You are completely healthy. Not a care in the world. Then your life comes crashing down around you as it becomes difficult for you to walk, work, or enjoy anything. Crippling pain is your constant reminder that things aren’t what they used to be. Life sounds pretty miserable, right?
For Cami Walker, a thirty-something with multiple sclerosis, this was her reality. Lost in the fog of chronic illness, she felt that there was no hope. That is, until she received a life-changing prescription from her friend, an African medicine woman. Walker was challenged to give 29 gifts, one gift a day, for 29 days. What follows was a lesson in giving and receiving in order to change one’s outlook on life. 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life was one of the first books I picked up when I first developed my chronic illness. I was only given one chapter a day, which helped me keep my mind off of my physical limitations at the time and on what I could do to participate in my own 29 days of giving.
I have a special place in my heart for this book, and I think everyone can stand to benefit from Walker’s candid story. Check out the blog to find out the full story of how this book entered my life and why I think you should pick it up!
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Disclaimer: Thank you to @kidlitexchange for providing me with a free advanced copy of Tiger Kingdom and the Book of Destiny by Stacie Eirich in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Reminiscent of The Chronicles of Narnia, Tiger Kingdom and The Book of Destiny is a middle grade read for kiddos who want to be transported into another land. Twins Suzie and Jack find themselves in Tiger Kingdom’s enchanted forest filled with talking animals and creatures. As they continue exploring they learn that they aren’t the only humans in the land and that they have been called to help find Queen Mohini and her cubs. The Tiger King, Sampson, sends them on a quest to find the Book of Destiny to help restore the Queen to her home.
This was a short read, but it was engaging. I found myself wanting to know more and more as each chapter progressed. I was disappointed to find that the story ends right as the plot begins to thicken! However, I did find that the short poems included at the beginning of each chapter was a great way to introduce free-verse poetry to younger readers. I could see many teachers using this in their classrooms as an example of poetry used to tell a story and as a “finish the story” writing prompt.
@spacetodreampoetry has a great start to the story-and I’m anxious to know if there will be more! I’m giving it ⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of five because of the abrupt ending but immersive story.
I can really get behind the art in our hotel this evening. Feeling like the bookish decor is a good sign for this trip! Do you think they’ll notice if I put it in my luggage with the extra toiletries? 😉 📖 🏨🛁
It’s a rainy Thursday here in Indiana, which makes me just want to curl up with a good book and read in bed. I guess it’s a good thing I need to catch up on the @dyssupport book club book for today because the weather is perfect for it. (Don’t tell them I haven’t even written the questions for our online discussion yet...I’m still collecting my thoughts! 😉) What book do you want to curl up with today?
Hi everyone, hope you are keeping well on this sunny Saturday! Sorry I have not been online past few days. Just to mention i am now fully BOOKED UP FOR OCTOBER! I cannot take on anymore cake orders this month apart from Halloween cupcake orders which I will be showcasing tomorrow.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless I have a cancellation I do require 4-6 weeks notice on all cake orders, I've already got some for November and its filling up so get your orders in. I will of course be selling my Belgian Chocolate Biscuit Puddings & Traditional Christmas cakes but let's just get Halloween over with first eh?! Thanks all x
It’s Banned Books Week, folks! What better way to celebrate the freedom to read than by picking up a book that has been challenged or even banned?! I’m celebrating by rereading a few of my favorites and sharing my top 20 banned or challenged books (in no particular order) on the blog. Some of the reasons these books were banned surprised me, but at the end of the day I celebrate that I was able to enjoy them regardless of the criticism they endured. That’s one of my favorite aspects of reading-we all glean something different. A book I love may be a book you hate, but we all should have the freedom to read and decide on our own. Happy Banned Books Week! Tell me about your favorite banned book from my list OR tell me one I missed! You can check out my complete list via the link in my bio.
My datebook and schedule were completely empty in July. So blank it looked like a snowstorm. ❄️❄️Now September and October are so busy I have to actively schedule free time to myself. ☀️🏖Have you ever noticed the change of seasons change your business? What do you do to tackle it? How do you keep your datebook steady everyday?
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Hi friends! You are all the best. You have fully booked up my October and I can't wait to see all of your beautiful faces in front of my camera! I won't be taking any more bookings for this year. Time for kiddo snuggles, baking, a trip to Hawaii, loving on my family and lots of editing. Thanks again for all of your support!! p.s. I have one last date open this Friday evening if anyone would like to snag it up. It's literally the last spot I have this year. #bookedandbusy#bookedup#bosslady#fall#beacvacation#bellinghamphotographer#ferndalephotographer