Paperback Perils

Paperback Perils: A Gathering of Shadows

Title: A Gathering of Shadows Author: V. E. Schwab Publication Date: 2016 Publishing House: Macmillian Publishers Happy Monday all, I finally finished the second book in the Shades of Magic series. My apologies in the delay on this review, life has a habit of getting in the way of my reading but never fear my… Continue reading Paperback Perils: A Gathering of Shadows

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Farmers Market, Texas, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings: Succulent Saturday

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope you are having a fabulous Saturday so far, I know that I am. This morning started with a trip to the Clearfork Farmers Market. Eggs, radishes, strawberries, and a whole box of green from TexSelect Farms including lavender leaves. I can’t wait to make tea out of them. More… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Succulent Saturday

Farmers Market, Foodie Friday, Texas

Foodie Friday: Farro with Roasted Vegetables

Most of the time on this blog I focus on main dishes or the protein for a meal. With that in mind today’s recipe is a side dish. This dish is great because you can change it up based on the ingredients you have on hand. I’m going to lay this recipe out a little… Continue reading Foodie Friday: Farro with Roasted Vegetables

China, Travel Tales

China: Three Gorges Dam: Lock System: March 2016

Our last major excursion on the Yangtze was the Three Gorges Dam. A few facts first about the Three Gorges Dam before I tell my story. The building of this dam displaced over a million people and flooded villages, towns and cities. Covering homes and industrial buildings in millions of gallons of water. I spoke… Continue reading China: Three Gorges Dam: Lock System: March 2016

Fiction & Poetry

Poetry: Drop of Color

Spring seems to finally be here and should be enjoyed by all. Hope everyone enjoys this poem, I know its been a while since I posted a creative piece. ************ Drop of color Light of day Shinny Bright Blinding First a ray Then a wave Dawn unfolds   Birds herrold Piping shrill Awakening Enlightening Day… Continue reading Poetry: Drop of Color

Disaster Relief, Texas, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings: Hair Donation: Part II

It is done! I had 15 inches of hair cut off and love my new shorter hair style. The person I trust to cut this much of my hair off is Casie at Hair Garage in Lewisville, TX. Seriously, if you want a wonderful stylist or are looking for someone to help you with that… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Hair Donation: Part II

Disaster Relief, Texas, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings: Hair Donation: Part I

I don’t post a ton of pictures of myself on my blog but if you follow my Instagram or my boyfriends you might have noticed that I have fairly long hair. Well, it is time to donate my hair again. Previously I have donated to Locks of Love but this time I’m going to donate… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Hair Donation: Part I

Farmers Market, Foodie Friday, Texas

Foodie Friday: Mint-Arugula Pesto

So I found a variant of this recipe, made it, the pesto is wonderful. However, I’m not 100% sure what to do with it to tell the truth. Although I did figure out that it was a bad idea to try and cook it at all. So if you do use this recipe toss it… Continue reading Foodie Friday: Mint-Arugula Pesto

China, Travel Tales

China: Goddess Stream: March 2016

Our second excursions on our trip down the Yangtze was along a tributary. We traveled in little wooden boats with yellow roofs. The windows were on a track and were easy to open but it was a chilly day. The windows were opened for pictures but they didn’t stay that way.  Before the Three Gorges… Continue reading China: Goddess Stream: March 2016

Texas, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings: Trains and Photography

A few weeks ago my boyfriend and a friend of ours hung out. The guys wanted to shoot some train photography. If you want to check out their photos click here and here to see their Instagram accounts. My boyfriend and I have a Canon Rebel T6 and most of the time I’m content to… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Trains and Photography