Monday, April 30, 2018

Personalized Father's Day Gift Ideas

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Father's Day isn't that far away. Get a head start on shopping so you can have time to give something extra special this year!

I don't know why, but I've always found it far more difficult to shop for fathers than mothers. Thank goodness for lots of neat gift ideas from Etsy! I've compiled several custom items that I think would make great personalized gifts for super special dads. :)

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Happy shopping. :)

What dad doesn't carry a wallet? One like this would be extra special!

I think this is a really neat gift idea. Other sizes and designs are available.

This made me think of that sweet song by Owl City, "Not All Heroes Wear Capes". :)

Perfect if you're looking for something nice but practical.

Have a DIY Dad? Great gift for use or display.

Special print to display in Dad's office! Several styles and sizes available.

Seems like all guys have pocket knives. ;) Lots of styles to choose from.

Choose from 5 different colors.

For the dad who loves to grill.

I hope you have fun shopping for a Father's Day gift this year!

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd {Book Review}

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Tension grows thick between the millers and the weavers in the quaint English

 village of Amberdale. New ways threaten old ones and livelihoods are at stake. 

Progress must trump tradition, but at what cost?

KATE DEARBORNE is as loyal as they come. Committed to her father and her community of weavers, she sees it as her duty to remain enemies with the heir to the Stockton fortune. It's the only way to preserve her family's way of life.

HENRY STOCKTON returns from war only to find that he must fight a battle of a different nature. Henry's grandfather seeks to update the family's successful wool mill which will replace the need for so many weavers. Despite threats and suspicious activity blamed on the weavers, it's Henry's duty to come alongside his grandfather for the sake of their own legacy. 

If only Kate and Henry would stop running into each other. Chance meetings threaten to break down barriers and leave them questioning if things are really as they seem. Amidst unexpected tragedy, betrayal, truth, and lies, will Kate and Henry be able to come together to bring peace once and for all?

My Thoughts

I admit it. I totally judged this book by its cover. Beautiful, isn't it? Okay, so I judged it by the author, too. I've read several other books by Sarah E. Ladd and have loved them all. 

I'm such a sucker for regency romance. The Weaver's Daughter is set during the early Industrial Revolution and gives a glimpse into what life might have been like for a small village. It's a heartwarming story of two people fighting to preserve their families' legacies. 

Feisty Kate and noble Henry are characters hard not to love. I found myself empathetic toward both of their plights, yet longing for a way for both to win. There's just enough mystery and tension to keep the pages turning until the very end. 

Book Rating: 5 Stars!

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Rustic Wedding Backdrops

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Planning a rustic style wedding? Check out these rustic wedding backdrops! They're perfect for table settings or photo ops. Just click the photos to view each style.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Personalized Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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Show mom some love this Mother's Day with these personalized gifts from Etsy!

Sweet, one of a kind piece to show off your beautiful family wherever you go.

Like the different take on a family photo. :)

Perfect for all the mamas who spend hours on end cooking up meals for their families. Now that I have teens, my kitchen time is slightly less than it used to be. ;)

Wow! To have jewelry in a loved one's handwriting - how special.

Perfectly unique, yet simple. Love this idea for a sweet mom!

What a neat necklace. Mine would need 3 leaves. How many would your necklace tree need?

Other breeds and animals are available. Farmhouse animals, too!

I don't know about you, but I still have some recipes that I keep in a box. This would make a super cute place to keep all those handwritten recipes.

I love shopping for unique gifts on Etsy! I hope you can find that perfect something for the special women in your life. 

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Birthstone Inspiration: May

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For as long as I can remember, I've loved having a stone assigned to my birth month. Mine is aquamarine, and I'm currently in a loving-all-things-turquoise-and-aqua phase. 

May is right around the corner, and 90° temps are in the forecast in my desert land. Both my mom and brother have May birthdays. In fact they were born on the same day! Neat, huh?

When I see emerald, May's beautiful birthstone, I think of England and forests and dragons and all things Middle Earth. It's a color I associate with my love of all things fantasy! I also love to wear this shade of green since I think it goes so well with my skin tone, hair, and eyes.

I hope you enjoy these May gift ideas. It's so fun to give and receive gifts in a color theme! 

Happy Shopping!

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