Book Recommendation: Sula by Toni Morrison

Sula by Toni Morrison is not a book that I would choose for myself. Let’s be honest. We all have genres that we are more likely to pick up than others. This book showed up in a box on my doorstep. It’s very hard to say no to a book that just shows up for you. “Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies.” That’s what the back of the book shares...
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6 Books You Should Read This Summer

My purse always has room for a book. It’s a life standard. I’ve read a lot of good books recently, as you may have seen on Instagram @cordiallybarbara. I thought I’d share 6 books with you as you’re updating your summer reading list. A Table by the Window by Hillary Manton Lodge Enter Juliette, a woman with her own version of My Big Fat Greek Wedding Italian French family. She loves food writing, but she also loves the restaurant business (she...
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Partner in Crime: The Sister PIC Package

This series is all about exploring the partners in crime you and I have in our lives. One of the things I want to do is create fun care package ideas for each type of partner in crime in my life. These packages will vary, meaning some will only be brainstormed and not implemented while others will have already been sent. And honestly, I thought it might be best to start with a Partner in Crime (PIC) Package for my...
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Top 10 Partner in Crime Movies

Absolutely and totally according to me. Now, let me be clear on something here. For me, the term “partner in crime” has nothing to do with committing crimes. It’s more about that person who is your co-adventurer, your shenanigator, your person. They’re your gang all in one person. They’re the one (or two or three) that walks through the good and bad times with you. I’m going to list my favorite duos or trios or groups in the following movies,...
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Finnish Food

Okay, so if you’ve been even a little bit around, you know I just love food. And therefore, trying food in Finland was such a highlight. I was told that Finnish people eat a lot of fish (and this may be true) but I was thrilled to find out that my friends aren’t into fish (I almost died of happiness). Fish are friends not food (actually I’m very much a meat eater, but I want you to guess where that...
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Partner in Crime

Everyone should have one. At least one. A Partner in Crime. Okay, I’m not encouraging that you go all Thelma and Louise on the world, even if we could really use a bit more “justice” in some situations. But what I’m saying is we all need a person in each season of life who will be your crony in shenanigans, your comrade in capers, your accomplice in mischievousness. You’ve heard it before, but Batman and Robin. Sherlock and Watson. Emma and Liv (Bride Wars)....
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