Thursday, July 31, 2014

July Reading List

1-49 Friday Night Bites - Chloe Neill (7/7) free/library
2-50 Whisperers The Secret History of the Spirit World - J.H. Brennan (7/13) free/Lib
3-51 Everneath - Brodi Ashton (7/20) free/library
4-52 Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoos - Margot Mifflin (7/31) lib

Everneath was awesome, i read the whole book in 4 hours, but i'm not sure if my heart can take reading the rest of the series yet. i have a feeling the book hangover will be like the Soul Screamer books from February. I was in a hangover funk for months.

Both my non-fiction this month were really interesting, and both were recommendations by Anne Rice through her facebook page. because i'm a dork and miss the Coven of the Articulate. I am SO EXCITED (!!!!!!) for the return of Lestat in October 28th. the day before my Birthday..


June Reading list

because oh crap i forgot

1-44 Codex Born - Jim Hines (6/3) free/library
2-45 A Shiver of Light - Laurel K Hamilton (6/18) free/library
3-46 How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell (6/20) free/library
4-47 Ink - Amanda Sun (6/20) free/library
5-48 Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh - Robery O’Brian (6/20) free/library

Kaeley and i read Mrs Frisby and How to Train your Dragon as "Book clubs" for her summer homework. I hadn't read the Rats of Nimh in so long, i'm so glad she LOVED it.

Ink was...awesome. it's Shoujo manga, without the pictures. I have the second book Rain on hold at the library already.

Codex Born and the whole Libris ex Machina series is probably one of my new favorites, he might even trump Harry Dresden in my life. 

Bout of Books

so Yeah, i'm doing this? anyone with me?!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I'm building my pile and will post a picture here on my blog and on my instagram feed. possibly facebook. because BOOKS!

Bout of Books

So far I have the 3 books in the Egyptian series by Rick Riordan, Game of Thrones (bk 1), and who knows what else will come in from my library hold list. I'm constantly adding new stuff to that and have a pile on the kitchen table to work through.

I usually read 2 books a week, but with my new from home job as an independent scentsy consultant, i'm reading less and computering more. it's sad when the 8 year old is winning at the "how many books can we read this year" competition. hopefully this will jumpstart me

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


For those I haven't yet informed of my newest adventure, I'm selling SCENTSY!

don't know what Scentsy is?! well, here

there is also Laundry Care and personal hygiene. Anything you can use to make you, and your house, smell good, we've probably got!

I'm just giving blog readers (Rav peeps mostly) a heads up about a couple promotions for this July and August. Big ones!

For JULY only, we have the Bring Back My Bar! 20 scents that have been retired and voted back by the costumers. They're limited edition, so stock up while you can!

This is the ONLY place you can get 12 bars for $45 (plus applicable taxes). 

Also, August brings us to the end of the Spring/Summer season, and to make space for NEW scents and products in the Fall/Winter selections, they'll be discontinuing some Scents

Last, but certainly not least, the Charitable Scentsy Buddy will be retiring. Roosevelt the Rabbit!

(I have this one, he's so soft and squishy, I put the  Clean Breeze scent pak in him so my bed always smell like the sheets just came out of the Dryer!)

I will be running a party until July 23rd! You can order online, or email me to place, ask me about how you can reduce your shipping cost!!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

TdF2014- day 5

Took my spinning to Barnes and Noble
last night

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

TdF2014- day 4

Added some more to my glindle. I hope to finish the first batt (2oz) tonight at knitting.

I'm spinning pretty fast so far, which just shows me that I can do it, I just get distracted easilyz

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

TdF2014- day 3

Switched to my glindle while finishing up Game of Thrones season 4. 

TdF2014- day 2

Took a break while moving furniture. 

TdF2014- day 1

Started spinning the CHF Babbling Brook at the BN, met Shellie for coffees <3

End of the night!

TdF2014- prep

I cleared off my spindles

And bobbins

Cobalt glass by CorgiHill Farms

Rue by Storied Yarns

All my spindles ready to go!


 Hopefully I'll finish both fluffy bits during the tour.

Master Bathroom

The bathroom really was a lot of work, more than the bedroom I think.


Destroyed closet

Broken light fixture, shattered light bulbs, trash, so much trash. 

Now after

I took down the light fixture, threw out the trash and painted the walls and ceiling Sahara Sand (tan) 

Today i put up the new light, hung the new closet door, put up the new shower curtain. 

Also, mandala rug, Namaste!


So my brother moved out, and I've been so stupidly busy. It's really scary and amazing how much I've gotten done myself!

The master bedroom before

The master bedroom after

Our wood floor

And furnished!

Next post I'll do the bathroom