TTT: Favorite Authors Ever

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Ah! It is time again to let you know some of my favorite bookish things!  This week was a DOOSY.  Top ten favorite authors.. ever?  WOW.  I struggled.  BUT I DID IT.  I had to make lists and cut them down, but I got it to TEN.  I did it.  I need a cookie now.  

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The Dish: Building Better Relationships

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Previously I have written about how one of my favorite things this community has given to me is friendships I never expected.  Even more recently I wrote about how one of my goals of 2015 is to embrace and nurture the friendships I have.  Now, I am writing about how I think we can all build better relationships. and how to improve upon the ones we do have.  And nurture them, correctly, and with the care, dignity and respect that they deserve.

 

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Jump For JoJo!: Read these After SHIP OF BRIDES

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The wonderful Alexa and Rachel have put together this wonderful event to celebrate one of our all-time-favorite authors, the incomparable, JoJo Moyes!  This woman is a force to be reckoned with, and I love everything I have ever read by her!  She has a style that is fresh, unique, and ALWAYS emotionally moving!  Today I am taking you back in history!  

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Summer Slimdown: Round Two

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So last year I took you all on my fitness journey with me, [Summer Slimdown round one!]  and it went wonderfully!  This year, I started slacking with the cooler weather, but now.. it is time to get summer ready, yet again, and I am hoping you will join me!  Here I will be sharing some healthy recipes I intend on trying, healthy snacks, fitness routines I’m looking at, and places I am going to get my fitness on!

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The Dish: Ever-changing Reading Habits

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I am a big fan of when discussion comes up randomly in conversation with friends.  You know, the kind where they realize something that has changed about your life, or habits, or anything, and you sit there, listening, and then you’re like… WOW.  You’re so right!  I didn’t realize it has been that much of  a change!  Ok.  You know what I’m talking about.  The outside perspective telling YOU something you’re too close to realize.  Ok.  Well, that is what happened when I was on the phone with one of my best friends, Hannah the other day.  She began telling me how much my reading has changed and I mean “really when is the last time you read a print book?” I had to check my Goodreads for the record.  The answer?  It shocked even me.  So now, I am here to tell you why my reading has changed so much over the past year, and why I feel it has happened.  And I will even tell you if I am happy about it or not!

 

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Serving Up: Mexican Stuffed Peppers

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Tacos and anything burrito related will ALWAYS be my favorite go-to-meal.  But I like to put a spin on things.  Mexican Stuffed Peppers are a combination that I dreamed up to make myself feel better about eating tacos!  They are DELICIOUS and get this.. good for you!  I love peppers in general, so this dish was basically made for me.  I opted to use Green, but you can use any color pepper you desire!  Red, Orange, Yellow, it all works the same!

mexican stuffed pepperThis is how I set up the peppers, and then stack the beans in!

 

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Audio Adventures: Before I Go by Colleen Oakley

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Audio Adventures is a new type of review! It is specifically formatted for my Audiobook Reviews & it helps explain how I feel about all the main categories.

The Execution: The voices, narrations, and accents of the audiobook. How did they hold up? Were they inviting, did I hate them, anything about the voices will be found in this section.

The Excursion: The plot, the storyline, the adventure that was had. See how I felt about the premise of the book here!

The Evaluation: The round up! This includes my normal ratings, some wrap up comments, and a general consensus!

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Perfect Photography: Pt 1 Learning the Basics

Perfect Photography: Pt 1 Learning the Basics

For a while, I have wanted to do a photography series.  I didn’t know how to go about it as not everyone has a DSLR camera [which is what I currently have] and not everyone has an interest in learning all about photography.  However, what many of us have in common is that we are bloggers who rely on a camera/phone for blog photos!  So, I have compiled a list of things that will be beneficial each and every time you go to hit that shutter button!

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Word Of The Year: Beginnings

Word Of The Year: Beginnings

I have seen a lot of lifestyle bloggers come up with a “word of the month/year” for a while now.  I was finding myself strangely interested in these posts, and obsessively reading them.  However, I could not for the life of me find a word for MY year.  But then, in came April, and in came my word.  I found myself looking at an old iPhone wallpaper I had made for my old blog, and the quote in the wallpaper, is simple, elegant, and beautiful.  It is from Jessi Kirby’s, Golden, and I couldn’t stop staring at it.  And then it came to me…
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March Must Haves: A Month in Favorites

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March was a whirlwind month for me!  It was in and out before I could even blink my eyes!  Unfortunately, we still had snow [thanks, Jersey!] but we were blessed with a few nice days! Hopefully April brings REAL Spring weather!  Anyway, it did kick butt for lots of stuff, these were my March Must Haves!!

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