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Friday Favorites (7.1.22.)--all about the books I read in June!

  Happy Friday, friends! I'm linking up with Andrea and Erika for this blog post that is all about a favorite topic of mine—books! Click on each picture and you'll be directed to Amazon. I read four books this month because I found new shows to watch on Prime TV and Peacock! Ugh. I love and hate new shows that are really good...I love them for obvious reasons, but I hate it because it takes away from reading.  First up was Float Plan by Trish Doller. (You can read this for free on your Kindle right now with Kindle Unlimited!) This book was good. It starts out with Anna still finding her way after her fiance died. She's still grieving the loss of him and decides to honor his memory by going on the sailing trip he never got to go on. She attempts to do this on her own, by after one long and treacherous note, makes the decision to hire a professional sailor, Keane, who comes with his own emotional baggage. They never really expected to find someone and definitely weren't
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Friday Favorites, 6.24.22

  Happy Friday, friends! I'm linking up with Andrea and Erika for today's weekly blog post where a bunch of post about our favorites from the week.  This banner and screensaver for the summer are my favorite things right now. I would love to have one of those fancy art frame tvs , but there are so many things you can do with a regular smart tv to make it look like art.  We have a free app on our main selection that is called HD Screensaver or something like that with tons of choices for what you want. I change the screensavers with each season or every few weeks. The patriotic one is one of my favorites, along with one that has old houses that I use in September and October. I also mentioned before that you can find videos on YouTube that are like screensavers for your tv. Calmed By Nature is one of my favorite YouTube channels for that. My friend Tanya taught me this and I love to pass it on. I was looking for something under my bathroom sink a few days ago and came across t

Thankful Thursday

  Happy Thursday, friends! Rebecca Jo and I are back for another installment of Thankful Thursday. We'd love for you to join us! I am thankful for the dads I have in my life. I'm fortunate enough to have three! My dad, my dad-in-love and my stepdad. I get to see them all pretty regularly, which is another thing I'm thankful for. As you know, Dad comes over every Friday and I've been seeing Wiley my dad-in-love weekly, then I see Bill at church or at their house when I go out there.  They've all influenced me in the best ways throughout my life and have taught me so much. They each bring differing things into my life and though they're all different and wonderful in their own ways, one thing they have in common is that they love God and their families.  I'm thankful that Todd was able to spend last weekend doing what he loves most—working with the sheriff's department. It's his favorite thing and though technically it is "work", it is also