Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Who Moved My Goat Cheese? By Lynn Cahoon

I just finished Who Moved My Goat Cheese by Lynn Cahoon. This is a new first in the Farm to Fork Mystery Series and it is off to a great start! I love the wonderful cozy animal characters in this one and the cover is absolutely fun and very fitting. Cozy lovers and fans of Lynn will enjoy the twists and turns of main character Angie's past, present and future.  This one is out March 6th from Lyrical Underground and is one you are going to want to read! I love the title of this one and I am a huge fan of goat cheese, now if I could only get a few goats of my own...



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Monday, February 19, 2018

Snow Day...



I don't often pack so much into one day but with our Snow Storm yesterday I found myself with many different activities.


Not only had it snowed and snow needed to be removed, it also needed to be played in. We also had a birthday party to attend and it was also the 60th running of the Daytona 500 which is one of my most favorite races of the year. I commemorated it with a photo showing the first race my boys got to watch all together with me, then 5 years later, and again this year 10 years in total in a blink of an eye...


By the time I got home I was so tired, I found that instead of reading I was in need of a Masterpiece Binge Watching evening. So I caught up on Victoria. So that means I have no book to share a review of today. 

I hope you will forgive me and allow me this snow day.
Thank you for joining me for a cup of tea and a snow day (so no cozy mystery review). I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at karenmowen@gmail.com

Sunday, February 18, 2018

I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris...

I finished Sherry Harris' I know what you bid last Summer, and I loved it. This was a fun cozy mystery. It has lots of suspense but also a fun side to it. Easy to picture the events throughout the book and it has a truly cozy feel to it. I never thought of a garage sale planners job as if it was a party planner but I guess it really is. It is fun and genius!  For me this is the second in the series I have read and I loved reading it, it was a great weekend read and it is coming out February 27th from Kensington!
FOUL PLAY IN THE GYM
When it comes to running a successful garage sale, Sarah Winston believes in doing her homework. She also believes in giving back. But when she agrees to manage an athletic equipment swap, she doesn't bargain on an uncharitable killer. The day of the event, the school superintendent is found dead in the gymnasium. 
 
HAS SARAH PLAYING DEFENSE
Suddenly the murder suspects are the school board members—including the husband of a very difficult client who's hired Sarah to run a high-end sale and demands she do her bidding. In between tagging and haggling, Sarah studies the clues to see who wanted to teach the superintendent a lesson. But as she closes in on the truth, the killer intends to give her a crash course on minding her own business . . .

You can find I know what you bid last summer on Amazon.com by clicking here. 
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Saturday, February 17, 2018

On My Table and In My Cup February 10th-17th

Saturday morning greetings from my table to yours. What a week this has been. I have had quite a few interesting things happening and many great reads to share. Yesterday was Lunar New Year and while our family is not one to celebrate this particular holiday it is truly fun to participate in some of the activities in our community.
Currently I am reading I know what you Bid Last Summer and very much enjoying this book by Sherry Harris, this is a great series.
In additions to great reads this week I had the good fortune to stumble upon a lovely teacup at a charity shop and bring it hope to enjoy. The black cup with the stunning and bright color flowers really spoke to me. This one is a tresure for sure and a joy to drink out of!
Monday morning a long awaited teapot joined my cabinet family and took a place of pride on my table. A friend tracked down this Royal Albert Teapot in my Petit Point Pattern and I got a great deal after years of searching and being out bid. I am so excited to have this here and to use it with one of my favorite patterns.
This week I read Bound by Kirsten Weiss, a great paranormal fantasy cozy that took my mind off of a few things.

Amanda Flower's Lethal Licorice was another great read and a joy to have an ARC of.
A new first in series Hummus and Homicide also on my table earlier this week.
And the deeply moving and wonderful The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen still stays with me more than a week later.
So much sadness and grief, struggles and pain in the world highlighted by the entirely preventable tragic mass school shooting in Florida. Thoughts and Prayers are not enough and have not been for a long while now.   Time is precious but truth is more precious than time. It matters very little to me where people stand on gun control, politics and freedom. It does matter to me that children are dying at an alarming rate at the hands of others. Changes are needed in the way we all look at privilege, entitlement and community. As well as at how we look at mental health, at well being, at punishment and support.Thank you for allowing me to share.
I appreciate you taking time out of your life to spend some of it with me. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at karenmowen@gmail.com 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Fancy Friday Finds -Tea Puns

This made me laugh, I have a friend who is amazing with Puns, I wish my brain worked like his, this is pretty funny. You can find this cute cushion cover on MotivateCraftz Etsy shop by clicking here.

I love it when a plan comes together and this spoon is a perfect match to the spoon! I think this is so awesome! You can find this spoon in the Impressions Stamped Etsy Shop by clicking here.
I would love to learn to do this and I think this pattern is cute as can be you can find this pdf pattern by clicking here from the Ring Cat Etsy Shop! 

I hope you have a wonderful Friday. Thank you for joining me for a cup of tea and this weeks Fancy Friday Finds. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at karenmowen@gmail.com

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Cozy Teacup Rescue To Share...

Do you believe in love at first sight? I had this feeling I needed to stop in to one of my favorite charity shops yesterday, sometimes I just know. Sitting on the shelf waiting for me was a beautiful Aynsley Teacup, in black with flowers on the inside that was just waiting for me.
My sister in law knows more about teacups than anyone I know and she introduced me to the Aynsley Tea Cups years ago and she and I always feel like we struck gold when we find them. Shelley being the Holy Grail and Aynsley pretty much second in our books I had wanted a black teacup for a while now, and I am thrilled to have found such a great deal on this one.
It is pretty hard for me to walk away from an Aynsley teacup and saucer at this price. Under $20. As I really don't collect them to look at and I actually use them I am not usually one to pay more for them, but this to me is a great deal and I have already enjoyed the first few sips from it and look forward to pairing it with so many wonderful books to come.
Thank you for joining me for a cup of tea an a cozy teacup rescue! I look forward to sharing more with you again tomorrow. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at karenmowen@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bound by Kirsten Weiss

I read Bound By Kirsten Weiss, yesterday. I had been wanting to read it for quite sometime and I was very much in the mood for a paranormal cozy. Bound is a story about triplet witches and their aunt. This is as much a fantasy book as it is a paranormal cozy. It really has something for everyone who loves a good fairy tale. It was not what I expected, I thought it would be quite predictable but I happily found that it was not. This is an established series I was happy to find and that I can pick up with these sisters anytime I want. I bought mine on Amazon.com
Bound by magic, bound by love, bound by murder… The Bonheim triplets live seemingly ordinary lives, hiding their magic from the neighbors in the small, mountain town of Doyle, California. But when a body is found in big sister Jayce’s coffee shop, Karin, the practical one, is determined to prove Jayce innocent. A murder isn’t the only bizarre event in Doyle. Why are hikers vanishing in the nearby woods? Why are some people cursed with bad luck and others with good? And why is Karin’s magic the weakest of the three sisters’? As Karin digs deep to uncover the truth and regain her magic, her family is thrown into peril. Will her power return too late to save the people she loves the most, or will it be the cause of disaster? Bound is Book One in the Witches of Doyle Trilogy. Spells included at the back of the book!

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