Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall Wishlist: Dresses

Hello lovelies, I hope you're having a great day! Today I decided I would show you some of the dresses I've been loving, I'm a big fan of Taylor Dresses and Eliza J dresses, so of course they made an appearance on this list!

I love the color of this dress, it's perfect for this fall.

I love blue dresses, it doesn't matter what shade of blue, I LOVE blue!

Something I love more than blue dresses is blue and black striped dresses!

I love wearing sweater dresses during the fall, depending on how cold it is I usually pair it with tights or leggings and of course boots!

My goal this fall is to buy more maxi dresses, I only have one and it's not really something I could wear in the Fall/Winter, so I definitely need more. I really like this one, but I'm not really sure how I would style it.

So that's all for today, will you be buying any of these dresses? Let me know what you think below!

Monday, September 29, 2014

September Favorites

Hello lovelies, I hope you had a great weekend! Every month I tell myself that I'm going to share with you my monthly favorites, but I always forget, so this month I made sure to remember!

Favorite Blog:
A Little Seersucker Sass
I love S.S.'s blog, she's so sweet so go send her some love!

Favorite TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
Before this month I had never watched an episode of Grey's Anatomy, but one day I was flipping through channels and I came across it and I decided to give it a chance, and I loved it! So this is my new obsession, I've been watching it pretty much everyday trying to catch up and figure out who's who!

Favorite Movie:  Hocus Pocus
I love Hocus Pocus, it's probably my favorite Halloween movie, and I watched it four times last week!

Favorite Food : Pickles!
I LOVE pickles, pickles always have been, and always will be my favorite food!

Favorite Beauty Product:
I love the EOS Sweet Mint Lip Balm, my lips are super dry and this has been helping to keep them moisturized.

Favorite Clothing Item:
My maxi dress from the Mark Summer 2012 collection. It's a really pretty light and dark blue color and I'm trying to wear it as much as I can before the cold weather sets in and I have to retire it. I don't have a full length picture, but here's what the design looks like.

Favorite Book: Too Friendly to Date by Nicole Helm
I will be reviewing this soon, so all I'll say right now is that I love this book!

Favorite Song: Kenny Chesney - Come Over
I don't know why, but I've really been obsessed with this song the past few weeks.

So there are my September favorites, what are some of your favorites from this month? Let me know below!

Friday, September 26, 2014

5 Words: Week 88

Happy Friday lovelies, I hope you've all had a great week!

Here's this week's 5 Words...

Acetate - A salt or ester of acetic acid.

Adsorbate - An absorbed substance.

Bantamweight - A boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 118 pounds for professionals and 119 for amateurs.

Cantillate - To recite with musical tones.

Consternation - A strong feeling of surprise or sudden disappointment that causes confusion.

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

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September Goals Update

Hello lovelies, can you believe we're in the last few days of September? This month has been crazy busy and next month is going to be 100x worse, I actually managed to accomplish more this month than I thought I would, so I'm excited to see how next month goes!

Start using MyFitnessPal again.
Finish Algebra 1 Part 1 and Part 2.
Read 3 books.
Finish college app for Trevecca Nazarene University
Finish college app for Bethel University - Tennessee
Finish college app for Converse College.
Lose weight.
Blog more.
Be a better blogger.
Buy more Fall scented candles!!!

6 out of 10!

Finish Algebra 1 Part 1 and Part 2.
- Sadly I didn't do this, I've been reviewing and so hopefully I'll feel confident and comfortable enough to take my final tests and finish the course.

Finish college app for Trevecca Nazarene University.
- I didn't finish my application, but I did start it and so far I feel really good about it!

Finish college app for Bethel University-TN
-I was going to start my application a few days ago, but then I got an e-mail saying that if I apply next weeks then I won't have to pay the application fee, so I'm going to wait till next week that way I can save $30.

Finish college app for Converse College.
-Honestly I didn't even start my application, I've been really busy and I forgot about it.

So that's all for this months goals! Did you accomplish your goals for this month?


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Book Review: Carmen DeSousa- She Belongs To Me (Southern Suspense Series)

Hello lovelies, today I'm going to be posting a book review that I wrote way back in February that I forgot to post. I didn't realize till last week that I hadn't posted this review yet, I originally wrote this post for my blog, but then I decided to use it for my guest blog post over on A Topsy Turvy Blog .

 I decided to post it on here now because I'm hoping to buy the other books in the series soon! In last weeks Top Ten Tuesday post I mentioned that I wanted to read more books from Carmen DeSousa and a few hours later she commented on that post and she mentioned me on Twitter! After that I started looking through my draft box and that's when I realized that I never posted my review.

So today I will be reviewing 'She Belongs To Me' by Carmen DeSousa, I got this book through iTunes iBooks for free, you can also get this book through the Kindle app for free.
 'She Belongs To Me' is a Romantic suspense novel, it is part of the Southern Suspense Series. It is 330 pages long, and took me 5 hours to read.

 I've been trying to stay away from book series for a while now, because I'm not wanting to get into another series at the moment.  So I wasn't going to read it for that specific reason, but then I looked at the reviews, and they all said that this could be read as a standalone novel, so I decided to go ahead and read it and I'm so glad I did!

Book Synopsis:

 "When wealthy construction company owner and Charlotte detective, Jordan Monroe, meets Jaynee for the first time he is awestruck and determines to make her his wife. Jaynee, however, has a history she cannot easily overcome and is fearful to submit to love. Jordan succeeds in making her his wife, but five years into their marriage, he realizes she is keeping secrets. Before he can decipher her duplicity, he discovers her unconscious in their home from a gunshot would only hours after giving her an ultimatum concerning their relationship.

          With Jaynee's life hanging in the balance, the mystery of her past drives Jordan to investigate. But what appears to be an attempted suicide turns out to be something far darker. Is someone from her past stalking her? Or worse, is someone close to Jordan trying to kill them both? As Jordan edges closer to the truth, it may be deadlier than he could have ever imagined."

So what did I think?   5 STARS

Like: The ending. I'll explain more below.
Dislike: Nothing.

What I loved the most about this book is definitely the ending. Not only were all the story line's wrapped up, but we were also given a look into Jaynee and Jordan's future. I feel like the epilogue was a brilliant touch, to an already perfect ending.

It's not easy telling a story from different perspective's, but Carmen DeSousa really took it one step further with using "present day" and "how they met" moments to create, a romantic suspenseful novel that kept me guessing til the very end!

I really like that it's a romance novel, but it's not explicit. I really believe that everyone would love this book, even people who usually don't like romance novels. This is the type of romance novel that could be read by people of all ages, and reading levels.

I absolutely loved the ending, it was perfect (already said that, but it's true). At first I wasn't planning on reading the rest of the series, but now I definitely will be, I can't buy the other books right now because all of my money is paying for college apps, but as soon as I get done with that I will definitely be buying as many books as I possibly can!

I wanted to add this quote from the end of the book, I love it.

"And they lived.....
      Life isn't always happily-ever after, rather, loving forever, regardless." - Carmen DeSousa

 I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, it really hooked me, and I couldn't put my phone down. I kept getting mad because my battery kept getting below 10% so I had to put it on charge and stop reading.

So that's all for today, I hope you like my little review, let me know what you think in the comments. Have you read this book? What did you think? Do you have any recommendations?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesdays: 10 Books On My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This weeks theme: Top 10 Books On My Fall TBR List.

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
Johanna Lindsey - Stormy Persuasion
Johanna Lindsey - One Heart to Win
Lenora Worth - Deadly Holiday Reunion
Ann Aguirre - As Long As You Love Me
Cassandra Clare - City of Bones
Delore Fossen - Cowboy Behind The Badge
Kara Taylor - Prep School Confidential
Colleen Coble - Lonestar Secrets
Emma Healey - Elizabeth Is Missing

Hello lovelies, today marks the official beginning of fall and I'm loving it, thankfully after a very hot weekend, today is going to be cooler and I'm very thankful for that!

The top six books in my list are books that I either own or have received to review and so they will be my first priority and then the others are books that I would like to read soon!

What books are on your TBR list this fall? Let me know below!


Monday, September 22, 2014

September Weight Loss

Hello lovelies, I hope you had a great weekend, I know usually I would be posting this next Monday, but I decided to go ahead and post it today because I'm really happy, and I want to share everything with you!

My diet has been going really good, I've been trying to use My Fitness Pal here lately and I think it's been helping. Usually I have a lot of cravings, but this month I haven't, and I haven't been eating a lot of sweets either. 

Honestly I haven't exercised at all this month, and I actually have a legitimate reason for not exercising. On August 22 I went to work with my mom and as we were walking down the hall I almost fell, and during that almost fall I hurt my ankle!

I tried to ignore it and I thought it would okay, but by last Friday I knew I had to go to the doctor and get it checked out. So I went to the doctor, she did X-Rays and said that my ankle was sprained and that I had soft tissue swelling, so for the next 8-12 weeks I have to stay off of it, and hopefully it gets better.

I'm hoping that it will heal well, but sadly I don't have the best history with my left foot, I've had so many problems with it in the past and because of that I know that my recovery time could take longer, and if it doesn't get better then I guess I'll have to go to physical therapy.

Weight Lost This Month:  4.6 Pounds
Total Weight Loss: 9 Pounds

When I weighed myself and saw that I'd almost lost 5 pounds I literally said out loud, "Oh my damn", which of course prompted my mom to say, "What did you just say!"  Lol. :) 

I'm still so surprised that I've actually lost weight, I honestly thought I'd gained weight, so losing weight makes me really happy!

Since this is a health related post I thought I would share with you that last week I also had a lot of blood work done and everything came back great, I was really worried about it, and so I'm relieved that everything turned out great!

So that's it for this month's weight loss update, I hope you liked it!


Friday, September 19, 2014

5 Words: Week 87

Hello lovelies, Happy Friday! This week has been amazing and I can't wait to see what next week will bring, but till then I'm going to enjoy this weekend and I hope you do too!

Here's this week's 5 Words...

Pinguescence - The process of growing obese.

Clepe - To call; name.

Pell-Mell  -  In mingled confusion or disorder.

Cachinnate - To laugh loudly or immoderately.

Abnegate - Deny; renounce; surrender; relinquish.

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How To: Write A Paper

Hey y'all, since the new school year has started in most places by now, I thought I'd share some of my tips for writing papers this semester! In school my favorite subjects have always been History and English, I've passed all of my English classes with no less than a final grade of 97 and in one class my final grade was a 100, so I'd say writing papers are definitely one of my strong suits.

Below I've listed the process I go through when I'm writing a paper and I also included some links to help you out!

1. Write a good thesis statement. 
2. Outline. Write one sentence for each paragraph.
3. Research. Find evidence to support your thesis.
4. Add some fluff. Add information and facts to support your thesis.
5. Proofread.
6. Edit. 
7. Ask a friend or teacher to read it and make suggestions. 
8.  Let it sit for a few hours, then go back and re-read it with a clear mind.
9. Make final edits.
10. Turn it in, sacrifice a chicken and hope for the best!

If you're still having trouble writing your paper here are some links to help you out!

How to Write A Research Paper
When to Cite
Paper Rater-Paper Grader
How to write a kickass essay with 1/2 the stress
Guide to Writing Thesis Statements

Well that's all for today, I hope this helps you this year! If you wanna see more posts like this or similar to this, let me know below, I'm open to any suggestions or requests!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesdays: 10 Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED To Read More

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish .
This Week's Theme: Top 10 Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED To Read More

Eileen Goudge
Lindsey Brookes
Delores Fossen
Carmen DeSousa
Colleen Coble
Richelle Mead
Kim Harrison
Eileen Cook
Nina de Gramont
Kieran Scott

So there's my Top 10 Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED To Read More! What authors do you want to read more from? Let me know below!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Pinterest Finds

Happy Monday lovelies, I hope you have a great day! Last month I didn't get to do a Pinterest Finds post, so that made it so much harder to pick what pins I want to show you. I finally narrowed it down to 5, and so here it is...

So there's this months Pinterest Finds, I hope you enjoyed it!


Friday, September 12, 2014

5 Words: Week 86

Hello lovelies, Happy Friday! This week has been really busy and I wish I didn't have to take the ACT tomorrow. I wish I could spend the entire weekend sleeping, but I can't so I just have to suck it up and get over it. 
Hopefully all of you can have some fun this weekend and sleep in for me!

Here's this week's 5 Words...

Belgard - A sweet or loving look.

Inviolate - Free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage.

Champerty - A sharing in the proceeds of a lawsuit by an outside party who had promoted the litigation.

Prolepsis - The anachronistic  representation of something existing before its proper or historical time.

Anachronic - Discrepancy between the chronological order of events and the order in which they are related in a plot. 

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

8 Fall Booties You Can Wear Now

Hello lovelies, with fall on it's way, I thought I'd share with you some booties that you can start wearing now. Now it's no secret that I love boots, and if you knew me in real life, then you'd know that I start wearing boots ASAP every year.

Honestly, I'm so over summer and I'm so ready for the weather to cool down.
Sadly it doesn't look like that's going to happen for a few more weeks. But it really doesn't matter, a little heat's never stopped me from wearing my boots before, and it certainly didn't stop me yesterday when I wore them with a high of 88!

8 Fall Booties You Can Wear Now
In order from left to right:
One. Two. Three. Four.  Five. Six. Seven. Eight.
What's your favorite pair of booties? What's your opinion on wearing boots when it's still 90 degrees outside?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September Playlist

Hello lovelies, so normally my monthly playlist would have been posted Yesterday, but honestly I forgot, so here it is!

So that's all for today, I hope you like this month's playlist! Let me know what you think below!
 And don't forget to check back tomorrow for a new blog post!

Friday, September 5, 2014

5 Words: Week 85

Happy Friday lovelies, I'm so glad this week is over, it's been insane! I'm finally starting to get caught up with everything and now I need a good nap, or some good coffee, I'll take what I can get.

So here's this week's 5 Words...

Pulvil - Cosmetic or perfumed powder.

Feckless - Lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible.

Risible - Such as to provoke laughter.

Fealty - A feudal tenant's or vassal's sworn loyalty to a lord.

Comity - Courtesy and considerate behavior to others.

I guess that's all for this week, don't forget to check back on Sunday for a little bit of inspiration! Also next week I'll be back on my normal schedule of posting 5 days a week.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Two Year Blog Anniversary!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone!!! Guess what??? Today is my two year blog anniversary!!!
I know recently I haven't been blogging much, and I'm sorry for that, but it's been a really busy past few months. 
So I've spent the past few days writing up some blog posts and I should be getting back on schedule soon, so please just bear with me. I can't promise that I will always be on schedule, but things are going to get better, that I can promise.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Goals

Happy September lovelies!!!! Words cannot explain how happy I am right now, I'm so excited, fall is almost here and I just can't wait!

Start using MyFitnessPal again.
Finish Algebra 1 Part 1 and Part 2.
Read 3 books.
Finish college app for Trevecca Nazarene University
Finish college app for Bethel University - Tennessee
Finish college app for Converse College.
Lose weight.
Blog more.
Be a better blogger.
Buy more Fall scented candles!!!

So I know things have been slow here lately, but I'm working on getting things back in order, and I'm hoping that this month is the month I accomplish all my goals!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day, lovelies! I hope you all have a happy, safe last day of summer before school begins!
Today, I'm going to be busy planning blog posts and making a schedule, I took last month off from school and I didn't really put much time or work into blogging, and I feel really sad about that, but that's all going to change today!

With this being the first Monday of September usually I would be sharing my goals for September, but I decided that since it's a holiday I'm just going to wait and post it either tomorrow or Wednesday.

So that's all for today, I hope you have a great day!