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Saturday Shares

I wanted to share some things I came across during my internet and Pinterest traveling this week and earlier. I hope you like them, enjoy them, are moved and motivated by them.


This one made me laugh qutie a bit!


This Grilled Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken from the Picky Palate is very good, and quite healthy!  We have been having it at our house for almost a year now, and all 3 of us cannot get enough of it.  I highly suggest you make it this weekend or during the week, and you can quickly throw it all together on a busy evening.  I was out there grilling in 20 degree temps, just so we could have it again this week!

These Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal with Individual Toppings are what we are going to make this morning!  The Sugar-Free Mom is a genius!  We will soon have apple cinnamon and blueberry in the oven!


Sadly the website for this workout no longer exists, and I wish it did so I could share it with you.  I found this upper body workout last month and I love it!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is a must read!  I know I told y’all that I was stuck at the beginning for awhile.  However, as soon as I sat down with a chunk of time to read I was immediately engrossed.  I was up late for 2 nights reading it, and on that second night I was up till 3 am to finish it.  Read this book now!  I would tell you more about it, but anything I write will give away something or foreshadow something in the story line, and I don’t want to ruin it for you.  I’ve also added Gone Girl to my Must Read Before You Die list.

Snowed in or just looking for something to do?  These homemade bath bombs are easy and fun to make, and your kids will love making them too!  Check them out at One Good Thing by Jillie.

What I’m Reading

Right now I am re-reading Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum, and reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  The most exciting news is that I will be Skyping with Jenna Blum, author of Those Who Save Us, with my local book club!!!  So, if you have questions…post them!!!  Happy Reading!!!

For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota. Trudy’s sole evidence of the past is an old photograph: a family portrait showing Anna, Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturmfuhrer of Buchenwald.

Driven by the guilt of her heritage, Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother’s life.

Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant mother/daughter drama, Those Who Save Usis a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame.

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge.Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.