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Tea Cup and Mug Exchange Reveal

2 Nov


Hi, friends! I recently participated in a Tea Cup and Mug Exchange hosted by Stephanie of The Enchanting Rose, and today is the day participants are revealing the packages they received. This marked Stephanie’s 9th exchange and 192 ladies from around the world joined the fun! 

Here are the goodies I received from Janelle…


What a joy to receive such thoughtful gifts! This was my first time to participate, and I am already looking forward to joining again in the spring. If you are interested in learning about or joining the Tea Cup and Mug Exchange, you can click here to read more. 

To enjoy more reveals, be sure to visit the 9th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange Reveal!  Thanks so much for a lovely event, Stephanie!  

New Products Available at The Shoppe!

7 Jan

I’m happy to share two new products available at Books and Beverages – The Shoppe!  You can see more products and order your favorites here!  


For The Love of Literature

“For The Love of Literature” Prints

These exclusive and limited edition prints feature favorite quotes about all things books as well as original photography.

The come matted and are available in 5×7 Prints (8×10 Matted) and 8×10 (11×14 with matte).

They’re ready to display and show your love of literature!


Literary Keychains


Literary Keychains

These handcrafted, vintage style key rings feature quotes from The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings.

Encasing this book page snippet is a simple, clear glass orb.


Spotlight: Books and Beverages – The Shoppe!

11 Dec


I’m excited to tell you about a new venture from blogger extraordinaire Jamie Lapeyrolerie!  She has just opened an online store, Books and Beverages – The Shoppe!  If you’re looking for some great gifts this holiday season or any time of the year, be sure and visit this fun store!  



One of my favorite items is The Book Blogger’s Planner.  I love the size and versatility of this planner!  I can drop it in my purse or book bag and stay organized on the go.  The post checklists are great, and I really appreciate the pages dedicated to notes and quotes.    

If you have a book blog and need a little help staying on top of requests and posting to the right places, then this little gem is for you! Custom designed with the help of the amazing team at May Designs, this planner will give you space to plan, dream, keep track of favorite quotes and stay organized!


The planner includes: 

* Six Non Dated Months
* 28 Weeks of the Weekly Checklist and Weekly Notes Page
* Pages to record the books you’ve read
* Pages to write down quotes


love-of-literatureThe Shoppe! also features other bookish goodies, including For the Love of Literature Postcards and The Inklings Collection!  

Speaking of goodies, there are several {GIVEAWAYS} being offered right now, so head over to Books and Beverages to find out more!

About The Shoppe!

Books and Beverages – The Shoppe! is a place for book bloggers and readers alike. Whether you’re a book blogger or not, there’s something for you and friends at The Shoppe!

When you purchase items from The Shoppe, you are also helping to change the world! A portion of the profits goes to:
● World Vision’s work with refugees
● Compassion’s work with students and education
● Children’s Hunger Fund work to help kids in America and around the globe with supplies they need to go to school
● Mocha Club’s Action Project


About the owner:

The Shoppe! was started by Jamie Lapeyrolerie author of Books and Beverages and She Laughs With Dignity. You can connect with Jamie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest! If you enjoy a Podcast, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, please check out Jamie’s podcast, Jack & Tollers: An Inklings Podcast.

Silenced- Reader Fun

29 May

Dani Pettrey has a fabulous Fun Page on her website with reader extras and bonus material for each of her books.  If you haven’t visited, check it out!  Here are a few of the fun things you will find about her latest release, SILENCED!


Meet the characters from SILENCED:





Visit the SILENCED Pinterest Board:




Plus so much more! 

This is just a glimpse of the fun that can be found on Dani’s Fun Page!  I hope you will join the adventure today!


WAIT!!  You still have time to enter to win a copy of SILENCED!  Simply visit Tuesday’s post and leave a comment!  The giveaway ends tomorrow, May 30, at midnight CST.  Good luck!

Win with Miralee Ferrell

14 May

Want to win your choice of any one of Miralee Ferrell’s novels?  YES! 

Miralee Ferrell- headshot

To enter, simply visit Miralee’s new blog location,, and subscribe to her blog.  Then, leave a comment letting her know you did! 

 Forget Me Not

Miralee’s newest release, Forget Me Not, is available now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.   

Vignette of Mary

8 Nov

I encourage you all to stop what you’re doing, take a few minutes, and read Rachel Hauck’s Vignette of Mary at the Cross. 

It is a must read!

Wagon Train Wednesday

16 Oct

After reading Mona Hodgson’s Quilted Heart Novellas, I am ready to jump on the wagon train and head west! 

Friday, I will be posting my thoughts about Prairie Song, the first book in the Hearts Seeking Home series.  Until then, Mona has a wonderful post on her website I think you will enjoy!


Prairie Song

Prairie Song by Mona Hodgson


“Here is a peek at the roster and some of the characters who are provisioning farm wagons and a Connestoga, selling off property, and saying goodbye to friends and loved ones for the Oregon Trail.”

Autumn Giveaway Winner

11 Oct

Congratulations, Sonja! 
I hope you enjoy your new cookbook!


Quick & Easy Autumn


Thank you to all who commented on Anne Mateer’s first Portrait of a Reader feature.  I know there were several who commented but did not enter the giveaway.  Thank you again for helping us celebrate!

Friday Fun

2 Aug

I heart Romance

August is National Read-A-Romance Month

Do you love romance? 

If so, head on over to:


31 Jul



Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit “the most romantic town on the eastern seaboard”!  You can find the ebook, Smitten, on sale right now at Amazon for only $2.51. 

Welcome to Smitten, Vermont.

With the help of four friends, it’s about to become the most romantic town in America.

The proposed closing of the lumber mill comes as unwelcome news for the citizens of Smitten. How will the town survive without its main employer? A close-knit group of women think they’ve got just the plan to save Smitten. They’ll capitalize on its name and turn it into a tourist destination for lovers—complete with sweet shops, a high-end spa, romantic music on the square, and cabins outfitted with fireplaces and hot tubs.

But is this manly town ready for an influx of romantically-minded guests?

Country music sensation Sawyer Smitten, the town’s hometown hero, wants to help by holding his own wedding there on Valentine’s Day. And little Mia’s lavender wreaths hang all over town as a reminder that faith can work miracles. Along the way, four women spearheading the town’s transformation—energetic Natalie, sophisticated Julia, graceful Shelby, and athletic Reese—get in the spirit by reviving their own love lives.

Join best-selling inspirational romance authors (and real-life BFFs) Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter for an inspiring stay at the (soon-to-be) most romantic town on the eastern seaboard.

One visit . . . and you’ll be smitten too!

See it for yourself!