Archive | August, 2018

Wednesday Words

29 Aug

39 New Funny Quotes You’re Going To Love
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Book Review-The Cost Of Betrayal

28 Aug


The Cost of Betrayal contains three stories, and is a collaboration between Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason.  Each novella follows the theme of betrayal, and is packed with plenty of intrigue and action.

Summary: Dee Henderson’s Betrayed follows the story of Janelle Roberts-a young woman falsely accused of killing her ex-boyfriend.  Jailed for six years of a twenty-year sentence, she has no idea that help is about to come from a very unlikely source.
Retired detective Ann Falcon’s investigative juices are piqued when she buys a collection of small items from an auction and uncovers some unusual pieces.  Could she have inadvertently discovered a murder weapon?  If so, can she and her FBI husband Paul solve a murder mystery?  And what will this all mean for Janelle?
Thoughts:  I loved this book.  Every detail was thought out so thoroughly, the plot was fascinating, and I enjoyed the new characters of Janelle and Greg so much, I am hoping Dee will write more books including them.  Ann and Paul appear in previous books, and although it is not necessary to have read those books, understanding the backstory of those characters does make for a richer read of this book.

Summary: In Dani Pettrey’s Deadly Isle, Tennyson Kent is being betrayed in the most impossible way.  With danger around every corner, she has no choice but to rely on Callen Frost-the man who has betrayed her trust the most.  Why is someone out to destroy everything she loves, and will she be able to forgive Callen’s past mistakes?
Thoughts: This story is completely action-packed.  From the very beginning, major events are happening, and they don’t stop until the very end.  If you are looking for some fast-paced action-this is definitely the story for you!

Summary: In Lynette Eason’s Code of Ethics, surgeon Ruthie St. John is used to saving lives, but when she unexpectedly saves Detective Isaac Martinez from being murdered in the hospital, she finds herself in a race against time to prove just who is betraying the local police department.  Who can Ruthie and Isaac trust as they search for the truth?
Thoughts:  This was a fun book to read.  I really enjoyed the characters, the storyline, and all of the twists and turns.  Characters in this book have appeared in the Blue Justice series, and I enjoyed this one so much, I have the first book of the series on my stack to read next!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and would highly recommend reading it-especially if you are a fan of any of these authors, or just enjoy lots of action with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure.

A big thank you to Bethany House for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!

 

Wednesday Words

22 Aug

We could all use a little bit of time for stillness. Moments where we simply just sit. It could be on a meditation pillow with intention, or it could be on the front patio with the dog. Still, with no need to walk, jog, read, look at our phone, or create conversation. Time when we can become aware of our thoughts and feelings and reconnect with what is truly important in life.
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Love Layout

21 Aug

For today’s layout, I was determined to use up this love sticker for the title.  I think it kind of threw off my design, and I kept trying to add more black to the rest of the layout to balance it, but not so sure I succeeded.  I like how the embellishment clusters turned out, but not really the title area.  But, I still wanted to share it-I really love this picture of The Girlio, and not every layout is going to be my favorite, right?
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Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Letter Stickers: Amy Tan (Love), Pink Paislee (black words), Pink Fresh (white and pink words); Enamel Dots and Stars: Twine and Ink; Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (sparkling clear)

Card Monday

20 Aug

Today I am sharing two simple cards I made using some leftovers on my desk:
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Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Letter Stickers: Pink Paislee; Word Stickers: PinkFresh Studio; Star and Dots: Twine+Ink; Arrows: Freckled Fawn; Card Stock: American Crafts

Wednesday Words

15 Aug

10 Inspiring Quotes That Will Make You Want To Travel The World (Part IV) - 99TravelTips99TravelTips
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Repurposing Project Life Cards Pt.6

14 Aug

Today I am sharing five of the embellished Project Life cards I made using my PL core kit.
Here they are:
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Supplies: Fine and Dandy Project Life kit; Letter Stickers: October Afternoon; Star Stickers: Super Fun World; Cork Stickers: Studio Calico; Gems: Kaiser Craft; Other: Punches
I had so much fun making these, and I really like the results!