Thursday, November 10, 2016

9 Books

Heeeyyyy
I have about 8 weeks left until the end of the year and I'm determined to read 8 books, 9 if I can be productive.
The problem is, I've jumped on the Gilmore Girls bandwagon. I've never watched and it's not really my favorite show ever, but now I'm sucked in.  This puts a slight glitch in my reading plan, but I'll dedicate time each night to reading. Promise.

1. Today Will be Different, Maria Semple

2. To the Bright Edge of the World, Eowyn Ivey

3. This was Not the Plan, Christina Alger

4. The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman

5. The One-in-a-Million Boy, Monica Wood

6. The Wangs Vs. The World, Jade Chang

7. Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood

8. The Mothers, Brit Bennett

9. Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton

I already have three books lined up that I'm going to read after the New Year.

Commonwealth, Ann Patchett
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
A Good Time for Truth: Race in Minnesota

plus the other 200+ book on my Kindle and in my book bin.

Quote: So many books so little time, white writing, beautiful old books in the background. Available as greeting card, poster, framed fine art print or canvas print. (c) Matthias Hauser hauserfoto.com:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summer Reading List

I know I don't blog any more. I'm just not into it as much as I used to be. But in the effort to be productive in writing on my blog and talk about books and reading, I'm compiling my list of summer reading.

I have so many books to read, and so little time. July is almost here and I have two months to get through this list.

The Veins of the Ocean
Before the Fall
& Sons
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
The Girls
The Forgotten Garden
The Assistants
Truly Madly Guilty
LaRose
The Knockoff
The Weekenders
Vinegar Girl
Simply Tuesday
Eligible
Starvation Heights
All the Light We Cannot See
The Shoemaker's Wife
Small Great Things
The Beach House
Saving Abby
About the Night
Falling Together
Heir to the Glimmering World
Inside the O'Briens
At the Water's Edge
The Boston Girl
If You Left
Results May Vary
Miller's Valley
Before I Go to Sleep
The Book of Speculation
Everybody Rise
Barkskins (This is a really long epic novel, so this might turn into an Autumn book)

So there you go. I'm hoping to read each one, but I'm not holding my breath either. I just love books and wish I could read a book a day.


Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter

Another fun and celebrated Easter came and went. The day before Easter we went to our town's annual Easter Egg hunt. Not only did we dominate in the egg collecting, Finnley won a trike! We went home and dyed eggs and got ready for our Sunday guests. Easter Sunday we had lots of family over and enjoyed some delicious food. All in all a successful weekend.

I'm dyeing over how cute they are.


You want some candy?


My favorite dudes

Winner Finner

We are ready to dominate your Easter egg hunt!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The one where I take three kids to Florida... by myself

So back in November my mom calls me and asks if I want to bring the boys to Florida for a visit. My parents bought a place there for the Winter and my mom found some cheap flights for all of us. Of course, my husband could take zero time off of work, so crazy Sabrina decided that it would be fun to take three boys under the age of  five on an airplane. Thankfully my mom came back to Minnesota the week before and flew down to Florida with us. (Although, she bought a ticket up in the front and stranded us in the back) (Actually, we were 4 seats behind her, but she was drinking G&T's while I was drinking backwash water.)
When you take three small children on an airplane, one being a lap child too, you have to obsessively plan ahead. So I went on Amazon and ordered a bunch of fun little toys, I also packed 2 tablets to watch movies and tons of snacks. Overall, they did a pretty good job with a small meltdown by Finn.
We had a fun four days in Florida, going to the beach, the Shell Factory and Zoo, and hanging out with Grandma.
When it was time to go back, it was just me and the boys. alone. in an airport\airplane. But thankfully, they all did really well and I was super proud of them. Would I travel alone with them again, NO.
















Grandma on a dino




Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I need more Spring!

Today was a record breaking 70 degree day in Minnesota! Bless El Nino's heart! Spring is coming!!!





Tuesday, February 16, 2016

oldies...

I randomly came across a folder of old photos. Nothing too exciting, so I decided to post my favorites.




I think this was in an old issue of Domino. I so badly wanted to recreate this tree!

French Pear Tart, AKA, the tart that gets you a husband.

I painted a wall in my dining room hot pink!!! Totally the wrong paint and the wrong color I wanted, but it was fun. who cares!

Back when everything was so pretty and girly...

T
Napoleon!

Noir, the Wonder Cat!

I'm Chuck Bass

My House!!! The house I bought as a single lady. Thanks Beyoncé.

My peonies!







My Grandma on her wedding day

We weren't even dating yet!!!


My glorious patio

The hammock!

Sia!!  Before she hid her face! Awesome concert.


Meeting Everett... On Mother's Day!

Happy Family

My little elf



Saturday, January 2, 2016

Books I've Read in 2015

Hello... It's Me.... I was wondering if you ever read my blog? It's been over for months, but I thought I'd write my annual book review for you. (I hope you sang that to Adele's Hello)

Typically I set my reading goal to 52 books for the year. I have yet to reach that goal. And after doing some soul searching, I realized that with three small children, I should set my sights a little lower. So my goal for 2015 was to read 25 books. I read 16.  A little disappointing, but I'm cutting myself some slack.

With only reading 16 books, I was pretty selective, and I ended up reading all very good books. All the books I read got 4 and 5 stars. (Out of 5 stars)

Here are the books I read in the order that I read them...

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin



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