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| Checked Out: July Book Review |

Confession: I purchased nearly 15 books in July. Between my local 2nd & Charles having a clearance sale, travels to my favorite Salt Lake City bookstore, and an impulse buy at Target, I’ve got enough books to last me the next two years. I’m at the point of having to sneak them into the house… Continue reading | Checked Out: July Book Review |

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|Honoring An Angel: Ways To Remember A Lost Love One On Your Special Day |

I zipped up my sister’s wedding dress in quiet company, with only a camera lens, digital recorder, and each creative conductor looking on. It was hard to tell where her gown began and ended- The room shimmered in the bright sunlight and created cream waves, whitecaps rolling from the ivory curtains, to a long, blush… Continue reading |Honoring An Angel: Ways To Remember A Lost Love One On Your Special Day |

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| Checked Out: June Book Review |

I paid the full hardcover price for “Where The Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens. I didn’t shop around, I didn’t score Target’s 30% off- the- cover steal (look out for the sticker on a lot of their books!) but merrily handed over my credit card at That Bookstore in Wethersfield, Connecticut, watched the cashier add… Continue reading | Checked Out: June Book Review |

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|Summer Spontaneity: My Must-Have Trunk Trinkets|

I wish I could say that I pack light, but I would be lying to you. Goodness, I just got back from a trip to Miami last week and I had, not one, not two, but three bags in tow. (In my defense, it was my sister’s bachelorette party and I had one entire duffel… Continue reading |Summer Spontaneity: My Must-Have Trunk Trinkets|

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| Checked Out: May Book Review |

I didn’t think that I would dive into another Madeline Miller novel so soon, but “Song of Achilles” was listed as a free book with Amazon Unlimited and I did not want to pass up the opportunity for a complimentary read.  A few Instagram book bloggers also raved about the storyline so I eagerly pursued… Continue reading | Checked Out: May Book Review |

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| Coffee Date Conversations: What’s Currently Brewing- April |

This entry is long overdue, but I figured that since this is the first time actually ever drafting up a “love list,” I could take my time. The concept came to me in April, but as you are aware, the month sort of sucked for me. It was a transformative month, yes: I experienced some… Continue reading | Coffee Date Conversations: What’s Currently Brewing- April |

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| Checked Out: April Book Review III |

I first heard of Deepak Chopra when Oprah Winfrey interviewed him on her Spotify podcast, “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations.” A bestselling author, public speaker, Ayurveda and alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement, Chopra first established a career in the medical field and witnessed lives transform through the power of positive… Continue reading | Checked Out: April Book Review III |

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| Checked Out: April Book Review II |

“Eleanor & Park,” by Rainbow Rowell, was another book that was not originally on my 2019 TBR list. In cleaning out my childhood home last week, I came across my sister’s small stack of library donations and recognized the title and whimsical illustrations. I have long seen the below quote sprinkled across my Tumbler, Pinterest,… Continue reading | Checked Out: April Book Review II |

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| Lessons From My Mother |

It’s Easter Sunday and I am content to disconnect for a few moments, walk away from the potato peeling and broccoli cutting to venture outside while there is a break in the rain. The front garden is soaked but I stroll through anyway, admiring the way that the shrubs look, newly green, the way that… Continue reading | Lessons From My Mother |

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| Checked Out: April Book Review |

“Circe,” by Madeline Miller, was recommended to me by my fellow bookworm sister-in-law; While I was in Florida last month, sitting poolside while slowly but surely inching toward the end of “Romanovs,” she was devouring page after page of this mythological tale. She rattled off the premise of the book and I had my doubts… Continue reading | Checked Out: April Book Review |

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| All Out. |

I just completed my book review blog entry and had every intention of clocking out at 1,350 words. I am tired, utterly exhausted and yet, as I scroll up and down my main homepage I am struck by how impersonal my blog is, how safe my posts are and how disconnected they remain from the… Continue reading | All Out. |