Thursday, August 25, 2016

What I'm Listening To This August

It's been awhile since I've shared some of the music I'm really enjoying this summer. Here are a few of my current favorites.

Little Things by India Aire

Juniper by Y La Bamba

Porcelian by Charlene Kaye

Hymn For the Weekend by Coldplay

Heathens by Twenty One Pilots

So what music are you listening to this summer?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Service Tails

Dogs truly can be man's best friend. They love to please us, and there are individuals whose independence is dependent on their service dog. Service Tails tells the stories of these companions who make living life so much easier for thousands.

The Story

This is a collection of stories about individuals with disabilities. The main character of each of these stories is their service dog and the way the dogs have changed these individuals lives. Often these dogs come at a time when their owners desperately need them. The owners are at low points, and the dogs through their service and love of their owner make life so much easier. I can't decided which story I like best. But I learned that many individuals have more than one service dog throughout their lives. And that the organizations who pair the animal and owner up look at how the individuals life has changed over time to find the right dog for the individual.

What I Liked

I liked how the author told how the use of service dogs started. It started out as a crazy idea that worked. It reminded me that sometimes the crazier the idea the greater the rewards from the idea. Without someone dreaming that a dog could help lead a blind man so many people would be much less independent. And I like how the animals are the heroes of these stories. These stories will make you understand why dogs are called man's best friend.

Who Should Read This Book

If you are an animal lover, you will enjoy this book. And if you work with individuals with disabilities you will enjoy this book. But this book is also valuable to individuals who want to educate the world about how people's lives can be enriched by the pets in their lives.

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I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, but the opinions are all mine.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party 135

Have you ever been driving down the road and traffic suddenly slows down? You look around and you can't quite figure out why. And then the reason jumps out at you. This is what happened to me the other day on my way to work. I was sitting in my car wondering what is going on. And then I figured it out. The traffic slowed down for a bunch of geese to cross the road. They didn't care whether I was late to work or not. They just wanted to get to the park they were going toward. I had to kind of chuckle when it happened. But now it's time to join that linky party.

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Cooking with Curls

If you have been following me for awhile, you already know that I have a slight obsession with barbecue sauce. I put it on just about everything, burgers, steaks, chicken strips, even pizza! No, not regular pizza, Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza silly. This year for Thanksgiving I wanted to change things up {because I don’t actually like turkey} so I created a Southwest Roasted Turkey….

Mini Breakfast Casserole
This Mama Loves

Breakfast casserole is a favorite morning staple in our house. They are easy to toss together and you can use pretty much whatever you have on hand to make it. They can be as simple or as involved as you like making them perfect for busy mornings, leisurely weekend brunches, or family holiday breakfasts.

Make This Stunning Terracotta Pot Succulent Centerpiece
Garden Therapy

It’s hard to believe that this gorgeous succulent centerpiece was made from humblest of materials. An inexpensive wire hanging basket frame, terracotta pots, reindeer moss, and a Hurricane candle make for a show stopping planter / table decoration that will get people talking!

Tomato Pesto Spaghetti Squash Bake
The Bewitchin' Kitchen
I’ve been pretending, pretending for a long time to like spaghetti squash. I knew there was potential for me to love it but I couldn’t figure out a recipe until this Tomato Pesto Spaghetti Squash Bake.

Simple Summer Tomato Sandwiches
A Proverbs 31 Wife
I forget when I came upon this combo, but I know it’s now something I look forward to each summer. These simple summer tomato sandwiches must be made with fresh tomatoes. They just must. I’ve tried making them with store-bought tomatoes in the winter and the results were simply disappointing.

5 Ways to Whiten your Teeth at Home
Must Have Mom

I read once that American’s spend about $1.4 billion dollars a year on teeth whitening products. That is a lot of money! So I’ve come up with 5 ways to whiten your teeth at home.

Double Cherry Cobbler
Crafts a la Mode

This is WAY easier than making pies. I love cobblers of all sorts, especially with ice cream. Yummy.
The inspiration for this recipe came from one of my favorite magazines, the Sandra Lee Christmas issue. I did tweak her recipe for my family. I love that she uses ready made items and then adds to them to create a whole new dessert, like the one below. This is truly one of the easiest desserts to make.


This Classic Bread Pudding is an easy dessert using a stale bread soaked in a milky egg mixture.

I used to make it using my white sandwich  bread, crust removed then cubed, but today I made this Classic Bread Pudding with multi grain bread, cut the slice into half length wise.

Floyd Family Homestead

My name is Tana and I am addicted to my essential oils….I cannot get enough!! They have helped me in so many different ways, as they have others across the world.

Got a toothache? There is an essential oil for that; Have problems sleeping? There is an essential oil for that; Have skins problems? Well there are essential oils for that

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A Trip To The Rose Gardens

I had the chance to take some time and visit the local rose garden. It had just rained, so there weren't many people there. I had loads of time to enjoy all the beautiful roses, and I decided to share them with you today.

It wasn't just flowers that I saw. There were bunnies and a few geese. The picture of the bunny makes him a little possessed since his eyes are glowing. And that goose was a little less than friendly. It kept hissing at me.

Let me know what you think of the pictures.