Saturday, July 28, 2012

Our Time to S.A.S.S. back, with the Shop & Share Saturday

Welcome to Stop and Share Saturday, or S.A.S.S., a weekend BLOG HOP, brought to you by your hosts: The Spring Mount 6 Pack and Two Children and a Migraine, Multi-Testing Mommy and The Knit Wit.

 Our goal is to get some comment love, increase traffic and hopefully get some new followers.

It's a hop, in that you move from blog to blog, But it's not a hop in that we want you to do more then just quickly jump from one spot to another. We want you to Stop & Share.

It is always a good idea to have the ALEXA TOOLBAR INSTALLED on your browser. (You want this on your computer, it constantly helps you as well as every blog you visit. Directions here.)

The more places you visit, the more likely you make it that they will S.A.S.S. you back.





  4. Take time to read the post and leave a genuine comment.

  5. End your comment with "- SASS" so folks will know you are stopping by from the Stop and Share Saturday Hop, and will hopefully return the favour.

 That's it. Have fun, find some great posts to enjoy and comment on, and enjoy your weekend!

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Inspirational Monday


Book Review: Inescapable by Nancy Mehl #50bookpledge

About the Book:
Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, Kingdom, Kansas, with plans never to return.

But five years later, the new life she built is falling apart. Lizzie knows she's being followed, and she's certain the same mysterious stranger is behind the threatening letters she's received. Realizing she'll have to run again, the only escape Lizzie can manage is a return to the last place she wants to go.

Once she arrives in Kingdom, Lizzie is confident she'll be safe until she comes up with a new plan. In reacquainting herself with the town and its people--especially her old friend, Noah Housler--she wonders if she judged her hometown and her Mennonite faith too harshly. However, just as she begins to come to terms with her roots, Lizzie is horrified to discover the danger she ran from is closer than ever.

No longer sure who to trust and fearful for her life and the lives of those around her, Lizzie finds she has only one place left to run--to the Father whose love is inescapable.

About the Author:

Nancy Mehl, the author of 12 books, received an ACFW Carol Award in 2009 for her novel For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in Wichita, Kansas, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. Visit her website at

My Review of the Book:

I truly did enjoy this book!  I have to say going into reading the book I really did not know much of anything about the Mennonite community.  Though like with any religious group/faith I knew that people that are going to have strong ties with the religious community and to if one turns away they would be turning away from more than just their faith.

Inescapable, was a though provoking book and really keeps the reader thinking throughout the book.  I loved the suspense within the book and I also love how strong the main character is.  I love reading books that have strong characters and especially strong female characters.  If your looking for a good book to read over the summer that is very entertaining then look no further.  I definitely recommend this book and I can not wait to read the next book!  I also have to say I found the cover of the book very drawing as well!  Many do not realize how important a cover is and I do have to say this book nailed it!

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I was provided a book for review purposes, but all views expressed were 100% mine and not influenced in any way!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Who Wouldn't Want the Chance to get an iPad 3?!?

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