Fatal Feud {a Firefly Junction Cozy Mystery}

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Yay! Book 8 of London Lovett‘s Firefly Junction is here!!! I love this series and you will too! Get it today!

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Fatal Feud

While Sunni Taylor is embroiled in her own personal turmoil with Detective Brady Jackson, she’s handed a new assignment to cover a longstanding feud between two families, the Plunketts and Carmichaels. A decades-long fight over water rights seems like rather lackluster fodder for a newspaper story, but when the feud devolves into secret trysts and plotted murders, Sunni finds herself deep in the thick of it all.

It seems, once again, Sunni is thrown into Jackson’s path. For the moment she pushes aside her broken heart and muddled head. She has a murder to solve and a story to write. But things turn frightening when the investigation puts her directly in the path of a ruthless killer.

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Quick and Easy Pico de Gallo!

Can you believe is summer? I mean we were in full quarantine for the ENTIRE spring!! Weird! Its been the weirdest year ever! We have been making a LOT of pico, its one of our family’s favorite!

Whether its tacos, burritos or chips pico de gallo makes it better!

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It seems like everyone has their own pico de gallo recipe, everyone has a different spin right? Well, so do I 🙂 This is my go to quick and easy recipe for Spicy Pico!

I really hope you like it!

My kids actually request this on a daily basis, so much so that our online grocery shopping orders always ask if we’d like to add “onions, tomatoes, jalapeno and cilantro”!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet onion {I usually by tear free}
  • 4-6 roma tomatoes
  • 1-2 Jalapeno depending on the size {use less or none if you don’t like heat}
  • Cilantro
  • Lime

Make it!

  • Chop onion
  • Chop tomatoes {I like to drain them before I add them to the rest of the ingredients}
  • Finely jalapeno {I leave the seed to make my pico hotter, if you don’t want it as hot discard the seeds before chopping}
  • Coarsely chop cilantro
  • Add all chopped ingredients into a bowl with a lid, a squeeze half a lime in it!
  • Now, add the lid and shake it! This mixes it perfectly and is perfect for storing if you don’t eat it all in one sitting {we usually do unless I double or triple it}

We like to eat our Pico with corn chips, nachos and my favorite family Mexican casserole recipe!

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Cornflowers and Corpses {a Port Danby Cozy Mystery}

She has done it again, my friend London Lovett has JUST added another book to my favorite Port Danby series! This is the best cozy mystery series I have ever read and I highly recommend it! Grab it TODAY!

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Cornflowers and Corpses

Pink’s Flowers is in the middle of a busy bridal season, and Lacey is struggling to find a replacement for her irreplaceable assistant Ryder Kirkland. In the midst of dealing with quirky, incompetent and occasionally just unpleasant new floral assistants, Lacey finds her focus and time once again taken up by murder.

The West Coast Bird Watcher’s Society has come to town for some birding frivolity and excursions. When one of the members winds up dead, Lacey and her super nose jump into action. The victim had plenty of enemies and not many friends so theories and accusations take flight. Detective Briggs and Lacey must untangle the clues to find the killer.

 

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Havoc at Wildwood Manor {a Firefly Junction Cozy Mystery}

Eek! Today is the day, book 7 of the Firefly Junction series by London Lovett is out now!! This such a fantastic series that you are sure to love!

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Havoc at Wildwood Manor

What starts out as a long weekend off for Sunni Taylor quickly devolves into something more sinister. When Lana needs help with a family reunion at Wildwood Manor, Sunni lends a hand. Before the event gets underway, Camille Luxley, an unexpected guest, shows up to throw a wrench into Florence Davenport’s precisely planned weekend. A glamorous celebrity, a second wife and a busy body mother-in-law prove to be the ingredients for disaster.

When Camille is found dead, the scattered clues point in every direction. Sunni finds herself in the midst of a murder mystery, all the while dealing with her own personal turmoil—turmoil that stems from the wild, incredible secret she must keep. She’s determined to find the killer without any help from Detective Jackson or the police.

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Freesias and Foul Play {a Port Danby Cozy Mystery}

Oh my gosh I couldn’t be more excited to announce that today is release day for Freesias and Foul Play, the newest book  in my favorite London Lovett series Port Danby!! I love love love this series and couldn’t recommend it more! Port Danby is the place you want to live with all the people you want to be friends with…or is that just me? I almost feel like this book is for me as a birthday gift…my birthday is in two days!

This is book #12 of the series! If you haven’t been reading this series I honestly think you are missing out! Be sure to get your hands on this and ALL the other books in the Port Danby series, as well as the Firefly Junction series and the Starfire series, all by London Lovett and all fantastic!

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Freesias and Foul Play

Port Danby residents, including grumpy Mayor Price, are giddy with the prospect of a live theater show in town. Everyone dons their best outfits for opening night of The Wizard of Oz but when the lead actress is found dead, an exciting night out morphs into a full blown murder mystery. The traveling theater group has brought many new faces to town and finding the killer proves tricky. Despite a head cold, Lacey’s super nose is on the case.

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Murder on Lot B {book 2} a STARFIRE COZY MYSTERY: By London Lovett

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I know this will come as no surprise but I LOVE London Lovett books! A few months ago I shared my love for the Port Danby series {you can check that out HERE if you would like} Today I’m sharing my love for another one of London’s series called Starfire!

I absolutely ADORE this series, era and characters! Starfire takes place in the 1920’s {my all time favorite decade…I SO badly wish the 20s style would come back in style or easily available!}

Poppy Starfire and her brother Jasper are waiting on their next big adventure to walk in the front door of Starfire Detective Agency, yep Poppy is a private detective!

Los Angeles in 1923, Poppy has a new house in a new neighborhood tasting independence for the first time, she’s taking over the family detective agency with her young brother side kick Jasper! Everything is fantastic…except a case to investigate…until Anna walks through the door. Roger, Anna’s Hollywood stuntman brother has recently died in a extremely publicized accident. Was it really an accident or is there something far more nefarious going on? Poppy is on the case! With all kinds of twists and turns this book will no doubt have you hooked from the first page! 

I love that London always writes about strong women who can take care of themselves and aren’t afraid! I really appreciate this since it is very much my personality!

I have recommended all these books to pretty much every person I come in contact with! Seriously, I pretty much inundated my best friend with every single detail about each of LL series!

STARFIRE COZY MYSTERY SERIES:

1. Murder on Lot B

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Los Angeles, 1923. The land of movie stars and perpetual sunshine has a stylish new force to be reckoned with—Poppy Starfire, Private Investigator.

2. Murder at the Ostrich Farm

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Poppy Starfire is looking forward to a summer outing at Dawson Ostrich Farm with two of her favorite people, her brother Jasper and her dad. The day starts out well enough with souvenir shopping, cold lemonades and, of course, plenty of ostriches. But when one of the farm visitors is found strangled to death, the fun-filled visit takes a grim turn.

3. Murder on the Angels Flight Trolley

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Poppy Starfire is excited to be spending the morning at an estate sale with her best friend, Birdie. Their adventure entails a trip on the Angels Flight trolley, the shortest cable car ride in the world but a necessity for traveling up to Los Angeles’s famous Bunker Hill. Their highly anticipated morning goes awry when a woman keels over dead on the trolley. The police are quick to write the woman’s death off as an accident but Poppy’s not so sure.

 

PORT DANBY COZY MYSTERY SERIES:

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1. Marigolds and Murder

Lacey ‘Pink’ Pinkerton has left behind a six figure job and her reputation as the million dollar nose—a nickname her super sense of smell earned her within the perfume industry. With her pet crow Kingston and a tabby cat named Nevermore, she is settling right into her new life in the small coastal town of Port Danby.

2. Carnations and Chaos

Lacey ‘Pink’ Pinkerton, the local flower shop owner, is thrilled to supply colorful flower arrangements for the Third Annual Food Fair being held in the Port Danby town square. But when one of the well-known but not so well-loved bloggers is found dead in her motel room, Lacey steps in to help Detective James Briggs solve the case. (Whether he likes it or not.)

3. Mistletoe and Mayhem

Port Danby is preparing for the annual Harbor Holiday Lights Flotilla, and Lacey ‘Pink’ Pinkerton is anxious to see the colorful boats light up Pickford Beach. But the festive spirits of the town are dampened when one of the boat owners is strangled to death. Lacey enthusiastically volunteers to help Detective Briggs sniff out the clues and track down the killer. Once again, she finds herself nose deep in a murder mystery.

4. Roses and Revenge

When the Georgio’s Perfume crew, including her ex-fiancé Jacob, show up in Port Danby for a photo shoot, Lacey is taken by surprise. But their unexpected arrival is nothing compared to the shock of what happens next. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Lacey ‘Pink’ Pinkerton finds herself caught up in another unexpected murder mystery.

5. Tulips and Trouble

Lacey Pinkerton is busy getting ready for spring at Pink’s Flowers and at the same time Port Danby is bustling with activity as it prepares for its annual flea market in the town square. In the midst of it all, a talented group of artists has shown up with their easels to paint pictures of the Pickford Lighthouse. When one of the artists turns up missing and then dead, Lacey works alongside of her favorite detective, James Briggs, to solve the murder. What she doesn’t expect is to end up on the murderer’s short list of enemies.

6. Dahlias and Death

Lacey Pinkerton and the town of Port Danby are preparing for the annual Fourth of July celebration at Pickford Marina. Lacey’s parents are coming to stay for the week. Lacey and her friends at the Port Danby Garden Club are excited to set up a fundraising booth at the festivities. But the patriotic celebration is cut short when one of the club members is found dead. While her trusted and handsome partner Detective Briggs is dealing with a personal issue, the unexpected return of his ex-wife, Lacey works hard to tamp down the disappointment and find the killer.

7. Peonies and Poison

Port Danby is in the middle of a scorching summer heat wave. Looking for relief from the sweltering temperatures, Lacey Pinkerton invites her newly minted boyfriend, Detective James Briggs, out for vintage movie night at the Mayfield Four Theater. It promises to be a fun evening filled with Humphrey Bogart, frosty lemon-lime drinks and, most of all, air-conditioning. But when the theater owner is found dead in his office, the classic movie date night turns into a murder investigation where the motives are plenty and the poison is suspiciously sweet.

8. Hyacinths and Homicide

After a busy day providing bouquets and pumpkins for a ten year high school reunion at the posh Chesterton Regency Hotel, Lacey Pinkerton is thrilled to have a nice romantic dinner with her boyfriend, Detective James Briggs. But when the reunion’s class bully is thrown from the hotel balcony, Briggs is called to duty. Lacey soon finds herself involved in a complicated murder investigation where the evidence points in every direction and the victim has more than his share of enemies.

9. Crocuses and Crime

The new year is off to a smooth start. Pink’s Flowers is doing well and Lacey is growing even closer to her wonderful boyfriend, Detective James Briggs. But when a local man is killed, one of Lacey’s dearest friends is implicated in the murder. Briggs has asked her to step away from the case but Lacey is determined to find the real killer. Will her meddling cause irreparable damage to their relationship? Lacey must risk everything, including her heart, to find the truth.

10. Sunflowers and Sabotage

Lacey “Pink” Pinkerton is in the middle of a bustling summer in Port Danby. Les and Elsie, her neighboring shop owners are up to their usual sibling rivalry antics. Lola’s parents make a rare stop in town, causing a rift between Lacey’s best friend, Lola, and her shop assistant, Ryder. In the midst of it all, Lacey is starkly reminded that her boyfriend, Detective James Briggs, has a dangerous job. And of course, summer in Port Danby wouldn’t be complete without a murder.

11. Lavender and Lies

There’s a new man in town, Lionel Dexter, an eligible, handsome bachelor who has taken up residence in a Chesterton mansion. He quickly wins over many hearts, including Kate Yardley’s, the stylish, man crazy owner of the Mod Frock Boutique. Much to everyone’s chagrin, it turns out Lionel is quite the scoundrel. Soon, jealousy and heartbreak flood the town. When the town’s newest hot commodity winds up dead, Lacey joins her boyfriend, Detective Briggs on a quest to find the killer. Could it be a jilted lover or was there more to Lionel than broad shoulders, graying temples and a blinding white smile?

12. Freesias and Foul Play

Port Danby residents, including grumpy Mayor Price, are giddy with the prospect of a live theater show in town. Everyone dons their best outfits for opening night of The Wizard of Oz but when the lead actress is found dead, an exciting night out morphs into a full blown murder mystery. The traveling theater group has brought many new faces to town and finding the killer proves tricky. Despite a head cold, Lacey’s super nose is on the case.

13. Cornflowers and Corpses

Pink’s Flowers is in the middle of a busy bridal season, and Lacey is struggling to find a replacement for her irreplaceable assistant Ryder Kirkland. In the midst of dealing with quirky, incompetent and occasionally just unpleasant new floral assistants, Lacey finds her focus and time once again taken up by murder.

FIREFLY JUNCTION COZY

MYSTERY SERIES:

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1. Death in the Park

With her social life and writing career in tatters at the ripe old age of thirty-five, Sunni Taylor decides to pack up her things and join her sisters, Lana and Emily, in the small town of Firefly Junction. Hoping to open a bed and breakfast, Sunni sets herself the task of refurbishing the rundown Cider Ridge Inn, a two-hundred-year-old house with a sordid past.

2. Killer Bridal Party

Journalist Sunni Taylor is working hard on restoring the Cider Ridge Inn to its former glory so that she can open a bed and breakfast, but Edward Beckett, the resident ghost, is not exactly helpful. Still, Sunni has grown used to having the arrogant gentleman spirit hanging around.

3. Murder at the Inn

When the Applegate Paranormal Preservation Society visits Firefly Junction, Sunni Taylor finds herself tasked with writing an article about the group as well as hosting them for an evening at the Cider Ridge Inn.

4. A Humbug Holiday

It’s holiday time in Firefly Junction but not everything is sweet sugarplums and glittery tinsel.

5. Calamity at the Carnival

Spring is in the air. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, Jackson’s kisses keep coming, and despite the occasional moodiness of her ghostly housemate, Sunni is looking forward to the season.

6. Double Trouble

Firefly Junction meets Port Danby as Lola and Lacey take a trip to the Cider Ridge Inn in Double Trouble.

7. Havoc at Wildwood Manor

What starts out as a long weekend off for Sunni Taylor quickly devolves into something more sinister. When Lana needs help with a family reunion at Wildwood Manor, Sunni lends a hand.

COMING SOON!!! 

8.Fatal Feud

While Sunni Taylor is embroiled in her own personal turmoil with Detective Brady Jackson, she’s handed a new assignment to cover a longstanding feud between two families, the Plunketts and Carmichaels.

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Murder on the Angels Flight Trolley {a Starfire Cozy Mystery}

Today is the day! Book 3 in the Starfire series by London Lovett is HERE!!! I absolutely adore all of Londons writings and this is no different! Once again the cover is gorgeous, and the books its self is fantastic! I highly recommend picking it up!!!!

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Murder on the Angels Flight Trolley

There’s a Valentine’s Day killer on the loose …

Poppy Starfire is excited to be spending the morning at an estate sale with her best friend, Birdie. Their adventure entails a trip on the Angels Flight trolley, the shortest cable car ride in the world but a necessity for traveling up to Los Angeles’s famous Bunker Hill. Their highly anticipated morning goes awry when a woman keels over dead on the trolley. The police are quick to write the woman’s death off as an accident but Poppy’s not so sure.

When the dead woman’s sister asks Poppy to find out the real cause of her sister’s untimely death, Poppy and Jasper find themselves in the middle of a case that has little evidence and even less possible suspects. After a second victim turns up, they try to connect the dots, but the dots are few and far between. When the mad killer strikes closer to home, Poppy and Jasper realize they need a plan and fast.

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Lizatard Leotard Love {Our Favorite Leotards}


For years Lizatards has been one of our favorite leotard brands, Gabbi loves the fit and the styles! Lizatards always has so many adorable leotards to choose from, as well as sweatshirts, activewear and accessories. Oh and they have the best medal hangers ever! Today Gabbi and I would love to share her 2019-2020 season Lizatards Wishlist!

ENJOY…its a big list!

Leotards:

Assorted Fun Designs! {Butterfly Wings!}

Girls Gymnastics Leotards Assorted Fun Designs!

Fairy and Castle Sparkle Tank

Girls Gymnastics Leotard Fairy and Castle Sparkle Tank

Giraffe

Lizatards Gymnastics Dance Giraffe Pattern  Leotard in Two Colors

Tahitian Floral

hawaiian print leotard

Purple Star Pop

Lizatards Tank Leotard in Purple Star Pop

Activewear:

GYMNAST Sequin Stretch Zipper Front Jacket

Lizatards GYMNAST Sequin Stretch Zipper Front Jacket in One Size Fits Most

Tye Dye Capri Legging

Tye Dye Capri Legging Girls Youth One Size Fits Most

Tye Dye Stretch Shorts

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Zebra Stretch Shorts

Lizatards Zebra Stretch Shorts

Zebra Sequin Stretch Bra Top

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Sequined Stretch Capri

Lizatards GYMNAST Sequined Stretch Capri- NOW in TWO Colors

Medal Hangers and Accessories:

Double Row Slinky Style Rhinestone Bangle Bracelet

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GYMNASTICS Medal Holder Cut Out Display

Lizatards GYMNASTICS Medal Holder Cut Out Display Male (Boys) Or Female (Girls)

Medal Holder Display Rack Xcel Bronze

Lizatards Gymnastics Medal Holder Display Rack Xcel Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond

Hair Tie Bangle Bracelet Set

Lizatards Hair Tie Bangle Bracelet Set Kids or Tween SizesI told you it was a big list 🙂 Now its your turn, head over to Lizatards and start your own Wishlist! Let us know your favorites!

Here are all the Lizatards categories with quick links so you can find exactly what you want!

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Mmmmmmm Donuts!


Guys my friends at Lizatards have done it again! They have released another stinking cute leotard! WARNING the leotard I’m about to show you will make you want some donuts!!

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I’ve seen quite a few donut leotards out there but this Polka Dot Donut Leotard is my favorite print for sure, its so cute! Ok I’m going to date my self here but it totally reminds me of the beginning song of Saved by the Bell…you see it don’t you! Gabbi loves wearing this to open gym with hot pink bar shorts! Its also too cute with jeans and shorts!

YUMMMMM head over to Lizatards now and grab your Polka Dot Donut Leotard now!

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OOPS!!!

See the source imageHave you noticed I’ve been missing? Well, there is a reason for that…omgosh I am embarrassed to admit that over the last few months there was glitch in my posting resulted in all of my posts being private, so I could see they were there but no one else could! UGH! Apparently within my preferences I accidentally made my blog private…without knowing UGH again! Thankfully I have loyal readers who noticed that I pretty much fell off the face of the earth and reached out! Thank you Stephanie, Kara and Shelley for bring it to my attention!!! Everything is fixed and back to normal now! New posts heading your way soon!

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RELEASE DAY! Double Trouble by: London Lovett

Firefly Junctions meets Port Danby when Lacey and Lola take a trip to Cider Ridge Inn in Double Trouble!

See the source imageMy lovely friend  London Lovett has done it again! Today is the official release day of DOUBLE TROUBLE {book 6 in the Firefly Junction series} not only is this book absolutely fantastic but it has a awesome little twist…there is a Firefly Junction/Port Danby cross over, yes that’s right not only do you get a brand new dose of Sunni and her friend Raine and the Firefly junction gang but you also get a extra dose of Lacey and Lola!!

I always go back and forth about how in depth I want my book reviews to be, I don’t want to give anything away, but I want to make sure the review reader is interested!

So….hehe

Should you read London Lovett books? YES!

Do you need to read the entire Firefly Junction series? YES! 

Will you love the characters? YES!

That pretty much sums it up!

Books in the Firefly Junction Series in order: series:
1. Death in the Park
2. Killer Bridal Party
3. Murder at the Inn
4. A Humbug Holiday
5. Calamity at the Carnival
6. Double Trouble

After you read this or any other London Lovett books please let me know what you think and don’t forget to leave reviews, its really helpful to the authors!

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PORT DANBY COZY MYSTERY SERIES by London Lovett

Profile avatar for London LovettI LOVE to read, I average between 50-100 novels per year, so when my birthday came along {this past spring} it was no surprise that my husband got me a Barnes and Noble gift card…so did my kids…as well as my mom! I was excited to peruse my favorite category “Cozy Mysteries and Armature Sleuths” As I scrolled I came across some very lovely covers {yes I am drawn to covers of books first then I read the description, I’m sure I am not the only one}

One cover caught my eye and I was immediately interested in it because of the gorgeous cover, then I read the title “Marigolds and Murder” by London Lovett! Yes, it was absolutely perfect, I bought right than and there, I just knew I’d love it…like when you find the right wedding dress and it just clicks! {I got the ebook, sadly no one sells the paper back near me and I wanted to start reading it asap!}

It was Friday, my husband and kids were playing Fortnite so I knew I had some serious “me” time on my hands, which means reading! I read Marigolds and Murder in a little over one evening {its about 180 pages on my Surface Pro using the Nook app} I LOVED it! In my excitement of downloading it I didn’t even think to see if it was in a series…OMG it is…and at the time there were EIGHT more books in the series {book 10 came out on June 17th} I was ecstatic and bought the other eight books, plus everything else by the lovely London Lovett, which are Port Danby, Firefly Junction and Starfire series.

Books I purchased:

  • Books 1-9 in the Port Danby series {book 10 came out this June}
  • Books 1-4 in the Firefly Junction series {book 5 came out in early April}
  • Book 1 in the Starfire series {book 2 came out in early May}

I ended up purchasing all the books in ebook form but I love them so much I plan to get them all on paper back so I can always have one or two with me!

I went back and forth about how in depth I wanted to get about this series, I don’t want to give anything away so I decided make it a skim off the top summery of the entire series as a whole. I don’t ruin the awesomeness of this series and the characters, so here goes…

The Port Danby series takes place in the sweetest little costal town called Port Danby, where tourists visit and I want to live! Lacey Pinkerton or Pink to her friends, has recently moved to Port Danby and is starting a new life in a new place! She’s the proud owner of a flower shop, a crow that’s sure he’s not a bird and a sweet kitty, plus she has an unbelieve sense of smell! Port Danby is chalked full of people you are sure to love, from the hunky detective, to the dueling twins, the handsome neighbor, the quirky best friend and the diner that will undoubtedly make you crave Chili and Cornbread. If that wasn’t perfect enough my girl Pink finds herself in all kinds of sticky situations {although I’m confident she would refer to it more of a “right place at the right time” situation} and an unplanned partnership with the above mentioned hunky detective {Briggs}, make these books an absolute page turners. Oh and I can’t forget the mystery within the mystery…what really happened 100 years ago in that mansion on the hill?

I HIGHLY recommend all the books in the Port Danby series!

London Lovett has quickly become one of my favorite if not favorite authors!

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Guess what?!? Right now Marigolds and Murder {book one in the Port Danby series} is currently FREE on Barnes and Noble for Nook {I use the app}

I focused on the Port Danby series today but I plan to have a Firefly Junction post and a Starfire post in the next week or so!

PORT DANBY COZY MYSTERY SERIES

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Marigolds and Murder

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Carnations and Chaos

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Mistletoe and Mayhem

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Tulips and Trouble

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Peonies and Poison

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Hyacinths and Homicide

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Crocuses and Crime

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Sunflowers and Sabotage

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Summer Must Haves from DNA Performance Wear

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Today we are so excited to share some of our favorites from the new DNA Performance Wear summer line! It just might be our favorite summer release! The colors are gorgeous and the prints are totally Gabbi! I LOVE that DNA Performance Wear offers not only full leo prints but they also offer Flip Flop style leotards, Gabbi loves the Flip Flop leotards and wants them all! Ok on to the summer beauties!  

First up is our FAVORITE! Cactus Makes Perfect

Cactus Makes Perfect

Cactus Makes Perfect
Flip Flop- Cactus Makes Perfect
Flip Flop- Cactus Makes Perfect

Look at those colors!! Gabbi loves the full print but that Flip Flop is so stunning with the pink front, landing it in her #1 spot! Regardless of which one your daughter picks these leotards will be a show stoppers with those beautiful colors! Either one would be PERFECT for Summer Gymnastics camp!

Next up we have a GORGEOUS floral print called Don’t Worry be Poppy!

Don't Worry be Poppy
Flip Flop- Don't Worry be Poppy
Flip Flop- Don't Worry be Poppy

Ok please don’t make us pick which style is our favorite! Gabbi and I both love Poppies so we are absolutely swooning over this one! I love the blue neck and arm detailing on the full print, it really makes it pop! I can virtually guarantee that this leotard will turn heads a practice or summer camp! This one is my favorite!

On to another show stopper called Be-Leaf in Yourself!

Be-Leaf in Yourself
Flip Flop- Be-Leaf in Yourself
Flip Flop- Be-Leaf in Yourself

Oh this one screams summer time doesn’t it!? It reminds me of relaxing at the pool under the shade of gorgeous palm trees! Although the flip flop is stunning with the deep pink front the full print takes the cake for us!

Prepare to swoon over the gorgeous Petal to the Medal Leotard!

 

Petal to the Medal

Flip Flop- Petal to the Medal
Flip Flop- Petal to the Medal

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this leo it has such a elegant look to it! Although both styles are gorgeous the full print is our favorite! It is a show stopper for both gymnasts and dancers!

Moving on to Gabbi’s FAVORITE DNA Performance Wear style ever the Breezy Mesh!

Breezy Mesh- Silver Softie
Breezy Mesh- Silver Softie

If there was only one leotard that Gabbi could have in every color it would be the Breezy Mesh from DNA Performance Wear! She has it in Peach Perfection and LOVES it! She wears it to practice all the time and she also wears it just to wear it, she has the matching leggings so that is a common everyday look for her! She loves both the Pink and the Silver and has requested both as well as the matching shorts and capris!

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Shorts- Pink Power
Shorts- Silver Softie
True North Capri- Pink Power

True North Capri- Silver Softie

True North Capri- Silver Softie

I LOVE the Maple Leaf accent on the capris and the tank tops so much! My kids are Canadian {on their dads side} and we love showing that off and supporting Canadian companies like DNA Performance Wear!

Be sure to stop by the DNA Performance Wear accessories page as well and pick up matching scrunchies and girp bags as well as wrist guards!

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I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all the AMAZING people at DNA Performance Wear for this collab! We love you guys!  All thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. We truly love this brand!

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Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo!


If you have spent any time any where than chance are pretty good that you know Baby Shark, if not here you go…

You’re welcome, that will now be stuck in your head for the remainder of the week!

Baby Shark is like the Macarena of 2019…seriously its everywhere! One of the funniest places I’ve seen Baby Shark is during gymnastics conditioning {if you are a gymnast or dancer look it up, you love it!}

Does your daughter love and want to show off her inner baby shark at the gym? Well my friends Lizatards has made that possible with their ADORABLE new Baby Sharks Leotard! Seriously look at how cute this is!

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This precious leotard comes in the purple pictured and the sweetest pink ever! It has quickly become Gabbi’s favorite leo as well as her gyms staff favorite! She had more questions about this leotard than any other one! Baby Shark has taken the entire world by storm and this leotard really makes Gabbi look the part!

Head over to Lizatards now and grab yours…Gabbi defiantly wants the pink one too! The leotard is perfect for summer gymnastics camp!

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Butterfly Gorgeousness from DNA Performance Wear!

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Just a quick post to show you something absolutely GORGEOUS! Look at this new beauty from DNA Performance Wear!

Pixie – Iris

Pixie- Iris

Pixie- Iris

I know right? We are totally swooning over it, Gabbi loves it!

Keep an eye out over the next couple weeks when I feature some of our favorites from the DNA Performance Wear new summer line!

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I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all the AMAZING people at DNA Performance Wear for this collab! We love you guys! *please note that although these items were sent to Gabbi, we were not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. We truly love this brand!
 

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GoMee Girl Patches!

 

Don’t Be Just Anyone, Go Be YOU!®

I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to one of our favorite companies! Its called Gomee Girl and they specialize in empowering girls to be themselves {GO BE YOU!} They have the sweetest jewelry and patches you’ll ever see!

gmg1I love Gomee Girl’s standance of “being you!” It so important to teach our daughters “never be afraid to be YOU”, I know that may seem easier said than done, in a world full of social media criticism , unattainable celebrity body standards, photoshopped everything and judgement literally everywhere, being YOU can seem completely terrifying! My mom worked so hard to instill confidance in me to ALWAYS be me. I have work hard to do the same with my own daughter,  I NEVER want her to feel like its not ok to be her…to have her own personality!

As I mentioned about Gomee Girl seriously cute jewelry and patches, today I’m going to focus on the Patches but please be sure to visit Gomee Girl and check out everything in their shop, you will be just as in love as we are!

Gabbi was so excited when she received a package containing the entire line of the Gomee Girl patches!

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These patches are so cool, they have an adhesive back so you can literally stick them to anything and switch up your outfit! Of course they can also be sewn on!

Gabbi has put them on a number of clothing items including hats, tee shirts, shorts and overalls but her absolute favorite has been putting them ALL on her favorite jean jacket!

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This has proven to be a conversation started! We have been stopped in the store, church and even at the orthodontist by someone wanting to know where they are from! I have loved sharing Gomee Girl!

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I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all the AMAZING people at Gomee Girl for this collab! We absolutely love you guys! *please note that although these items were sent to Gabbi, we were not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. 

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