Between Lost and Found: A Novel of Love in South Dakota

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The story of a far-gone city girl traveling to a new place–and discovering redemption, and herself, along the way–is by no means an original one. However, such a plot-line deserves some repetition. It’s satisfying, sweet, and serves as a more tangible example of the search for self that we all strive towards. So, knowing that the book Between Lost and Found (whose heroine, Janelle Marshall, finds love and closure while searching for her missing grandfather in a little South Dakota town called Mammoth Falls) would involve said plot-line, I was excited and pleased to read the story. Shelly Stratton’s book, Between Lost and Found, has all the pleasurable cliches of a typical find-yourself-novel–but none of the typical brattiness that also comes along with it.

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What’s On Our Summer Reading List?

What's On Our Summer Reading List?
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One of my biggest goals, and current summer routine is to read more. I mentioned one book that I’m currently reading, but I wanted to read the handful of books I’m hoping to read and finish before the fall. I currently have four books that I’m hoping to finish!

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Relocating Out Of State

Relocating Out Of State

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My husband and I have been married for over 14 years and during that time, we’ve moved several times due to jobs, opportunities, family and more. We recently relocated out of state and still getting settled in. This is not the first time moving out of state but it has been almost 10 years since we’ve moved to a different state.

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Mermaid Madness

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If your kids are anything like mine, they are being swept up by the mermaid craze. Who doesn’t love the thought of being free to run and swim in the ocean all day and not have a care in the world? Growing up we had The Little Mermaid, and now your little ones can have EnchanTails.

What are EnchanTails? They are an adorable five piece mermaid tail slumber bag set that comes with your choice of sleeping bag (size 26″ x 83″). The set also includes an easy carry tote, decorative pillow, wall decals, and a great starter chapter book. The age recommendation for this product is three and up, and it is not for outdoor use.

We chose the beautiful Kelani Mermaid Deluxe 5-Piece Slumber Bag Set. Did you know the threads glow in the dark? The Greens and Oranges set each other off in such a lovely way. My daughter especially loves this set because her name starts with an E and she loves the fact that the pillow “is just for her” as she says…. [read more]

Let’s Take a Coffee and Tea Break

Let's Take a Coffee and Tea Break

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I’m all about the little comforts of life. Reading a good book. Putting on a warm pair of fuzzy slippers. My personal favorite: enjoying a wonderfully brewed cup of coffee or tea while relaxing on the couch. I live for these pleasures of life. They give me comfort in my day, rejuvenate me, and help me to carry on with adulthood.

I’m excited to share some of my recommendations with you for great tea and coffee break options that you can enjoy!

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The Perfect Book for Your Little Animal Lover

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You can be sure this holiday season that our children will be asking for the latest and greatest holiday toys. My 5-year-old has already asked for a tablet, computer, and cell phone (yeah right, not happening, buddy!)

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How To Wash Your Child’s Backpack

How To Wash Your Child’s Backpack

Disclosure: I was not asked to write this post, I am just an obsessed fan of L.L. Bean. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

With my son out of school for the summer, I was thinking about washing his backpack but wasn’t sure how. I wondered if it was safe for me to wash his backpack in the washing machine without ruining it. I knew we had a quality backpack.

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Picking a Perfect Book For Story Time

Picking a Perfect Book For Story Time
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There is no better feeling than having my son curled up in my lap, bonding together over our mutual love of reading. Story time is a special time; precious moments woven together to create the tapestry of his childhood.

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