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Book Chat: Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch

One of the perks of (past-tense) working in the publishing industry is knowing people behind the scenes of cool new books… especially when your former co-workers are awesome people who still send you new titles that they know you will love! Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch: 30 Daring Designs to Celebrate Daring Women, by Anna Fleiss and Lauren… Continue reading Book Chat: Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch

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Book Chat: The Four Tendencies

It’s been a little while since we’ve had some book chat, but what better time than a Monday morning after a holiday? I love Gretchen Rubin so of course I had to read her latest book about habits! The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other… Continue reading Book Chat: The Four Tendencies

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Book Chat: Sentimental Crafting

Who’s up for some impromptu book chat? I just read two crafting books with similar themes of sentimental sewing projects and can’t help but share! Both books feature cameo quilts, which is what set off the lightbulb to do a double review! Making something useful instead of storing sentimental things like fabric or artwork appeals… Continue reading Book Chat: Sentimental Crafting

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Book Chat: The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

Whenever the seasons start to change, I always find myself on a purging bender… so Marie Kondo’s latest book came into my life at exactly the right moment! (She would say that’s no coincidence.) Ready for some Monday morning book chat? Next up… The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story, written by Marie… Continue reading Book Chat: The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

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Book Chat: Jane of Austin

What’s better on a Monday morning than book chat? This one pairs especially well with tea and scones. Next up… Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility, by Hillary Manton Lodge “Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.” ― Jane… Continue reading Book Chat: Jane of Austin

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7th Blogiversary!

Tomorrow marks my 7th blogiversary… wow! Since 2010 I’ve chronicled my “adult” life… starting out as a newly married librarian, to my health saga with thyroid cancer and Crohn’s Disease, living in San Francisco for three years, way too many pictures of my cats, moving to Tennessee three years ago, building our first house in Franklin,… Continue reading 7th Blogiversary!