Profile avatar for London LovettI LOVE to read, I average between 50-100 novels per year, so when my birthday came along {this past spring} it was no surprise that my husband got me a Barnes and Noble gift card…so did my kids…as well as my mom! I was excited to peruse my favorite category “Cozy Mysteries and Armature Sleuths” As I scrolled I came across some very lovely covers {yes I am drawn to covers of books first then I read the description, I’m sure I am not the only one}

One cover caught my eye and I was immediately interested in it because of the gorgeous cover, then I read the title “Marigolds and Murder” by London Lovett! Yes, it was absolutely perfect, I bought right than and there, I just knew I’d love it…like when you find the right wedding dress and it just clicks! {I got the ebook, sadly no one sells the paper back near me and I wanted to start reading it asap!}

It was Friday, my husband and kids were playing Fortnite so I knew I had some serious “me” time on my hands, which means reading! I read Marigolds and Murder in a little over one evening {its about 180 pages on my Surface Pro using the Nook app} I LOVED it! In my excitement of downloading it I didn’t even think to see if it was in a series…OMG it is…and at the time there were EIGHT more books in the series {book 10 came out on June 17th} I was ecstatic and bought the other eight books, plus everything else by the lovely London Lovett, which are Port Danby, Firefly Junction and Starfire series.

Books I purchased:

  • Books 1-9 in the Port Danby series {book 10 came out this June}
  • Books 1-4 in the Firefly Junction series {book 5 came out in early April}
  • Book 1 in the Starfire series {book 2 came out in early May}

I ended up purchasing all the books in ebook form but I love them so much I plan to get them all on paper back so I can always have one or two with me!

I went back and forth about how in depth I wanted to get about this series, I don’t want to give anything away so I decided make it a skim off the top summery of the entire series as a whole. I don’t ruin the awesomeness of this series and the characters, so here goes…

The Port Danby series takes place in the sweetest little costal town called Port Danby, where tourists visit and I want to live! Lacey Pinkerton or Pink to her friends, has recently moved to Port Danby and is starting a new life in a new place! She’s the proud owner of a flower shop, a crow that’s sure he’s not a bird and a sweet kitty, plus she has an unbelieve sense of smell! Port Danby is chalked full of people you are sure to love, from the hunky detective, to the dueling twins, the handsome neighbor, the quirky best friend and the diner that will undoubtedly make you crave Chili and Cornbread. If that wasn’t perfect enough my girl Pink finds herself in all kinds of sticky situations {although I’m confident she would refer to it more of a “right place at the right time” situation} and an unplanned partnership with the above mentioned hunky detective {Briggs}, make these books an absolute page turners. Oh and I can’t forget the mystery within the mystery…what really happened 100 years ago in that mansion on the hill?

I HIGHLY recommend all the books in the Port Danby series!

London Lovett has quickly become one of my favorite if not favorite authors!

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Guess what?!? Right now Marigolds and Murder {book one in the Port Danby series} is currently FREE on Barnes and Noble for Nook {I use the app}

I focused on the Port Danby series today but I plan to have a Firefly Junction post and a Starfire post in the next week or so!


In order 1-10

Marigolds and Murder


Carnations and Chaos


Mistletoe and Mayhem

Tulips and Trouble


Peonies and Poison


Hyacinths and Homicide


Crocuses and Crime

Crocuses and Crime Cover

Sunflowers and Sabotage

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I added links to Barnes and Noble because that’s where I bought my books from. I am NOT affiliated with B&N, please buy from your favorite place!

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*Please note that London Lovett has no idea I’m posting this, I was not asked to write this nor payed to, all books were purchased by me using my birthday gift cards. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.  

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Summer Must Haves from DNA Performance Wear

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Today we are so excited to share some of our favorites from the new DNA Performance Wear summer line! It just might be our favorite summer release! The colors are gorgeous and the prints are totally Gabbi! I LOVE that DNA Performance Wear offers not only full leo prints but they also offer Flip Flop style leotards, Gabbi loves the Flip Flop leotards and wants them all! Ok on to the summer beauties!  

First up is our FAVORITE! Cactus Makes Perfect

Cactus Makes Perfect

Cactus Makes Perfect
Flip Flop- Cactus Makes Perfect
Flip Flop- Cactus Makes Perfect

Look at those colors!! Gabbi loves the full print but that Flip Flop is so stunning with the pink front, landing it in her #1 spot! Regardless of which one your daughter picks these leotards will be a show stoppers with those beautiful colors! Either one would be PERFECT for Summer Gymnastics camp!

Next up we have a GORGEOUS floral print called Don’t Worry be Poppy!

Don't Worry be Poppy
Flip Flop- Don't Worry be Poppy
Flip Flop- Don't Worry be Poppy

Ok please don’t make us pick which style is our favorite! Gabbi and I both love Poppies so we are absolutely swooning over this one! I love the blue neck and arm detailing on the full print, it really makes it pop! I can virtually guarantee that this leotard will turn heads a practice or summer camp! This one is my favorite!

On to another show stopper called Be-Leaf in Yourself!

Be-Leaf in Yourself
Flip Flop- Be-Leaf in Yourself
Flip Flop- Be-Leaf in Yourself

Oh this one screams summer time doesn’t it!? It reminds me of relaxing at the pool under the shade of gorgeous palm trees! Although the flip flop is stunning with the deep pink front the full print takes the cake for us!

Prepare to swoon over the gorgeous Petal to the Medal Leotard!


Petal to the Medal

Flip Flop- Petal to the Medal
Flip Flop- Petal to the Medal

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this leo it has such a elegant look to it! Although both styles are gorgeous the full print is our favorite! It is a show stopper for both gymnasts and dancers!

Moving on to Gabbi’s FAVORITE DNA Performance Wear style ever the Breezy Mesh!

Breezy Mesh- Silver Softie
Breezy Mesh- Silver Softie

If there was only one leotard that Gabbi could have in every color it would be the Breezy Mesh from DNA Performance Wear! She has it in Peach Perfection and LOVES it! She wears it to practice all the time and she also wears it just to wear it, she has the matching leggings so that is a common everyday look for her! She loves both the Pink and the Silver and has requested both as well as the matching shorts and capris!

Active Wear

Shorts- Pink Power
Shorts- Silver Softie
True North Capri- Pink Power

True North Capri- Silver Softie

True North Capri- Silver Softie

I LOVE the Maple Leaf accent on the capris and the tank tops so much! My kids are Canadian {on their dads side} and we love showing that off and supporting Canadian companies like DNA Performance Wear!

Be sure to stop by the DNA Performance Wear accessories page as well and pick up matching scrunchies and girp bags as well as wrist guards!

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I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all the AMAZING people at DNA Performance Wear for this collab! We love you guys!  All thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. We truly love this brand!

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Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo!

If you have spent any time any where than chance are pretty good that you know Baby Shark, if not here you go…

You’re welcome, that will now be stuck in your head for the remainder of the week!

Baby Shark is like the Macarena of 2019…seriously its everywhere! One of the funniest places I’ve seen Baby Shark is during gymnastics conditioning {if you are a gymnast or dancer look it up, you love it!}

Does your daughter love and want to show off her inner baby shark at the gym? Well my friends Lizatards has made that possible with their ADORABLE new Baby Sharks Leotard! Seriously look at how cute this is!


This precious leotard comes in the purple pictured and the sweetest pink ever! It has quickly become Gabbi’s favorite leo as well as her gyms staff favorite! She had more questions about this leotard than any other one! Baby Shark has taken the entire world by storm and this leotard really makes Gabbi look the part!

Head over to Lizatards now and grab yours…Gabbi defiantly wants the pink one too! The leotard is perfect for summer gymnastics camp!

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Butterfly Gorgeousness from DNA Performance Wear!

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Just a quick post to show you something absolutely GORGEOUS! Look at this new beauty from DNA Performance Wear!

Pixie – Iris

Pixie- Iris

Pixie- Iris

I know right? We are totally swooning over it, Gabbi loves it!

Keep an eye out over the next couple weeks when I feature some of our favorites from the DNA Performance Wear new summer line!

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I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all the AMAZING people at DNA Performance Wear for this collab! We love you guys! *please note that although these items were sent to Gabbi, we were not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. We truly love this brand!

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GoMee Girl Patches!


Don’t Be Just Anyone, Go Be YOU!®

I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to one of our favorite companies! Its called Gomee Girl and they specialize in empowering girls to be themselves {GO BE YOU!} They have the sweetest jewelry and patches you’ll ever see!

gmg1I love Gomee Girl’s standance of “being you!” It so important to teach our daughters “never be afraid to be YOU”, I know that may seem easier said than done, in a world full of social media criticism , unattainable celebrity body standards, photoshopped everything and judgement literally everywhere, being YOU can seem completely terrifying! My mom worked so hard to instill confidance in me to ALWAYS be me. I have work hard to do the same with my own daughter,  I NEVER want her to feel like its not ok to be her…to have her own personality!

As I mentioned about Gomee Girl seriously cute jewelry and patches, today I’m going to focus on the Patches but please be sure to visit Gomee Girl and check out everything in their shop, you will be just as in love as we are!

Gabbi was so excited when she received a package containing the entire line of the Gomee Girl patches!


These patches are so cool, they have an adhesive back so you can literally stick them to anything and switch up your outfit! Of course they can also be sewn on!

Gabbi has put them on a number of clothing items including hats, tee shirts, shorts and overalls but her absolute favorite has been putting them ALL on her favorite jean jacket!


This has proven to be a conversation started! We have been stopped in the store, church and even at the orthodontist by someone wanting to know where they are from! I have loved sharing Gomee Girl!

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DNA Performance Wear…newest obsession!

DNA Logo Helix Rainbow gradient (002)THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!

If you have a daughter in gymnastics (or dance) then you know the leotard comfort saga! Gabbi is VERY picky about her leotards, she hates when she can feel the seams, when the fabric isn’t soft, and despises when leos ride up or pull in the armpit. Now, some of that can be thwarted with a simple size change but oh man when the fabric is scratchy or rough all hell can break loose! I know you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Recently we were given the AMAZING honor to try out some of the DNA Performance Wear Spring line. Although we had heard great things about DNA this was Gabbi’s first time wearing their leotards…spoiler alert…NEW favorites!


Gabbi received two gorgeous leotards and a pair of adorable leggings, when she opened her package she almost immediately told me “these are my favorite leotards, feel how soft they are mommy!” Yeah, she wasn’t kidding these leos are incredibly soft…they like buttery soft leggings but different at the same time (in a very good way) She couldn’t wait to put them on, once she did her initial reaction proved right she was in love! DNA is now her favorite…she has gone to their website and picked more she wants! She has been practically living in the two leos and pants she has from DNA Performance Wear!

This Crystal Cove leotard is absolutely gorgeous, look at these colors!


Gabbi is in love with it, not only is the rough cut crystal design gorgeous but the fit is awesome! The inside is the softest she has ever had, its like tiny baby fleece soft, but doesn’t over heat her when she is at a long practice…how do they do this? I don’t know but its amazing! The Crystal Cove leo came with a matching scrunchy in the same lovely fabric! This leotard is a show stopper, every time she wears it to the gym or out and about we are stopped by someone who wants to ask where its from. I love sharing our love for DNA Performance Wear!


This Breezy Mesh leotard and matching leggings {sold separately} in Peach Perfection have been her go to outfit for practice, hanging around the house or going out!


The mesh back of the leotard is AMAZING, she has some other mesh back leotards, but the mesh on those are rough and scratchy, the mesh on the DNA leotard is so incredibly soft! The open back is absolute perfection for Gabbi, she loves open back leos but she hate the way the elastic feels on other brands and it usually leaves a very uncomfortable pressure mark. DNA open backs don’t have that effect because the open back isn’t a cut out, rather it is an overlap of the soft fabrics so no need for uncomfortable elastic! Both this leo and the Crystal Cover have soft arm openings and only have elastic around the thigh {I pretty sure all these features make these Gabbi’s favorites!}

C7DA0773-ED4A-473E-B3FA-3B280AC0F6ED.JPGThe legging are Gabbi’s go to in life! She wears these all the time, with the matching leo , sweatshirt, with a sports bra, she wears them all the time! The cut is perfection on her with a fold over waistband! My favorite part about these legging is the DNA helix detailing around the waistband…its so stinking cool and a really fun touch they did!

Both these items also come in a GORGEOUS Blue called Blue Bliss {yes Gabbi has been begging us for that set too!}


Breezy Mesh- Blue Bliss

Leggings- Blue Bliss

Breezy Mesh- Blue Bliss & Leggings- Blue Bliss

There are also these awesome long sleeve shirts that she wants as well to complete her head to toe DNA look 🙂

Long Sleeve Tee- Blue Bliss

Blue Bliss


Long Sleeve Tee- Peach Perfection

Long Sleeve Tee- Peach Perfection

Be sure to check out DNAs Activewear, its my favorite on Gabbi and I can’t to get her more!

I think its safe to say we truly love DNA Performance Wear leotards and activewear and HIGHLY recommend them!

Let us know what you get!

Gabbi suggested we end this feature showing you some of her wishlist items! So here goes…


Celestial- Soleil


Breezy Mesh - Magenta
Leggings- Magenta
Leggings- Titanium
Di Burst Long sleeve Tee- Magenta
Di Burst Long Sleeve Tee- Titanium
Of course this list includes the above mention Blue Bliss leo, legging and long sleeve shirt! She obviously has a style…long sleeve shirt and leggings!!!
I hope you all head over to DNA Performance Wear and pick up some of their awesome leos and activewear!! 
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A Love Letter Life {book review}



Over 2 million people watched as Jeremy and Audrey married on TLC’s hit show Little People, Big World. I have to be honest I have never seen an episode of Little People, Big World, but I have followed Audrey Roloff’s Instagram account and personal blog for some time and I just adore her! She, Jeremy and their precious daughter the cutest! I absolutely love reading real life love stories, so I was so excited to read A Love Letter Life. Having been married for nearly 20 years I have was curious to read their advice for couples as a couple with a much younger marriage than my own.

Upon first glance I thought this book was geared toward married couples, but quickly realized that it in fact is a perfect book for dating couples full of great advice. Within the pages Jeremy and Audrey retell their dating story and give great advice such as encouraging you to stop settling for convenient relationships, they share both male and female differences in dating, cover tough topics like purity, give their nine rules for fighting well.

This book is a must have for your dating children or your own dating journey. It shares practical tips, relatable struggles, hard lessons, and a beautiful devout commitment to your beloved, all are extremely important lessons and tips for all dating couples. Even as a long time married woman I found this book, lovely and encouraging, it will absolutely be handed down to my teenage son once the time comes…such a weird thought!



From the Publisher: In A Love Letter Life, Audrey and Jeremy share vulnerable insights from their own journey, encourage readers to stop settling for convenient relationships, offer perspective on male and female differences in dating, tackle tough topics like purity, give their nine rules for fighting well, suggest fun ideas for connection in a world of technology, and provide fresh advice on how to intentionally pursue a love story that never ends.

As Jeremy and Audrey write, if you can fall into love, you can fall out. True love is something you choose to live out each day through your actions, decisions, and sacrifices. To find and still seek, that is love. From the moment you meet your potential spouse, you can be intentional about shaping a beautiful love story, uniquely written for who God created you both to be. A Love Letter Life will equip you to pursue an intentional, creative, and faithful love story from your first date to “I do” and beyond.

ISBN: 0310353629 ISBN-13: 9780310353621


Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions are 100% my own.

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