hard seltzer cocktail
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The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book

On a warm summer evening or in the sunshine by the pool, a fruity boozy cocktail is so tasty.  And making them at home can often be a tall order.  The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book by Casie Vogel, has 55 “unofficial recipes” for branded hard seltzers — which include White Claw® Slushies, Truly® Mixers, and more Spiked-Seltzer Drinks.

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Review: Just One Charm Pack Quilts and Frayed Edges

2020 was quite a year wasn’t it? While it certainly put a damper on a lot of activities, it wasn’t all bad.  Since we tried to stay home as much as we could I decided to take up a new hobby, and I chose quilting.  

I don’t know why I thought I should start big, but I did 😉  and made a lap quilt for my very first project.  It is far from perfect and I have SO much left to learn and improve upon. 

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pop culture cookbooks
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Holiday Gift Guide: Two New Must-Have Pop Culture Cookbooks

This holiday season, two new pop culture cookbooks from Ulysses Press are sure to surprise the Harry Potter and Gossip Girl fans in your life!

Enter XOXO, A Cocktail Book ($19.95, 978-1646040421, Ulysses Press, September 2020) by Bridget Thoreson, a hard-cover recipe gift book featuring 100 of the world’s most classic and delicious cocktails (with 60 full-color photos) reimagined for Gossip Girl stans.

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Activity Books to Close out Summer from Gibbs Smith Publishing

If you’re anything like my family, you’ve already had a vacation canceled this year…maybe two!  But summer isn’t quite over yet and I know many families who are taking their vacation plans on the road and camping at National Parks. Maybe you are one of those families, but even if you’re not there are some great activity books from Gibbs Smith Publishing that will engage kids (and adults).

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Get a Jump Start on Read Across America Day

Mark you calendars: March 2 is the 22nd anniversary of Read Across America Day, which is also Dr. Seuss’s 115th birthday!  

Need some Dr. Seuss products to help you celebrate?  Then we have a few ideas here:

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hope your heart needs
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Hope Your Heart Needs • Holley Gerth

Whether you’re going through a hard time or simply dealing with the everyday challenges of life, you’ll find encouragement, hope and new strength on these pages.

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Creative Journaling, Scripture Journaling and Gel Pen Project Art Sets

I was sent these publications to try out for the purpose of sharing my thoughts. Opinions are 100% my own.  Affiliate links are used in…

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Irish Wit
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Irish Wit, Wisdom & Humor

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, I am delighted to include below some fun and favorite quotes from the new book, Irish Wit, Wisdom &…

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Charlie Red Star
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Charlie Red Star : True Reports of One of North America’s Biggest UFO Sightings

In 1975, Manitobans reported UFOs over their province almost nightly. The string of unprecedented sightings launched the biggest UFO craze in Canadian history. With sightings…

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Taste of Home
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Taste of Home Recipe Books

If you haven’t heard about Taste of Home magazine, well, here is your new recipe obsession. It’s one of my favorite publications for a reason;…

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