Friday Favorites, Gratitude And Fill-Ins # 6

I am sitting here in Las Vegas, enjoying the warm weather, and hoping that you all had a wonderful week. It is pretty quiet around here today, which is not usual, but I am nevertheless grateful for the break in noise level. Everyone else is doing their own thing, and even the dogs are taking …

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Mindful DogParenting Starts By Choosing The Right Dog – This Book Will Help You Find Your Perfect Match

As a proud dog owner of two rescues, I am always on the lookout for books that showcase the importance of thoughtful and kind pet ownership. How to Find Your Dream Dog by Dixie Tenny is a lovely guide, doing just that – connecting you with a perfect match for both sides of the equations. …

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Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking – A Vegan Cookbook Review

Title: Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking Author: Dana Shultz Publisher: Avery Publication Date: April 26th, 2016 Genre: Cookbook, Vegan, Gluten-Free Rating: 5/5 Stars Always on the lookout for some more awesome recipes made me very familiar with the Minimalist Baker’s vegan blog. We have tried many of her recipes and were delighted to see that she came …

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The Billionaire’s Touch by J.S. Scott – A Book Review

Book Title: The Billionaire’s Touch (The Sinclairs Book 3) Author: J.S. Scott Publisher: Montlake Romance Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: March 22nd, 2016 Rating: 4/5 Stars Premise:  After a troubling childhood, wealthy Evan Sinclair likes his life orderly and controlled. He rarely gives in to spontaneous urges—until he begins a chance correspondence with a mystery woman …

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Time To Prep For The A to Z Blogging Challenge!

Are you participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge? If you have no idea what I am talking about, check out this website for more information on the Blogging Challenge for the month of April, that has many bloggers preparing ahead of time, contemplating their subject matter, and looking forward to connecting with the …

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Quick, Fun And Entertaining – “His Stubborn Lover” by Leslie North

Title: His Stubborn Lover Author: Leslie North Publisher: CreateSpace Publication Date: Sept. 24, 2015 Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance Rating: 4/5 Stars A very quick, fun read, that could have been turned into a little longer novel, but it was perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon (while I was waiting for my computer to be fixed). …

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Bay Leaf – An A to Z Challenge Blog Post

B – Bay Leaf There are two different types of bay leaves, the more narrow-leaved California, and the broader, more oval shaped Turkish version of the plant, the latter being the stronger one in flavor. Matches well with: beans, lentils tomatoes, soups, risotto and shellfish Healing properties: Infusions of this herb  can soothe the stomach, …

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Book Review: Making Vegan Frozen Treats

Is there a way to make ice cream and frozen desserts healthy, cruelty-free, vegan and yummy? The following book is attempting to teach us just that: Title: Making Vegan Frozen Treats: 50 Recipes for Nondairy Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Other Delicious Desserts. A Storey BASICS® Title Author: Nicole Weston Publisher: Storey Publishing Release Date: …

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Healing With Raw Foods – A Book Review

Title: Healing with Raw Foods Author: Jenny Ross Publisher: Hay House Release Date: Jan. 6th 2015 Rating: 5/5 Stars I am going to begin this review by stating that I am not living on an exclusively vegan raw food diet. I am interested in the recipes and concept, because I am always looking for innovative …

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Marked by Rebecca Zanetti- A Book Review

Title: Marked Author: Rebecca Zanetti Release Date: Dec. 22nd 2014 Publisher: eKensington Rating: 5/5 Stars This book was my introduction to Rebecca Zanetti, and I enjoyed it tremendously. While not familiar with the world that was already established, I had no problem getting acquainted with it, which to me is a sign of a good …

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