FRIDAY BOOKISH FAVORITES: THE CROWN EDITION

Friday Bookish Favorites

Happy Friday and welcome to the second edition of my                                                              Friday Bookish Favorites! A little inspiration for your weekend…                                          WHAT I AM READING   “There is no client as scary as an innocent man.”     THE LINCOLN LAWYER by…

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LIVING SIMPLY: SIMPLE MONDAY #6

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Good morning friends and happy Monday!💐 Continuing our series on simplicity and how to lead a simpler and more meaningful life based on the book L’ART DE LE SIMPLICITE, Dominique Loreau advises us to enrich our lives with rituals because “rituals bring comfort when we stumble under the pressures and demands of everyday existence”. (p. 63) One of the rituals that she suggests is to treat ourselves every week to fresh flowers. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just a pink rose for our bedside table is more than enough…

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FRIDAY BOOKISH FAVORITES: APRIL 7, 2017

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Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the first edition of my Friday Bookish Favorites!                                               I hope I inspire you and bring a little beauty in your everyday lives! BOOK I AM READING   I was searching for a good cozy murder mystery series and Amazon recommended this book to me. When I found out that it is taking place in an island in the South,…

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A PRESENCE OF ABSENCE : A REVIEW OF BOOK 1 #THEODENSESERIES

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“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear”. C.S. Lewis   Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to my stop on the blog tour and review of the first book in The Odense Series called A Presence of Absence by two authors,  Sarah Surgey and Emma Vestrheim.     But, first things first. Although the book takes place in two countries, England and Denmark, this is where the murders take place: Odense, Denmark.         Odense is the birthplace of our beloved Hans Christian…

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AN AMERICAN POLITICAL FAMILY IN THE ’60s: A review of TINY LITTLE THING by BEATRIZ WILLIAMS

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TINY LITTLE THING by BEATRIZ WILLIAMS                                                 SYNOPSIS   “In the summer of 1966, Christina Hardcastle–“Tiny” to her illustrious family–stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her…

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LIVING SIMPLY: SIMPLE MONDAY #5

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    Good morning and happy Monday! How are you this morning? Are you getting ready for Valentine’s Day? Perhaps by baking cupcakes? Well, I sure do! Red velvet cupcakes with pink cream cheese frosting as a breakfast surprise for tomorrow! ‍ BUT, as I promised, today I have to share some affirmations that you can use for… weight loss based on the book THE ART OF SIMPLICITY by Dominique Loreau. So if you are thinking about preparing yourself for summer, perhaps you can use some of these? In page…

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THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10: BOOK REVIEW

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Did you read THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and loved it? What about GONE GIRL? Are you looking for a book with the same feeling? Well, here it is!           First, let’s watch this very suspenseful book trailer for The Woman in Cabin 10…       THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by RUTH WARE Upcloseandbookish Rating: 5 stars     ” This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel…

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LIVING SIMPLY: SIMPLE MONDAY #4

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    Goodmorning and happy Monday! ❤ Continuing our tradition of #simplemondays based on the book L’ART DE LA SIMPLICITE by Dominique Loreau, here are her ideas on how to treat our daily eating habits! I am warning you! She is particularly…strict! Some tips on how to eat based on quality and not quantity. (p. 153 of the hardcover). 🍋 Food is only a problem when it is not chosen and eaten correctly. Rice, pasta or bread once a day is enough. 🍋 An empty stomach clears the head, cleanses…

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LIVING SIMPLY | SIMPLE MONDAY #3: 3 tips on taking care of our selves

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As I promised last week, here are some tips on taking care of ourselves by living simply based on the book L’ART DE LA SIMPLICITE by Dominique Loreau. ⭐ •No one can take better care of your body than you can yourself – not your doctor, your beautician, or your make-up adviser. We are responsible for our own bodies and at fault if we neglect them. • A person with presence will always make a strong impression. They don’t need a perfect figure to feel beautiful. The quality of that…

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LIVING SIMPLY | SIMPLE MONDAY #2: TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY

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  Good morning my friends and happy Monday! Continuing our series on simplicity and living simply based on the book L’art de la Simplicite (The Art of Simplicity) by Dominique Loreau, here’s what she has to say on how to care for our bodies: ” Taking care of your body means setting it free. Many women spend time, energy and money creating a beautiful home, cooking for their family and friends, taking care of others, or going out, while ignoring their own body and making excuses – they “don’t have…

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