Month: April 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: things that will make me instantly want to read a book

Top Ten TuesdayThis week on TTT we’re discussing the things that will make you instantly want to read a book. Whether it’s a plot device, historical setting, or something really quirky—you know there’s at least one thing you just can’t resist! Here are the top ten things that hook me every time, in no particular order:

  • Time travel
  • Dragons
  • Other dimensions/alternate worlds
  • Fringe science
  • Amnesia
  • Dreams
  • Retellings of famous stories
  • Badass female leads
  • Unreliable narrators
  • Characters in hoods (I’ve joked about this one before but it’s true)

What bookish things make you instantly want to read a book? If you linked up for TTT make sure to leave me your link in the comments so I can check it out!

A taste of meal planning with Hello Fresh

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If you’ve surfed the Internet, opened a magazine, or turned on the TV lately, chances are you’ve seen an ad for a meal delivery service. The latest in the wave of subscription boxes, meal delivery boxes like Hello Fresh, Home Chef, and Blue Apron are popping up to offer takeout-weary consumers an option to create healthy, gourmet-level dishes at home, with no shopping or fancy meal prep required.

I got a chance to try Hello Fresh last month and of course you know I have thoughts! So let’s get into a summary of how the subscription works, what I got, and what I thought overall.

Even Ezio was excited to get a taste of my Hello Fresh order!

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Music Monday: For Cova

I thought I’d post this four-part suite this month. It’s from a CD I owned a looooooong time ago, when I was just a kid. But for some reason it’s stuck in my head all these years since, and remains one of my favorite orchestral suites of all time. I’ll post the other three parts as the month goes on.

April 2017 Julep Maven unboxing + GIVEAWAY!

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Check out my April 2017 Julep box and don't forget to enter my giveaway so you can snag some Julep polish of your own!

It feels like forever since I shared a Julep box here on the blog! Well, actually it’s been about six months…but that’s still a long time! I skipped a few boxes this winter and actually haven’t been polishing much in general because my nails have been in bad shape. But now they’re healthy again, and I had some Jules to use toward a monthly box, so I thought I’d treat myself to some new polish! Check out everything I got in my April 2017 Julep box, and make sure you enter my giveaway to win some Julep polish of your own!

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