Saturday, January 1, 2011

There are two types of "Must Reads" on herding cats. 1) Our Pick of the Litter reads which are 5 star books and 2) our recommendations for each genre. These are all books and authors I find very special and think anyone should snap up and read.

These are 5 star reads. I don't have them often. A couple a year. They've all made the list for different reasons but are here because they simply left me wowed. Stunned. Changed. Were books that no matter what would stick with me for years to come. 

Every once in a while I do a "Must Reads" list where I pick a genre and tell you all about the authors that really rock it and that you simply must read! These are all about 3 years out of date so they aren't my full lists currently but they're a damn good starting place! Read on!

Life Reboot

I'm working on a "life reboot" at the moment. I'm not unhappy with my life but I've definitely been in a rut the last few years. Let a lot of things slip on the home and personal front. And I'm trying to change that. Trying to get out of my ruts, get stuff done that needs doing, and have fun, too.

I talked about this in the facebook group last week but decided to make it a weekly feature here as well and document some of my adventures--like checking out an Art Deco car exhibit or visiting our local fire stations. I'm going to post Sunday evenings with highlights and plans. Yall are more than welcome to hit the comments and share things you'd like to tackle this week (big or small), Kinda have a cheering each other on thing going :D Or make up blog posts if you're so inclined.

The Bucket List

 I've been kicking this idea around for a while and decided I'm ready to give it a go!

Basically it's a Bucket List with a herding cats twist. lol

Each month I'm going to pick out...something to do and then give myself the entire month to make it happen.

They won't all be big things.
Some will be fun, some serious, some easy or a little more complex. 

Things I've wanted to see or do, projects around the house, things on the blog, etc.

Everyone is welcome to join in if they'd like!
And you can do anything you want each month.
You don't have to do the same as mine but, of course, you're more than welcome to as well.

And so it begins--the closets
July 2014--Closets & Cross Stitch

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Bookish things, Amazon things, All kinds of foodish things.
Journals will be available at some point, too. Just not quite yet.

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I've been doing the Hello Fresh subscription for nearly a year and loving it.
You basically get three meals a week (or whenever you're ready for them) and they send all of the ingredients you need to make them.

It's a lot of fun and has had me trying a LOT of new foods.

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I'm still fairly new to Green Chef. It's similar to Hello Fresh except they're all vegetarian/vegan meals.

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For examples of what I've made check out our RECIPES!
(well coming soon, they've not posted to the blog yet lol)

A couple things for readers to check out!

I keep an ongoing list of 2017 book releases.
You can find them HERE.

Since I do this in advance some releases can change but for the most part they're hopefully correct :)

Love a good reading challenge? These are the ones we're currently hosting!

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Yes! We do things. All the things! lol I host a few e-events here each year.

We host three Blog Ahead Challenges each year.
The goal is to get AHEAD in your blogging and increase your number of pre-scheduled posts so you're no longer blogging last minute.


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We're hosting our 3rd Annual Support the Troops Auction!
Everything goes to the USO where I volunteer :)

We could use DONATIONS! 
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Every December is all about the authors. And Christmas.
And celebrating the blog turning a year older.
Eee! Author guest posts, interviews, favorites lists, food. It's a good time.

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