Books Read in 2013 So Far

  1. Under the Dome by Stephen King.  
  2. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  3. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  5. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
  6. Life As I Blow It by Sarah Colonna
  7. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Currently reading Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris and The Dinner by Herman Koch.  Struggling with The Dinner.   I don’t like the protagonist and it’s really hard to read a book when you don’t like the main character.


Origami Owl

A fellow Thirty One consultant’s husband is dealing with a rare form of cancer.  They had an Origami Owl fundraiser to help with their significant medical bills.  I was more than happy to help & shop for a necklace.   My creation arrived yesterday.  I was so excited to see it!  I LOVE their packaging! photo 1  How cute!  Just noticed you can see Kiki’s little curly tail just above the box in this picture.  I unpacked my goodies. IMG_3734  More cute packaging!photo 3 Then it was time to put together my necklace.  I thought they accidentally sent me 2 keys but I actually accidentally ordered 2 keys.  I’ll make a necklace for a gift for someone with the spare. photo 4 The key is just over an inch long so the charms are tiny and squee. I love it!


April’s Birchbox

April's Birchbox

This month’s box is full of stuff I can’t wait to try! I received:
-Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll On
-Malin & Goetz Bergamot Body Wash
-Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate
-Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir (for hair)
-Supergoop! Daily Correct SPF 35 CC cream

There’s also a coupon for a year’s FREE subscription to Women’s Health.  Nice!


Like a Sailor

images-7I’ve always prided myself on my clean PG-13 vocabulary.  I’m just not a curser.  I don’t think it’s very ladylike.  Plus my Mom raised us not to curse.  But lately, over the last 6 months or so things have changed.  I’m not proud of it.  I’m cursing like I’m getting paid for it.  I even curse in my head!  And not just the PG-13 cursing- I’m talking F bombs here.  It’s terrible!  I don’t know how to cure myself of it!  I sound like a drunken sailor!   And I’m not a very good curser either since I don’t have a lot of experience, much to the delight of my husband.  CSP is always laughing at me when I try and put together a couple of curse words to zing him with.  It’s no laughing matter!  I can’t be raising a bunch of foul mouthed children!  Guess I better go wash my mouth out with soap!


Current Obsessions

  • Candy Crush Saga. IMG_3691  If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a game on Facebook that you can also play on your tablet or smartphone.  I’m completely addicted.  Right now I’m on level 123 and have been stuck there for a good 3 days.  It’s infuriating, but I’m determined to beat that level. I love/hate how it tells you “You Failed” when you don’t clear the board.IMG_3688  The little girl cries.  Laying it on a little think aren’t we, Candy Crush? When I’m not angry with Candy Crush Saga I love it.  I love how the creepy announcer guy says “Sweet” and “Delicious” when I do well.  I love getting the little sprinkle chocolate and match it with a striped candy so the board goes bananas.  I will defeat you Candy Crush.  You just wait.
  • My nails.  They are in no way long and glamorous or anything but I am obsessed with painting them.  I love the actual act of painting my nails.  I love all the pretty colors.  I even post pictures similar to this one on Instagram. IMG_3696 Because everyone needs to know what color my nails are this week.  Frankly, it should be national news.
  • Mindy Kaling.  I haven’t missed an episode of The Mindy Project this year.  LOVE that show.  Love her!  She’s hilarious!  I love a funny, intelligent woman that’s successful on tv or in the movies.  I just finished reading Mindy’s book “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)”. Unknown I read most of it in bed while CSP was sleeping and I had to stifle BIG laughs at the diving board scene.  If you haven’t read this book you really should.  And DVR her show, you won’t regret it!
  • People with good teeth who don’t show them when they smile for pictures.  I’m not sure why this bothers me but it drives me nuts. If you have good teeth, why not show them when you smile in a picture?  Don’t you want to look happy?  Show off those choppers!  You didn’t spend that money on your toothpaste in vain!
  • Downloading books to my Kindle via the library.  I just recently found out this was possible.  It’s awesome!  I’ve been reading like a fiend the last couple weeks because of it.  I just showed CSP how to download a book from the library to my Kindle and he looked at me with wonder sighing “Amazing”, like I just explained the internet or how faxes worked.  It doesn’t take much to excite us.
  • Harry Styles. Harry+Styles+at+BBC+Radio+1's+Teen+Awards+2012 Speaking of excitement.  Oh my gosh that makes me sound like such a pervy cougar.  But I love him.  I love his voice and I even love his ridiculous mop of hair.  I have NO idea why Taylor broke up with him but she’s a fool to lose him.  He seems like so much fun!  Ok, I have a confession.  I’ve watched a bunch of One Direction videos just to see which parts Harry sings then when I’m singing along with the songs I go quiet when he sings his part.  Sigh.  I’d have posters in my bedroom if I were under the age of 17.  Or 39.  Whatever.