The return of the Duck Dynasty! Loved Si's storytelling on the premier. Si says, "You need a beginning, middle and an end. This thing ain't got no fast-forward on it." And, Jep wants to play X-box on the camp-out!
The return of Starburst jellybeans. They show up every year about this time. I call it yum, yum time.
I'm cheap, but I splurged on two things this week. First, I upgraded on Picmonkey. So worth it! I don't have to worry about what I can and can't use. Lovin' it so far!
I have tried substituting vanilla bean paste in two cookie recipes now. While the change is subtle, the paste brings out a more vanilla flavor. Little flecks add a bit of texture. The bottle is expensive, $8 at HEB, but I like it!
Someone was selling Origami Owl Charm necklaces at our school this week. As soon as they mentioned jewelry, I was in teacher lounge placing my order. Afterwards, I had a little “I can’t believe I just bought another piece of jewelry!” moment. (I tend to have those quite often) When I got home, I went online to check out what I had just ordered. Now, I’m so happy I purchased a necklace! The founder of the company is a 16 year-old girl. She started the company when she was 14! After reading her story, I’m a complete fan of Origami Owl and highly recommend it. I will post pictures as soon as my charm necklace comes in!
As much as I love my precious kinder babies, I hardly have any time to read during the school year. Therefore, my reading list has grown quite a bit. I’m also really bad about seeing upcoming movie trailers and wanting to read the book as soon as I see “based on the novel”. My reading list has consisted of Safe Haven, Silver Linings Playbook, rereading The Great Gatsby, and Beautiful Creatures. I have just finished reading book one and two of the Beautiful Creatures series. I highly recommend it! The books are southern, very well written, and depict small town life to a tee. So far, I love what I’ve read and will continue the series! As much as I love reading books that adapted into movies, I don’t think I’ll be taking on Les Miserables any time soon. I’ll just sit back and watch the musical instead. :)