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It’s hot outside, so hot that the crack of thunder is no surprise. The steamy heat and humidity is about to open up and in a couple of hours I’ll be able to take in one of my favorite smells…fresh rain mixed with newly cut grass. But for the moment, I’m stuck inside staring out […]

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Book reviews: The Academy

The Academy Authors: J.T. Payne and Ryan Mix I don’t often review Christian-based literature or novels.  However, this debut novel by the talented J.T. Payne and Ryan Mix startles and ponders the lives of its characters and their relationships counterintuitively, as they spend most of the novel assuming that Christianity might not be what it […]

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BEENIGMA What’s Up with the Bees and Botox? DOES IT WORK? Beenigma is an all in one face cream from New Zealand that contains bee venom, manuka honey, and shea butter.  It retails at $129.99 for 1.7 fluid ounces.  It is being pronounced as “better than botox” for your skin across the internet.  I have […]

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Book reviews: Us

US Author: David Nicholls   Douglas Petersen, the narrator of Us, allows that he adores his wife, Connie.  He simply cannot help it.  Douglas is circumspect and brainy, laid back and not so with it, while Connie is stylish, beautiful, and chic and a wonderful mother.  Albie, their son, now seventeen and sneer driven, goes […]

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the academy

Book reviews: The Academy

The Academy Authors: J.T. Payne and Ryan Mix I don’t often review Christian-based literature or novels.  However, this debut novel by the talented J.T. Payne and Ryan Mix startles and ponders the lives of its characters and their relationships counterintuitively, as they spend most of the novel assuming that Christianity might not be what it […]

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Beauty Reviews:

BEENIGMA What’s Up with the Bees and Botox? DOES IT WORK? Beenigma is an all in one face cream from New Zealand that contains bee venom, manuka honey, and shea butter.  It retails at $129.99 for 1.7 fluid ounces.  It is being pronounced as “better than botox” for your skin across the internet.  I have […]

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What to watch on a rainy day

It’s hot outside, so hot that the crack of thunder is no surprise. The steamy heat and humidity is about to open up and in a couple of hours I’ll be able to take in one of my favorite smells…fresh rain mixed with newly cut grass. But for the moment, I’m stuck inside staring out […]

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What’s new in the cabbage patch?

Note: We received product to facilitate this review.  All opinions are strictly our own. What’s New In the Cabbage Patch with Cabbage Patch Kids?   I adore these little munchkin dolls that still carry their “iconoclastic” adorability and now Cabbage Patch Kids are getting a 2014 makeover, with help from Skechers, USA Inc.  From the […]

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