Our Book Club takes a break during the summer months, but of course I still love to read! I found this title through Good Reads and thought it sounded interesting. It was definitely interesting. I really liked it, but I can't say I loved it because there were 2 major things that I really disliked. If I could cut those 2 things out then I would have loved it.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I just finished our title for June and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My husband picked it up from the library for me, then tells me he'd hate to read that story. He had read the inside of the dust jacket, so I proceeded to do the same. Then I was mad. I like knowing nothing about a book when I first pick it up. But I responded, this is the type of story I love to read. And I did love reading it! I'm a sucker for happy endings and this one got it...eventually (43 years later). It was amazing to go inside the mind of a deaf man who is unable to communicate with others at all and into the mind of a developmentally delayed woman and into the mind of a widow turned superhero. I'm so sad for all the people that were put away back then, but so happy for all the Martha's in the world. I hope I would do exactly what she did. Love- it is just all that matters!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
For May, Rhonda chose The Language of Flowers. I can't wait to get it from the library!
On my recent trip with my mom and sisters I picked up Heaven Is Here. I've been reading the Nienie Dialogues for years and I was excited to finally read her book. Um, I probably shouldn't have read it while I was flying- not that I was scared our plane would crash, but because I was crying and had to keep blowing my nose which is one of my very least favorite things to do in public. It's a beautiful story about a beautiful woman. She is truly amazing!
Saturday, April 6, 2013
My mother introduced me to the world of Mackenzie Childs and I am loving their new Playhouse Collection. It would match our "Cirque du Soleil" playroom so well! The only problem is the cost, the table is $900 and each chair is $525, so to get the table and 4 chairs would be a mere $3,000. Slightly out of our budget, ha!
Love this wee wingback chair for kids too, it's $795 (their adult wingbacks go for $4,900), the stool is $295, and the rug is $425. They also have a rocking chair I love that's only $495.
Sigh! Why do I have champagne taste when I'm on a beer budget? And I don't even drink alcohol, ha ha!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
I just finished reading Wildwood. It was a fun read. It took me a while to get into it, but I enjoyed it. It's going to be a series though- ugh! What have I gotten myself into?
I saw this Wildwood on my niece's GoodReads. After reading its desription I want to read it too. However, it's going to be a series too...
We picked this up at the library tonight for Leonard. He used to work for Earl H. Fry back in his BYU days (in fact there are 2 tables in the book that Len created back in the day). We've exchanged Christmas cards with Earl and his wife for years. The title makes me sad, but the subtitle gives me hope. I should read this when he's finished.
Kaleb and Noé have been reading the Percy Jackson series. I'd like to read them too.
However, the story continues in another series: Heroes of Olympus, but it won't be complete until 2014. I love reading, but hate waitng for sequels. I've never claimed to be patient, ha ha!
Friday, March 1, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I'm so glad my daughter likes dolls. And that I get to play with her. I think the dolls she got for Christmas this year are my new favorites!
From Santa she got the Sweet Party line.
From her grandparents she got the Runway Vacay line.
*I NEED to get my doll designs manufactured. Trust me, they are just as cute as these!
I made some new ornaments for our Candyland tree.
I have made A LOT of ornaments in my day and these are my all-time FAVORITE! They were so easy : clear glass ornaments, hairspray, and glitter. And they look spectacular. I'm making more of these next year for our Winter Wonderland tree. I'll make 11 white and 1 light yellow to exchange for this white one.
I tried making felt peppermints again. Still not sure if I'm crazy about these. They look like candy citrus slices, ha ha! I may try a new pattern again next year.