Mrs. Dalloway: Review

Several years ago, I remember watching and enjoying the movie “The Hours.” I spied “Mrs. Dalloway” as one of the books I could choose as my reward for reading at the library’s adult reading club. Noting that the book had inspired that movie, I took it home. “Mrs. Dalloway” is by Virginia Woolf. I’ve heard […]

The Breakdown: Review

**Thanks Netgalley for a review copy of The Breakdown. Imagine you are driving home late at night, in a storm. You see a woman pulled off to the side of the road. You pull over behind her, but she doesn’t get out of her car or acknowledge you. So you eventually drive on. Then you […]

The Nine of Us by Jean Kennedy Smith: Review

I found a treasure recently at a nearby Little Free Library that I frequent on bike rides: a new copy of The Nine of Us by Jean Kennedy Smith. I brought it home, and since I liked its historical promise and it was short as well (250 small pages with wide margins and lots of […]

The Accidental Empress: Review

Accidental Empress post contains affiliate links. I was excited to read The Accidental Empress because it a historical fiction book on the life of Elisabeth of Austria, known as “Sisi.” She is of interest to me because she was a cousin and confidante of King Ludwig, who I’ve written about. Sisi Sisi’s story really is […]

Stella & Dot Independent Stylist Program

**I was compensated for this post and this post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. It’s summertime. In between the pool, the books, and the gardening, do you wish you had something else to do? Maybe something where you could earn a little […]

Shattered, Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign

I am not a Hillary Clinton fan. But, I have always loved politics. This last Presidential election was especially fascinating. When I heard that there was a new book out about Clinton’s campaign, I wanted to read it, because I love learning the inside stuff of a campaign. Shattered, Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign Shattered, […]

Full Circle Infuse and Reuse TryaBox

Thanks to Tryazon and Full Circle for these items to review. With a new season, it’s always fun to try a few new items in the room I spend most of my time in: the kitchen. Let me introduce you to some summery items that are new to my kitchen this year. Full Circle Citrus […]

Summer Cool Down Giveaway by eLuxurySupply

Summer Cool Down Giveaway! Sponsored By: eLuxurySupply Hosted By: Freebies Deals & Steals The Summer Cool Down Giveaway is being sponsored by eLuxurySupply! Listed as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the U.S. eLuxurySupply is a Veteran owned and operated company out of Evansville, Indiana, and is well known for their exceptional customer […]

The House We Grew Up In: Review

Drama. You know how some people just seem to breed it? Well, the Bird family in The House We Grew Up In is nothing if not dramatic. We meet mom Lorelai, an over-the-top sentimental hoarder who is just too much: “‘Imagine,’ she said, her face turning serious for a moment, ‘imagine if something happened to […]