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The War in Syria

One of my personal resolutions this year is to appreciate everyday beauty, and for me that means noticing and being grateful for the little things in my life as well as the big things.  With the recent coverage of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, I have been reminded just how lucky I am to have these …

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Read Food Rules by Michael Pollan to help you develop a healthy eating philosophy. You will be inspired by his food rules to eat clean and develop healthy eating habits.

A Healthy Eating Philosophy via Michael Pollan

Don’t let dieting advice and convoluted nutritional science keep you from creating a simple, healthy eating philosophy. Healthy eating – it is an American obsession. We pursue complicated diets, telling us to eat this not that. We pour over food labels and nutrition guides. We rely on scientific experts to tell us what is healthy …

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Summer Reading Review of The Girl from the Savoy on penderandpeony.com

Summer Reading: The Girl from the Savoy

This book had all of the right elements: Jazz Age London, the aftermath of World War I, romance, and an aspiring actress with a humble and sweet personality. It had the potential to hit every one of my buttons. But in the end, I am seriously ambivalent about it. The Girl from the Savoy by Hazel …

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Summer Reading: The Museum of Extraordinary Things. Read the review at penderandpeony.com

Summer Reading: The Museum of Extraordinary Things

The Museum of Extraordinary Things is a slow burn. You know almost from the beginning that the two main characters, Coralie and Eddie, are going to meet and fall in love. Hoffman follows their life paths through flashbacks and diary like entries as these characters mature and slowly, ever so slowly, draw closer and closer …

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Summer Reading Review of Charleston

Summer Reading Review: Charleston

This book hurt my heart but in this poignant rush that was utterly captivating. **This post contains affiliate links, but only because I highly recommend this book! Charleston by Margaret Bradham Thornton tells the story of Eliza Poinsett who journeys home to a city so filled with tentacles of memory and connection she can’t shake …

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