Monday, July 31, 2017

Sunday Night Though

Sunday, July 30, 2017

What I'm Currently Reading

I usually have three books going at the same time, but eventually I will get really hooked by one of the three and read it non-stop till I have read it all the way through. Currently I am still in the phase where I have three books going; there’s no clear winner right now. I usually choose based on the mood I am in and right now they have all been great reads so I thought it would be fun to share the books I am currently reading!

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon// I know it is such a faux pas to some and I usually read the books first before I see the movie or TV series, but this time I did it a little backwards and I watched the TV series first…the new season starts in September and it feels forever away… I have just started in on the first book and it is the perfect combination of fiction combined with history with a dash of sci-fi – there is time travel involved after all. I can’t wait to start moving through this book series, firstly, because the show is amazing but the book is always better, and I have a feeling that the Outlander series will be no exception. Secondly, it just seems like once you read the books it will be easier to make connections in the show, because again as history goes shows and movies based off of books always seem to leave out details here and there and do a little re-writing of the story.

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware// I am only about 60 pages into this book, but so far so good. I have honestly been a little hesitant about reading this book, because a few weeks ago I posted a picture the book on my Instagram and heard a lot of mix reviews. I’m hopeful so far that it will be a good read and it definitely has all the right elements of a thrilled for those of you who are into suspense books.

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow// Make fun of me all you want, but I think we can all agree that we enjoy a well written piece of young adult fiction every now and then. Girl in Pieces is Glasgow’s debut book and so far I have really enjoyed how she paints her characters in a way that brings them to life in a way that you can feel all the appropriate emotions for them. Fair warning the content is emotionally heavy, but I have had so many people tell me to read it and give high praise of the work that I finally broke down and purchased a copy.

You can also listen to these books on Audible. See this review on Audible here.

What are you currently reading and do you have any good book recommendations?

Friday, July 28, 2017

Weekend Sale Roundup

Today has been rainy, humid, hot, and rainy again and all I want to do tonight is relax in bed, read, and online shop a little. Today I have gotten so many emails about this sale and that sale and sale items being marked down even more; it honestly kind of feels like Labor Day weekend came a little early with all the sales going on, so I thought I would do a mini sale roundup!

Ann Taylor// Up to 70% off all sale styles
Anthropologie// Extra 40% off sale on sale
Banana Republic// Up to 40% off all pants
Draper James// Summer Sal up to 50% off wear-now styles
Gap// 40% off your purchase with code HAPPY
Francesca’s// Buy one, Get one 60% off everything
Jack Rogers// Up to 60% off select styles
J. Crew// 25% off plus free shipping with code FRIDAY – online only
J. Crew Factory// up to 40% off new arrivals, extra 30% off clearance with code EXTRA
Joules// Sale up to 60% off
L. L.Bean// 20% off back to school sale
Nordstrom// Anniversary Sale {aka the best sale of the year!}
Penfield// Summer Sale up to 50% off
TopShop// Sale items up to 50% off

Happy Hour Time

Well helloooo Friday! It is so nice to finally see you again! I have to say this week, and this month for that matter, have seem to go by in the blink of an eye. I hope everyone has some wonderful plans for the upcoming weekend. Here’s to good times spent with friends and family and great memories to be made. Cheers!

“Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.”

Drink Special!
Scarlett O’Hara
1 ½ ounces southern comfort bourbon
1 ounce cranberry juice
1 dash fresh lime juice
ice cubes
shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass

Around Town!
Nashville, TN: Red, White & Zoo at Nashville Zoo, Friday, July 28, 7:00pm
Seaside, FL: Central Square Cinema at The Amphitheater, Friday, July 28
Savannah, GA: The Beat Goes on at Savannah Theatre, Friday, July 28
Charleston, SC: Farmers Market at Marion Square, Saturday, July 29
Little Rock, AR: Yoga on the River at History Pavilion Inside Riverfront Park, Friday, July 28, 8:30am