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Reading Retreat 2019

Reading Retreat 2019

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I caught up with a few friends recently for a reading vacation. We dubbed it Reading Retreat 2019, and we had a blast! I promised I’d tell you guys about it, so here I am! My friends and I have been saying forever that a reading vacation sounded like fun. You too?!? Finally we said, “Enough talking. Let’s make it happen!” (We’re getting better at saying that, and I’m glad.) Donna…

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Currently – February 2019

Currently – February 2019

This link-up is a fun way to share what’s going on in our lives these days by building on a set of prompts from Anne at In Residence!   I am CURRENTLY… anticipating:  my reading vacation with friends this weekend!  Our plans include good conversation, good food, and good books!  I’m excited!  Pop back in next week for a chin wag, and I’ll tell you all about it! going:  to Jacksonville, Florida for said reading vacation.  First I’ll show my New Hampshire…

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Voilà! February 2019

Voilà! February 2019

This mid-winter time of year can be tough, y ‘all!  The cold.  The dark.  The sickness.  The dark.  The post-holiday letdown.  The dark.  These things can drag us down.   Today I want to focus on things that I’m loving right now!  “The Good List” as Tsh Oxenreider calls it! Salt Fat Acid Heat, a documentary on Netflix.  This stunningly beautiful show whisks me off to different parts of the world and explores the basics of good cooking.  Since travel and…

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2019 Reading Challenges

2019 Reading Challenges

Hooray for a new year of reading!  Last year I participated in the Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge and enjoyed it so much I’m doing it again this year.  Let’s quickly look back to last year’s challenge and see how I did. A Classic You’ve Been Meaning to Read:  Emma by Jane Austen.  Emma (the character) infuriated me.  I wanted to send her to time out for a very, very long time. A book recommended by someone with great taste: …

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Currently – January 2019

Currently – January 2019

This month’s prompts for the “Currently” link up are:  choosing, tidying, resolving, exploring, and refreshing. I am currently… choosing books for #theunreadshelfproject2019 hosted by Whitney of @theunreadshelf on Instagram.  I’m not sure if I’ll follow her monthly prompts, but I *do* appreciate her helping me focus on choosing my next read from my “unread shelf” before looking elsewhere!   I think my first reads of the year will be Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray (recommended by a dear…

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Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff

Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff

  Can I confidently decorate my home and enjoy the process? Now I can! Yes! This book reads like a visit with a good friend. A good friend who really *gets* home decorating and is willing to help you with the process. I’ve read the first 4 chapters in advance of the book’s release (in exchange for my honest review), and it’s just delightful! I’ve found myself smiling, chuckling out loud, and nodding my head in agreement. In this book…

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Summertime Adventure List – Final Update

Summertime Adventure List – Final Update

Yesterday I shared my Autumn Adventures list with you, and I promised to come back and give you a final update on my Summertime list.  Here it is! 1.  Bake something special.  DONE!  I *did* do some more baking, but nothing too crazy.  While our son was home on leave I baked some peanut blossoms.  You know the ones.  Peanut butter cookies with a Hershey’s Kiss plunked on top.  I also baked an apple cake for my husband’s birthday.  That’s…

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Currently – September 2018

Currently – September 2018

It’s way past time for me to join in on Anne’s monthly Currently link up!  This month’s prompts are starting,  buying,  sharing,  reading,  and recording.   I am CURRENTLY…   starting to crave all things autumn!  Man, I’m ready for fall!  Temps are still in the high 80s here in Savannah, Georgia, but that’s a blessed relief from all the 90s and 100s of the last few months!  I *might* have baked a pumpkin pie today.  And I *might* be…

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Summertime Adventure List – Update

Summertime Adventure List – Update

Whoopsie!  I missed the 1-month update, so I’m chiming in now, 2 months into summer.  Let’s see how I’m doing on my super simplified Summertime Adventure List. 1.  Bake something special.  It’s been a while since I made something special, and I think it’s about time.  Now, what to bake?!?  >>> I baked a really yummy coffee cake a few weeks ago, but I’m aiming for something a little more challenging!  I need to pick out a recipe and make…

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Summertime Adventure List

Summertime Adventure List

Summer is here, y’all!  Temperatures are so high here in Savannah we’re under heat advisories every afternoon.  I’m not even joking!  Since today is the first full day of summer, I thought I’d share my Summertime Adventure List.  I’m keeping it short and sweet this time since I’ll be on the road the next four weeks. This summer I want to: 1.  Bake something special.  It’s been a while since I made something special, and I think it’s about time. …

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