Witches’ Brew

One many pros about working from home is having access to my Keurig. I can’t have caffeine, so I was never able to have coffee at work. I still don’t drink it every day, but I treat myself once or twice a week with some yummy creamer.

Peppermint tea is another favorite of mine. Any kind of herbal tea, really!

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Isn’t my headset hair just fabulous? Haha!

Currently Reading

I’ve shared before that musicals are one of my husband’s favorite things. And his favorite musicals is Jekyll and Hyde. When he’s in a particularly productive mood, he will almost always be blasting that soundtrack, singing at the top of his lungs.

I, however, have never seen the musical, or read the book. So, it’s time for me to catch up. Since it’s spooky October time, I figured it was a perfect opportunity.

I started it yesterday afternoon, just in time for my H #fmschallenge day on Instagram, hence the selfie. Forgive the sloppy hair…that’s what a phone headset does to you.

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Introduce Yourself

Good morning everyone!

Today kicks off the Books & Cupcakes September Photo Challenge! Most of these posts will be book related, but her first challenge was “Introduce Yourself.”

So, here goes. This took several rough drafts…I’m basically the world’s worst selfie taker lol.

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Who am I?

There’s so many directions I could take this post in. The basics:  27, married, living in Dallas at the moment.

In m head, I’m a leather wearing rockstar cowgirl. But in reality, I’m more of a hufflepuff-tshirt yoga pants wearing bookworm. Both are good, I think. I love coffee, but I can only have decaf, sigh. Beer and wine are my passion. I love excellently prepared food, but most of the time I am happiest eating a simple plate of meat and cheese, some chewy bread, maybe some oil for dipping. I love fashion…on other people. I have a hard time buying things for myself or taking the time to get into complicated outfits. I’m much more comfortable in jeans and a tshirt.

My husband is my best friend, and and we have a blast together. He’s about as big of a movie buff as I am a bookworm, so our walls are filled with shelves (although my bookshelves are probably half full of his John Grishams and Stephen Kings, so he does read too). It’s his job that required us to move, and will probably move us again, more than once. It gives us a chance to travel around and explore new places, which is great for us!

If you haven’t figured it out already…I read everything. There’s not much that is off limits. I really haven’t even touched the limits of my electicness on the blog, because I’ve been reading so much YA and fantasty lately. Trust me…I have a LOT of crazy things on my list. There’s nothing linear about me. I’m maybe a little bit nuts.

Oh. I also collect pigs. Wanna see?

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Yep, I’m a dork. I have a few more floating around, but that’s the majority of them.

So, that’s me in a nutshell. Time to get working…I have a LOT to get done today!

If I can stop one heart from breaking

Today is the last day of April, which means a bunch of different things!

1. It’s the 1 month anniversary of this blog! Hard to believe that it’s been a month already! I am so enjoying writing this, more than I’ve ever enjoyed a blog before. I’ve written more consistently, I have more followers (always a plus!), and I think my content is better. I think my success is due to finally writing about something that comes as naturally to me as breathing–reading. I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am!

2. It’s the 10 year anniversary of Mean Girls! Seems silly, I know. But it has always been one of my favorite movies. It’s hilarious and quotable, sure, but it also has a really great message–stop bullying. That’s important! And, of course, the anniversary had to fall on a Wednesday, and you know what that means. On Wednesdays, we wear pink!!

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3. Today ends National Poetry Month. As I said yesterday, I’ll probably keep posting poems every once in awhile, but maybe not every day. It has been a fun project, though!

In the spirit of Mean Girls day, and to end NPM, I have one of my favorite poems for you. It is a short one, but one that hangs on the bulletin board in the den as a reminder to try and be kind.

If I can stop one heart from breaking

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in bain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.

–Emily Dickinson