Now that Halloween is behind us, it's time to obsess over the upcoming Winter holidays. Obviously we're going to skip right over Thanksgiving because here in America, we're more concerned with commercialistic holidays like Black Friday, Christmas and Christmas Bonus Time (You know I'm kidding right? Thanksgiving is awesome and there should always be pumpkin … Continue reading 8 things my kids have asked me for recently.
I have had a love / hate relationship with audio books over the years. Every now and then I come across a book with such an excellent narrator that I become enthralled and think, "Audio books are the BEST!" and decide I'm going to listen to them all the time. But it turns out that … Continue reading Audio Books: Do You Like Fiction, Nonfiction or just Jim Dale?
I'm having a weird reading month (or months) as I can't seem to commit to any books outright. It's not uncommon for me to read two or three books at once but usually one of them is a clear front runner and takes up most of my time. Right now I'm reading many, many books … Continue reading 6 Books I’m Reading Right Now
The kids' school pictures came in the other day and I cannot stop staring at them. When I was a kid, I feel like most school pictures looked pretty terrible and awkward. Or maybe that was just me? This is not the case these days, at least at my kids' school. The photographer s so … Continue reading A Snapshot of the School Year So Far
I've been living that autumn life for almost a month now, with the kids back to school, but the calendar recently announced the official start to the season. Now I can drink my Pumpkin Spice Latte without reservation. #basiciknow This week's prompt for Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm, is cozy fall … Continue reading Top 5 Cozy Autumn Reads.
It's Friday and that means that my brain is slowly falling into weekend mode. It's been a busy week of Septembering and I think I've earned some downtime this week - how about you? Before I fully slip into Weekend Jen Mode, here are 5 things I kept meaning to share with you: The new … Continue reading 5 things for Friday.
I was nominated by the Not-so Modern Girl for the Flawesome Award. This award was created by Sophia Ismaa. She wants to encourage us to celebrate our flaws and turn them into strengths. "How often do we forget that our weaknesses can be a strength? Our flaws make us human, our flaws tell us more … Continue reading I can’t help it if I’m Flawesome! | blog award
This week's Top 5 Tuesday theme is fantasy books, which is one of my favorite genres. I thought I would specifically highlight 5 of my favorite fantasy series. Because the only thing better than a great book is more great books, amiright? Firstly, the required reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling … Continue reading Top 5 | Fantasy Series To Get Carried Away With
I've had a somewhat slow burning month of reading, if we're going to be honest. I seem to be flitting from book to book quite a bit, especially on my Kindle where I have finished nothing for ages. But I did finish two books on my nightstand in the past month or so and they … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading | September