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Winery Dogs of Napa Valley

Winery Dogs of Napa Valley ***** by Elaine Riordan I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where “pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera”.  “In this second edition of Winery Dogs of Napa Valley, the dogs are as wild, lovable, and funny as ever. They frolic in alfalfa fields,…

Broken for You

Broken for You ****/***** by Stephanie Kallos I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where “pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera”. I stumbled on this book at Audible.com, searching for a book by narrator, instead of by title. As a result, I came away with a book I would…

Tommy Bahama

T is for Tommy Bahama This week’s letter assignment is the letter T. The Tommy Bahama® philosophy:  “Tommy Bahama can help you escape the troubles of the modern world in favor of a place that’s relaxed and worry free. . .where life is one long weekend.” “There is a warm westerly breeze rustling the palms, the lulling…

Swing Shadows

    “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau           For more Weekly Words to Live By, stop by Notes from A Cottage Industry   and visit Hey Harriet for other Shadow Shots~  

Swanson Vineyards

S is for Swanson Vineyards I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter S. A stop at Swanson Vineyards for a tasting appointment on some good friends’ recommendations, was the highlight of our recent trip to Napa. “The Swanson products and philosophy celebrate decadence with a wink — the sublime mixing of the high with…

Books!

  “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles W. Eliot     From the author of gods in Alabama, Between Georgia (my favorite) and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Joshilyn Jackson’s newest novel is available June 8th.   “Jackson…

Inspired Styles

   Inspired Styles ***** by Assouline I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where  pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. If you are a fan of interior design or just love admiring beautiful rooms, this book is not to be missed. Full of beautifully photographed and designed rooms from fifteen…

The Summer We Fell Apart

The Summer We Fell Apart  **** by Robin Antalek I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where “pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera”. This story is told in five separate parts, by the four Haas siblings~ from their points of view, and followed by a brief epilogue, wrapped up by their mother, Marilyn.…

Reflections

        R is for Reflections         I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter R.          Dictionary.com defines reflection as: the act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.  an image; representation; counterpart.    in Physics, Optics, a: the return of light, heat, sound, etc.,…

Things that Make Me Smile. . .

     This Red Swing is one of the things we spied boating this past weekend that made me smile, along with. . .          Water Dogs~busy with a tennis ball. . .       A Frog Watchman. . .        A family of Geese. . . (I confess, I smile a lot more…