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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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Rated, Not Reviewed

Welcome, all!  Here another set of books I've read and rated, but not reviewed.  :]

The Wishing Spell
The Land of Stories #1
Chris Colfer

Alex and Conner Bailey’s world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm…

What's in a Name? | Returning!!

Good morning, dear friends and writers and dragonriders!  I'm here to share with you a new Name post.  You may be scratching your head and thinking, "Wait, what??"  I know, I know.  It's been quite awhile since I posted one, so maybe a brief explanation is due:
Names are kind of i…

Fresh New Look!

Hullo, dearies!

What do you think of the new look??

While I loved my poppy flower theme, it was time for a refreshing update.  And I've gotta say, I'm somewhat pleased with myself!  Why?  'Cuz I basically did this all by me onesy.  ;D (Or rather, I found a free template I liked and twe…

Beautiful | Competent | Loved

You can paint me any way you like but I would prefer twilight hues; of oranges, reds, violets, and blues.
- Darla Evans -

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Each person has their very own hue.  Meaning, we are a LIGHT - or a darkness - where'er we roam.  
We must choose which we are strivin…

Book Review | Deadly Proof

Deadly Proof(Atlanta Justice #1) Rachel Dylan
{GoodReads} In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher th…

The Lunar Chronicles | A Giveaway

Happy Friday, y'all.

I had to share a quick post for this giveaway.  *fangirl squeeeee*
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyers is one of my all-time favorite book series.  If you've never heard of them, YOU MUST LOOK 'EM UP.  No joke!  If you love fairytale retellings of favorite storie…

Rated, Not Reviewed

Hello, y'all.  :]  How is your Wednesday?  Mine has been rather sluggish and long, but otherwise pretty good.  
I'm not sure as to my blogging schedule, but today I have some rated, but not reviewed books to share with you.  To explain, these are books that I've read but not posted a […

Happy Weekend! Plus some Snippets. . .

The weekend is here!

I don't know about you, but my week's end has gotten off to a great start.  After working three days this week, I took my Friday to clean house and run errands.  I'm a definite homebody, y'all - LOVE being a homemaker!  The calling and "career" of a …

Welcome, September! (Already??)

Hello, and welcome to my blog!  If this is your first visit, I hope it won't be your last!

What is Sarah, Plain & Average?
If I could describe my desire for this little blog, it would be to serve as an encouragement to girls and young ladies of all ages -- be that in inspirational posts 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]
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…