Friday, October 13, 2017

Weekend Links










What I'm Cooking:

It's been comfort food this week.  We've had tomato soup after swim practice one night to warm up my little guy.  And then Korean Beef Soft Tacos.  I have a video coming up for that one next week.  It's super easy and can be thrown in the crockpot so it's a Mommy favorite on a busy night.

What I'm Reading:

I'm still reading Anne of Green Gables.  In fact, I'm reading it a lot.  I'm supposed to be reading a review book as well, but I've gotten sucked into Anne's world.  I can't even think about putting it down for a moment.

What I'm Doing:

Today we're celebrating Noah's 12th birthday.  When did that happen?  He's grown up so much in the past year that he's sneaking up on me.  I'm going to get passed up in no time.

What I'm Watching: 

I'm still watching This Is Us.  This week's episode was pretty intense with the main couple becoming foster parents.  It hit really close to home.  I know those emotions and feelings.  I remember those days of waiting for a phone call or dealing with your child's hurts and pains.  It's really true to life.

What I'm Enjoying:

Ice Cream Cake... Pumpkin candles... Plasma cars... Pre-teen conversations... Making Halloween costumes... Korean Beef Soft Tacos...

What are you up to?





Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Proving {Review}


When Amanda Dienner's mother dies unexpectedly, she returns home to run the family Bed & Breakfast.  But after a falling out with her sister, a broken heart, and a 5 year absence from the community, Amanda must keep the business profitable for a full year before it's legally hers.  And not everyone is excited to have her back.  

Trina Sutton signed up for a mystery trip, expecting a tropical location.  Instead, she finds herself right in the middle of Amish Country.  And angry.  This is not at all what she had in mind.  But these two need each other and become an unexpected duo keeping the B&B alive.

Beverly Lewis delivers another page turner.  The relationship between the two main characters provides for some funny misunderstandings and a good contrast for each other.  The family dynamics described between Mandy and her twin is relatable, and at times tension filled.  There were moments when I just wanted to shake both sisters and make them talk to each other.  All in all it was a well written tale and kept me interested from beginning to end.

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.  All opinions are my own.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Weekend Links











This Week:

What I'm Cooking:

As the seasons have been changing, the kids have been full of all kinds of ideas.  I think they were feeling the need for a change too and they've gladly offered suggestions for meals.  In the past couple of weeks, we've hit some of their favorites: taco salad, spinach calzone, chicken noodle soup, and chili with cornbread.  I can't say I mind the change of pace.

What I'm Reading:

Since Anne of Green Gables is the Bookmarks Book Club selection this month, I picked up a copy at my local library.  There's something about this book that screams fall to me.  I'm loving curling up on the couch in the evenings, when the house is quiet, and reading through this one again.  It never gets old no matter how many times I read it.

What I'm Doing:

With a new school year, the mom taxi is off and running: swim lessons, baseball, ballet, and cooking classes abound.  But I'm also working in the year.  Fall and spring are my favorite times to enjoy the backyard.  Summer is too hot, but this season is just right.  Getting the roses ready for the winter, fertilizing the lemon tree, and decluttering the garage are all on my list this time of year.

What I'm Watching: 

After binge watching so many episodes of This Is Us, it was kind of disappointing to find myself on the current episode with nothing to watch.  So I've gone back and have been catching up on Bringing Up Bates.  Always come away from that show feeling encouraged.

What I'm Enjoying:

Our Backyard... Experimenting in the Kitchen... Decluttering... Quiet Late Evenings....
Chili and Cornbread... Fall Picture Books... Worship Music...

What are you up to?



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Our October Morning Basket



 Filling our October Morning Basket with 50 States Postcards, fall books, and learning about manners.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

2017 Fall To Do List



 Fall has finally arrived and it will soon get away from me if I'm not careful.  So I'm laying out my plans for our Fall To Do List.

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