Friday, February 28, 2014

Book Review: Undone by Shannon Richard

*ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for an honest review*

 I LOVED this book! This is not your average "everything is perfect" romance story. Well, for the most part, it is. But about 75% way through, BAM, plot twist. I have to admit, this book actually brought tears to my eyes. I felt like I was a part of the story, like I was Paige and everything was happening to me. After losing her job, Paige moves in with her boyfriend. He ends up breaking up with her and telling her she is not worth it. With no one else to turn to, she moves down to a small town in Florida, where her parents have retired. At first, she doesn't fit into the town since she is a city girl and so much different from the locals. Then, her car breaks down and she ends up meeting Brendan, the hot mechanic. Everything starts to get better after that.

This is definitely a feel-good love story with a few bad characters/moments thrown in. I love that this book isn't a straight-up easy-going love story.

I recommend this book for all the romantics out there. Find more information on Good Reads.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Instagram Recap: 2013

Wow, 2013 was a crazy busy year. I lived in two states plus traveled through a few more and out of the country. In January, I got to meet my favorite bloggers, John & Sherry, from Young House Love. In February, I moved to Georgia to help out my best friend's sister while she was out of town. In March and April, I stayed in Georgia, wrote letters to my pen pals, and did some scrapbooking. Then in May, the best month of 2013, I went down to Orlando for my birthday celebration. I then headed over to Tennessee for two weeks and then to Texas for another two weeks. I have cousins in both states. After Texas I headed home to Seattle. By then it was already June. That month flew by with no significance. I was just happy to be home. In July, I moved out of my apartment because I had to move back to Georgia to help out again. At the end of the month, I went on my first trip to Canada with my parents. In August, I was on a plane back to Georgia, where I still am now. The rest of the month was a blur and insignificant. The same with September. Although, the end of September was when my best friend's sister went on deployment. In October, there was Halloween. I also made my first tutu dress. In November, there was Thanksgiving but not much else. And finally, December. That month was full of Holiday craziness. Between purchasing presents, making handmade ornaments, and babysitting a dog for a week, there was a lot going on. It has finally all come to an end and I'm ready for the new year. Now let's bring on the photos. Here are 16 of my favorite photos from 2013.

What a year, right? Happy New Year!