Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures

Ask any mom of a young child and they can tell you where the best playgrounds in the area are. They can even rate each one based on best slides and swings, accessible bathrooms and garbage cans, shaded areas, and if they are on rubber bits, wood chips or grass. Some are better on weekends and some are…

Book Review: The Lunar Chronicles, Winter by Marissa Meyer

The closing book to the Lunar Chronicles is action-packed, emotional, and well written with a fairytale ending. Once again Marissa Meyer shows off her skills in retelling a classic fairytale story with a science fiction twist. In Winter, we get to know a little bit about Levana’s stepdaughter. Winter’s physical beauty is natural and her kindness…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

What satisfies you? There has to be something in your life, no matter what state it is in, that gives you that completely satisfied feeling. What is that for you? For me, it is two things, which I happened to find on my camera roll in this picture. My dog and my son. My dog, Kyra, has…

Book Review: The Lunar Chronicles – Scarlet

Book 2 in The Lunar Chronicles lives up to, and perhaps surpasses, the expectations set by the first book in the series, Cinder, and the prequel, Fairest. There is plenty of action, intense emotion, and answers to many questions from Cinder. Marissa Meyer is clever in her telling of the tale of Red Riding Hood and big bad…

Weekly photo challenge: Collage

I snapped these pictures while my son was chasing and popping bubbles that were coming out of our new bubble maker. I tried to capture the goofy and energetic side of him, without him noticing the camera of course. I think this is a great “collage” of what summertime and childhood should be about. Don’t you?…