Monday, September 29, 2014

Boo It's Monday + A Giveaway

ohai there. It's Monday, and not my Monday off so I'm tired and wishing I was still in bed. I had a pretty great weekend, even with all of the hurricane weather Florida threw at us.

Friday I was supposed to get my nails done because they were soo long they were poking me when I would take out my contacts AND I had put off shaving my legs thinking I would be getting a pedicure. I don't shave within 48 hours of getting a pedicure because of open wounds. Needless to say they were too hairy.

Instead though it was a monsoon when I left work and I ended up driving through water which I have avoided for five years in this car. Now my horn has water in it and sounds pathetic. It won't be saving my life again anytime soon. So Friday ended up being sine freelance work and to bed early.

Saturday I got up and got my nails done. Got ready for a funeral of a coworker's mother, and it was in Spanish. I didn't really think about it being in Spanish until I was on my way. I wasn't the only English only speaking attendee, a few others from work were there but we were the only dry eyes in the place I think. I was supposed to go to a Harry Potter marathon and if you know anything about me it's that I've never read the books and I've only seen a few of the movies.

Well, with the many monsoons we had this weekend and getting ready for the pig roast on Sunday I decided not to venture out to watch something I had no interest in.

This allowed me to finish a book!! I finally got around to reading Making Faces and man was it emotional!

Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Synopsis: Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore.
Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast, where we discover that there is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us.

Sunday was the pig roast and Steelers vs. Bucs game! It was a mad house since it was the first time we had invited a lot of people outside our church and we learned a lot about how we need to manage things next time. I also got the opportunity try a pin off my Yum Sweets board.

They were a hit! I substituted real graham crackers instead of Golden Grahams which I couldn't find. I will say that if you use their suggestion and use aluminum foil still spray it. We had to peel it off bit by bit before we could serve it. Definitely a labor of love.

I finished two more books, one will be talked about tomorrow in my ONLY real book recap. The other one was a book I had heard good things about months ago and finally got around to reading. There was an awful lot of drama and it definitely had that soap opera feel that this wouldn't really happen in real life. I still liked it, but it wasn't a five star home run for me.

The Perfect Game by J. Sterling

Synopsis: He's a game she never intended to play.
And she's the game changer he never knew he needed.

The Perfect Game tells the story of college juniors, Cassie Andrews & Jack Carter. When Cassie meets rising baseball hopeful Jack, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind... like getting Cassie to give him the time of day.

They're both damaged, filled with mistrust and guarded before they find one another (and themselves) in this emotional journey about love and forgiveness. Strap yourselves for a ride that will not only break your heart, but put it back together.

Sometimes life gets ugly before it gets beautiful...

Now it's onto the giveaways!! Today is the LAST day you can enter to win my 1/2 Birthday Fav Goodies!!!

I'm also participating in a group giveaway with September Farm for $205!! Good luck, I get to enter this one too!

How was your weekend?!

morganmegan | heather | karissa

terin | tawnya | mar | maegen

lauren | katie | kate | vanessa

amy | karli | libby | caroline
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thank you so much for getting yourself entered...and very best of luck!

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  1. you've never read harry potter?! girl you need to get on that pronto. lol but if you have no interest in it, i understand. sucks about the weather - we havent had a bad rain here yet, not looking forward to it!

  2. Bummer on the weather but staying in to read is much better anyways! ;) I ended up downloading Making Faces so it will be on my list soon. Those brownie bars look amazing!

  3. Visiting from Morgan's post about the giveaway - and I'm all over that like white on rice! But it's sooooo good to find another blogger that's super interested in reading! I'm obsessed. But I definitely think you need to rid yourself of the whole 'I've never read the Harry Potter books', like now. :) So glad to be following along now!


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  5. I'm excited to be a part of the giveaway with you and follow along and your blog! :)

  6. yuck to the weather. we've been having amazing warm weather for October but now the rain is rolling in. wishing you some sunshine and warmth!!

    Vodka and Soda

  7. Those brownie batter bars sound AMAZING! Send some to Ottawa?
    Also, that rain sounds absolutely horrible!


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