#getloud

#getloud

For months I've wanted to share this post.  To share my story.  But for several reasons, I couldn't bring myself to.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to have my utmost vulnerable moments ripped open for the world to see and judge.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to expose my thoughts and feelings the [...]

Censorship Be Damned

Censorship Be Damned

Have you ever wanted to say something, but kept it in because you just didn't want to deal with someone's reaction? Of course you have. I'm sure most of us wish we could be Sheldon Cooper for a day (or twenty) - me, if I were able to have one super power, the ability to [...]

Happy Mothers Day Wishes For The Mother-in-law I’ll Never Meet

Happy Mothers Day Wishes For The Mother-in-law I’ll Never Meet

Tomorrow I'll stop by and silently wish you a Happy Mother's Day.  A woman I've never met. I'll offer up, yet again, a silent thank you and many thoughts of appreciation to you -- my soon-to-be mother-in-law.  I'll tell you how much I love and adore your son, though it's quite impossible to put into [...]

These Green Walls

These Green Walls

I popped the cover on the can of primer and began painting the hallway of our apartment today.  He didn't want me to paint, I knew it.  But I've been on Pinterest a little too much lately and was determined to give our home a facelift. "Ugh, I hate painting." Which he totally does and [...]

World Book Day: Children’s Books

World Book Day: Children’s Books

This may just be my largest/longest post in this mini series.  As a child there wasn't many times I was caught without my nose in a book.  I would have to be told several times to leave it away from the dinner table, I would take it in the bath with me, the car, shopping [...]

World Book Day: Romance

World Book Day: Romance

A little less my forte, but deserving of a post of its own all the same. Romantic novels are usually my turn-to when I'm feeling overwhelmed with school.  Similar to those who have guilty pleasures in the form of a television show, I have guilty pleasures in the form of books.  When I'm feeling bogged [...]

World Book Day: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

World Book Day: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

I'm not even going to try and sugarcoat this post. I am completely and utterly biased here because my favorite author writes suspense/thriller novels and I love her work too much to recommend anyone beyond here - yes, I love them that much. Sandra Brown was originally known for her romance novels dating back to [...]

World Book Day: Nonfiction/Biography

World Book Day: Nonfiction/Biography

Now this is my jam.  If ever you're looking for me in a book store, this is where you'll find me - lost among the rows and rows of non-fiction and biographies. *sigh* People fascinate me.  I love, love, love reading about the lives of various individuals - where they come from, their cultural beliefs, [...]

World Book Day: Business

World Book Day: Business

I am 100% bookworm. As in, there is nothing that makes me happier than having a new book to curl up with.  I am an enigma to my family because no one has a love of books quite like mine. So when I received an email earlier notifying me of World Book Day - also [...]

Finding A Happy Medium In Tradition

Finding A Happy Medium In Tradition

A few years ago we decided it was time to shake up our holiday traditions some and I have to say, I couldn't be happier.  I was beginning to dread the holidays - the shopping; the cooking; the hosting; the cleanup - not to mention the million little things that go into preparing or each [...]