Beauty of the Beast by Rachel Demeter (Book Review)

A couple of years ago I made a new online friend in author Rachel Demeter after I read her debut novel, The Frost of Springtime (which remains one of my most recommended books). I fell so in love with her storytelling in that novel that I immediately became a raving fan and I’ve basically cyber-stalked…

How to Save Money Dining Out (Without Being an Ass)

There’s a big difference between being frugal and being cheap (there is also a huge difference between being cheap and being a complete ass). Do y’all remember that story  that went viral about the couple that put five $1 bills on the table and took a dollar away if the server disappointed them? Whether the…

MailChimp vs ConvertKit – Which One is Right For You?

This post includes affiliate links which help support and maintain FBL. One of the most popular pieces of advice floating around online for bloggers is to build your email list. There are thousands (millions?) of articles about how to build your list, what to create as an opt-in offer, how often to communicate with your list,…

A Simple Way to Renew Your Mind and Body (Giveaway)

This post is sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Candle but my love for their Mind & Body Collection is all my own.  As much as I love the plentiful options and choices of  the times we live in it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by so much information, so many tutorials, and such high standards. I mean,…

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