Sunday, September 14, 2014

Manic Monday Music

Monday, Monday, Monday.
I am blessed in a way that I don't have to work on Monday, but it is the only day of the week I have to get everything done. It truly is manic. 
My two cures for my Manic Mondays-- hot coffee and music.
Here are a few of my favorites from this week's playlist.

Heartbreak Warfare by John Mayer
Half Of My Heart by John Mayer

Car Crash by Matt Nathanson

Syndicated by The Fray

Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September Book Club

As stated before, I adore reading. The following titles are on my September to-read list:

I am a few chapters deep into 'An Object Of Beauty' and am pleasantly surprised with how much I am enjoying it. The story follows a young woman, Lacey Yeager, as she climbs the social ladder of the art world. What impressed me the most was Steve Martin's attention to detail when it came to all the different artwork featured in the book. I'm definitely glad I chose this as my first read of the month. 

I am generally skeptical of young adult books that are made into movies, but I did hear pleasant things about this read. The book is about Sutter (who is a live in the moment kind of guy) and Aimee (who is basically a sheltered hot mess). Sutter finds himself in the position to either influence Aimee's life for the better or completely ruin it. On the book blogs I've come across--yes, I'm THAT person--people are raving at how they didn't want it to end and how the depth of the characters truly made the book. This is one I'm quite excited to read with hopes that the reviews hold true.

I've been reading mixed reviews on 'The Humanity Project.' I realize it is probably one of those books where you love it or you hate it. The story follows several different characters and how they are each connected while each is in search of happiness (or contentment at the very least). As on the fence as I am about the book, I'm going to take a chance on's hoping I made a good choice.

Happy reading!

Hi, I'm Amanda.

There are many things I enjoy doing. Reading, cuddling my dog, watching my husband cook, sleeping....seriously, the list could go on forever. One of my top three favorites though is blogging. I had a quite successful blog for quite sometime, but life changed and I was changing with it. I shut down that blog to give myself time to regroup. Now, I'm back and ready to hit the ground running. I kept the old blog name since Pollie was such an inspiration to me, but we are starting from scratch. 

I'm excited to have you all, welcome and enjoy!

P.S. Here's a picture of my outstanding Aussie, you'll probably see her a bit on here (by a bit, I mean frequently).