Book Suggestion

On our vacation I brought along the new book (An Honest House: A Memoir, Continued) of one of my favorite authors and bloggers, Cynthia Reyes.

Living on a small hobby farm, working part time, having two children who play multiple travel level sports, and trying to fit in a little me time is always a challenge.  I figured I would be able to get in at least a chapter or two while away for those 6 days.  After the third day, my family threatened to hide my book as I finished it and was starting it over again.  I did not want to put it down!!

I read Cynthia’s first book, “A Good Home” last year while on vacation.  I read it again during our Christmas break from work. I could not wait when Cynthia announced her new book would be coming out this year!

In her first book, Cynthia shares the history of her life coming from Jamaica to Canada.  She relates how her homes defined each part of her life in such a way you can envision each place and home.  Her life is rolling along exactly how life should be.  And then you learn of the terrible car accident which changes everything.  She touches briefly on how her life changed and how she moves forward.

In “An Honest House” Cynthia explains in more detail the toll the chronic pain and PTSD take on her, how it affects her family, and the new home they had just moved into.  She shares the daily challenges she faces and how she has found a way to cope and live with the love of her family and friends!

You can find both of Cynthia’s books on Amazon here:

A Good Home

An Honest House

You will not be disappointed!!!




Horses Sweat, Ladies Perspire

It’s no secret I am a huge fan of the pioneering days and days where women spent many hours in their home sewing, cooking, cleaning, and taking care of their family.  I am in awe of how the world was “back in the old’n days”.

I came across this Facebook page a few months ago ( ) and it fits right into my world.  I love seeing her wonderful posts throughout the day, reading the historical stories she posts and the delicious recipes from her mother and grandmother.  She has a way of sharing her history that draws the reader in and you can’t wait for the next story.  I have made a few of her recipes (Lemon pie being my favorite) and it’s a great feeling knowing I am making it the way it was made so long ago.

I am sharing the link with you in hopes you will visit the page and find it as wonderful as I do.