Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday Motivation- March 30th, 2020

Happy Monday, 

Happiness may seem elusive in these troubled times, but it is not unattainable. Take this time to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures -- books, candles, puzzles, board games, outdoor time, and being with family. I know things are hard for us all right now, but we will eventually return to a normal life. This mandatory deceleration of life has forced me to reconsider some of my prior habits, and realize that there are things I can live without. Let's use this opportunity to reevaluate our lives, and consider what changes we can make when we return to our regular day-to-day lives. 

Stay safe and stay healthy! 

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Off the Shelf- To Fetch a Scoundrel (Mutt Mysteries Book 2)

Happy Wednesday! 

I was fortunate enough to be asked to review To Fetch a Scoundrel: Four Fun "Tails" of Scandal and Murder, and I must say it did not disappoint. :) This book is a collection of four novellas that feature sleuths and their beloved canines working together to solve a crime.  The featured titles are: 

The Fast and the Furriest by Heather Weidner
This fast read (pun intended) centers around a racing track. When one of the track's most popular drivers, local celebrity Donnie Ellis, is found murdered in the garage, Cassidy and her Rottweiler Oliver must seek out the murderer and save the track's reputation. 

Pawsitively Scandalous by Jayne Ormerod
Party planner Pilar Pruitt's quiet neighborhood is shaken up when the Yappy Hour group witnesses one of their neighbors being removed from his home in handcuffs, setting the tightknit community abuzz. When Tilda, a retired schoolteacher is found murdered in her home, Pilar and her canine companion, Natti, must do a little digging to stop the killer, while unburying a few mind-blowing scandals along the way. 

Ruff Goodbye by Rosemary Shomaker
While bar owner Len Hayes attends the funeral of a dear friend, a fight breaks out. Once the body of Perry, a rather unpleasant business partner, is discovered, the trick is narrowing down the seemingly unending list of suspects. In a town where everyone is hiding something, Len must find out who is concealing a murder. 

A Doggone Scandal by Teresa Inge
When Catt receives a package with a mysterious note, she and her sister Em set out to discover the note's origins. When their investigation lands them in the middle of a murder investigation, Catt and Em must fight to solve the murder and prove their innocence. 

I loved this book so much, I've already purchased the first in the series: To Fetch a Thief. This collection of stories was a fun book from start to finish, particularly for those of us who love our fur babies! :) 

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Huge thank you to Rosemary Shomaker for contacting me with the opportunity to review this fur-tastic read! I'd highly recommend fans of cozy mysteries to check out the Mutt Mysteries site. What an awesome group of ladies! :) Thank you again. 

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday Motivation- March 23, 2020

Happy Monday! 

I hope everyone is safe and doing well. This has been a challenging and frightening time for us all. The silver lining of this quarantine is that it is making us slow down and appreciate the good things in life, like family, books, and just being at home. It's easy to get caught up in the everyday rush of life and forget to slow down and enjoy a simple life. My prayers and thoughts are with those who are struggling with this dreadful virus. Get well soon! 

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Monday, March 09, 2020

Monday Motivation- March 9th

Good Morning and Happy Monday! 

This week, believe in yourself and your dreams. With a dose of determination and persistence, there is no challenge that you cannot overcome. Whether your goal is losing weight, getting a promotion, earning a degree, or simplifying your life, have faith in yourself and make those dreams come true! Hang in there. :) 

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