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Gathering of Sisters by Darla Weaver Review

Gathering of Sisters by Darla Weaver | Mini Van Dreams

If you are a long time reader, you know how much I love the simple way of life Amish and Mennonite families lead.  When I was asked to review Gathering of Sisters by Darla Weaver, I jumped at the chance.  A book about the “real” lives of Old Order Mennonite?  Sign me up.  So, I joined Darla, her five sisters, her mother and a bunch of kids for an entire year of Tuesday visits.


365 Days of Happiness Review

365 Days of Happiness Review | Mini Van Dreams

How many times do you wake up happy, with a positive attitude for the day?  How often are you truly happy?  How many times do you choose to make your life happy?  Are you truly living your life as your authentic self?  Jacqueline Pirtle has written an amazingly inspirational book that can help you do just that!


Christmas at the Falling Down Guesthouse

Christmas at the Falling Down Guesthouse Review | Mini Van Dreams

Get ready to meet Britain’s worst inn keeper!  Lilly Bartlett has done it again with her new release, Christmas at the Falling Down Guesthouse.After a phone call interrupts a nice dream she’s having, Lottie finds out her Aunt Kate has been hospitalized after a car accident.  Reminiscent of the phone call she received during her parents’ dream vacation, Lottie bundles her daughter and herself off to Wales to see Aunt Kate.


The Big Dreams Beach Hotel by Lilly Bartlett

The Big Dreams Beach Hotel | MIni Van Dreams

Lilly Bartlett is back again with another fun rom-com book – The Big Dreams Beach Hotel!  If you don’t remember, Lilly Bartlett is actually one of my favorite authors – Michele Gorman!  The Big Dreams Beach Hotel is a great, feel-good read that would be perfect to read during the upcoming Labor Day weekend!   (more…)

The Second Chance Cafe in Carleton Square

The Second Chance Cafe in Carlton Square | Mini Van Dreams

One chance isn’t always enough.  Everyone deserves second chances.  Sometimes, in life, you come across a building that deserves a second chance as well.  Put those two ideas together – and you have The Second Chance Cafe!  After having a champagne wedding on a malt-beer budget, Emma and Daniel are back for this romcom sequel full of crazy fun and lovable, quirky characters!    (more…)

Fun Labels with iCustomLabel

Fun Custom Labels at iCustomLabel | Mini Van Dreams

I am a snail mail (or happy mail) junkie.  I love decorating my snail mail and Swap-bot swaps with fun stickers, stamps, washi tape… anything goes.  I was using boring, old return address labels on my envelopes until my friends at iCustomLabel contacted me about trying some of their products.  I jumped on the chance to kick my happy mail up a notch with custom labels.


Get Organized with Jane Stoller

Organizing for Your Lifestyle by Jane Stoller | Mini Van Dreams

We all want to get organized – myself included.  But where do you begin? What do you do with your stuff?  And most of all, once you get organized, how do you stay organized?  Organizing for Your Lifestyle by Jane Stoller is an amazing resource for these – and all – your organization questions.  Jane walks you through every aspect of organizing your home and life- from closets to suitcases!  She doesn’t just tell you how to do it, she explains the science behind organizing also.


Match Me If You Can: A Book Review

Match Me If You Can | Mini Van Dreams

Whenever I get the opportunity to review a book by Michele Gorman, I get excited.  She is one of those authors who write like they are your best friend and always has a great tale to weave.  Her latest book, Match Me If You Can is no exception.


Amazingly Beautiful Moisturizing Body Serum

Amazingly Beautiful Body Moisturizing Serum | Mini Van Dreams

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to try out and review the Amazingly Beautiful AM and PM Revitalizer package from Trusted Health Products, which I loved.  (You can check out that review here.)  When Trusted Health Products asked me to try their Moisturizing Body Serum, also in the Amazingly Beautiful line, I jumped at the chance.  As someone with very sensitive skin, I am always looking for a gentle, natural lotion to combat skin dryness.  The body serum contains natural ingredients: orange peel oil, sweet almond kernel oil, lime peel oil, lemon peel oil, olive fruit oil, and avocado fruit oil… no harsh or unnatural chemicals.