Category: Adult Beverages

A Long Day

Sometimes real life can be just like the movies in the worst possible way. So on days like today, when everything just seems so unreal, I go home and snuggle with Lola. Or take a hot shower. Or drink champagne. Or get lost in a good book.

 

Champagne

 

It also helps to think about this quote:

 

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Here’s hoping that tomorrow is a better day than today. Cheers.

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Novel Links

Here’s another round of novel links that have entertained me this week:

 

Books and cooking! Here’s a post about being inspired to cook by a great novel.

 

An interesting post about being an inaccessible author from Shannon Hale. They’re not super heroes, people. They still have to do laundry and stuff.

 

Genius book marketing for John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Thank goodness the preparedness kit includes tissues.

 

These introvert stories get me every time. It’s like they can see inside my brain!

 

I recently saw the trailer for Le Week-End, and it looks like it has the potential to make me both laugh out loud and become a bit weepy. Definitely on my list to see.

 

I’m all about these simple wine tasting projects from The Kitchn.

 

And just because, baby elephants.

 

That’s all, folks.

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Novel Links

Similar to other link roundups around the web, I’ve decided to share novel links on Wednesday, be they novel-related or novel in general (see what I did there?). Without further ado, your novel links for the week:

 

An interesting discussion about books by female authors, recommended by female authors from Elle. More of this, pretty please.

 

I just finished reading Lexicon by Max Barry. It’s such a novel concept, but the ending, and some of the characters, fell a little flat for me.

 

I’m now reading a galley of Worst. Person. Ever. by Douglas Coupland. I’ll let you know how it goes.

 

Interested in adding up your Instagram follow list? Epic Reads compiled a list of 19 Young Adult Authors to Follow on Instagram.

 

In preparing for our trip to Spain (eeeee!) I’m watching these DVDs and laughing hysterically. Also, Claudia Bassols is divine.

 

Enjoy a bevy of wonderful tweets from the charming Anna Kendrick. I suspect she’s my long-lost best friend.

 

This video of Kristen Bell singing “Do You Want To Build A Snowman” is perfection.

 

My favorite cooking blog, The Kitchn, just started a series on The 9-Bottle Bar, and it is wonderful.

 

Enjoy!

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A Trying Day

Today was one of those days where nothing seems to go right. Starting a new job is tough. Even though I went into the office today thinking positively after listening to calming music in the parking lot, I was not prepared. As is often the case in the world of media, everything went wrong and 12 hours later, I was finally leaving.

After dinner, we decided to go pick out paint chips for some of our upcoming DIY projects, and while getting into the car, I split my pants. If this has never happened to you before, trust me when I say it’s just as embarrassing as it sounds.

In an effort to relax, I’m getting lots of snuggles from this little lady…

Lola likes to accessorize.

And prepping for the weekend by making some sweet tea vodka with my old friend Tito’s Handmade Vodka. I see Arnold Palmers in my future.

Signed by the man himself.

(Mason Jar Drink Dispenser and stand from Pottery Barn)

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