Happy Camper

Today was a big day in the Speer household, and I mean a BIG day.  For one very excited little girl, it must have seemed bigger than Christmas, her birthday, and the last day of school all rolled into one. Today was the day we sent Crisana – our “baby” – away to summer camp … [Read more…]

Book Review: The Almond Picker

Sometimes I read a book because it looks interesting. Sometimes I read a book because it’s by a favorite author. Sometimes I read a book because the title intrigues me. And sometimes I read a book because I want to seem fancy and intellectual. That’s why I read this book.  The cover is based of … [Read more…]

“Think Pink” Week: Day 2

Welcome to Gallerie’ d’Crisana, the world’s only collection of art created by yet-to-be-famous Fairview artist Crisana Speer! We begin your tour with a welcome sign and a friendly reminder: Just in case you can’t read the fine print, it says: Do not toch exept for: family, relitivs, and Raegan, if she ever sees me again  … [Read more…]

Book Review: The Architect

And now for something completely different… We’ve gone from the sublime to the ridiculous…or from flowery prose to gritty suspense…from artistic beauty to a psychological thriller.  Or something like that.  But, seriously, it’s about an architect for crying out loud.  How could I not read it?? To be completely honest, I checked this book out … [Read more…]

Book Review: All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost

Ahh…the good old summertime.  I look forward to summer for so many reasons, but one of them is that I get the excuse of carving out time to actually *read*.  Like, as in GROWN-UP books.  Books with chapters and multi-syllabic words.  Books with hundreds of pages and small type.  Books with at least 3 letters … [Read more…]