Friday, July 13, 2018

Currently Reading ~ Beautiful Day

I am on Goodreads and every year they have a Reading Challenge that I have participated in the past couple of years. I have mixed feelings about this challenge because when I set the number of books I will read over 12 I can't quite reach and its frustrating. However when I set the goal of books lower I read like crazy and meet or surpass my goal. I think subconsciously I am sabotaging myself. I truly love to read in my spare time and love the adventures I go on or the new characters I meet.

I am currently reading Book #8 for my challenge. It's from a familiar author, Elin Hilderbrand.  I love her stories and the settings for them. I some day want to visit the East Coast and the towns she mentions in her books. But until then I will live vicariously through her books.

What are you currently reading? Please share

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Reading Challenge Book #7

I am slowly reaching my reading goal for this year, 2018.  My goal is 24 books for the year.

Book #7 was written by Meg Cabot, Size 12 is Not Fat.  I have read several of her books but its been awhile since I had picked one up.  This book did not disappoint. I love how easy it was to read and be swept away into the lives of the characters. This is book one in a series of I believe five. So I will be reading the rest of the books soon.

From Goodreads:

Heather Wells Rocks!

Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two — and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft.

The cops and the college president are ready to chalk the death off as an accident, the result of reckless youthful mischief. But Heather knows teenage girls . . . and girls do not elevator surf. Yet no one wants to listen — not the police, her colleagues, or the P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives — even when more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary and subtly sinister ways. So Heather makes the decision to take on yet another new career: as spunky girl detective! 

But her new job comes with few benefits, no cheering crowds, and lots of liabilities, some of them potentially fatal. And nothing ticks off a killer more than a portly ex-pop star who's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong.

Have you read this book? If not, I hope you might consider it. 

What are you currently reading?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Weekly Menu Plan and Grocery Haul 05/25/15

Here is our menu plan for the week:

Monday~Chicken Kabobs, Pasta salad, veggie

Tuesday~Tacos, rice bean cheese bake, guacamole and chips, Blueberry Cheesecake

Wednesday~Grill Cheese, soup, chips, fruit, Popsicle

Thursday~Hamburgers, tater tots and fruit

Friday~Pot Stickers, rice


Sunday~Fish, mac&cheese, veggie, macrons

Check out my weekly  haul on you tube below!!!!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Wax Haul: Ten Digit Creations

I have a love for wax. I love it in tart form and candles. One particular vendor that I enjoy purchasing from is Ten Digit Creations.  I love that they are always open and have quick turn around time. Every month they offer a scent of the month and new scents that they are introducing at a discounted price. I love a deal! Here are the new scents that were introduced in January and the scent of the month that I picked up.
Sweet Grass-fragrant aroma of fresh sweet grass.
Forever Red-(BBW type)sexy aroma of pomegranate, red osmanthus and vanilla rum.
Bamboo Teak-green bamboo, warm teak wood, golden amber and oak moss.
Oxford-(Scentsy type)masculine blend of ginger and frankincense with woodsy cedar and amber undertones.
Hippie Hippie Shake-one part patchouli, one part sandalwood, one part nag champa, one part dragon's blood and one part hippie.
Lavender Rain-fresh lavender, spring air and pouring rain.
Avobath(Lush Type)a lemongrass scent on steroids.
Blueberry Cream-fresh blueberries and cream swirled together.

Sultana-(Lush type)fruity-floral blend balanced with ginger and warm woodsy musk.
Velvet Sugar-(BBW type)red velvet creme, plum, sugared musk, pink jasmine and wild strawberries.
Fireside-(Slatkin type)warm embers in the fireplace sweetened with leather, sandalwood and rich amber.
Cedar Closet-a cedar lined closet.

Honeysuckle-sweet nectar off the honeysuckle(new formula).
Victorian Rose-fresh cut roses with base notes of white musk and amber.
Red Sugar-raspberry, strawberry, pomegranate and cherry blended with vanilla sugar crystals.
Buttercream Pie-rich buttercream, vanilla pudding and a dash of hazelnut all baked inside a warm flaky crust.

You Are My Sunshine-bright sunny aroma of zesty lemons and earthy juniper.
Bamboo Cypress-green bamboo and citrus are blended with light floral notes, clove, oriental spices, patchouli and ylang ylang.
Diamonds & Pearls-Egyptian musk and warm patchouli with subtle notes of sweet cinnamon, orange blossom and anise.
Midnight Jasmine-(Yankee type)water jasmine, sweet honeysuckle, neroli and mandarin blossom.
Lavender-lavender scent.
Pink & Purple-cotton candy, pink sugar crystals, musk and lavender.
Lilacs & Lemonade-sassy blend of fragrant lilacs in bloom mixed with tart lemonade.

This was the scent of the month for January:
Bergamot Spice-bergamot, ginger, sandalwood, cedar, patchouli and sweet basil.

 And these are the two samples that they added to my order:
Orange Blossom-uplifting aroma of sweet orange blossoms.
Fresh Bamboo(Slatkin type)-bamboo, jasmine and wild grasses.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my wax order.  Did you see a scent that interest you? Have you tried Ten Digit Creations before? What have you ordered from them?

Friday, December 27, 2013

Book Giveaway - The Ladies of Garrison Gardens

Here is the book that I recently finished. I would like to pass this book along to one lucky reader to enjoy it as well. The book was purchased at a thrift store so it does have some wear and tear.

From the back cover:
Charles Valley's legendary dowagers, the three Miss Margarets, have lost one of their own; Peggy Garrison, who in life was constantly overshadowed by the reputation of her rich husband's first wife, Myrtis. After Peggy's will is read, the town is shocked. Peggy has left her entire fortune to the town's wild child, Laurel Selene McCready.
Though she was like a daughter to Miss Peggy, the last thing Laurel wants to do is step into Peggy's shoes, especially since the Garrison wealth never bought Peggy any happiness. On top of that, when Laurel reluctantly explores the storied Garrison Cottage, she discovers that mysteries abound when it comes to the great Miss Myrtis. What clues are hidden in an old suitcase, and who is the elderly woman who has been keeping track of the Garrison estate's every development via the Charles Valley Gazette? And how will Laurel avoid the fate of her two predecessors, whose secrets have far greater implications that Laurel could ever have imagines?

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Monday, February 06, 2012

Menu Plan

I am back and I am going to try my hardest to post more often than let's say every 2 months. :) My life just got crazy busy and it was hard to find the time when I arrived home. All I wanted to do was fall into bed.

Anyways, here is my menu plan for the week:

Monday-Beef Stir Fry with Asian Noodles
Tuesday-Sliced Beef with Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday-a quick bite before baseball practice
Thursday-Roasted Turkey Tenders with Gravy and Mashed Potatoes
Friday-Oven Baked Chicken Breast, Mac and Cheese and Steamed Veggies

All of my meals are from Schwans. I am enjoying the convenient freezer to oven dinners.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have a menu plan leave me a link so I can come check it out.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Breakfast Tablescape

Since I am not having Thanksgiving at my house this year, I decided to do a festive table for breakfast. Flatware from wedding. Napkins Batter Homes and Garden at Walmart, last year.

Martha Stewart plates, Walmart Better Homes and Gardens salad plates

Glasses from Dollar Tree or local ngrocery store, I can't remember.

Pumpkin salt and pepper shakers from Family Dollar.

Leaf salt and pepper shakers from Family Dollar.

Better Homes and Gardens wire basket and fall potpourri from Walmart.

Candles and candlesticks from Hobby Lobby, last year.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!

Click HERE for a video on my tablescape.