French Vanilla shake (it tastes like cake batter!)

The 1 stands for one balanced meal.  I almost always eat my one meal at supper-time.  If I should happen to eat my meal at lunch-time, I just drink a shake in the evening.

Some days I'm hungrier than others but for the most part this plan seems to be working well for me.

Week 2 check-in:

Miles: 11
Total Miles: 16.5

lbs lost: 2.4
Total lost:  5.8

Food Plan:  I stuck to the plan fairly well this week even though we had a big Easter Dinner.  I just used portion control and didn't go overboard.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesday ~ 4/22/14


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 
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My teaser for this week is from:

Echoes of Titanic

~On the wide expanse of wall, the metal covering for the projection screen hung crooked, its cord dropped down from the lower side.  At the other end of that cord hung the body of a person.  A woman.~

Page  52
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Happy Teaser Tuesday!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Fairy Tale Fortnight Giveaway Hop ~ Ends 5/3



Up for grabs is the following book:


Moonblood (Tales of Goldstone Wood #3)

Desperate to regain the trust of his kingdom, Prince Lionheart reluctantly banishes his faithful servant and only friend, Rose Red. Now she is lost in the hidden realm of Arpiar, held captive by her evil goblin father, King Vahe. Vowing to redeem himself, Lionheart plunges into the mysterious Goldstone Wood, seeking Rose Red. In strange other worlds, Lionheart must face a lyrical yet lethal tiger, a fallen unicorn, and a goblin horde on his quest to rescue the girl he betrayed. With the Night of Moonblood fast approaching, when King Vahe seeks to wake the Dragon's sleeping children, Lionheart must discover whether or not his heart contains courage before it's too late for Rose Red...and all those he loves.

To enter the giveaway:

*Mandatory-  Leave a comment telling me how to contact you if you are the winner.

*Extra-  Follow my blog and leave a second comment telling me that you do :)

The giveaway will run until 11:59pm EST, May 3, 2014.  The winner will be emailed on May 4th.

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Monday's Musings ~ Easter Break ~ 4/21/14



As many of you might know, I started working part-time at our local college in January.  The great thing about working at a school is getting holidays off.  I was fortunate to have a long Easter Break.  I got off Thursday at 1pm and didn't have to be back at work until Monday at 9am.  I was really looking forward to this down time.  Well, I was mostly looking forward to sleeping in!

Thursday:

The girls still had school on Thursday but Doug (the hubby) and I were both off.  We snapped up the opportunity to have a "Date Day".  After getting the girls to school, we had a relaxing morning before getting ready and heading to town.  We did some shopping, ate lunch out, ran into some friends and hit the "hair cut store".  It was so nice to not have any specific plans and to just be together.

When the girls got home, we went for a walk/ride as a family.  The girls rode their bikes and Doug and I walked.  It was sunny and just a beautiful day to spend together outside.  After supper, I even spent some time out on my swing with my Bible.  I love reading outside and am so glad to finally be having some Spring weather.

Friday:

Friday we were all off.  The girls slept in so we had a quiet morning.  After they woke up, we had a Easter Egg Hunt for them in the yard.   No matter how old they get, they still love searching for the eggs.  Or maybe they just like those "special eggs" that have money in them.

In the afternoon, we went to Altoona and saw "Rio 2".  It was a sweet movie but I don't think Kaylee was too thrilled.  She's in that in-between stage where she doesn't really appreciate cartoon movies like she used to.  Hopefully, she'll grow to love them again.



We had lunch out at Longhorn Steakhouse where we finally used up some gift cards.  Then we make some stops at K-Mart, Toys-r-Us and of course, Harbor Freight.  Laken and I waited in the van during the Harbor Freight stop.  It just isn't our thing.

Saturday:

In the morning, Laken had T-ball practice.  I love watching the little ones play :)

We colored Easter Eggs in the afternoon and got them all ready for Sunday.  No matter how old the girls get, they love coloring eggs.

Other than that it was a pretty normal Saturday.  It was basically a relaxing, around-the-house kinda day.

Sunday:

Sunday was Easter, of course.  The first thing the girls did was look through their baskets at their goodies.

We went to Sunday School and Church.  After Church we had a fellowship dinner with ham, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, carrot cake and so much more.  It was delicious!



I usually take a Sunday afternoon nap, but I wasn't tired.  Instead, I took a two lap walk around our neighborhood while the girls played.  I came home and read out on the deck.  I finally finished another book!

In the evening, we went to Youth Group for the girls and then Church.

It was a beautiful, sunny day.  Perfect!

Overview:

We had a great Easter break with a lot of family time and beautiful weather.  I feel well-rested and ready to tackle getting back into our normal routine.

How was your Easter?  Did you do anything fun?  Did you have any time off?  I'd love to know :)


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Book Review ~ Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble ~ 5/5!!!

Rosemary Cottage (Hope Beach #2)


Title:  "Rosemary Cottage"
Series:  Hope Beach Book #2
Author:  Colleen Coble
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 7/9/13
Pages:  336

Book Description:

The cottage by the sea offers Amy a refuge to mourn her brother’s death and perhaps even discover a new love. But what if Ben’s death was no accident?

Rosemary Cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has been in Amy Lang’s family for generations and offers her a haven within its peaceful walls. There she hopes to discover what really happened to her brother, Ben, even as she tries to come to grips with his death in the ocean months before.


She hopes the Coast Guard team will help her find closure, but they are quick to dismiss her concerns of foul play. Everyone in Hope Beach regards the suspicious e-mail she received as a vicious prank. When it seems discovering what happened to Ben will take longer than she expected, Amy moves her midwifery practice to Hope Beach.


Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland may hold the key to many of her questions, but he also hides a secret that will change her world forever. And her own secrets could tear apart the fragile love developing between them. Will Amy have the courage to put down her mask and let Curtis love her for who she is? And can they both weather the danger that threatens to destroy the most precious thing in their lives?

My Overall Feeling of the Book:

This book made me want to keep reading.  It was so full of mystery that I thought I had some figured out but didn't know for sure.  Just when I thought I knew what was going on, it would take a turn and surprise me.

Overall,  I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next book in the series as well as more of the mystery and intrigue genre.

A Brief Excerpt:

"The sun heated his arms, but that wasn't the reason her was warm.  What was it about her anyway?  He'd taken one look at her and had been instantly drawn to her.  He wanted to know what she was thinking, what made her tic,.  What had her life been like growing up?"

Page  84

The Cover:

I want to live there!  Gorgeous!   Enough said.

Other Notes:

~  This is a nice, clean read.


Rating

5/5 Absolutely Loved It!

On to the next book,

Happy Easter ~ 2014


Happy Easter!!!

Songs on Sundays ~ All The People Said Amen ~ 4/20/14



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Go ahead!  Say amen!





Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday 9 ~ Peter Cottontail ~ 4/19/14




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Peter Cottontail

1) Which do you prefer: colored hard-boiled eggs, chocolate marshmallow eggs, or plastic eggs with coins inside?

Actually, my favorite are Peanut Butter Eggs!  Especially, of the Reese variety :)  I also like hard-boiled eggs and plastic eggs with coins inside but I'm not a big fan of marshmallow eggs.

2) What's your favorite color of Peeps (yellow, purple, or pink)?

I don't really have a favorite color of Peep.  To me they are the all the same.

3) All this talk of sweets is making Sam hungry. What's for lunch?

Well, I'm doing the Slim Fast 3-2-1 Plan so my lunch will be a Vanilla Slim Fast Shake.  It tastes like cake batter is is super yummy!

4) This song was introduced by country singer Gene Autry and it's still a favorite. Please share some of the lyrics. (And you're on your own; Sam didn't include a link to the song this week.)

Here comes Peter Cottontal, hopping down the bunny trail; Hippity Hoppity, Easter's on its way!

5) Gene Autry was so popular that a town in Oklahoma named itself for him. Have you ever been to Oklahoma?

I've haven't ever been to Oklahoma but would someday like to be able to say that I've visited all 50 states.  Someday.  Sigh....

6) In addition to singing, Mr. Autry made 93 cowboy movies. What's the last movie you saw?

Last night we watched "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves" with Kevin Costner.  A oldie but a goodie )

7) He and his horse Champion also had a TV show. Can you name another famous horse?

Mister Ed and Silver are all I can think of.  lol

8) Gene Autry also recorded "Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer," and it was, of course, wildly popular, too. Who is your favorite recording artist?

This is a tough question.  There are so many that I love.  I can't pick just one.  I just can't !

9) Back to the holiday celebration at hand -- Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated?

A nice, long, hot shower complete with hair washing and leg shaving :)



Friday, April 18, 2014

High Five for Friday ~ 4/18/14

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Five things that made me smile this week :)

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1.  I had Thursday and Friday off this week for Easter Break!  So glad I work at a college :)

2.  The hubby cleaned the house while I had the youngest at t-ball practice Saturday morning!  Best hubby ever :)

3.  I lost 3.4 lbs this week to reach a mini-goal in my weight loss!  Hip-hip-hooray!!!

4.  Kaylee got her braces off on Wednesday!  Now I can see her beautiful smile :)

5.  Thursday was "Date Day"!  We shopped, we ate, we spent quality time together :)


What made you smile this week?


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cozy Reading ~ 4/17/14


All things bookish!
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What I'm Reading:

I finally got this book started while waiting for my daughter in the orthodontist's office.  It is off to a really good start!

Rosemary Cottage (Hope Beach #2)The cottage by the sea offers Amy a refuge to mourn her brother’s death and perhaps even discover a new love. But what if Ben’s death was no accident?
Rosemary Cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has been in Amy Lang’s family for generations and offers her a haven within its peaceful walls. There she hopes to discover what really happened to her brother, Ben, even as she tries to come to grips with his death in the ocean months before.
She hopes the Coast Guard team will help her find closure, but they are quick to dismiss her concerns of foul play. Everyone in Hope Beach regards the suspicious e-mail she received as a vicious prank. When it seems discovering what happened to Ben will take longer than she expected, Amy moves her midwifery practice to Hope Beach.
Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland may hold the key to many of her questions, but he also hides a secret that will change her world forever. And her own secrets could tear apart the fragile love developing between them. Will Amy have the courage to put down her mask and let Curtis love her for who she is? And can they both weather the danger that threatens to destroy the most precious thing in their lives?


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What I Received:

The Rose of Winslow Street
The last thing Libby Sawyer and her father expected upon their return from their summer home was to find strangers inhabiting a house that had been in their family for decades. Widower Michael Dobrescu brought his family from Romania to the town of Colden, Massachusetts with a singular purpose: to claim the house willed to him long ago. Since neither party has any intention of giving up their claim, a fierce legal battle ensues between the two families. 

When important documents go missing from the house, Libby suspects Michael is the culprit. Determined to discover the truth behind the stolen papers, Libby investigates, only to find more layers of mystery surrounding Michael and his family. Despite their rivalry, Libby finds herself developing feelings for this man with the mysterious past. 

As a decision about the house looms in the courts, Libby must weigh the risks of choosing to remain loyal to her family or give her heart to a man whose intentions and affections are less than certain.


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What I Can't Wait to Read:

Out of the Ruins (Golden Gate Chronicles #1)
While her sister lies on her deathbed, Abby Fischer prays for a miracle. What Abby doesn’t expect, however, is for God’s answer to come in the form of the handsome Dr. Robert King, whose experimental treatment is risky at best.

As they work together toward a cure, Abby’s feelings for Robert become hopelessly entangled. Separated by the tragedy of the mighty San Francisco earthquake, their relationship suddenly takes a back seat to survival. With fires raging throughout the city, Abby fears for her life as she flees alone through burning streets. Where is God now? Will Robert find Abby, even as the world burns around them? Or has their love fallen with the ruins of the city?


Release Date: 5/6/14




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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WholeHearted Wednesday ~ 4/16/14 ~ Week 1



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I've been rearranging my blog schedule and trying new things this week.  Maybe it is because Spring has finally sprung and it makes me long for all things new and fresh.

This is my very first WholeHearted Wednesday post.  If you've never visited my blog before, "Welcome!".  If you are a faithful reader, "Thanks for sticking around :)"

In Monday's post, A New Start, I talked a little bit about my new venture to get healthy.  I thought long and hard about posting anything about this subject on my blog.  Do I really want people to know that I'm overweight, out of shape and struggling to do anything about it?

Finally, I decided that I need encouragement and prayers to do this.  To stay motivated and determined in my healthy walk.  That walk is something that I want WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

So, where better to ask for that encouragement and prayer than a WholeHearted Linkup?

Therefore, encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. 
1 Thessalonians 5:11

I'm not sure how I'll format my updates each week.  If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.

For this week, I'll just give a bit of a breakdown:

Miles: 5.5
Total Miles: 5.5

lbs lost: 3.4
Total lost:  3.4

Food:  I started the Slim Fast 3-2-1 Plan and have been doing really well on it.  (More on this in the future.)

Thanks for stopping by!


Hoppy Easter Giveaway Hop ~ Ends 4/24



Up for grabs is the following book:

A Shore Thing (Otter Bay #2)


Callie Duflay just isn’t like the rest of her family. While they’ve built white collar lives, she prefers getting her hands dirty by working with children and local California causes. When Callie learns that a beloved piece of untouched property in her town of Otter Bay may soon be developed, she confronts the architect assigned to the project.Gage Mitchell may be an easygoing, eco-friendly professional, but he’s not about to back off this job no matter how cute Callie or her pet pooch, Moondoggy, may be. His reasons and hers are noble—both have a heart for protecting God’s creation, and the truth is these two would be perfect for each other outside of this face-off. But will they ever figure that out?

To enter the giveaway:

*Mandatory-  Leave a comment telling me how to contact you if you are the winner.

*Extra-  Follow my blog and leave a second comment telling me that you do :)

The giveaway will run until 11:59pm EST, April 24, 2014.  The winner will be emailed on April 25th.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chats on the Porch ~ 4/15/14



This week's questions are:

1. What are you doing for Easter?

We'll be going to Church where I'll be singing a special with the Choir.  Then afterwards we're having a Fellowship Dinner.  I'm in charge of rolls and a dessert.  Any ideas?

2. How many spring flowers have you noticed the last week or so?

I love seeing the flowers and trees budding!  My daffodils and hyacinths are budding as well as the forsythia.  The trees in the neighborhood are all pink and white and my lilacs are getting green!  So excited!

3. What was your favorite thing in an Easter basket, or as dessert at Easter dinner?

Hands-down, Reese Peanut Butter Eggs!

4. If you were a dog, what kind would you be?

A kind, gentle, obedient mutt!  lol  My husband would probably say I am a high-maintenance poodle.

5. What are your favorite pizza toppings?

I love me some pizza!  My favorite is pepperoni and extra cheese.  You can never have too much cheese on pizza.

Let's chat and get to know one another!





Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday's Musings ~ A New Start ~ 4/14/14



I read an article today on the internet about 13 women who had lost over 100 lbs. I wish I were one of them. It made me really sad. If I just would have stayed committed any of the numerous times I "started", I could be one of them. But I'm not.

Can I ever be? I question myself. Is it even possible? I think of the phrase "if you believe it, you can achieve it." But I honestly don't know if I can. I know I should be thinking positively. Especially with with the title of this post and wanting a "new start".  I'm just being honest with myself.

Being honest with myself. Maybe that is the key.

I had a check-up last Thursday and my dr. asked me about my exercise and diet. I could honestly tell him that I had started walking again and lowered my Dr. Pepper to one a day and the rest of the day I am drinking water. He said that was the picture of a healthy lifestyle to which I scoffed. I told him I was a long way from being that. His reply:

"A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step."

I, being me, need to have a plan. So what is my Thousand Mile plan?  My new start?

I wish I could go out there and do a 10 mile run but right now I'm lucky to make it walking 1 mile. So I need to be honest with myself about my limitations and where I am right now. What can I do RIGHT now?

Exercise: I will walk 1 mile a day Monday-Friday. When I get to the point that I'm ready to move it to 2 miles, I will.

Drink: One Dr. Pepper a day. (Maybe I can try to find Diet Dr. Pepper? That is a thought. I'll look when I go for groceries.) The rest of the day I will drink water.

Food: I've been debating what plan to use. What to do? What to do?

Any suggestions?  Any tips?  I'd love to hear from you.



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Songs on Sunday ~ Oceans ~ 4/13/14



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I absolutely love this song!  Especially this acoustic version.  Beautiful!





Stacking the Shelves ~ 4/12/14


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:

A Dime a Dozen
Attorney Callie Webber investigates nonprofit organizations for the J.O.S.H.U.A. Foundation and awards the best of them grants up to a million dollars. In this series, Callie comes across a mystery she must solve using her skills as a former private investigator. A young widow, Callie finds strength in her faith in God and joy in her relationship with her employer, Tom. 

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In book number three of The Million Dollar Mystery series, Callie suddenly finds herself involved in the life of a young wife and mother whose husband has disappeared...possibly the victim of foul play.

Callie has come to the beautiful Smoky Mountains hoping to award a million-dollar grant to the charity set up in the woman's late husband's honor. But in the search for a missing migrant worker, a body is discovered, which puts the grant on hold and her new romance with her mysterious boss in peril. Trusting in God, Callie forges steadily ahead through a mire of clues that lead her deeper and deeper into danger.


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Whispers from the Shadows (The Culper Ring #2)
This exciting and adventurous romantic spy novel is the second book in a new series from Roseanna M. White. Whispers from the Shadows combines fascinating cloak-and-dagger secrets with a tale of love and intrigue during the War of 1812.


Treachery causes Gwyneth Fairchild's world to crumble. The daughter of a British general, she just barely saves her life by fleeing London aboard a ship to America. Her goal is to find refuge with the Lane family in Maryland, having been told by her father she could implicitly trust Winter and Bennet Lane, even though their nations are once again at war. After meeting their son, Thad, she soon discovers they are a family much like her own. The Lanes trade in a dangerous commodity--espionage.

Not long after Gwyneth is on his ship, Captain Thad Lane experiences the tug of love, though he fears it may blur lines of loyalty. With family playing the part of enemies and enemies proving themselves friends, a future with Gwyn is uncertain. But at this moment, with the British advancing on Washington and Baltimore, they have only their shared faith in God as a shield about them.

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Happy Reading!