Lazy days

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of August. ย Yesterday was hubby’s birthday, so we spent the day doing whatever he wanted. ย He chose to make it a lazy one this year. ย We had breakfast at IHOP, then went to Barnes & Noble for awhile. ย He’s big into cars, so he always love to go read the new car news. ย I read the book I was in the middle of. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย For dinner, he picked Red Lobster. ย It was yummy! ย Then off to Starbucks to relax and read some more. ย I know, it actually sounds like he was picking a day of whatever I wanted to do with all of that reading right? ย haha

It’s hard to believe that September is almost here. ย We’ll soon be getting cooler days and leaves turning. ย I do love Fall. ย The only thing I dislike about this time of year is the ragweed kicking my butt allergy wise.

Have a wonderful Friday and a great last of August weekend!

Quality time!

Had a beautiful day trip to the beach with the hubby yesterday!ย  Bethany Beach,DE is about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive from our house here in MD, so we decided to pack up the chairs and a cooler and make a day of it!ย  The sun was shining bright, but there was a really nice breeze blowing so it felt great sitting there chatting with hubby, people watching, and burying my nose in a new book.ย ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I would post a pic, but I forgot to grab one from hubby’s phone as he was the one snapping them.ย  I’ll edit the post later if I remember to go grab one.ย  Have a great day everyone!

Rainy dreary day

Good morning! ย It’s a rainy, dreary day here today … but that’s okay, we can use the rain. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย The grass is turning brown, and any day that makes us not have to water the tomato plants or flowers on the deck is a good one in my opinion. ย And hey, a rainy day is the best day to curl up with a good book or two right? ย Planned day trip to the beach however, is on hold until later in the week.

How is everyone’s day going? ย I got up early this morning, downed some coffee while watching The Today Show for a little while, had a little breakfast and hit the treadmill for awhile. ย Now I’m cooling off and updating the old blog. ย I’ve been bad about the personal posts since I started this thing back up, but I’m going to get better, promise! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I’ve been doing lots of reading though, so lots of Reviews coming your way. ย I have several books still on my list that have been sent to me to review, so I’ve got to hit one or two of those today.

Have a great day! ย Talk soon!



I am having to tear myself away from a book to come and do this update, so I hope you enjoy it. 😀 I’m reading Breaking Her Rules by Jennifer Snow and it draws me in and won’t let me go. ย I’ll review it once I’m done reading it, but I can already recommend it to you just from the first few chapters.

I received a couple of packages in the mail this weeks from giveaways that I have won recently, so that was super exciting! ย First was a giveaway to celebrate the release of her newest book A Rancher of Her Own, and I won the back print book of my choice from Author Barbara White Daille … And she surprised me by throwing a second one in to honor the 4th of July when she was mailing it! ย That was super sweet and I can’t wait to read them! 😁

And the second package I received was from Author Susan Meier from a Facebook Party giveaway celebrating her release of the first in the Vineyards of Monte Calanetti series, A Bride for the Italian Boss! ย It’s an awesome t-shirt!

Super cute huh? ย Thanks again ladies!


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Lots of reading …

Luckily it was a fairly quiet day again today, giving me time to do some reading and reviewing. ย I have a couple more books at the top of my list, but they’re coming right along. 😀

The evening is winding down, after a stop at the farmer’s market to buy some fresh veggies, and dinner with the hubby, it’s time for Jeopardy now and a little more TV afterwards. ย I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a reality TV junky, so tonight are two of my guilty pleasures .. MasterChef and Big Brother.

Hope you’re having a great one! 💕

Quiet day

I believe it is going to shape up to be a fairly quiet day on the Homefront today. ย Dave is in an all day seminar, Lucy is outside on the deck basking in the heat that she loves, and Missy is here hanging out with me as I type:


She’s a cutie huh? ย She likes to be with one of her humans as much as she can, often following from room to room.

It’s quite hot here in Maryland these days. ย Mostly the humidity is what is making it uncomfortable. ย Right now it’s 81 at 11AM, but the humidity makes it feel 97 according to Accuweather. ย Yikes!

I just received Tawny Weber’s newest book last night to review, so I’m running off to bury myself in reading for awhile. ย Hope you have a great day!


Starting a new blog! ย Welcome to my life. ย Every day living, pics of the cats and miscellaneous stuff, Book Reviews, cross-stitch projects and progress, thoughts about life, etc. ย ENJOY! ๐Ÿ™‚