Friday, July 29, 2016

What's Up Wednesday: July Edition

A little late on this post but I love this link-up.



1. What We're Eating This Week:

Sunday: Fish tacos
Monday: Chicken & beet salad
Tuesday: Pasta
Wednesday: I honestly don't remember
Thursday: Chicken, corn, sweet potato
Friday: Pasta

2. What I'm Reminiscing About...

Spending quality time with my family in NY last week

3. What I'm Loving...

My family, being an aunt, reading

4. What I've Been Up To...

I had surgery yesterday on my nose and it went well. The next few days I will just be taking it easy and relaxing. Prior to my surgery, I was in NY for a week visiting my family & spending quality time with them.

5. What I'm Dreading...

Nothing

6. What I'm Working On...

Nothing, really.

7. What I'm Excited About...

The Olympics

8. What I'm Watching/Reading:

Watching: Summer TV shows, old episodes of Baywatch, Mets games
Reading: I just finished reading First Comes Love by Emily Giffin & I am starting Falling by Jane Green next.

9. What I'm Listening To...

Right now, I'm listening to a Hallmark movie called Midnight Masquerade.

10. What I'm Wearing...

Pajamas

11. What I'm Doing This Weekend...

Relaxing & taking it easy

12. What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month...

The Olympics

13. What Else Is New...

Nothing much, else.

14. What Was My Favorite Part About Summer...

Spending a week in NY visiting my family, and spending quality time with my mom.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Currently...


Feeling... Excited for my trip to NY. I'm so eager to spend some much needed quality time with my family, especially my nieces & nephews and siblings.

Reading... "It's Not Summer Without You" by Jenny Han, lots of blog posts, and my magazines that I subscribe to.

Watching... The current seasons of The Bachelorette, The Real Housewives of New Jersey (I'm not a fan of the other cities, but I love the New Jersey one),  Scream, UnReal, Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, Celebrity Family Feud, and a few other shows. Right now, it's the All Star Break for the Mets and their last game was on Sunday. Their next game is on Friday night. I'm also watching old episodes of Baywatch on the POP channel. I always loved that show (even when I was younger) because there was always so many hot guys on that show. LOL. On Netflix, my mom and I are watching Army Wives from the beginning. We are currently in the middle of season 4. I also started to watch Bloodline on Netflix which I'm loving. I'm in the middle of the 6th episode of the first season and am planning on doing a major catch up of seasons 1 & 2 while I'm recovering from surgery.

Thinking About... My upcoming surgery. I'm very nervous and I'm just hoping that the surgery and recovery go well.

Wanting... The books and two CD's I ordered from Amazon to arrive. I also really want to see The Secret Life Of Pets. I've always loved kid movies and it doesn't matter how old I get, I know I always will.

Hoping... To attend my monthly local planner meetup but it's a few days after my surgery so I'm not sure if I will be up to it. I'm going to try and make it though.

Excited... To see my family in NY and for the planner meetup I'm attending this weekend

Loving... Spending quality time with my mom, being an aunt, planning in my Erin Condren Life Planner, watching old episodes of Baywatch

Friday, July 8, 2016

Books Read In June

Here are the books I read in June:

1. Meternity -Meghann Foye (started in May, finished in June)
4 out of 5 stars
This was the author's debut novel and I loved it. It was a really fun read and it had such a unique story line. I really enjoyed this book and I'm excited to read future books by this author.

2. Truly, Madly, Guilty -Liane Moriarty
4 out of 5 stars
I won an early advanced copy of this novel through a Goodreads giveaway. I've read all of Liane Moriarty's and loved them all, including this one. This story had me not wanting to put this book down and I always feel that way when I read one of Liane Moriarty's novels. 

3. One True Loves -Taylor Jenkins Reid
5 out of 5 stars
This is the second novel I've read by Taylor Jenkins Reid (the first one was Maybe In Another Life) and I loved both novels so much. What I liked most about this book is that I've never read a book with this type of story line before and I really liked how she sectioned the book up into moments of her life. Taylor Jenkins Reid has 4 novels out and the other two are on my To Be Read List.

4. Everybody Rise -Stephanie Clifford
1.5 out of 5 stars
I really wanted to like this book but I could just not get into it. There were some parts that had me so bored that I didn't think I would be able to finish the book. I did finish and it did get a little better as the book went on but it still was not as enjoyable as I had been expecting.

5. After You -Jojo Moyes
5 out of 5 stars
I absolutely loved this book. I read the first book (Me Before You) in May and I saw the movie based on that book in the beginning of June. I loved the second book just as much as the first one and I was not expecting to. I love how we found out about Louisa's life after tragedy struck.

All images are from the Goodreads Website.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

What's Up Wednesday: June Edition



I was working this Wednesday and was way too tired to even turn on my computer when I got home so I am posting this a few days late.

1. What We're Eating This Week

Monday: Pork roast, beets, rice, squash casserole
Tuesday: Pasta
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Went out to eat. I had fish & chips.
Friday: Cheeseburger, corn on the cob, pasta salad

2. What I'm Reminiscing About...

I'm reminiscing about all of the quality time I got to spend with my nieces & nephews in previous Summers and how much I wish I could do that this Summer as well.

Credit: This Site

3. What I'm Loving...

That my Alma matter's baseball team won the College World Series Championship this Thursday! I'm so happy for the team and for my Alma matter! This is the first Championship for Coastal Carolina University! Way to go boys!!!  #ChantsUp #CINO

Credit: This Site

4. What I've Been Up To...

When I'm not working, I'm just relaxing and doing the things I enjoy like watching lots of baseball, spending time with my Mom, reading, spending time on the computer, watching TV & movies, planning in my Life Planner.

Credit: This Site

5. What I'm Dreading...

Upcoming medical bills.

6. What I'm Working On...

Trying to find new ideas for blog posts.

7. What I'm Excited About...

Spending a week in New York visiting my family in a few weeks!

8. What I'm Watching/Reading...

Watching: The Bachelorette ; Scream ; UnReal ; Little People, Big World ; Lots of baseball
Reading: I just finished reading Summer Days & Summer Nights which is a short story collection by multiple authors. The next book I'm starting is The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.

9. What I'm Listening To...

Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney, Justin Timberlake, Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Jana Kramer

10. What I'm Wearing...

Shirts or tank tops, shorts

11. What I'm Doing This Weekend...

Relaxing and enjoying the long Holiday weekend and celebrating the Fourth of July on Monday!

12. What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month...

Trip to NY to visit my family, Planner Meet Up, Fourth of July

13. What Else Is New...

I found out yesterday that I have to have surgery in a few weeks. Originally, I thought I was going to have to have surgery to get my tonsils removed. It turns out I also need to have surgery on my nose as I have a severe deviated left septum which is not allowing me to breathe through the left side of my nose. The doctor said if the surgery and recovery go well, I might have to have my tonsils removed as well. He just doesn't want me to have the surgeries done at the same time.

14. What Is My Favorite Fourth of July Tradition?

Growing up, my family would go to a lake every Summer for a week and we always went during the week of the Fourth of July. At night on the Fourth of July, we would go to the park overlooking the lake and watch the fireworks over the lake. After the fireworks show ended, we would get ice cream. To this day, the lake we went to is still my favorite place on Earth and I wish I could go back there every Summer.

Credit: This Site