Adventures with a Toddler: Our Halloween Costume Saga

Adventures with a Toddler: Our Halloween Costume Saga

Posted by: on Oct 31, 2013 | 2 Comments
Happy Halloween everyone! So this one was really an adventure- trying to find a Halloween costume for my not-quite-two-year-old. As you can see, things started off pretty well with the elephant costume Mama wanted to attempt to use for the second year in a row. It was looking like we had an early win! ...and then this happened... ...and this... So we tried something a little different. Neither Mama nor Read more [...]
Keeping Busy Keeps Me at My Best

Keeping Busy Keeps Me at My Best

Posted by: on Oct 29, 2013 | 4 Comments
Ahhh the wisdom and insight of the amazingly fabulous Lucille Ball. While this quote doesn't necessarily represent my life mantra, it certainly defines one of my life's truths. I have always found that I am at my social and personal best and most productive when I am busiest. Any time I have ever found myself in a slump, on the couch, wanting to cry and hide in my pjs all day long, chances are I was low on a list of things to do and responsibilities to be met. While these days I cannot look Read more [...]
Book Review, Author Interview and Giveaway: My Handy Little Health Journal

Book Review, Author Interview and Giveaway: My Handy Little Health Journal

Posted by: on Oct 28, 2013 | 22 Comments
My Handy Little Health Journal Authors: Mary Anne Alton & Tania Craan Publication: 2013 ECW Press FROM THE PUBLISHER: A structured tool for busy women, My Handy Little Health Journal by Tania Craan and Mary Anne Alton guides women in their process to track their health and wellness information, all in one place.   The average woman visits a healthcare professional six to ten times a year, but her responsibilities extend far beyong that with regular regimens for nutrition, Read more [...]
Book Review: This House is Haunted

Book Review: This House is Haunted

Posted by: on Oct 23, 2013 | No Comments
This House is Haunted Author: John Boyne Publication: October 8, 2013 by Other Press PUBLISHER'S SYNOPSIS: Written in Dickensian prose, This House Is Haunted is a striking homage to the classic nineteenth-century ghost story. Set in Norfolk in 1867, Eliza Caine responds to an ad for a governess position at Gaudlin Hall. When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella Read more [...]
Wordless Wednesday: My First Estate Sale Treasure! {linky}

Wordless Wednesday: My First Estate Sale Treasure! {linky}

Posted by: on Oct 23, 2013 | 17 Comments
Hubby and I discovered the magic of an estate sale this weekend. We brought home a few really amazing pieces, but this tea trolley is my biggest prize. It only cost us $25 and it needs a little bit of love, but it is an absolutely PERFECT addition to our new home! Leave your WW Post down below! Would love to check out all of the fun photos of the day! :) Read more [...]

Book Review: Teatime for the Firefly

Posted by: on Oct 22, 2013 | No Comments
Teatime for the FireflyAuthor: Shona PatelPublication: Harlequin MIRA, September 24, 2013PUBLISHER'S SYNOPSIS:My name is Layla and I was born under an unlucky star. For a young girl growing up in India, this is bad news. But everything began to change for me one spring day in 1943, when three unconnected incidents, like tiny droplets on a lily leaf, tipped and rolled into one. It was that tiny shift in the cosmos, I believe, that tipped us together-me and Manik Deb.Layla Roy has defied the fates. Read more [...]
Morning Giggles for Another Manic Monday

Morning Giggles for Another Manic Monday

Posted by: on Oct 21, 2013 | No Comments
This morning was a bit of a rush in the Kujo household. Mondays generally are- waking up to an alarm for the first time in a few days, getting everything ready for daycare for the week, general sluggishness. I was up and out with the dog by the time Hubby was waking Miss R. I came back inside with just enough time for bye-bye hugs and kisses all around. I sat down at my desk in my office, and I get a notification that I have a new email from Hubby: After telling her several minutes earlier Read more [...]

Book Review: Bellman & Black

Posted by: on Oct 18, 2013 | 2 Comments
Bellman & BlackAuthor: Diane SetterfieldPublication: Atria Books, November 5, 2013PUBLISHER'S SYNOPSIS:ONE MOMENT IN TIME CAN HAUNT YOU FOREVER. Caught up in a moment of boyhood competition, William Bellman recklessly aims his slingshot at a rook resting on a branch, killing the bird instantly. It is a small but cruel act, and is soon forgotten. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to have put the whole incident behind him. It was as if he never killed Read more [...]