Author: Laci

Paperback Perils: The Bands of Mourning

Title: The Bands of MourningAuthor:  Brandon SandersonPublication Date: 2016Publishing House: Tor This is the sixth book in the Mistborn series. The first three books follow Vin and Eland, while the later books follow Wax and Wayne. There will eventually be at least one more book in the series but it has not been published. Synopsis

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Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

I discovered something new to experiment with in the kitchen thanks to Hill Country Lavender out of Wimberley, TX and their Buzzed Butterfly cocktail: Butterfly Pea Flower Tea. This tea is made of blue flowers that are typically collected in Asian countries. The tea has an earthy flavor and is not my favorite. The best

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Hiking Ray Roberts State Park

On a rather dreary and wet morning Keltin and I got ready to head to Ray Roberts State Park to hike. Due to the current pandemic all day passes have to be purchased in advance and we didn’t want to waste the pass. Hoping the weather apps hadn’t lead us astray we set off for

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Paperback Perils: The Rules of Magic

Title: The Rules of MagicAuthor: Alice Hoffman Publication Date: 2017Publishing House: Simon & Schuster This is apparently the second book in the Practical Magic series but it reads well as a stand alone novel. I originally heard about this book through Book of the Month, but I didn’t select it because there were others to be

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Homemade Orange-Honey Butter

Most of the compound butter that I made is savory, mean to bring dinner to another level. Well this week I decided that breakfast needed to be upgraded with orange-honey butter. I even went another step and made my own butter. I wanted this butter because I’d made scones and had extra heavy cream that

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Central Kansas In Review

This trip to Kansas was so much fun. It allowed us to visit a portion of the state that we hadn’t seen much of before. Kansas Cities: Lindsborg Marquette Kansas Sightseeing: Introduction Carriage Crossing Cosmosphere Mushroom Rock State Park Coronado Heights Kansas Motorcycle Museum Road Trip Home: Part I Part II Part III There are

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Paperback Perils: Baptism of Fire

Title: Baptism of FireAuthor: Andrzej Sapkowski, David French (Translator)Publication Date: 1996, 2014Publishing House: Orbit The order of The Witcher Saga can be super confusing. Baptism of Fire is the third book in the original series after Blood of Elves and Time of Contempt. This was listened as an audiobook from the library. Support your local

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Central Kansas: Road Trip Part III

This stop on the road trip wasn’t actually in Kansas but in Oklahoma. We stopped at Pops in Arcadia, Oklahoma off of Route 66. If you can imagine a soda flavor, they have it. Keltin and I aren’t big soda drinkers but we couldn’t resist creating our own six pack of interesting flavors. At night

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Central Kansas: Road Trip Part II

After leaving Andale we headed south towards Wichita, Kansas with a particular goal in mind – to visit the Keeper of the Plains. This magnificent statue stands at the joining to the Little and Big Arkansas rivers. In the evening this massive statue is ringed in fire, we unfortunately did not get to see the

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Paperback Perils: Hamilton: The Revolution

Title: Hamilton: The RevolutionAuthor: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarterPublication Date: 2016Publishing House: Grand Central Publishing After watching Hamilton at the Dallas Summer Musicals last year I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. I am also looking forward to reading the biography of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow that the musical is based off

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