Ways to make this the Best. Summer. Ever!

26 Jun

Have a great summer!



Hello Summer!

23 Jun






Hello Best. Summer. Ever.  Let’s have a good time!  Make that a Great time!!






And You Get a Book…

19 Jun

And You get a book…And You get a book…And You get a book…And You get a book.

Or a book… One of my summer reading books, that is.  Based on the little “contest” I held on Friday, based on comments I received on Friday’s post, I chose 5 winners, based on the first five comments on my post.

Congratulations to the following five lucky blog followers who win their choice from my Top 11 Summer Reads:

  1. Carol S.
  2. Lee Z.
  3. Jane O.
  4. Rita P.
  5. Megan R.

Please reach out to me and let me know which book you like.  Give me your Top 3, as someone before you, may have chosen your top choice. You can re-read Friday’s blog to refresh your memory…It’s all about the views. 😉

Honorable Mention goes to:

Carolyn M. and Linda Z.  I will send them the book of My choice. 🙂

I know, I know…Best. Monday. Ever!





My Summer Reading List

16 Jun

Summer is upon us and for me that means gathering books for my summer reading list.  Be it at the Beach, Vacation, Home or on my Deck…I have Big Plans to rifle through many books this summer.

1. Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham.  Loved Gilmore Girls and loved Parenthood.  Reading Talking as fast as I can now.

2. Teammate, My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages by David Ross.  You can never get too much Cubs winning the World Series!

3. Giftology by John Ruhlin.  I love this book. Haven’t yet finished it, because I’m not quite ready for it to be over.  This book is a must-read if you give gifts.  This book will be its’ own blog.

4. The Beach House by Jane Green – I love beach houses and love Jane Green.

5. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella – Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors!

6. After You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes – I loved the movie, Me Before You, about the book by Jojo Moyes… I hope to read all of her books.

7.  Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom – I’ve read this book twice and plan on reading it for a third time.  It’s about Morrie Schwartz, who had an impactful impression on the author, Mitch Albom.  Morrie has ALS.  Enough said.

8. The life-changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo – I skim this book often and will continue to skim it, to  get more organizing ideas.

9. One plus one, by Jojo Moyes – Another Jojo book!

10. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight – I have had this book for at least 3 years and looking forward to reading it.

11.  All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr – Two of my favorite friends have told me this is one of their all-time favorite books.  It’s been on my nightstand waiting to be read.  I shall do that this summer.


More Beach Reads/Suggestions


After you is also on my list and in my stock on my coffee table.  What Alice Forgot is now on my Wish List!

I’m a big Emily Giffin fan.  Also Erin Hilderbrand.

Speaking of BookBub…I have signed up for free or big discounted ebooks.  I get a daily email and never pay more than $2.99 for a book.  My Kindle is quite filled!

Everyone who comments on this post, by 10pm Saturday, will be entered to win the book of their choice from My Summer Reading List. Five commenters will be chosen at random.  I will gift it to them, in hopes they will pay it forward and gift it to someone else, so they can enjoy the book as well. Don’t you love Fridays? :). Winners will be announced Monday morning. Don’t you love Mondays?

That I am!  Happy reading!





Summer Hours

9 Jun

I’m on summer blogging hours, hence why no blog today.  Received 7 inquiries about that.  No, I am not trapped under something heavy, nor am I sick.  Just plotting to make this the Best. Summer. Ever.  First on deck, the race track with my favorite guy!

I’m guessing he will not be wearing his cap and gown to the track.  But you never know!  Speaking of my Sonny Bunny, nothing brought me more delight this morning, than coming home to him watching You’ve Got Mail.

152 people who thinks he looks like Clark Gable

152 people who thinks he looks like a Clark bar

Next week’s blog:  My summer reading list!

Best. Summer. Ever.



Things Successful People do on a Monday

5 Jun

Have a Marvelous Monday!



The Daily Happiness Checklist

2 Jun

Because you can never have too much happy…Even when you want to punch someone in the face.  Twice. 🙂

Happy Graduation, Barrington High School…and my pals Alexandra, Sarika, Clare and Nick.  Go out and conquer the world.  I will be here watching! ❤

Have a Fabulous Friday!!