Friday, August 29, 2014

5 Words: Week 84

Hello lovelies, so last week I did a theme week and I really enjoyed it, so I decided to do another theme this week! This weeks theme is words beginning with F.

Here's this weeks 5 Words...

Fash - To trouble; bother; annoy.

Famble - To stammer.

Ferly - A wonder; something strange or marvelous.

Flizzen - To laugh with the whole face.

Foist - To pass off as genuine, valuable, or worthy.

So that's it for this week, don't forget to check back on Sunday for a little inspiration!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

August Goals Update

Hey y'all, I hope you're having a great week! This month has been crazy, with me moving, not having internet, and being sick I really didn't accomplish everything I wanted to accomplish. 
However, I will say one thing I'm proud of is the fact that I finally finished my new blog design. I started working on my blog design back in June and it's just been all over the place. 

Over the past few months, I've experimented with a lot of different colors, backgrounds, and headers, but in the end I realized that a simple white background is what I love best. I also designed a blog header that I really love and I installed blog buttons that were super easy to install!

So what do you think? Let me know below what you think of my new blog design!

Sign up for the September 13 ACT test date.
Review Algebra 1 Part 1 & Part 2 and take final exam!
Start working on admissions essays.
Plan Nashville trip.
Start and finish English 2 Part 1 & Part 2
Clean out my closet before moving!
Read 3 books.
Finish new blog design!
Find a Neurologist and schedule an appointment.
Lose 5 pounds!

5 out of 10!

Review Algebra 1 Part 1 & Part 2 and take final exam!  &  Start and finish English 2 Part 1 & Part 2
This month I actually took a break from school. It wasn't intentional, but it was a much-needed and well-deserved break. I've been working all year long and I haven't taken any breaks, I've even worked through holidays and weekends! So this month was my break month, I started back on Monday and honestly I feel so much better, my brain really needed a rest!
Obviously I didn't get either school related goal done but I'm okay with that. I also found out I won't be able to start working on my next English class quite just yet. I was hoping my school would let me start working on my English class while I finished up my other classes, but they won't, so it looks like September will be Algebra and Geometry month! Yikes!!!

Start working on admissions essays.
I also didn't get to start on this, not having any internet for pretty much the entire month has really screwed up my plans, so I think I'm going to start writing my essays this weekend.

Plan Nashville trip.
No internet= no planning getting done!

Lose 5 Pounds!
Ha! I knew this was a long shot when I made this goal, I just didn't realize how impossible this was going to be this month. Between moving houses and also being in bed sick for two weeks, I didn't lose a pound.

Sp that is all for this months goals update, I hope you enjoyed it!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Book Review: Lindsey Brookes - Loving Ellie

Today I will be reviewing 'Loving Ellie' by Lindsey Brookes, copy received courtesy Netgalley.
         'Loving Ellie' is a Romance Novel, it is 251 pages long, and took me about five hours to read. And it is available at Amazon for $2.99 (eBook) and at Barnes and Noble for $11.75 (paperback).

Book Stats

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 251 pages

Release Date: February 10, 2014

Book Synopsis:

Ellie Sanders is pregnant and alone. Carrying a child she'd conceived the one and only time she's lain with her closest friend, Jarrett Tanner. A man she's agreed to marry for the sake of their child. A man she'd loved, but not as he's deserved. And now he was gone.

Lucas Tanner returns home to settle his younger brother Jarrett's estate only to discover his brother left behind a very pregnant fiancee. Having lost his own wife and their baby she'd been carrying years before, he's bound and determined to stick around and make sure Ellie's child makes it safely into the world. Even if it means facing the ghosts of his past.

Struggling financially and emotionally, Ellie is torn between keeping her baby and giving it up for adoption. She wants to give her child the chance she never had - to be raised by two loving parents. If only she could make Lucas understand. And, if only she wasn't falling for a man with no heart left to give.

Lucas finds himself wanting more. Wanting Ellie. But what if he gives in to his deepening feelings and loses her, too?

One fears abandonment. The other fears loss. Can Ellie and Lucas put their painful pasts behind them and finally find true happiness? Or are the emotional walls they've built up around their hearts too strong to tear down?

So what did I think? 5 Stars

Like: That there was no mention of technology.
Dislike: Nothing.
Age Rating: 15 and up.

Would I recommend it?

Yes, I definitely recommend reading this book, once I finally started reading it, I couldn't put it down! I think this is a book that people who like romance novels, but don't like the sex scenes and all the other stuff that comes with most romance novels. This is a very clean romance novel, there is no mention of sex nor is it implied.

When I first saw this book on Netgalley I knew immediately that I wanted to read it. After I downloaded it, I let it set for a few days before I started to read it, and because of that I forgot what the book was about and I had no way of finding out, so I read on. Once I got into the book I remembered which book it was that I was reading, and I was immediately happy.

My favorite thing about 'Loving Ellie' is that it doesn't rely on constantly referencing to today's technology, books, music, products, etc. I feel like this is a book that could be read a hundred years from now and the reader isn't going to be wondering what the heck the characters are talking about.

Even though I ended up using all of the data on my phone to read this book and got charged $15 for another GB, I definitely think it was worth it to get to finish reading this book. I really enjoyed reading this book and I can't wait to read more books from Lindsey Brookes!

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review!
Will you be buying this book? Let me know below!


Friday, August 22, 2014

5 Words: Week 83

Hey y'all, I'm back! We're finally starting to get settled in to the new place and our internet will be hooked up on Monday. So far everything is going great, I've been sick, but I'm starting to feel better and I'm ready to get back to my normal routine!

 It's been a while since I've done a 5 Words theme so I decided today would be the perfect day to bring that back! This weeks them is words starting with the letter C. 

Here's this weeks 5 Words...

Copiousness - The property of a more than adequate quantity or supply.

Cornucopia - The horn of the goat that suckled Zeus, which broke off and became filled with fruit. In folklore, it became full of whatever its owner desired.

Cloistered - Secluded from the world; sheltered.

Chimerical - Unreal; imaginary; visionary.

Copacetic - In excellent order.

So that's all for this week, check back on Sunday for a little bit of inspiration!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weekly Inspiration

Goal: When you feel like complaining remember everything you have to be thankful for.

Friday, August 15, 2014

5 Words: Week 82

Hello lovelies, happy Friday, I hope you all have a great day.

So for now, here's this weeks 5 Words...

Alfresco - In the open air.

Burgeon - Begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.

Chyron - An electronically generated caption superimposed on a television or movie screen.

Eunoia - The shortest English word containing all five main vowel graphemes.

Fribble - A frivolous or foolish person.

Well that's all for this week, don't forget to check back on Sunday for a little bit of inspiration!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Top 10 Tuesdays: 10 Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish .
This week's theme: Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read

John Green - The Fault In Our Stars
Sun Tzu - The Art of War
Graeme Simsion - The Rosie Project
Dave Pelzer - A Child Called "It"
Laurie Halse Anderson - Speak
Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
Atul Gawande - Complications
James P. Carse - Finite and Infinite Games
Marti Olsen Laney - The Introvert Advantage
Emile Zola - Therese Raquin

So there's my Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read, let me know below what you think! 


P.S.  I scheduled this post ahead of time, if I have internet by the time this post goes live then I'll link it up on The Broke and the Bookish's website, if not, then this week I just won't link up.

Monday, August 11, 2014

August Playlist

Hello lovelies, I hope you had a great weekend! We should have internet in a few days, this is a scheduled post, and so there's not much I can tell you!
Recently I've been listening to a lot of my old favorite songs and so I thought I'd share them with you! 

When I look at playlists from other bloggers I always enjoy seeing older songs and so that's what I wanted to share with you today, I hope enjoy it and let me know what you think below!

So that's all for today, I hope you liked this months playlist! Don't forget to check back tomorrow for another scheduled post!


Friday, August 8, 2014

5 Words: Week 81

Happy Friday lovelies, I hope you had a great week and I hope you have a good weekend! I know some of you go back to school next week, so enjoy the last few days of  your Summer vacation!

I know I didn't keep to my normal posting schedule this week, and sadly I probably won't be able blog much next week. As I mentioned last week and earlier this week, I'm moving today and I'm not sure when I'll have internet again, but I'll keep you updated, and hopefully our internet will be hooked up  by the end of next week!

Saccharin - A sweet-tasting synthetic compound used in food and drink as a substitute for sugar.

Tepidness - Lukewarmness: A warmness resembling the temperature of the skin.

Haptic - Of or relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception.

Empasm - A perfumed powder sprinkled on the body to mask the odor of sweat.

Esculent - Fit to be eaten; edible.

Well that's all for this week, don't forget to check back on Sunday for a little bit of inspiration!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Liebster Award

Hey y'all, I'm so excited to share with you today that I've been nominated for the Liebster Award by Cathleen over at Classy Cathleen !

If you read a lot of blogs then you probably know what the Liebster Award is, but just in case you don't here's the rules...

1. Post 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions created by the person who nominated you, then create your own set for the people who are going to nominate!
3. Choose 11 people (that have under 200 followers) to nominate and link them to your post .
4. Let the people you nominated know they've been tagged. No tag backs!

11 Facts About Me:

-I live in Kentucky.
- I can't wait for fall to get here!
-My favorite beauty brand is Clinique.
- In elementary school I won first place in state in a writing competition.
-I'm allergic to everything, except dogs!
- I plan on studying Psychology and Counseling and one day hope to be an Eating Disorder counselor.
-Since I'm moving I'm trying to downsize my book collection and it's making me really sad.
- I cut my hair last week and my hair hasn't been this short since I was in elementary school.
-I sleep with 10 pillows on my bed.
-I can't swim.
-I have an obsession with Vanilla scented candles.

11 Questions from Cathleen:

1.Do you have any pets? If not... What kind of pet would you have?
-If I could have any pet it would be a Golden Retriever!

2. Who is your inspiration? (Style, attitude, etc.)
Taylor Swift. Her style is so simple and classy, and she's always nice to people.

3.What is your favorite quote?
-"You can't play it safe your whole life and expect to reach your highest potential. You've got to be willing to take some risk."- Joel Osteen

4. How long have you been blogging, and why did you start your blog?
- I will be celebrating my two year blog anniversary next month. When I first started blogging it was just to prove to myself that I can keep a blog going for more than just a few weeks, then it just turned into something I love doing and now I can't imagine not blogging.

5. What is your favorite season?
-Winter! And Fall!

6. Would you rather visit France or England?

7. What is your favorite thing to do over the weekend?
-Read. I also love to sleep!

8. What do you hope to get out of blogging?
- I just want to have a place to write. 

9. What three words would you use to describe you?
-Loyal. Honest. Understanding.

10. What are 5 of your favorite foods?
-Pickles. Pizza. Mashed potatoes. Strawberry cheesecake. Chicken.

My questions for my nominees!
1. What are your top five favorite songs?
2.  What is one thing you couldn't live without?
3. What are your favorite kind of posts to write?
4. What kind of camera do you use?
5. Where do you find your inspiration?
6. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
7.  What is your favorite book?
8. Which blogs do you check daily?
9. What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
10. Do you prefer heels or flats?
11. What is your funniest memory?

And here's my 11 nominees...

And again I would like to thank Cathleen for nominating me!


Monday, August 4, 2014

August Goals

Hello lovelies, I hope the new month is off to a great start for you! This month for me is going to be very busy! Starting this week I'm moving, signing up to take the ACT again, planning my trip to Nashville next month, and so much more!

Sign up for the September 13 ACT test date.
Review Algebra 1 Part 1 & Part 2 and take final exam!
Start working on admissions essays.
Plan Nashville trip.
Start and finish English 2 Part 1 & Part 2
Clean out my closet before moving!
Read 3 books.
Finish new blog design!
Find a Neurologist and schedule an appointment.
Lose 5 pounds!

I know it sounds like a lot, and it is, but I'm ready for it! I'm really happy, and I have a lot of motivation!


Friday, August 1, 2014

5 Words: Week 80

Hello lovelies, welcome to August! 
This month is going to be a very busy, I have a lot of family birthdays to attend and of course I'm going to be hitting up some of those amazing back-to-school sales!
 I've also started writing college essays and I sent in my first college application last week! Next week I'll be signing up for the September ACT and I have to start studying for that, and there's so much more I have to do and not enough time!
So for now let's just get back to this week's 5 Words...

Dulcet - (especially of sound) sweet and soothing (often used ironically).

Frigorific - Causing cold; cooling or freezing.

Mawkish - Sentimental in a feeble or sickly way.

Mellifluous - (Of a voice or words) Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear.

Rufescent - Tinged with red or rufous.

That's all for this week, don't forget to check back Sunday for a little bit of inspiration.