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It never gets old. Sunset over the Pacific in Marina, CA. We had a beautiful, fun and relaxing three nights here over spring break. We went with friends-enjoyed the pool and beach. Went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and walked the path to the wharf. Ready to...
It never gets old. Sunset over the Pacific in Marina, CA. We had a beautiful, fun and relaxing three nights here over spring break. We went with friends-enjoyed the pool and beach. Went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and walked the path to the wharf. Ready to go back.
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I finally finished the little girl's new socks! Her previously knit socks accidentally went in the wash and felted/shrunk. Oops.  This was my first time trying to come up with my own sock pattern. It was fun, but time consuming.   I figured out how many sti...
I finally finished the little girl's new socks! Her previously knit socks accidentally went in the wash and felted/shrunk. Oops. Untitled. This was my first time trying to come up with my own sock pattern. It was fun, but time consuming. I figured out how many stitches I needed to cast on for ...
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A Day in the Life
Trish had this great idea to have bloggers take a day to share a Day in the Life post. I really wanted to participate and a share a typical day here. So, here it is... Wednesday, March 18th 6:54am Woken up by the little girl calling me from her room. Early ...
6:54am Woken up by the little girl calling me from her room. Early wake up due to another accident in the bed. Got her bed stripped, little girl changed. Asked her to hang out for a bit so I can get 20 more minutes of sleep. 7:30 More "Mommy"s and crying. Hungry, hurt herself, doesn't want to be ...
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The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore
The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore 352 pages, Paperback Published February 2015, William Morrow and Company Source: provided by publisher for review, TLC Book Tours About the Book New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore channels William ...
New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore channels William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe in The Serpent of Venice, a satiric Venetian gothic that brings back the Pocket of Dog Snogging, the eponymous hero of Fool, along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff.
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Pet Sematary Read Along
Jill of Somewhere in a Book  is hosting a Pet Sematary read along this month. Yay. I love everything by Stephen King, and this is one book of his that I had not read before. So excited to read it now... and with friends! So fun. I started reading last night...
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Stitches West
Yarn. Have I told you how much I love buying yarn? It's a bit of an addiction, I am afraid. It's not a bad one to have, right? Sunday I made it to the MarketPlace of the StitchesWest convention in Santa Clara. Wish I could have taken some of the classes, bu...
Yarn. Have I told you how much I love buying yarn? It's a bit of an addiction, I am afraid. It's not a bad one to have, right? Sunday I made it to the MarketPlace of the StitchesWest convention in Santa Clara. Wish I could have taken some of the classes, but we didn't get back from our vacation ...
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This Is Mexico! by Carol M. Merchasin
Here is a book that I would love to read. My ancestral roots are deeply rooted in Mexico, yet my visits there have been very few. I love to read and hear positive stories about the country that my family is from.  About the Book This is Mexico is a collecti...
Here is a book that I would love to read. My ancestral roots are deeply rooted in Mexico, yet my visits there have been very few. I love to read and hear positive stories about the country that my family is from. About the Book. This is Mexico is a collection of essays on the often magical and ...
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Pet Sematary ReadAlong
This book was so good that I read it very quickly. I couldn't put it down, actually, and finished way before the end of this Read Along. In true Stephen King fashion, it is filled with frights and horrors that you wish could never actually happen, and quest...
This book was so good that I read it very quickly. I couldn't put it down, actually, and finished way before the end of this Read Along. In true Stephen King fashion, it is filled with frights and horrors that you wish could never actually happen, and questions that you hope you never have to ...
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The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose
Publication Date: March 17, 2015 Atria Books Formats: Hardcover, Ebook Pages: 384 Genre: Historical Mystery   My Review I am a big fan of MJ Rose's books and especially of those which follow Jaq L'Etoile, but also of her other books. I was very excited to g...
Publication Date: March 17, 2015. Atria Books. Formats: Hardcover, Ebook. Pages: 384. Genre: Historical Mystery. Add to GR Button. My Review. I am a big fan of MJ Rose's books and especially of those which follow Jaq L'Etoile, but also of her other books. I was very excited to get the chance to ...
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Current Read and Teaser: Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Jill 's Pet Sematary Read-Along is this month and I am totally engrossed in this book. I may be ignoring other books that I should be reading.  I have a month tp read this but will most likely finishes much sooner. Here is a snippet foreshadowing what is to...
Jill's Pet Sematary Read-Along is this month and I am totally engrossed in this book. I may be ignoring other books that I should be reading. I have a month tp read this but will most likely finishes much sooner. Here is a snippet foreshadowing what is to come.
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Seed by Lisa Heathfield
Seed by Lisa Heathfield Hardcover,  Published March 2015, Running Press Teens Source: Publisher for review I have been a little obsessive these days reading about cults and fundamental Christian groups.  Seed , fell perfectly into this topic for me.  It is ...
Seed by Lisa Heathfield. Hardcover,. Published March 2015, Running Press Teens. Source: Publisher for review. I have been a little obsessive these days reading about cults and fundamental Christian groups. Seed, fell perfectly into this topic for me. It is the story of a young girl growing up in ...
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The Winter Boy by Sally Wiener Grotta
The Winter Boy by Sally Wiener Grotta Paperback, 496 pages Published October 2014, Pixel Hall Press Source: received from publisher in exchange for my honest review About the Book Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, Mary Doria Russell and Ursula K. LeGuin, "The...
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I am a stay at home mom of an almost 4 year old little girl. I am an avid reader and knitter. I also enjoy photography, music and arts of all kinds. 

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