The New One by Josh and Elizabeth P.

The New One: Klaus Daniel Peterson Est. 4/9/2014 The New One is decidedly cute, and much adored by The First One–both are doted upon by The Mom One and The Dad One, and also by A Grandma One and an Aunt One who have come to visit. Aside from adjusting…

BOOK REVIEW: Letters From Skye by Jessica Brockmole

Book: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole   Genre: Historical, literary   In early 1912, a fan from Illinois writes a letter to the little known poet, Elspeth Dunn, who has never left the tiny island of Skye.  They begin a correspondence that spans several years, and  ultimately leads to…

BOOK REVIEW: Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

Book: Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini Genre: Historical Fiction   Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker chronicles the friendship that sprung up between Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley–a free black woman–during the Lincolns stay in the White House.  A skilled seamstress,  Elizabeth Keckley built a business for herself, fashioning…

Happy Spring!

After six months of rain and nasty cold, it’s still mostly cloudy and chilly to boot, but there are at least signs of life! The walk to the river is turning green, flowers are blooming, fruit trees have blossoms and everything is just pink green and yellow in general. Sophiapea…

Prenatal Fitness: 35 weeks

Well, I’m back to share with y’all what my workouts this week consisted of.  I hit the 35 week mark early on in the week.  As the end of this pregnancy approaches, I’m finding it harder to want to workout, though I never regret it after I’m done.  Friday morning was probably…

BOOK REVIEW: Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

Book: Allegiant by Veronica Roth, book 3 in the Divergent trilogy Genre: YA, Dystopian future Allegiant is the third book in the Divergent trilogy.  I have actually read the first two books of the trilogy (Divergent and Insurgent, if you were wondering) and I thought I had posted reviews on…

March Reading Goals

Since my latest trip to the library, I’ve set a few reading goals for the month of March that I’m going to share with y’all here, and then hopefully follow up on as I complete them. Firstly, I want to start doing a weekly post of the books I’m reading…

Prenatal Fitness for Free

Yesterday morning, as I trolled Youtube in search of my workout for the day, it suddenly occurred to me that as wonderful a resource Youtube can be for free fitness from home, some of y’all out there might benefit from some of the treasure troves I’ve found.  Especially if you…

BOOK REVIEW: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Literary, Romance The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque…

BOOK REVIEW: A Stranger in Wynnedower by Grace Green

Book: A Stranger in Wynnedower by Grace Green Genre: Mystery Rachel Sevier, a thirty-two year old inventory specialist, travels to Wynnedower Mansion in Virginia to find her brother who has stopped returning her calls. Instead, she finds Jack Wynne, the mansion’s bad-tempered owner. He isn’t happy to meet her. When…