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Summer Must-Read: The Breakdown by B.A. Paris #TheBreakdown

The Breakdown by B. A. Paris was named one of the most anticipated thriller novels of 2017 by Bustle.

This is an advertisement for SheSpeaks/St. Martin’s Press For summertime reading lists I tend to enjoy more fiction than non-fiction, and try to mix in at least one humorous book and one juicy crime novel.  Ideally I’d be reading from a hammock on the beach, but that’s pretty far-fetched and most of my reading takes place in bed after putting the kids down for the night.  I strongly recommend The…

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah + Giveaway (2 Winners)

The Nightingale Paperback Review

This is an advertisement for SheSpeaks/St. Martins Press. The Nightingale is the latest book from acclaimed author Kristin Hannah.  I received this book for free from SheSpeaks but all of the below opinions are my own. The Nightingale is a masterful historical fiction book that is fast becoming one of the most talked about books anywhere you go.  Sometimes the most popular books just don’t do it for me, but The…

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Colorful Details Make All The Difference #MonroviaPlants #GrowBeautifully

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I always get so excited for each season, especially Spring and Summer.  One reason for this is that I love to garden.  Just a few weeks ago my kids and I planted some veggies behind the house and we’re already seeing some results.  We moved into this house about a year ago and we are still in a process of upgrading and transforming our backyard into our dream vegetable and…

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Dunn-Edwards Paints: Beyond Wild Imaginations

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One great thing about living in San Diego is that we are in close proximity to one of the two or three fashion and art capitals of the country.  A quick drive (or a brutal one depending on traffic) and we’re in the heart of cool and trendy.  Melrose Street is in my opinion the epicenter of the up and coming trends in LA with both sides of the street…

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How I found My Real Estate Agent and What I’d Wish I’d Known Before

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When buying a home, finding the right real estate agent can make a world of difference in both the process and the resulting home that you purchase.  My family has twice been involved in the purchase of a home and had two very different experiences with agents.  The first time around we just went with an agent that we had stumbled upon through a referral from a coworker.  We didn’t really…

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Two Free Movie Nights* #TysonFreeMovieNight ‘Winter to Go’ Offer

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Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. There’s something about the silver screen that brings my family close together. Grabbing a kid’s movie and baking up the popcorn sets the tone for the four of us to have a great night in. It’s guaranteed to be stress-free time together, usually with a lot of laughs either from the movie or…

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