5 Things: You guys want some soda? Edition

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a peaceful Christmas with plenty of love and passable reproductions of grandma\’s recipes! Here\’s what I found interesting this week: 1) My favorite thing online this week was the New York Times Dialect Quiz! Being that I come from an Italian-American family from New York, I was really curious toContinue reading “5 Things: You guys want some soda? Edition”

My top 10 favorite children\’s books of all time

After making a list of my favorite books of all time, I felt a little bad about leaving out my favorite children\’s books because these titles are near and dear to my heart as well. (And I apparently have too many beloved books to make lists like these!) Fortunately, these are still in print andContinue reading “My top 10 favorite children\’s books of all time”

5 Things: 4 things and a Giveaway Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all survived the Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the other shopping madness that seems to go one this time of year with all your wits in tact. Okay, let\’s get to this week\’s \”Five Things,\” shall we? 1) \”The Prayer\” by Helene Fischer and Andrea Bocelli. As usual, I\’m probablyContinue reading “5 Things: 4 things and a Giveaway Edition”

5 Things: Chocolate & Wine Edition (Guest Post)

Marie Torto of Chocolate&Wine is a very cool dancer and blogger who has graciously agreed to share some of her favorites for this week\’s \”5 Things.\”        1. FAT CAT Pinot Noir, California – This Cali red is smooth and full bodied, with a crisp acidity that leaves for taste buds wanting more. It pairs well withContinue reading “5 Things: Chocolate & Wine Edition (Guest Post)”

My top 10 favorite dance books of all time

When there\’s a \”top 10 favorite\” books, in my world there is also a list of favorite dance books. The fact remains that I just really like books and probably needed to go far beyond the number 10 when making a list of this nature. Well, at least 10 makes for a good start andContinue reading “My top 10 favorite dance books of all time”

My top 10 favorite books of all time

Have you ever sat down to consider your absolute favorite books? Prior to this post I had not even thought of a vague list let alone assign numbers of importance beyond #1 (which you\’ll see is a \”gimme\” if you know me or read this blog). Yet here we are and after some careful thought IContinue reading “My top 10 favorite books of all time”

5 Things: Literary Goodness Edition

Hello and Happy Friday! Hopefully, your week has been allergy-free and filled with some lovely Fall weather. Whatever the case, check out this week\’s \”Five Things\”: 1) \”Introducing Your Kids To Great Literature\” – John McCormick\’s article is a good read and reiterates the need to introduce the next generation to beloved literary works. InContinue reading “5 Things: Literary Goodness Edition”

Book Review: Two Books Are Better Than One

Not one but two musicians turned authors are the focus of this month\’s book review. These gift size hard cover books carry some uplifting and thoughtful topics for spiritual growth. First up is Travis Cottrell\’s He Knows Your Name with an introduction by Beth Moore. The book is a quick read with a conversational styleContinue reading “Book Review: Two Books Are Better Than One”

Book Review & Giveaway: Daughter of Jerusalem

Title: Daughter of JerusalemAuthor: Joan WolfPublisher: Worthy PublishingRelease Date: April 16, 2013 Mary Magdalene had to have had a life before she encountered Jesus Christ but what was her life like? Daughter of Jerusalem is a fictional work which attempts to give a deeper story to Mary\’s family life and the events the occurred priorContinue reading “Book Review & Giveaway: Daughter of Jerusalem”

Book Review: Perfecting Kate

Title: Perfecting Kate Author: Tamara LeighPublisher: Multnomah PublishersRelease Date: Februrary 20, 2007 Kate is a 30-something (who may or may not only admit to 29) single woman with a thriving business as an artist in San Francisco. However, she is also dealing with some insecurities including body image and the inability to have biological children.Continue reading “Book Review: Perfecting Kate”