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Posts Tagged With ‘ Shelly Latinovich ’

The Lies I Tell – A Book Review
March 25th, 2023

“By the time you are saying nice to meet you, I’ve already known you for months.”  Creepy….am I right?  This line from Julie Clark’s novel stayed with me through the whole book.  In today’s times where information is so easily obtained by anyone who wants to take the time to do so….well, it just hit home!  The first book I have rated 5 out of 5 in a long time….find out why in my book review of The Lies I Tell. Meg Williams has been in hiding for 10 years.  In that time she had numerous other identities…Deidra, Sandy, Amelia, Margaret, Melody & Maggie.  The list goes... Continue Reading

Mediterranean Couscous/Farro Salad
March 21st, 2023

Many days I am happy that I recently discovered my dairy sensitivity because it has made me explore new foods that I have never cooked with before.  White rice, brown rice, wild rice, and different forms of pasta noodles were our staples before now.  These have been basically replaced with couscous, farro and quinoa.  Mediterranean Couscous/Farro salad is a perfect example! Although couscous looks like a grain, it is technically a pasta made from semolina.  There are three types of couscous and I cook with the Lebanese form which is the largest in size and is often called pearl couscous. ... Continue Reading

The Newcomer – A Book Review
March 15th, 2023

Letty Carahan has found her sister, Tanya,  dead and is now on the run.  Making things more interesting is that she has “abducted” her neice, Maya, as well.  Did she actually find her dead or is SHE the murderer as Tanya’s ex is claiming?  As the story unfolds, we are left to decide who the actual murderer is.  See what you think as you follow along in The Newcomer – A Book Review. The Newcomer is the 28th book that Mary Kay Andrews has authored but the 18th under this pen name.  Her pen name was inspired by the names of her children.  The change in name also found her writing in... Continue Reading

DIY Sock Bunnies
March 7th, 2023

It’s time for a little spring crafting and these adorable DIY sock bunnies are a perfect project to get you started!  This is one of those crafts that you probably have most (if not all) of the items needed laying around your house!  Another craft that you can get creative with on the embellishments.  Let’s have some bunny crafting fun! You may remember that I am part of a monthly Sustainable Craft Challenge with several other very crafty women.  Julie Nyano gives us a theme to work with each month and we need to use at least one element that is sustainable/eco friendly.  January’s theme... Continue Reading

The Last Flight – A Book Review
February 16th, 2023

*Contains spoilers – Contains Book Club Discussion Questions* How far would you go to save your own life?  It’s a compelling question that thankfully most of us have not had to think about.  However, the two main characters in this book do!  Both Claire and Eva are plotting ways to save themselves but both for different reasons.  Do they succeed?  Dive into my new post about The Last Flight – A Book Review. Author, Julie Clark, does a fantastic job hooking you from the very beginning.  We quickly meet both main characters and then are taken back and forth between their lives in an easy... Continue Reading

February 16th, 2023
Surviving A Dairy Free Life
February 10th, 2023

Two weeks ago I discovered that I am allergic to dairy…and I am ok with it!  You think I’m crazy for thinking that?  I can understand your thoughts, but if you knew my health history through the years you would understand.  I left the doctor’s office in tears…not from knowing I have to change my world a bit but rather from happiness that I FINALLY have some real answers.  Now it is time to learn all about surviving a dairy free life! I have been put through test after test….after test through the years.  The blanket answer back then was Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Can you say Metamucil? ... Continue Reading

February 10th, 2023
DIY Valentine Branch Tree
February 7th, 2023

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that I have always loved making DIY home decor for.  It’s fun to make crafts for all holidays, but for some reason it just seems fitting that, for this holiday, most of my home decor should be created from the heart.  Even better is when you can use the “base” of a past project to create a new idea…which is what I have done with the DIY Valentine Branch Tree. In November, we worked on gratitude and created a fun “Gratitude Branch Tree.”  We painted some branches black and cut out leaves with different kind acts that the grandkids could perform... Continue Reading

Change of Heart – A Book Review
January 30th, 2023

Would you let your child be saved by a convicted killer?  Some immediately would say yes and some would hesitate due to the “evil” of that person and not wanting them associated with their child.  Jodi Picoult has consistently been one of my favorite authors.  Her books dare you to understand BOTH sides of very controversial issues and once again she has created a very thought provoking book.  Please be aware that my book review of A Change of Heart does include some spoilers. June Nealon has faced a lot of heartache…more than the average person.  Through this book we meet numerous characters... Continue Reading

DIY Snowy Luminary
January 1st, 2023

Christmas has come and gone and New Year’s Eve is upon us.  Have you taken your Christmas decor down yet or are you one of those (like me) who love a few extra days of festive glow.  There is just something special about the cozy feelings you get with the strings of lights and warm candles all around.  Well, winter is still here so let’s make a DIY snowy luminary to keep all the warm “feels” through the rest of the winter! I belong to a Sustainable Craft Challenge Group that challenges us to use a pin we have saved and actually create the craft.  How many pins have you saved that you... Continue Reading

New Year’s Eve Countdown Bags
December 28th, 2022

Traditions are a big part of family events throughout the entire year.  New Year’s Eve is no exception.  Whether you are staying home and celebrating with your kiddos or if you are going out and have a sitter staying home with them, kids still like ringing in the new year like the rest of us.  These New Year’s Eve Countdown Bags are a perfect way for the littles to enjoy the celebration of a new year as well. There are a nunber of fun options when creating the countdown bags.  I love creating just one bag per each child.  A clock with a movable hand will be affixed to the front and goodies... Continue Reading

December 28th, 2022