I’m back to share my May reads from 2016 with you. My library streak continued and I was excited to pick up Burned and Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning.
Sharing the rest of my April reads and the next book out of my TBR jar. My reviews of Aunt Dimity’s Death, The Fault in Our Stars, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
In April, it occurred to me that I was getting nowhere fast on my TBR jar or on my Goodreads Challenge to read 25 books in 2016. Four months into the year and I’d read…three. And while I love buying books, I have way more than I really need and hate to just continue adding […]
Inspired by Instagram posts, I made myself a TBR jar for my 2016 reading list. Sharing my first three reads of the year – Lara Casey’s Make it Happen, R.K. Ryals’ The Story of Awkward, and Kate Morton’s The Lake House.
Happy 2016! I can hardly believe we’ve started a new year, much less that it’s almost the middle of January. It’s been awhile since I posted, so I wanted to pop in and also share that I will be posting on a regular basis going forward. I have tons of things to share, but I […]
My January in photos – starting 2015 off strong by heading back to the gym, starting a new book and even a new podcast!
Some things I’m loving… Winter, and January especially, is all about white or hushed tones and a bit of sparkle. I have to share something I’d been coveting forever, and finally treated myself to, in December. This is the Shoshanna Amulet from BaubleBar. I love love love this necklace so much. I bought it specifically […]
★ November 1st I was still in Houston for the Houston Quilt Show. I bought some fabric, and saw some amazing quilts in the show. ★ I made some zipper bags out of some linen panels I bought at the needlework show in Paris. I was deathly afraid of putting in a zipper, but it […]
★ Picked up The Fiery Cross again to read. I just can’t seem to get through this book. I was inspired to pick it back up after watching the first episode of the Outlander series. ★ So, yeah, the Fiery Cross got put down again and I picked up a new book/series – Kresley Cole […]
★ Outdoor jazz concert working on the mini quilt for the swap ★ Finished swap mini quilt – so in love with that octopus! ★ Finished my re-read of Interview with the Vampire – my copy is autographed too! ★ Another re-read – this book has been on my mind a lot lately for some […]
April was a good month! ★ Spring mani using OPI’s Do You Lilac It? ★ We celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary with Thai food ★ I treated myself to this gorgeous statement necklace from JCrew. I call this my Marie Antoinette necklace. I wore it to a goodbye party for a friend who is […]
How can I possibly sum up my February in 16 photos?! I’m still in the midst of keywording and editing my photos, so I’ll have to make due with just some snapshots for now. I flew to Germany on the first and from there Sylvia and I traveled by train to Paris. We rented a […]
January was mostly full of preparing for my Paris trip. Eric gave me a gorgeous Kelly Moore camera bag (my first camera bag!) for Christmas. I had a few shopping trips to pick up shoes, PJs, etc. I even bought a gorgeous tangerine trench to wear! I made sure to keep up with my cardio […]
November started off with a bang! The first Saturday I attended a book signing for Christina Lauren for their latest book in the Beautiful series – Beautiful Player. I’ll have a post up soon on the series and the book signing too, but I finished Beautiful Player shortly after getting it at the signing! And […]
Looking back at the month of October: Inspiration, books, pumpkin bread, Halloween costumes, and a visit to the State Fair.
How in the world is it November? October is always a crazy busy month for us, but damn! And today it actually feels like Fall outside. Back in September, we had a few Fallish days, but mostly it was still pretty warm. It was still in the 90s and I was seeing tons of Instagram […]
I always feel that my birthday and then Labor Day signal the end of summer – marking the change from longer days and saturated color to cooler weather and wardrobe layering. Even though I’m sure we’ll have many more 100 degree days in front of us, my thoughts immediately turn to the new season. And […]
After finishing the third book in the Downside Ghosts series (what I thought was the final book), I cast about for something else to read that would catch my interest. After a couple false starts, a friend of mine lent me the first four books in Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. I had no idea […]
One of the best parts of my week’s vacation from work has been the time I get to spend reading. I so rarely get more than a few stolen moments here and there to read, that being able to wake up in the morning, have a cup of coffee, and read for an hour is […]
I really am starting to wonder where the time goes. It’s nearly the end of July and here I am finally posting about June. Better late than never though! After the craziness that was May, June actually seemed to take a turn for the better. I felt like I was making strides in some of […]
I’m looking forward to June and the start of summer. May was rather a rough month for me. It started off well, and then took a bit of a nosedive. At the beginning of the month our guild had our first workshop of the year, and I got the chance to finally meet a friend […]
I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of The Great Gatsby for a good while. I couldn’t ask for a better cast, and Baz Luhrmann has directed some of my favorite films including Mouline Rouge. I’ve been thrilled to see Gastby parties pop up to celebrate the premiere of the film and people are […]