Throwback Thursday (4)

Posted January 7, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments


The first Throwback Thursday of 2016 takes us back to my days as a Lady Saxon at North High School. This picture was taken at the Black and White dance during my sophomore year at North.


Back: Me, Nicole Front: Dee

Ha! We were babies. My daughter is older right now than I was when I took this picture. Oh man does time fly by.

I lost touch with Nicole so I have no idea how she’s doing or what she’s up to these days but Dee is family so I know that she lives in Utah with her husband and three kids. She’s still as cute as ever and my favorite Mataalii (that’s not related to me). What’s funny is that I don’t remember much about this dance, I just remember taking this picture and that’s it. That’s how you know you’re old. Oh well.

Until next week, enjoy this blast from my past!


Week in Books (5)

Posted January 4, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments


Currently Reading

My Kind of Wonderful
My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2) by Jill Shalvis.


Bailey Moore has an agenda: skiing in the Rockies, exploring castles in Europe, ballroom dancing in Argentina. Now that she has a second lease on life, she’s determined not to miss a thing. What she doesn’t realize is that item #1 comes with a six-foot-one ski god hot enough to melt a polar ice cap. She doesn’t want to miss out on him either, but Hudson Kincaid isn’t the type of guy to love and let go. And as gorgeous as Cedar Ridge is, she’s not planning to stick around.

As head of ski patrol at his family’s resort, Hud thinks he’s seen it all. But never has he run into someone like Bailey. She might look delicate, but her attitude is all firecracker. And her infectious joy touches something deep within him that he’s been missing far too long. Now he’ll just have to convince Bailey to take a chance on her biggest adventure yet . . . something rare and all kinds of wonderful.

I never started My American Duchess because I saw that I never read this book so I started it over the long weekend but didn’t get very far into it. I blame Hawaii 5-0. I haven’t been able to stop watching that show long enough to do much else.

So far, the book is good. It’s a little different in the sense that the heroine is a cancer survivor and her hair is still growing back and she’s still a bit frail from her fight with cancer but I’m finding that I’m really digging getting to know Bailey. So far, she’s rocking my socks. And Hudson? Yeah, Hud is just as big a stud as I knew he was going to be.


Nothing. With the holidays and my marathon of Hawaii 5-0, reading took a back seat this week.


Seven Nights to Surrender by Jeanette Grey
One Kings Way by Samantha Young

New Additions

Against the Wall by Jill Sorenson

Eric and Meghan’s book! I can’t wait to dig into this book, like for real. *squee*

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

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Happy New Year!

Posted January 1, 2016 by Rowena in Miscellaneous | 2 Comments

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Happy New Year!

I hope that your 2015 was amazing and that you accomplished everything that you set out to. If you’re like me and you didn’t…screw it, there’s always 2016. 😉

New Year, New Me

Don’t let anyone give you shit about that new year, new me shit. You do what you want to do and make the most of 2016.

As for myself, I’m going to be a better blogger and person. I’m going to keep going to Church and get myself back on the straight and narrow. It’s a long road but I enjoy going to Church and I enjoy the lessons taught. I’m also going to not let things get to me this year. I’m going to do as much as I can and be okay with that. I’m not going to let shit get to me at work and at home.

But that’s for the new year, right now I’m going to take a page out of Snoop’s book and be like…

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Just kidding, I’ll mostly be ringing the New Year in like this:

reading in bed

However you ring in the New Year, be good and be safe!

See you in 2016!

– Ween