Author: Rowena

Happy 17th Birthday Brenna!

Posted March 3, 2016 by Rowena in Personal | 2 Comments

17 years ago, Brenna was born and my life was forever changed.

Every year, she grows more and more into her own person and I am so stinkin’ proud of the young woman she is today. She is one of the sweetest, funniest and easy going people that I have ever met and her sunny disposition makes her a constant favorite of everyone she comes across.

Happy Birthday to my favorite cotton picker looking, makes me laugh until my sides hurt, pisses me off over the smallest of things but is the very best part of me kid, Brenna. I love you more than you know and am so proud that you’re my kid. You’re a blessing to everyone that knows you and I hope you have an amazing day.

Brenna 17

…and with you out of the playoffs, you guys can definitely go to Justin Bieber this month! Turn up!

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Week in Books (13)

Posted March 1, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments


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It’s been a couple of days since Redondo lost to West in the semi finals and I’m still not over it. I should be because there’s always next year, right? But ugh, it’s freaking West. I hate that damn school.

We’re out of the running for another CIF Championship ring this year but life moves on right? Hell, I hope so. The girls are already planning for next season so that’s something, right? Yep.

Now…on to the books.

Currently Reading

Because of Miss Bridgerton
Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1) by Julia Quinn.

Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places…

This is not one of those times.

Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband… someday.

Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should…

Or not.

There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he’s arrogant, annoying, and she’s absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can’t stand the sight of him, either.

But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor…

Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can’t abide is the one person they can’t live without…

I just finished my last book (I didn’t like it at all) and have yet to start this book but it’s my plan to start this book on my lunch hour today. Wish me luck!


Sweet Seduction by Daire St. Denis | 2 out of 5
Fully Ignited (Boston Fire #3) by Shannon Stacey | 3.5 out of 5
The CEO’s Unexpected Child by Andrea Laurence | 2 out of 5
The Forbidden Temptation by Anne Mather | 1 out of 5

I read a bunch of duds this week so hands down my favorite read goes to Fully Ignited by Shannon Stacey. No more Harlequin categories for me. They just don’t do a damn thing for me.


I don’t have any new reviews up at Book Binge since the last one I posted last week. I need to get to work on that since I have a lot of reviews to write. Maybe next week…:)


I didn’t buy anything this week but that’s probably going to change in the next day or so. I just remembered there was a book that I wanted to get but I can’t remember what the book was. Ehh, I’m getting old.

For Review

Ignite by Karen Erickson

There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?

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Friday Five (5)

Posted February 26, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

Friday Five

This week’s post will feature the five movies that I’m looking forward to watching.

[1] Me Before You.

I read this book for book club last year and it destroyed me for a good two weeks. I laughed, I cried, I happy sighed and then I ugly cried. I didn’t think that I would want to see the movie, knowing what happens in the book but after seeing the trailer…screw it. I want to see it. How can I pass up Finnick and Khaleesi? Like Kenna, this movie had me at Ed Sheeran. 🙂

[2] Allegiant.

I’m here for Four. I have always been here for Four. I’m not even mad about what happens in the book. All I care about is Four. I’m definitely watching this movie.

[3] Suicide Squad.

This one looks good. It looks funny and action packed and just right for what I’m always in the mood for. I’m in.

[4] Deadpool.

I’ve heard a lot about this movie. Some good, some bad but it’s Ryan Reynolds so I’ve always been interested in watching it. So this is on my to be watched list.

[5] 13 Hours.

Well would you look at Jim Halpert, all sexy and shit. I’m way interested in watching this movie because it looks good, it’s based on a true story and it features a whole bunch of hotties.

I’m sure there are more but these are the five that stand out for me.

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Good Eats: Porto’s

Posted February 25, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Good Eats Foodie Club

Downey Portos
8233 Firestone Blvd
Downey, CA 90241

Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 6:30 am – 8:30 pm, Sunday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

It’s the second month of the year and I got together with my friends to try a new to us place again. Well, new to some of us. This month we did lunch and we drove out to Downey to try out Porto’s. Did you guys know that Porto’s is the #1 food place choice on Yelp? Mulu and Therese haven’t eaten there yet so we went so they can try it out for themselves.

Porto’s is known for its potato balls and bakery but they have great sandwiches and salads as well. I didn’t take any pictures of our food but we tried something from everywhere. Theresa had the Raspberry Mojito (great), I tried the Caprese sandwich with banana chips (good), Mulu and Hanah had the Turkey Croissant sandwich (yum) and then we tried chocolate croissants, beef empenadas and the creme brulee. Everything was good, very tasty. Not one complaint.

Portos Downey

This place was great and it got two thumbs up from all of us. If you’re going to the Porto’s in Downey on a Saturday, make sure you have the time cause there’s always a line that wraps around the building. On the upside, the lines move fast so you won’t spend your entire day there.

Next month is Dinner and we’re thinking Indian…but we shall see.

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