I'm not over the cement trend, and I'm certainly not over the toys-as-decor trend. So, I put them together in a functional DIY. I made a few of these dinosaur cement bookends! You could make one, or a pair. Here's how…
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Did you work on your novel this NaNoWriMo? Wondering what to do with your masterpiece now? I teamed up with my author-husband as his editor and publisher on his first novel and I'm ready to share everything we learned along the way with my fellow Offbeat Homies. Whether you've just finished your opus or just got a really good start, here's how to take the next steps and publish your own novel.
I love everything to do with gifting: giving them, receiving them, scheming them, you name it. Since I have a kid a lot of my non-parent friends and family members will often ask me what kind of fun, kind of weird, somewhat non-traditional gifts they should give their nephews, nieces, family friends (and so on..) and I've decided I should just compile a list to make it easy on everyone.
Ever since I figured out last year that no screentime for an hour before bed made it waaaay easier for me to fall asleep, I have been on a reading BINGE. Mostly fiction, mostly fun, and mostly AWESOME. This summer in particular I've been on a roll with some really great books, and figured I'd circle up with y'all to compare notes.
Oddly, three of the four books I've read recently have had "America" in the title, so evidently I'm on a patriotic theme. Come with me?
Now that the cold weather is here in some parts of the Northern Hemisphere, many of you are flocking to week-long resorts in tropical destinations. Lots of you read on the beach — there's even a sub-genre called "beach reads." If you're thinking about what to bring and you've been shying away from the "literature" or "classics" sections of your bookstore, fear not: this English literature graduate has some great classics you can polish off quickly while soaking in the sunshine.