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My daughter’s birthday was this week and both girls came home for the weekend. So, of course, I had to bake her a cake. I’m very proud of my little two layer cake. It’s gluten free since I can’t have anything with gluten, chocolate, and in between the layers I filled it with a homemade no-bake chocolate cheesecake filling with mini chocolate chips. (I was totally inspired by that chocolate bake show I mentioned last week.). And then I covered it all with a simple white frosting since the middle is so rich. It came out surprisingly yummy and held together perfectly 😍
But what happened with Instagram you might be asking yourself since that’s the title of this week’s post…
Well, let me tell you, I was totally hijacked by Instagram this week, that’s what happened. You’re probably thinking I spent too much time commenting on posts, setting up photos, or even editing said photos. But no, that wasn’t it at all!
My login broke sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday and, to make a long story short, it bothered me so much that I had lost access to an account I have spent so much time and energy growing that I was distracted for 3 days trying to figure out what happened, how to fix it, and how to alert IG there was a problem (they are not easy to get a message too). Finally, my hair stylist suggested on Friday when I was getting my haircut to tag IG on Twitter. I did that and by Friday evening I was back in. Whew!
Under the Mistletoe by Sue Moorcroft
Christmas. A time for family, friends – and rekindling old flames…
When Laurel returns to the village of Middledip, she’s looking for a quiet life. Adjusting to her recent divorce, she’s ready to spend some time getting back on her feet amidst the glorious snow-dusted countryside.
Yet, life in Middledip is far from straightforward. Coming to the aid of her sister, Rea, as she navigates her own troubles, Laurel barely has a moment to think about where her own life is going.
However, time stands still when she sees her old flame, Grady Cassidy – and it’s soon as if they’ve never been apart. But through her happiness, Laurel remembers why she left the village all those years ago, as she recalls a dark night and Grady’s once-wayward brother, Mac…
Can Laurel learn to forgive and forget? Or will her chances of Christmas under the mistletoe with Grady remain a dream?
My Amazon Prime First Reads Choice for August…
Life Unscheduled by Kristin Rockaway
A smart, modern novel about a woman trying to balance her career, her best friend, and falling in love without crashing and burning.
Nicole Palmieri is married to her job. As a user experience designer at Virtuality, an artificial intelligence company in Los Angeles, Nicole is at her desk from sunrise to sunset. She doesn’t have time for a social life (or a love life), but that’s perfectly fine with her. Until her best friend, Parisa Shahin, announces her engagement and asks Nicole to be her maid of honor.
That’s when Nicole decides to meticulously schedule out the next six months of her life—from her project due dates to her dress-fitting appointments to how many hours she plans to sleep each night. If she can stick to her schedule, she’ll balance everything fine. Of course, that’s a really big if. And after she crosses paths with emerging restaurateur Brandon Phelps, Nicole is feeling feelings she hasn’t felt in…well, ever. But scheduling time to fall in love might push even the most meticulous plans into pure chaos.
My daughters waited til all four of us could go together to see Black Widow, so that was my “watch” for the week. We actually went to a theater for the first time since March of 2020. The small theater in Davidson is really funny. It’s an independent theater and the ads they show before the movie are totally local. Plus each of the four theaters has 16 small tables with 2 hi-back office chairs per table. Perfect for a pandemic time because there is plenty of room to spread out. As a matter of fact, there was only the four of us and two other women when were in there. Apparently, The Jungle Cruise was a bit of a bigger draw.
We loved the movie. It makes me even more sad that Natasha didn’t make it out of Endgame alive. I also just loved the Elena character (Natasha’s sister) and hope she ends up becoming a hero. She is just way too funny to not be one. Strong family theme, lots of action and adventure, cool special effects – what more can you want from a movie?
- Tuesday, August 3rd: Book Reviews of Where the Truth Lies by Anna Bailey ☀☀☀☀ and Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones ☀☀☀
- Wednesday, August 4th: WWW Wednesday
- Wednesday, August 4th: Blog Tour Book Review of Burden Falls (Wicked Little Deeds) by Kat Ellis ☀☀☀☀☀
- Thursday, August 5th: Book Reviews of Ghosts by Dolly Alderton ☀☀☀☀ and The Long-Lost Jules by Jane Elizabeth Hughes ☀☀☀☀
- Friday, August 6th: Book Blogger Hop
- Tuesday, August 10th: Book Review of Such a Good Wife by Seraphina Nova Glass ☀☀☀☀
- Wednesday, August 11th: WWW Wednesday
- Thursday, August 12th: Book Review of Stolen by Tess Stimson☀☀☀☀☀
- Friday, August 13th: Book Blogger Hop