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Throwback Thursday (8)

Posted April 7, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

TBT This week’s throwback picture features two little munchkins who are grown now. Ahbrey and Brooke. photo (40) These are my brother Pete’s kids and Ahbrey is in 4th grade now while Brooke is in 2nd. Ahbrey already has a phone, has dyed her hair, gets her eyebrows done bi-weekly and has two piercings. Yeah, crazy huh? While Brooke is little Miss makeup. She’s going to be one of those teenagers that has her own YouTube channel and teaches people who to contour correctly and all that madness. But this picture? This picture reminds me of when they were the cutest little human beings and when Brooke was fat. She’s so skinny now. Woot!

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Throwback Thursday (7)

Posted March 31, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 1 Comment

TBT I’ve been slacking when it comes to this feature but I’m going to work harder to be better about it. To start things off again, check out my baby Esmeralda. IMG_0262 I can’t believe that little girl in the picture is now 17 years old. Where has the time gone?

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Week in Books (15)

Posted March 22, 2016 by Rowena in Books, Features | 0 Comments

week-in-books This week went by really fast but I got a lot of reading done. This week was also Lukey’s 6th birthday so we celebrated that at Disneyland (on Thursday) and then again on Saturday at Mulligans (a family fun center for all you non-So Cal residents). Here’s our turn up picture at the ever famous Birthday Green Wall. Lukes 6th Birthday Turn Up As you can probably guess, we had load of fun for Lukey’s birthday. …and now, on with the books. Currently Reading Eight Ways to Ecstasy Eight Ways to Ecstasy (Art of Passion #2 ) by Jeanette Grey.
In this stunningly sensual sequel to Seven Nights to Surrender, acclaimed author Jeanette Grey reunites readers with a young artist and the man who’ll stop at nothing to have her . . . EIGHT WAYS TO ECSTASY Kate Reid’s whirlwind romance with billionaire playboy Rylan Bellamy complicated her life in ways she’d worked to avoid. She’d fallen hard for his flirtatious charm and given him the one thing no other man had: her trust. Just as Kate began to imagine a future with Rylan, everything fell apart. Now she’s starting over in New York…but even the glittering streets of Manhattan can’t erase the memory of Rylan knocking her off her feet and sweeping her into the most erotic, unforgettable week of her life. It’s been months, and Rylan still can’t forget Kate. Months since he bared his soul at her feet. Months since he drove away the only woman to ever make him feel. Kate changed his world and now Rylan is determined to win her back-no matter what it takes. After crossing an ocean to reach her, he makes a deal with Kate: One more week, for one more chance. Now it’s up to Rylan to show Kate all the ways they fit together . . . and prove that this player has met his perfect match.
I’m just about done with this book and it is just as enjoyable as the last book. Rylan is just as sexy and mysterious though he’s trying to be less mysterious so that Kate (and us, the readers) can get to know him. He wants to share himself with Kate and it’s hitting me right in the feels because he was so standoffish in the last book, so reserved and seeing him let go…I’m digging it. Read
Nobody but You Nobody but You (Cedar Ridge #3) by Jill Shalvis | 4 out of 5 All Chained Up (Devils Rock #1) by Sophie Jordan | 4 out of 5 Ignite (Wildwood #1) by Karen Erickson | 4 out of 5 Undecided by Julianna Keyes | 4.25 out of 5 This One Moment by Stina Lindenblatt | 2 out of 5 Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott | 4 out of 5
My favorite read of the week is hands down Undecided by Julianna Keyes. The romance between Crosbie and Nora was too freaking sweet. I loved it. I adored Crosbie and thought he was such a fantastic love interest. I loved that she fell for the best friend, the wingman and not the main attraction. I loved that Crosbie was afraid he wouldn’t get the girl and that Nora proved him wrong. I loved these two even when they were getting on my nerves with their boneheaded thoughts and actions. The feels were real in this book. My least favorite read of the week goes to This One Moment by Stina Lindenblatt. I could not connect with either of the main leads. Nolan’s reasons and thought processes made me want to punch his lights out and Hailey got on my nerves too. They were best friends, they should have talked more…especially since they were trying to find their way back to each other and the whole thing with the actress and Nolan going back? Hurting Hailey the way that he did? Ugh. Wasn’t a fan of that. He should have handled that a lot better than he did. I just…wasn’t a fan of a lot that happened in the book. Reviewed
Fully Ignited (Boston Fire #3) by Shannon Stacey
Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
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I didn’t get any new review books since I went a little crazy requesting books last week. I’m waiting on one eARC but I haven’t gotten that yet. I’ll list it next week. There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?

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Throwback Thursday (6)

Posted March 17, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

TBT These three have been close for as long as I can remember. They’re still extremely close with their different personalities and hectic schedules. They fight and bicker like sisters but they’re tight as can be. This picture shows that that’s always been the case when it comes to them. IMG_4218
L-R: Cheridan, Brenna, Kenna
Haha, Kenna’s teeth look like Lukey’s teeth now, Brenna is still the middle man for everything concerning the three of these guys and Cheridan is still as goofy as she appears in this picture. 99s This is them now and as you can see, they still like to stand in the same order. Haha.

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Friday Five (6)

Posted March 11, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 1 Comment

Friday Five Today’s five things are just random thoughts and recaps from the past week. [1] First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY HENRY! Today is my brother’s birthday and I hope he’s having an amazing day! [2] Brenna and I had dinner with a close family friend and it was so good to catch up with her. Brenna is close with Lilo and we haven’t seen her in months because she’s got the travel bug and is always out of town. We had a nice dinner, caught up with each other and made plans to keep in better touch. We also tried the Monkey Bread Pazookie at BJ’s and holy shit, that thing is amazing! [3] I’m a nerd. My book club is meeting on Monday and I have spent this week preparing the discussion and…I made a test. I hope everyone read the book. Haha. [4] Work has been a drag this week, not because I’m hating my job or anything like that. There’s this one co-worker of mine that annoys the shit out of me. Her laugh makes me want to punch her throat in, her constant complaining and bitching makes me want to kick her in the cooch and just everything about her makes me see red. I can’t wait to not have to see her everyday. [5] Sunday is Meghan’s birthday so….
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I’m so ready for this week to be done.

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