How to Lose a Lemur (book review & giveaway)

Lemur Cover

*Disclosure – I was given a copy of How to Lose a Lemur by Sterling Children’s Books.  I was also provided with 1 copy to give away.  All opinions are my own. How to Lose a Lemur was written and illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon.  She wrote and illustrated 2 previous picture books, and was selected […]

Grace in Small Things – 202

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5 little things that make me happy 1.  The moment the girls get on the bus the first school day after Spring Break/Easter.  (I love me girls… but I love them more after a little time apart.  And, they feel the same way.) 2.  A spontaneous movie date with my nephew. 3.  The moments during […]

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Kindle Fire HD Giveaway

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Reasons My Kid Is Grumpy


This post was inspired by the novel Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke who captures frustrating yet hilarious parenting moments through perfectly captioned photos of unhappy kids. Join  From Left to Write on April 15 we discuss Reasons My Kid Is Crying. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review […]

Spring Amazing Comfort Sweepstakes


Welcome to the Spring Amazing Comfort Sweepstakes Sponsored by QiPillow Organized by Mom Powered Media With Special Thanks to… Purple Monster Coupons, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman,My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life,& Everyday Windshield Did you know that 1 in every 4 Americans experiences chronic back pain? With many of us now spending our days sitting at […]

Grace in Small Things – 201

3rd Grade Awesome Art

5 little things that make me happy 1.  Seeing the thermometer read 70 degrees. 2.  Having the doorbell ring repeatedly, and finding neighborhood kids looking for Zoe & Ana to play.  I love our neighborhood. 3.  Checking 3rd Grade Awesome Art off the to-do list for the year.  Again… I do love volunteering… especially in […]

Divergent (movie review)


A couple of weekends ago I read the entire Divergent series in 3 days.  (I haven’t written book reviews yet… although I do plan to.)  I really only planned to rush through the first book since I wanted to see the movie so badly… and I refused to see it without having read the book.  […]

Wordless Wednesday – Sibling

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*I’ve been struggling with keeping the personal part of my blog alive and well.  I’ve decided to take advantage of some “writing prompts” being offered by Mel Lockcuff in our Mom Spark Gold Star forum group.  Today’s prompt – Photo post w/ theme: sibling.  

Sunday Social – 6


It’s time for another Sunday Social!  This week is Twitter themed. 1. When did you join twitter? December 4, 2007. CRAZY. (My very first tweet was “I’m trying to avoid watching The Wiggles.” Over 6 years later and I’m still using Twitter to avoid other things.) 2. Who is your favorite non-celeb to follow? For […]

In Too Deep (book review)


*Disclosure – I downloaded a copy of In Too Deep from NetGalley.  NetGalley is a free service for “professional readers” and publishers. In Too Deep was written by Anita Philmar.  It is the second book in the Naked Bluff, Texas series (although I can’t figure out what the first book was).  The third book in […]

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I’ve been seeing Bloglovin’ all over the place lately.  I guessed it was about time I claimed my spot over there. If you use it,  Follow my blog with Bloglovin