Throwback Thursday: My Favorite Authors

Well…another late post. What’s wrong with me lately? I don’t know. Sorry! Also, this is going to be the last Throwback Thursday. At least for a while. For June and July, I’ll be linking up with Danielle at Framed Frosting for Current Crush Thursdays! It sounded like a fun idea and I wanted to try it out.🙂

Anyway, for today’s Throwback, I wanted to pay homage to some of my favorite authors from my younger days. I LOVED young adult mysteries in elementary and junior high. If I was reading (and I always was), it was probably Lois Duncan, Joan Lowery Nixon or Mary Downing Hahn. Here are some pictures I pinned of some of my favorites they wrote!

Source: via Jessica on Pinterest

Source: via Jessica on Pinterest

I Need to Make a Confession

A few weeks ago, I told y’all about the new book I started reading. Well, I need to confess I didn’t finish the book. I hardly even started it. Just a few chapters and I was bored. So I put it away and started reading something else thinking I would go back to it later.

I started Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. I was certain it couldn’t be as bad as everyone was saying so I wanted to find out for myself. I’m not even halfway through it.

50 Shades of Grey by EL James
source: The Observer

I am extremely modest and very easily embarrassed. I may not finish this book either.

That’s all I have to say about that!



Right Now I’m Reading…

… Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult

After reading The Hunger Games Trilogy (twice) and Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad (the second installment in her L.A. Candy series), I needed a little change of pace. According to Picoult’s website, Songs of the Humpback Whale is about a woman who leaves her oceanographer husband in San Diego to drive across country with their daughter. I’ve read a couple of Picoult’s other books including The Pact and Plain Truth. Both were filled with suspense, cliff hangers, and twists and turns leaving me thinking, “What just happened?” I’m hoping this book turns out to be just as thrilling! I can’t wait to dig deeper into Songs of the Humpback Whale.

Have you read Songs of the Humpback Whale or any of Picoult’s other books?



Mission: Reorganize My Life

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more of a “fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants” type of person. However, I still appreciate planning a great deal. Or at least some type of a schedule. (It should be the opposite right? Maybe I’m not really growing up.) Due to a number of reasons, my schedule has been in shambles throughout the last few weeks. This irritates me constantly! That said, my goal for this week is to get back on schedule!

See? Not a lot going down in April. Unacceptable.


6 a.m.: Workout (30 Day Shred Level 1)

8 a.m.: Get to work on time! (scratch… a shelf fell on my head, ok?!)

11:15 a.m.: Lunch with Dad and Laurie

5:30 p.m.: Walk Pippa

6 p.m.: Tan

7 p.m.: CHILL OUT (watch TV, eat some yummy food, etc.)

10 p.m.: Read a few chapters in my book before going to sleep


6 a.m.: Workout #1 (30 Day Shred Level 1)

8 a.m.: Get to work on time! (HOLLA!)

12 p.m.: Grab Kate’s wedding shoes from the couch

5:15 p.m.: Take Kate’s wedding shoes to David’s Bridal to be dyed

5:30 p.m.: Walk Pippa (Found an almond in my shirt — remnants of the afternoon. See below.)

6:30 p.m.: Tan (optional) (I decided to forgo tanning for food. My appetite was insatiable. I had salmon and pasta; it was worth it.)

7:30 p.m.: Workout #2 (R.I.P.P.E.D. @ Zach’s Club)

8:30 p.m.: CHILL OUT (eat something!, watch TV, take some time to pamper myself, etc.)

10. p.m.: Read a few chapters in my book before going to sleep


6 a.m.: Workout (30 Day Shred Level 1)

8 a.m.: Get to work on time!

5:15 p.m.: Hang out with my mom!

7 p.m.: Go grocery shopping (my lack of grocery is starting to get embarrassing)

8:30 p.m.: Workout (30 Day Shred Level 1) (I didn’t do it this morning, but what matters is I still got it in.)

9 p.m.: Place an AdvoCare order

10 p.m.: Read a few chapters in my book before going to sleep

Read on to see Thursday through Sunday!

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