Sneak Peak Saturday: Secrets of a Charmed Life

  Secrets of a Charmed Life  by Susan Meissner   Goodreads Summary: Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades…beginning with who she really is. What Kendra … Continue reading

Funny Friday May

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Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what … Continue reading

Book Review: The Obsession

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The Obsession by Nora Roberts  Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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This recipe came from Real Simple. I set it up as a slow cooker freezer meal. I NEED to learn how to make smaller meals in the slow cooker. While one day of leftovers is great. Two or three days is boring and is usually a waste of food. Ingredients: 1/4cup tomato paste 2tablespoons cornstarch 1pound carrots—peeled, cut into 2-inch … Continue reading

Sneak Peak: A Window Opens

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  2d5c66 The Obsession by Nora Roberts  Goodreads Summary: Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that … Continue reading

Spring Minestrone Soup

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This recipe came from HOW SWEET IT IS . I set it up as a slow cooker freezer meal. I took out the asparagus…because I just forgot it. I think I would cook the pasta separately, so I’m not having to be around for the last hour of cooking. Ingredients: 1 sweet onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 carrots, peeled … Continue reading

Book Review: A Window Opens

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A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan Like her fictional forebears Kate Reddy and Bridget Jones, Alice plays many roles (which she never refers to as “wearing many hats” and wishes you wouldn’t, either). She is a mostly-happily married mother of three, an attentive daughter, an ambivalent dog-owner, a part-time editor, a loyal neighbor and a Zen commuter. She is not: a … Continue reading

Sneak Peak: A Window Opens

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  A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan Goodreads Summary: Like her fictional forebears Kate Reddy and Bridget Jones, Alice plays many roles (which she never refers to as “wearing many hats” and wishes you wouldn’t, either). She is a mostly-happily married mother of three, an attentive daughter, an ambivalent dog-owner, a part-time editor, a loyal neighbor and a Zen commuter. … Continue reading

Saving Money with Freezer Meals

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Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun … Continue reading