Month: August 2015

Aug 29
Project Vlogust: Week Three Highlights

Project Vlogust: Week Three Highlights

Family 0

This week was extra special for our family because it marked the birth of BG3. True, the party didn’t happen until the 23rd, which you’ll see in next week’s highlights, but her actual birthday was the 21st. We kept it pretty low-key and just had a family dinner at Olive Garden. Before that though, she needed to get some bloodwork done, routine for a 1-year-old. The girls also went exploring… Read more »

Aug 28
Still Feel Blessed

Still Feel Blessed

Family 0

It’s times like this, when I realize that I have no friends and my family sucks, that I feel truly blessed to have met and fallen in love with the man I call Husband and for the family that we created together. When I wonder wth is wrong with me, if I’m even worth loving/caring for, it helps to know that at least one person in this work loves me…. Read more »

Aug 27
Blog Tour: Book Review – Capture by Rachel Van Dyken

Blog Tour: Book Review – Capture by Rachel Van Dyken

Blog Tours, New Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★½

One Line: The romance and characters were great. In My Opinion: Add to cart! I was very hesitant to give another one of Dyken’s books a try after the disaster that was The Consequence of Revenge, but I’m always open to giving authors a second chance. Thankfully, it paid off with Capture. I was drawn to the characters right from the start and they entertained me from beginning to end…. Read more »

Aug 26
Blog Tour: Book Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway – Playing for Her Heart by Megan Erickson [CLOSED]

Blog Tour: Book Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway – Playing for Her Heart by Megan Erickson [CLOSED]

Adult Book Reviews, Blog Tours, Giveaways 2 ★★★½

One Line: The perfect mix of nerdy and sexy and their antics kept me fairly entertained. In My Opinion: Add to cart! This is my second book from Megan and I liked it considerably better than the first one I read, especially in terms of character appeal. Also, I liked how even though there was a kid in the book, it didn’t feel like a plot tool, but just as… Read more »

Aug 25
A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party

A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party

BG3, Parenting 6

I’m quite proud of myself and my family for putting this all together. Granted, Mickey Mouse is a staple, so there are plenty of party ideas and supplies, but still. I really liked how everything came together. The birthday banner was made from a banner company that the Hubs used for his job. We bought a wooden frame with clothespins to put together BG3’s monthly pictures. I was so happy… Read more »

Aug 25
First In Line + Giveaway [CLOSED]

First In Line + Giveaway [CLOSED]

Giveaways, Promotional 0

I’m so excited to share with you all the exciting news from Random House Children’s. They’ve got an exciting new YA program called FIRST IN LINE, which offers YA readers exclusive advance access to bestselling and debut authors and behind-the-book content! Being the first at anything is no easy feat, but you already know that. – You were reading The Hunger Games before VOLUNTEERING AS TRIBUTE. – You were FEELING… Read more »

Aug 24
Book Review: Sustained by Emma Chase

Book Review: Sustained by Emma Chase

Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★½

One Line: Now this is how you do a romance book with kids in it! In My Opinion: Add to cart! I’ve had really bad luck with romance books that feature kids in it lately. Sometimes that plot tool is done right, sometimes it isn’t. In this case, Emma does it right. As if I had any doubt. Poor Chelsea is thrusted into the life of raising six kids, ranging… Read more »

Aug 23
August Uppercase Unboxing

August Uppercase Unboxing

Unbox Me 4

What?! A book that I haven’t read or heard anything about?! I’m scared, but intrigued. Uppercase Box is a monthly subscription box for readers featuring one newly released Young Adult book and a few book-related goodies. It costs $23 plus $6 shipping (US). Check out my unboxing video: Check out last month’s Uppercase box selection and my thoughts on it. Here is the full box with all the bookish goodies:… Read more »

Aug 22
Project Vlogust: Week Two Highlights

Project Vlogust: Week Two Highlights

Family 2

This week wasn’t as exciting as last week, but still filled with plenty of memorable family moments. The aunties visited, we ate out some more, tried out a new crepe place, and we took some milestone photos (BEST PHOTOSHOOT EVER). The kids act super silly with their dad. We also watched the season finale of Pretty Little Liars and it was underwhelming, to say the least. Our favorite shows to… Read more »

Aug 21
Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – Falling for the P.I. by Victoria James [CLOSED]

Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – Falling for the P.I. by Victoria James [CLOSED]

Adult Book Reviews, Blog Tours, Giveaways 2 ★★★

One Line: Such a sweet and different take on what makes a family, complete with a nice love story. In My Opinion: Add to cart! It’s been awhile since I’ve read one of Victoria’s books, but I really like the first book of hers I read, so I had to give this one a try. For the most part, I liked it. My favorite aspects of this book are of… Read more »