Friday, November 1, 2013

October Confessions

I'm not going to lie. This month was nuts!  We sold our house, moved, unpacked, and tried to get our little guy and crazy dog used to the new house.  It was a crazy time, but a fun time. We still have a lot of painting to do and some unpacking, but things are starting to feel more and more like home.  

I love to bake in the fall/winter and my favorite item that I baked this month would have to be Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Muffins. There are only three ingredients (so easy!!) and they are SOO good.  Everyone loved them and they were gone in two days. I made them during the last ten minutes of Dylan's nap -- they are so easy and quick.  If you are busy, but want to bake something, I highly recommend these delicious muffins.

Books Read in October:
1.  Queen's Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle - 4 out of 5 stars
2.  How To Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman- 4 out of 5 stars
3.  Swimming Pool Summer by Rebecca Farnworth - 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.  Larry Gets Lost in Philadelphia by John Skewes and  - 4 out of 5 stars
5.  Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come!)
6.  Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen - 4.5 stars out of 5 stars

October Top Five:



1.  Favorite Book: Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen - I read this book right before Halloween and it was the perfect time! I loved living in Poe's world and learning more about him, his wife, and Frances Osgood.

2.  Biggest Disappointment: I can't say I was dissapointed by any books this month, which is such a good thing and it rarely happens.

3.  Biggest Surprise: Swimming Pool Summer by Rebecca Farnworth was such an awesome beach read!

4.  Favorite Post: Books on the Big Screen - I can't wait for these movies to come out!

5.  Favorite Part of October: My family moved this month, which is obviously my favorite part of October.  Plus, getting our new house ready for Halloween and the Autumn season has been a lot of fun as well.  My little guy, Dylan, loves pumpkins!

Giveaways:
Larry Gets Lost in Philadelphia by John Skewes and Michael Mullin and Queen's Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle - Check them out!




10 comments:

  1. Glad you are getting settled in your new place and bonus that you had no disappointments last month.

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    1. Thank you! It was a pretty good reading month even though I didn't read nearly as many books as I would have liked. But what I did read was great! Thanks for dropping by, Megan. I appreciate it.

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  2. Moving is such an exciting and exhausting part of life. I'm glad your family got through it just fine. I can't wait to read my copy of Mrs. Poe now. :)

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    1. Thank you!!! :) I hope you enjoy Mrs. Poe as much as me. Can't wait to hear your thoughts. Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. I'm glad you've settled into your new home. There are very few things more stressful than moving. I may have to try those muffins. They sound awesome. I don't think I've heard of Swimming Pool Summer. My brain cannot handle anything heavy right now. I can't believe it's November already!

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    1. Swimming Pool Summer is a great beach read if you need one. I sometimes crave mind candy and it was perfect. Thanks for visiting, Natalie, and I can't believe it's already November too. Time is flying!!

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  4. I hope that you are enjoying your new home and that this month is much more calm for you before the craziness of the holidays :)

    I will have to check out Mrs. Poe. I love historical fiction and this sounds fascinating. I will definitely have to pin that pumpkin muffin recipe. I like baking when it is quick and easy!

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    1. Thanks, Christina, and I highly recommend the pumpkin recipe if you are looking for some quick and easy! Thanks for visiting.

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  5. I hear ya sista. I'm so DITTO. October was nutttttty! I can't believe how much we did. Our home too is feeling like home even though we have a huge list of things to do. :)

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    1. I'm so glad your home is starting to come together....it's so overwhelming when you look at the to-do list. Ours is CRAZY! Thanks for visiting, Juju!

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