Wednesday, October 18, 2017

August & September Books

Hey everybody!! It's been awhile and I don't have anything really exciting today UNLESS you love to read like me :). 

I've had this post started since August and decided to lump both August and September reading into one post! So here it goes....

Little Beach Street Bakery was hard to get into at first. It's about a girl named Polly who wants to turn a new page in her life and moves to a quiet town and decides to start baking bread. Her life begins to change and she forms friendships there and learns to love it! I am so so glad I stuck with this book because now I have Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery on my list to read!

Crazy Rich Asians was recommended by Shay and it's not something I would've picked myself. That being said I really laughed throughout this book! It's about a woman named Rachel who heads to Singapore with her boyfriend to meet his family. Little does she know they are rich and live a very different life than what she knows. And once I read this I had to read the sequel.....

...China Rich Girlfriend! It's the second book in the 3 book series which talks about Rachel getting married. It should be an exciting time but she is mourning her birthfather not being there to walk her down the aisle. Eventually I'll get around to reading the 3rd book!

I read Melanie's first two books awhile back and had Sparkly Green Earrings on my to-read list for a bit. I thought it was the perfect time to read it since I will be venturing into the thrones of motherhood in the next few months. I love Melanie's sense of humor and the one thing this book taught me is that life is not perfect let alone motherhood! I think as a mom I will always be trying to figuring it all that a correct assumption mamas??

Every time I read a book I feel as if I am in the book with the characters. Please tell me I'm not the only one?! The Girl you Left Behind was definitely one of those books! The setting is in Paris in 1916 and Sophie has to take care of her family while her husband, Edouard, fights in the war. I really don't want to give too much away but the story involves a painting that appears many years later and the story of Sophie unfolds. While reading this book I put myself in Sophie's shoes and could not imagine what she went through! 

The vacationers was also recommended by Shay and I was not a fan. It was not what I expected at all....I'm not sure what I was expecting either! The vacationers is about an American family who vacations for two weeks in Mallorca. Secrets are revealed and things do not go according to what they had planned. Not my favorite book out of these!

Oh man!! This one had me on my seat!
The couple next door is a seat gripping book where a terrible crime is committed and I'm not saying much more because you have to read it!! 

Okay that's it!!
I hope you are still reading and go grab a book to read! 

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What's Up Wednesday {9-26-17}

Hey Hey!! 
It's been three months since I last shared What's Up Wednesday so here I am today!
 I'm linking up with Mel, Shay, & Sheaffer :).

The questions I'll be answering...

1. What we're eating this week...

...we had Motherbear's twice this weekend so lots of leftovers and Noah made taco meat Monday night! Wednesday nights are a hodge podge since we have The Well and don't have much time! By Thursday we are barely hanging on ;). 

2. What I'm reminiscing about...

Meeting Jamie Ivey last weekend!

3. What I'm loving...

...preparing for fall! It's been super hot here lately and the weather is supposed to cool down tomorrow so praise hands for that!! 

4. What we've been up to...

Baby shower things and registering for our shower! 

5. What I'm dreading...

...the itching everyday!! Since I've been pregnant I have battled itching like crazy! They've given me creams upon creams, suggested some over the counter medicine, and done lab work! Everything came back normal but I dread the itching lol!! I've had a super great pregnancy so I don't want to sound like I'm complaining and it'll all be worth it once he's here! 

6. What I'm working on...

...thrifting!! I shared a little about me starting this last night on my Instastories!
I have no idea what I'm doing but I REALLY want to get serious about this! I love love fashion, accessorizing, and all the home decor so if I can love it while saving money then yes please! 

7. What I'm excited about...

....buying a crib and dresser in October!

8. What I'm watching/reading...

I am not watching anything at the moment! I started Parenthood over the summer but haven't gotten back into watching it!

And I am currently reading...

9. What I'm listening to...

Currently silence :). 

10. What I'm wearing...

Stretchy pants :).
These are my favorite right now lol!

11. What I'm doing this weekend...

Watching volleyball, celebrating a mama-to-be, and having fun with our youth!

12. What I'm looking forward to next month...

Umm fall & our baby shower!

13. What else is new...

We've decided on a name since I've last blogged! Graham Michael Callahan :). 

Bonus Question:
14. What TV show am I most excited about this fall....
Umm...most people are probably saying This Is Us but I don't have anything lol!
But if I had to pick one it would be Parenthood even though that is an old show! Maybe by the time I'm on maternity leave I will have time to watch it!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Life Lately

A little catch all :). 

My new sign from Vine & Branches came in and I am loving it!

Take 1 of trying to get a good picture lol. 

Celebrating 21 weeks with a cute boomerang!

A selfie with my brother while waiting for the wedding to start!

Auntie Ash and her sweet fam!

The ONLY pictures I have on my phone from the big day!! I can't wait to see what their photographer has done!

My brother and his girlfriend, Taylor, dancing away :). 

Joe was GETTING the cha cha slide!!

They finally got my dad out there to dance!

Sunday (the day after the wedding) I took the tuxes back and indulged in a mocha latte. 

I just love this picture. 

Then I had to create this side by side so we could see how much Joe has grown!

I am loving everything on my fall Pinterest board right now!! I love me some fall!!

I made some eggs cups last week thanks to Lelia and they are so so good!! I made some more for this week too!

My camo earrings came in last week and I think I wore them for 4 days straight :). 

And Lydia was baptized on Sunday!!! We love love the Hawkins' and are so proud/excited that Lydia made this decision! 

And I'll end this post with some homemade iced coffee from Trader Joe's! 
P.S. there's a peek of fall in the background :).