Monday, May 19, 2014

My book blog :)

I recently started up a book blog here on Blogger. While I am a novice to the whole "writing up a review and posting it online" thing, I am no stranger to reading. Last year I met my 2013 goal of reading 45 books. This year, I set my goal at 50 books and have already read 32.

My newest obsession/love is Advanced Reader Copies, or ARC's. Getting to read and review a book before it is released to the general public is so exciting!! *Book nerd alert!*

My blog is fresh and brand new, so forgive me as I work out the kinks. But I would love for you all to follow me so we can chat about books!!
Click here for my book blog!! Follow and chat along!

Friday, May 16, 2014

*Brushes off the cobwebs*


December 18, 2011. That was the last time I posted on this blog. Crazy. So much has happened since then, but yet so much has stayed the same!

I'm basically just dusting off the cobwebs here- are any of my follows still around?? Should I start reposting??

And to anyone that is new...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Cookies 2011

Hello folks-

Here it is, the list of all lists. The cookies to be made in the D household over the next 2 days!!!

-Almond Streusel Cheesecake Bars
-Mint Chocolate Chip
-Italian Sprinkle Cookies
-Chocolate Mousse Bars
-Strawberry Angel Cookies
-Cookies & Cream Cookies
-Peanut Butter Blossoms
-Chocolate Chip
-Spritz Cookies
-Raspberry Ribbon Slices
-Sugar Cookies
-Reese's Cheesecake Brownies

I will be baking up a storm and hopefully remembering to take pictures!!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

This hiatus wasn't my fault...

So remember my last post with those scary looking pictures? Yes, well it was scarier than we ever anticipated!!

While we only got about 6-7 inches of snow (totals were VERY different from town to town), we lost power- for 7 days!!! Some towns are still without power as I type this. Mr. D and I luckily had power restored Friday morning while we were at work. I really hope we never have an outage that bad again! Our saving graces were that we still had running water (albeit cold), and we could light our gas stove with a match to boil water. All our food went bad in the fridge/freezer, however we were able to save the chest freezer and it's contents.

I do have to say one thing, though- it was kind of nice to not have technology interfering. No computers, no internet, no phones ringing, no TV. We fought less this past week and I truly believe it was because we didn't have distractions of electricity. Now, this isn't saying I want to call the power company and cancel my line!!! However, we have vowed to use technology a little less around here.

Now I am off to the grocery store to restock- this should be fun...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's October, right??

So why does our weather map look like this??

That's right folks, Mother Nature wants to break some records so she has decided to bring us an October blizzard. What a nice lady, right? Just in time for Halloween....

Oh and I don't like the looks of this map, either...

There are our exciting weekend plans!! And I have to work tomorrow, so here's to hoping we don't get too much snow...

Sunday, October 23, 2011


So once again this blog gets away from me. I just don't feel inspired to write, and I lack a topic most of the time as well.

Currently I am at the end of a week long stay-cation. I did a lot of reading (up to 31 books this year), we did our Trash the Dress shoot with our awesome photographer from our wedding, and saw the Dan Band in concert. (Don't know who they are? Video below. You are welcome.)

Currently I am attempting to put together my Christmas cookie list. Yes, I do know it is only October. It's difficult, I have a lot of cookies in my arsenal and not enough people to feed them to. I try to limit myself to one batch of between 7-10 different cookies. Narrowing it down to 7-10 and then figuring out ingredients is the hard part. Hence my not waiting until the last minute.

Back to work tomorrow, long stretch until my next vacation (about 6 months) but I will make it through!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 5: A Picture That Makes Me Happy

First time in public as Mrs. D :)

And our first dance :)