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Aseleener

Joined September 2016

Wisconsin 🐄
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Did you hear about this? How awful! I live on library ebooks and until now I have been able to read new releases the day they are published (The Institute and The Dutch House, most recently). The wait times on Overdrive are already bad - now they're going to be horrific. Really despicable, McMillan! 😠 Link to sign a petition in the comments. #mcmillan #overdrive #wplc #ebooksforall

hes7 It‘s ridiculous! ☹️ I signed the petition yesterday. 2mo
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Her Fearful Symmetry | Audrey Niffenegger
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That moment when a book character has your same birthday. 😁

britt_brooke Love these types of coincidences. 💚 2mo
Lindy 👏 👏 👏 2mo
Demibom I will remember it for my next novel😉 2mo
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I ❤ summer! I spent 3 hrs reading in my backyard pool. Put my Kindle in a ziploc bag just in case! 🙂

Tamra Wow, I‘m surprised you can swipe with it in the baggie! 4mo
Aseleener @tamra No swiping, it's an old Kindle Keyboard with real buttons on the sides. I love it for outdoor reading. 4mo
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The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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Who cares about food and wine pairings? Much more important is that your book and your wine pair well! 😊

DGRachel I love that book! 5mo
Aseleener @DGRachel My husband and I started watching the AMC series, and decided to listen to the book on audio together. We both started it today. 5mo
Tamra Check out the adapted screen series when you finish. Different, but engaging! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Agree! 5mo
Demibom Love it! 2mo
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Thunderstruck | Erik Larson
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Wine + fire + new book = 😊

Aims42 A perfect combination! Enjoy ❤️🍷📚 5mo
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Help a mama out! I don't read to my kids at bedtime as much in the summer bc they stay up later playing outside. But I still want to have something on hand when the opportunity arises. I thought short stories would be better than a novel since there might be gaps of time in between readings. If you or your kids have enjoyed any short story collections, please share them with me.

lover.of.the.classics Would you be okay with Sherlock Holmes? They are good. 6mo
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Johanna414 These are some good ones I have in my library. 6mo
Aseleener @lover.of.the.classics I'm not sure how much my kids would get into that, but I'll look into it. Thanks. 6mo
Aseleener @Johanna414 Thank you! 6mo
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The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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Sneaking in some backyard reading before I have to go make dinner.

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Pearson My World Social Studies | Linda Bennett, Jim Cummins, James B. Kracht, Alfred Tatum, William Edward White
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My 11 yr old couldn't stop reading her social studies book after homework time, so she took it to bed with her. 😄 She was reading the Declaration of Independence out loud when I snapped this pic. I think I've got a little history buff on my hands. #bedtimereading

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This weekend we went around our city and stocked several Little Free Libraries with 3 large boxes of kids' books that my girls have outgrown. It was so much fun! Hardly any of the LFLs had any kind of kids' books, so I'm glad we could fill that void. #littlefreelibrary

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
Texreader That great! I could do that!! 7mo
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At my library, this was listed as "juvenile fiction". I would NOT consider it that. There are some adult themes throughout that I had to edit as I read aloud to my 8 & 11 yr olds. Also lots of swearing. I would have bailed at the beginning, but they liked the story and begged me to continue. I only agreed bc it was fairly short. This should be considered YA, not juvenile. Thank goodness I didn't recommend this to my 11 yr old to read on her own!

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#litsywalkers It was too nice to sit inside today (especially since we're supposed to get 8" of snow tomorrow ????), so I walked to the library to pick up a book for my daughter. 3 miles roundtrip. Bernadette's crazy antic kept me company. #audiowalk

Aseleener The book I picked up for my 11 yr old daughter. She devoured the first one and loved it. 8mo
Kaylamburson Cool photo idea!! 7mo
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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I had headphones on, but you can't see them through all the hair. 😄 Learning about Sally Field's troubled relationship with Burt Reynolds while walking at one of my favorite places. 🎧 #litsywalkers

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I Love My Cat | Laurette Therrien
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My cat, Peatie. She is turning 15 next week!
#nationalpetday #catsoflitsy

rretzler 😻Beautiful 8mo
Tamra The oldies are the besties, IMHO. 💚 8mo
Dragon 😻 8mo
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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Listened to Sally Field as I walked to and from the dentist today. I'm so grateful for this warm, sunny day, especially since it is supposed to snow all day tomorrow. 😭 #litsywalkers

Ms.Story Beautiful sky!! 8mo
Tanisha_A 😍 8mo
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The Dead Zone | Stephen King
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I'm next in line, but I really want to start this tonight! I hardly ever buy books (❤ my library!), but am strongly considering just buying it on Kindle tonight. Should I?

Slajaunie Go for it!! 📖 8mo
JoScho So I started this one and bailed because there was animal cruelty that is a total trigger for me. Just wanted to give you a heads up in case you can‘t handle that kind of thing either 😊 8mo
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So, apparently Netgalley *really* wants me to read this book, because it downloaded to my tablet 12 times! Weird!

jpmcwisemorgan Hmmm... 10mo
RaimeyGallant Interesting. 10mo
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Trying to finish up my book while being warmed by a cuddly kitty and a cozy fireplace on this subzero evening. #catsoflitsy

Texreader Lovely photo. Stay warm!! 10mo
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A Swiftly Tilting Planet | Madeleine L'Engle
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The best way to spend a snow day Saturday. ❤ #catsoflitsy

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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Husband is out of town, so it's just kitty cuddles and my book tonight. ❤ #catsoflitsy

Bookzombie 💕🐱 11mo
Texreader Beautiful kitty ❤️😻 11mo
krismlars Your kitty looks a lot like my kitty! 11mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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IRL book club meeting tonight and the book is Anne of Green Gables. I am taking flourless chocolate cake as a nod to Anne making a cake and forgetting the flour. And I found currant wine, which is what her friend Diana accidentally got drunk on. 😊

MStew So cute 🤓 11mo
mcipher Oh that‘s so fun!! 11mo
Karisa Sounds yummy! 11mo
RealLifeReading Yum! 11mo
Christine Brilliant! :) 11mo
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Overdrive | Ariel Tachna
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Shout out to all my fellow Wisconsinites! The WPLC tops the list of most checkouts on Overdrive with over 5 million. Wow! I definitely contributed to this. 😁 I add it up every year, and in 2018 my library saved me $1,025, almost all of it digital. #lovemylibrary #librarylove

britt_brooke Excellent!! 11mo
CouronneDhiver Yay Toronto!!! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 11mo
saresmoore This is awesome! I think the climate might have an impact on this—cold winters are the perfect time for digital checkouts. 11mo
JenReadsAlot Go Wisconsin!! 11mo
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Had to go to a Christmas party today, and my 10 yr old daughter insisted on bringing her book. And she actually read it during the party. #raisingbooknerds

Andrew65 Love it! 12mo
Tanisha_A BEST! 12mo
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Last night was my IRL book club meeting and since this month marks our 5th year, I made a birthday cake. My mom happened to have a book-shaped cake pan (so random!), so I had to use it. 😁 I am not much of a cake decorator; this was the best I could do. Looking forward to another 5 years of reading classics with my friends. ❤

CrowCAH Congrats 🎉 12mo
Redwritinghood Cool cake! 12mo
Bklover I love it- a book shaped cake pan! 12mo
Coleen Love it! I want a book shaped cake pan! 12mo
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Truffles | Elisabeth Luard
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Day 30 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: self-love. You gotta do what you gotta do to get through the holiday season, kwim? #gratitude30

gradcat Nice things, nice picture 👍 12mo
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Creative Cooking | J. Thomas Moore
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Day 29 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: creativity. I am not a creative person. The only area I can be somewhat creative in is food. I love creating my own recipes and finding fun ways to pair different flavors and textures. I made this recently for lunch: roasted butternut squash, chorizo, and goat cheese. I love the combo of the sweetness of the squash, the spiciness of the chorizo, and the creaminess of the goat cheese. #gratitude30

Tamra Oh that looks scrumptious! I need to try it. 13mo
KarenUK Sounds amazing.... that combo sounds perfect 💕👍 12mo
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Work | CrimethInc, CrimethInc. Ex-Workers' Collective
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Day 28 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: work. I'm very grateful for my job as my church's secretary and bookkeeper. It's part-time and flexible so I can always be there for my kids when they need me. I love working with my husband (the pastor). And mostly I'm glad I am able to serve our congregation in a helpful way. #gratitude30

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻💜 13mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Day 27 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: luxury. I couldn't think of a single luxurious thing to photograph today, so I thought I'd have to skip this one. But I came across this quote while reading Anne of Green Gables to my daughters at bedtime. How perfect! #gratitude30

bookcollecter Awesome. I was just talking about this on another Littens post about an hour ago 13mo
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Family Time: The Social Organization of Care | Nancy Folbre, Michael Bittman
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Day 26 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: time. My favorite clock. #gratitude30

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Day 25 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: comfort. Today I am grateful for fuzzy socks and my fireplace while a blizzard rages outside. #gratitude30

Bklover Cozy!!!❤️❤️ 13mo
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Newspapers: A Complete Guide to the Industry | Mike Farrell, Mary Carmen Cupito
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Day 24 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: knowledge. I know it's old school, but I love to read the newspaper. My local newspaper is not great, but it is pretty much the only way to stay knowledgeable about what's going on in my city. I have to read when I eat, so the paper is a constant presence on my kitchen table. #gratitude30

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Day 23 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: scent. I appreciate being able to smell each spice, herb, and blend while shopping for spices. How else do you know what it's going to taste like? I love The Spice House's Old World Milwaukee location. (Photo courtesy @thespicehouse on IG ) #gratitude30

BookNAround That looks so cool! 13mo
Chrissyreadit That place looks amazing! 13mo
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Family | J. California Cooper
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Day 22 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: family. I'm very grateful to be spending Thanksgiving with my grandparents. ❤ #gratitude30

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 13mo
kspenmoll So happy for you that you have them to celebrate with! 13mo
Dragon 😀🦃🧡🥧 13mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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Day 21 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: technology. My favorite technology is ebooks and digital audiobooks. Being able to download a book instantly without leaving home has allowed me to read so much more than before. #gratitude30

cathysaid ❤️ Richard Yates 13mo
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The Member of the Wedding | Carson McCullers
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I don't understand the love for this. Honestly, I thought the girl was just psycho. I was mistakenly told that the play was the original format, so I read that (audio), not realizing it was abridged from the original novel. I most likely would have enjoyed the novel more. This version is actually an audio recording of a live performance of the play.

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Day 20 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: friendship. #gratitude30

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Day 19 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: beauty. I'm very grateful for these two beauties. My daughters, Carolena and Eva. #gratitude30

merelybookish Sweet! 13mo
kspenmoll Lovely! 13mo
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Day 18 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: food. I'm very grateful for food! Here is some Roasted Bacon-Wrapped Chicken and Brussels Sprouts I made recently. I post recipes on IG: @lowcarblesa Sharing food pics and recipes makes me happy. #gratitude30

Zelma Wow, that looks mouthwatering! 😛 13mo
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Snowball fight! | Jimmy Fallon
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Day 17 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: weather. I am not a fan, but I'm grateful that my kids enjoy the snowy weather. It started way too early this year! Pic taken on Nov. 9th. #gratitude30

Christine Such a great photo with all the winter whites and pops of red! ❤️ 13mo
Aseleener @Christine Thanks! 13mo
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Novelty | Donald A. Crosby
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Day 16 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: novelty. Here are a couple of novelty items I couldn't resist while I was back-to-school shopping for my kids. A teeny tiny clipboard and flamingo bookmarks. Pen included so you can see just how small the clipboard is. 😁 #gratitude30

DGRachel I love the flamingo bookmark!😍 13mo
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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I really enjoyed this. The writing is just superb. I loved it. I did audio and the male narrator was fantastic too. This story could have been quite boring, but the author really drags you into the characters' minds. Going the #epistolary route during the incarceration worked really well.

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Emperor's New Clothes | Sindy McKay
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Day 15 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: clothing. I am certainly no fashionista, but clothes shopping and deciding what to wear is so much more fun since losing 94 lbs. I am really grateful for thrift shops. Probably 90% of my wardrobe is secondhand and I get many compliments on my finds. Whenever I find myself down a size, I re-donate whatever has gotten too big and it's a fun adventure looking for new stuff. 😊 #gratitude30 #nsv

TrishB Wow 😮 that‘s hard work- well done! 13mo
BookNAround Good job! I need to find something like that that would make losing weight rewarding in a very tangible way! (Not that it would make it any easier but I do like an incentive.) 13mo
TheDaysGoBy Wow that‘s incredible! Wonderful job. I could stand to lose maybe 10lbs, but I‘ve also learned not to completely beat myself up about it. What an accomplishment on your part! 13mo
CouronneDhiver Wow - way to go! 😎😎 13mo
Bookzombie Congratulations! 13mo
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Day 14 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: routine. Routine is very important to me; I can hardly function without it. Planning out my family's dinners each week is my biggest sanity-saver. Each Sunday afternoon I plan the meals, print out new recipes, and make my grocery list, then I shop on Monday morning and I'm all set for the week. #gratitude30

Chrissyreadit I desperately wish for that skill! Every week I promise to menu plan and then get caught up in work, school, homeschool and activities. I so admire you! 13mo
krismlars Amazing menu! I'm a family of 1, and I still struggle to feed myself properly. Impressive planning skills! 13mo
saresmoore These meals sound delicious! I‘m thinking I‘ll steal your spaghetti squash Pad Thai idea! 13mo
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Aseleener @saresmoore I have an IG where I post low carb/keto meal plans and recipes. Check it out if you're interested. @ lowcarblesa 13mo
Susanita I want to come to your house for dinner! 13mo
JillR I have to do the same too - a desperate attempt to cling on to some control in a busy life! (Plus I love food and hate the idea of getting home and not knowing what‘s for tea 😳😬😆) 13mo
SilversReviews I love that planner and your meal plans. 13mo
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Day 13 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: art. My daughters' creations are my favorite art. They do some really amazing things at school! I have a whole gallery of it in my basement. 😁 (Wish I could share multiple images in one post like IG!) This one was made by my now 10 yr old when she was in 2nd grade. #gratitude30

CouronneDhiver That‘s a good one! 👍🏽 13mo
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Day 12 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: wisdom. I do not consider myself a wise person, but a couple of years ago I decided to increase my general knowledge by resolving to read one nonfiction book a month. I have stuck to it and have really learned a lot. Here are a few that I have read and learned from this year. #gratitude30

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The Gift | Cecelia Ahern
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Day 11 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: gift. Here's the first Christmas gift I bought this year. It's for my 10 yr old daughter (shh, don't tell!). I got it in October; that's an early start for me! #gratitude30

tpixie So cute! 13mo
CouronneDhiver Perfect 👌🏽 13mo
Tamra Love it! 13mo
Tamra Where did you find it? My daughter is cat obsessed too. 13mo
Aseleener @tamra A home and garden center called Chalet in suburban Chicago. 13mo
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My kids absolutely loved the audio of this. Found on both Overdrive and Hoopla. There is a whole series of these; they're about an hour long each. (I did not realize it was abridged.) The quiz format really snagged my kids. I wish the full-length was available. It would be so perfect for family car trips. #trivia

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Music | Lisa Easterling
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Day 10 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: music. I'm not musically inclined, but I'm glad both of my girls are thanks to their dad. Lena is in her second year of violin and Eva loves to sing in our church's youth choir. 🎶 #gratitude30

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Mehso-so

My #nonficpick for November. I didn't love this as much as I thought I would. I did audio, and I didn't care for Notaro's narration. I think it would have been better with a professional narrator. As for the content, it just wasn't that funny to me. Laurie often came across as a real jerk! I just didn't find her abrasive personality funny at all.

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Sisters | David McPhail
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Day 9 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: laughter. My daughters have been bickering so much lately that I appreciate each and every moment like this, when they are not just getting along, but cracking each other up. #gratitude30 (We were gifted the tagged book when the younger was born and it was prophetic bc my girls are so very different. They don't even look like sisters. Very cute book. ❤)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 13mo
Pamwurtzler Cute picture! 13mo
britt_brooke Love this photo! 13mo
merelybookish Lovely! 13mo
Reviewsbylola My kids loved that book and always made me insert their own names. ❤️ 13mo
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Nature | Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Day 8 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: nature. I feel like I appreciate nature more now than I ever have in my life. #gratitude30

RachelO Beautiful! 13mo
Redwritinghood That‘s beautiful! 13mo
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