This was for a storybook themed baby shower. The mom to be loves brown bunnies and Peter Rabbit and "Guess How Much I Love You." I've never painted a cake but to match the artwork from these books, I decided to give it a shot. I cut out shapes of the rabbits and painted them … Continue reading Storybook Cake
This month's selection for BlogHer Book Club is A Good American by Alex George. The story is told by James Meisenheimer and begins with the story of how his grandparents met and immigrated to the US in the early 1900's. I love the story and all the characters intertwined with real-life events. The story is beautiful … Continue reading BlogHer Book Club: A Good American
I know there's a craze going on right now that was sparked by "Fifty Shades of Grey." I have not read that book, nor do I want to. Knowing that about myself, I probably should have read the book description of this month's BlogHer Book Club selection before signing up to be a reviewer. This book … Continue reading BHBC- Diary of a Submissive
The latest book BlogHer book club is reading is The Lake of Dreams by bestselling author Kim Edwards, who also wrote The Memory Keeper's Daughter. Lucy Jarrett is back in her hometown Lake of Dreams to visit her mother. Haunted by the death of her father ten years ago, Lucy has not been back for several years. On … Continue reading Book Review- The Lake of Dreams
Love at First Bark by Julie Klam is 3 stories about "how saving a dog can sometimes help you save yourself." After reading the book, however, I failed to see how exactly the people involved were changed by each experience.The first story is about how she and her husband find a dog abandoned on the … Continue reading Book Review- Love at First Bark
Gloppy hot mystery food. Canned peaches or fruit cocktail. Warm cartons of milk. Multi-colored plastic trays. This is what I remember of school lunches when I was in elementary school. Waiting in line with my little blue ticket for food and brown ticket for milk, kind of embarrassed that my mom made me get hot … Continue reading Book Review- Lunch Wars
I read and reviewed Sarah Dessen's new book, What Happened to Goodbye for BlogHer Book Club. I've been a fan of Dessen's other books- she's a Young Adult author and often writes about family dynamics and situations. Her newest book is no exception. Although not my favorites of hers, it's definitely worth a read. The complete … Continue reading What Happened to Goodbye Book Review
In a departure from baking, I joined the BlogHer Book Club and this month's book is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. In a nutshell, I LOVED this book! Kind of Twilight-y, but much more intelligent and grown-up. My review is here. Check it out. And read this book!!