I will start out by saying that I do not identify as Catholic. My grandparents were Catholic. My dad was raised Catholic. I attended a Catholic church until I was about 10 years old and have attended some Catholic masses on a semi-regular basis this year. But, I am not Catholic. I don't even know … Continue reading Gratitude
These things have put a smile on my face this month. Covergirl Oh Sugar! Lip Balm I'm not a big makeup girl. I actually prefer to go au natural for the most part. But, lately, I've been loving the Oh Sugar! lip balm by Covergirl. I picked up the shade Cupcake one day when I … Continue reading A few of my favorite things: October 2017
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Shadow of the Wind is a captivating story of love and loss. Mystery has not been my genre of choice since high school. The twists and turns throughout this book, however, kept me from putting it down. I read the whole book in one rainy weekend. It was the perfect book for a binge-read! … Continue reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved reading All the Light We Cannot See! Anthony Doerr is an excellent writer. He skillfully brought the characters and scenes to life. I found that I didn’t want to finish reading the book, only because I didn’t want the story to end. I highly recommend this book to others – particuarly if you enjoy historical … Continue reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amy’s book was fun and funny, with some emotion-provoking passages mixed in. It was also one of the heaviest books I’ve picked up since I had to tote around college textbooks. Within the first few pages, Amy dropped this truthbomb on us: I know enough now to know I know nothing. If that doesn’t sum up … Continue reading Yes Please by Amy Poehler
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book was on my personal development book list. While I didn’t feel like I could relate to Sheryl or her book (I am not a mom, nor do I work in the corporate world), I was wrong that there was nothing I could gain from reading Lean In. I’d recommend this to other women, regardless of … Continue reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
There's food. And then there's food. Homemade fudge, just like my Mamma used to make, is food. It is the kind of thing that doesn't just fill your tummy...it nourishes your heart and soul. One piece can make a good day great and a bad day better. Mamma used to send a shoebox-full (literally) of fudge to … Continue reading Food for the Heart and Soul
People, places, and things. The way food tastes and smells. The sweet stench of a cigar or the wiff of a fine cologne. All of these little details can transcend the present and transport you to another place in time. For me, it is the taste of fudge, the marshmallows from Lucky Charms, or a … Continue reading Memories.