Harvest Lane Cottage is a place to find hope and encouragement. I want to share my love for Jesus Christ with you. He is the center of my life, the center of who I am. No, I'm not perfect. I fail, I fall, I'm tempted, but I keep going back to the One who makes me clean again.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

My Daybook... April 27, 2015 Turkey in a Toga

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Dear Ladies,
It's now 8:42 a.m. I wrote this post in the middle of the night last night. I getting busy in a couple of moments, but I just wanted to say good morning. I was able to sleep a few more hours, but only after listening to the book of Job on Bible Gateway for awhile. 
God bless you!
Laura
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Outside my window... 
 darkness and quiet. It's rarely quiet here because we live near a big highway. Not too many are driving in the wee hours of the night. It's just before 3:00 a.m.

I am thinking...
 about the love of God. I am in the book of Job right now.

I am thankful...
 that I have Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit to turn to when I feel overwhelmed or fearful. Thank you God!

I am creating...
 nothing right now. I've been doing a lot of reading in snatched moments.

In the kitchen...
 nothing's happening yet this morning. I expect I'll make eggs or oatmeal for breakfast. Tonight for supper, I'll be making Turkey in a Toga. It's a favorite at our house. When our children were small, we read A Roman Ransom aloud. This was a new recipe I tried at that time. Turkey Wraps sounded boring, so I called it Turkey in a Toga. They loved it.

Turkey in a Toga

  • Wrap in a tortilla:
  • Paul Newman Caesar dressing
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • leftover baked turkey
  • red onion slices
  • roasted red pepper pieces
I am going...
 to my study group tonight at church. We're studying Beauty by the Book.

I am reading...
several books, but today my focus will be Beauty by the Book. I've a ladies' study tonight at church, and I've not finished my homework.

I am hoping...
 to go back to sleep for awhile soon. It's now 3:04 a.m.

I am learning...
 I'm in two classes at church, Beauty by the Book by Nancy Stafford and Walk Across the Room by Bill Hybels.

In my garden...
 my Amy planted some pretty flowers, mint, and a zucchini plant.

In our homeschool...
 just continuing.

From the boardroom...
Follow Laura's board Pinned It Made It on Pinterest.
 
A favorite quote for today...
 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your path." 
Proverbs 3:5-6

A peek into my day...
A view from my computer as I look to my right.
 One of my favorite things...
  Sleeping all night long.

A few plans for the rest of the week...
  driving for 4H meetings, church Wednesday evening, a trip to the library.

Have a wonderful week!
Laura
Happy at Home

A favorite link... 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

REVIEW: The Inn at Ocean's Edge

 Thank you LitFuse for this review copy.
The Inn at Ocean's Edge
I didn't want to do the dishes. I didn't want to go to bed. I didn't want to finish this story. This is an absolutely intense book. Three stories twist in and out of each other in deceit and tragedy. I enjoyed the intrigue that began at the very first page. There is a depth to the main characters that is sometimes surprising. There are hints throughout to "who dunnit" but I couldn't figure them out. So many people were hiding things, and there were so many things to hide! Somethings seemed unfathomable. A little honesty would have gone a long way to diffuse the entire situation! Of course, then we wouldn't have had a this delicious little tidbit of a book to read. ~smile~ I read this over just a few days. That only happens when the book really holds my attention. 

I liked Claire. I liked Luke. I liked most of the characters. I liked the surprise hero of the story. I liked this story. If you like suspense books, without too much crime detail, I think you will, too.  It was the quickest read I've had in ages. It was too good!
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About:
Claire's visit to a luxury hotel in Maine awakens repressed memories, threatening all she holds dear.
In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party at the Hotel Tourmaline on the island of Folly Shoals, Maine. She showed up a year later at the same hotel, with a note pinned to her dress but no explanation. Nobody knows where Claire spent that year---and until now, Claire didn't even know she had ever been missing.
But when Claire returns to the Hotel Tourmaline for a business meeting with her CEO father, disturbing memories begin to surface . . . despite her parents' best efforts to keep them forgotten.
Luke Rocco lost his mother under equally mysterious circumstances---at the same time Claire disappeared. After a chance encounter reveals the unlikely link between them, Claire and Luke set out together to uncover the truth about what happened that fateful year.
With flashbacks swimming just beneath her consciousness and a murderer threatening her safety, Claire's very life depends on unscrambling her past . . . even if her family refuses to acknowledge it. Someone-maybe everyone-is hiding something from Claire Dellamare, and it will cost her everything to drag the truth out into the light.

Inn Ocean's Edge Colleen Coble


USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has sold over 2 million novels worldwide. Her romantic suspense novels including Tidewater Inn, Rosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. 
Author's website www.colleencoble.com 
Twitter:@colleencoble Facebook:colleencoblebooks
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Just Listed!

Vintage Needle Cards & Needles

From my sewing machine...
Handmade Quilted Purse

Handmade Quilted Tote
Handmade Tapestry Bag



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