AlwaysReiding_Christmas Trees on Parade

It’s that time of the year again. It’s CHRISTMAS. Which always feels like there is something special in the air, and there’s a spirit of community that warms all of our hearts. This is also the time of year when Terri Steffes (of the blog Christmas Tree Lane) hosts a parade of trees within blogger’s homes. It IS the most wonderful time of the year, for sure.

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading

It’s Monday, which means it is time again to hook up with the dedicated readers of the Book Date Blog and start talking about the kinds of things we’re all currently reading. I read a couple of things last week that I am working on reviews for. I have a bunch of posts I need to edit, because I am still on the mend, it’s been pretty crazy.

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The House Cup Reading Challenge

From Kelsey’s site:
Welcome to the House Cup Reading Challenge! It’s my first time co-hosting a reading anything and I’m super excited! My co-hosts are Alex of Book Daisy Reviews, Lauren of Live, Love, Read, and Erica of Escape Under the Cover. This is a month long and it’s going to be super fun! We hope you join us for some awesome reading,

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Welcoming the Echo Dot

I kept pondering the value of the small, round object that fit in the palm of my hand. Could something this small add value to our current life? And what were the costs of the device, apart from the price tag? Thanks to Amazon Prime day, I snapped up this little disc, and cannot believe the positive changes I’ve experienced in just 24 hours.
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The Echo Dot is made by Amazon and while it works with the taller,

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::Around the Web:: Summer 2017

I just wanted to drop in and talk about some of the awesome things I’m thinking and seeing and hearing about on the Web right now. Hope you enjoy this!

#Husband and I got to go to an escape room with another couple that we hadn’t seen in FOREVER (okay, maybe a year). It was so much fun!

I heard this song twice before I found out it was an Ed Sheeran song.

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AlwaysReiding_ValentinesdaylinkupValentine’s Day Recipe Roundup

Valentine’s Day has always been special in my family. Great Aunt Jan always made the day special for me, despite not getting a Valentine of my own until college. It usually meant a card, some candy or a special treat and usually a book I really REALLY wanted (or sometimes a movie). I enjoyed shopping for Valentine’s Day cards in school, and the class art project of making a valentine box and carefully adding a card for each person,

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It’s February!!!!

My So-Called Chaos and A Peek At Karen’s World have a really great idea about a monthly linky party that asks you to be intentional about your month and set up your goals. I LOVE this idea, as I am a planner type person and like to have actionable lists of items that I want to do. Last month, some of my goals were met,

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Take Care of YOU with Maven

Life is stressful, and I think modern life can make it that way. We multitask and commit ourselves to over-committing and then at the end of the day we fall into sleep, for less time than we really need, only to wake up and do it all over again. It’s a cycle that can require copious amounts of self-care. Due to the changing face of insurance and healthcare right now,

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Free Mixed Media Workshop with Jane Davenport

Jane Davenport, a mixed media artist I have admired for a while, is having a free mixed media workshop to showcase her collaboration with American Crafts, sold at Michaels. How cool is that? I saw the collection at the Michael’s store, thanks to a Facebook group and proceeded to go with my ever suffering husband (he’s posing with Meowth) and got some supplies.

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