January Reads | 2 Short Stories, 1 Tear Jerker and an Austen Inspired Novel to Stay Up Too Late Reading

This month I read four books which sounds really impressive (for me) but tbh, two of them were short stories and one of them gave me that point of no return feeling in the middle of the night that resulted in me staying up until 2 in the morning to finish it, so… Make of that what you will. Here’s a quick recap of each … Continue reading January Reads | 2 Short Stories, 1 Tear Jerker and an Austen Inspired Novel to Stay Up Too Late Reading

Top 5 Series I Want To Start This Year

The theme for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday is series books that you want to read this year for the first time. Keeping with my theme of reading books I already own but haven’t read, here are five ‘first in a series’ books that are either sitting on my bookshelf or on my kindle. Okay, one is actually sitting in front of me at my … Continue reading Top 5 Series I Want To Start This Year

It’s Monday: What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was … Continue reading It’s Monday: What Are You Reading?

The 7 Stages of a Snow Day

I have a love / hate relationship with the snow but letsbehonest, it’s mostly the hating part. Don’t get me wrong – it all starts out fine: You look outside and see those white fluffy balls of magic falling and oh yeah, it’s pretty great. Your Inner Olaf is there for it. The ground gets covered in a soft white blanket, life feels quieter for … Continue reading The 7 Stages of a Snow Day

VACATION PLANNING? I have binders full of vacations.

Nothing to see here: just a girl and her midliners making a vacation binder full of budget estimates, itineraries and park maps. Raise your hand if you are a binder kind of girl? Page dividers? Multicolored midliners for further clarification? Spreadsheets??? Oh baby, right? On a related note: Who here has been to Universal Studios in Florida with the fam? Share your best tips and … Continue reading VACATION PLANNING? I have binders full of vacations.

4 apps to keep your brain from melting.

A lot of my friends and family back in the Northeast are struggling through another snow day right now. My own little monsters sweet angels just went back to school yesterday, so even though I’m happily enjoying the sweet sounds of silence right now, I can vividly recall Jen of Two Days Ago wondering if she’d ever be able to watch grown up television again … Continue reading 4 apps to keep your brain from melting.

Family Interviews for the New Year (With a Free Printable)

I’ve been doing these family interviews with the kids for several years now. When we started BB wasn’t old enough to write and honestly wasn’t old enough to answer! When she was two I gave her multiple choice options and let her pick her “favorite” that way. This year that little girl is eight years old and has ideas of her own to spare. Here … Continue reading Family Interviews for the New Year (With a Free Printable)