Thursday, October 8, 2015

If You Wrong Us Book Tour + Giveaway

 Happy Thursday Friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week and have been able to enjoy some wonderful weather.  Michigan has been foggy in the mornings and lovely in the afternoons.  I am loving this weather - I just wish I could enjoy it more.  

About the Book

Becca and Johnny become entangled after a car crash steals the lives of two people they love. Officially, the crash is an accident.  But Becca and Johnny are convince: someone did this.  As they plot revenge against the person responsible, a bond -- intense, unyielding, and manic -- takes hold of them.  And in an unexpected turn of events, they fall for each other.

Or so they think.

In an upside-down world where decay is beautiful and love and hate become one, Becca and Johnny find themselves grappling with reality.  Nothing is exactly what it seems, including what they've come to believe about the crash.  Question is: will they learn the truth before it's too late? No.  The question is: when they learn the truth, will they care?

My Thoughts

This book was a bit heard for me to read.  Usually I am one to get into the characters but the writing style kept throwing me off.  For one chapter you are in Becca's head, the next you are in Johnny's head, and later another character's head.  Once I was able to wrap my head around the writing style, I started to enjoy the story more.  The characters are all very deep and complicated and you find yourself wanting to know more about them and how their story makes up a portion of the whole story.

There is a twist at the end of the book that I was not expecting -- but I am going to keep this one to myself.  You will just have to read the book for yourself!

About the Author

Dawn Klehr is the author of the young adult thrillers: The Cutting Room Floor and If You Wrong Us.

She began her career in TV news and though she’s been on both sides of the camera, she prefers to lurk behind the lens. Mostly, she loves to get lost in stories – in film, the theater, or on the page – and is a sucker for both the sinister and the sappy. She’s currently channeling her dark side as she works on her next book.

Dawn lives in the Twin Cities with her funny husband, adorable son, and naughty dog. You can find her at:, @dawnklehr, or

Connect with Dawn:  Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads

Giveaway Time
Dawn is offering up some fabulous prizes during her If You Wrong Us Virtual Tour event. One (1) lucky grand prize winner will receive a $25 Gift Card for Amazon or B&N (winner’s choice) and two (2) runner-ups will win an eBook copy of Dawn’s young adult psychological thriller The Cutting Room Floor! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below:

Add to your TBR List:  Goodreads

Buy Links:  Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo  |  iTunes

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Question of the Day: What good book have you read recently? 

I'd love to hear from you!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Halloween 2015 Craft Round Up

Happy Wednesday Friends! I hope you are having a great week so far and you have successfully made it over the hump.  Can you believe that tomorrow is October 8th? I surely cannot! I was just getting accustomed to the idea that we are in September and in the blink of an eye the month was over.  

Today I wanted to share some cute craft ideas for Halloween with you all! I will not be here to celebrate Halloween this year, so you will all have to enjoy it on my behalf!


Witches Feet from Buzzfeed

Potion Bottles from Magiamia

Family of Ghosts from Ideas and Products

Black Cat Softie from Positively Splendid

Halloween Face Pillows from Eighteen25

Spiderweb Balloon from Better Homes 

Hogwarts Great Hall from Centsational Girl 

Lace Mason Jars from Hobby Lobby

Spider Wreath from Better Homes 


Aren't these tutorials super cute? I am looking forward to giving some of them a try to use for the Fall! And boy am I ever looking forward to cooler weather and scarves!

For other inspirational ideas, check out my Halloween Pinterest Board

Question of the Day: What is your favorite part about Halloween? 

I'd love to hear from you!

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

October: Month @ a Glance

Happy October Friends!

Can you believe how quickly September flew? I am sitting here thinking, how in the world did we get here and where did summer go? October is going to be a super exciting month for us as we have our 4th anniversary and I am going to Uruguay!

In Chronological Order:
  • Bachelorette Party with my girlfriends
  • Apple Picking
  • Coffee Date with my Cousin
  • Learning to Crochet (again lol) with My Cousins
  • My Niece's 3rd Birthday Party 
  • Anniversary Celebration with Justin

Other Goals for August
Read at least 2 books 
Complete every single run on my list
Post at least 3 times a week

Question of the Day: What fun things do you have planned in October? 

I'd love to hear from you!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What's Up Wednesday #6

Happy Wednesday Friends! Today I am linking up with Mix and Match FamilyPinterest Told Me To and The Larson Lingo for the What's Up Wednesday Post.  What's Up Wednesday occurs on the last Wednesday of every month and it is a fun list of questions getting ready for the upcoming month!

1. What We're Eating this Week: 
Last night we had our favorite Shepherd's Pie.  I really love making this recipe and it is perfect for the cooler weather we have had.  I honestly think this is my favorite meal to make // eat at home.

2. What I'm Reminiscing About
This time of year, I am usually coordinating a pumpkin carving // haunted house party but it looks like this year it will not be happening.  I am a bit sad, but also know that with the trip to Uruguay, I will likely not have time to do this before we go.  Carving pumpkins is one of my absolute favorite things, so I may just plan a mini carving session with Justin and myself. 



3. What I'm Loving
All of the planning for this trip.  I love planning things so this trip is right up my alley.  I also have been planning a ton of coffee dates with family // friends to catch up.  I've been needing one-on-one time with people and decided September was a great month to do so.

4. What We've Been Up To
To be honest, we have been spending a ton of time playing video games.  Destiny came out with an expansion for their game and we have been playing it together.   

5. What I'm Dreading
There are a few conversations that I really need to have with people in my life and I honestly do not have any desire to do so.  As outspoken of a person as I am, I usually have no problem opening my big mouth and saying what I think, but these topics are a bit more delicate and can affect my relationship with the people.  Right now, I am praying that everything goes smoothly. 

6. What I'm Working On
I have been focusing mostly on getting my miles in for the #100forCharity challenge with Tone It Up.  This has been great because I have been averaging between 12,000 - 15,000 steps per day.  

7. What I'm Looking Forward To
This weekend I am going to be attending two exciting and fun events - A Bachelorette Party and Apple Picking.  I love Apple Picking and have already started pinning recipes for apples.  

Mix and Match Mama nailed it on the head for me, so I snagged this picture from her blog.

8. What I'm Watching/Reading
With Fall Television starting back up, I have been watching quite a few shows.  However, with as busy as I have been, I have not had time to watch much television over the past few weeks.  Right now I am watching: Once Upon a Time, Dancing with the Stars, Americas Next Top Model and My Big Fat Fabulous life.  

What television shows are on your watch list this fall?

9. What I'm Listening To
Ironically, I am still obsessed with Pumpin Blood by NONONO.  I guess this song will be sticking in my head for a while. 

10. What I'm Wearing
With the temperatures being in the mid-sixties, I have been wearing cardigans like crazy.  Last weekend, I bought three of them at Target for $7.50 a piece (hello coupon!) and I am in love.  I purchased the cardigan in blue, mustard yellow and the below color.  Check out these cardigans and other items at Target! 

11. What I'm Doing this Weekend
As I mentioned above, I will be going to a Bachelorette Party and Apple Picking and I cannot wait! I'm planning to try and make a few apple centered recipes 

12. What is my favorite Halloween tradition
As I mentioned earlier, I love to carve pumpkins and I am trying to make time to carve one before I go to Uruguay.

Question of the Day: What is your favorite Halloween tradition?

Previous What's Up Wednesday Posts:

What's Up Wednesday #1

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Last 5 Things I Purchased

Happy Tuesday Friends! I hope you had a great start to your week and have many fun things planned before the weekend comes. 

Today I am doing another survey from The College Prepster.  I am really enjoying using the list for ideas and hope you are as well! 

Today I wanted to share the last 5 Things I Purchased with you!

1. My Hope Water Project jersey! I have been putting it off and to be honest, I do not know why.  The shirts tend to run small, so I had to order way larger than I am comfortable with.  However, I know I will be glad that I had a looser fitting shirt when I am running the 1/2 Marathon in January.  If you have no idea what Hope Water Project is, make sure to check out my page to get more information! 

2.  A TON of clothing at Target.  With the Uruguay trip quickly approaching (just over 3 weeks!) I figured now would be a good time to get some clothing for the trip.  According to the weather people, Uruguay sits between 70-80 degrees this time of year, so I purchased some tank tops and shorts to wear while I am down there.

I have to admit, shopping at Target is not always a great experience because their clothing is not necessarily meant for curvy ladies like myself, but I swallowed my pride and ordered the correct sizing in their shorts.  

All together I purchased: 3 cardigans, a maxi dress, 3 pairs of shorts, 5 tank tops and another dress for just under $70.  You really cannot beat those prices!

To shop this look and other great deals, go to this link!

3. My face serum.  A while back, Justin's aunt gave me some of this product to try, and so far this is my absolute favorite cream for my face.  I tend to find that some creams make my face feel oily or too dry, but when I put this cream on my face feels smooth and refreshed.  I loved it so much, I went and purchased a big bottle so it will last a while!

4. Bubble Wrap.  This one is a bit random, but I needed some bubble wrap to ship a painting that my aunt ordered from me.  Plus, bubble wrap is happiness therapy.  I made sure to pop a few bubbles when I wrapped up the painting to mail.  Instant happiness! I never realized how cheap bubble wrap is to buy - especially if you have Amazon Prime.  

5. More clothes - apparently I have been on a clothing kick.  I realized a few weeks ago that I did not have any skinny jeans that fit me comfortably (thanks to my body changing from working out) so I headed out to Kohls with my mom to find some jeans.  I ended up with two pairs of skinny jeans from Levi's and I am in love.  They're stretchy so they do not squeeze me in the wrong places so I am comfortable throughout the day. 

Find these jeans here

Find this shirt here 
So that is the last five things I have purchased! A bit random, but exactly what I needed.

Question of the Day: What purchase have you made recently? 

I'd love to hear from you!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekend Highs and Lows #7

Hello everyone!I hope you had a wonderful weekend filled with fun and exciting adventures  If you want more information about the party, please check out this post


This weekend was a fun one! On Saturday I went and helped Janelle and Marcy at a craft show for Infantly Cute Boutique, then Saturday night I went over to Sarah's house to catch up with her.  We ended up walking for a few hours just catching up and I really enjoyed it.  I forgot how great one-on-one time is with friends and need to make sure to plan it more often.

Sunday was filled with Renaissance Festival Festivities! We got up in the morning and made our way out to hang out with all of the other Festival goers.  Such a fun time seeing everything!


There is a bit of drama floating around me.  I am trying very hard to keep my distance because I really do not need to be a part of it.  Let's just hope I can keep it at bay! 

Previous Weekend Highs & Lows

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