Review: Telesa: The Covenant Keeper by Lani Wendt Young

Review: Telesa: The Covenant Keeper by Lani Wendt Young
15 June, 2015 / 0 Comments

Telesa: The Covenant Keeper (Telesa #1) by Lani Wendt Young My Copy: eBook, 399 pages Publication Date: August, 2011 Publisher: Self-published Source: Author When Leila moves to her new home, all she wants is a family, a place to belong. Instead she discovers the local ancient myths of the telesa spirit women are more than just scary stories. The more she finds out about her heritage, the more sinister her new home turns out to be. Embraced by a Covenant Sisterhood of earth’s elemental guardians – what will Leila choose? Her fiery birthright as a telesa? Or will she choose the boy who offers […]


What Makes a Good Blog?

What Makes a Good Blog?
9 June, 2015 / 7 Comments

After discussing what makes a good discussion post, I got to thinking about what it is that makes a good blog – a blog that draws followers and keeps people coming back.  There are many factors involved, I’m sure.  However, even if you do everything right, does it guarantee you will have lots of followers?  What draws others in and causes them to like your blog?? Design I see design as being a big factor when it comes to gaining followers.  I mean, really, it’s the first thing potential readers will see.  Before they even get to reading anything, they […]


Review: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker

Review: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker
8 June, 2015 / 6 Comments

One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2) by K.A. Tucker My Copy: Paperback Publication Date: June, 2013 Publisher: Atria Books Source: Library Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents’ tragic death and Kacey’s self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would…and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action. Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and […]


Honey in Coffee

Honey in Coffee
5 June, 2015 / 5 Comments

I had this thought not too long ago about the possibility of adding honey to my coffee as a healthier alternative to sugar.  I checked online to see if anyone had tried it and what they had to say about it.  The results I found were people thinking you needed to add more honey than you would sugar or people dismissing the idea because they didn’t think it would dissolve properly in coffee.  So, I wanted to put my opinion out there and add it to the masses. I tried this idea.  I put the exact amount of honey as I […]


A Look Back at May 2015

A Look Back at May 2015
4 June, 2015 / 2 Comments

Books Reviews Fallen by Lauren Kate | 4/5 stars Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll | 4.5/5 stars The Heir by Kiera Cass | 4.5/5 stars The Cage by Megan Shepherd | 4.5/5 stars Discussions What if Books Didn’t Have Covers? – This post had a great discussion! Blogging vs. Other Interests – I wish I had more time! What Makes a Good Discussion Post? – It’s so hard to know! Nails Discussions/Lists My Faves in Nails – I break down my favourites for you. Food Recipes   Discussions/Other Don’t Eat That! – a discussion of unhealthy versus healthy honey  


My Nails This Week: Nude Design

My Nails This Week: Nude Design
3 June, 2015 / 1 Comment

I got Zoya’s new Satin collection and this is my first time wearing a “nude” nail colour, so I thought I would play with it a little.  I felt like it needed some colour!  And what colour is better for Spring than pink? What do you think of this design? Let me know in the comments what you think, link me up to your own, or suggest a design for me to try!


I don’t read books with embarrassing covers

I don’t read books with embarrassing covers
2 June, 2015 / 9 Comments

You know those romance books with the half-naked dudes or with a man and a woman looking very intimate?  I see these books and I run from them.  I don’t know why, as it shouldn’t stop me from reading the book, but it does.  I find myself stopping from even beginning to read a synopsis if a cover looks embarrassing like this.  Even if I’m planning on getting an eBook of it! I seriously don’t mean to do this.  I just find these covers to be too embarrassing or too intimidating or…I don’t know!  There really is no good reason […]


Review: Icons by Margaret Stohl

Review: Icons by Margaret Stohl
1 June, 2015 / 0 Comments

Icons (Icons #1) by Margaret Stohl My Copy: Paperback, 429 pages Publication Date: May, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown Books Source: Traded for Your heart beats only with their permission. Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol’s family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn’t know it was fighting. Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside — safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can’t avoid. She’s different. She survived. Why? When Dol and her best friend, […]


Sharing a Cauliflower Tot Recipe

Sharing a Cauliflower Tot Recipe
29 May, 2015 / 0 Comments

Omg, I’m so in love with these cauliflower tots!  Gina is a genius!  This recipe is always a repeat visitor in my kitchen and will be for a long time! Why I love them Okay, seriously, these are one of the most amazing things I have tried when it comes to healthy recipes.  They are so delicious, you wouldn’t even know you were eating cauliflower.  I certainly don’t feel like I’m eating healthy when I’m eating these tots.  And they, surprisingly, taste very similar to the classic tater tots. I don’t have kids of my own, but I would imagine that […]


What Makes a Good Discussion Post?

What Makes a Good Discussion Post?
26 May, 2015 / 4 Comments

I often wonder just what makes a really good discussion post.  What key elements do you need in said post?  What decides whether you are going to get tons of traffic/comments or if it will just be left mostly unseen? This thought has come across my mind many a time, but it really sparked an interest when my post about the possibility of books not having covers became so popular.  A lot of people commented on that post (it’s one of my more popular posts in quite some time).  But why? I know I thought it would be fun and interesting […]