Book Review-Relative Silence

12 Jul

Relative Silence is a contemporary suspense novel written by Carrie Stuart Parks.

Summary: Piper Boone grew up in a powerful and well-respected family. But ever since her daughter disappeared 15 years ago, Piper has lived in a fog of grief-surviving just one day at a time.

But when a new tragedy strikes, Piper is forced to examine her family’s true intentions. What really happened 15 years ago? And how is it connected to the present? Can Piper discover the truth before it’s too late?

My Thoughts: This book is fantastic. There are interesting characters, plenty of subplots, and the suspense and action are superb. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would definitely buy it-which is the highest praise I can give to any book. In fact, I think I could read it again right now, which I never say.

This is the second book I have read by Carrie Stuart Parks, and neither have disappointed-so, SO good!!!

Check this one out-if you enjoy mystery and suspense-this one’s definitely for you.

As always, I would like to thank Thomas Nelson for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!

*Please note: this book will be released on July 14, 2020.

Happy Weekend!

11 Jul

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Kid Craft Friday

10 Jul

Well, I finally spent some time ironing perlers-the projects were stacking up.

And, of course, there are already more to iron.

BUT, I thought I would at least show you the latest and greatest of the kids’ creations!

The Little Guy
Fireworks:

Gingerbread House:

The Girlio
Unicorn and Sword:

Rainbow Star:


And my niece came over and made:

Everyone’s getting in on the action I guess! ­čÖé

Perler has just come out with a new product called caps, so I predict there will be a lot of those projects coming in the future. Stay tuned!

Pinterest Thursday-GF/DF Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars Pt. 2

9 Jul
Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie® Treats-used dairy-free choc. chips

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Back in May, I posted that I tried this recipe. It was good, but not quite good enough for me, so I thought I would re-post with a few of the changes I made. Now this recipe tastes REALLY good.

I didn’t like that I couldn’t taste the peanut butter enough. I was using natural peanut butter, so I switched back to regular. Also, I added about 3/4 cup of peanut butter (instead of 1/2) to the marshmallow mixture. I also tripled the amount of peanut butter in the chocolate layer-from one tablespoon to three. This made a BIG difference in the peanut butter flavor.

It can be kind of tough when using dairy-free chocolate chips as they have a pretty strong flavor, but the extra peanut butter (and using regular) really made a difference. These are SO good!!!

I am glad I tried them again, because this is definitely a recipe to add to the rotation now!

Wednesday Words

8 Jul
Actually - - - - > > you can change your PRESENT by changing your attitude - - - - > >

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