Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday five....

A recommendation if you have a preteen or teen...
Somerset Studios puts out incredible magazines. They're pricey, but I feel like they are worth every penny. Buying one of these magazines is one of those little things that I do to treat myself.

Well, this week, we got the premiere issue of NEW GENERATION...Bella Grace.

It's the same style magazine as Bella Grace but for ages 12-18. 

I love the message behind Bella Grace and that flows throughout New Generation, too.

It's all about living a positive, beautiful life and making the world better for yourself and all those around you. It's filled with beautiful images, powerful text, and thought-provoking worksheets. 

There is so much negative energy in the world. I love seeing (and being able to buy) something to help counter that for my daughter. 

What do we think about this look???
I've only seen this look a couple of times, but both times, it really caught my eye and I debated whether or not I could pull off the look.

Wearing a dress or top as a duster style...
^^^The first time I saw it. ^^^
It was this look on LaurieBelles Boutique website. 
(which I adore...such cute clothes and shoes).
Her look is actually a dress that she's wearing as a duster.

Then I saw this one a few days later...
^^^This is actually a 'top' from Versona. ^^^

I don't know. I'm really liking the look on the models, and am REALLY tempted to buy both pieces. 
BUT am not sure I'd actually be brave enough to pull it off.
What do you guys think??

 Advise me...LOL

Something fun...

We lived in England for two years when my husband was active duty in the Air Force. During that time, we got to spend 36 amazing hours in Paris. Honestly, there is no other city in the world like it. I absolutely fell in love. 

So, when I had a friend talking about this book on Instagram, I had to go check it out. 

It's gorgeous. 
Part photography...
part sketchbook...
part journal...
It's all beautiful and just a fun book to sit down and peruse. 
I really love it.

A Paris Year by Janice MacLeod

A new favorite read...

Point of Contact by Melanie Hansen
You can find my full review with story blurb and buy links where I rated the book an A+....HERE.

I love a book that plays with my emotions. This one does bigtime. Coming from a military family...hubby is retired AF, son is active duty AF, the emotions hit me throughout the book...I cried tears in the first chapter and the last chapter and pretty much throughout...but it has a happy ending that I loved and definitely made the emotional journey so worth it. 

I loved this book.

Such a powerful rendition and video...
of This is Me by Shoshana Bean featuring Travis Wall.

Everything about this video...
the music...
the message...
the visuals...
So perfect!

Just beautiful!

Friday, March 23, 2018

When Love Comes Back release day!!!

When the Mission Ends series is BACK with book #5, When Love Comes Back....

When Love Comes Back is a standalone second chance at love story. It features the veterinarian, Felicia Parks who was introduced in When Love Intrudes. Her hero is the new wing commander at the local Air Force base, but they have a history and a lot of hurt between them.

I love second chance at love stories, and I hope you enjoy Gage and Felicia's rocky road to happily ever after...

Story Description:

He was her biggest mistake.

She was his biggest regret.

Once upon a time Felicia Parks and Gage Winston were each other’s everything. But one drunken night, Gage ruined it all and broke Felicia’s heart.

That was a long time ago and they’ve both moved on, never expecting to see one another again.

But as the new wing commander at the local Air Force base, Gage finds something on this assignment that he never expected...his first love.

The problem...she’s in love with someone else.

Fate can be a lover’s best friend, but karma can be a vengeful enemy....

And a dangerous obsession threatens it all.

Note: While this is Book #5 in the When the Mission Ends series, this book is easily read as a stand-alone novel.


He gently brushed back the strands of her hair floating across her face in the breeze. “Well, the work obviously agrees with you.” His gaze dropped to her lips, and her breath quickened. “You radiate happiness tonight. I’ve missed seeing you this happy.” It seemed perfectly natural for him to brush his thumb over the fullness of her bottom lip.
She had been breathing too fast, and now, she could barely breathe at all. He seemed on the cusp...of something.
“Wh—what are you doing?” she asked, her voice barely there, afraid to break the spell woven by the candlelight and the soft breeze blowing. It would be so easy to lean over and feel his lips on hers one more time. She’d missed him so much.
“Remembering just how good it was between us,” he said, his tone low and serious. “I’d forgotten what it was like to see real joy on your face. I haven’t seen it since I’ve been back, but tonight, I saw you happy. He doesn’t do that for you.”
        Oh, shit.