Hearts Entwined – A Novella Collection

Book Title: Hearts Entwined Author: Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, Melissa Jagears See My Reviews of Hearts Entwined on : GoodReads | Amazon Review *Thank you to Bethany House Publisher for my copy of Hearts Entwined in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.* Hearts Entwined is comprised of four historical romance novellas written by different authors. Each novella has its own Read more

The House on Foster Hill

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

Book Title: The House on Foster Hill Author: Jaime Jo Wright See My Reviews: GoodReads | Amazon Review *Thank you to Bethany House Publisher for my copy of The House on Foster Hill in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.* Taken from the first chapter of The House on Foster Hill, ” Death had a Read more

Coast and Anchor Bookshelf

Build a library and books will appear

“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” – Henry Ward Beecher Such true words written by Henry Ward Beecher in his book Eyes and Ears (1862 Edition).  My love of books and my collection has grown tremendously over the years. I’ve only ever dreamed of Read more

Easy tips for Coastal Christmas Decor

Nothing screams Christmas like a fire blazing in the fireplace, peppermint hot chocolate and sparkling Christmas lights, but to a girl who loves the ocean and all things nautical my go to Christmas decor equates to starfish, sand dollars and seashells. While I do add pops of red, the majority of my Christmas decorations are Read more

Books are like people, we need all types

I absolutely love books. Collecting them, reading them, decorating with them. Someday I will have a room that is dedicated to housing my books, my own little library that will be my safe haven. Books help me dream, relax, escape. When the pressures of life are weighing me down, a good book will almost always Read more

Though She Be But Little, She Is Fierce

Fierce: showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity. As a mom, watching your baby water ski is one of the most nerve racking yet proud moments I’ve had. The photo above was in 2013, so our oldest daughter was barely five at the time. We were at our annual family vacation at “The Lake” (or for anyone not from Read more

Starbucks On The Lanai

Lanai: a veranda or porch. (back in Missouri it would be a porch or patio, in Florida it’s always a lanai) Cold coffee snob would definitely be how I would describe my coffee addiction. I began trying to brew it at home in my own kitchen, in an attempt to break my habit of dropping by Panera Bread Read more

Capsule Wardrobe for Fall

Capsule Wardrobe: a collection of a few essential items of clothing that will not go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces. So, I decided that trying a capsule wardrobe would help minimize clutter in my closet and boost my style morale. I’ve been using it for over Read more

Splits, Headstands and Downward Dog

No, I can’t actually do the splits! Headstands maybe, but I’m bound to have a headache and look like a fool. But downward dog, yes, that I actually can do and can I say that I love it! I have always been interested in Pilates but felt like Yoga was a bit too odd. Not Read more

Lavendar Lemonade, Laughter & Friends in Sarasota

Restaurant In Review: Caramel Cafe’ & Wine Bar in Sarasota, FL What did Lavendar Lemonade, Laughter & Friends in Sarasota have in common you ask? A much needed night of laughs, great food, drinks and non-stop talking between two moms or an easier way to sum it all up – GNO (girls night out). Sometimes you Read more

Snowman at Lido Beach

Lido Beach: since the opening of Lido Key to automobile traffic in 1926, Lido Beach has been a popular spot for sunbathers. More than 3,000 feet of pristine white sand beach located on Lido Key, one half mile southwest of St. Armand’s Circle, on Ben Franklin Drive.  Headed to the beach for the first time this Read more

Elephants, Owls and Chevron Oh My!

Can you say adorable! That is exactly how I would describe my niece or nephew-to-be’s baby shower. Everything coordinated with the new nursery decor, everything from the chevron pattern to the colors used. The cake was just stunning as were the elephant cookies that matched. There were even teensy yellow baby elephants. We found most Read more