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Gamer Alert: Read-Alikes For Your Favorite Games


My favorite video games are like my favorite books - Full immersion, unique characters, and LOTS of action. When I beat a game that I was hoping would never end, I look to books to bring me back to captivating worlds like the ones I enjoyed exploring in-game. The books (and movies) below should help […]

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New Adventures in Baking


So, here I am minding my own business when WHAM.... my body decides it's just not going to process gluten anymore.  What?!  No more cookies, hamburger buns, or donuts? I decided that wasn't going to work for me, so I headed to the store and purchased a bag of gluten free flour. I started by substituting that […]

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Road to Rio: Women’s Gymnastics Hype

The countdown to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio is on. And while there are dozens of sports to anticipate, none quite rouse my Olympic spirit like women's artistic gymnastics. The United States team, selected over the weekend, is poised to dominate in all events in Rio with 3-time World Champion Simone Biles, returning […]

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Water, Water everywhere


Adding a water garden, pond, fountain or stream can be one of the most rewarding tasks a home gardener can complete.  Whether you are a DYI master or a humble landscape novice, you will find plenty of help and inspiration to complete your project and enjoy your efforts for years  to come.     Backyard Water GardensBibWidget You […]

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Five Completed YA Series to Devour

Do you hate it when a book ends on a cliffhanger, only to find out the next book in the series doesn't come out for another year? Series are popular in YA fiction, especially fantasy, sci-fi, and dystopian stories. If you like following characters and their adventures through multiple books, but don't like waiting years […]

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