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. 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.

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