Friday, September 20, 2019

SIGN UP-- Blog Ahead October Challenge 2019


It's TIME!!!!!! Yes, it's nearly October and that means it's time to sign up for our annual Blog Ahead Challenge! I love this challenge! It's a fantastic way to get a little support from other bloggers and get yourself ready for the end of year school madness, for the holidays, get prepared in case there's an emergency or just put last minute blogging behind you!


This was a game changer for my personal blog. I love not having to worry at 1150pm that my post for the next day isn't finished.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

New Books & Sales


There were some pretty new books out the last little spell...

Monday, September 16, 2019

[memes] Food & Books? + my week


Did some gardening. It's eh. I'm pulling most of my summer plants that are struggling which makes me sad. And putting in some fall/winter ones. I'm trying to grow from seeds and yall that's hard for me apparently! lol I am not a good seedling mom at all.
I had the food pantry which was bu

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

4.5 stars-- Trailblazer (Cowboys & Harvey Girls #1) by Anna Schmidt

Oh my! Anna Schmidt never fails at delivering a knock out read that simply captivates.
The Gist: Grace has taken a job out west working as a waitress at a railway restaurant. She wants a little adventure and desperately needs to earn money to help her family back home. She most certainly does not need to get distracted by a pretty cowboy with dreams of his own.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

[meme] Ooop! I forgot a week! All the Things...


Yall I'm worn out. It was a long (two) weeks. Nothing bad just a little of everything. I skipped posting last week mainly because I was lazy and then when I finally got around to finishing the meme post it was time for this week's meme post. lol So they're combined. 

Mom is doing great! She's home and behaving post surgery. She said it's not as bad as expected and no worse than it was pre-surgery so that's good. Thank you for all the prayers for her. Lotus is home, too, but having a little struggle. She's 19 and mom is worried.

The food pantry was fine mostly. Nothing really notable. USO as well. Good to see the guys as usual.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Buy The Book-- New Book Releases & Sales!


Oh my! Lots of new (and recent) pretties!

4 stars-- Hard Sell (21 Wall Street #2) by Lauren Layne

Oh dear. Enemies to lovers, indeed!
The Gist: Matt and Sabrina? Well they hate each other. Probably. They sure fight like cats and dogs whenever they within arms distance of each other. But Matt has a problem. His reputation and his job are on the line after a wild trip to Vegas and he needs his image cleaned up. Namely...settling down with a good woman. Sabrina? Well she's the best "fixer" out there. Much to her dismay the only solution to this problem is for her to play the part of that "good woman".

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Blog All About It: August -- The Skies of Cary

One town. 31 days.
The Skies of Cary.

For August our prompt was sky. I thought on it and decided to embark on an adventure. I do believe this post took more time than any other post on the blog. 31 days and at least an hour each day dedicated to sky hunting. Some days 2-3 hours.

I wanted to show the many faces of my town. Things I was doing. Places I go. Some were just while I was out running errands. Some were adventures to places I've never visited. Some rather plain. Some spectacular. All beautiful in their own way. It's so easy to miss the beauty around us.

All are within my town limits. They're as I took them. No editing or filters. I think 2 I cropped them just a little to fit better (they were wonky) but other than that these were the skies of Cary in August 2019.

The Monthly Herd-- August-- How is it over already?!!


And August is OVER! It was a busy month. So. Some highlights!
  • We had some scary rain a couple times. One I got stuck between two flooded out roads. Took me 45 minutes to get 4 miles home. Eek!
  • bought a fancy new camera! First real camera in probably 10 years. It's amazing!
  • Did a ton of gardening! Worked on some new beds, grew a cantaloupe! started a few new projects

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

3.5 stars-- The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #1) by Jessica Sorensen

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden has been sitting on my review pile since, well, since it came out. I honestly don't recall requesting it (maybe it was a giveaway win?) but anywho I figured it was FINALLY time to dive in. And I enjoyed it overall.
The Gist: Callie and Kayden have not had easy childhoods but they're finally escaping the pain of home life for college. And it's overwhelming. Scary and exciting and a chance to be different people. To take back some of what was stolen from them. Even if it's with the unlikeliest of group friends.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

New Book Releases & Sales!


Oh my gosh, yall! Two of my favoritest authors have releases today and I neeeeeeed those books! There were some other nice looking ones, too! 

Click HERE for New Releases

Monday, August 26, 2019

[memes] Yall I'm Gonna Need Some Prayers + this week


First up! Mom's knee replacement surgery is today! We could use all the prayers, please. I'm a nervous kiddo. She goes in at 10am and will be done by 1pm if all goes as scheduled. One of her kitties (Lotus) is having surgery today, too. So any prayers for my mom (Martha) and Lotus and their medical teams would be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

2 stars-- Gabriel's Redemption (Gabriel's Inferno #3) by Sylvain Reynard

Oh my word. It took me for freaking ever to finish Gabriel's Redemption. Goodness but I do not understand the fan girl reviews for this at all.

The Gist: Academic types city hopping for work, school and fun. All while picking ridiculous fights with one another.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

[memes] My FAVORITE Tropes & One I LOATHE + my week


Whew a week! LOTS of yard work. Ridiculous amount of yardwork. I'm starting to put in my fall garden so there was a lot of planting and starting to pull some summer plants. And working on a raised bed around one of the trees. 

I did a bunch of sunset chasing. It's been hot and humid here but gorgeous sunsets most nights.

Hm. Not too much else. Food pantry was fine, the herd is doing okay though they're driving me bonkers.

Friday, August 16, 2019

3 stars-- Highland Spitfire (Highland Weddings #1) by Mary Wine

Highland Spitfire landed on my review pile a few, erm, years ago. I loved the cover -- seriously this cover has amazing covers!-- and accepted it. Then realized Mary Wine is the pen name of Dawn Ryder. Who I'd just tried and...did not like... at all. *cue the blogger groan* So it's sat on the review pile for a few years. I finally tackled it. It wasn't knock me over amazing but it wasn't so bad, either! Yay!
The Gist: Rival clans and a King's Regent who's had enough of all the fighting and killing over a stupid generations old grudge. His solution? The Laird's kids are gonna marry. They have no choice. Either they marry at that moment or he's going to slaughter both clans and be done with all of them. So....a wedding. With two very reluctant participants.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

In My Cart-- $539.48 in Groceries for... $12.11

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

Well there was a LOT of couponing so far in August 2019! And I need a nap!

My Shopping Totals This Week(ish)
$539.48 in Groceries down to... $12.11

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

[memes] Be My Friend? + my week in books


This week was busy once again. Just a lot of random around the house and errands and chasing sunsets for a post. 

The food pantry was pretty busy. It was good, though. I did some babysitting while there which was different. And helped someone with their resume.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

2.5/3 stars-- Shooting Scars (The Artists Trilogy #2) by Karina Halle

So, yeah. Shooting Scars. A Drug Lord, a Con Artist and a Money Launderer. Oh, my!
The Gist: Javier is blackmailing his ex Ellie into leaving town with him. With revenge on his mind he's demanding her help in killing a rival drug lord. If she doesn't help? Well he'll just kill her other ex who she still has a thing for.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

[Memes] Gack! Terrible Cover Re-Dos + my week


Rain has been ridiculous here this year. We go weeks on weeks with no rain at all (and 90-100 degree days) and then we have 2+ inches in 2 hours. Then...no rain in forever. Lordy yall. I might have gotten stuck between two flooded out roads and it took me 45 minutes to go 4 miles. lol

Other than that this week was okay. The food pantry was decently busy.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Monthly Herd-- June/July + this dang heat


Oops! I forgot to get around to June's recap and am late with July's recap. Honestly this heat. It's got me flailing.

So. All the things. Lets see if I can actually remember them? lol 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

[memes] Books That Made Me Need a Damn Cookie + this week


Woo! Another busy week. We had some really freaking scary rain where you could feel the dang sizzle from the lightning hitting.  The garden loved it, though.

USO and Food Pantry were both slammed. And two of my regulars were out of town so I had a sub at the food pantry and Ken and I had a filler lady at the USO. They were good, though!
Jeremy is doing really great on his thyroid meds. He's back to his bubbly self and seems to have even gained a little of his weight back. Mo survived his accidental medicating and is as bratty as ever.

There's a baby watermelon!!!! And baby peas! YALL I CAN'T EVEN!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

[memes] Book Settings I Want To See? +this week


Whew boy, yall. It was a week. The normal things were fine. Food pantry was insanely busy. We had exactly 4 minutes of down time in 3 hours. Whew!

But then...the herd. Jeremy decided to give me a big scare. He started hiding and wouldn't eat, lost a bunch of weight, couldn't control his guts. So a vet visit. Turns out he's got a thyroid issue. A couple days on meds and he's getting some of his perk back. Whew!!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

[memes] AutoBuy Authors? +this week


LOL Monday's post on Wednesday! Woo! Yes, I am on top of things this week!

So last week. It was pretty good. I did a CRAZY amount of couponing and got over $500 in groceries for...like 19 bucks. Bwahaha It was amazing.

USO and the Food Pantry were both good. Both were super busy, though. We usually have a little down time each shift but nope up and moving the whole time. 

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

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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

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