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Make It Yours // Book Review

This post contains affiliate links.  Since moving to the Netherlands and leaving most of my craft gear behind, oh and adding another little one to the mix, I’ve been much less crafty than normal. Yellow Owl Workshop’s Make it Yours grabbed my attention with the idea of making your own Delft blue pottery! The book […]

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The Illustrated Book of Sayings // Book Review & Giveaway

“Oh! You’ve got chicken skin” says another mother to me on the school playground. I stare at her blankly.  Turns out she is talking about my goosebumps and thinks I should have worn my jacket. Later, I’m using Google Translate to help me understand a WhatsApp conversation and find the phrase “it was like an angel […]

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Santa’s Beard Book // Review & Giveaway

We’ve unpacked the Christmas decorations already this season.  We did not bring many of our decorations with us but the holiday books all came along. The books are able to transport us into so many fun holiday worlds, and inspire many great crafts for the littles. They are truly my most favorite thing to unpack! This year […]

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Photographs From the Edge // Book Review

Photographs From the Edge combines the beautiful photos of nature photographer Art Wolfe with his insights on how he captured each of the photos. This is a wonderful book to add to a travel or photo book collection. Sure, it makes a great coffee table book, but it’s so much more! As a traveler I was inspired […]

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Hello Bicycle // Book Review

I never thought I would be someone who was obsessed with bikes. . .but, then we moved to the Netherlands. My anniversary gift, two days after we moved to Delft, was a new bicycle. In late November I received another bicycle, a cargo bike, as an early Christmas gift. Our bike fleet at the house […]

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Wonderland Adult Coloring Book // Book Review

Coloring is one of my favorite activities. When “adult coloring” became a thing it quickly became a go-to quiet activity to do with the boys.  Wonderland by Amily Shen is a coloring book inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy this coloring book.  Wonderland is quickly becoming […]

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Green Smoothies // Book Review

Green Smoothies, a product of Ten Speed Press, did not make me a smoothie addict. It’s 66 recipes and 7-day detox plan made this a comprehensive treatment of the subject but the book failed to change the paradigm in my kitchen. The recipes are easy to use. Each has pictures of the approximate amount of […]

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Happy Cooking by Giada // Book Review

  Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count . . . Without Stressing Out is the latest work by Giada De Laurentiis, the Food Network’s darling Italian chef. The cookbook boasts nearly 200 recipes but I found the boasting less than warranted. Spread across 312 pages, those 200 recipes are excessively punctuated by photo after photo of […]

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