Thank you for reminder!!!
- Hard Monkey.
- 7 Practical Tips for Truly Loving Your Home.
- Legends of the Dragonrealm, Vol. II: 2.
- Alex Van Helsing: The Triumph of Death.
- FIres Within.
- What people love about Joy Bungalow?
We have lived in our cookie cutter home for 8 years now and it has been a work in progress. I just painted all of the trim off white throughout the entire house. Still have the doors but what a huge difference from fake oak wood. It is amazing what paint can do to the feel of a room. The more you do yourself the more you appreciate it. I love your blog because you are so inspiring!!!!!
Wow, painting all of the trim in your home is no easy task Donalee! But I can imagine what a big difference that made, paint can do amazing things. Keep up all your hard work, it will definitely pay off. So glad you liked the post. Thank you SO much for your kinds words and support!! Great blog!!! At times I do struggle and wish I had something different.
The Joy of (Even Thinking We’re) Making Something
Thanks again for such inspiring blogs look forward to them. Keep up the hard work and thank you SO much for reading!! Great post!
Eleven years ago, our home sold in 24 hours. We had to scramble…. We were able to change. Few things, bit realizing we would only be there for a year, we settled. The market collapsed and well , we were stuck. Finally we re finishing up a LOT of personalizing projects and we are in Luv!! Wished we had done it sooner. Happy new week!!! Thank you Gee!
So glad you enjoyed it. And OMG, your house sold in 24 hours?! That is crazy. And I know it had to be really hard to be stuck in that home for so many years, but it sounds like you ended up loving it. Thanks so much for stopping by! A big Victorian fixer upper.
My partner has spent the last two days replacing plumbing that froze because the property management co did not winterize the house and he thought I was absolutely nuts to START by stripping the oxblood red wallpaper out of the dining room. So much to do in the house but the room that made me sad was the dining room and just removing that dark heavy paper made me excited about the whole house despite our plumbing surprise.
OH my goodness, congrats on buying your first home Kerry!!! And a Victorian fixer upper?! Sounds amazing. Good luck with all the projects and try to enjoy the journey—even when plumbing issues get in the way! You are very encouraging. I got a small armchair. That was it for a couple months, then my married friend happened to have her inlaws redoing their living room, and they had a free loveseat to give to me.
I accepted that gift with a very appreciative heart, and you know with that loveseat suddenly the living room looked like a living room. I got a cream slipcover from Target for it, as the pattern was not my style, but it sure made the apartment look like a home. Then, I gradually as I worked hard saw my income go up a little over time, and I had a little money for decorating.
I do use my own paintings and drawings as my main art, and I added in thrift store and furniture consignment store finds. I bought a pretty light tan slipcover for it that cost more than the chair. I had gotten 4 upholstered gray dining chairs at Target, and it took time, but I found the right table!
I was able to splurge on a beautiful upholstered cream headboard for my queen bed. There were other items she and my dad have given me, too. A small bookcase, two wooden end table cubes that a carpenter made, and a big, pretty wicker basket. There were times in my tiny dorm like apartment I was very discouraged, and the emotional healing and my prayers as a Christian were tough sometimes.
I would see how it was so slow going and just the tiniest thing, like a new pillow cover, would personalize the place and make it more cheerful to be there and heal. I have more of a complete look here in this second, larger apartment, and I have come far in healing and joy.
I have been able to do a lot here. I live with my dog here. We are happy gals. I think the nice touches mean so much in the home. I love decorating, and even if I had such a tight budget the splurge was a candle, it still felt like making the home more of a home. I am very blessed to have been able to have a sweet home.
I call this apartment my cottage. Over time, I also have met a wonderful man who cherishes me and one day I believe will be my husband. I add in little things now to decorate, like recently a cute floral pillow. The furniture is done being purchased or acquired, and it is just the little things now. Follow Me! Skip to content. Posted Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. But the sexy know-it-all carpenter that her uncle hired to make some changes, keeps getting in her way. As a series of mysterious accidents start to plague the job site, he finds himself working one-on-one with the temptress to avoid losing everything. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. More Details Original Title. Pride, Oregon 1. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about A Dash of Love , please sign up. When the next book coming out? See 1 question about A Dash of Love…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews.
- Bestie: A Portrait Of A Legend.
- Podcast: We're Digging | Young House Love.
- Podcast: We’re Digging.
- Crisis in the American Heartland -- Coming Home: Challenges of Returning Veterans (Volume 2);
- Find Joy with Less, Win a Book - LifeEdited.
- August 30, 2018.
- Cyanide Wells (Muller, Marcia);
Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 02, Coco. V marked it as to-read Shelves: freebies. View 2 comments. Jul 29, Sakshi Singh rated it it was ok. However, this particular book was not a hit for me. While the prologue was mysterious enough to have piqued my curiosity, chapters following it washed off any traces of interest I had in the book. Tall, tan, dark and sexy as hell, Parker Clark is headed towards the small of Pride in need of needed of a fresh start.
He pretty soon meets Sarah Jordan and they have that insta love thing This might work in some cases if the characters are strong enough to carry the flame forward but here it fell flat for me. One moment they are making introductions and small talks and the next thing we know is that Sarah is plastered against Parker to piss off her soon to be ex boyfriend. But meh..
Although Parker claims to be done with the dating scene, he sure as hell jumped in the love wagon too fast. One meeting, one date that ends up in groping each other and they are so onto phone sex, that might have worked if it was even lukewarm. The author just told us it is supposed to be hot and we had to just go by it. She even orgasmed by the fifth line, that's rocket fast. I can't remember the last time I read sex that was this dull.
Somewhere in between, there were moments like "beg for me" and "watch me touch myself" that made me question if it was some weird imitation of those crazy hot erotica heroes. Nonetheless, it didn't fit or suit here. Mind you, Parker has his heart broken thrice before one of that was in third grade, now I know I wasted my childhood in silly nothings and 15 minutes into meeting our girl he is convinced this won't be another disaster and she is different and the guy is wondering about marriage and kids. Quite the judge of character he is. I wish I had such spot on skills. It was that interesting.
After the initial fiasco, the author did try to steer it on a somewhat interesting path by adding a "dash" of mystery and drama to the plot. A little tampering with the equipment, sabotaging the workplace and home and threats to life, which turned the characters into our very own James Bond minus the gadgets and the sex appeal , somewhat saved the sinking book. It also took off my mind from the doomed love story. There was no character development and I could not feel any connection with the lead characters. This book did not do any wonders for me. But that's just me as it did work for so many others out there.
Apr 07, Cali Jewel rated it it was amazing. Sweetly sexy, charming, fun, exciting and emotional romantic adventure with a twist of mystery thrown in. Loved coming back to Pride in this highly entertaining journey. Sara Jordan is sweet, sexy and finally has the chance to run The Golden Oar that she has longed for. Parker is a charming, strong and the sexy know it all carpenter that was hired by Sara's uncle to update the old building. Sparks fly and tempers flair as accidents start to happen on the job site. Real page turner from beginning Sweetly sexy, charming, fun, exciting and emotional romantic adventure with a twist of mystery thrown in.
Real page turner from beginning to end. Can not wait to revisit Pride again. It was so good to return to Pride and find out that they story had moved on to the next generation. All the original people were still there, just in the background. It was nice to see how life had progressed. One of Prides most popular haunts, The Golden Oar, is getting a new look and refurbishment however things don't go smoothly. This story had a bit of everything - romance, mystery and a few twists and turns along the way.
This held my interest the entire time.
Book Joy Guest House
I am really looking forward to It was so good to return to Pride and find out that they story had moved on to the next generation. I am really looking forward to reading the next stories. Parker is a contractor who moved to Pride for a new adventure and pace of life. Sara and Parker begins to work together to update the restaurant and wonderful, suspenseful, exciting, and dangerous events ensued.
- Jack Kornfield – Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy in the Present (#300);
- Nature Gifts for Kids #1 | Binoculars.
- Contes, Tome II (French Edition)!
A great fast paced read. The new characters to the series are wonderful and well developed. A major bonus is you are able to revisit your favorite characters from Pride. Well done! Another wonderful sexy story with great characters, mystery, suspense, and romance based in Pride, Oregon. I loved Sara and Parker together in this small town romance where everyone knows everyone and secrets are hard to keep. It wasn't hard to fall in love with Parker Loved it from beginning to end! It is so good to catch up with some of the citizens of Pride. I really like Sara and Parker.
Parker has gone through so much in his life and he thinks things might be settling down. Then he literally runs into Sara and the grocery store. Sara and Parker hit is off immediately, but there is trouble. Is it because of someone is Sara's or Parker's past. As they try to figure out who is causing all the trouble, they grow closer. I like the little surprise at the end.
Joy Guest House in Luang Prabang - Room Deals, Photos & Reviews
Oct 11, Ines rated it it was amazing. A Dash of Love is such an easy and fun reading. It's a romantic novel, with a touch of mystery, that will keep you glued to the book. Sara and Parker are nice, adorable people as a couple and individually. Their love story was the cutest, and the way they look after each other is admirable. Pride, Oregon, where the story takes place, is like the idyllic small town.
It would be the perfect place to visit, or even to live, full of welcoming people. This book is a real page-turner. If I would have A Dash of Love is such an easy and fun reading. If I would have had the time, I would have read it in one sitting! I'm looking forward to read more books of this series to know a little bit more about the amazing town of Pride and its lovely people.
Review: The Stories of Joy Williams: Short, but Seldom Sweet
Mar 20, Micky Cox rated it really liked it. This book brings us back to the Pride, Oregon series that was how I first discovered this author. It is still one of my favorite series and this book brings back all the old characters as their children now take center stage in the stories. I absolutely love the town of Pride Oregon and truly wish it were a real town that I could visit or move to as well! The characters are well developed and bring depth to these entertaining stories.
The plot of this one in particular brings a bit of mystery an This book brings us back to the Pride, Oregon series that was how I first discovered this author. The plot of this one in particular brings a bit of mystery and intrigue as someone is definitely out to destroy the life that Parker is trying to build for himself. I can't wait to read more of these stories so I certainly hope that the author brings us more of the books so we can spend more time in Pride!
Sep 11, Jacqueline rated it liked it Shelves: rarelondon , netgalley-arc. A sweet and fairly undemanding read set in a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business. Unusually, the romance plot was very straightforward, with all of the drama - and wow was there lots and lots of drama - coming from a pseudo jeopardy sub plot. I must say that didn't really do much for me; I wasn't too interested in solving the whodunit and it didn't feel dark or threatening enough to keep me feeling edge of my seat nervous. By about the fourth time something happened it starte A sweet and fairly undemanding read set in a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business.
By about the fourth time something happened it started to feel a little samey tbh, although I enjoyed opportunity it offered the alpha H to get all growly protective. I don't care how many times I read it, that never gets old. It was sweet enough and the smut was decent but I don't think I'd rush out to read any more from this series based on this one.
Complete story, standalone but part of a series. I am voluntarily providing my honest review. Oct 04, poppy rated it really liked it. This is a really sweet romance and is just perfect to curl up with for the evening. Sara and Parker meet when she is in charge of the family restaurant while her family is away on holiday he has been hired to remodel the restaurant even though they disagree with each other the attraction between them is there right from the start and as they get to know each other it keeps growing. This was a really good sweet read and I really liked it.
Mar 17, Terri rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley. This is a contemporary romance with a little mystery thrown in. It is quick reading and leaves you with a good feeling. The characters are likable, even if Sara didn't like Parker to start with.