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Striped beach bag in the sand with beach skin care products

My Favorite Beach Skincare Products & Other Summer Essentials

Feel the beach calling your name before the last days of summer slip by and the soothing sand and sun get lost to the cool, crisp rush of fall?   Me too! But before you hit your lounger grab these beach skincare products to protect yourself from those harmful rays! Plus I’m sharing 10 other …

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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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