Thursday, November 29, 2012

Beautiful Blogger Blanket 2013

So. Last year I missed my chance to be a part of the Beautiful Blogger Blanket 2012 and I was devastated.

DEVASTATED I tell you! 
I couldn't get out of bed.
I wept for days.
That's what devastation does to a person.

So you can imagine the JOY I felt when I saw THIS on Stocki's Blog:

Which means I dragged my devastated butt out of bed.
Grabbed my hooks and got to hooking!

I made four squares for BBB 2013:

Dropped them in a mail and they are on their way to be a part of this wonderful project!

Thanks Jill for doing this! I absolutely love the idea of this!


P.S. All patterns are from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton .... just FYI incase you want to start hooking.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ooh, How Pinteresting & What I'm Loving Wednesday

Happy Wednesday People! 

Let's link up with Michelle and Jamie
And I'm joining in with Wednesday Walkabout with Jamie @ Handling with Grace

I'm LOVING the bags at
They are so fracking cute. I need to get myself one after the holidays.

I'm LOVING that last week Troy goes "Are you watching Two Broke Girls? It's your type of humor". and he was SOOOOO right. The show had me cracking up. Now I want to watch every episode.

I'm LOVING the Songza App {thanks Marie}!

I'm LOVING that I got SOME Christmas shopping done.

 I'm LOVING Pinterest!
You can check out all my pins HERE.

What are YOU LOVING this week?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Teaser Tuesday ::: The Book Thief

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.

My tease this week comes from a book I just finished:
"The question is, what color will everything be at that moment when I come for you? What will the sky be saying? Personally, I like a chocolate-colored sky. Dark, dark chocolate. People say it suits me."

I LOVED this book!
5 Stars and highly recommended from me to you!
Great writing, Great POV, Great Characters, and the story made me FEEL something real.

Have you read this?
Did you love it too?


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gobble Gobble: Happy Turkey Day

I just want to take a moment and wish you and your family a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Today as I stuff my face until I can no longer sit up straight (mind you: I will be wearing my elastic stretchy pants to accommodate this) I will make a list  {mental of course. I obviously can't hold a pencil and my turkey leg) of all the things I'm thankful for. 

I have so much in my life to be grateful for mostly: My Family, My Friends, My Life.
and all the little things that I take for granted on a daily basis.

I hope between gobbles you have a chance to do the same!

What are you Thankful for today?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ooh, How Pinteresting and What I'm Loving Wednesday!!!

Happy Pre-Turkey Day People 

It's that time to link up with Michelle and Jamie
And I'm joining in with Wednesday Walkabout with Jamie @ Handling with Grace

I'm LOVING that tomorrow's Thanksgiving! Woo-hoo! Turkey, Ham, Mac & Cheese, and Sweet Potatoes - oh my! My stomach is growling already! 

I'm LOVING that I'm going to make this tonight {for tomorrow}
Brownie Batter ... poured over oreos ... arranged over cookie dough. Looks delish right?! 

I'm LOVING Shopkick!

I'm addicted. You should be addicted too! 
Here download it using my link (pretty please). It's an app for your phone:
and you use it when you go places like Target and Best Buy and Old Navy. You open the app and you get "kicks" and you let your kicks add up and you get points for giftcards. I've already earned a Starbucks Card.

I'm LOVING Pinterest! 
Check out all my boards HERE
Source: via kk on Pinterest

What are YOU LOVING this week? 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Teaser Tuesday:: You're Going to LOVE This!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.

Last week I had the Awesomely-Amazing opportunity to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL and it was SOOOOOO COOOOOOOL! I recommend you dropping what you're doing now and go! Go. Go Ahead. 

Ok. Looks like you're still here and not booking your plane ticket.
Just add it to your MUST SEE and DO LIST ASAP.

After we left my little sister (who's 11th birthday is today) told me that the next time I come to visit she will have read all the Harry Potter books.  So as a birthday gift - I sent her book one of a series we all love so much:


"A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and
tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect
astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over inside his
blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside
him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was
famous, not knowing he would be woken in a few hours' time by Mrs.
Dursley's scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk
bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and
pinched by his cousin Dudley... He couldn't know that at this very
moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up
their glasses and saying in hushed voices: "To Harry Potter -- the boy
who lived!"

Don't you love that?
Makes me want to read the series again.
Like Now.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ooh, How Pinteresting & What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday Folks! 

It's that time to link up with Michelle and Jamie

I'm LOVING that I'm on vacation this week! 

I'm LOVING that I had a wonderful time in Florida with my family! I love all the QT time and nice weather that welcomed me!

I'm LOVING that my Stepmom stocked me up with plastic bags (b/c there's a stupid bag tax in the county I live in), nifty ideas and lot and lots and lots of the girl's halloween candy. My luggage is definitely much heavier leaving then when I came.

I'm LOVING that I got my dad drinking Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas. Love that drink. So tasty!

I'm LOVING that I had lots and lots of time to spend on Pinterest!
You can follow all my boards HERE.

Source: via Ashley on Pinterest

What are YOU LOVING this week?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Follow Friiiiday

It's Friday Friday. Gotta Get Down On Friday.
I'm in a SUPERDEEEDUPER GREAT MOOD TODAY because at exactly 2:59pm today I start my vacation!!! Wooohooo! 

Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?

YES! I do mind. There's nothing more annoying then reading a book and as you're going along you think to yourself : "Have I already read this?!". I know I can't be the only person this happens to. It just feels like a complete waste of time. 
I think I can make one exception though:
If the second version of similar story, concept, background etc - is BETTER written than the original - then I can tolerate it. My friends call my a "snob for well written books".
Aren't we all?



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

OoO How Pinteresting & What I'm Loving Wednesday!!!

Happy Wednesday Folks! 

It's that time to link up with Michelle and Jamie

I'm LOVING that come this Friday I'll be on my way to Florida! And just in time for the snow that's suppose to be coming to MD this week.

I'm LOVING that I'm FINALLY taking a vacation. I neeeeeeeeed and want one. 

I'm LOVING that Yankee Candle had Buy 2, Get 2 Large jars free. I can't wait to light my Velvet Cake candle. 

I'm LOVING that music lately. And I'm discovering that I'm an undercovertaylorswitftlover. Don't tell anyone.  I'm also really loving Bruno Mars (again).

I'm LOVING Pinterest!
Check out all my boards here.

Source: via Robyn on Pinterest

What are you LOVING this week?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Teaser Tuesday ::: City of Ashes

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.

"Vampires and werewolves were just people with a disease, that much she understood, but expecting her to believe in all that heaven and hell crap, demons and angels, and still nobody could tell her for sure if there was a God or not, or where you went after you died? It wasn't fair."

eh? I was anti-reading this book at first {because I didn't like the twist in book 1} but I'm really liking/enjoying this. 
Have you read this? 


Monday, November 5, 2012

Libboo Giveway {2 Books, 2 Copies Each} - Take Them!!!

I have two books {links to books} to giveaway - TAKE THEM! PLEASE!
The links will only work twice per book. So first come, first serve!!

{click here for link to get book}
Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything changes when she is awarded a prestigious internship at a posh Chicago hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous strangers: the powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit. As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they're in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set's plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?  {blurb via Libboo}

{click here for link to get book}
Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
Muggles to Magic
Smuggle in some muggle magic with The Unofficial & Unauthorized Harry Potter Cookbook. Nestled inside, Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: Muggles to Magic, you will find all things sugary to satisfy your sweet tooth, including Rock Cakes, Secret Snack, Treacle Crisp, Pumpkin Fudge, Yorkshire Pudding, Cauldron Cakes, King’s Cross Butterscotch Bars, High Tea and Get Out Of a Jam Cookies, Cockroach Clusters, Pumpkin Juice, Butterbeer Pie and much more. Besides sugary sensations, take a walk on the wild side and try some main dishes to satisfy such as Shepherd's Pie, Pizza Pie, Potter Stew, and so much more. Open the book, if you dare. Walla, and, take a walk on the dark side with Chocolate Torte, Chocolate Mousse, and more sure to please magical recipes. {blurb via Libboo}

Take 'em. And I hope you enjoy 'em!

Hooker Tendencies....YES again. Don't Judge Me

Oops I did it again...
I let my hookerish tendencies get the best of me...
I found another project to undo -- and start again.

This time I found something that I started a year or two ago. 
I made all these squares:

In my mind I thought this was going to be the most PRETTY, BEAUTIFUL, FANTASTICAL blanket ever. Remember THIS post?

In reality -- it looked like this:

Yes. It looks like a crazy crack clown that tossed it's cookies on my granny blanket.
Ugly Right?!

So I undid it.

I pulled all those squares apart and started something new.
A new granny blanket.
Which I'm currently liking:

I think the black makes it look a little less funhouse clown party. Don't you think?

I'm currently happy with this project.

My mind may change -- what do you think?!