Wednesday, August 16, 2017

And the Winner is...

                                                                Drumroll please...

And the winner is...


Congratulations Miss Woodhouse!!!  You have won the giveaway!!!!  

Would you please comment your email address?  If you'd like, let me know if you don't want it published and it will be for my eyes only (since I monitor all the comments). :)

Congratulations again!!!  And thank you to everyone else who entered!!!! :D

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Book Review // The Assault

Publisher's Description

The Next Wave of Stories in the Harbingers Series Arrives

Cycle 2 of the Harbingers series continues the story of four gifted strangers brought together to fight a growing darkness.

In Bill Myers's "The Revealing," the team finds themselves in Rome trying to retrieve the mystical spear Hitler once owned--the very spear that pierced Christ's side. This task will take them from hidden chambers inside the Vatican to a mysterious seaside cave with powers they could never expect.

Frank Peretti's "Infestation" unleashes a microscopic evil on the world that deceives, blinds, kills, then spreads. The Harbingers team must confront a monster bent on seducing and destroying mankind.

In "Infiltration" by Angela Hunt, the team is wounded and barely holding together. Forced to split up, they realize their investigations have led them into dangerous waters.

Alton Gansky's "The Fog" unleashes a supernatural mist unlike any other. There are vicious things in the fog that kill whatever they find. One team member realizes that the ultimate sacrifice may have to be made.
I reviewed the first 'cycle' of these books, Invitation and loved it.  When I saw that I could get the second 'cycle', The Assault to review, you bet I requested it.  
If you don't know, these four authors, Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky teamed up to each write from their characters point of view, each with a completely different story.  
The Reveling by Bill Myers. 
In Bill Myers book, he writes as Brenda, the tough tattoo artist.  This book is set in Rome.  From the Vatican to the underground catacombs and back up to the beach where a strange familiar house lies.  The team experience's strange things inside the house and beyond.  A fast paced, exciting adventure for sure. 
Infestation by Frank Peretti.
Frank Peretti writes from the Professor's point of view.  When the Professor finds out his assistant, Andi is in an Mental Facility in Florida, him and Brenda go to find out what happened.  Of course, Tank does show up.  Andi is seeing things they can't and she acts like they aren't there.  This book was probably my favorite of the four.  It was very interesting and kind of creepy at the same time. But that's what I liked about it.   Super interesting, fast-paced book.
Infiltration by Angela Hunt.
Angela Hunt writes as Andi.  The Professor's smart assistant who sees patterns everywhere.  After what happened in Infestation, Andi isn't quite herself yet.  The team stays at a house the Professor has rented out, learning more about their enemy and recuperating a bit.  I didn't like that Andi got hypnotized, but Tank was against as was Daniel.  But in the end, it was bad idea.  And I don't think she'll do that again.  Otherwise, another interesting book.
The Fog by Alton Gansky
Alton Gansky writes as Tank, a big loveable ex football player.  He is the only one in the team that believes in Jesus (I don't know about Daniel.  He is a ten year old who sees angels and doesn't talk much).  In The Fog, the team is in San Diego.  They go to a party of a retiring architect.  It's in a tall building and after an earthquake there appears a fog down below.  But what is in the fog is far more disturbing.  There are monsters that swim through the fog and...basically eat people.  And soon the fog is steadily rising. Through an act of bravery, Tank risks his life to save others.
These books are fast-paced, fascinating and edge of your seat thrillers.  They are a cross between sci-fi and thriller. One thing that did bother me was that in 'The Revealing', the Professor asks someone if they are "part of a special needs program," because they were saying he couldn't see someone.  I didn't appreciate him saying that.  Otherwise, I enjoy these books very much.  I hope they keep going.  
5 out of 5 stars
*I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Two Years Ago (And a Giveaway)

It was on this day two years ago I posted my second post and continued blogging.  I had published my first post in March, but hadn't posted again till...August 8th, 2015.  It's hard to believe that I have had a blog that long.  Time sure goes by fast!

I feel that I have accomplished a lot having this blog.  I have made friends, been able to share some of my life, and my style came forth.  I give this blog the credit.  I even got to meet one of my blogging friends, Mary!  Which was AWESOME!!!


I would like to thank each and everyone of you.  Thank you for reading my lil blog.  Thank you for your sweet comments.  They make my day. <3  And thank you for being my friends.  In honor of my blog's two year anniversary, I have a little giveaway/drawing.

If you win, you shall receive one vintage postcard, one vintage hankie, and three brooches.  Only one winner.  Must be in the US to participate.  

Now, how do you enter?  Just leave me a comment below saying that you'd like to enter the drawing.  If you leave a comment and do not mention the drawing, I shall not enter you.  One entry per person.  Sorry, a lot of rules, but you get the idea. ;)  

Giveaway will end Tuesday, August 15th at midnight.    I shall announce the winner Wednesday, August 16th.  Thank you all!

Thank you again for following my blog. <3

Many blessings,

Monday, August 7, 2017

An Unexpected Hiatus//Life Update

Hi...remember me?  Yeah, it's been awhile.  Well it's official.  I haven't posted in a month!  What?!  How did that happen??  I mean, it's not like I didn't try to write, I did.  But I never finished a post and thus they never got published.

How has your summer been???  Mine has been going great!!  Busy, but great!  I've been swimming, went to some movies, got to go to Tahoe for the day to meet someone very special...any guesses who I met????  Well, if you guessed Mary, then you were right!!!!  Yes, it is true.  I was blessed to meet the author of Sunshine and Scribblings, Ms. Mary herself.  It was AMAZING!!!  She was super sweet and nice and was such a lovely time.  "I laughed, I cried, it moved me, Bob."  Well, minus the crying part. ;D Kudos to you if you catch that quote!  And of course, we took some pictures.  Here we are together.

And yes, her hair is lovely. <3  And also yes, I'm a little petite. :D

Remember when I told you guys the story of seeing the soldier coming home at the airport?  I mentioned that we were getting a puppy.  Well, technically she is still a puppy, but she is a biggy girl!  Everyone, meet Beatrice.

She is an English Bulldog.  Ain't she pretty?  She's a little love (well, when she wants to be ;)).

A little bit of an update on reading.  I've been working on The Circle by Ted Dekker.  I'm already on the last/first book Green (if you've read them, you know what I mean ;)).  I have also read some of Peter Pan.

I am also knitting a sweater!  It's from a 1940's pattern.  I really hope it turns out.  This is the first time I've used a knitting pattern.  So, we'll see what happens. ;D

And some pretty exciting news...I'm going to be modeling vintage clothing!!!  I am SUPER excited!!  There is this lady I follow on Instagram that isn't too far from where I live.  She is an Etsy seller guessed it, vintage clothing.  After some talking back and forth, I am going to go to a photo shoot at the end of the month.  Eeeepppp.  So excited!

Well, I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!  I guess I'll end this Veggie Tales style.
"Remember, God made you special.  And He loves you very much.  Bye!"