Monday, July 29, 2013

[more book reviews]

The white people are coming and they are taking over the land. To help the integration of the two complete different people, the U.S. government agrees to send one thousand brides for Cheyenne warriors. So starts the journey of May Dodd and her fellow female friends into the unknown.   

The story is quite intriguing and there are great varieties of characters that keep you entertained as the story unfolds. There were many humorous parts that made me laugh out loud.

Caution: I would rate this book R as there are some explicit scenes and one portion of the story is disturbing.


Two completely different teenagers form a strong bond in the 1970’s that lasts a lifetime. Ups and downs of life at times separate them but the friendship endures and evolves. A glimpse to two women’s hearts and lives. 

There was enough substance to keep me interested all the way through. Some bad language throughout the book.


A professional hypnotherapist meets the perfect guy only to find out that his ex girlfriend stalks him.

What more do I need to say? I found the topic so refreshing and interesting. A highly entertaining read!


“There were a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he’d never do: He’d never leave New York City, never give his heart away after barely surviving one failed marriage, and never become a parent.”

Well, never say never, right? Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

I kept thinking I had read this book before. Certain aspects of the book seemed so familiar to me yet the story kept going to a totally different direction than I anticipated.

Another good book from Nicholas Sparks. Not great, but good.


Friday, July 26, 2013

[Haley Gibby]

Why has it taken me so long to discover Haley Gibby’s music? Love!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

[i heart you!]

It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to show love. In fact, I think it means even more when it's unexpected. These pipecleaner heart picks are super easy to make.

Chocolate heart surprise on the wall.

Many more great ideas at The Sweetest Occasion.

Monday, July 22, 2013

[I'm back! In case anyone noticed I was gone. :)]

Yes, we have been on a vacation and I have totally ignored my blog. I actually didn’t even have access to the Internet during our vacation and to my surprise; it was a nice break from it all. We drove down to California (added 6,400 kilometers to our new van), doing things along the way. I read many books and here’s a review of the two I liked the best.

Imagine a society where you are pretty much guaranteed great health, to have a successful marriage, to live until you’re 80, etc. Sounds good, right? Here’s the catch: You just have to give up one thing – your freedom to choose. Doesn’t sound that great anymore, does it? For example, you might be matched to someone who will become your perfect spouse, but you’re in love with someone else. Someone you shouldn’t be in love with and can’t have.

Loved these books! I can’t wait to read the third one in the series. I look forward to the movies they’ll make of these books. If you liked Hunger Games, you’ll like these books too.


Thursday, July 4, 2013

[chalkboard tags]


Aren't these chalk board gift tags adorable?

Head on over to Lia Griffit's website for this free printable. She has all kinds of other cute stuff in there too. Couple hours worth of browsing, I'm sure, in case you're looking for a lazy summer activity. J

Lia Griffith

ps. I was just thinking that this could be turned into a fun kids' activity. Have your kids draw a cute picture & a saying on a chalk board, take a picture of it, then print it on card board and cut into a tag. Easy to print many of them in any size you want.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

[book reviews]

This book is about two sisters running a farm in Texas. House guests, coping with a serious illness, a young girl's outlook on things… Those are some topics of the book. If you’re interested in old movies, then this might be a book for you. I’m not into old movies and all the dialogue about them was boring to me.

The book wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either. Just an ok read. I’ll only give it two out of three stars as I kept wishing I hadn't bought the book.


The aliens have come and have attacked the earth in waves. What happens during the fifth wave?

This book kept me interested all the way through and I didn't regret buying the book. It was quite grim at times but that is to be expected of books about alien invasions, right? 


Monday, July 1, 2013

[blog changes]

I have combined my two blogs.

Life is getting busier for me and if I want to keep blogging, I need to simplify by only having one blog.

Feelin' Blue will always be there but now you can find all it's blog posts over here too and from now on I will only update this blog. 

K.I.S.S. = Keep it simple, Silly! :)