Reading:  I just finished two wonderful books this week, The Book Thief and The Girl Who Chased the Moon.  They were very different stories, but so very wonderful!  (Look forward to a couple of book reviews coming soon!)  I've got a whole list of books to read, I'm thinking about starting Stephen King's The Stand which was recommended by a friend.  Any suggestions guys?

Watching: America the Story of Us.  So I'm totally a documentary/mini-series fanatic, especially those that are focused on American History.  This mini-series is EPIC.  Like, totally amazing.  It's basically shot as a reenactment of most of the major events in our history since the Pilgrims landed sprinkled with thoughts from all sorts of history buffs, from actors, to politicians, etc.  I'm not joking guys, it's awesome.  (Oh, and I also watched the new X-Men, three words... Michael. Fasbender. MEOW.) 

Thinking About: All of my upcoming plans now that Summer appears to be officially here! I'm hoping to get in a lot of trips to the beach, some of the local amusement parks, and camping trips... plus as many picnics in the park as I can take.  SO excited.

Anticipating: Andrew's visit this upcoming weekend.  We've had really tight schedules since I was in NYC and haven't been able to plan a trip.  I can't wait for us to have a weekend together.  Lots of pictures this time, I promise :)

Listening to:  The Wailin' Jennys. I' m just plain obsessed with these ladies.  Their harmonies and the purity in their voices give me goosebumps every time.  So beautiful.
The Wailin Jennys by Ashley Fears on Grooveshark  
Eating:  Emilie over at Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, & Thyme made the most scrumptious smores cake yesterday that's featured on her blog today.  I'm in chocolate and marshmallow heaven!  ( She's doing a giveaway on her blog as well, I don't know about y'all, but I'm totally keeping my fingers crossed on this one!)

Working on: My guest post for Emilie's hiatus, (she and the boys from My Politic are going on tour!)  We're going to have a couple of fun summer cocktails for y'all!  Also, still working on making pretty things, isn't my new vintage fabric SO pretty?

Wishing: That I could be home on the lake with my family this weekend, Memorial Day is one of my favorite times with them! 


  1. Looking forward to the book reviews! Enjoy the cocktails and this lovely day!

  2. I've read The Stand by Steven King. Good read. I think you'll like it.

  3. Dude.. I'm all about the history mini series! You NEED to watch the Tudors, if you haven't already. You can catch them on BBC America.
    There's also another one on A & E, I think, about the Hatfields and McCoys!
    And totally agree with Michael Fasbender!

  4. I've never read a Stephen King book. I really want to, but I've never gotten around to it.


  5. April, I only ever read Pet Cemetary as a broody teenager, but I've heard wonderful things about the Stand, you should try it out!