Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Summer Reading

Happy Summer!! Can't believe it is August. I start to feel anxious around this time of the year because it means summer is slipping away. 

It's been awhile since I did a book post so I thought I would share a few of the books I have been reading. 

1. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Oh, how I loved this book!! I read it to the twins when they were young and I have pulled it out again to read with Locke. One of my all-time favorites and a must read. Through his adventures the china rabbit learns to love. Sniff, sniff. For those of you who loved The Velveteen Rabbit this will be right up your alley. 

2Wonder Also on my must read list is Wonder. I think it should be required reading for all teens. The story follows a young boy with facial deformities as he enters middle school. This one will choke you up too and I hope you can read it before you see the movie.

3. The Orphan Keeper This is a wonderful book based on the true story of a young Indian boy kidnapped and sold to an orphanage. He is later adopted by a family in the US. It is very similar to the movie Lion but is based on different events. While I really enjoyed this book I thought 4. The Rent Collector  by the same author was even better!! My suggestion? Read them both!

And a few more that I have really enjoyed. Click on the link for more info!!
(PS Just because I wrote less doesn't mean I don't like these books as much, it just means that I'm tired....)
5. Salt to The Sea One of my favorites!! A misfit group comes together to escape a war torn country. Please read and let me know what you think. 

6. The Widow of the South  A quiet book that sucks you in. 

7. The Pearl That Broke It's Shell A fascinating look at another culture.

8. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane Lisa See once again takes you into the lives of a Chinese family and their journey to give up their old ways and accept the modern world. 

What have you read lately?? I would love some recommendations. 


And I still haven't found a book I loved as much as The Nightingale

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Eat, Watch & Be Merry

Just popping in to say...
Eat this...

While watching this video
I promise it will be a good experience.

I don't know what she is doing with that bear but keep watching until the end so you can see the out-takes.
That's all for now!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Update

So..on my mind....

Me Before You.. The Movie
Trailer here
Take a deep breathe, we can get through this together. 
See, if you read the book you will know that while you think she is changing his life...he is changing her life (loud sobbing in the background).    
My favorite part? The bumblebee tights. 
What was your favorite part? 

After I watch this movie I will probably need a little pick me up...

And I am loving these shoes...aren't they...I don't know...perfect?
They would look great with this dress, dress, top  dress
But I am not just about the high dollar items...
you could look just as fab in this, this or this

Get shopping and happy weekend!!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fun Fashion

Just a quick post to show you some thing I am liking on the web...
and to let you know I am alive and well.

This jacket is good. Very good.

Super cute shoes

And my new uniform pants.
I have been wearing these jeans for 3 days straight. And I'm just getting started.
They bring me joy...and eating room.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wednesday Check-In

Emerson Fry is killing it with their spring line. 

I ordered myself this dress and I just wanted to give you a heads up in case you see me wearing it... no I am not pregnant, it is just a very full dress that gives me a little extra room for french fries.

Also loving this dress...

But think the length would be unfortunate on me...

And on Monday I got a box full of happy!!

New lamp colors to have and to hold...big love!!!

This is the triple gourd lamp in Egg Blue....can you stand it???
So far it's a good week, and it's March which is almost April which is almost summer!!! 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Getting Creative

If you follow me on Instagram 
You may have seen this picture over the weekend.

OMG! So much great art!!! I picked three of my favorite pieces from my Pinterest Art Board

   Then Cricket and I grabbed an old canvas from the attic (you wouldn't believe what I have in my attic!!! I wouldn't say I am a hoarder, but I do like to be prepared) painted over it and got to work. 

The canvas is a beast...3 x 4 feet so we started with one corner. So far I am very happy!! Just hoping I don't see something shiny and run off in another direction before I am finished!!!!! Cricket and I were a little impatient and dug all my old acrylic paints out of the that I am liking the direction it is taking I am wondering if I should switch to oils...any thoughts? Not sure if it is worth the cost or extra drying time involved...
What do you think????

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Florence and the Wallpaper

Back in January I asked for help tracking down some fabulous wallpaper and thanks to Kathy, Nicky and Katie, I found out 
My readers are the best!!!
It comes in a ton of colors each one better than the last. 

Japanese Floral

Japanese Floral

This wallpaper brings me lots of joy but sadly joy is expensive. Plus I had to get out my calculator and convert Australian dollars to American dollars and math just sucks the joy out of everything. 

But lets not let a little multiplication and division bring us down, for an uplifting look at fashion and decor be sure to follow me on Istagram. 

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