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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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What's in a Name? | Wednesday Edition

Happy Wednesday! How was your week progressing thus far?  Is it Springtime where you live??

Well, normally, as most of you would know, I post Name sets on Mondays. . . But this week is pretty packed with happenings at Overland-home, as well as preparations for a sister's wedding shower.  Sooo, …

i can write. . .

Sometimes, that's exactly how I feel.  And then I don't write AT ALL for ages. . . Let me tell you what I'm sure you already know:  If one doesn't write, one will never become a best-selling author of ANYTHING. 
Ouch.  Kinda harsh, right?  But, good gravy, it's true.  It's …

A + A Friday!

It's Friday, y'all!  How was your week? AWKWARD When a stranger comes to your door asking about renting the other side of the duplex--you fumble your words and point to the realtor's phone number on the sign in the front yard, apologize, and seem (and feel!) rather dumb and then they ap…

Use Your Words, Sweetheart

Mumbling never got anybody anywhere.
Remember that word post I shared last week? Good! 'Cuz here's another one.  :]
I've read a couple books recently where I was greatly impressed by their use of exceptional vocabulary. I found myself extremely grateful for my Kindle and its ability t…

Expand Your Vocab

Well, hullo, my faithful friends. I apologize for my neglect of this little blog. . . Writing my fun little posts, publishing a variety of names and their meanings, attempting to share some helpful writing tips—that's what I want to do. I've found a yearning to write and share all the t…

A+A Friday!

AWKWARD Don't forget to grab the bananas out of your cooler.  Otherwise the bag of pretzels you also left in there might possibly taste like them. . . (the bananas, I mean.) O_oStanding outside while locking up and you hear what sounds like a chicken clucking loudly. . . Turns out it was a woma…

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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]
The first weekend of shows has passed!   All went rather smoothly, with only a few minor glitches.…
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…