Monday, March 2, 2015

March Reading Road Trip Challenge Link-Up

I only read one book for this challenge all February long! I'm actually not surprised because February has always been a slow month for me. At least I think so because January is always a big reading month for me and school starts getting serious in February. I was pretty proud that I finally read The Host which was super long and slow paced.

The Host is very much like the movie if you wanted to know; just less action. I linked up one book in February thanks to a fellow challenger who reminded me that Never Never was set in Louisiana. Never Never was amazing by the way. 

So how did you do this past month? What books are you planning to read in March? Make sure to let me know in the comments and link up your review updates below using this format:

State (Book) @ blog/twitter/goodreads. 
For example: Florida (Because of Winn-Dixie) @BooksOnHerMind

If you want to check out what this challenge is all about you can go here. Thanks to all who are participating! Remember if you need help ask and I will answer.

Link Up!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Chocolate Recipe for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! I love, love any day of the year but it's always nice to see more love in the air and to read and watch some romances. I decided to make an oreo recipe yesterday to share with the family. Also, below I will be announcing the winner of the mini challenge. Everyone did wonderfully writing their poems. 

Oreo Truffles

I followed the recipe on the video above but my oreo truffles were a little bit different than what the video's final result looked like. First, I added 8 oz of cream cheese instead of four and I didn't have candy melts so the one's that were dipped into white chocolate weren't very pretty. However, these taste delicious. They were super decadent and heavy but so good! 

The oreos before they were frozen

The final result!

Everyone did so wonderfully with the poems they created! it was really close actually but the winner is....

GenGen's Book Blog!

Congrats Genesis! Her poem was about Miles from Ugly Love:

"Hurt and broken
of a past you can’t let go.
A love you lost,
you don’t want to hurt anymore.
A light shines through
and the armor starts to fall.
Feelings arise,
for a girl you cannot love.
Ugly is the pain,
beautiful is the love.
You move on from your past,
you finally rise above.
Happiness you have found,
on the girl you couldn’t love.
But now you realize,
it was her all along.
It’s time to let yourself go
from the Ugly Love." -Genesis

Thanks for participating Brittany, Alysia, Jade, and Genesis. I loved reading all your poems!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 13, 2015

#FitReaders: February 13th 2015 Check-In

#FitReaders: Another week I forgot to write my fitness and water intake down. I do remember some things I did. I didn't run as much as I wanted and didn't get much exercise but I did have this one perfect day so I'm grateful for that. I plan on just doing an overview of the week so I don't have to write everyday exactly what I thought because I do forget to do that part mostly.

2.53 miles in 39 min. 28 sec. 
(Shins felt fine after this so I'm going to see next week if I feel the same. Maybe the first time I felt sore in my shins it was a fluke or I might just run on the grass.)

83 min. of walking

Workout Videos
3 Minute Thighs - 3 min.

Water Intake
Around 110 oz of water
Goal for each week: 420

How did you do this week?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mini Challenge: Romeo Oh Romeo! Love for Books Readathon

I'm happy to say that I'm hosting a mini challenge for the 2nd annual Love for Books Readathon hosted by Jessi over at Novel Heartbeat! This mini challenge let's you tap into your creative side.

The Challenge:

Create a poem about a book character you either love or love to hate.

There are many different types of poems you can work with or you can simply write a poem that rhymes throughout. Be as creative as you can be and have fun!

The Prize:

The winner of this mini challenge will be announced on Valentine's Day! The winner will be able to pick a book from the list below. They all of course have romance in them.

After you have submitted your link let me know in the comments which book you would like to receive and why.