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    A Review of – Living on One Income and More!!!

    It’s so refreshing to read books that really “get it”. Ones that are down to earth and deal with the nitty gritty. Kate Singh and her numerous books fit into those categories perfectly…at least when dealing with frugality and finances and living life abundantly right where God has you. I’ve personally read these two although there are many more by the same author. I’ll get to them all eventually since I loved the motivation to spend within our means and keep pressing onward with what we’ve been given. The Green and Abundant Home: Thriving on one income The best thing I loved about these two books is how encouraging they…

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    A Review on – The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe

    Please note that all links are affiliate links! If you’re at all curious about the world of plants and animals, the Scientists in the Field Series seems to be a well-ranked series on natural (and unnatural) happenings around the world. They’re geared toward a middle-grade age group, but I, as an adult, found this one to be extremely interesting and well-written. The Hive Detectives is the only one in the series I can vouch for and say I’ve personally read. I didn’t read it to the children just because I felt it was too advanced for their 5 and below brains. The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe…

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    A Review of – The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

    It’s hard to believe how many books I’ve gotten to read since starting this blog. I was always a voracious reader but caring for babies and toddlers set me back more than I like to admit. In fact, I’d gotten into quite a slump of spending my spare time while holding the baby watching some useless TV show. I know. Seriously. It’s way to “comforting” and easy to just turn the brain off and watch other people’s lives, or some fantasy of other people’s lives. Now the Great British Baking Show is different…or Chopped…or Iron Chef. I’ve learned a thing or two from those cooking/baking shows. But now that I’m…

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    A Review of – The Clouds Ye So Much Dread: Hard Times and the Kindness of God

    What says spring better than baby animals?! Daddy let us splurge on a Holland Lop that just melts my heart. She’s soft and cuddly and smells like grass. Animals have such a soft spot in my country-girl heart and rabbits probably take the cake. Plus they are easy to care for, don’t require a lot of investment (fencing, food, shelter) and can still teach the children some responsibility. On the opposite end of the spectrum of adorable babies is the book I just finished. While I’m not going through hard times compared to disease or war or divorce, it’s still easy to find struggles and difficulties among the little things…

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    A Review of – Noah Primeval (Chronicles of the Nephilim Book 1)

    Where do I start with this one?! I’m quite torn between recommending it or throwing it in the trash! It is the first in an eight book mash-up of historical, fictional and Biblical adventure with a whole bunch of romance that just blew my mind. The research Brian Godawa put into this book is incredible and the appendix attests, with 100 pages to explain the concepts behind this fictional work. It will completely surpass any understanding you had of Noah, but it feels like it did it in a good way. While it is meant to be fiction (and Mr. Godawa clearly states this is NOT how he 100% believes…

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    “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

    I love that quote! Isn’t it so true?! Well, I’ve had my nose in a book that has inspired me, thanks to a recommendation by our pastor. Now that I’m through with it I am more determined than every to make every minute count. But first for some family news! This week’s post is brief due to the fact that Baby #4 has joined us! We diverted from our usual home birth routine and spent 3 days in the hospital…a very welcome change as a nasty fever flu struck the house just before we left. Since there isn’t much energy still and Daddy isn’t much of a reader, we are…