Tag Archives: Books


Fall Reading List

Today, I thought it would be fun to share my Fall Reading List with you!

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What Do You Do In The Summertime?

Do you ever sing this song to your kids or grandkids…Oh What Do You Do In The Summertime?  I love this song and it is fun to think of all the wonderful, fun things that you can do!   I thought it would be fun to share just a few things that we have done already!  We have been having so much fun this summer and we have our summer bucket list all ready to go…how about you?what do you do in the summertime? Continue reading


Father’s Day File Folder Books

If this is my dad or my husband, please do not read this post!

I made these fun file folder books for Father’s Day and so I decided that I would share them with you today.  They are really pretty easy to put together, so if you still need a last minute idea for a gift, you could still make one of these!


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File Folder Memory Books

I don’t know if many of you know that I used to own a scrapbook store called “Forget Me Not Scrapbooking Co.”  I closed my shop several years ago and I have not really done much scrapbooking since then.  But then, my children are all married and out of the house, so I don’t have as many events to scrapbook any more!    I love to do my “Smash journal” and I love all scrapbooking products and use them for all kinds of paper crafting projects but just have not done much in the way of scrapbooks.

 A couple of weeks ago our local Archiver’s was hosting a Heidi Swapp File folder class and so I decided to take it just for fun!   Boy was that a mistake, (but a good mistake!)  I am hooked on making these little mini books and I love the look of these sweet things!


I made these for gifts and I can hardly wait for an excuse to make more of these!  I have several ideas in mind, including some for Father’s Day, baby books, and they make great birthday gifts or would be perfect for a wedding gift!

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Sweet Valentines Recipe Book

Can I just start off today by saying that my husband has been gone for 2 weeks and I am sooo glad that he is back home again.  I enjoyed the break of no cooking, going out to lunch, playing and shopping with friends, for about a week or 10 days, but then it gets lonely being here by myself and I was more than ready for him to come home and take care of all the everyday stuff .  I really missed his friendship and his companionship!  So welcome home honey!

Today I have a fun little review of a cookbook that I love!  This is not a sponsored post, it is just something that I wanted to share with you because it is one of my favorite recipe books!  I said that it is a sweet Valentines recipe book, because:

It is called: Cooking for Two by Debbie G. Harman


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Ikea Book Shelves (Spice Racks)

I don’t know how many of you have seen on Pinterest or out there in blog land, these spice racks from Ikea used as a book shelf. Well, I saw the idea about a year ago and I have literally been waiting that long to get some!  They have been back ordered, in stock and out again for over a year!  My cute neighbor, Susan, called me last week and said that she was at Ikea and they had some in stock and did I want her to pick some up for me!  Don’t you just love friends that watch out for you!

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Fun Halloween Books

I love children’s books and I have two that we get out to read every year for Halloween.  My grandchildren love these two; the boys love,

“Frank was a Monster who wanted to Dance.”

Written and Illustrated by Keith Graves

It is a monstrously funny, deliciously disgusting, horrifyingly hilarious story of a monster who follows his dream.

The illustrations in this book are delightfully wacky!

The girls love this darling book by Mary Engelbreit,

“Queen of Halloween”

It tells about how Ann Estelle is ready for a Halloween night on the town, but Halloween can also be a little bit scary.  Will Ann Estelle be brave enough to ring the bell of the spookiest house in  town?

Of course the illustrations in the book are darling.

This book also includes a paper doll of Ann Estelle, so that is a fun little bonus!

I hope that you can spend some time this weekend reading to a child and enjoy their wonderful responses, it is so fun to see the delight in their faces as you read the story.  What are some of your favorite children’s books?