You Should See Me In A Crown / Salted Brown Butter Rice Crispy Treats

This book is insanely cute! When Liz Lighty’s scholarship plans fall through, she is forced to abandon her strategy of staying under the radar and enter the race for prom queen in her small Midwest town that is obsessed with prom. With a fiercely loyal group of friends who love her, although they may notContinue reading “You Should See Me In A Crown / Salted Brown Butter Rice Crispy Treats”

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine / Impossible Chocolate Cake

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine follows the story of a quirky loner who is confident that the awkwardness that always seems to follow her around is due to the social ineptitudes of everyone else. She lives her life in the most efficient way possible and sticks to her routines. Everything is completely fine, until itContinue reading “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine / Impossible Chocolate Cake”

Little Eyes / Meringue Cookies

I had no idea what to expect when I started Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin. I hadn’t read a synopsis and just went in blind. Luckily for me, I found it was a really engaging book. It is what I would call “sci-fi lite”. The world Schweblin creates is almost like our own, but withContinue reading “Little Eyes / Meringue Cookies”

Deception / Peach Cobbler

The 2020 Election was overwhelming to say the least. Mixed in with all the crazy news stories that still continue to play out, one of my favorite revelations was that Stacey Abrams is also a romance author under the pen name Selena Montgomery. Naturally, her books shot to the top of my to-be-read list. TheContinue reading “Deception / Peach Cobbler”

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square / Champagne Mint Juleps

Getting into the Christmas spirit this year has been a little harder than normal. But with less than a week to go, I’ve been trying extra hard to make my apartment feel as Christmas-y as possible. And that includes cheesy Christmas movies mixed with festive cocktails! And honestly, if you are going to go cheesy,Continue reading “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square / Champagne Mint Juleps”

Anxious People / Chocolate Chip Cookies

In my continued effort to read through Fredrik Backman’s books, I recently read Anxious People. It’s an unlikely story of a random group of people who are taken hostage during an open house for an apartment. As the story unfolds and we learn more about each of the characters and their motivations, you can’t helpContinue reading “Anxious People / Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Little Women / Snow Cake

Little Women was one of my favorite books growing up. I love to read and I have three sisters – I was definitely the target demographic. In second grade, I practiced public speaking by reading the book out loud to my knockoff American Girl dolls.   In honor of one of my favorite books, IContinue reading “Little Women / Snow Cake”

The Signature of All Things / Spiced Leaf Cookies

One of my favorite pandemic activities has been going for walks in the historic Woodlands Cemetery in my neighborhood. It may sound a bit morbid, but it is actually quite lovely and has lots of walking/running trails, a community garden, and plenty of room to be socially distant. While researching some of the more notableContinue reading “The Signature of All Things / Spiced Leaf Cookies”

Pride, Prejudice and Scones

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite stories of all time. I love the original book, but I also love seeing all the different adaptations. This year, I’ve read two different adaptations. The first was Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. It’s a modern retelling set in the suburbs of Cincinnati that swaps Regency Era dramaContinue reading “Pride, Prejudice and Scones”

The Crown / London Fog Tea Latte

It’s cold and dreary out today, the perfect day to snuggle up in front of the tv and binge watch The Crown with a cup of tea. At the beginning of lockdown, I invested in a small milk frother. It’s really upped the quality of my morning coffee and tea. I used to rely onContinue reading “The Crown / London Fog Tea Latte”

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