Stories turned shows? Yes please!

It's no secret that we are totally in love with Netflix in our house. It's not because I'm a StreamTeam member either, this love happened before that did. Our poor PVR feels neglected, I'm quite sure, as it used to be my good friend, helping me get caught up on all the shows and movies I didn't have time to watch, well, ever. Even better, Q can watch his (more annoying) shows without me having to … [Read more...]

Roaming Reindeer – a new Christmas tradition (and giveaway!!!)

Have you ever looked at all of those elaborate elf pictures on your friends Facebook feeds and considered trying something for yourself? Are you anything like me who thinks that having a Christmas tradition might be fun but know that you would NEVER remember to actually move and set up one? I was introduced to a very cool new tradition that I am really looking forward to trying this year with Q. … [Read more...]

We’ll Always Have Paris – a book review

When I first received "We'll Always Have Paris", I was quite excited to crack it open and start reading. It is a memoir if the travels in Europe that the author, Jennifer Coburn, took with her daughter Katie between 2005 and 2013. Katie was just 8 years old when they took their first trio to Paris and London and is 16 when they end their travels, once again in Paris. Their adventures took them to … [Read more...]

Flowers in the Attic – new movie and a giveaway!

Are there any books from your pre-teen or teenaged years that really stick out for you? I have read so many books over the years that a lot of them don't really make much of an impression. One that did, however, was Flowers in the Attic. I can't remember how old I was when I first read that book, but I think that it was easily the darkest (and naughtiest) book that I had even laid eyes on. There … [Read more...]

Interesting gift ideas from Blurb (with a coupon code)

  I'm sure we all have those people in our lives who seem to have everything, or want nothing.  In my quest to bring you some interesting gift ideas, I've found some neat books from Blurb.  In particular, I am hoping that someone will gift me with the Cookie Cravings book!   People love getting really creative, one-of-a-kind books for Christmas. Books that elicit a … [Read more...]

Jump-Starting Boys: a review and giveaway

Recently, I was offered the opportunity to check out a new book Jump-Starting Boys. As a mama to a little guy who just this week started school, I figured now was the best time to start learning about his learning. Although the book talks a lot about high school and teenagers, and how issues in learning may have affected them at this stage of their lives, it also focuses on younger kids too. … [Read more...]

Unbridled – a book review

Recently, I was given the opportunity to check out the book "Unbridled" by Barbara McNally. Basically, the premise of the book is a memoir of the authors experiences, after the dissolution of her marriage, that made up parts of her journey to find herself again. It is described as telling the story of the author's "impulsive liberation ",and is a "journey of introspection and exploration" as she … [Read more...]

My little reader

*once again, I have to give a public shout out to my ever awesome husband, who graciously agreed to type up my words even though he was tired. Over the last couple of weeks, Q's ability to read has become more and more obvious. He's been reading bits and pieces of things for a while, but lately its just gone nuts. Once, a few months ago, he read a Tweet, which coincidentally, was about him, … [Read more...]