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Today, I am linking up with Amber of Mr. Thomas and Me and Rachel A. Dawson for Collaboreads. Each month Amber and Rachel select a category and on the last Monday of the month, anyone who participated posts a review on the book they read. This is my first time participating. Amber and Rachel provide […]

10 Things I’m Thankful for This Year.

If I’m being honest, 2015 hasn’t been the easiest year. My husband’s mother passed away in July. My grandfather passed away a few weeks later. With the holidays approaching, another wave of grief hits us, our family members, and others who have lost loved ones. Knowing that this year will be different. Experiencing things for […]

Five Finds Friday (Part Two)

I’m back for a second round of Five Finds Friday. This week has been crazy busy and it won’t be slowing down this weekend or anytime soon with the holidays just around the corner. However, I am looking forward to everything that comes with this busy season. Remember to check out the blogs of those […]

101 in 1001.

I am participating in Day Zero Project’s 101 things in 1,001 days. This challenge is all about setting 101 goals and finishing them in 1,001 days. It is a happy medium between a to-do list and a bucket list. Bucket lists are great. In fact, I have one. The only problem with them is there […]

Sherlock’s Adoptiversary.

If you don’t like dogs, you might want to skip this post. A little over a year ago, Jonathon and I decided we wanted to get a dog. We had originally planned to wait longer before we got one. We had only been married for about 5 months and were living in a small apartment. […]

Five Finds Friday.

Two blogs I’ve been reading (Taylor Schumann – Schmusings¬†and Holly Paulette) do a link-up on Fridays called Five Finds Friday and I thought I’d join in on the fun. Head on over to their blogs to read about their finds. ūüôā Funny. Okay, I know this is probably nothing new to many of you, but […]


The library is closed today for Veteran’s Day so I’m currently sitting in Starbucks planning and reading. I love relaxing mornings like this and I thought I’d let you in on what’s currently going on. CURRENTLY Reading… Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined¬† – Stephenie Meyer I know some people love Twilight and others love to […]


So some of you may have noticed that I have described myself as a healthy eating and fitness wanna-be. I so badly want to eat healthy and get fit, but I have a lot of trouble with consistency. I have often wondered why some people (like my husband) don’t have much of an issue with […]

October Reads.

I’ve enjoyed reading since I was a little girl. I can remember my grandma¬†taking me to the library’s summer reading program every year and taking home the reading chart to see how many books I could finish that summer. My aunt was the librarian in my small hometown and she would let me stay with […]


Hi. My name is Brooke and this is my very first blog post. Ever. When considering starting a blog, I had many fears.¬†My life isn’t interesting enough. No one will want to read about my day to day life. What if no one reads it? But then I realized I shouldn’t let these fears stop […]