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Recent favorite books

I’ve recently read a bunch of books that I really liked. I read a ton and a few of them were duds (John Grisham, The Associate, where was the ending!) but for the most part I really liked what I read the last couple of months. And they were an eclectic group, I read Angela’s Ashes because my son read it for school and liked it and then a few that were recommended in Glamour magazine. What were some of your favorite books? I’d love to add them to my very long list! The Wind through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel – I loved these books when they first came out. But then they started coming out with too much time in between it was hard to keep up and you forgot little details from the previous book that you read 2-3 years ago. This is a great stand alone story and brings you right back to your favorite group of friends. The Age of Miracles – I like to read books about the world changing or ending like The Road. This book is like that with a very interesting premise. It’s interesting to imagine the world ending and how people will react. Some people hated the ending or lack of ending but I liked it. The Fault in our Stars – I loved this book, it was my favorite of the bunch. The writing is sweet and witty. It reminded me a little of The Lovely Bones (another Favorite). A sad story but one that makes you smile while you are crying. The characters are great and...

Lazy Summer Days

As you can probably tell from our lack of blog posts we’ve either been really busy or really lazy. I’m going with busy. Oddly we spend our time from May-July designing for Christmas. We’ve recently completed about 100 new Christmas cards for various stationery sites. I finally am taking a breather and enjoying the summer. I love summer when the kids are off of school, no more field trip forms, checks for yearbooks or geography projects. But sometimes it is hard to come up with something to do with the kids that does not involve lots of money. We love going to the beach, movies and amusement parks but between gas, parking, food and activities it is usually a $100 day. So until we win the lottery we have to fill most of our days with fun cheap activities. Here are a few of the things we like doing: 1. Swimming – my kids love swimming and want to swim everyday. Luckily my parents live down the street and have a pool. Bring some popsicles and let the kids swim for a couple of hours. Most cities have public pools that you can join for the summer for a reasonable cost. 2. Park – try a new park and bring lots of snacks, water and packed lunches. You can also bring your scooters or bikes for even more fun. 3. Go for a hike – we are lucky to live next to a beautiful park. Go early so it is not too hot. 4. Lemonade stand – My daughter and her friends decided to raise money to go see...