Archive | April 2015

Confection Connection… a Book Review

Sometimes you just log in on Amazon.com at the right time and get a limited time freebie worth reading. Confection Connection by Lizz Lund (with free recipes) is one of these. I snapped this one up for my Kindle in February. This is the third in her Mina Kitchen (yes that is the main character’s last name) Mysteries. I have not read the first or the second but found I was able to get to know the main character and the crazy and unusual friends and family members she surrounds herself with. 

I have to straight out that this book was more of a quirky light romance with a mild mystery attached. I figured out rather quickly WHO did the crime, though the why was interesting and a wee bit unexpected and the HOW not hard to figure out but entertaining all the same. 

Mina Kitchen WANTS to be a caterer but is in the middle of transitioning to that position and through out the book takes on a variety of hilarious and unusual jobs. In the mean time she is also doing little catering events for friends and family (and alwayss making too much of everything). She has unfinished business with a chef she helps out from time to time and a family who is there to support her. 

I don’t want to give away too much as it is a relatively simple mystery, but I did get some giggles out of this one. I found a lot of the characters around Mina Kitchen to be absolutely hilarious. Her ex Jewish mob neighbour, her friend who is wealthy and completely disconnected from the reality of having to DO anything… honestly I would say read it just for the characters, the story is an additional entertaining bonus! 

So if you want a light read do try Confection Connection. If I come across the early ones in my travels I will definitely read and review!! 23716886

Flash Back to December Fun In Images

Behind behind behind… the blog is so far BEHIND! BUT looking back at our accomplishments and fun of months past is actually rather fun. AND a great way to boost the creative planning gears for continuing our learning fun! So please enjoy the overflow of December memories.

Trinity and her very special Christmas ornament from her penpal Ella!

Trinity and her very special Christmas ornament from her penpal Ella!

Dancing away during our Christmas song practice

Dancing away during our Christmas song practice

Emanuel has some lovely creative journal entries!

Emanuel has some lovely creative journal entries!

The art of Echo

The art of Echo

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We had some marvelous fun with friends too!

Decorating cookies with the Novaks

Decorating cookies with the Novaks

Celebrating with the Schwartz Family

Celebrating with the Schwartz Family

IMAG0882Receiving some sweet gifts from James, Holly and Jimmie too that I HAVE TO share! IMAG0959

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Just a December in Minnesota! IMAG0969

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