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May the Catnip be with You! DIY Catnip Kicker

May the Catnip be with You! DIY Catnip Kicker

Today I am participating in the Movie Challenge Monday blog hop. This month's movie inspiration is one of my favorite movie series. The Star Wars franchise has been a favorite of mine since I first saw it as a little girl. Yep, I am one of those grown up Star Wars...

In My Art Journal: Sustainable Souls Stencil Mandala

In My Art Journal: Sustainable Souls Stencil Mandala

Creating art can be a great form of relaxation. My latest obsession has been to use stencil as a jumping off point for creating mandalas.In honor of Earth Day, the artists of the Sustainable Souls Project created projects using a stencil. The stencil was created for...

If It Happens Again- Creative Mishaps from #BehindtheBlogger

If It Happens Again- Creative Mishaps from #BehindtheBlogger

If it happens again, just go with it.Let the paint run. Let the ink splatter as it will. Ignore the stray pen mark. Stop worrying about spelling. Let the words flow from your mind and heart as you write that next blog post. Whatever the creative endeavor, understand...

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I was raised in a family that loved to read. I have raised my son the same way.  There is always at least one book in the process of being read waiting in my Kindle app or laying on a bedside table. Check out what I’m currently reading. If the book intrigues you, pop on over to through my affiliate links below and grab yourself a copy!

After reading book one, my son and I felt we needed to continue in the series. We’re hoping to get through a big chunk of these books prior to the movie coming out. If you want to do the same ( because the movie is never quite the same as the book), grab a copy here.

Getting ready to read this one with the ladies from a local book club. Behind the Beautiful Forevers isn’t my usual genre. I am usually strictly sci fi, fantasy or horro. We’ll have to wait and see if I can get through this one. Grab a copy here if you are interested in giving it a try.


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