Friday, October 19, 2012

Creepy October Book Giveaway!

A perfect book to read for the month of October!

I received this book from The Library Things Early Reviewers program.
My review is here and if this sounds like a book you would like to read please leave me a message here and I will have a drawing on Oct. 31st to see who has won this suspensefull thriller!
I love reviewing books for the Library Thing and am so happy to be able to share new books and in many cases as this one, new authors.  Check out the review and sigh up!

As I began this story I was not sure I wanted to read it. I have read The Lovely Bones and other dark books before but I was not sure where Penny was going to take me with this story line. Penny does a wonderful job connecting Sonya’s past and present, slowly revealing the possible reasons for her need to keep this young boy. I found myself needing to know what was driving Sonya and wanting to hate her and just throw the book at the wall but Penny just keeps giving you enough information to keep you needing to read on. She kept me glued to the story chapter after chapter. I usually take my time with books because I like to enjoy them but this book was hard to put down. I read it in 3 sittings and only because I had to go to bed each night.

If you do not like unsettling real life type stories then this is not a book you should read, but if getting into the mind of people who do very bazaar things is, then I recommend this book for you. Another good book I have received through the Library Things Early Reviewers program.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's my Birthday and I can do what I want!

 An estate sale, a FREE Mocha from Caribou Coffee and Pumpkin bread. What else could a girl want for her perfect birthday morning?

 Had a gift card so got some new music
I don't need these but they sounded good and I have lots of time to read now.

Oh yeah, 
I am unemployed. 
Lowes put several of us on a leave of absence.  
my husband got a great job! 
So, all is well and I am enjoying my 2nd week of being a kept woman.
I have never not worked since college so this is fun.
I really needed a break and if you have followed all that we have been through I think you will agree I should take some time to relax.
This was my plan for my birthday today anyway and these are some of the items I purchased.
 Antique Yo Yo's Not sure what I'll sew them to yet but I think they are adorable. They are laying on a mans shirt I found at a thrift store I passed after the estate sale.
 Close up of fabric in shirt. Will Re~purpose this!
 Loved the vintage print in these cafe curtains and look at those awesome ruffles!  Can't wait to re~purpose these too!

 These napkins will probably be mine for awhile. Colors perfect for my living room
 Great box for my supplies :)

 2 addictions! Will have my friend make me a bracelet with the watch faces and typewriter keys.

 All in all it was a great day but I need a nap.  It has been rainy. That is why the images are not so good. Not much light to work with but I really wanted to share my finds and good news with you.

I really do not have a good excuse to be gone from here any longer except that I will be very busy sewing with all my new fabric finds.  I have several shows coming up so lots to do! Some creations will show up in my Etsy shop also, soon.