Why Don’t You…?

Make your own toaster pastries? Go roller skating? Give yourself a bejeweled manicure? Escape the heat and see a movie? Learn how to do sixties eye makeup? Have a photo shoot with friends? Make your own scented nail polish? Take advantage of summer sales? Celebrate “The Duchess” Who Wasn’t Day? Start watching Broadchurch?

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Honey Lemon Summer Pie

I’m taking my end of summer frustrations out in the kitchen.  Summer, how can you be so short?  Oh, well.  At least this pie is a yummy way to celebrate the end of the season. Ingredients: 3 lemons 1/3 cup honey 1 cup sugar 1 tbsp butter 1 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp flour 4 eggs […]

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Splurge vs. Steal: Oxford Shoes

While there is no back to school shopping in my future, the return of August always makes me miss school supplies and shopping lists.  When it comes to shoes, it’s hard to beat oxfords in classic school girl appeal. Splurge DSQUARED2 K507 For the girl who likes her classics with a modern twist, these oxfords […]

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Court Yard Hounds

Emily Robison and her sister, Martie Maguire, both formerly of Dixie Chick fame, are out with their second album from their band, Court Yard Hounds. “I love this band…the way we explore new aspects of ourselves and what we can expect from each other, both musically and as people,” says Martie. “We are close. Plus, being […]

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Love and Other Subjects

For every woman who thought she chose the wrong career…   In Love and Other Subjects Carolyn Jenkins strives for two things—to be the greatest teacher ever and to find true love. She’s as skilled at both as an infant chowing down with a fork. Carolyn’s suburban upbringing and genuine compassion for people who don’t […]

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My Latest Obsessions

I discovered Lifeway Kefir earlier this summer, and it is so good.  If you’ve never had kefir before, it is kind of like a drinkable yogurt.  It’s great for breakfast or as a snack.  So far, my favorite flavor is blueberry but raspberry is, also, good.  Plus, it’s supposed to support digestive health and immunity. […]

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All My Restless Life to Live

Life is a soap opera, especially for Elle Miller, who writes for one. (Ellen dropped the “n” in her name in hopes of finding a better ending for herself.) When her laptop crashes, she borrows her recently deceased dad’s computer and gets way more than she bargained for.  Elle unravels mysterious communications from his computer, […]

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Emma’s Secret

 For two years, Megan, Peter, and their two older daughters, Alexis and Hannah, dream of nothing but being reunited with the family’s youngest child, Emma, who was kidnapped just before her third birthday. When Emma is miraculously found living with an elderly couple just miles from the family’s home, they are hopeful that her return […]

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Mandatory Release

Recently paralyzed in a car accident, thirty-year-old Graham Finch spends his days trying to rehabilitate a caseload of unruly inmates and his nights on one bad date after another, attempting to rehabilitate his heart—until his high school crush Drew Daniels walks through the prison gates one hot summer morning. On the run from a painful […]

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If It Can, It Will

Moving.  Ugh.  The past week did not go as planned, and for a time, it seemed like if it could go wrong it did.  This post was supposed to happen a few days ago, but another Internet outage meant blogging had to wait.  Anyway.  This is what I wore to audition for an energy commercial. […]

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