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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Crafting Happiness #176

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Ch#176

Junk Journal Cluster 


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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Crafting Happiness #175

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Ch# 175

Sunny Days 


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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

#37 Reading Challenge 2024

#37 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
eBook & Audiobook
5 stars
Started Apr 28
Finished Mar 3 


Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes
(A Rose Gardner Mystery #1)

 💕
Finally, a book I didn't want to put down until it's over. I only had a few minutes to read each day, and it was killing me that I couldn't just sit in my rocking chair at home and read until it was finished. But alas, there's that 10 hour work day thing that makes clothes washing, and other household duties come first. Oh well. One day I'll retire... again.

Great book. Loved it! Loved the visions, the growth, the mystery, the suspense, the playful parts and especially MUFFY! .... I'm so going to read book #2 soon. It better be just as good. LOL I need a string of good books for a while!!  Any suggestions?



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Monday, May 13, 2024

#36 Reading Challenge 2024

#36 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
eBook
Started Feb 26
Finished Feb 27


In the Deluge
...Poetry that Flows
by Dana Lockhart


I love poetry. Don't read a lot of poetry books anymore, but I enjoy it when I do. This book though was full or heartache and sadness. The author must have been going through a really hard time, which makes me sad for her.



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Sunday, May 12, 2024

#35 Reading Challenge 2024

#35 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
Audiobook
 stars
Started Apr 26 
 


Beforelife
by Randal Grham

First of all, this is not the kind of book I would normally read. But every now and then I have to grab something completely different than the same old stuff. 

Second of all, I believe God created heaven and earth, that Jesus Christ is His only Son who paid for our sins, and that the Holy Spirit lives within me everyday.

All of that being said, that doesn't mean I don't enjoy the occasional book with different ideas. It's interesting to see how other people view life and the life after. Their ideas don't threaten me or send me into fits of anger or feeling like I have to push what I believe through their skull with a hammer.

I enjoy reading Harry Potter. Do I believe all of that is real? No, but it doesn't mean I can't enjoy a good story.

Well, this book was interesting. I didn't like some of their ideas. I didn't like taking the Lord's name in vain (because I love God, and want Him to be respected)..... but I couldn't finish this book. I cringe when someone cusses with God's name involved. I just don't like it. I'd rather not hear Him talked about that way. It hurts me to hear His name thrown around like it's meaningless. I love God, and respect Him. Doesn't mean you have to, but it does mean I don't have to read things that I don't want to read.

I politely returned the book. It was a great idea, and I can see how it was going to be very interesting and enjoyable, but I just couldn't keep reading how they referred to the God I love. If that part wasn't in there, I probably would have kept reading.

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

Crafting Happiness #174

Hi! Thank you so much to those who linked up last week
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Ch# 174

Blooms or Birds 


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Have a blessed day!

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Friday, May 10, 2024

#34 Reading Challenge 2024

#34 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
eBook
 Started Apr 15 



The Shop Around the Corner
(Sweet Tea & A Southern Gentleman Book #2)
by Anne-Marie Meyer

I can't do it. A new storyline... right away. I was hoping answers hanging from the first book would be completed first. I'm sorry, but I'm in one of those moods where I have no patience. Get on with it already. ....sigh...



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Thursday, May 9, 2024

#33

#33 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
eBook
Started Apr 13
Finished Apr 14


The Inn on Harmony Island
(Sweet Tea & A Southern Gentleman #1)
by Anne-Marie Meyer

I thought this was really good. 💕
But I didn't like that the book didn't finish the story at the end... it was a cliffhanger. Sometimes that makes it more exciting to read the next one, but in this case, I was not happy leaving so many questions unanswered. Still, though, it was a good book.



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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

#32 Reading Challenge 2024

#32 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
eBook
 Started April 12
Finished April 14 



Meadow Falls
by Carolyn Brown

Ehhh... I think I'm in a slump here. 
Need something different for a while.


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Founder & Design Team, Crafting Happiness Challenges

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

#31 Reading Challenge 20

#31 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
eBook
 stars
Started Apr 9 
Finished Apr 11 


Murder She Sang
(A Gemma Becker Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery #1)
by Hazel Smith

Cute. Reminded me of watching "The Love Boat" decades ago. Wasn't riveting. Wasn't suspenseful. But was cute.



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Monday, May 6, 2024

#30 Reading Challenge 2024

#30 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
eBook
Started Apr 6 
Finished Apr 7 


The Beach House
(South Carolina Sunsets Book #1)
by Rachel Hanna

Ehhh.
Not as good as more current books of hers I've read.
Didn't really find it believable either, but I guess that's the storyline she wanted to pursue. 


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:) Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy
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Sunday, May 5, 2024

#29 Reading Challenge 2024

#29 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
eBook
Started Apr 5 
Finished Apr 7 


Starting Over
(Whisky Ridge Series #1)
by Rachel Hanna

This was a fun book. I liked the surprise changes, adjusting, more surprises, aggravation...
Gotta have some turmoil sometimes to make life interesting. 


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:) Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy
Founder & Design Team, Crafting Happiness Challenges

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Crafting Happiness #173

Hi! Thank you so much to those who linked up last week
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Ch# 173 

E is for Elephants 



Thanks for sharing your creations with us.
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Have a blessed day!

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Founder & Design Team, Crafting Happiness Challenges

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

#28 for 2024 Reading Challenge

#28 of 52 for 2024 Reading Challenge
eBook
 Started April 1
Finished April 5



Always a Bridesmaid
by Rachell Hanna
(Whiskey Ridge #4)

Another lovely book I enjoyed. 💕
Even though this is the #4 book in a series, I've not read the first 3. Oh well. It sure didn't take away any of the warm fuzzy feelings I got reading this wonderful story of 2 people falling in love.... even if they take a while to admit it. Good read. Read it. What are you waiting for? :)

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