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What is Hygge?

Seeing as how Denmark and Alabama have so many things in common, I have been reading a lot into hygge. According to wikipedia, hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life. It’s not just in the winter, either. But it is absolutely perfect for winter. …

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Friday Favorites #43

With Christmas recently over, I had no problem finding some favorite things to talk about for January. It’s cold out, and I’m drinking a hot toddy so I’m ready to ramble about stuff Santa brought. I sure do like him. 1. Old lady hand lotion. This stuff makes your hands feel better than baby butts. …

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Look for Me-Book Review

Lisa Gardner is flawless in her ability to write stories that grip you from the first page and hold you until the end. What sets her apart from others is that she writes more than just what the book descriptions can tell you. Yes, there is a mystery and there was a crime and there …

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Friday Favorites November

It’s time for a few of my favorite things. With the holiday season in full swing, I have some seasonal favorites to share. 1. OPI nail colors. I love these deep rich colors for the fall. I get a gel manicure and most of these gel colors can be found in stores in the regular …

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Friday Favorites October

October favorites!! I view October as my gateway drug to Christmas. All the fun stuff gets geared up in October. It’s a time to focus on the fun ahead and yet prepare myself for the chaos of the next 3 months. I’m talking about cleaning out stuff, taking vitamins for Black Friday training, writing down …

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Dagger’s Edge-Book Review

  What’s this about? Dagger’s Edge is  the second book in the Brute Force series by Lora Leigh. The first one is Collision Point and I highly recommend reading that one first. Ivan Resnova is a former mob boss and one bad dude. He’s tired of his brutal ways and is ready to make some …

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Don’t Look Back-Book Review

Don’t Look Back is the sixth and final installment of the Unbroken Heroes series by Dawn Ryder. We finally get Dunn’s story and it’s a great one to complete the series. This is a romantic suspense, and I’m pleasantly surprised to read just as much suspense as romance. That was one of the major reasons …

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Cooper’s Charm-Book Review

I have been a fan of Lori Foster for years and I love anything she throws at me. The light-hearted sweet stories are not to be overlooked in favor of her other genres. With Cooper’s Charm, I got my mystery along with unforgettable characters. Phoenix Rose is trying to join the land of the living …

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Rough Ride-Book Review

I love a good MC story. I blame it all on my parents who let me stay up late to watch Chips WAAY back in the day. I’ve been stalking biker stories ever since then and I’m extremely picky about my MC binge reading. Rough Ride is a great MC story. This is the 4th …

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Baby Teeth-Book Review

This is, perhaps, the most chilling book I’ve read this year. Out of over 130 books,  that’s saying a lot. In Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage, Hannah is the seven-year old child of Suzette and Alex and she is a true sociopath. She spends her time devoted to making her mother miserable and pitting her …

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Friday Favorites July

I’m not even going to pretend that my life is anything but buried in puppy business. Look at this face. We had a steep learning curve with bringing home a cuddly puppy. First, we thought we could just let him roam and watch for random peeing. Nope. Wrong. With such a big house, there was …

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Holding On-Book Review

This was such a good book!! I read this while on vacation to Colorado and right before picking up our new puppy.  I particularly enjoyed the depth of the mountain climbing scenes even though they were difficult, they were REAL. Add in the descriptive puppy details and this book hit my shelf at the perfect …

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Broken Promise-Book Review

The next installment in the Sons of Broad series by Tara Thomas is an instant read. I got some answers to questions from previous books, I got to know a character I had almost forgotten about, I got my slow burn even with instant attraction, and I got my hopes up for an upcoming book …

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Slowly We Die-Book Review

Slowly We Die is the third book in a series by Swedish author,  Emily Schepp. I highly recommend reading the first 2 books before settling into Slowly We Die. Someone is killing people and using medical scalpels to end their lives. Special Prosecutor Jana Berzelius is assigned to the case and she finds an old …

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You Were Made for This-Review

Sam and Merry, along with their small son Conner, leave New York and settle down in the quaint countryside of Sweden. Sam works as beginning film director that requires him to go into the city each day while Merry stays home and takes care of their son, tends the garden, cooks gourmet meals,  and bakes …

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What My Sister Knew-Book Review

What My Sister Knew by Nina Laurin was a dark yet satisfying book that held my attention until I finished the last sentence. While I did figure out a few plot details and the ending, the characters were so vivid that reading their story kept my Kindle pages turning. Late one night, Andrea’s car slides …

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Jar of Hearts-Book Review

“In every story, there’s a hero and a villain. Sometimes one person can be both.” In this story of obsession, friendship, and murder, Jennifer Hillier has created a masterpiece that I could not put down. Angela, Geo, and Kaiser were best friends throughout high school. Angela was the popular one and Geo was happy to …

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