Okay, so I may be a bit of a big mouth, but when I love something,  I like to tell my friends!  Here are a few things I think are great…

I’m a sucker for a good story, especially if it is full of interesting people and places.  Jan Karon’s Mitford series makes me feel like I’m coming home every time I reread it.  Inspiring, funny, wonderful.


Okay, I admit it.  Spencer Pierson is not only a good friend, but he’s also my writing buddy, who gives me feedback and daily encouragement.  STILL…I wouldn’t put this book up on my webpage unless I truly thought it was wonderful.  Great for your teen and young adult readers especially.  PG rating


 I read a lot of fiction and this one was outstanding, not a romance but a love story, and so well-written it makes me feel like a talentless hack.  The depth of the story is wonderful, and the fact that it is this author’s first novel is mind-blowing.   My hat’s off to you, Dawn Lee McKenna!


The Instant Pot is a pressure cooker, which sounds scary when you think about how those things used to BLOW UP, but this thing completely got me over the fear factor and into super fast, super tasty food for my whole family.  I’ve cooked whole chickens, soups, stews, CHEESECAKES, homemade Greek yogurt… Definitely a game changer for our family!


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