Weekly Wrap Up & Sunday Coffee (6/17)

Hey y’all! Weekly Wrap Up is a bleep where I give quick recap about my blog, reading adventures, and life in general of the past week. I also may include some rambling!

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The weather is so rainy and gloomy that it makes me want to snuggle on the sofa with a book and a blanket. 🙂


  • Family Gatherings By Robyn Carr

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This is the last book in the Sullivan’s Crossing Series.


Here’s all the posts from this past week, in case you missed it!


What We Find by Robyn Carr
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My Thoughts: 

I really enjoyed Maggie and Cal’s journey to happiness. Two people who start off thinking they are complete opposite end up realizing that they are more alike than they thought. They are essentially looking for the came thing…someone to travel life’s journey that they can cherish.

three-starsthree-starsthree-starsIT WAS GOOD! — This book was good. I didn’t love it and I didn’t dislike it.  There maybe have been a few things that bothered me while reading this book and it may have been slow in parts. I would still recommend this book; it just wasn’t a favorite of mine.

Here is the Goodreads synopsis:

Under extreme pressure, neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan knows she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can do that is Sullivan’s Crossing.

Named for Maggie’s great-grandfather, the land and charming general store at the crossroads of the Colorado and the Continental Divide trails now belong to Maggie’s eccentric father, Sully. She relishes the opportunity to indulge in his simple way of life.

But Maggie’s world is rocked and she must take responsibility for the Crossing. When a quiet and serious-looking hiker, Cal Jones, offers to lend a hand, Maggie is suspicious of his motives until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation.

Though Cal and Maggie each struggle with loss and loneliness, the time they spend together gives Maggie hope for something brighter just on the horizon if only they can learn to find peace and healing and perhaps love with each other.

Any Day Now by Robyn Carr

IMG_8188.JPG My Thoughts: 

I love series where you can watch a group of people grow and evolve.

Sierra and Conrad were not different. They path was filled with ups and downs. But they both grabbed my heart. Sierra demons were hard to read at times but Conrad’s faith and support of her is what the greatest love stories are built on.

four-starsfour-starsfour-starsfour-stars I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — This book was a really enjoyable read. I really liked it. Some moments I may have even loved.  There may have been a few things that I felt could be improved upon.  Or there may be nothing wrong with the book, it just didn’t blow me away.  I would recommend this book to most people and think most people would really enjoy this book.

Here is the Goodreads synopsis:

For Sierra Jones, Sullivan’s Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She’s put her troubled past behind her but the path forward isn’t yet clear. A visit with her big brother Cal and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet.

Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their busy lives and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the quirky campground owner who is the father figure she’s always wanted. But when her past catches up with her, it’s a special man and an adorable puppy who give her the strength to face the truth and fight for a brighter future. In Sullivan’s Crossing Sierra learns to cherish the family you are given and the family you choose.

Book rating scales by Book Reading Like a Boss


My reads for this week are:

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IMG_8242I had total mom guilt this week. Nathan attends a STEM camp centered around Minecraft for two hours Monday-Thursday. Cooper was not old enough to attend. He was heartbroken each day we dropped his brother off. I tried to make it up to him by bringing him to an awesome park which help soften the blow a bit.

It still sucked. Coop is still a little to young for most of the summer camps in the area. He will be attending VBS camp at the end of the month with his brother. So hopefully he will be good.

We went camping for Father’s Day. I love the getaway!!! I leave my phone behind at the camper the whole week and just use my apple watch to call if I need something at the pool. DISCONNECTING is a necessity to me.

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All the great father’s in my life…the hubby, my brother and my Pop.

I am getting a serious tan due to the hours we are logging in at the pool this summer. Not complaining. We are using our mineral sunscreen and wearing hats. The cool water is a great way to beat the heat we are having here in the south.

Can I just say that this week coming is our first summer week with no camps of any kind. WOOHOO!!!

We have a dentist appointment for each kid and a date to go roller skating on Friday. Other than that nothing.


Oil of the Week.jpegI loved sharing my favorite oil with you last week. So lets keep this going.

Stress Away

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Stress Away is DA BOMB blend of Lime, Copaiba, Lavender, Ocotea, Cedarwood and Vanilla. It’s designed to provide support during times of stress.

Who couldn’t use a way to recenter themselves and let go of all the crazy tension. It is also great to diffuse to promote restful sleep and relaxation.

Again sometimes I just open the cap and take a few deep breaths to just release it all. Using essential oils aromatically super easy and a great way to reap the benefits of the oil.

Diffusing it is incredible. I put it in my car diffuser to help with my rides home. I will also put some drops on my wool dryer balls. I also made a fabric spray that makes you feel like you brought the beach to you.


  • Dressers are up next to organize…Check out my blog with my summer plan 5 Ways to Organize This Summer
  • NO camps this week. Just reading and relaxing.
  • I am 7 books behind my Goodreads pace…slowly steadily catching up to the goal of 106?!?!

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This weekend had me thinking of my family.


That’s all y’all…LOL! How was your week? Have you read any of the books I listed…give me the scoop? Any thoughts about my week? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by! — xx 

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow! You have a huge reading goal for this year! I’m also behind on my goal, but I’m only aiming for 42 books this year. I just got an oil diffuser for my birthday, so I’m need to try some new scents! That one sounds like it smells amazing – and who knew you could get a diffuser for your car! I’ll have to check that out!

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    1. cdfolse says:

      I read 105 books last year. I am not sure why I do that to myself. HAHA. I love my car one. It definitely helps. This is the one I have https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/usb-diffuser-black

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      1. Hopefully because you love reading! And, that’s so cool – thanks for the link! 🙂

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      2. cdfolse says:

        I do love reading that much. What genre do you enjoy reading?

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      3. Oh gosh, I love so many! I really love fiction, and have been into mystery novels lately. What do you usually read?

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      4. cdfolse says:

        I read a lot of YA because they don’t take that much thought (leisure reading) and are a faster pace. I am a teacher so I already read a lot. I am too chicken for mystery/suspense. I also enjoy romance and historical fiction.

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