August Favorites

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Whew August was wonderful, and this post is about to be full of my August favorites! Being my birthday month, August is always one to look forward to, even though it marks the endish of summer. Not only did I have many favorite things, but I also had a blast making memories. Whether it was spending the weekends at the lake with family and friends, working and hauling cows from sunup to sundown, or hanging out with the family and “old peeps”, August brought me so much to be thankful…

Hot Reads – Part 3 / What I am Reading

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Eighteen weeks ago I shared what I had read, was reading, and what I was wanting to read. Since then, many books have come and gone. Going to update you on my Goodreads Reading Challenge. If you are a lover of books, or just want to motivate yourself back into the reading habit, check out Goodreads.com and their Reading Challenges. It’s easy to set up and you pick your challenge. In 2015, I set my goal at 30 books; 2016 at 35 books; and 2017’s goal is 40 books. This…

Baking Cookies Like a Pro

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Baking cookies has never been one of my hobbies per say, that is until lately. Over the last several weeks I have really been busy baking in the kitchen. Although not unusual considering how many desserts he can go through, I have been stepping outside the ole comfort zone and trying my hand at some new recipes. Once I have done a bit more testing, I’ll reveal my thoughts on my new cookbooks I have been breaking in. So far, LOVING them! But during this time, I have come to…

Book Review: Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Book Review: Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane - sheerheart.org

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane happened to be the book that jumped out at me and demanded to be read first out of the eight books I included on my summer reading list. In last week’s Summer Bucket List post, I mentioned needing to do reviews on each of the eight, but saying I need to and actually doing it are two different things, as you all know. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane 432 pages. Available on Amazon and at other book stores. (click here) To begin, Half…

May Favorites

May Favorites

Four days into June, I’m having a hard time remembering what I even did in May! But nonetheless, I did have some May Favorites to share with you. Favorite Book P.S. I just checked, and I am apparently three books ahead of schedule on my Goodreads Reading Challenge! Woohoo! Reading books like The Last Mile by David Baldacci, makes it pretty darn easy to read. As I have said before, Baldacci is a special author. Between his memorable, likable characters and the way he details each scene, his books are absorbing.…

Top 5 Friday: Gifts for Mom

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FYI Mother’s Day is 7 days away. (I know it’s not Friday when I am posting this!) But I’m sure you have already purchased your mom, mother-in-law, and the mother of your children a gift, right? Well if you haven’t yet, I have a few ideas for you in my Top 5 this week, Gifts for Mom! And a broad spectrum of ideas at that: DIY to Etsy to your local grocery store to specialty stores. It’s not to late to hit up Amazon yet if you are Prime, or even…

April Favorites

April 2017 Favorties

Pssstttt it’s May. April ending on a Sunday and May beginning on a Monday is pretty darn sneaky. Driving to work I knew the date, but sure enough, the first chance I get to write the date down, I’m beginning to pen “April”. Never fails. April was yet another good one. A wedding, plenty of parties, family gatherings, good eats, good reading, kinda sums it up. But to sum it up further, I’m going to share some of my favorites from the month of April. Favorite Book To be fair, Jubal…

Hot Reads 2017 – Take 2

Hot Reads - Take 2

Where to begin? I feel like I have read some real good ones this go-round. Yet, I always feel thirsty for more. Any fellow readers experience the same feeling. Even though I am reading far more than I used to, I now find myself yearning for a rainy day or many lunch breaks thrown together to lounge outside on a porch with a book. The Scam by Janet Evanovich (Fox & O’Hare #4) Guns of the Timberland by Louis L’Amour All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The…

Five Thousand Pages Down

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2016

As June nears its end, I figured I’d give an update on my 2016 Reading Challenge, through Goodreads.com. I began the year, guns a blazing, when it comes to burning through the books. Within the first 36 days, I had already finished six books. And then in the same way I took a break from blogging, I did the same for the most part with my reading. But towards the middle of May, I caught the reading bug, finishing three and a half books since. Two of those were some…

I Won’t Be a Liar

Dramatic? Yes. Click-bait? Yes, guilty as charged. But now that you are here, by the end of the year, I won’t be a liar. At the beginning of 2015, I had set myself up with the lofty goal to read 30 books before the end of the year. What was a I thinking/smoking/drinking? During the first few months I read quite a bit, but then somewhere between then and a little over a month ago I forgot all about reading and was too hooked on Spotify and podcasts to look…