Friday, January 7, 2022

Friday Favorites: 1.7.2022

The first week of 2022 is coming to a close.  Fifty one weeks remain and out of that 352 days until Christmas! 😂

Monday, January 3, 2022

Hello 2022!

A poem for the New Year:
Twenty twenty two coming through!
May we conquer the things we want to do, be faithful to God and love big too.
May our days be guided by His hand as we pray for our family, our friends and our land.
Let's get it done, let's have some fun and celebrate at year's end when it's all done!

Friday, December 31, 2021

2021, You Were Fun But Now You're Done.

Twenty twenty one, you sure were fun.

We made memories that I'll cherish dear.  

You afforded me time with loved ones far and near.

We took adventures - some by plane, some by car.

Some miles away and some not far {from our couch}. 😂

The days held Legos, drawing, playing, laughter, tears, encouragement, reading, fort building, battling of fears.

We held onto what we know to be true: God's amazing Word and His unending love for me and you.

Wrapping up the latest three sixty five, I find myself grateful to be in this time, to be alive. 💙


2021 One Second from Sara Cozad on Vimeo.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Third Grade Planet Project: Out of This World!

This year Winston had what I consider his first big school project - a planet project!  He was tasked with researching and presenting on an assigned planet.  He received a list of questions he had to answer and include in his final presentation.  The teachers also provided a list of ways that the students could showcase the information.  

Friday, October 29, 2021

Add these to your To Be Read List!

It's another round of Sara's Books that should be on your "I need to read these" list! 😂  And here.we.go!


Lockdown on London Lane by Beth Reekles takes place right as one of the first lockdowns due to the current pandemic making its way into building.  Tenants find themselves waking up to notes beneath their doors stating that their building is on lockdown for one week with no one in and no one out.  This creates unique situations for each flat owner including two individuals who were only supposed to be a one night stand, the couple who has newly started dating and a wedding decorating party to name a few.  I knew I was going to enjoy this book when within the first five pages I had laughed out loud!  When the book ended, I kept clicking my Kindle turn page button because I wanted to know more about the characters!  Lockdown on London Lane releases in February 2022 but is on pre-order now!
Thank you Net Galley and Wattpad Books for the ARC of this book!

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Have you heard? Winston is in Third!

A new school year is upon us with Winston starting third grade!!  He has grown in inches and in maturity and I'm not sure that my heart is ready for it.  I told as friend the other day, there are times I miss the sweet little baby moments but it really is a joy and a hoot to have a front row in seeing their personalities, likes and dislikes and dreams take shape.

Truman is in Kindergarten!

I can't believe we are here.  Truman is heading to Kindergarten!  He is so ready to start the new school year in the same building as big brother! 


Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Few Book Reviews

It's been a few days since I have made a post or two! In an effort to get back into it, I thought I would start will sharing reviews of a few books I've read recently.  Buckle up, here we go!

I love, loved Kate, Ben and everything in this book! In the midst of all the political who-ha that was going on in 2020, this book was a welcomed respite.  Their banter was captivating and the strife to be civil palpable.  This book gave me all the feels - my heart raced and stopped, I cheered and teared.  I read it in one night staying up way to early in the morning and instead of going to sleep, I immediately wanted to start it over again!  The writing was witty and one hundred percent showed how it is possible to hold onto something you truly value while being open minded to meet in the middle.

If you are looking for a book that captivates your imagination and emotions, pick this one up today!
Thank you Net Galley for the ARC of this book!

Thursday, December 31, 2020

2020 Book List

My goal set at the start of 2020 was to read 24 books.  With the thanks of the extra time spent at home, I blew that goal out of the water!

Total Read: 115

 January

The After Party by Anton DiSclafani

Truth be Told by Kathleen Barber
Caught Bread Handed by Ellie Alexander
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

February and March
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
The entire Fool's Good Book Series by Susan Mallery - a total of 24 books
The Gown by Jennifer Robson
Books 1, 2 and 2.5 of the Happily, Inc. Series by Susan Mallery

April
💌The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren💌
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
👀Watching You by Lisa Jewell👀
🚫The American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld 🚫

May
The Dare by Lauren Landish
💌The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright💌
💌The Royal Treatment by Melanie Summers💌
💌The Royal Wedding by Melanie Summers💌
💌The Royal Delivery by Melanie Summers💌
👍Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict👍
👀The Best Friend by Shalini Boland👀
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Marrying My Billionaire Boss by Nadia Lee
A Weekend with Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly
Mr. Darcy Forever by Victoria Connelly
Dreaming of Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly
💌Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes 💌
💌Love You, Love You Not by Jo Watson 💌
A Royal Shade of Blue by Aven Ellis
The Princess Pose by Aven Ellis
Home Ice by Aven Ellis
The Definition of Icing by Aven Ellis
Breakout by Aven Ellis
On Thin Ice by Aven Ellis
Playing Defense by Aven Ellis

June
💌The Honeymooner by Melanie Summers 💌
💌Whisked Away by Melanie Summers 💌
💌The Suite Life by Melanie Summers 💌
Connectivity by Aven Ellis
My Big Fat Fake Engagement by Lauren Landish
Go for Love by Laura Chapman
All the French Men by Laura Chapman
The Life We Share by Colleen Young
Taking Flight by Colleen Young
Remove Before Flight by Colleen Young
The Event by Colleen Young
The Other Einstein: A Novel by Marie Benedict
The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren
A Happy Catastrophe by Maddie Dawson

July
The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
💌American Royals by Katharine McGee 💌
Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren
Before the Crown by Flora Harding - Available December 2020
Float Plan by Trish Doller - Available March 2021
Just One of the Groomsmen by Cindi Madsen
The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks
My (Mostly) Secret Baby by Penelope Bloom
Sugar and Ice by Aven Ellis
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
 
August
Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai
Reality Blurred by Aven Ellis
The Plus One Pact by Portia MacIntosh
Outscored by Aven Ellis
Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista by Aven Ellis
Green Latte to Go by Aven Ellis
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophia Kinsella
The Last to Know by Jo Furness
The Event by Whiney Dineen

September
💌Only When It's Us by Chloe Liese 💌
💌Always Only You by Chloe Liese 💌
He's a Brute by Chloe Liese
She's a Spitfire by Chloe Liese
They're a Match by Chloe Liese
The Subway Girl by Lisa Becker
They're Strictly Friends by Chloe Liese

October
The Friend Zone by Sariah Wilson
Just a Boyfriend by Sariah Wilson

November
 💌#Starstruck by Sariah Wilson 💌
💌 #Moonstruck by Sariah Wilson 💌
💌 #Awestruck by Sariah Wilson 💌
💌 Falling For Your Best Friend's Twin by Emma St. Clair 💌
The Billionaire Love Match by Emma St. Clair

December 
The Billionaire Benefactor by Emma St. Clair
The Billionaire Land Baron by Emma St. Clair
Jingle Wars by R. Holmes & Veronica Eden
My Fake Christmas Fiance by Julie Kriss
No Room in the Inn by Gracie Ruth Mitchell
Faking Under the Mistletoe by Ashley Shepherd
(Not So) Alone for Christmas by Jenny Proctor
Dear Santa by Kristen Granata
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