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Best Holiday Books for Kids

It’s almost that time of year again.  Hanukkah lights, Christmas lights, latkes, and cookies are everywhere! It’s my favorite time of year.  There is something in the air that brings out kindness and happiness in everyone.  I love curling up with a good book- especially if I can read the books to my kids.  Holiday classics are some of my favorites and we have included a list of our favorites below for both Christmas and Hanukkah. Continue reading “Best Holiday Books for Kids”

25 Bookish Stocking Stuffers

The Best of the Black Friday Sales

Black Friday Deals and Steals!

It’s Black Friday, Y’all! I love to shop, but I really don’t like this particular day. I don’t like to shop in crowds, so I do must of my shopping online for Black Friday. Luckily, most retailers have caught on and let people like me shop deals online. Yay!! So, this Friday I’ll be snuggling up with my computer in bed and ordering the following items (or at least contemplating them!) Jackie weighed in on her picks too – so don’t think I’m going nuts here!

Some of these are book related and some are just for fun. Hopefully, you will like our round-up of Black Friday Sales! Continue reading “The Best of the Black Friday Sales”

25 Bookish Stocking Stuffers

How Personality Typing Greatly Enhanced My Marriage

Learn how personality types affect every relationship you have. Knowing your own type will build higher self awareness and increase your understand of how you take in the world.

I’m coming up on my 9 year wedding anniversary and I can safely say two things. I love my husband now more than I did on the day we got married and our relationship is far more complicated than it used to be. Both of those statements are true and interconnected. Marriage in your 20s is like playing house; marriage in your 30s with 2 kids and a mortgage is real life. Tough decisions come up every day, tensions run high on lack of sleep and stress can bring out the worst in people. BUT, it is these moments of tension and stress that strengthen and grow a marriage. All you need are tools in place to help you succeed and work together. Enter personality typing and, more specifically, Anne Bogel’s new book Reading People. Continue reading “How Personality Typing Greatly Enhanced My Marriage”

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16 Epic Reads for the Holidays

16 Epic Reads to get you through the harsh winter.

It’s that time of year again.  The leaves start to fall from the trees, the weather starts to get colder, the throw blankets become more than decorations.  It is always this time of year that the big books call to me.  You know the ones- those epic reads that seem daunting the rest of the year. When there is a big comfy chair and a warm fire, those hunks of books don’t seem so intimidating.

Kirsten and I have decided to give you a list of our favorite LONG reads.  For the purposed of this post, we will consider that to be any book over 500 pages.  Some of these whoppers are close the 1,000 pages so be warned.  However, the time it takes to read these books is well worth it in the end.  After all, some stories just can’t be abbreviated. Every book that we have on this list is 5 stars in our opinion. Continue reading “16 Epic Reads for the Holidays”