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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Libster Tag #1

Questions are always fun, right? I found a few of these I'd been tagged in and just never posted and figured I'd go ahead and toss them up on the page. I was tagged twice. By Words From Sonobe and by Voracious Bookling. But first...Sonobe's questions...

Which superpower would you choose – being invisible or reading minds?

Saturday, March 16, 2019

In My Cart-- $118.65 Worth of Groceries for $30.11

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

My Shopping This Week
Paid $30.11 for $118.65 worth of groceries!

It was a pretty quiet couponing week here. Sometimes that happens! I'm waiting for Sunday's coupons to do my regular shopping. So this is it this week.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

[memes] Oooo I Cannot WAIT For These Books! + my week

I HAVE A ROOF!!!!! Yall! I am giddy! They showed up and got the roof off and it promptly started to rain (when it had a 3% chance) then flurry. Once it stopped it took them about 5 hours. It's such a relief to have that finally off my to do list. And now that it's done the skies are like eh, rain? I'm good, thanks. *rolls eyes*

Cleo had a few breathing attacks which was frustrating. Her oxygen machine did arrive and has helped. We've started a few new meds as well. Weather/mold are kicking off the issue, we think.

Monday, March 11, 2019

3.5 stars-- Ache for You (Slow Burn #3) by J.T. Geissinger

Oh my word. I was wishing for a rouge llama to run this hero the fuck over for a good damn while. Whew!

The Gist: Life is an absolute bitch some days. Being stood up at the alter, a family crisis and finding out you now have a step mom, step sisters...who are dogs and an evil step brother intent on stealing away your inheritance? Yeah. Kimber is about done with that shit.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

In My Cart-- $714.57 Worth Of Groceries for $74.38

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

My Shopping This Week
(March 1- 8)
$714.57 worth of groceries for $74.38!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

[memes] I Need A Sequel, Dammit! + my week in books

More rain. Oh my gosh. Turn off the faucet! LOL We had a couple days break and that was wonderful, though. It's nice not to squish when you walk. ::snort:: 

The week was fairly quiet. Cleo had an attack and we had to do a quick 3am trip to the emergency vet but thankfully were home within an hour (she just needed some oxygen)

I had the food pantry and USO and both were pretty quiet, too. It was a bit weird.

Other than that not much. The yard guys are nearly done and the roofers are hopefully finishing up the roof today (Friday). Just in time for weekend rain. I'm so excited to have that done.

4 stars-- Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1) by Lauren Layne

Whoa. It's been an age since I did a quote-tastic post. Sorry about that for those who have joined in on them. I'm going to try to start doing them on Thursdays again. Fingers crossed, yall.

Anywho. This scene cracked me up. I love a cheeky character. lol

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

[And So We Sing] Beat of the Music

Taking a little break from books and herd to...sing a little. 

I just like it. lol Plus swimming piggies!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

In My Cart-- I Paid $15.71 for $122.39 of Groceries

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

My Shopping This Week
(February 23- February 28)

$122.39 in Groceries for $15.71

Friday, March 1, 2019

[memes] Oh I Wish I Were Them! + My Week in Books

Not too much this week. The rain finally paused long enough for the yard guys to come out and start clearing the back yard. And got a roofing estimate that was lower than expected so that was exciting.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Monthly Herd-- February-- At least it's over

Well we made it to the end of February. Thank goodness.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

She's Tickled Grey, Erm, PINK!

Our Blog All About It challenge prompt for February was PINK. Sidney got a new outfit this week because she's got a bit of a shaved backend and it's cold. G, though, decided to model it first. lol

Monday, February 25, 2019

Tasty Delights-- Cheesy Spinach Butternut Squash

A cold rainy winter night! I decided to try something new.

I'd gotten diced butternut squash on sale for 99cents and a new cheese to try (cotija) for only 25cents so went searching and found a Cheesy Spinach Butternut Squash dish.

I had to make a few changes to the recipe but that's the beauty of cooking. It turned out great, too!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

In My Cart -- $253.52 of Groceries for $7.37!

I decided to start sharing my couponing adventures on the blog! I buy ALL sorts of items. Healthy produce and organic to tasty just good for the soul junk food. I eat it all so I coupon for it all, too. You can coupon no matter what type of diet you follow. I also donate a ton to the food pantry and USO.

My Shopping This Week
$253.52 in Groceries. I paid $7.37!

Monday, February 18, 2019

1.5 stars-- Dark Moon (Spirit Wild #3) by Kate Douglas

Oh my word. It's not often it happens but I was seriously yelling at my book "Okay! OKAY! Yall need to stop fucking. Stop it! Put that cock down! You've had enough! How can you even walk? Aren't you chaffing?! Just...stop with the cocks!"

There was so much sex.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

In My Cart -- This Week's Trips -- $204.06 for... $10.96

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

My Shopping This Week
Feb 9 - Feb 15

It was a semi-quiet couponing week. I didn't need much and life with the herd was super hard so I didn't do too much. Still...

Spent 10.96 on 204.06 in groceries!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

In My Cart-- This Week's Trips

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

My Shopping This Week
(this is actually Feb 1-Feb 8 but close enough lol)

I buy ALL sorts of items. Healthy produce and organic to tasty just good for the soul junk food.
I eat it all so I coupon for it all, too. You can coupon no matter what type of diet you follow.
I also donate a ton to the food pantry and USO.

For the first week of February I bought $301.28 worth of groceries and paid...19.49 for it!

Friday, February 8, 2019

[memes] Favorite Book Couples! + my week in books

Um. I honestly don't remember this past week. lol I'm going with that's a good thing? Ha!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

4 stars-- Burn for You (Slow Burn #1) by J.T. Geissinger

Oh man! Geissinger, yall. She can give a girl one lively romance full fireworks!
The Gist: Jackson is a pain in Bianca's butt. From the very first second he walks into her restaurant and threatens to sue her for using his family's bourbon in all of her recipes. That he then asks her to cook last minute for a huge fundraiser? Well that's just beyond the pale. But damn all a girl could really use the money and publicity.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Charming (A Cinderella Billionaire Story #1) by Sophie Brooks

Charming was, indeed, charming. I love fairytale retellings and unique meet-cutes? Even better.
The Gist: Ford and Autumn? The meet when he calls into the fantasy hotline--where Autumn works--looking to get his rocks off. Okay, well, maybe just to talk. Really. That's all he wants. Not the "naughty nurse" or the "sexy submissive" just Autumn. So he calls. And they talk. Often. Until one night an emergency brings their relationship off the phones and into real life.

Friday, February 1, 2019

[memes] Books That Have A Girl Nervous! + my week

Well having a cold sucks. I'm better now thank the stars but that was an unpleasant way to spend 6 days. Goodness. I'm working on getting caught up and nearly there :)

Other than that it was a pretty average week. I stayed in bed and didn't leave the house for most of it so I wouldn't share my ick. Got some reading done, purged some, did my steps, ate all the things. lol 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Monthly Herd-- January-- Lordy be.

Oh my gosh. January. What were you thinking??

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

And There Were Firsts! (Blog All About It)

This Month's Prompt!

I love this challenge and that there are just so many ways to tackle each prompt.

Since I'm doing a lot of new things this year I decided to share some of my firsts so far in 2019. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

[And So We Sing] Hotel Key

Taking a little break from books and herd to...sing a little. 

They're just ridiculously catchy.
I can't help it. I love em all. lol

Friday, January 25, 2019

[memes] Newest TBR additions? + my week in reading

Yall. It was COLD this week aaaaaand I got a cold. *hangs head*

It wasn't a bad week, though! I had the USO. And I went to a great concert. Scotty McCreery came home to play a show (he's a local boy from my county). It was sold out and wow he does a great job! He's such a dang cutie, too. Jimmie Allen opened for him. I enjoy him, too, though he struggled a bit with the performance. Scotty rocked it from the very start. Woo!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

3 stars-- Playing for Keeps (Heartbreaker Bay #7) by Jill Shalvis

Yall know I love me some Jill Shalvis. And I've enjoyed this series quite a bit. But Playing for Keeps and I had some issues. Namely the heroine. Which was frustrating because the hero and the pup? Adorable!
Gist: A homeless pup in need of an owner finds herself...two! Does she care that her new mommy and daddy don't like each other? Nope! She surely doesn't. She loves them and she's not giving either up. So Caleb and Sadie are just gonna have to get along and figure out a way to co-pet-parent. For their new puppy's sake.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

[3.5 stars] Whiskey Rebellion (Addison Holmes Mysteries #1) by Liliana Hart

3.5 stars, 1.5 heat

Whiskey Rebellion has been sitting on my tbr pile for, well, ages. I finally dove in! Yay me! And while a little over the top in places it was so much fun!
The Gist: Addison has her eye on a new place-- her apartment is being condemned. And the girl LOVES her creature comforts. Which means...she needs money. Pronto. If she's gotta play stripper to pay the bills...well, she's gotta do what she's gotta do. *nods* Finding a dead body her first night might put a stop to that real quick, though.

Monday, January 21, 2019

2 stars-- Her Greek Tycoon by Mona Risk

Oh dear. Orgasms are not true love. They really aren't. Stefano and Ashley, though, whew, they do not understand that at all. lol

I saw this one and thought the cover was so cute and Greece? Yes, please! turned into a no thanks.
The Gist: The fate of an old villa is at risk. Stefano has partially inherited it and wants to tear it down. The other owner, however, sends his granddaughter Ashley to save that same building. When she gets there and a hot guy invites her for a yacht ride? Well she's all over that!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Ghostly Paws (Mystic Notch #1) by Leighann Dobbs

Bookstore owners, kitties with a mission, a murdered librarian. Oh. My! Ghostly Paws was a spooktacular good time.
The Gist: On her way to work Willa noticed the library doors open earlier than they should have been and went investigating aaaaaaaand found the librarian dead at the bottom of the stairs. A simple fall...probably. Maybe. But something is off. She's sure of it. Especially when the librarian's ghost comes to visit her. O.o

Friday, January 11, 2019

[memes] Favorite New To Me Authors + my week in books

I wanted to meme. So there's a whole lotta memeage happening in this post. You might have to scroll down a bit to get the one you're looking for. 😸

Ahhh a week and a bit down for 2019! It's been a good year so far. Mostly. I've been rocking my 10,000 steps a day (got it every day!) and my calories. Taking my vitamin and working round the house. Have been doing some good reading, too. So not bad!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Hot As Sin (Bad Habit #3.5) by J.T. Geissinger

Oh Barney. He was one of my favorite secondary characters throughout this series and I've been dying for more of him. Hot as Sin, though. Totally bittersweet.
The Gist: For years Barney has protected the guys in the Bad Habit band. They're his family. But he's leaving them to take a job across the country. And this was the big goodbye.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

My 2019 Reading/Blogging Challenges

I love a good challenge. Well, really, I just like another reason for a list. So book challenges!

I'm going to do four challenges this year. This is my personal "sign up" page. If you'd like more info on any of the challenges click their link!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

2019 Goals & Ideas


Every year I make some goals. Things to keep an eye on through the year. I don't always manage all of them but I still like having something to check back on through the year. This year I'm doing Blog goals, Home goals, Personal goals.

So here's to 2019 and getting things done.  *nods*

Friday, January 4, 2019

[memes] Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 + my reader week!

I wanted to meme. And only had one weekly post to do it. So there's a whole lotta memeage happening in this post. You might have to scroll down a bit to get the one you're looking for. 😸

Woo! Last bit of 2018 and first bit of 2019 has been a whirlwind. A good one, though. It's been busy on all fronts.

Home Front
  • I've been doing...all the things. ALL THE THINGS. End of the year got me motivated. Paperwork, finances, organizing, getting all my ducks in a row. 
  • The herd is all hanging in there and doing well. Yay!
  • I'm excited for 2019. I'm doing a lot of changes this year and getting healthy. So far 4 days in I've met all my goals. Including 10,000 steps a day. Which for someone who works at home on the computer is huge. I know it's just 4 days in but I'm feeling good about it all. Yay me! lol

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Cottage on the Corner (Apple Valley #2) by Shirlee McCoy

The Cottage on the Corner...yall. It made me hungry! For baked goods and sexy cops. Ha!
The Gist: Max is a ladies man. He loves them all. Though he doesn't know what to do with the two new ladies in his life... his three year old daughter who was a complete surprise and has been abandoned on his doorstep. Or the sexy baker who's got no time for men but turns out to be his saving grace when it comes to sudden daddy-hood and caring for a little girl.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

We're 7!!

It was a stormy night... 7 years ago...

Ha! Okay. So it was most likely a chilly night 7 years ago seeing as it's winter and North Carolina. My mom was visiting for Christmas and we were up waiting for New Years and I was messing around online and was like...I should start a blog!

And so...I did.