Saturday, July 14, 2018

Menu Plan Monday: 7/16/18


July 16, 2018

Saturday – Rotis Chicken and Baked Spaghetti Squash

Sunday – Mozzarella Stuffed BurgersQuick Cabbage Slaw –2pt

Monday - Chopped Salad with Shrimp, Blue Cheese and Bacon

Tuesday – Eggs Benedict Casserole

Wednesday – Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry 4pts – Rice 

Thursday – Sheetpan Italian Chicken 8pts -and Veggies with Corn on Cob

Friday - Loaded Nacho Chicken Tostado

Saturday - Honey Garlic Drumsticks = Veggie

Sunday -

Breakfast – Asparagus Quiche with Spaghetti Crust

LUNCHES:  Zucchini Noodles with Hearty Sauce

SNACKS:  Berry Yogurt Pop – 1pt
Strawberry and Cream Chocolate Cookie Sandwich – 3PT
Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip/Veggies – 0pts

For more Menu Planning inspiration stop by and visit Laura at Organizing Junkie and participate in Menu Plan Monday.

Wishing you a wonderful week!!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

GIVEAWAY: Win a Print Copy of Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage


Title:  Baby Teeth
Author: Zoje Stage 
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Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (July 17, 2018)
Length: 320
Source: Author/Publisher

About the Book: (

Sweetness can be deceptive.

Meet Hanna.

She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.

Meet Suzette.

She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette's husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all.


GIVEAWAY: I have three copies of Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage to giveaway. To enter, please head over to Our Reading in WBL facebook page.  Please comment on the giveaway post with the latest book you read that you enjoyed and why to be entered into the giveaway! We’ll announce a winner on June 30th . Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only, please.

Click TO ENTER on facebook page!

Happy Reading!

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Coming Soon to a Bookshelf Near You: May 2018

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Hello Friends -

Finally, it is warming up in Minnesota, which has me wanting to make more time to read.   I love walking and listening to audio books.   I have joined a book club again.  This one meets every other month, which works well for me.   Most of the books selected for this year, I already had on shelf waiting to be read.  I decided to cancel my audible subscription and have been having good luck with downloading audiobooks from the library. 

I recently started the Cork O’Connor Mystery Series audiobooks.   Cork is a former cop living in the Minnesota's northern lake country.  I have listened to the first two books in the series.   As many know, my family loves the Duluth and North Shore area of MN.  So of course I will enjoy books set in that area as well.  William Kent Krueger does a very nice job weaving in the Anishinaabe culture into the stories. 

Currently Reading:

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What are you reading???

To help with you with your May reading,  I thought I would share some books that have caught my eye.   These books will be available in May.  If you like, maybe even get on the waitlist at the library for these upcoming titles.  As a book blogger, I am able to request, read and provide feedback on upcoming titles.   I love being able to do this, but some months my ambitions are larger than what time allows.  I still have a full time job which interferes regularly with my reading/blogging schedule.  So I decided to share with you some upcoming releases that have caught my eye.    I would hate for you to miss an upcoming title due to my lack of time!!

Here are some books which will be available in bookstores in May 2018, that caught my eye!

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GIVEAWAY:  We will be holding a give away of 3 copies of Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage on Reading in White Bear Lake in May!!  Sign up to receive updates so you don’t miss your chance!

Happy Reading!

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