Sarah Butland

My Review of Some Good Sweet Treats by Jessica Mitton

A lot of the recipes appeal to me from this cookbook and I have made two so far – Snowballs and Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. Some Good Sweet Treats by Jessica Mitton is loaded with goodness! The Snowballs, a chocolate macaroon type sweet covered in coconut, were extremely easy to make and the healthy ingredients fairly […]

Throw Down Your Shadows by Deborah Hemming

I blindly picked up this book, with no pretense or idea what it was about or who it was targeted towards. I admit this because I hesitated reading in but am so very glad I did! Sometimes new books and new authors can surprise you and Deborah Hemming did just that with Throw Down Your […]

Dirty Birds by Morgan Murray

Dirty Birds by Morgan Murray

What a story! Filled with loops and cliff hangers and the beloved art of poetry, sort of! Morgan, raised in Alberta and now settled in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia makes a splash with his first novel and a tale surrounded by poetry, music and romance plus some heart ache. This all pales in comparison to […]

Jack Fitzgerald's Treasury of Newfoundland Stories

Jack Fitzgerald’s Treasury of Newfoundland Stories

Published by Creative Book Publishing in Newfoundland, Canada, Fitzgerald dives deeply into the mysteries an mayhem of the province before it was a part of this country as well as after with his collection of stories in Treasury of Newfoundland Stories True Crime & Adventure Volume I. Mayhem described was caused both by people and […]

Sleeping With the Elephants by Anne Louise O'Connell

Sleeping With the Elephants by Anne Louise O’Connell

Anne Louise O’Connell has seen the world and lived in some places a lot of us only dream of visiting and she then she wrote about it, actually, she wrote during it as well. O’Connell, a Canadian from Nova Scotia and now living back in Nova Scotia, spread her wings and abilities to live the […]

Minute Moments of Wonder and Joy

Minute Moments of Wonder and Joy

Minute and minute are spelled the same but mean different things. I point this out because of the giggle it gave me to read it when I was gifted a moment to myself. A moment to breath and not be expected to find something or do something. A minute to write. So I opened my […]

Future Joys

In Write Yourself Happy the next topic is to write about something you’re looking forward to. Hard to do when everything is so chaotic and you don’t know what the new normal will look like, or when, yet but I’ll do my best. Just yesterday I thought back to a monthly smoothie date I had […]

Moments Of Joy

Moments Of Joy

In all this turmoil, recognizing and highlighting moments of joy is more important than ever. Admittedly not being myself for the last two months, if not longer, I am diving into a book title “Write Yourself Happy” and dedicating at least 15 minutes a day to do just that. That may be easier for some […]

My Secret Sister by Helen Edwards and Jenny Lee Smith

My Secret Sister by Helen Edwards and Jenny Lee Smith

My Secret Sister by Helen Edwards My rating: 4 of 5 stars Written by two woman who only discovered they were sisters late in life, this true story took me through heartbreaking moments of family abuse and fury mixed with a beautiful life we should all be lucky enough to have. Secrets were kept under […]