• Literary Pursuits

    Friday Freebies

    This week's Kindle freebies list includes a nice variety of genres, which is what I love to find. I tend to binge-read one genre for awhile but then I get tired of it and start looking for something else.

  • Lifestyle

    Cold Brew in a Mason Jar

    When I was growing up much of our food came out of Mason jars. I don't do much canning these days, but I've been whipping up a quart of cold brew coffee concentrate in a Mason jar about every other day this summer. It is SO easy and SO yummy and WAY cheaper than a coffee shop.

  • Literary Pursuits

    What I Read in June

    It's always interesting to me to look back and see what I've read recently. I don't usually plan ahead, but pick up books that appeal to me at the moment. This could explain why I often have two (or five) books going at once.

  • Adventures

    Oklahoma Road Trip

    Last week we made another trip to Arkansas to take the last of our stuff. This time we didn't bring a trailer back with us, and with the 4th of July holiday we had an extra day to dawdle a little. For one part of the trip we chose to follow Highway 412 across northern Oklahoma. I was especially interested…

  • Literary Pursuits

    Friday Freebies

    Happy Independence Day Weekend! I hope you'll find a time to fix yourself a glass of lemonade (or whatever your favorite iced drink is) and find a cool, shady spot to lose yourself for in a story for a little bit. Here are a few freebies I found to add to my Kindle this week.

  • Lifestyle

    Review: IQ Circuit

    I'm a huge proponent of off-screen activities for road trips. It's hard to create family memories if everyone's focus is on their individual screens. For that reason, I'm always on the lookout for fun travel games and activity books. IQ Circuit is one such game I received for review from Timberdoodle.

  • Literary Pursuits

    12 Books for the 4th of July

    The 4th of July isn't--thank goodness!--a holiday for gifts or passing out candy like so many have evolved into. It's a midsummer day off that, for us, usually involves family, friends, and doing something outdoors. The perfect opportunity to think about and appreciate our freedoms as Americans. With that in mind, I wanted to share a round-up of a dozen…

  • Literary Pursuits

    Friday Freebies

    We're headed out on another road trip, this one mostly on the Interstate, so it's time to load up the Kindle. (I'm pretending like there's not already a gazillion unread books already on my Kindle. Just play along with me.) You probably need some new ones on yours, too, don't you? I thought so. Let's see what's available for free…