Chili on a 90 Degree Day

This past weekend, my husband asked me to make something in the crockpot. Considering going to the grocery store doesn’t thrill me at all (I might even rather fold laundry), I started thinking about what we had around the house. Specifically, ingredients that I could throw together without having to leave home unnecessarily. I knew we had ground turkey, so I started looking up ‘crock pot ground turkey recipes’ in search of anything that could be good where I had 80% of the ingredients. The rest could be improvised. What I found was simply called Slow Cooker Chili. Because that name is kind...

Hocking Hills Adventure

Hocking Hills Adventure

I’ll be the first to admit that I often complain about living in Ohio. It’s either too cold (I loathe the cold), too humid, too rainy… you get the idea. It seems that we really only get about ten perfect-weather days here and the rest of the time, I picture myself lying on the beach while concentrating on my writing. I’ll also be the first to admit that I often say that Ohio has nothing to do and nothing pretty as far as scenery goes. This past weekend, my friend Jenn and I went to the Hocking Hills area. The...

Wedding Fun and a Lifetime of Happiness

Wedding Fun and a Lifetime of Happiness

This past Saturday, June 4th, was my good friend Ayleen’s wedding to her now husband, Tom. After a thirteen month engagement, it’s hard to believe that the day has come and gone, but I feel lucky to have been asked to be a bridesmaid and was able to be a part of their big day. Before Saturday, the past month has been filled with fun pre-wedding activities, from the Wedding Shower on May 1st to the Bachelorette Party on May 14th. For the bachelorette party, the hostess, Jackie, held a Pure Romance Party, and afterward we all went out for...

The 9-Year Wait

The 9-Year Wait

I have been a fan of the music group Blaqk Audio since 2007. When I first heard them on the radio, I instantly loved their sound. The singer of the band sounded very familiar to me (huge AFI/Davey Havok fan), so because telling who sings the songs on the radio takes so much effort *sarcasm*, I googled ‘Davey Havok’ when I got home that night and found that he and Jade Puget were in another band called Blaqk Audio. I KNEW that voice was familiar!

A Look Into 2015

It’s been awhile since my last post. Way too long, actually. Where did 2015 go? I can’t believe that it’s been almost a year since the last time I wrote. 2015 flew by and was definitely busy, that’s for sure. For starters: *My brother graduated with his masters degree in Statistics. This took me to Virginia to see him graduate. It was nice getting to spend time with him and his wife for a couple of days. *I started school again myself in October. If all goes as planned,  I will be graduating in about three years with my bachelors in Human...

Book Review: Imitating Art by Sarah Parry

Book Review: Imitating Art by Sarah Parry

Over the past week, I have indulged in reading the book Imitating Art by Sarah Parry. Below is my review on it. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and have given it 4 out of 5 stars. It is available through Amazon. I hope that you give it a chance because I fully believe that you will enjoy it as much as I did, as there is an aspect to it that will suit everybody. I can honestly say that I really enjoyed this book. From the very beginning, when Nell’s scheming ex-husband is introduced, all the way until the end, it...