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Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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Silly Me. . .

Oh dear, oh dear. Tut, tut. 
It seems, due to my novice skill in the set up, that the giveaway has ended a day early.  I apologize for those who've missed out!  But I'm afraid if I started it up again, I would lose entries, and I don't want to take the chance. . .
So, winners will stil…

Day 2

Woohoo!  It is Day 2 of theP&A Giveaway!
Many thanks to everyone who has entered; now share it with your friends!  There is still plenty of time to sign up--giveaway ends on Friday.
Unfortunately, for some reason, when I comment on another's blog, it's not going through.  So, please fo…

P&A Giveaway!

It's time! The day has finally arrived!
Sign-up for the Plain & Average Giveaway starts today (12pm, Eastern Time).

I know I said if I didn't reach my goal of so-many followers, I would post-pone. . . But, seeing as I've never hosted anything this big, I've decided to go on rega…

A + A Friday! and Giveaway Reminder

YES!  Coming this Monday, dearies!  Put it on your calender! 

Beginning Monday, October 27th, you can sign up to win one of three awesome prizes!  Don't worry, the giveaway will be open to everyone for the whole week (ends on Friday, the 31st, winners announced that Saturday!).
I'm still h…


Here's a poem I had written way back in. . . April.  Hmm.  Not sure why I hadn't posted it before.

Enjoy. :]

This homeland is mine Though no deed have I. I'll claim these mountains Till the day I die. These valleys I'll roam Where horizons meet, And eagles soar, The high skies to greet.

A + A Saturday

Yep.  I suppose by now you know it's Saturday.  Heheh. . . I had this post in the drafts yesterday, but was too tired to finish it last night.  So you get a short version today!  Enjoy.  :]

Enjoying a tractor show with your family and listening to a bluegrass band when all of a sudden, …

Beautiful Books | A Link-Up

Wow.  I just stumbled upon this thanks to my blogger friend, Jameson C. Smith, and her Lovely Whatsoevers.  Pop on over and give her little blog a look-see.  Her story ideas are amazing! AND she's a fan of Middle Earth.  :]  Of course, that's not all (though it should be enough to make you…

Book Review | Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes
Angel Eyes Trilogy #1
Shannon Dittemore

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Genre:  YA Fiction, Christian
Released:  2012

Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .


Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her drea…

What's in a Name?

Because of the popularity of futuristic/dystopian novels and films, this set of names holds what I deem to be "futuristic."  Or what could be used in a story of that genre.  In short, they are simply unique.  :]

Any thoughts?  What's a name you would most likely use in a futuristic st…

A + A Friday!


Having company over for dinner and the conversation somehow turns to talking about the farming and old memories of harvesting tobacco. . . Discovering a huge caterpillar, approximately 4-5 inches long, and just kinda. . . EW.  But then finding out from a friend that it is what would become …

Lawfullness, Hip Bones, and Palabras

Words, words.  I love words.  Written words, mind you.  I'm not much of a speaker.  ;D  Some words are so fantastically awesome.  Have you heard of any of these?

williwaw - a violent squall that blows in near-polar latitudes (as in the Strait of Magellan, Alaska, and the Aleutian Islands) tutoye…

Book Review | Lady in Waiting

Lady in Waiting
Becoming God's Best While Waiting for Mr. Right
Jackie Kendall & Debby Jones

Publisher:  Destiny Image Publishers
Genre:  Christian, Non-Fiction, Women's Devotional
Released:  2005

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You hold in your hands a fresh and exciting way to enhance your personal life and …

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In the Midst of Despair [A Prayer]
Have you ever had one of those down days?  Where you feel like everyone and everything is against …
Drama Update! [w/ link to Behind-the-Scenes]
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Excerpt from "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" [THE ROOM]
I don't know if I mentioned this or not in my review of Joshua Harris' I Kissed Dating Goo…
What's in a Name? >> 3rd Monday Edition
Happy Monday, lovelies! How was your weekend?  Does it feel like Summertime to you yet? We've ha…