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Friday, July 7, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things

This weekly blog hop is sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain, and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself. 

What exactly are we celebrating?

Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about these moments as if they never existed at all. This is the chanc
e for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.

This week, I'm celebrating. . .

1) House-cleaning over on my review blog. Well, sort of. I've already reached my Goodreads goal of reviewing 100 books this year, most of which I present over on Bookworm for Kids. I've always felt sad that after a review is posted, it gets lost in the shuffle. So I've added three new tabs (Picture Books, Middle Grade, Teens and YA) where the covers of the books reviewed are plastered up along with links to the review. Now, if I ever have tons of time and get my son to help me set up an awesome review site, maybe someday I'll have everything categorized, searchable and who knows what else. But this is my first attempt to keep them readily available for all those readers out there.

2) A Happy July 4th...with too much yummy food! Way too much.

3) A visit from my brother and his family. They came in yesterday and will be staying a few days. (*uhhh* Which means I might be a bit late answering everyone's comments and visiting all of you.)

4) Blackberries! The season is here! I'm thinking of drying some for blackberry tea, freezing others, and maybe making a blackberry pie.

5) Zucchinis! I'm harvesting quite a few of these right now. My mom always claimed that a healthy zucchini plant could feed the world.

So what about you? What put a smile on your face this last week? Enjoy IWSG? Have a strawberry shake? Dip your toes into a fountain to cool off? Take a lovely walk somewhere?

What are you celebrating this week?


  1. Ooh blackberry pie, that sounds good! Have a great weekend :)

  2. Nothing like fresh produce.
    Hope your son can help you with the site. Sounds like it will be awesome once it's all organized.

  3. My daughter and I found a new hike through the woods that was fun and long--almost 2 hours. We will get to pick blueberries soon at our local orchard and they are super delicious.

    Good luck with organizing your reviews. I have a pile I need to write and post myself.

  4. Way to go with the review blog! I totally hear you on the nightmare of organizing the site. That's why, even though I've thought about it many times, I will probably never update my blog layout--because it would be such a nightmare to migrate everything over. =)

    Yay for summer and delicious foods!

  5. Blueberries and Zucchinis! ^_^
    Family over is always good. I know you guys are having a great time.

    Good job on the online house cleaning! It always takes longer than it seems like it will.

  6. I love zucchini...one of my fave veggies. Congrats on achieving your review goal, and I hope, despite your reservations 'uhh' that the visit from your brother and his family is a wonderful and happy time.

  7. Congrats on organizing your review blog! That sounds like quite a project, but definitely worth the effort.

    As for blackberries and zucchinis, yum! Now I'm hungry!

  8. Let's hear it for those blackberries! Yum.

  9. I think the only thing I've had reason to celebrate lately was seeing Spider-Man with a friend this past weekend. Everything else has been largely crap. >_<

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