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As the two spend concentrated time together in the pressure cooker of war, their deepening friendship threatens to turn to love. Dorothy must resist its pull. Her bereaved father depends on her, and her heart already belongs to another man. Wyatt too has much to lose. The closer he gets to Dorothy, the more he fears his efforts to win the war will destroy everything she has ever loved.
The tense days leading up to the monumental D-Day landing blaze to life under Sarah Sundin's practiced pen with this powerful new series.
My Thoughts: I received this book free to review, but I've always enjoyed Sarah Sundin's historical fiction books, and this was no exception. Of course the ending is predictable (as with most romantic fiction novels), but I enjoy them none the less. I really felt like I was in the war with the characters, and as if they were my friends. I cared about the outcome of the battle, the war, and their relationships. Well done Sarah!
February 08, 2018
It has the ability to plug into a usb port, or take batteries for cordless use. It also has a 2x and 3x magnafication which is great for detailed makeup artistry. I also like that the whole thing swivels and tilts up or down depending on your height. It's has some very helpful qualities.
Find out my thoughts on this Shao trifold lighted mirror below:
I received this at a discount to review from Tomoson, a review program. I hope you enjoy!
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January 29, 2018
So around my birthday last year I decided to buy one that had good reviews called Grande Lash. I tried it from halloween through the first week of December and my lashes looked AMAZING...HOWEVER...it's very pricy. It's $65 for one tube of this serum. Because of this high price tag I wanted to see if there were more affordable options out there, and I found these below...
You do have to be careful with off brand items that you use on your eyes, as you don't want to injure your eyes. Some lash serums have been known to cause discoloration in your eyes if you get them in your eyes, so be sure to follow the directions to a tee! Apply a thin layer along the lash line on clean skin. I'm still testing these out, so stay tuned!
Find the possible dupes here:
I did receive these at a discount to review.
January 24, 2018
We are happy to say we have new adoption expenses in 2016 and 2017 for the adoption of our youngest son!!!
What I like about TurboTax is that with just a click you can get explanations of what tax words mean, or in which situations you would quality. It leads you to answers instead of having to scour the web for them. It's a click away. I also appreciated that they cover EVERYTHING. They lead you through income and can even pull up records from employers (not all, but many). They ask about your investments, your loans, your deductions etc. You just keep pressing on until you're done.
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January 22, 2018
Our family really enjoys going on long drives or long walks to see the cows, farms, the Conestoga river flowing by. It's so peaceful and something we don't have much of where we live. If you're not really into farms or animals, then try stopping at a road side stand for a fresh baked soft pretzel, a bite to eat or an ice cream cone. What's not to like about stopping for food? Food is the highlight of my vacations. I don't have to make it, and it always tastes better. Those of you who are moms out there know what I'm talking about, right? ;-)
There are cultural experiences like visiting an Amish farm, taking a buggy ride, touring a one room schoolhouse and more. We from these, but the don't usually flock to these as a family as out kids are young, but they are a great way to learn about a different culture and way of living. Summer break doesn't mean the kid's don't learn anything. There are always learning experiences.
If you want to amp up your kids learning adventures when you visit Lancaster, try visiting a snapology location. At Snapology children will be guided through hands on activities using things they already love: LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and technology. Great for children ages 1-14. They offer classes, camps and parties that are so fun I bet kids won't even realize they're learning. That's the best kind of learning in my opinion. My oldest son would LOVE this. I wish I'd learned about it in time to go this past Summer. There's always next year!
We also visited the Turkey Hill Experience while we were in the area. I have to be honest and say this was a let down for the adults, but the kids had a good time. My boys loved the small slide and ball pit at the very end, and of course, the endless scoops of ice cream. It's something to do, but if you ask me, I'd say skip it. There are more interesting things to see and do.
If you're into shopping, then look no further. Lancaster has several sets of outlets. They have the Tanger and Rockvalle outlets. They have store ranging from high end names like Lord & Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft to Charlotte Russe and Rue21 to home stores like L.L. Bean and more. I feel like there is a store for everyone.
I think it's a really great place to go for a family vacation. It has great food, shops, family activities and peace and quiet. That's all I ask for in a good vacation spot. What's your favorite vacation spot? Let me know below!
November 19, 2017
have the greatest impact. The songs are true to who the band is at their core - rock and worship. ALPHA / OMEGA features a new version of “Strong Tower” as well as the debut radio single “King of My Heart.”
It's a fun and upbeat album that the whole family can enjoy!
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November 13, 2017
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October 23, 2017
Thankfully at almost 5 years old he has mostly outgrown his eczema, but the dry scalp remains. Someone suggested using hair product with tea tree oil because they have a bacteria fighting property. I know tea tree oil is used in combatting acne, and I've had success with this myself, so why not try it on his scalp? Around the same timethat this was suggested to us a company reached out to me asking if I'd like to try their tea tree shampoo. Coincidence? I think not!
I've been using this on B for the past few weeks and we've been able to let his hair grow a bit because his scalp isn't as dry under his hair. We formerly had to buzz it every few weeks to keep the dry skin at bay. We've also added coconut oil to his daily hair care regimen, and those two together seem to be working splendidly. He keeps saying he wants to grow his hair and get braids like his sister. :)
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If anyone else has hair or skin product suggestions for kids who suffer from eczema, please leave them below. We are always looking for products that work!
October 09, 2017
I've been a Jeremy Camp fan since my freshman year of college when I first discovered his music. It's energetic, beautifully written, and I never got tired of his albums. His newest, "The Answer" is no exception! JEREMY CAMP’S “THE ANSWER” came out October 6th, and I've been listening to it non stop since it arrived!
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