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…

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…

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…

Tranquility

Tranquility Written by: Amie Carlson Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Month, Year: April, 2017 Amazon | CMD | B&N A brief summary from Tyndale House Publishers: Tranquility: A Prayer and Reflection Coloring Journal invites you to mix creative journaling and coloring into your personal time with God. Prayers that focus on topics such as being thankful, dealing with…

Fun Weekend, Including CFRR!

Originally posted on Rebecca Leigh:
Last weekend was amazing! My best friend Michaela (a.k.a, Baker Kella) drove up from North Carolina and we had a super fun filled weekend. We started the fun on Thursday after I got home from work. We decided to try out an escape room, which neither of us had ever…

Chasing Secrets

Chasing Secrets Written by: Lynette Eason Publisher: Revell Month, Year: August, 2017 Amazon | B+N | CBD | Lifeway A brief summary from Lynette Eason: Elite Guardians bodyguard Haley Callaghan may be in South Carolina, but when a photo leads investigators in West Ireland to open a twenty-five-year-old cold case, her life is suddenly in danger. Haley knows how…