What’s On My June TBR Summer Reading List…

What’s On My June TBR Summer Reading List…

This is a book that is so well written and interesting that I read and I got it from one of those little tree house or corner libraries at my church that says: Borrow a Book!

It is called The Bookshop On The Corner By Author Jenny Colgan and I had never read any of her work but any novel about a bookstore one of my favorite places will pull me right in.

She’s a librarian and their switching over to all things technology and she loses her job after many years. She decides to leave the town she lives where she goes and looks at this vendor bus to purchase and she turns it into a mobile bookshop and stays in the village where she purchased the bus where she meets a mysterious man that is in charge of the train in the  that comes through where he leaves her mysterious poetry and beautifully written books to fill her days.

She has a hard time with her landlord but they kind of grow on each other and she makes many great friends. It’s such a great summer read! I don’t want to give away everything in this book I just about read it in one sitting it was that good! This is just a great read that I read and I wanted to tell you about and maybe you would like to put it on your TBR List!

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This is a book that is on my list because I enjoy reading any book that makes my home and family run easier and I am intrigued by this book!

The Housewife's Guide to Frugal Food: How to Eat for $10.00 per Week by [Bontrager, Bethany]

This book is also on my lists for ways to save conserve and be more frugal! I was on Kate Singhs blog Coffee With Kate and she had blogged about how she is dedicating herself to read this and I dedicate myself to read this to! I find these books interesting and useful for my home personal and family life.

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This is a memoir that is very highly rated and I’ve heard so much about all that she perseveres through it should be a satisfying read!

 

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

I think this new read by Harper Lee will be a smashing success!

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This is my BOTM choice from Book of the Month Club for May. It set in war and over 500 pages and I think it will be a delightful read!

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I have read The Great Alone by author Kristin Hannah rated the best book on amazon.com 2018. It’s about a young girl, her family doesn’t have much, her father a Vietnam vet inherits land from a man he was in the military with and they up and move to Alaska where they learn the true meaning of survival and how much strength it takes to survive here. They spend their summers preparing for winter but Lenni I think that’s her name endures so much more but truly grows to love Alaska!  Things go wrong and she must make decisons she’ll regret and decisions that will change the course of her life forever. It’s a 5 star read and my book club Literary Alliance is reading it in July and I can not wait to read it again. I did an add-on with BOTM. Yes! It was on there and this is a book I wanted on my shelf and wanted to own after all for 9.99 verses 35.00 ay Krogers. BOTM is a great deal for hardback books for 14.99.

This is my BOTM Choice for June! It says it will wreck you so we will see! I think it will be a great read!

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I’m still reading this I got sidetracked but it really is well written and it goes back to the time of around 1950 and tells how they met dated and are where they are. I am enjoying it. It’s worth reading!

The Rest of the Story by [Dessen, Sarah]

 

This si my choice for audio through walmart.com whic is a much better deal than Audible for 9.99 and have great reads! 

This is her 14th YA book and this young girl doesnt remember her mother but does remember stories she’s told her and it is now her and her father but when she has to go and spend time with her mothers family she sees her father and her mother in her and has to decide who she really is. I would like to read this book in hand to! It’s a story about families as the author states and families we are born into and families we make.

There you have it here are some of my dynamic reads. I am still reading the Court of Thorns and Roses I am enjoying this series and taking time to enjoy it!

Books that are on my list:

George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire Series): A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons by [Martin, George R. R.]

This is so on my list!

Norwegian Wood (Vintage International)

This is a coming of age story that I want to read!

 

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep: A Novel by [Cannon, Joanna]

 

I came across this author really just reading book reviews and I think Ill enjoy her writing and her work from what I’ve read so I added this to my TBR list.

Have a great week and please post your TBR list and I can be able to get some great book recommendations!

 

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Another Day in Paradise…

Another Day in Paradise…

Being able to stay home and take care of my family daily is a task I’ve enjoyed the entire duration for as long as I can remember and I even enjoyed it when my children were younger. I  have been blessed even when I lived on very low income and it can be done at times I just had to make sacrifices as to what’s more important than the other or as to when. I can honestly say I live and have a very full filling life today and God and my faiths have been a huge part of this.

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I’m proud to call myself the the homemaker of my home and such. In other words I do it all and enjoy it. I take care of my home and do all things domestic and at times otherwise or when it’s needed, sew and read all types of very interesting books.  My two favorite hobbies are reading and sewing and yes reading had t come first. I am a bookworm! What would the world be like without books? I couldn’t even imagine.  and there is never a time I don’t have a bookmark in a book, or two or three, here in my home. This is one bookshelf and I currently have books stored in the bottom of a desk that I’m slowly but surely turning into a book case or when I find the right book case or thrift find, of course, I will invest in  it and add it to my home. I know, I know, the big Kon Marie going on it’s the biggest new thing when it comes to decluttering but sorry books are one thing I want to keep and purchase more of! Hopefully one day I’ll have a new library and I’m working on my book selection here looking much better than it does believe me!

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But first, this room has been my catch all while I declutter all through the house because Spring is coming fast and I want to be ready. It’s just ordered a  common thing that has to be and I can’t live without. What haven’t I decluttered and I believe I’m just about there:

Yes, I know it’s been quite the tasks allow me to make that plural and it’s probably overwhelming just seeing the photos here.

I had a coat closet off from my kitchen that I really needed the use of if you recall last year it was my cleaning closet. I decided after I read a blog post about POU, point of use that I could move all of my cleaning supplies to the hall closet and I could finally move the towels that had been under the bathroom cabinet since this place was purchased and  this place along with all the other accessories that were crammed in there I could finally move them to the hall closet like I have been wanting to do forever. I wish I could remember the blogger and blog post but right now I don’t. I do like to give credit where credit is doing.

I tackled my bedroom closet and I knew it was going to be a dreaded chore. It had been for a while but, I have to prepare for Spring and Summer coming behind it and as I worked on all of it a little each day it has all come together. I just shared the photos all together and I hope it’s not too confusing.  Id live in a mobile home, it’s an older one nothing to fancy but I loved older and antique anything! And I want to get my sewing machine up and going but that’s an entirely different blog post. It works fine I just haven’t used it for a while. We’ll move on and I will tell you about my latest hobbies!

As I said I’m sewing or reading and these are the projects I’ve chosen to work on for a while and they’ll keep me content and busy!

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I picked up Reese Wither spoon’s Whiskey in a Teacup, her new book and it’s been a really interesting read. My favorite chapter is the chapter she writes about hot rollers and no spoiler alerts you’ll just have to read the book and I don’t want to spoil it for you. It’s such a nice book to just curl up one evening with and have a hot tea or coffee and binge read even though I haven’t had the time, I would love to.

It’s such a pretty book inside and out and Reese also writes about her family and growing up in Tennessee. It comes with recipes from her grandmother that I can’t believe she shared and I’m definitely trying her grandmother’s sun tea!

As far as my sewing projects I’ve chosen a few. I ordered a small needlepoint just for practice because I have a Thomas Kincaid cross stitch I picked up that I’m excited about starting on. Since I haven’t done cross stitch or embroidery for a while I am using this one for practice. I will probably be working on my cross stitch quilt and my Thomas Kincaid both at the same time. I can’t wait to see how my quilt turns out either. I will show you my pattern though.

These are what I’ll be having fun with and enjoying working on. The tool is an auger if I spelled that right. It’s a hand made antique drill and I saw it and thought it to be a unique piece. It would really look nice hanging somewhere even if hanging in my garden area. Just a thought who knows.  The dear sewing machine I have neglected to use. but I hope to be using it soon. I want to attempt to make some house dresses and other clothing in time. They would be absolutely cool and comfortable for Spring or Summer.

If your a blog reader as I am and you sew I have found a website I have been reading at daily and it’s called:

Needle 'n Thread

You can read all you like here! Believe me, when I offer this advice to you, she has all you’ll ever need when it comes to any type of sewing.

What I’ll be reading is our Literary Alliance book club is planning to read The Tattooist of Auschwitz we start it March 1st in our book club.

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Other reads I have on my TBR list:

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I love and enjoy this magazine and they have a sale right now on their subscription.

This is all I have I know it’s been a little while since I have written a blog as I’ve been quite busy! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful full filling week and please visit again. Feel free to leave a comment or email anytime and let me know the name or title of your blog or website and I would love to visit and enjoy. I read many blogs. This is usually what I’m spending time doing in the afternoons is reading a book or the blogs I visit on a regular basis and I would love to add yours to my list. I’m always interested in finding new blogs to read. In the blogging community were here to support each other and share much love after all…

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Bee Humble With Me … Again… Jan. Is Gone Hello Feb.

Bee Humble With Me … Again… Jan. Is Gone Hello Feb.

It seems I have to stay with beehumblewithme.com during:

My Journey as Housewife..

It’s where my blog originated from and I can’t still enjoy and follow my journey as well as others in:

My Journey as a Housewife!

I do hope you’ll still follow along. I originally wanted the word humble. in the name of my blog because of course I want and hope to humble others by my writing, what I do each day, the great books I read and walking through every day life as strong, empowering woman.

Great Books I’ve been reading.

Court of Thorns and Roses series

Another good I picked up for bedtime and bedside reading. I’m anxious to see what she has to say about the south!

Whiskey in a Teacup book

My favorite on Netflix has been what can say scintilla please!

Anne and Bell her love in a horse
Great pic of Anne then them songs start

Anne with an E and what a fabulous show!

Around the house I’ve declutter and moved things around and made my original coat closet from a cleaning closet to a coat closet and cleaned out my hall closet and stashed it with fresh towels, cleaning supplies and a very special placement for my cast iron skillets! It turned out fabulous, of course I have quite a few boxes to move to the pit building. Plenty of time it’s winter.

And of course all is well at home days I have when I just want to curl up with S book and then again I have days where I can’t get enough cleanliness and organizing in. I have yet to watch Linnaeus on Netflix because if there is anything I want my home to reflect it’s Joy! As she has started. More than like I’ll be pitching several things. I see a yard sale coming in the Spring. Do other feel like I do? I have so much! I want to and can be happy living with less! I’ll be on a roll.

My new Netflix favorite is Life Below Zero! It’s pretty amazing how these people live and a person could really learn so much. My husband and I love it! Yes we are still happily married! Joined by my son which makes me so happy!

My makeover cleaning closet
Hall closet makeover
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My hall closet

All the family in my home seemed to want to hang there coats all over or on my kitchen chairs so I’m hoping this does the trick! I thought about a coat rack my the door but why when I have a perfectly use able coat closet that had been being utilized for a while for my cleaning closet it all worked out and I am very pleased even though I procrastinated about it for some time. Don’t we all do that?

Our Pets Stubs and Bella

Bella and Stubs are still happy as ever in the family! Bella is growing like a weed. Potty training well let’s just say it will come in time because at times she misses. They eat well and that makes for happiness for our fur babies. They’ll be even happier tomorrow when their chewy. come box arrives.

Bella is getting a new collar I can’t seem to find one big enough to fit her, a bed for her, a bed for stubs, next, some rest flavored bones, and a big hug of tasty treats! One thing at a time right. Stubs sleep with my son Bella with us but I’m hoping they’ll like there beds. Bella is going to get much bigger. Their both such great dogs for family.

Projects or hobby’s

I’m looking into starting needlepoint when I purchase supplies. I think I’ll really enjoy it.

My husband is planning to saw down trees and start and eventually built us a fence.

It really is Delicious!

New reading glasses so cool and love the colors! I read all the time. Had to have them!

Seasoned to perfection!

All in all life is grand!

My soon to be clock when I order! We got plans here in this home I love this kitchen scale from ltd. commodities.com and their cheap with great prices!

Stubs and Bella playtime…

Have a happy week!

Read many great books!

Four Seasons in 7 days and What Must We do with our time? Be domestic of course…

Four Seasons in 7 days and What Must We do with our time? Be domestic of course…

It’s rained, snowed, had some sunshine the rain, rain, rain. We must have a creative mind and imagination and yes love a clean home as a housewife even though I respect all women with careers I just do better at home now and it works for our family.

For sure a blog will be posted. I’ve been so busy and there’s only do much time in a day and time gets away from us plus I’m always engulfed in a book!

My current read that I’ve had reserved!

I’ve had this reserved at the library and it finally came in.

I’m in love with this kitchen decor! Found it at a store called Jimminy Crickets & love her prices!

I’ve done so much cleaning and decluttering lately. I think that when many of us get this done is winter time. I miss my warm weather and I have to find things to do indoors even if it is cleaning or decluttering and you don’t realize how much you accumulate until you get into the task of doing it.

My son thought it would be cute to curl her ears back! So cute!
Sweet Bella she’s growing!

Still taking care of my Bella and Stubs there family. It’s been a tough task getting Bella potty train. I’m using the potty pads sometimes she does well at times not. They love each other now. I’m so grateful. I’ve also started making the homemade dog treats, and there so much healthier, budget friendly to make and we all know our bills budget soars in the winter and our low speed months kick in for quite a few months so I’m saving a buck anyway I can. Happy there happy with them and eat them well!

Living room is a mesas while I clean elsewhere!
Always be happy!
A Gift from my son!

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A Gift from my son!

This is my oldest son he’s moved here permanently and I’m so happy for this. I feel more at ease with him here. He has a mental illness so I’m especially grateful and my heart no longer hurts for him. He is loved and worthy and I make sure he knows it daily.

Otherwise I’ve done so much cleaning, dusting, organizing and decluttering. These are the things we find to do to fill our winter days or so least I do.

I took a break for a while and my number 1 goal is to blog more. Yes, I’ll be doing  blogs on goals for sure for 2019. Most bloggers do, just remember they must be realistic. That’s the trick to it.

Dinner this evening was beans, cornbread and fried potatoes, it was delicious and a very fulfilling meal I added shredded carrots for color and they turned out nicely! Very filling with even some leftovers. Good for the budget when we can reuse left overs.

Living room and can’t you just tell I’m elsewhere cleaning and cleaning!
“Don’t let the sun go down on our anger! Sure we all have it at times!

I love my counter display I even put my own twists on them and add southern charm always! Organization and order in life is a have to for me and a must! Make it fun !

I change mine up at times probably to much.

I’m looking forward to all of our 2019 goals end anxious to see what we accomplish through out this year !

Let’s have a wonderful year and endure the persevere thatd6yhe key to weather the storm no matter and still praise Him through our storms.

Way past my bedtime and until next time dears! We do live in the country and sleep peacefully however, it’s late!

I have a loving husband that is my best friend, my son is happy here and:

Today I choose Joy!

With great books all the classics!

A Day of Travel & New TBR Reading List…

A Day of Travel & New TBR Reading List…

Well yes, I am well stocked up and I have found me some new authors even though they have been around for sometime and even though I just recently learned of these authors that have some great reading material and there’s nothing more I love than being lost in the greatness of a novel wrapped in throw to keep me warm and a hot cup of coffee or tea!

This is quite a start and there’s more to come. Don’t mind the back ground decor because we live in an older mobile home and besides were southern and we don’t need much. Plenty of hearty healthy meals, good TBN religious shows to to watch and plenty of good, good reading material. We love John Gray! My husband doesn’t miss a morning without him.

Now for my next TBR stack of books here we go! I have many great reads ahead and more to come as hour as your welcome to check on Goodreads.com for my account to see and follow along with me about all I read.

We’ve also gotten a new bulldog and he doesn’t like his new sweater even though I can not get him to wear it or get used to it, maybe another one sometime I hope in time. She’s a female and not wanting any part of this pretty purple sweater so hopefully soon. It’s winter and cold here and my babies have to be warm when going to the potty see, I’m sure you understand dogs are family to here in our home.

It was such a pretty day on this day that we had traveled from Whitley City, Ky. to Oneida, Tenn. and we had just gotten our first snow and boy did it continue to snow here and I wanted to share some photos because I know that I enjoy seeing photos from all others blogs and their lives and knowing, learning and understanding about and where we all come from. I have edited these photos to make them smaller because I didn’t realize until later that the pictures in this blog were huge and I have nowdownsized them some for my readers.

Here is more reading material so I have plenty for at least a couple weeks.

We had an errand day in the cold pretty photos though. Other wise I am enjoying my faith filled journey as and being a housewife for as long as God’s grace fills me and equips me to keep spreading his word and love along with faith and spreading and blogging about all he’s blessed myself and our family with.

Until then I’ll be enjoying my journey as a house wife and blogging about all things domesticated, housewife, vintage and all things we love in our kitchens and homes and taking care of my family as I love all of the newest things I can because I just love to learn, write, and blog about all new things!

Until next time I hope you’ve enjoyed and please come visit again bad keep returning! God Bless…

Come visit again I have many things to blog about coming this winter season! Thanks for stopping by…

Review – Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury…

Review – Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury…

Yes, it is one Karen’s older titles and I was surprised when I found it on my book shelf the other day when I was starved for a good book to read and Karen’s always are a great read.

There’s always a lesson in her books, an act of forgiveness or a faith based way to deal with hardships in life or tackle a situation head on and have plenty of courage and strength after prayer.

This book “Ocean’s Apart” really touched my soul. Connor was an airline pilot and Michelle his wife, married with 2 beautiful girls living the American dream with being the happy, perfect family.

On the other side of the world to this family in Honolulu, Hawaii is Keisha and her son Max. She is an airline stewardess raising her son alone and while she’ll has to work on a 2 day flight once a week, Rami is an older lady and friend and has cared for Max his entire life since birth.

Connor receives a phone call one day from an attorney. Keisha was killed in a plane crash there were no survivors and has left in her last will and testimony that Max is to spend 2 weeks with his biological father before he is turned over to the foster care system. Upon the end of the two weeks Connor must decide “will he keep Max and be the father he’s never known or had”?

Not only did Connor know anything about Max but neither did Michelle his wife. When he has to tell Michelle about his infidelity 8 years ago during her bout with depression their marriage starts to crumble. At first Michelle completely shuns this little boy that is impossible not to love! But run out and grab your copy at a bookstore or your local library and read this novel to see how it plays out and with love comes forgiveness and it will take a forgiveness miracle to render this situation for this family and make then whole again.

Will it happen for Max or not?

Will God answer Remi’s forgiveness miracle for Max?

I sure hope you’ll read this novel and find out. All of Karen’s books usually come with a study guide at the end of the book and she has several verses listed to add to the study at times with the study questions to help readers really dig in and become more grounded in our journey of Faith and our relationship with God.

I’ve learned so much about myself and my journey of Faith ANS I definitely recommend Karen Kingsbury’s book! Or books!

I hope you enjoy and God Bless…

The Great Alone –

The Great Alone –

This is my current read and I’m not finished with it yet but I still wanted to blog about it because it’s such an interesting book and I think anyone who loves to read as I do will definitely enjoy this book because it’s that good!

It starts off in 1974 and Leni that’s telling the story in the book is 13 bit it’s still an adult read by author Kristin Hannah and it’s an amazing adventure you’ll feel lime your there!

This is the old bear that leads up to trying to attack Lani’s father all while he’s driving here to Alaska when a guy that was in Vietnam with her father that died while serving our country leaves him land in Alaska in which he receives a letter from the man’s father.

It’s a triumphant and challenging time for all of them as a whole and a family only Leni is caught in the riptide of her parents passionate, crazy, stormy relationship, and how much they truly love each other even though she doesn’t understand it. Her father can’t hold down a job, he drinks to much and he doesn’t treat her mother to well either that she can see of and he has flash backs and nightmares about Vietnam that makes things even worse at home and elsewhere. She is desperate for a place to belong, stay in one school and have some actual real friends for a change.

Her mother Cora will do anything or go anywhere for her father whim she loves with all her heart.

At first Alaska seems to be the answer and everything is going great as planned. In a remote corner of the state in an independent community and the people love the life they’ve created here in Alaska of strong men and even stronger woman.

But, as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to come apart as well.

The long sunlit days and the generosity of the locals helping them out and preparing and with dwindling resources there help is making up for what they don’t have because they came to Alaska very unprepared for the more than fierce winters.

As winter does descends on Alaska, so do the perils outside, pale in comparison to threats from within inside there home.

In their small cabin, covered in snow, and 18 hours of darkness in the book winter and at night, Leni and her mother know the terrible truth: they are on their own in The Great Alone and in the wild there is no one to save them but themselves.

It’s a portrait of human frailty and resilence, and how a family learns to survive as the modern American pioneer is revealed in the Spirit if a vanishing Alaska, a place of incomparable beauty and danger.

This is an up all night read and you won’t be able to put it down. How Kristin Hannah writes about Alaska it’s as if we’re right herewith them.

It’s that great of a book! I had to write and blog about it now that’s how good it is!

Your going to want to add this book to your TBR list for sure this summer!

I anxious to see his this book ends but I am enjoying the story so much!

It’s an exceptional masterpiece…

You may head over to goodreads to read all reviews.  I just can’t stress enough how great if an author Kristin Hannah is! I hope you enjoy this review!
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