Archive | May, 2019

Kids’ Craft Friday

31 May

Here is one of the library art projects The Little Guy did a while back using puff paint:

Very cute. 🙂

Wednesday Words

29 May
That’s right, I’m outstanding! ☕️
pin found here

Book Review-Summer by the Tides

26 May

Summer by the Tides was written by Denise Hunter, and is a modern-day fictional novel. The book follows the story of three estranged sisters, and how they cope when a potential tragedy is staring them in the face.
Summary: Maddy, Nora, and Emma barely speak any more. Too much pain from the past, combined with an unwillingness to forgive, has fractured the family into pieces.
But when each sister gets a call that their beloved Grandmother has gone missing, they are forced to join forces (albeit reluctantly), and come up with a search and rescue plan.
Can the sisters work through the pain of the past and the present? And what has happened to their Grandmother?
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. If you are looking for a perfect summer-time read, pick this one up-it’s worth it. It might not look like it from my summary, but this book is actually quite the romantic read as well, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story line as it wove through the sisters’ past, their present, and some new beginnings for each of them.
The book is well-written, the characters are interesting and believable, and the storyline is wonderful.
I highly recommend this book, and encourage you to pick it up. I don’t often say a book is buy-worthy, but this one definitely falls into that category.
I would like to thank Thomas Nelson for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

Book Review-Spy School British Invasion

25 May

Spy School British Invasion is book six in Stuart Gibbs’ Spy School series.
Summary: Ben almost captured the leaders of SPYDER in book five, but unfortunately, they are still on the loose. Now he and his friends must travel to Europe-hoping to finally capture SPYDER’s leaders, and put an end to their evil plans. It won’t be easy, but Ben is determined to make it happen-if he doesn’t get killed in the process.
My Thoughts: I loved this book. It picks up right where book five left off, and the action never stops. Helicopters, double-crosses, explosions, and movie-worthy chase scenes across Europe only add to the excitement in this book. It is definitely worth the read, and the whole series is worth buying.
The only let-down is that I finished reading, and must patiently (or not so patiently) await the next book.
To solve my waiting woes, I am re-reading the entire series to my kids (we are currently in book three.) Even The Hubby has started listening to these on audiobook, and you know when you can find a series the entire family enjoys, you have a winner.
This book was fantastic, and I sincerely thank Simon and Schuster for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

Kids’ Craft Friday

24 May

Here is another of the library art projects the big kids did a while back:

Love how these turned out-so creative!