Update Your Case

Hello Loves!

If there is one thing I love, it’s phone cases. I change my phone case about as often as I do my shoes.

When I was looking for a new cases, I came across this subscription box, Update Your Case.

For only $10 a month, you get a unique and quirky case delivered right to your door. Of course, I had to try it. It took about 2-3 days to get to me.

Here is what I received!

*Disclaimer: I had some trouble signing up so they sent me another case for having to deal with it. Their customer service is amazing.*

*Sorry for the quality of photos. I only have my iPhone*

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Case #1:

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I highly recommend this subscription. Check them out here

– Jennifer

A Little Something Different Review

A Little Something Different

The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.  But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.

Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together….

via Goodreads

My Thoughts

My favorite type of books are the ones that are told through different points of view. That is what appealed me to this book. It’s a college romance told through 12 different views; ranging from Gabe’s brother to Lea’s roommate to a squirrel in the park. The other thing I liked about this book was how easy it was to read. I started it on Friday night and finished it Sunday morning.

The plot is that Gabe and Lea, who share a creative writing class, are just perfect for each other – but both are too shy and uncertain to do anything about it. The match, however, is obvious to almost everyone else, hence why we follow so many different people. That’s what makes this book interesting to read. Seeing how everyone else views Gabe and Lea’s love story.

I would rank this a little bit high if we could have seen what was going on in Gabe and Lea’s own mind. Overall, a quick and easy romance to read.

3.5/5 Stars


Book Information:

Written by: Sandy Hall

Format: e-Book

Length: 272 pages

Publication date: August 26th 2014

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– Jennifer

Sunday Social

Sunday Social

 Linking up with Neely

Hello Loves!

Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!

It’s time for another addition of the Sunday Social!

1. What is your favorite magazine to read?

That is a tie between People and Cosmo. Really I read all kind of celebrity gossip magazines.

2. What is the best thing you’ve seen online lately?

This is so funny. I could watch it over and over again. And I’m not ashamed to admit that I have.

3. Who is your favorite celebrity to follow on Instagram or Twitter?

Blake Shelton.

He says the funniest stuff.

 4. Is there one article of clothing no matter what the season you can’t help but love?

Hoodies. I’m a huge fan of the Victoria Secret Pink Hoodies. I have about 5 of them. I wear them all the time.


5. Do you prefer email or snail mail?

I prefer snail mail. I feel that it is much more personal.

– Jennifer

TTFN- Book Review

ttfn (Internet Girls, #2)

After everything they’ve been through together, Angela, Maddie, and Zoe know they’ll be friends till the end–but sometimes the fates (or parents) have other plans.
With sophomore year and its troubles behind them, the winsome threesome is on cruise control, enjoying the well-earned perks of being sixteen. But then Angela (SnowAngel) gets some seriously bad family news 😥 that threatens to change her life forever. On top of that, Maddie (mad maddie) decides to let loose her wild side 😛 and Zoe (zoegirl) struggles to keep a big secret from Angela :O. Will junior year pull the girls apart just when they need each other most? Only their instant messages reveal the full story…(goodreads)


My thoughts:

Like the first book in the series (TTYL) this book was written entirely in IMs and text messages. At first I wasn’t sure if I would like it. However, it ended up making the book a lot easier to read. Somehow the dialog flowed a lot smoother than more traditional writing. Would I want all my books written in this style, no. But it was a nice break.

Zoe, Angela, & Maddie are trying to survive their junior year of high school. Like any group of friends, they go through their ups & downs. Boyfriends, Dances, Evil enemies, etc. It doesn’t matter what they face as long as they face it together. Until one of their own gets life-change news.

What makes this book so relatable to a 27-year are the characters. As I’m reading this, I can picture my two best friends throughout high school and all the crazy stuff we use to do. It takes me back to my awkward years. Sometimes that isn’t a bad thing.

4/5 Stars


Book Information:

Written by: Lauren Myracle

Format: Paperback

Length: 256 pages

Publication date: February 1st 2007

– Jennifer

 

Book Club Friday

With Heather

Hello Loves!

TGIF. I can’t believe the weekend is finally here. It’s been a very rough week. I’m super excited to relax.

Relax with a nice good book.


This week I’m sharing:

Glazed Murder (A Donut Shop Mystery) by Jessica Beck

Glazed Murder (Donut Shop Mystery, #1)

Description:

Meet Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Hearts coffee shop in April Springs, North Carolina. After her divorce from Max, an out-of-work actor she’s dubbed “The Great Impersonator,” Suzanne decided to pursue her one true passion in life: donuts. So she cashed in her settlement and opened up shop in the heart of her beloved hometown.

But when a dead body is dumped on her doorstep like a sack of flour, Suzanne’s cozy little shop becomes an all-out crime scene. Now, everyone in town is dropping by for glazed donuts and gruesome details. The retired sheriff warns her to be careful—and they’re all suspects. Soon Suzanne—who finds snooping as irresistible as donuts—is poking holes in everyone’s alibis…

Goodreads


My Thoughts:

I haven’t start the book at all. I’m reading it because I was recommended by a good friend. She has somewhat similar taste as me. I just need to remember to have donut handy. You know, in case I randomly get a craving for some.

What are you planning on reading this weekend?

– Jennifer

These are my confessions..

“You think you know. But You have no idea.” – Diary, MTV 2000

It’s time that you got a glance into the Innerworkings of a female mind.

As you will soon figure out, I’ve been going through some things lately. But I’m back and ready to take on the world.

In the words of Usher,

This is are my confessions.

I must confess…

…that matter now hard I try, I will never be the next Iron Chief.

… that my 5’1″ height will never allow me to be America’s Next Top Model.

… that elevators give me the hee bee gee bees

… that I’m not really allergic to chocolate. I  can’t stand it but I don’t want people to give me a hard time about not liking chocolate.

… that boy bands today will never be as good as NSYNC and Backstreet Boys

 

… that my husband and I spent the first two years of our relationship apart. Long Distance Relationships do work!

… that we have been together for eight  years but.

… only been married for three!

… that I suffered a miscarriage a few months ago. That was one of the hardest things to go through. However, I’m doing better with it.

Hope you enjoyed my confessions. Who knows maybe I’ll pull an Usher with Part II and III.

– Jennifer

I’m FALLing for these books that I need to read. TTT

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish
 

Hello Loves!

Can we just talk for a moment about how September is almost over? It’s pure craziness.

Fall has somewhat arrived in Washington. The leaves are starting to change, the days are getting shorter, and the nights longer. The rain has started which means it’s time to curl up into a ball by the fire and read.

I have a huge TBR list already yet it keeps growing and growing. Without further ado:

Here are the

Top Ten Books on my Fall To-Be-Read list:


{One}

Rowdy by Jay Crownover

(To be released Oct 21st)

Rowdy (Marked Men, #5)

{Two}

Better When He’s Bad by Jay Crownover

Better When He's Bad (Welcome to the Point, #1)

{Three}

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)

{Four}

YOLO by Lauren Myracle

yolo

{Five}

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1)

{Six}

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

{Seven}

#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

#GIRLBOSS

{Eight}

Somday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

*Still*

Someday, Someday, Maybe

{Nine}

Normally, this would be cause for concern by Danielle Fishel

Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness

{Ten}

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)


If you need me this fall, I’ll be by the fire making a dent into my TBR list.

What are some other books I should read?

– Jennifer

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Hello Loves!

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was super busy that I never got around to finish (or starting) the books that I wanted too. So this post is a little on the shorter time.

On to this week’s book.

For My Eyes:

l8r, g8r (Internet Girls, #3)

Angela, Zoe and Maddie are finally seniors and ready for the great year they deserve. After two years of fighting, experimentation and some hilarious stories, they are prepared to enjoy the fruits of seniority – even though being top dogs at school means thinking about college, sex and even the impending end of their inseparable trio.

My Thoughts:

So far, it’s very similar to the other two books. But that’s okay. I liked the other books. This book is written in the IMs or text messages sent between three best friends. They are having to deal with the stress of senior year (ie picking colleges) while trying to maintain their friendship. I’m excited to see how this ends.

 

– Jennifer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions You Should Ask Yourself Part 1

Hello Loves!

I came across this post the other day from Kelly and thought about how much of a great idea it is! Since I’m trying to find my voice still on this ole blog I thought I would give these a shot!

1.) What are you addicted to?

Right now my latest addiction is my new purse. It is just so perfect! Forever 21 for the win!

2.) What’s the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

Scare the crap out of my husband. I would probably move his car into a different spot at the house or move stuff around on his desk at work.

3.) Pictures or Plants in your office?

Neither. However, I have tons and tons of paper everywhere. That’s almost like pictures.

4.) If you could magically change a part of your body, which one would it be?

I would like to be taller. So I guess my legs..

5.) Do you know people who would want to have sex with you immediately?

Next question.

6.) How often do you google yourself?

Back when I was in high school, I use to google myself to see all the news articles written about me. I was the sh*t. Lately, I think maybe once or twice in the last few years. Oooh maybe it’s time to check myself out.. *BRB*

7.) Have you ever been depressive?

I’m not quite sure what this question means. So no…

8.)What is the most embarrassing you could can find on the internet about you?

Pictures like this.

9.)Do you think that time heals all wounds?

Time does helps to heal all wounds. And if it doesn’t, we learn to live with the new normal that it created.

10.) Which words of wisdom from your parents would you never say to your kids?

“Drive Carefully or Aim Well” in regards to avoiding pedestrians.

Stay Tune for the rest of the questions in later posts!

– Jennifer

Book review: TTYL

ttyl (Internet Girls, #1)

Goodreads

Far from being precious, the format proves perfect for accurately capturing the sweet histrionics and intimate intricacies of teenage girls. Grownups (and even teenage boys) might feel as if they’ve intercepted a raw feed from Girl Secret Headquarters, as the book’s three protagonists–identified by their screen names “SnowAngel,” “zoegirl,” and “mad maddie”–tough their way through a rough-and-tumble time in high school. Conversations range from the predictable (clothes, the delicate high-school popularity ecosystem, boys, boys in French class, boys in Old Navy commercials, etc.) to the the jarringly explicit (the girls discuss female ejaculation: “some girls really do, tho. i read it in our bodies, ourselves”) and the unintentionally hilarious (Maddie’s IM reduction of the Christian poem “Footprints”–“oh, no, my son. no, no, no. i was carrying u, don’t u c?”).

But Myracle’s triumph in ttyl comes in leveraging the language-stretching idiom of e-mail, text messaging, and IM. Reaching to express themselves, the girls communicate almost as much through punctuation and syntactical quirks as with words: “SnowAngel: ‘cuz–drumroll, please–ROB TYLER is in my french class!!! *breathes deeply, with hand to throbbing bosom* on friday we have to do “une dialogue” together. i get to ask for a bite of his hot dog.'”

Myracle already proved her command of teenage girl-ness with Kissing Kate, but the self-imposed convention of ttyl allows a subtlety that is even more brilliant. Parents might like reading the book just to quantify how out of touch they are, but teens will love the winning, satisfyingly dramatic tale of this tumultuous trio.


 

My thoughts:
 I really like the non-traditional format of this book. You are reading it through the IM of three best friends. *Almost* everything they went through, we did too when we started high school. The thing I really enjoyed about this book is that it was such a quick read. I was able to read it in about a day but it was still a decent book. It allowed me to get way from more traditional books. I’ve already got the next two ready to go for this weekend.

3.5/5 Stars


Book Information

Written by: Lauren Myracle

Format: Paperback

Length: 209 pages

Publication date: April 1st 2005