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Voilà! The Good List – April 2019

Voilà! The Good List – April 2019

All of these things are rocking my world right now, and I can’t wait to tell you about them! Did you know Steven Curtis Chapman has a BLUEGRASS album?!?  And it’s GOOD!  I’ve played it on repeat this week.  Some of the tracks are his earlier works that he’s spun in a bluegrass direction.  Some are old hymns.  Check out the new ending to “Cinderella!”  (Makes my heart so happy!)  My faves:  “My Redeemer Is Faithful and True” and “How…

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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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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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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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Springtime Adventure List – Update 2

Springtime Adventure List – Update 2

Goodness gracious!  I’ve written seven blog posts in my head, but apparently I never wrote them HERE!  And now it’s time for another update on my Springtime Adventure list!  That’s a perfect place to get started again. I wrote a list of things I wanted to do during this spring, and I posted it HERE.  The first update is posted HERE, and now I’ll fill you in on the last few weeks’ adventures. •Go camping at least two times.  DONE! …

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Reading Challenge 2018

Reading Challenge 2018

Ahhhhh!  A new year!  I love the reset a new year presents!  I’m still reflecting on 2017 and thinking about the possibilities 2018 brings, but one thing I HAVE (mostly) nailed down is my reading list for the 2018 Reading Challenge hosted by Anne Bogel of What Should I Read Next and Modern Mrs. Darcy. Anne hosts a reading challenge every year, and I decided