Crack Yourself Up: a kids joke book review

When given the chance to review this joke book for kids, Crack Yourself Up by Sandy Silverthore, I jumped at the chance immediately. My eldest recently entered kindergarten and is on the verge of reading. Additionally this summer two of his dearest buddies started to teach him the art of the joke, puns in particular. And […]

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Zucchini Banana Bread

Fall is here and I have all the feels. Truly as soon as school starts I get in the baking and soup mood. So today I honored that by whipping up some of my favorite Zuppa Toscana soup, tossing some apples in the Crock-Pot for fresh applesauce, and making these zucchini banana muffins. The kids love […]

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The Hidden Village: Audiobook Review

The Hidden Village by Imogen Matthews accompanied me through the last few weeks as I have transitioned my family to a new home. As an audiobook it resonated in my ears and heart while I packed, cleaned, and unpacked our family. It really was a delightful and engaging story. That may seem like a strange […]

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Always Enough, Never Too Much: Devotional Review

I can’t tell you how many times I have felt like I was not enough or simply too much. What an interesting juxtaposition of two opposing feelings. Whether it was standards and expectations of the world or my own internal ones, there are countless times were one of those sentiments has crept in and whispered […]

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Homespun: Amish Non-fiction Review

As a lover of Amish fiction I really wasn’t sure how Homespun would go over. It’s a compilation of essays, “Amish and Mennonite women in their own words. ” But not only did I find it a delightful read but a constant companion during a very crazy, intense season of life. It really could not have been […]

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A Rumored Fortune: Christian Fiction book review

As a second book by Joanna Davidson Politano , A Rumored Fortune is a total treasure! I also had the pleasure of reading Lady Jayne Disappears which was Politano’s first novel and was an award winning debut and I highly recommend it. I would anticipate this novel will do just as well since I was equally captivating and […]

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Home on Aspen: a heart-filled renovation

Home on Aspen, our “stay awhile house.” We have lived here just three short years and filled this home with life, love, and a whole lot of beauty. A bounty of meals, memories, and messes have been made in these walls, that have nourished and healed. We have filled the walls with laughter and tears […]

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Song At Dawn: Audiobook

So if you have followed me for any length of time you know that I use audiobooks a lot. I select books often read by the author, especial for non fiction, and listen while cleaning the kitchen, driving in the car, folding laundry, you name it I use this feature. I’ve written before about making […]

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Minding the Light: fiction review

It’s not often that I utilize a digital book. I just prefer to have the book in my hands. That being said, after reading Phoebe’s Light the first in the Nantucket Legacy and so thoroughly enjoying it I just couldn’t say no when the format offered to me was digital. Read my review of Phoebe’s […]

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