Book Chat May 2015

Book reviews post contains affiliate links. The bulk of my reading time the past couple of months has been the classic Middlemarch. I try to read a lot of classics. Because — I figure, they’re classics for a reason. Books don’t survive for hundreds of years if there’s not something special about them. Middlemarch was […]

Tea Collection Memorial Day Sale

Thanks to Tea Collection for sponsoring this post. Tea Collection’s co-founder Emily and her family recently traveled to India! Their incredible adventure was captured by renowned Japanese photographer, Hideaki Hamada. Hamada photographed Emily’s family while they explored in and around Jaipur and at The Farm, a beautiful bohemian hotel 30 minutes west of Jaipur. His […]

My Experience Flying Allegiant Airlines

“Fly to Orlando, Tampa, or Fort Lauderdale for $79!” The headlines were hard to ignore. When Allegiant Airlines came to my hometown, they touted direct flights to popular vacation destinations for cheap prices. Since we were planning a trip to Disney World, Allegiant was my first choice for research. I found that Allegiant was founded […]

Renuzit Pearl Scents

*Thanks to Renuzit for the product to review and for the giveaway coupons. All opinions mine.* Scent. There is just something about it. Close your eyes and imagine one of your favorite aromas: it might be a baking apple pie – clothes fresh from the clothesline – just-mown grass – baby lotion. Whatever it is, […]

5 Guys Shakes

One of my favorite step-above-fast-food places lately is 5 Guys. Their burgers are delicious, and the orders of fries are hot, generous, and tasty, as well. Recently, our 5 Guys introduced milkshakes. They’re not available at all locations yet, but they will be. Readers, just for you, I tested a shake. It was delicious! Really […]

Book Chat

Book reviews contain affiliate links. Remember 9/11? I’m sure all of us do. I was at a MOPS meeting with my 3 preschoolers and could hardly believe the news being reported to us by the group leader. For weeks afterwards, news continually reported stories. Things felt “off” for months. But what if you actually lived […]

Gymboree Summer Looks and Sales

Thanks to Gymboree for sponsoring this post, which may contain affiliate links. All opinions mine. When my girls were little, Gymboree was absolutely my favorite place to shop for them. In fact, if I dig through the closets, I occasionally still find a sweet little outfit from the store. Gymboree is still around, and the […]

Facts about Israel Dillard– & Dial Kids, Dial Baby

The most famous baby in American currently? No doubt it’s Israel David Dillard, son of “19 Kids and Counting” stars Jill (Duggar) and Derick Dillard. Some facts about baby Israel: Why is he named Israel? Jill has loved the country of Israel since visiting there with the rest of the Duggar family in 2011. Israel […]