Originally posted 2015-10-16 15:00:11. Dear Clara, Eighteen years ago you came into my life, a beacon that shone brighter than any star. Your first smile, although most would say it was a “gas smile,” those smiles that babies give when they are gassy, was a light that was bright and on fire. A spark ignited in…

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Originally posted 2015-10-16 12:04:28. Great. Hoo-ray. This phone would be just flipping perfect if all I needed right now was a two pound piece of plastic in my pocket. My phone will be fine, I said. I have GPS, I said. It has fantastic battery life, I said. Let’s see if I can count the…

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Originally posted 2015-10-16 09:03:18. “Look at that!  Just look at that formation!”  The camera panned with a jerk to where the drenched man was pointing.  “See, there are multiple funnels forming within the miles wide rotational winds.  It’s absolutely amazing!”         Eliza squinted at the screen, but the man’s excitement didn’t translate through to her….

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Originally posted 2015-10-16 08:02:07. Day 16 of the challenge from Books and Cupcakes! I read this twice, once in college and once I listened on Audible. Both times I was terrified! The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. -Sarindre

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Originally posted 2015-10-15 17:26:52. There have been a lot of Frankenstein adaptations made over the years, and every single one of them, with the exception of Young Frankenstein, is terrible. These films tend to have little in common with Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel asides from a re-animated creature and an overzealous creator. Pop culture has…

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Originally posted 2015-10-15 12:45:57. I really just wanted to fool my kids! I hate going to the grocery store and spending so much money on breaded chicken things, and then having to make my own meal as well! So I really pinned a lot of hopes on this recipe and it really delivered! Original recipe can…

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Originally posted 2015-10-15 12:10:57. I really just wanted to fool my kids! I hate going to the grocery store and spending so much money on breaded chicken things, and then having to make my own meal as well! So I really pinned a lot of hopes on this recipe and it really delivered! Original recipe can…

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Originally posted 2015-10-15 08:00:22. Day 15 of the challenge from Books and Cupcakes! The Road by Cormac McCarthy. A sickened man fights tooth and nail to cross a barren landscape and find a better life for his son. McCarthy paints a post-apocalyptic landscape so desolate and bleak you can practically feel the cold through the pages. Once you finish the…

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 19:00:34. Title:  Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Published: September 10, 2013 Pages: 445 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Kid Friendly Rating:  14+  language is used, but not all that much. Characters that are over 18 discuss losing their virginity. Click here for the Common Sense Media Rating. Synopsis: Cath is a fangirl. It really does not get more simple…

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 17:16:40. So, there I was browsing Facebook this morning  (as you do of course), when I came across a post for oven baked egg muffins. Now I must admit that after taking one look at the photo on that social media site I had to give it a go. After a quick…

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 13:25:40. So, there I was browsing Facebook this morning  (as you do of course), when I came across a post for oven baked egg muffins. Now I must admit that after taking one look at the photo on that social media site I had to give it a go. After a quick…

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 08:00:09. I can’t say it better than the back of the book. “An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci.  A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe.  An astonishing truth concealed for centuries… unveiled at last.” Check out the challenge at Books & Cupcakes Book Photo Challenge

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 05:00:13. This has been a fun week for me. On Monday, SP and I went to the National Museum of the American Indian after a delightful lunch with the hubs. It’s free, and part of the Smithsonian collection. Twice, SP and I were told by security to quiet down in there. Although…

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