Convoy Of Hope – Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Looking for ways to help folks during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey but can’t physically be in Texas? Consider donating to Convoy of Hope, a non-profit organization that provides relief in times of natural disasters, food for the hungry, and educational programs where there are none. COH teams have been in Texas since Friday, providing…

Unraveling

Unraveling Written by: Sara Ella Publisher: Thomas Nelson Month, Year: July, 2017 Amazon | CBD | B+N A brief summary from Sara Ella: One kiss changed her future. Can another alter her past? Eliyana Ember doesn’t believe in true love. Not anymore. After all she’s been through between capturing the Void and saving the Second Reflection, El only trusts…

With You Always

With You Always Written by: Jody Hedlund Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Month, Year: June, 2017 Amazon | CBD | B+N A brief summary from Jody Hedlund: When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She’s had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children’s Aid…

Herb Steak Foil Pouches

The past couple of months have been sort of crazy with an assortment of doctor’s visits, medication switches, and a couple of biopsies to top it all off. The biopsies came back great – praise GOD for that!! But still, my body needs to get its act together. Enough’s enough! One cool thing the doctor…

Monday Reads + Giveaway Announcement

Good Morning Friends!! Its a beautiful fall-ish morning here in North Carolina!  But, as much as I long to, I know better than to bring out my sweaters and boots just yet, mainly because later this week will be in the 80s again. Sigh. I’m so ready for cooler temperatures, ya know? Realizing I haven’t…

Night Night, Train

Night Night, Train Written by: Amy Parker Publisher: Thomas Nelson Month, Year: July 2017 Amazon | CBD A brief summary from Amy Parker: Chug-a-chug, the night night train Is a-rumblin’ round the track– We’ll ride it down to Sleepytown, And then we’ll come right back! My Thoughts: Looking for a way to get those adorably cute kids of…

The Road to Paradise

The Road to Paradise Written by: Karen Barnett Publisher: Waterbrook Press Month, Year: June 2017 Amazon | CBD | B+N A brief summary from Waterbrook Multnomah: An ideal sanctuary and a dream come true–that’s what Margaret Lane feels as she takes in God’s gorgeous handiwork in Mount Rainier National Park. It’s 1927 and the National Park Service is in its…

5 Min Writing Session

I’ve been getting spurts of the writing bug lately. It started with phrases, worked its way to poems, and I may be writing out some ideas for a story. Okay okay…I am writing out some ideas for a story. In fact, if you follow my Instagram (@bakerkella), you’ve seen my makeshift storyboard consisting of 2…

Honey Lime Pork Tenderloin

I’m not sure if anyone who reads my little ole blog has noticed or not, but I haven’t posted new recipes for a few months now. In fact, Sunday’s Berry Almond Crumble was my first recipe posted since April’s Margherita Chicken! A P R I L!! Chalk it up to me being lazy and living…

12 Days at Bleakly Manor + Giveaway

12 Days at Bleakly Manor Written by: Michelle Griep Publisher: Shiloh Run Press Month, Year: September 1, 2017 Amazon | CBD | B+N A brief summary from Michelle Griep: Ben wants nothing more than freedom and a second chance to claim the woman he loves—but how can Clara possibly believe in the man who abandoned her…

Berry Almond Crumble

  Summer temperatures have been out of control this year here in North Carolina! Truly out of control! And for me, when its too hot, I find that I want anything but chocolate to munch on. I know, I KNOW!! You’re probably thinking: Anything but chocolate?! Is this girl for real? *nods* Yes, yes I…

Kerfuffle + Giveaway

  Kerfuffle Written by: Kristin N. Spencer Publisher: Sincerely Adorned Books Month, Year: May 2017 Amazon About the Book: Olive’s best friend needs her now more than ever, but can she piece together everything in time to help him? When an anonymous email circulates through Normandie High, everything Olive knows about her family, church, and friends…