Here’s What I Have to Say:

Here’s What I Have to Say:

Big Little Lies

I think this was my favorite Liane Moriarty book I have read thus far. “Big Little Lies” was so fun to read. First, here’s what the book is about: Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.A murder…A tragic accident…Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind...

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The Husband’s Secret

Here is another of my recently read books by Liane Moriarty. “The Husband’s Secret” was SO good! I loved this book through and through. Here’s a little about the book: My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died. . . Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the...

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Every Time I Think Of You

I've read all of Tracey Garvis Graves' books, and this book was one of the most recent ones I read. This was a very different story than other ones she has written. But it was just as wonderfully written and as fun to read as the others. Here's a bit about the book: Thirty-year-old Daisy DiStefano has two people she holds dear: the grandmother who raised her, and her three-year-old son, Elliott. But when Daisy’s grandmother is killed in a...

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Three Wishes

I’m on my 4th Liane Moriarty book, and I think “Three Wishes” might be my favorite so far. This one had all the twists and turns of a book by her, but with a little more humor. Here’s a bit about the book:   Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful thirty-three-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Together, laughter, drama, and mayhem seem to follow them. But apart, each is dealing with her own share of ups and...

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What Alice Forgot

Yesterday I told you about the most recent book by my current favorite author. Well, Liane Moriarty is a close second right now. “What Alice Forgot” was the first one of her books that I read. It took me a little bit to get into, but once I finished it, I promptly put all her other books on hold at the library and have been reading them as soo as they become available. Here's a little about the book:  ...

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Heart-Shaped Hack

It should come as no surprise that I am a huge fan of author Tracey Garvis Graves. I’ve read all her books and this one is definitely one of my favorites of hers. Here’s a little about the book:   When Kate Watts abandoned her law career to open a food pantry in Northeast Minneapolis, she never dreamed it would be this difficult. Facing the heartbreaking prospect of turning hungry people away, she is grateful for the anonymous donations that...

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The 5th Wave

A couple months back I read “The 5th Wave” for book club. I started into it while I was on the plane headed to my friends' wedding. That was a terrible idea. First, here's a little about the book: After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave,...

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Cherish

I'm definitely a huge fan of author Tracey Garvis-Graves after reading her book “On the Island” a while back, I have made it a point to read all of her other books. “Cherish” is a novella to her book “Covet” that I read about a year ago. Here's a bit about the book: Fans of Covet by New York Times bestselling author Tracey Garvis Graves will be delighted by this novella-length sequel. When Daniel Rush wakes up in the hospital...

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Alex * 9 Months Old

Happy happy 9 months my little meatball! Alex is such a happy little guy and really goes with the flow. He is giggly and wiggly and my sweet little boy. He was 22 pounds 5 ounces and 29 inches long at his 9 month checkup. No wonder I get tired holding him. He’s strong and solid! He is exploring everything and is loving his newfound mobility. The girls don’t appreciate said mobility quite as much, but they are getting used...

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Alex * 8 Months Old

Our happy man is 8 months old. I feel like I was just writing about him being 7 months old (I kind of was since I wrote it so late). He’s been changing a lot this month and is starting to feel less like a baby all the time. He’s such a big boy! He is doing much better at sitting on his own. He loves to sit and play with toys. The last few days he hasn’t wanted to...

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The Devil in the White City

I havent read many books lately. Well, I haven’t finished many books lately. But I really want to get back to reading more because I am happier when I do. I started another book club with some friends after I moved and we meet virtually. It’s really fun and has kept me reading something other than perusing Facebook all day. A couple months ago, our pick was The Devil in the White City. It was an interesting book. Here’s a...

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Alex * 7 Months Old

Our little peanut is another month old. He’s such a happy baby. This month we have been trying lots of new foods and he loves meal time. He also loves feeding himself some snacks. I’m looking forward to the day when I can just throw some food on his plate and he will gobble it up. Alex isn’t crawling yet, but man does he want to. He gets so frustrated that he doesn’t know how. He rolls all over the...

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Yogurt Bites

I saw on Pinterest, long ago, that you could use regular yogurt and make your own yogurt bites. I filed this away on one of my boards and promptly forgot about it until we were in the baby food aisle and my kids wanted yogurt bites. So instead of buying my 4 and 2 year olds baby treats, we headed to the grocery section to buy some yogurt. All you need to do it get some yogurt (I imagine you...

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Quesadillas

These Quesadillas that I found on Pinterest are my new favorite go-to meal. The recipe made about 9 of them. I ate one and froze the others and I pull them out to have for lunch or dinner. They are so tasty and I’m usually disappointed that I only cooked one. 🙂 Now I will be sure I keep my freezer stocked full of them. The only changes I made were that I used slightly less than a full packet...

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Quinoa Chili

I’ve been trying to broaden our food menu and try some new foods. We don’t usually eat much (if any) meat at home, so I have been trying to find some more vegetarian meals that we like. We had some friends over recently, I was in the mood for chili and I had just seen a friend post this yummy Quinoa Chili recipe and her family gave it rave reviews. I was sold! The house was a little crazy with...

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Alex * 6 Months Old

Half a year has passed already. It has been a whirlwind with all the stuff we have gone through in his short life. But he has been a good boy and just goes with the flow. Granted, he's a baby and doesn't have much choice, but still. 🙂 Alex has had a pretty big month. Eating more food (and eating it more quickly), eating (semi)solid, sleep training, no more pacifier…being 6 months old is brutal at our house. Most of...

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The Amazing Grape Cutter

This may seem weird how excited I am about this little tool, but I love it! I was wandering through the store when I saw my new favorite gadget. It jumped into my cart so quickly! First, my kids love fruit. In any form. They adore grapes, but they are such a pain in the you-know-what to cut into pieces they won't choke on (stupid grapes). This thing is great. It quarters the grapes so quickly that I won't dread...

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Even More Favorite Kids Books

I’ve come across some more cute kids books recently that I thought I should share. If you want a reminder of the ones I have picked before, they are here and here. These are some of my favorites and ones my kids love.   The first are these Poke-a-Dot books. This alphabet one is so cute! The girls love poking the dots (they make a similar noise to popping bubble wrap) and finding the pictures to match the letters. This...

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Sibling Love

Maddie and Dannie love “helping” when I take pictures of Alex. Or really when I do anything with him. These pictures cracked me up. He’s really going to be in trouble when he gets a little older. His sisters are going to pick on him and dress him up. One day he will have his revenge. 🙂 Let’s start with the sweet one. They look innocent, don’t they? Don’t let those sweet faces fool you, though! (Ok, Maddie looks like...

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SodaStream

I broke down and bought myself a SodaStream. I really don't like drinking water, but have come to like sparkling water. A friend of mine has one and raves about how much she loves it and uses it all the time. I must say, I'm hooked. I have started drinking more water than I normally do and it's just plain fun to make it! If you're on the fence, I say go for it! I haven't tried the drink mixes...

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