Five Things Friday ~ 4-21-17

 

1. this week in reading

I finished this one last night. It was a very unique story, and I love Laura Dave’s writing style. Even when I wasn’t loving the story, I was still completely invested and didn’t want to put it down. I didn’t feel any connection to Sunshine – I just didn’t have much sympathy for her and her life choices. So, that took away some of my enjoyment of the book. In the end, I’m still glad I read it, and I’ll still read every book Dave writes.

2. New Books I’m excited about

 

3. fun thing(s) from the week

Hello, gorgeous weather! We’ve spent many evenings sitting outside and going for walks. It has been in the mid to upper 70’s all week, and I love it! This morning I was able to go to the park for a run. Feels good to get some fresh air! All the extra walking and being outside has helped me surpass my step count goals all week.

4. life happens

After an awesome spring break, we’re back to our normal routines, and I had a busy week at work. I was in the office most days this week, but usually only 5 or 6 hours which still allows me time to get other things done at home.  The next couple of weeks I’ll be working from home most days, which will be really nice. If the weather cooperates I hope to get in some more runs at the park!

5. looking ahead

This weekend we don’t have much on the agenda. My hubby has a fishing tournament, and the weather is supposed to cool way down for a few days. I plan to get the grocery shopping over with first thing tomorrow (best time to go is 7am – practically no one is there!) and then do a whole lot of relaxing.

PS – I need some easy crockpot meal ideas. Preferably with beef or pork (my husband isn’t a fan of chicken). I’ve been slacking on the meal planning, and I’m really sick of everything I normally make. Please give me your recommendations!

Have a great weekend!

 

{WWW Wednesday} 4-19-17

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

Spring Break went way too fast and Easter weekend was really nice, especially with our perfect spring weather. Now we’re back to our normal routines again. And thankfully I’ve been picking some great books to read lately!

what i recently finished reading

  

I loved the Blake and Lovelace books. Both were my kind of perfect romance reads. Never Let You Go was a big disappointment to me, and I regret spending the money on the eBook.

 

 what i’m currently reading

So far not one character is remotely likable, but Dave’s writing style is addictive and I can’t stop reading. I have loved her previous books, so I hope I end up loving this one, too.

 

WHat i have recently added to my tbr

I got a copy at Target a few weekends ago, and I keep hearing how cute it is.

 

 Reading anything good this week?

 

Five Things Friday ~ 4-14-17

 

1. this week in reading

A friend recommended this book/author to me, and I loved it.

 

2. New Books I’m excited about

   

   

3. fun thing(s) from the week

Spring break week has been wonderful. Started the week with Sunnie’s dance team winning first place at their competition. Then we went to the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh with my best friend and her daughter. Later in the week we tried out the local Sky Zone (trampoline place). Today we made a trip to the used bookstore, stopped for fro-yo and went for a walk, because the weather is gorgeous!

4. life happens

It was a good thing I took Sunnie to the doctor last Friday, because she did end up having strep. But after a day on the medicine she was feeling great. My hubby ended up going to the dr for the same thing. I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about using essential oils to help with sinus issues, so I went today and stocked up at the local health store!

5. looking ahead

Tonight we’re going to a favorite local grille for dinner and then having a fire. It’s perfect spring weather! Tomorrow night we promised Sunnie to color eggs. And Sunday we’ll be visiting family for Easter.

Happy Easter and have a great weekend!

 

cheers!

{WWW Wednesday} 4-12-17

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

Spring Break is off to a great start! Despite the fact we found out Sunnie has strep throat (AGAIN) on Friday – we were able to get her started on medicine, and she was feeling great by Saturday. We had another dance competition on Saturday where her team won first place! And on Monday I took her to the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum for the day. It has been a very busy, but really great couple of days. Today is my day to spring clean, and I’m actually excited for it, because I’m weird like that. 😉

what i recently finished reading

  

It was cute and predictable. I wasn’t wowed by it.

 

 what i’m currently reading

A friend recommended this book to me, and I’m so glad she did. I’ve been in a romance reading mood lately and needed something to win me over. This book is fantastic. The realistic dialogue, the banter, the awesome couple, the fact that it’s not the slightest bit cheesy – it’s the type of romance I love.

 

WHat i have recently added to my tbr

 
I was drawn to this cover before I even knew what the book was about. I bought a copy yesterday. I hope it’s good.

 

 Reading anything good this week?

 

Five Things Friday ~ 4-7-17

 

1. this week in reading

I’m underwhelmed. It’s an easy read, and it’s holding my attention. But it’s not like oh-my-god-I-love-this.

 

2. New Books I’m excited about

   

 

3. fun thing(s) from the week

I was in the office Monday through Wednesday and they were busy days. The new job is still going really well, and I’m loving it. And I treated myself to a new purse and a manicure this week. 😉

4. life happens

I’m taking Sunnie into the doctor this morning. She is fighting a cold yet again, and I’m worried it’ll turn into strep or a sinus infection or worse. Especially when we’re going to be out of town tonight and tomorrow. I’m so ready for spring break next week and giving her a break from all the germs! On Tuesday she said there were 6 kids in her class out sick. UGH!

5. looking ahead

Later today Sunnie and I are heading to Columbus for her next dance competition. We’re going down with our friends, and stopping at The Cheesecake Factory for dinner on the way. I’m definitely looking forward to that! She dances tomorrow at noon, so we’ll be home in the evening sometime. Hoping the girls do great and have fun!

 

cheers!