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The Day I Got Lost on a Mountain: A Funny Story, Actually.

Once upon a time, I liked a boy…

(yeah, I was totally boy crazy..this is no secret. It was embarrassing.)

It was in Horn Creek, Colorado when it happened 

(…no, not when I first liked the boy… well I mean I guess that’s always possible. But no, no… when I got lost. On a mountain.)

So it was our day to climb the mountain, Horn Peak. My dad + me along with a good sized group of our dearest church family friends. I was pumped. I loved hiking but a mountain?! How cool is that! You even get a certificate at the end which was also cool. I was such a dweeb and I loved myself for it.

So we set out for the all-day hike and my gosh was the air crisp and clear. The smell of pine and wood, the smell of earth; it enveloped the senses. Well… not all senses.  Continue reading “The Day I Got Lost on a Mountain: A Funny Story, Actually.”

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Spotlight Blog: “Keep Drama to Yo-Self”

Story #3: Keep Drama To Yo-Self

 

I played a gig in Mississippi a few weeks ago with an amazing cover band called Downtown Band. We showed up to the gig and started unloading as usual when someone realized that the trombone player Eric was gone. We figured he was in the bathroom, and kept setting up.

Continue reading “Spotlight Blog: “Keep Drama to Yo-Self””

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Book Review: Girl Made of Stars (Ashley Herring Blake)

Girl Made of StarsGirl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (author is a Nashvillian!)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Beautiful Stars (I waver between 4.5 and 5)

ONCE UPON A TIME…

There was Sister Twin and Brother Twin who loved each other to the stars and back. One day, Sister Twin heard that Brother Twin did something horrible. Had it not been a special someone that told this dark truth, Sister Twin would never have believed it. Continue reading “Book Review: Girl Made of Stars (Ashley Herring Blake)”

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Dog Food Recall (Steve’s Real Food)

If you are a dog owner, it’s so important to be on the Dog Food Advisor recall list.

It’s simple. Easy. You can leave anytime. And your dog stays safe.

See the latest recall below:

Dog Food Advisor
Saving Good Dogs from Bad Dog Food
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com
If you want to join the e-mail list, click on the link above in the “P.S.” section and never miss a recall! Stay safe!

Take care, lovelies

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Book Review: The Book of You (Claire Kendal)

The Book of YouThe Book of You by Claire Kendal

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book caught me by surprise.

It had a bit of a slow start to the point I was sad by yet another dud. I was considering returning it but I decided to try once again. I’m glad I did.

Clarissa is being stalked by a creep who becomes so much more. Is love possible during such a nightmare? Are people prone to be attracted to all the wrong ones?

What keeps me from giving this 4.5 stars is besides the fact that many who’ve been stalked say this is accurate (and I do believe most of it is) there’s certainly some things here that are not reality. Things she does and things she doesn’t do that are ludicrous. She protects all the women in her life but never even bothers to try and protect any of the men when they obviously should know what’s going on. Even when things get dangerous and threatening to them, she still doesn’t bother. She never tries to videotape or audio record anything, never purchases a security camera, etc. a lot of things missed in my opinion (things I certainly would’ve done especially as this was a slow-moving stalker, at least at first. Part of the illusion).

Overall this is a good book and one I’m glad I read. I’m on board with everyone else about the ending. Really? Weird weird ending. Felt too rushed and thrown together like maybe the author was close to her deadline.. oh well. Still a good book 😉

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Pet Blog: Who Keeps Fido?

Emotions are running high when a couple decides to walk away from the relationship. The “who keeps what” game starts up and an already stressful situation tends to get fired up even more. We all know that children tend to get caught in the middle but what about the family pet? There are a few things to consider to ensure your fur babies go to the right home suited for them and some are not as easy as you think. 

Fido is a Couch

Sadly this is true. In the eyes of the law in all states but Illinois and Alaska, your dog and your cat are no different than the couch you sit on. Continue reading “Pet Blog: Who Keeps Fido?”

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I never needed words then…

You are sound asleep.

You should be. You earned it. You worked hard today even though you didn’t feel well.

You followed instructions. You stacked blocks. You retrieved toys you’d thrown. You ran wild, kicking a ball and giggling along. You hugged for the joy of hugging and you cried when you bumped your head. (You were brave though. You thought hard if it actually hurt.) 

You listened when timeout became a real threat. You pushed boundaries and respected them. You asked for snacks and asked for toys. You let yourself be you and that was enough, always enough. You concentrated when she hid something under a cup and moved them around, always picking the right cup. This is not average for your age. You have no idea how smart you are.

You had no idea we were testing you for speech issues and never cared that you seemed to be behind. Why does it matter? I imagine you’d say. Look at how good I am at everything else. Isn’t that enough?
Continue reading “I never needed words then…”

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Book Review: Everything We Keep (Kerry Lonsdale)

Everything We Keep (Everything #1)Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

(Audiobook version)

It’s hard for me to rate this. I’m in between a 3 and 4 star review so I suppose 3.5 is good for me.

The storyline is good and the ending definitely makes you want to get to the next book in the series ASAP! It was a little too easy for certain things to happen and a little too frustrating how the main character handled things (probably the intention! haha). Overall, I feel like some things needed to be tweaked, the author could’ve gone deeper… bringing this to a solid 4. It just felt a tad elementary in some areas.

Overall though I would recommend this as an easy read, especially the audiobook version (oh and PS… if you’re like me then I promise the reader’s voice DOES get better. I almost put the book down for good bc of the voice…but don’t!)

Can’t wait to listen to the other ones! Probably while I mow my too big of a yard….

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– 5 – Short Toddler Stories

Well the time has come.

I have waited two years for the toddler stories and I am so thrilled (really, Sarah?) to have some to tell!!!

#1: The Puzzle

Jackson has this animal puzzle that seemed like a good idea (My mom bought it and I was so excited! I knew Jackson would love it!) but it’s a puzzle that has the little red knobs on the top of each piece so that you can pick them up out of their cut-out spot. It also has a sensor so it makes noises when you find each spot for the puzzle pieces.

Example:

If you put a pig in it’s spot, it makes a pig sound. A cat makes a cat sound, etc. Well apparently it’s also light sensitive. But here’s the thing: JUST the pig. So EVERY NIGHT… Continue reading “– 5 – Short Toddler Stories”