Bookish Questions – What book is on your nightstand now?

What book is on your nightstand now? I like a little light reading before bed, so I usually keep a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book on my nightstand.  They seem to be the perfect type of book to relax me. I’m currently reading Nancy Drew #16 Clue of the Tapping Heels. What’s on your Read More …

Lydia’s Baby Quilt

Anna just made a quilt for her friend Lydia’s baby, Daniela.  It’s a scrappy rail fence pattern with a clean grey border. I personally love a good scrappy quilt, and baby quilts are a great way to use up some of those novelty prints in your stash. Anna also hand quilts all of her projects.  Read More …

Coffee Talk – Email’s Out

Welcome to Coffee Talk! Grab your favorite drink and sit down for a spell. Email’s Out This week been an interesting one at the office.  We had Monday off for Memorial Day. Tuesday was a bit busier, with some of the new freshmen on campus for orientation, but I’ve been bored out of my mind Read More …

#Project52 – Negative Space

This week’s #EverydayProject52 photography challenge was negative space.  For that, I went with my go-to photography subjects- flowers.  I love being able to take photos of flowers, they’re beautiful without any effort from me, and I can usually get some great negative space in closeups. Do you love taking photos of your kids? Landscapes? Flowers? Read More …

Bookish Questions – Least favorite genre?

What is your least favorite genre? For me, Romance is probably the fictional genre I like least.  I don’t mind a romance, if it’s well written, but I find that most romance novels are full of tropes and unnecessary sex scenes. Actually, quite a few of the books I’ve read in the last few years Read More …

Book It! – Fairy Tales Retold

The month of May has been great for reading. I feel like I’ve finished tons of books, and I’m well on my way to completing my goal of 52 books this year. I’m actually a lot further ahead than I thought I would be. The Lunar Chronicles I recent read all 5 books in The Read More …

Coffee Talk – New Designs

There are lots of strange things going on on the interwebs this week. So grab your favorite beverage and join in on the chat. A New Design I recently updated the design of the website from the one I’ve been using since the beginning (with a few minor design modifications as I went) to something Read More …

#Project52 – Nature

I was supposed to write up a post with photos from nature for this week’s #EverydayProject52 post. But when I got home, I found out that our outside kitten, Geordi, died today. Matt found him out by the road. So, I don’t feel much like sharing photos of bright flowers. Instead, I thought I would Read More …

The Lunar Chronicles – A Review

The Lunar Chronicles are a series of 6 books written by Marissa Meyer.  The books take place in the distant future (100+ years after the 4th world war).  The 4 main books in the series: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter are retellings of the traditional fairy tales Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow Read More …