Tuesday, July 28
But anyway, back to the subject that I was actually talking about. So I have been reading and I just wanted to share some of the books that I have read in the past two weeks. Yes I read REALLY fast, faster than the normal person so I can get through a book pretty quick.
Ok so here we go...
First are these three books by Jen Lancaster. They are all memoirs and they all take place during different parts of her life. There is actually one more but I haven't gotten to it yet. Stupid library doesn't carry it which means that I actually have to go and buy it (I know who wants to make the trip all the way to Barnes and Noble. I mean geez it's on the other side of town)! Ok anyway, Jen Lancaster is hilarious! There is just something about her writing that cracks me up and keeps me interested during the entire book, well actually during three of her books. Great reads, very much recommended!
Don't know if any of you are as big of dorks as me and have ever watched the TV show Little House on the Prairie that was filmed back in like 1975, but I did, and sometimes still do when I really can't find anything to watch. I have read all of the books that the series was based on, and when I was looking for another book to read, I saw this one in the non-fiction section of the library, and since I am a huge sucker for a memoir, I just had to get it. Great book! Basically it is the life story of the girl that played Laura on the series and I couldn't believe half of the stuff that happened in her life. I mean heck, I didn't even know she dated Rob Lowe for like 8 years!
Lastly, is a series that 95% of reading humans have already read and I am just a little late to jump on the bandwagon, but oh well, I still have to share. I had seen the first five movies and decided instead of watching the movies again (for the like 400th time) I thought I would read the books. Plus Keith took the movies with him out on his job so that eventually we can go see the movie before it gets out of theaters and we have to wait another year for it to come out on dvd. I started the first one sometime last week and I am already on the 4th one. I am addicted and I am a dork. But I do have one complaint... seriously could the books stop getting longer. I mean geez the 5th one is almost 1000 pages, I can't believe kids that are like 8 years old can keep there attention on these books that long!
So I hope you all have enjoyed my review of the strangest combination of books around, but if you are as bored as me and need a good read, go and pick one of these up. I promise you will enjoy them!
Friday, July 24
Here is the picture from the catalogue.
You can't really tell, but on the bodice of the dress there is what I would call a baseball stitching to accentuate the curves and I just loved it. It added just enough detail without putting any beads on it. I also LOVED the skirt of the dress. The pickups were just enough and we were able to mimic them in the bustle.
Here is the best picture I could find that was already on my computer that showed the details of the dress. Here you can see the way it was bustled to mimic the front of the skirt.
Well that is all I got. I hope you enjoyed my wedding dress, I know I definitely did! That day was the happiest of my life and I wouldn't have changed anything!
Wednesday, July 22
*I don't drink coffee... can't take the caffeine in it... but oh man how I love the smell of it!
*I don't know what I really want to do in life... though one day I think I will figure it out.
*I don't watch the news when Keith is not here at night... freaks me out even though nothing happens here in Tyler.
*I don't enjoy cleaning my house... but I force myself to clean at least 1 room every day. Otherwise things get way out of control around here.
*I don't use the dryer for about 50% of my clothing. We have a closet in the house that is specifically used only to air dry my clothes. I am 5'9" and if I dry my pants they all turn into capris.
*I don't enjoy carrying a purse. If I could find another way to carry my cell phone, wallet, and all of the other essentials one needs I would so do it. Seriously I feel that I am going to one day be lopsided because of the extreme weight that I carry around on a daily basis in that thing.
*I don't like to be hot unless I am working out or there is a reason for me to be hot. Then again I don't really like to be cold either. There really is no satisfying me when it comes to temperature.
Well that is my list of don'ts. What are yours? Go to Jenna's Journey and add to the Mcklinky!
Sunday, July 19
Here is me and my favorite little guy. No my eyes are not closed, I just squint really bad in pictures!
Well that is about the extent of my weekend. I spent as much time loving on the little guy as I possibly could since it will be another 6 weeks or so until I see him... and who knows how big he is going to be by then!
I also just want to say Congratulations to Michal over at The Future Jones' as she is no longer the Future Mrs Jones' but THE MRS. JONES! Wish I could have been at the wedding but I just know it was beautiful... Congrats Michal!
Friday, July 17
Have a good weekend everyone!
Monday, July 13
I was invited to my friend Laine's parent's house on Lake Conroe for the weekend for a little fun in the sun and some catching up with the girls. Laine and I have been friends since high school but live too far away now to see eachother on a daily basis, actually I hadn't seen her since her wedding last year :(! It was the perfect excuse to escape for the weekend and I couldn't wait! Our friend's April and Kathryn who live in Baton Rouge met us there.
The picture below is the lizard that was hanging out on the steps one morning while I was laying out... I just had to get a picture! I know I am a dork Here is the beautiful view that we had from the deck. It was just the perfect deck to lay out on and we spent practically the whole weekend on it. (I have the slight sun burn to prove it)
Saturday, July 4
Thursday, July 2
First we have Big Mama. Though I am pretty sure that half the internet currently reads her blog, I just found it about a month ago and just love it!
Next we have Katie, over at Good Things Catered. I used to read another of Katie's blogs, The Happy Homemaker, but that one is not around anymore. This blog is mainly recipes, recipes, and more recipes and I just love it. I have made a few of her cookie recipes and they are just awesome!
Another I have been reading is about the crazy family of 6 (with 4 kids until 5) over at It's Almost Naptime!! I have huge respect for this woman as I could not even imagine taking care of 4 little ones like that!!!
Another is The Pioneer Woman, which again I am pretty sure half the internet world reads. I just found her thanks to Big Mama and I CAN NOT WAIT to try some of her recipes. Next week I will be making her famous cinamon rolls and will definitely be sharing!
And the last one I will share today is Newlyweds. I found this thanks to Misadventures of a Newlywed as she was featured today over there and have been spending some time reading today and just love it. She features all kinds of things from interviews with Newlyweds, recipes, and great photography!
So spend some time if you have way to much free time like me and check these out. Great reads I promise