Dove Visiblecare Body Wash and $500 gift certificate SWEEPSTAKES!

Alright gals, listen up. I’m pretty picky about the body wash that I use for my daily showers.  My skin is quite dry, and at times can feel itchy and uncomfortable.  I’m also prone to red or ashy-looking patches if I don’t keep myself thoroughly moisturized.  This even happens to me in the 1000% humidity…

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Reads: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

  When summer rolls around each year, my reading tastes shift a bit.  I indulge in stories that are lighter, easy reads – ones that are perfect for kicking back in a chair and wiggling your toes in the sand while someone brings you a fruity adult beverage in half a pineapple with a tiny…

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Michelob ULTRA Light Cider Review

Over Memorial Day weekend, Matt and I set out to tackle several house projects that we have been neglecting for far too long.  I tossed some photos documenting the process up on Instagram, my ongoing addiction, so feel free to follow me at ebrowniebites to join in on the fun! We have many, many more…

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Reads: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

This.  This is a good book. I’ve been privileged to read a number of books for the BlogHer book club, but I can say with a degree of certainty that this one is my favorite thus far.  The Weird Sisters are 3 siblings from a sleepy little place called Barnwell.   Though each of them…

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Reads: The Magic Room by Jeffrey Zaslow

  When I read the synopsis for Jeffrey Zaslow’s The Magic Room, I thought, “Great! A book about weddings.  I certainly know a thing or two about weddings!” Then I paused, and thought, “Ugh.. I work in the wedding industry.  Why on earth would I want to read about weddings?  Reading is my escape from…

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Reads: Sea Change by Jeremy Page

As a member of the book club at, I have the opportunity to be introduced to books and authors that I otherwise wouldn’t have come across.  Sea Change by Jeremy Page is a captivating and beautifully written novel.  I really couldn’t put it down. When Guy finds his world turned upside down after the…

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Reads: Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore

Gotta say, I didn’t think I’d see the day when I’d use the W-word as the title of a Brownie Bites post, but there you have it!  Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore, is the newest historical fiction novel by UK writer, Stella Duffy.  There is not much that is known about the Roman empress Theodora, wife…

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Reads: Love at First Bark by Julie Klam

  Love at First Bark – How Saving a Dog Can Sometimes Help You Save Yourself, by Julie Klam Gee, Erin read a book about dogs?  Shocking! Alert the media!  Well, truth is, I actually don’t read many books about dogs, and that is because my emotions just cannot handle them.  There’s almost always some…

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Reads: How to Be an American Housewife

I blew through this novel in 2 evenings.  What a fabulous story!  The book follows the journey of Shoko, a young woman trying to make a life for herself in post-war Japan.   After choosing to marry an American soldier she did not (initially) love to please her parents, Shoko moves to the States to…

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