Get A Taste Of The Gulf Coast

Get A Taste Of The Gulf Coast - LuLu's Kitchen Taste Of The Gulf Cook Book by Lucy Buffett

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style (April 26, 2016)
Language: English

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For years, when I was in grade school, my family lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I loved having all the seafood and the taste of the Gulf at our fingertips. Po Boys, crab, shrimp, and crab boils are all good eats to me.

The thing that I miss the most not being near the Gulf Coast is the desserts. I miss the real Key Lime Pie with Grand Marnier whipped cream that is made fresh in so many local places there. Another dessert that I love to indulge in when I am in Florida is Banana pudding with Nilla Wafers. I am not sure what it is that makes the banana pudding so good when I am visiting the Gulf Coast area, but it is a favorite of the whole family…. [read more]

The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa

The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa

Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Grand Ventures LLC (April 4, 2016)
Language: English

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My six year old loves to read right before we lay him down to sleep. It is part of our nightly routine that has helped scare away the night time terrors and fears of the dark. Since it is almost time to be outside camping I decided to add this book to our repertoire.  The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa by author Donnie Cranfill, with illustrations from Jeffrey Ebbler, is book one in a new series centering around two young children who are excited to visit and spend time with their grandparents at Camp Nana Papa. I don’t know about you, but my son also enjoys time with his grandparents. We all love being outdoors enjoying the world around us. This book encourages and fits with our country lifestyle and love of camping…. [read more]

Inspiring Strategic Thinking in Young Children

Inspiring Strategic Thinking in Young Children

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My son became a preschooler this year and so much has changed! He is full of questions as he explores the world around him. At preschool, he soaks up everything like a sponge and is always hungry to learn something new.

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Easy Farm-Fresh Cooking For Your Family

Easy Farm-Fresh Cooking For Your Family - This Book Cooks Cookbook

Paperback: 275 pages
Publisher: Artichoke Publishers; 1 edition (June 1, 2015)
Language: English

Beauty Brite DisclosureI love cooking new and interesting recipes for my family. It is so easy to get into a rut when it comes to preparing dinners, especially since my kids have after-school activities and my extended family is experiencing some pretty tough emotional times lately. There are certain meals that are go-to crowd pleasers in my house — tacos, my homemade lasagna, parmesan crusted chicken and Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza to name a few. But, sometimes, we all crave a little variety at the dinner table, am I right?!… [read more]

Some Women

Some Women

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Some Women
By Emily Liebert

I rarely have time to sit down to read anymore. When I look back on my Facebook posts, I used to read all the time when I first started blogging. These days, I have so much going on with family, blog work, managing my review team and trying to find time for fitness, I’m having a hard time justifying just sitting down to read.

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When I’m Gone

When I'm Gone

Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (March 15, 2016)
Language: English

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Wow. Just Wow!!! There isn’t a rating scale with enough stars to give this book the rating that it deserves. When I’m Gone by author, Emily Bleeker is a novel that I am telling you — point blank — is a MUST READ. If you love the written word and live to lose yourself within the pages of an awesome plot, this has to be on your “To Read” list. Not buried in the middle or near the bottom. Make room in the #1 slot for this masterpiece. Cross out whatever is currently inhabiting that spot, whatever it is will not be as satisfying, I promise you — unless maybe it’s a Stephen King book. He is The Master, after all. (Sorry, Ms. Bleeker, but I have full confidence you will get there, too.) 🙂

Trust me, you will absolutely, positively thank me once you are done reading this novel, if you’re still able to string together intelligible words or coherent thought by that point. Very few books leave me speechless upon ingesting the last words, closing the back cover and setting it aside. When I’m Gone left me without adequate words to discuss it for days, completely devastated that the journey was over and grieving like I’d lost something precious when I was confronted with the reality that I had reached the end. Very few books earn a spot in my ridiculously large book shelf wall for a re-read later, and this is one that I am thrilled to place there. I have a feeling that I will be reading this novel over and over again many times in the years to come. It’s. Just. That. Good. Great!… [read more]

The Piper Protocol Is Hollywood’s Favorite Detox Plan

The Piper Protocol Is Hollywood's Favorite Detox Plan

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (December 30, 2014)
Language: English

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The Piper Protocol: The Insider’s Secret to Weight Loss & Internal Fitness by author Tracy Piper, with Eve Adamson, is a step-by-step guide to getting healthy and losing (and maintaining) weight loss. This book will provide all the information you will need to change the way you live and to look and feel better from the inside out…. [read more]

Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? And Other Nutrition Questions.

Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? And Other Nutrition Questions.

Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (January 5, 2016)
Language: English

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Just about all of us would like to eat healthier, but there is so much information (conflicting information, at that) out there. How are we supposed to know what to believe and which health regimen to follow? These questions and many more are answered in Should I Scoop Out My Bagel?: And 99 Other Answers to Your Everyday Diet and Nutrition Questions to Help You Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Live Healthy. Authors Ilyse Shapiro and Hallie Rich break it down and give you all the tools and the most relevant information you need to make a positive change to live a better, more healthy lifestyle.

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Step Into The World Of Jean Harlow

Step Into The World Of Jean Harlow-- Platinum Doll by Anne Girard
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Platinum Doll by Diane Haeger, writing as Anne Girard, takes a look into the early life of famous actress, Jean Harlow (born Harlean Carpenter) in 1920’s Hollywood. This book is a fiction novel. However, a wealth of research was completed prior to committing the story to the page in order to, as closely as possible, portray events in young Harlow’s life as they happened. Creative license was taken by the author in some minor areas of the narrative, such as the wording of personal conversations to flesh out the story.

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The Dogs Of Newtown, A Boy’s Perspective

The Dogs Of Newtown, A Boy's Perspective

Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Charlotte’s Litter Inc.; 1st edition (2015)
Language: English

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I very clearly remember watching the news as the events of the school shooting in Newtown, CT unfolded in December 2012. My own family had survived a tragedy that year when our home was destroyed by a tornado in February. Fortunately for us, I had been the only one home (along with our animals) as my kids were all at school and my husband at work.

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