A Little Recognition: Liebster Award Nomination!

Starting a blog often feels like toiling on a great product and then sending it off into an abyss, wondering if anyone besides those closest to you will ever read it. (Who you may have coerced into reading it. Who then promptly tell you that it is definitely, absolutely, the GREATEST thing they have ever

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Chincoteague Pony Penning 2016 Video

To wind up the Chincoteague Pony Penning 2016 post series, I thought I’d try a new medium, VIDEO! There’s something about stampeding horses that just can’t be fully captured in photographs and description. This is an event much better seen in motion. I hope you enjoyed my first video. Let’s Talk! Let me know in

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The Lighthouse Mystery of Assateague Island

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Chincoteague Pony Penning 2016

The Mystery of the Lighthouse’s Open Hours I think every mystery series I read as a child had one book that takes place in a lighthouse. Thanks to The Boxcar Children, The Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, The Famous Five…lighthouses hold a romanticized mysteriousness in my mind, probably because I’ve never gotten to set foot inside

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Chincoteague for the Non-Pony Enthusiast

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Chincoteague Pony Penning 2016

“This is the worst vacation. Ever.” The young boy in front of us at the Pony Swim was obviously not as excited as his sisters to see real live ponies. He wasn’t alone. Based on my own brother’s grumbling and moodiness, it was abundantly clear that watching ponies was not his idea of a great

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Chincoteague Accommodations for the Misty Fan: Miss Molly’s Inn

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Chincoteague Pony Penning 2016

Situated at the end of Chincoteague’s downtown is an unassuming three-story, pale yellow house. Painted blue flowers cascade down the white front porch pillars. This is Miss Molly’s Inn, the b&b where Marguerite Henry stayed when she began writing her now famous, Misty of Chincoteague. While a literary pilgrimage to Chincoteague is not complete without

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2016 End of Year Book Survey

Being partly book-blogger, I wanted to take a moment to look back at the books I read over the last year, so I’m linking up to The Annual End of Year Book Survey, hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner. 2016 Reading Stats Number Of Books You Read: 27… according to Goodreads, though in truth

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2016 Review: Not All Bad, but Glad it’s Over

Happy Chanukah & Merry Christmas! With gifts wrapped, a fire merrily crackling in the wood stove, and the smell of baking bread wafting through the house, now seems a good time to reflect on the past year and prep for the next one. 2016 has not been a good year globally for anyone, and personally

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