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Jan 01 2016
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First Book of the Year 2016

First Book of the Year 2016

Sheila at Book Journey shares an awesome collage of what readers are choosing for the First Book of the Year 2016. Click the banner above to check them out! My first book of the year 2016 is Cinnamon Toasted by Gail Oust. I received an ARC to read for review, and I’m excited to start the year off with a cozy mystery!

Cinnamon Toasted by Gail Oust
Spice Shop Mystery #3

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Case in point: Piper Prescott’s former mother-in-law Melly. Beneath her twin sets and pearls beats the heart of a geekโ€”a geek whose programming changes for the point-of-sale software in Piper’s shop have the owners of the program ready to …

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Dec 25 2015
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7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge – Day 7!

7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge – Day 7!

The 7 Day Blogging Challenge is coming to a close with Day 7! Parajunkee has hosted this awesome challenge and I’ve enjoyed it – it has kept me making sure I post at least once a day through this busy time. Day 7’s post is a holiday wish for the year. What I wish for this holiday season is peace, love and joy within your heart. I wish you happiness that lightens your heart and releases you from any difficulties you may be having. I wish you time with the people, pets, and/or things that you love. Please take the time to enjoy yourself this holiday season, whatever holiday you celebrate. Thank you for being …

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Dec 24 2015
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7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge – Day 6

7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge – Day 6

Day 6 is here! The 7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge is being hosted by Parajunkee. Today’s posts are all about our favorite holiday books. This is a tough one. Of course, my all-time favorite is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have an audiobook version narrated by Tim Curry and it is outstanding. My older daughter and I love listening to that leading up to Christmas. I also read two great Christmas themed contemporary romance books this holiday season: Do You Believe In Santa? by Sierra Donovan and The Great Christmas Knit-Off by Alexandra Brown. I really enjoyed them both.

Do you have any favorite holiday books? Let me know in the comments.

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Dec 23 2015
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7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge – Day 5

7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge – Day 5

Day 5 of the 7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge (hosted by Parajunkee) is upon us. Today we are sharing a holiday tradition. One of my favorite holiday traditions is giving my daughters new pajamas on Christmas Eve. It’s so cute to see them in new jammies, and to know they’ll have something cute and new on Christmas morning when they go to open gifts. I’ve been thinking of upping the ante a bit and giving them a Christmas Eve box that includes a few more things: a Christmas movie, some magic reindeer food, popcorn, hot cocoa and their new pajamas. That way, they can sprinkle the magic reindeer food, get cozied up in their jammies, and enjoy …

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Dec 21 2015
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7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge – Day 3

7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge – Day 3

Here we are at day 3 of the 7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge. Parajunkee is hosting this fun blogging challenge, and you can check out her blog to link up. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today we are talking about our favorite holiday photo moment. This is a tough one for me, as I’ve had so many wonderful holiday photo moments. I’m going to share a picture from my four year old’s preschool Christmas program a few weeks ago. Her teachers took a photo of us at the program, mod-podged it onto painted canvas & attached magnets to the back to make a sweet keepsake for us. My only regret with the photo is that my older daughter, Keira, is not in it. …

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Dec 20 2015
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7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge – Day 2

7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge – Day 2

It’s Day 2 of the 7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge hosted by Parajunkee. Yes, I just posted Day 1. But, I didn’t realize the challenge was going on until just now. O:) So, from here on out, one post a day about the 7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge. Today’s post is sharing your favorite holiday scene from a book.

I adore classic moments, like in A Christmas Carol when Ebenezer Scrooge has his epiphany. But I wanted to share one of my more recent favorite holiday scenes. I recently read Do You Believe In Santa? by Sierra Donovan. I absolutely adored this Christmas contemporary romance. I reviewed it HERE and shared an excerpt, which …

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Dec 20 2015
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7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge – Day 1

7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge – Day 1

Parajunkee is hosting an awesome 7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m excited to participate! On the first day of the 7 Day Holiday Blogging Challenge we are discussing gifts that we are giving this year.

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is seeing the joy on a loved one’s face when they receive a gift. One fun gift we are giving away this year is solid lotion bars. My awesome boyfriend made a big batch of these over the weekend, and we will be giving these to our family members. We have cute little snowmen, Santa and trees. I love that we have a unique gift to give out.

What fun …

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Nov 29 2015
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CoSchedule is a Blogging Life Saver

CoSchedule is a Blogging Life Saver


CoSchedule is a Blogging Life Saver! I first heard about CoSchedule from the amazing Felicia at Geeky Bloggers Book Blog. I’ve been blogging for a little over three years. In that time, I’ve struggled with social media promotion and getting my blog posts out there on a consistent basis. I have been looking for a comprehensive editorial calendar to streamline my blog posts and social media sharing. CoSchedule seamlessly integrates right into your WordPress Dashboard. You can see your CoSchedule calendar right from the CoSchedule webiste or directly in WordPress:

My CoSchedule calendar right in WordPress.

As I am writing a blog post, I can easily choose when I want it promoted and on …

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Sep 28 2015
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October Blog Ahead #BlogAhead2015

October Blog Ahead #BlogAhead2015

One of the busiest times of the year is coming up. I know my schedule will be crazy with work, kids and the holidays. I definitely need to get ahead of my blogging schedule if I can to take off a little stress when things get busy. Be sure to check out Herding Cats & Burning Soup by clicking the button above to sign up. ๐Ÿ™‚ Join me and a bunch of other awesome bloggers for the October Blog Ahead. I’ll be updating this post with my progress.

Number of blog posts scheduled during October Blog Ahead:

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Sep 22 2015
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It's Never Too Late

It's Never Too Late

Life takes some crazy, unexpected turns. I am not sure I know anyone who, at this point in their life, is doing what they thought they would be doing. I had my entire life mapped out. Life seldom pays attention to our plans.

When I was growing up, I was convinced I was going to be a teacher. At the end of each school year, I was the kid dragging home all the leftover dittos and any outdated text books so that I could spend my entire summer playing school. By high school, I thought I would like to be a social studies/history teacher. Toward the end of my senior year of high school, I met a guy. You can …

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