Reading A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable is Almost Like Being in Paris

You might have figured out by now that I love all things Paris. Here are my thoughts on A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable.   It’s the perfect beach read!

How to Make Tea Party Crafts with Oriental Trading Company

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As you know, when I’m not reading books, I’m hosting tea parties with my friend, Leah. Every good tea party MUST have a craft, next to tea, it’s the best part of a party!   We’ve hosted many parties and always turn to Oriental Trading Company to order the best crafts. Recently I realized that when I post photos of the parties, I always show the finished craft. I thought “Why don’t I make a video to show you just how {Read More}

BookGirlTV is My New Fave Channel on YouTube @SamiJoLien @BookGirlTV

Tessa Smith McGovern finds the best new books to read for BookGirlTV so you don’t have to and takes you behind the scenes with today’s top authors. With BookGirlTV, McGovern cuts through the advertising and hype to find what books you should be reading right now. She aims to save people time and money by only highlighting exceptional books that readers will want to finish and to provide readers with an interactive, entertaining and life-enhancing monthly video book club that {Read More}

iHome Helps me Track My Insomnia #ad

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  Friends I have two things to confess: I’m an insomniac I love gadgets I don’t want to get into a long discussion about my sleep habits and the myriad methods I’ve tried but let’s just say that I’ve been an insomniac since I was a tween. Also? I love gadgets.  You wouldn’t think that gadgets can help you sleep. What they CAN do is keep you company in the wee hours of the night when the whole house is {Read More}

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Little Bunny author Dianne Miller Chats About Preschoolers


If you know anything about me, you know I love the littles. They’re so cute and their curiosity and ability to love knows no end. That’s why I’m happy to share Dianne Miller’s Little Bunny series with you.  Her website is chock full of coloring sheets, downloads, and books. It’s a terrific resource. I grabbed hold of Dianne long enough to get her to write a guest post. Of course, she must talk about books because, well, DUH, right? Let’s {Read More}

Little Bunny: Summer Seek and Find


Need activities to keep the littles busy during Summer? It’s Little Bunny!

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell


  I like the Gladwell’s Tipping Point, even though it’s rather redundant in that it repeats the stories after we get the main point.  I love love love the first few chapters of David and Goliath. But then his points get a little more abstract and harder to identify with. And the ending is just abrupt and awful. The chapter on dyslexics, while rather one sided, is insightful. Worth a look. Please see my review on the Pushing Lovely website.

Remarkable by Lizzie K Foley and Pirates!


  If you’ve been around here a minute you know that I love me some pirates. LOVE! Any book with, for, or about pirates and I’m ALL over it! If you look at the pic above and look to the left of the book, you’ll see two tiny pirate ships. That’s cuz I’m in Aruba and apparently pirates love the Caribbean. As much as I love pirates, you can imagine my surprise when I discovered that the book I’m reading {Read More}

A Color Game for Chester Raccoon by Audrey Penn

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A Color Game for Chester Raccoon by Audrey Penn Remember The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn?   The adorable and groundbreaking book about separation anxiety? I read it to my littles when they went to school.  Fortunately, Audrey Penn has been busy making more books about cute little Chester raccoon.  I want to read them all! You can visit her website for fun stuff. Plus, check out the fun book related activities here. What’s your fave Chester raccoon book? Kissing {Read More}