Saturday, October 17, 2020

Life Lately (Fall 2020)

 It’s been such a long time since I’ve done any type of life update post. Those are always my favorite kinds of posts to read so I decided to write one up.

I went on a trip!!! I just posted about going to the Grand Canyon and meeting Brooklyne in person. My mom and I drove to the Grand Canyon. On the way there we stopped for the night in Las Vegas and stayed at a huge hotel/casino. 

On the way home from the Grand Canyon my mom and I stopped at Bryce Canyon. It was really pretty. Both Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon are so different but pretty in their own way.

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Grand Canyon

~I recently celebrated my birthday. My family and I celebrated a few days early with pizza, brownies and presents. Then I spent my actual birthday at the Grand Canyon!

~I acquired lots of books and some Hallmark movies as birthday gifts from friends and family.

~I started the book club back up in September. I’ve been running the book club for a couple years now and it’s always so much fun! 

~A good friend went back to college out of state but last weekend she came back for a surprise visit and our whole group of friends had fun hanging out.

~The sunsets are so beautiful here and I’m always taking pictures although pictures don’t do a sunset justice.

This was last nights sunset!

~I am currently reading The Stone Wall by Beverly Lewis and it is really good!!

~Tonight I am going to a barn dance!

What have you been up to recently?

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Grand Canyon Q&A

Hi!!! I am here today with a fun recap of mine and Brooklyne's Grand Canyon trip and the promised Q&A!

Brooklyne and I along with our moms had such a fun trip to the Grand Canyon. We hiked some of the Bright Angel Trail, shopped, ate at some fun places, took a bike ride, watched the sunrise and the sunset, saw lots of wildlife, and so much more! In the evenings we had fun doing our nails and printing polaroid pics, and watching Doc and Road to Avonlea! 

After 2 years of friendship I 'm so glad we had this amazing week! 💙

Here's some pictures from our time together and at the end is the Q&A!

The Grand Canyon is so beautiful! I'm so glad I was able to go and even more glad I was able to go with Brooklyne and our wonderful moms!! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Exiting New // Adventure Awaits!

 I have some super exciting news!!

Very soon I will be meeting Brooklyne in person!!! We are going on a trip together and I am so excited!

We’ve planned and replanned and the day is drawing near.

We thought it would be fun to do a Q&A when we meet up. 

Brooklyne and I would love it if you ask us questions. Feel free to leave your questions in the comments (about three per person maybe so we don’t get swamped with questions! ;)) 

We will be excepting answers through September 23rd. 

I won’t be saying where we’re going right now because of privacy reasons, but there will definitely be some pictures coming after the trip!

We can’t wait to answer your questions together!

Monday, August 31, 2020

Book Haul

 It's been quite awhile since I've been active in the blogging world.

I thought it would be fun to do a book haul. I've gotten some good books within the last several weeks.

~I absolutely love the A Life of Faith books, especially the Millie Keith ones! I thought it would be fun to get the audiobooks. These aren't the full books though. Some of the book is cut out and it's more like an audio adventure then an audiobook. It is still fun and entertaining to listen to but it isn't the full book. 

~I thought the Katy Lambright series might be a light, quicker read. Hopefully I'll get to these before the end of the year!

~I'm looking forward to reading Christmas in Winter Hill this coming Christmas season.

~Nobody Don't Love Nobody is a true story. This story was actually made into one of my favorite movies. It is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie called Beyond the Blackboard. I'm super excited to read it. 

~Erynn Mangum writes such great books! We Are Gathered Here is a novella collection with four novellas in it. I just barely started this one, I can't wait to read the stories.

~The Vanderbeeker's of 141st Street looked fun so I decided to get it. ;)

~With being the A Life of Faith fan that I am, I needed Dear Elsie. ;)

~I heard good things about Meet My Boyfriend so I decided to get it. It was different then I expected, but still really good.

~I bought Serenity's Desire because Brooklyne told me how good it was! ;)I haven't gotten to read it yet, but I'm excited to. 

~I actually won Dawn Chandler in a giveaway. This was the first book that I have won. I really enjoyed the story. 

What was the last book you got?

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Small Joys Tag

Hey all! I hope everyone is doing well!
I am here today with a fun tag called The Small Joys Tag that Brooklyne tagged me for! Thanks, Brooklyne! :)


1. Thank the blogger who tagged you 

2. List 15 of your Small Joys (They can be as weird, random, and silly as you want to make them!)

3. Tag 5 blogger friends who bring you joy (and feel free to say why they bring you joy!)

4. Have fun with it!

1. Playing games with my family!
I enjoy spending the evening playing games with my family. Lots of time we'll play either Telestrations, Scattergories, or Play Nine. It's always so much fun and we're usually all dying of laughter.

2. Getting mail
It's so much fun to go check the mail and find out you got something. As long as it's not a bill or junk mail, that doesn't hold the same joy, but to find you got a letter from a friend? That's definitely fun!

3. Reading a good book
It's a small joy for sure to find a great book and enjoy reading it.

4. Finding a good TV show 
Okay, I love watching movies and especially TV shows, but it's sometimes hard to find good ones, so I love it when I find one I really enjoy.

5. Holding babies
There's something so special about cuddling a baby.

6. Hanging out with friends
I enjoy talking with friends, going shopping with them, or having movie nights.

7. Shopping
Shopping is great. I have a blast book shopping and clothes shopping. I love to go with my mom. I always have so much fun.

8. My book club
I started my book club in 2017 and I absolutely love it! The girls are so fun and recently they gave me such a special gift, a notebook filled with their favorite memories from the book club. :)

9. Going to the beach
The beach is my happy place.

10. Ice cream 
I can't eat regular ice cream, but I have found out that almond milk ice cream is amazing! There's also this amazing dairy free stuff that I had in Los Angeles last summer and it is SO good, but it's a very rare place unfortunately.

11. Family pizza movie nights
I love it when we have pizza for dinner and watch a movie.

12. Flowers
Flowers are so pretty. I really like all of the beautiful colors.

13. Bookish Instagram
It may sound weird, but I really love having a bookish Instagram page. It's so fun to take bookish pictures and talk about books.

14. The Christmas season
I love everything about Christmas, the true meaning of Christmas, the baking, the decorating, the themed movies and books... ;)

15. Taking walks
If the weather is nice I enjoy taking walks a lot.

I'm not going to tag five people, but I'll tag two of my friends: Victoria and Faith.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Window Fellow Book Release

Faith Potts newest book release comes out today in kindle on Amazon! This newest story is a short story called Window Fellow.

What can you hide through a window? 
Annalyse never expected to make a friend through a window, but her talks with the guy who lives next to the bus stop have become a favorite part of her day. But when a sudden schedule change reveals a secret he hadn't meant to share, is there anything she can do to make things right? Or is their window friendship broken beyond repair?

My review:
Window Fellow is a darling short story written by Faith Potts. It actually releases today on kindle, so you should head over to Amazon so you can read it!
I love this short story so much. The writing is so amazing and I love the interaction between the characters.
I don’t typically like short stories, but this one is so good, I just wish it could be longer so I could get to know these characters better.

Head on over to Amazon to get yourself a copy!
Add it on Goodreads!

Don't forget to head over to Faith's blog where you can see all of her published works. :)

Monday, June 15, 2020

Movie Recommendations

If you know me at all, you know I enjoy a good movie. Today I'm going to share a few movies that I've watched recently that I've enjoyed. :)

An Hour Behind
This is a fun romantic movie. It's Hallmark-like in someways, but not quite as predictable. It also pretty funny in parts.

Savannah Sunrise
This movie is a bit slower paced, but still really fun. It has a road trip in the story which was lots of fun. This one has some pretty hilarious parts in it!

The Morning Show Mysteries
These are Hallmark mysteries. I haven't seen all of them yet, but I've seen the first three movies so far.
These ones are quite good and I'm looking forward to watching the others.

Beyond the Blackboard
I've seen this one before, but I just rewatched it. I love it so much!!! It's so amazing!!

Over The Moon In Love
I wouldn't consider this Hallmark movie one of my top favorites, but it was a pretty good one. 

What's one good movie you recently watched?