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THE PIONEER WOMAN – aka My New BFF! – Plus a Restaurant Rec: Dish Society

meeting pioneer woman

Say whhhaaatttt!!! This past Thursday night was the night of dreeaaammmmss! I can’t even describe how emotionally exhausted I was at the end of the whole shabang (at a whopping 9:04 PM, thank you). Jon Boy surprised me with tickets to Pioneer Woman’s book signing for her new cookbook, Come and Get It! The whole day he

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Good Feels for Saturday

Vladimir Yakovlev John Lowe

With all the malarkey swirling around the Internet + TV these days, I thought it would be nice if we could share some of the non-malarkey-type things that go on – AKA spread the good, not the bad. Here are a few things I’ve seen that have warmed the corners of my little heart lately.

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Loving Lately

essential oil blend for fall

Just thought I’d share a few things that we’ve been loving lately – they’re all random, but we love ’em anyway. I just got this Thug Kitchen cookbook from my sweet friend all the way in Arizona! It was such a great birthday surprise to come home to after our trip to Dallas. I’ve already

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Red Wine Pot Roast + Thursday Things

pioneer woman red wine pot roast

Is it fall yet? I mean for real. I’m ready for leggings, tunics, Bath and Body Works candles, and comfort food. Oh wait. I’m kind of workin’ all those things already. Sorry, not sorry. But really, c’mon fall. It’s friggin’ hot. I made this somewhat fancy pot roast on Tuesday, and boy did it not

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The Fire by Night

the fire by night

I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this book. I loved this very poignant story of two nurses during their service in WWII. They’re two very different woman with two very different paths during the war. The author, Teresa Messineo, researched and interviewed until she had enough factual pieces to weave into this compelling

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Life Lately + A New Book Rec

life lately

Whew! What a week we’ve had so far. Corey’s getting over some bad allergies + rotavirus (grossest freaking thing ever), so we’ve been in the house A LOT this week. I’ve been trying to contain the germs and clean as much as I can. I’ve also been trying not to go insane because I’ve been

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Fish in a Tree

fish in a tree

This one is for you if you’re: a teacher, a student, dyslexic, different, scared of failure, or have ever been bullied. It’s such a beautiful story of adolescence blossoming when there’s just that one person who cares enough to go the extra mile [be it a teacher, a church member, a parent, a family member,

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Salt to the Sea

salt to the sea

Talk about a page turner… woah. If you love historical fiction [particularly the WWII and Holocaust era], then this one is for you. There’s a little romance thrown in there, too, but this book is mostly about the compassionate people who find each other in the worst circumstances imaginable. It’s a story of courage, kindness,

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In a Dark, Dark Wood

in a dark, dark wood

Ohhhhhh boy oh boy oh boy. If you love a good mystery/thriller, then this is a DEFINITE read for you. It’s been on my reading wish list for a couple of years now, and I finally got a chance to read it. I have to admit that I read it in less than THREE DAYS!

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The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

the good girl

If you liked Gone Girl, then you have to read this one! My sister-in-law gave it to me once she heard I loved GG. It’s a suspenseful thriller about a girl who grows up under her oppressive and selfish judge of a father. Her sister is perfect in every way in his eyes. Her mom can

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