Monday, January 15, 2018

Holly Days in the Pacific Northwest - ShoeDazzle





Who said fuzzy boots were out of style this winter!?


Maybe I'm just old fashion, but I personally love the fuzzy boot in or out of style!


The hubby and I took Holly for a walk in the winter snow and these fuzzy boots kept my feet warm and snug!


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Monday, December 4, 2017

Diving Deeper - Genesis 2


I absolutely loved today’s diving deeper in Genesis today! Genesis 2 reminded me the simplicity of who He is. We tend to be overwhelmed with the idea of who God is, and where I love that feeling also because He is a big God that overwhelms us with His divine love, He is also peaceful and simple. Genesis 2 reminded me of that today.
“Nothing was growing into the fields because the Lord God had not yet made it rain on the land.” Genesis 2:5 – Growth can’t happen without the rain. Our pains in life bring immaculate growth if we allow Him to work in that pain. Genesis 2:5 reminds me that we need those growing pains in order to flourish. “Then the Lord planted a garden.” Genesis 2:8
“He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nose, and the man became a living person.” Genesis 2:7 reminds me that we literally have His breath in us. He created us with His very breath. I love that thought. It also reminds me that others have His breath of life in them too. When I think about that, it brings me to a place of so much love for others. We are all walking and breathing HIS breath! Love it!
These two things remind me that we need the rain from pain AND His breath for those beautiful gardens in our lives to happen. It is vital for growth to happen in us and for us!
In the middle of the garden is a tree that gives the knowledge of good and evil. We always have a choice. We all know the story of Eve choosing poorly and that just reminds me that we, too, have choices in life. What choices will you make today?
Then my favorite scripture in Genesis 2, “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is right for Him.” Genesis 2:18. This scripture reminds me that God is most definitely relational. Hello, women were made for the purpose of bringing relationship and community into Adam’s life! He believes in commitment, relationship and marriage!
I hope this blesses you today and brings some simple, yet profound, reminders into your life today!
Be blessed.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Gingerbread at Moonglow By: Deobrah Garner - 5 out of 5 Stars

Gingerbread at Moonglow by Deborah Garner is such a warm and feel good story! It started off right away with a warm and comfy beginning that made me want to cuddle up in my blanket and read all night! I felt so snug reading this and truly enjoyed it! The Timberton Hotel is a hotel in Timberton, Montana, that is having a big gingerbread making celebration. Most of the guests have been visiting this hotel for years, so you get a feel of a tight nit group! I loved imagining decorating a huge gingerbread house and loved how all the characters seemed like old friends of my own! The characters are lovely, and Mist makes it a point to make each guest that comes through feel at home and welcomed!

I love Christmas and this story fits right into my vision of how Christmas should be! It’s filled with joy, love and friendship! This book can be read as a standalone, but I plan on going back and reading all the Moonglow books! If you love Christmas, you will LOVE this book! You will get all the delightful Christmas feels in this read!


NEW RELEASE…. The small town of Timberton, Montana, boasts an ambiance of near-magical proportions during the Christmas season, due in no small part to resident artist and chef Mist's mysterious way of working small miracles in people's everyday lives. Each year, return guests and new arrivals mingle with local townsfolk to enjoy companionship, exquisite decor, and exceptional cuisine at The Timberton Hotel. As the aromas of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses mix with heartfelt camaraderie and sweet romance, guests share reflections on family, friendship, and life. Although decorating the outside of a gingerbread house may prove easier than deciding what goes inside, no one leaves Timberton without renewed hope for the future. The Moonglow Series... Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. Mistletoe at Moonglow, Book 1 Silver Bells at Moonglow, Book 2 Gingerbread at Moonglow, Book 3
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Also available in The Moonglow Series Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. Mistletoe at Moonglow, The Moonglow Series, Book 1 The Timberton Hotel has always provided a perfect Christmas retreat for regular guests, as well as newcomers. But the small town of Timberton, Montana, hasn't been the same since resident chef and artist, Mist, arrived, bringing a unique new age flavor to the old western town. When guests check in for the holidays, they bring along worries, fears and broken hearts, unaware that Mist has a way of working magic in people's lives. Old-fashioned time spent together, exquisite food, conversation and a snowball or two offer guests a chance to trade sadness for hope. One thing is certain: no matter how cold winter's grip is on each guest, no one leaves Timberton without a warmer heart.
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Silver Bells at Moonglow by [Garner, Deborah]Silver Bells at Moonglow, The Moonglow Series, Book 2 Christmas at the Timberton Hotel arrives each year with a unique set of guests, some returning, some new. When this holiday brings a celebrity seeking reprieve, sisters who are distant yet closer to each other than they think, a widow approaching a new horizon, and an eclectic smattering of local townsfolk and visiting relatives, the season is certain to be eventful. Add in a hint of romance and there's more than snow in the air around the small Montana town. Elegant decor and exquisite cuisine from resident artist and chef, Mist, form a backdrop to much needed camaraderie, bringing strangers and friends together. When the last note of Christmas carols has faded away, the soft whisper of silver bells from the front door's wreath will usher guests and townsfolk alike back into the world with hope for the coming year.
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About the author Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

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Monday, July 31, 2017

This Life I Live By Rory Feek - 5 out of 5 Stars


To say I was over the moon excited when I was asked to review this book is an understatement!  As a blogger for almost two decades, I can appreciate a beautiful blog being turned into a book.  I follow Rory's blog and his family's journey pretty much from the start, so I was blessed, humbled and honored to be chosen to read and review this most precious book!!!  It certainly didn't disappoint me....if I could rate this book 100 stars, I would! Beautifully written with a humble and peaceful heart.


If you don't know who Rory is, I'm positive you have heard at least one of his famous songs that he has written.  My favorite one is Clay Walker's "Chain of Love".  His gift of music has touched lives all over and I know this book will do the same!

If you have followed This Life I Live Blog, then you will be happy to hear that this book does not revisit the posts on his blog.  You get a whole new glimpse into the life of Rory and Joey, mainly Rory's childhood.  Reading how he grew up and the struggles he endured to the amazing man he is and beautiful marriage he had with Joey, gives me hope.  It gives me hope in renewal and restoration of the heart.  I caught myself laughing, crying and laughing as I flipped through each page as Rory became more and more vulnerable to his readers.  As I got towards the end, I was in awe of God's amazing beauty and ability to orchestrate our lives and our relationships if we allow Him to.

Rory and Joey's love is an inspiration and a hope fountain!  I'm thankful for couples like this who exhibit the true nature of what God intended marriage to be!  You can purchase This Life I Live: One Man's Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever on Amazon!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!



***I received this book free from the publisher through Thomas Nelson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255