Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

Our Favorite Kindle Apps For Kids

We've got a list of our favorite kindle apps for kids!

Last month we declared the Amazon Kindle Fire for Kids the best electronic device for our children. Since that post, we’ve gotten many requests from people saying that they have the Kindle but struggle to pick the best apps in the bunch. We wanted to share our favorites kindle apps with you and trust me, after suffering through this last week home with a flu-sick child, I have LOADS of experience in what apps are both fun and educational. Continue reading “Our Favorite Kindle Apps For Kids”

Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

Local Literary Watering Hole: Main Point Books in Wayne, PA

Main Point Books Entrance

I had the pleasure of visiting Main Point Books in Wayne a few weeks ago.  It is a lovely book store that is right in the heart of Wayne’s shopping district.  It is pretty and bright with so many little nooks to sit and read.  The hour I spent in there  passed in the blink of an eye.

I love book stores. I could spend all day walking between the shelves with the smell of paper all around me.  Book stores are becoming less abundant than they once were.  While I would say that in general this is a bad thing, I think it has forced book stores to become more than they once were.  Main Point Books in Wayne has everything you could want in a store. Continue reading “Local Literary Watering Hole: Main Point Books in Wayne, PA”

Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

Essential Oils for Your Every Day Life


I have been interested in essential oils for a while and wondered if I would be able to use them in my every day life.  I have heard great things about how essential oils can help in so many ways. I was interested in how I could make my house smell better without burning chemicals (AKA candles).  I hoped to make healthier beauty products and cleaning products and hoped I could find natural ways to help growing pains and soothe muscle aches. When we came up with our 2018 Reading Challenge, it was the perfect opportunity to give it a try.  I did a lot of research into which book to buy, which oils to buy and how I wanted to use my oils.

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Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

What Would Your Favorite Literary Couples Give Each Other for Valentine’s Day?

Literary Couples Gift Guide

This Valentine’s Day, Jackie and I wanted to have a little fun. Don’t ask us what started the conversation –neither of us remember–but we ended up discussing what our favorite literary couples would end up purchasing for each other for Valentine’s day if they were around today. Some of the ideas we came up with were pretty funny and we thought we’d make them into a post for you to enjoy!  Continue reading “What Would Your Favorite Literary Couples Give Each Other for Valentine’s Day?”

Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

What We Learned Our First Year Blogging + Giveaway

Lessons Learned Our First Year Blogging

Holy Cow! We’ve had a blog for one whole year!!! We can’t believe how far we have come in this first year of blogging. What started on a whim, Jackie and I literally thought up the idea and had it launched within a week, has turned into a passion project. We have loved getting to know our readers, exploring our city, and refining reading preferences over this past year. We wanted to share a little about what we have learned about blogging – both general tips and technical ones – and also celebrate with a giveaway for YOU! If you aren’t interested in the tips – scroll to the bottom for a chance to win one of the hottest new releases and a killer pair of earrings. Continue reading “What We Learned Our First Year Blogging + Giveaway”