Book Review - The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

  The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1) by   Gertrude Chandler Warner ,   L. Kate Deal   (Illustrator) Carol Slater 's review Jan 31, 2024   ·    edit it was amazing A Classic! I read this as part of a challenge to read classical books and this month was to reread a classic. As a child and a teen, I loved the Boxcar Children series written by Gertrude Chandler Warner and could not wait to read this book again. I decided to start with the first book in the series and I will read the entire series again this month as long as time allows. The Boxcar Children is about a group of 4 orphans that are siblings. They feel that they have to make it on their own to stay together. One day while walking in the woods, they discover an abandoned boxcar and decide that they will make it into their home. The children use items that the find at the local dump and in the woods to make items that they need for the home. The oldest brother does odd jobs to feed them and they make do with very

Book Review: Do It Anyway Girl by Michelle Cunningham

Network Marketing Read Do It Anyway, Girl: A Playful, Simple, Unique Guide To Achieving Success In Network Marketing by   Michelle Cunningham Carol Slater 's review Jan 31, 2024   ·    edit liked it Michelle Cunningham has created a life for herself by using the skills that she learned to be profitable in the direct sales industry. This book is a guide for anyone that is struggling with getting their business off the ground and running. Many of the ideas she offers can be used in just about any direct sales or any type of sales job. Well written and full of advice for those that want to take their business to the next level. For myself, I found the book to be the same information that I have been given over the multiple years that I have sold for direct sales. Many of her ideas seem to fit companies like Mary Kay and other make up or skin care companies than other direct sales companies, but you could use her ideas to create your own plan and ideas to do something similar to what s

Sunday Smiles #4 - January 28,2024

 I always like to share a smile on Sunday and remind you that you are loved and cared for. Each Week, it might be one of my photos or a Google Image but it usually is a smile and a meme or quote about a smile.  Doesn't this just make your heart smile? A little girl with such a happy smile and enjoying a special time with her parents, grandparents?  It does make me smile.  Enjoy your Sunday!

Book Beginings and Friday 56- Jan. 26,2024

  Good morning readers! Welcome to my Friday post where I link with Gilion at  Rose City Reader  to share in the Book Beginnings challenge. To go along with this, I also link with Anne over at  My Head Is Full Of Books  to participate in the Friday 56 Challenge.  For the book beginnings challenge, readers e to put the first sentence or two of a book that they are reading or one that has caught their eye. This week, my book is Love Finds You in Maiden, North Carolina  by Tamela Hancock Murray. "Hestia Myatt paused before knocking on the door of her aunt's Victorian home situated in the foothills of the Appalachians in Maiden, North Carolina." 💟 For the Friday 56 challenge, readers share a snippet of page 56 or 56% of the book. I always choose page 56 if at all possible.  "It just means copacetic, Auntie,"  Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but I had no idea as to what copacetic meant. This book is set in the 20's and I am not sure if that word was

Rainy Tuesday

 After the weatherman predicted us to have a bit of ice this morning, we woke to warmer temperatures and plenty of rain, which equals plenty of mud! The farm is completely a muddy, wet mess! With the snow that we had, which is now melted and the rain we are having, everywhere you step is mud. I am thankful for the warmer weather, and we are supposed to see a break in the rain later today, which I am thankful for as well. I am sure that the animals will be more than glad to see their water bowls unfrozen and not waiting for me to bring fresh water out again. The cold caused us to lose a duck and a quail, but overall, I am impressed with the livestock. Truthfully, we are not sure what caused either one to pass, but we did lose them.  This is a Google image, but it is how our yard looks. This is how the pastures, and the uncovered chicken runs look. We only have one uncovered, so that is something to be thankful for.  I am glad that our Muscovy ducks are doing well. I really enjoy watchin

Happy Homemaker - Jan. 21,2024

 It's Monday again and it is still cold here, but a warmup is coming. We are to be above freezing this week most of the week. Lots of rain predicted, which we don't need. I will take it over the bitter cold though. I think it is predicted to be almost 50 degrees F this week for a day or two.  Each Monday, I link up with Sandra at  Diary of a Stay at Home Mom  to participate with other bloggers in her Happy Homemaker Monday. It is a place to share our week with other bloggers that are happy to be homemakers and enjoying the time they can care for the home and make it nice for their families. There is a stigma associated sometimes with women who choose to care for the home instead of working a job, but I am here to say it is one of the best choices anyone could make. It is a chance to care for your family and show your love for them in a way that many children know nothing about these days.  The Weather... Like I said, it is getting warmer, and rain is predicted most of the week.

Sunday Smiles #3 - Jan. 20

 What brings a genuine smile to your face? The sight of your loved ones, a newborn baby, a friend, a special food? Many things bring smiles to different people. A certain picture might bring fond memories to you that make you smile, but not make the person next to you smile. That is just the way that we feel about things. I always like to share a smile on Sunday and remind you that you are loved and cared for.  Have a blessed Sunday and keep smiling!!!