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Monthly Recap: June & July 2017

Posted August 23, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

I have been sorely lacking in getting any posts written for this blog. I’ve been busy, lazy, not in the mood…you name it, I was it. I’m slowly starting to get back in the thick of things so wish me luck. I missed my June monthly recap so I’ll just add the jist of things here. It’s not like I have much to report, book wise for June anyway.

What I Did

 Bren, Ken, & Cher graduated from High School and Makaela was promoted from middle school to High School. Bren and Ken will be attending our local junior college while Cher leaves for Utah this coming Friday to start her freshman year of college at BYU, Provo. Makaela has joined the North High Volleyball team and I’m sure she’s going to do great things. We met Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma in Las Vegas. In July, we traveled to Las Vegas for the girls last Club tournament with the Mustangs. It was hot as hell and the girls played game after game after game and on our first night of games, we had dinner at Raising Caines and one of the newest Lakers ate right next to us so of course we welcomed him to Los Angeles and got a picture with him. Fun times!

What I Read

1. The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young | 4 out of 5 2. The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean | 5 out of 5 3. Wired by Julie Garwood | 3.5 out of 5 4. Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon (re-read) | 4 out of 5 6. I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne | 4 out of 5 7. Dating You, Hating You by Christine Lauren | 4 out of 5 8. Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5 9. Stay by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy | 4.25 out of 5 10. Some Kind of Hero by Sherrilyn Kenyon | 3.5 out of 5 11. Lucky in Love by Kasie West | 3.25 out of 5 12. How to Change a Life by Stacey Ballis | 3 out of 5 13. Ready to Run by Lauren Layne | 3.5 out of 5 14. When It’s Real by Erin Watt | 4.25 out of 5 15. The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare | 4.5 out of 5 16. The Perfectly Imperfect Match by Kendra C. Highley | 3.25 out of 5

What I Reviewed

Lucky in Love by Kasie West True Love and Other Disasters (Chinooks Hockey Team #4) by Rachel Gibson Wired (Buchanan-Renard #13) by Julie Garwood Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon Fair Play by Deirdre Martin Coming Up for Air (Hundred Oaks #8) by Miranda Kenneally I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford #4) by Lauren Layne Some Kind of Hero (Troubleshooters #17) by Suzanne Brockmann The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young Second Chance Season (Grand Valley #2) by Liora Blake Stay (WAGS #2) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy The Day of the Duchess (Scandal & Scoundrel #3) by Sarah MacLean Black Tie Optional (Wild Weddings #1) by Ann Marie Walker The Girl with the Make Believe Husband (Rokesbys #2) by Julia Quinn Shadow Readper (Shadows #2) by Christine Feehan Revenge (Lawless #3) by Lexi Blake Silver Silence (Psy/Changelings Trinity #1) by Nalini Singh An Affair with a Notorious Heiress (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James #4) by Lorraine Heath

What I Bought Or was Gifted

I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford #4) by Lauren Layne Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren Once and For All by Sarah Dessen My Roommates Girl by Julianna Keyes Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews White Hot by Ilona Andrews Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews Shacking Up by Helena Hunting When It’s Real by Erin Watt

What I Got for Review

The Final Score (Play by Play #13) by Jaci Burton The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1) by Tessa Dare A Duke in Shining Armor (Difficult Dukes #1) by Loretta Chase If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout Ready to Run (I Do, I Don’t #1) by Lauren Layne Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis Arm Candy (Real Love #2) by Jessica Lemmon

What I Listened To

Perfect by Ed Sheeran
This has gotten some major play on my Apple Music. I still love the hell out of this song…in August.

What I Watched on TV

Loving all of these shows, except Suits. I love the show but this season is pretty boring.

What Movies I Watched

John Wick (2014) (re-watch) | 4 out of 5 The Art of Us (2017) | DNF Wonder Woman (2017) | 4.25 out of 5 Life As We Know It (2010) | 4.5 out of 5 Something Borrowed (2011) | 4 out of 5 Bad Date Chronicles (2017) | 3 out of 5 Bound & Babysitting (2015) | 4.25 out of 5 My Favorite Wedding (2017) | 3.5 out of 5 The Russell Girl (2008) | 4.5 out of 5 Loving Leah (2009) | 4 out of 5 Portrait of Love (2015) | 3 out of 5 A Wish for Christmas (2015) | 3.5 out of 5 Chance at Romance (2013) | 3 out of 5 Sand Castle (2017) | 4 out of 5
There you have it…all of the things that I did in June and July. Did you do any fun things?Read any good books? Watch any fab movies?

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Throwback Thursday (21)

Posted February 23, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 6 Comments

TBT As usual, this week’s Throwback Thursday features my girls. Bren, Ken and Cher. This was in sixth grade, we drove into L.A. County after winning state with our club basketball team in San Diego. They wanted to go straight to the cemetery to share their gold medals with my Mom. Mom died in April and this picture was taken in June or July after her funeral so there’s no headstone yet. They look like babies. Gah, they’re so grown now. 🙁
From L-R: Cheridan, Brenna, Makenna
I love these girls!

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Throwback Thursday (19)

Posted February 9, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 6 Comments

TBT This week’s Throwback Thursday features my gals. Bren, Ken and Cher. Brenna, Makenna and Cheridan were 5 years old in this picture. This was before they started Kindergarten. This picture was taken at the elementary school’s family fun night. A night where the school puts on carnival for the families and there are games, activities, food trucks and all that other goodness. This night was a fun one. The kids had a great time, we ate kettle corn and Asian tacos. These three lovelies are seniors in high school and will be graduating in the next few months. I’m so sad that they’re not this little anymore. I miss them at this age. Gah.

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Lunch with the 99’s

Posted May 25, 2016 by Rowena in Miscellaneous | 4 Comments

99s One of my absolute favorite things to do is to have lunch with the 99’s. If you’re new to this blog and my life, then the 99’s are Brenna (my daughter), Cheridan (my sister’s kid), Makenna (my other sister’s kid) and Kaleo (my other, other sister’s kid). Kaleo lives in Colorado so it’s not often that he comes to lunch with us and for this post, he wasn’t there…it was just the girls. So we’re at Panda Express having lunch and the following conversation happens: Cheridan: I wonder how much rice these guys have to make a day. I would hate that job. I’m still salty that you guys kept making fun of my rice for the graduation party. Brenna: Yeah, I get nervous when I have to make big pots of rice. Makenna: It’s okay, someone else made worse rice than you at the graduation, Cher. Brenna: Oh yeah, Chloe! Cheridan: Oh well, someone was making her cry maybe. Was that back when her and Raymond [Chloe’s ex boyfriend] were ending? Brenna: Well her tears didn’t go in the rice cause it was dry. Bwahahahahahaha, this is the kind of shit that they talk about and it never fails to crack me the heck up. I love my girls!

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