The Herd Archives

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

New Book Releases & Sales!

There were new book releases! And there are a LOT of awesome book sales including one of my favorite series from Rachel Caine! Go look!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

3.5 stars-- The One You Fight For (The Ones Who Got Away #3) by Roni Loren

I love me some Roni Loren. She writes the best romances and always has something a bit unique to either the story or series which makes it fun.
The Gist: Taryn's friends have decided she needs some stress relief and have signed her up for an extreme gym course with a sexy instructor. Extreme gym?! *eye twitch* He's a hottie, though. So, okay. Problem, though? They're both connected to a decades old school shooting. One a victim of a shooter, one the brother of the killer. So, yes, things get complicated.

Monday, July 8, 2019

memes-- Character's With Jobs I'd Love

Are we already a week into July?!! Crazy! It was another busy week. Other than the food pantry which was busy but good I did a lot around the house and some reading.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

I Paid $38.46 for $380.99 Worth Of Groceries!

I decided to start sharing my couponing adventures on the blog!

My Shopping Totals This Week
Retail Value= 380.99
I Paid= 38.46

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Book Releases & Sales!

There were some pretties released this week! Yay! I added a bunch of 99cent-1.99 book sales, too!

Monday, July 1, 2019

[memes] Childhood Favorites, Fire Dancing & Filthy Mouthed Heroes!

I do ALL of my meme-ing in one post. So it's a big post. If you're here from one of them just scroll down. They go mostly in order based on when the memes fall in the week. lol

Holy busy week! Yall I need like 12 naps! lol It was a good week, though. 

I had the USO and Food Pantry this week and both were super busy. Usually we have a bit of downtime during both at some point but goodness nope. On our feet and motoring almost the entire shift which was kinda nice. 

Friday, June 28, 2019

4 stars-- The Vampire Knitting Club (Vampire Knitting Club #1) by Nancy Warren

Oh my gosh. The Vampire Knitting Club was a blast. Light and easy and just a fun little para-romp.
The Gist: Lucy's grandmom has passed away and left Lucy her knitting shop. It turns out she can't knit, her Gran's more undead than dead, now, and that quiet little knitting shop? Well, it's come with a herd of knitting vampires and a whole host of other crazy happenings to keep her busy. First order of business...figure out who tried to kill her Gran.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Blog All About It: June -- Risk -- plus river diving

This Month's Prompt! RISK

Want to join in on Blog All About It?
Find more info HERE!

So. I was thinking about this prompt. I should have planned them out better because...yeah...I got nothing. lol

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Buy the Books-- Seriously SO Many New Releases & Sales

Whoa guys. There are a TON of releases today. A lot of really good looking ones, too. I added a bunch of books on sale, too.

Monday, June 24, 2019

[memes] Summer TBR pile +my week

Well. I can't even remember the week. lol I cleaned and gardened and read. Had a stare off with an unexpected snake and didn't leave the house for nearly 24 hours after because oh my god nope! Had the food pantry on Wednesday and it went fine other than that one assy volunteer who's always snotty to me. Ugh at bitchy women. smh

Oh. Pumpkin update for yall who were here last week! My baby is getting so big!

Bloggers-- I'm making my way to visits. I have like 2 months of catching up and it's taking a bit. But I'm getting there. So advance apology for the binge comments when I get to ya! lol

Friday, June 21, 2019

In My Cart-- $210.31 of Groceries. I Paid $15.31

I decided to start sharing my couponing adventures on the blog!

Couponing has been a bit slow here. I've had other things going on, have a packed pantry and there weren't a ton of deals happening. So I haven't posted since June 1! So this is about 3 weeks of couponing in one post. Some great deals even if it took a bit longer to snag them all. 

My Shopping Totals This Week

I paid $15.31 for $210.31 in Groceries!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

[QuoteTastic] Cowboy to the Core (Gold Valley #6) by Maisey Yates

Cowboys and cowgirls and Maisey Yates. Happy thing, people. Happy thing. Alright so this quote made me laugh. The heroine is a bit prickly about being an independent lady. She don't need no man! No she sure doesn't! ::snort::

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New Book Releases & Kindle Sales!

Sharing some new book releases that caught my eye plus a bunch of fantastic 99cent - 1.99 sales! Click the images below to head over to our Amazon shop.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

[memes] Most Anticipated Reads Part 2 + my week

It was a busy but good week here. I had the USO and food pantry. Both were quite busy and we were down a man at the USO so it kept us moving the whole shift.

I did some gardening and work around the house. I have my first pumpkin, yall!!

The only other notable thing is I'm searching for a new bank. My current (SunTrust) is combining with my former (BB&T) and I'd rather burn my money than have anything to do with BB&T so...a search has begun. I might look into a credit union for the first time. We shall see.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

[QuoteTastic] Stitches and Witches (Vampire Knitting Club #2) by Nancy Warren

Another quote that has nothing to do, really, with the book but it just made me chuckle. I understand, Chubby Peacock, I understand.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

[Buy The Book] New Releases & Sales!

It's been an absolute AGE since I did a book release/sales post. I thought I'd start doing those again. I now have an Amazon Shop so am adding all new releases and sales to those and they're linked below. If you'd like to follow the shop or bookmark it please do! I've got a bunch of other categories, too, from cat supplies to garden items and just fun stuff I've bought and enjoyed over the years. 

Click on the graphics below to go to the list for this week.
(I'm hoping to save myself from downloading hundreds of covers each month and linking them individually here as well as there. Hopefully it will work)

4 stars-- Sisters of Summer's End (Summer Resort #2) by Lori Foster

Sisters of Summer's End was pretty cute! And two romances for the price of one. Both sweet stories that left me smiling as two ladies become best friends and it changes both of their lives forever.
The Gist: Maris and Joy spend their days working hard at the RV resort where they've both lives for the last few years. They love it. But they also have a tendency to keep people at a polite distance. Both a little starved for a confidant they take a chance on each other and become best friends. Opening up and sharing their lives and pasts. And challenging each other to be a little more daring and have a little fun with a pair of guys who are quite mad about them. 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

[memes] Unpopular Bookish Opinions!

We finally had rain!!!!! LOTS AND LOTS OF RAIN!!! And it's been amazing! We went 30+ days with no rain and a good chunk of those 93-98 degrees so it was getting rather dire. And, yes, I know a lot are having the exact opposite issue and having too much rain but no rain is pretty terrible, too.

I had the food pantry and it was semi-quiet. One extremely rude and entitled individual came in but other than her it was a good shift.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

[QuoteTastic] Going Down on One Knee (Mile High Matched #1) by Christina Hovland

Oh. My. Book love. Hovland is definitely climbing the ranks of favorite new authors. Going Down on One Knee was hilarious, yall. The heroine is a bit buttoned up. The hero is a bit wild and cheeky. It's a fun pairing...

Monday, June 3, 2019

[memes] Favorite Contemporary Reads!

June kicked off a little cooler! We got our first rain in a month and it was glorious! Took temps down a good 10 degrees for the next week. 

It was a pretty busy week here. Had the USO and food pantry. A little slow at the pantry but the USO was busy from the holiday weekend. 

I had a bunch of couponing with an event happening at our store which is always fun. Got a ton to donate plus a few new items to try out for free. 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

In My cart-- I Paid $26.83 for $285.66 worth of Groceries!

I decided to start sharing my couponing adventures on the blog!

My Shopping Totals This Week*

Retail...$285.66 but I PAID... 26.83!

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Monthly Herd-- May-- The Month I Hated

I won't even lie. May was pretty dreadful here. After losing Cleo at the end of April I pretty much fell apart. She'd been my baby for 15 years and the past year and a half pretty much revolved around her. She was just such a girl and losing her after two others this year was just too much and I crumbled. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Blog All About It: May -- Bloom

This Month's Prompt!

The last little while I've been doing a LOT of gardening. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite blooms with yall...

Sunday, May 26, 2019

[memes] Best Books of the Last Decade + my week in books

Wow it was a busy week and freaking HOT!

I had the food pantry which went well. Busy and my regular shift mate was out of town but one of his friends came to lend a hand so I wasn't alone which was nice.

I did a LOT of garden watering and that's about it. It hasn't rained more than a fifth of an inch this month and it's been in the 90s all week. We're supposed to hit 97/98 later this week. Yall. I can't. lol

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

4 stars-- Rock Hard (Rock Kiss #2) by Nalini Singh

Yall. This series. It's so dang good!
The Gist: Charlie's new boss is a growly beast. Which scares the hell out of her after surviving a brutal attack. She's not backing down, though. Even when the sexy CEO starts mercilessly flirting with her. She will not be tempted. Will. Not. She just wants to quietly do her job and stay invisible. She absolutely does not want to lick him all over. Nope.

Monday, May 20, 2019

3.5 stars-- The Rancher's Baby (Texas Cattleman's Club: The Impostor #1) by Maisey Yates

I've loved Yates for a while but not ventured into too many books outside of her Copper Ridge series. I saw The Rancher's Baby and loved the cover and figured why the heck not? It was pretty fun, too!
The Gist: Well. Your dead ex-husband walking into his funeral...that's a surprise you don't get every day. Your best friend sticking around to help you through the shock and, well, maybe finally stripping you naked and doing naughty things with you like you've always wanted....quite a delightful surprise as well! 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

[memes] Don't Touch My Books! + my week in books

Well we survived the week. It is already getting brutal hot here. My poor little garden isn't any happier about it than I am. lol Mid 90s is just so darn rude for mid May.

Not too much else. Food pantry was fairly busy and the USO went well this past week. It was good to see my USO people. They always shore up my spirits.

I read a bit and worked in the yard. Tossed stuff. So good things.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

[In My Cart] *I* was Paid 6.93 to buy $70.57 Worth of Groceries

I decided to start sharing my couponing adventures on the blog!

My Shopping Totals This Week
*I* was Paid 6.93 to buy $70.57 Worth of Groceries

Ha! So, yes, some weeks you're actually paid to buy things.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

[QuoteTastic] 4 stars-- Spring Texas Bride (Brides of Bliss Texas #1) by Katie Lane

I adore Katie Lane. The books are always so dang fun! Today's quote really has nothing to do with the story or the main characters but dang if I've ever related to something more in my life...

Sunday, May 12, 2019

[memes] Please Don't Make It A Movie + my week in books

So the exciting stuff this week was I finally made it to 100% on Netgalley! It took me 3 years to fix the mess I made but I finally did it. I'm really quite proud of myself for buckling down and for stopping with all the excuses why I couldn't. 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

In My Cart-- I Paid $50.29 for $721.72 In Groceries

I decided to start sharing my couponing adventures on the blog!

My Shopping Totals This Week
$721.72 Worth of Groceries for $50.29

Sunday, May 5, 2019

{memes} me in books + my week in books

I took this past week off. I just needed time to recover and lick my wounds. I'm still just barely on social media again and will get back to the pantry/USO this week. I skipped both last week. I just couldn't be around people. Mostly I'm cleaning and purging and gardening. And sleeping a lot once I can get my brain to stop long enough. The herd babies are giving me lots of love and letting me snuggle them which is helping. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

[AtoZ] The Monthly Herd-- April -- Yall, The Blog is Going Dark & Zany and Zen

Yall, I wanted to let you know the blog is going dark for a little while. Monday afternoon I lost Cleo. She was my third baby I've lost already this year and my heart is feeling pretty battered. 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

In My Cart-- Paid $.72 for $24.21 in Groceries

I decided to start sharing my couponing adventures on the blog!

My Shopping Totals This Week
Paid $.72* for $24.21 in Groceries

Saturday, April 27, 2019

[AtoZ] X Bench

I was TOTALLY going to rock the X post and make an x-bench. I saw it over on pinterest and was like omg it's adorable! It would be great in the garden with a different top bit. Buuuuut, well, April was a little eXtra and I ran out of time.

So I give you my future crafting plans.

Friday, April 26, 2019

[AtoZ memes] Writing Reviews When Stressed + my week in books

Well summer is trying to make an appearance here! It warmed up a lot. Nice at night at least. And it's doing lovely things to the garden which is fun to watch.

It was a fairly quiet week here. Cleo was making me nervous (video here) so I skipped the food pantry and stuck close to home. Her vet agreed she needs to be on steroids full time now instead of just for big flare ups. So she'll get them daily. Fingers crossed we can nip this in the bud.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

[AtoZ] Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I'm always looking to try new things. Jackfruit is one of my new-ish items. It's an interesting fruit. Can be savory and have the texture of pork when unripe and then when ripe it's sweet and apparently peach-ish in texture.

I've only had green jackfruit so far. I decided to make a pulled pork sandwich for my V post. And, yall, it was pretty dang good! Even with one little blip recipe-wise. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

[AtoZ] Unbroken Cowboy (Gold Valley #5) by Maisey Yates

Well these two were a handful.
The Gist: A devastating rodeo accident has left Dane's body and future in shambles. It's also put him in Bea's reach...finally. She's had a crush on him for decades and is dealing with her own bit of uncertainty about the future and trying to figure out what to do next. Bonus if it includes Dane. 
So yes. Serious. These two were a handful. A. Hand. Full. lol

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

[AtoZ] Tag: The Cat Herder (edition37)

Some of the silly crazy stuff I've been tagged in the last few months...