Monthly Archives: August 2022

Rose of Sharon Bushes are going crazy with flowers!

The flowers keep coming on our 17 Rose of Sharon bushes. They are so beautiful that I had to share some more new photos of all the flowers that have sprouted and they keep coming and coming again. There appears … Continue reading

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A Trip to the mountains – North Conway New Hampshire!

We recently took a trip to the mountains to North Conway, New Hampshire to visit family who were camping nearby. The weather was finally cooler and beautiful in the 70’s and low 80’s. It was a refreshing change from the … Continue reading

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Do you have a good book to read this summer?

I read about 7-9 books a month. How many do you read? There are millions of books to choose from online. I will never be able to read them all in my lifetime. But I am doing my best. Since … Continue reading

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New Additions to our Saltwater Tank!

We have some new additions to our saltwater tank to share. Some fish have short lives and we replace them with new fish. We have 16 fish in our 92 gallon tank at the moment. We recently added a basslet … Continue reading

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Hottest Summer on Record for New Hampshire! Even the birds are feeling the heat!

This summer has been so hot that we can’t even go out on our deck to eat dinner like we always have done in past summers. We have had some torrential rain from time to time but because it is … Continue reading

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Abby & Holly Series Books 1-6 for MG/PT/YA – Magic/Ghosts/Haunted House/Time Travel!

This series is perfect for middle-graders, preteens and young adults looking for some fun adventures, magic, mystery, ghosts, haunted house, time travel and more. There are six books in this enjoyable series about two cousins who are more than relatives, … Continue reading

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Magic/Mystery/Fun Adventures with Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Books 1-6 – a multi-award-winning series!

Looking for that special series for your middle-graders/preteens/young adults? Summer is flying by but there is still time to do plenty of reading. This is a multi-award-winning series with 11 book awards – 5 Pinnacle Book Awards, 3 Readers’ Favorite … Continue reading

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Drystan the Dragon and Friends Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day won a Runners-up Award from Top Shelf Awards!

I am excited to announce that Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day won a Runners-up Award from Top Shelf Awards! It is so thrilling to see one of my books honored like … Continue reading

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 4: The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog – won a First Place Book Award with Top Shelf Awards!

I am so thrilled and excited to announce that Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 4: The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog won First Place in Young Adult Mystery Genre in Top Shelf Awards! I am doing my … Continue reading

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Rose of Sharon are Gorgeous!

I look forward each year to the blooming of our 17 Rose of Sharon bushes all around our house. They are absolutely the most beautiful sight each year. Many of our neighbors walk by to gaze at them especially when … Continue reading

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