It’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks around here. Seriously, where does the time go? I just wrapped up co-chairing an annual event at my son’s school. This was my 4th and final year so it felt a little bittersweet. Next year is middle school, which doesn’t have as many opportunities for parents to get involved. Why do they have to grow up so fast?
Even though we just had a snowstorm this week, I am getting in the mood to start decorating for spring! Now that St. Patrick’s Day is over, I feel comfortable bringing out the bunnies for Easter!
So far, I have only brought out a few things like this cute bunny from last year. If I remember correctly, I believe I purchased it at Homegoods. I am not sure if I will add anything more to the mantel over my stove but for now, this is how it looks. I like the way he stands out against the white.
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Speaking of white, am I the last person to try this?
Apparently, it’s all the rage. One of the mom’s I have been working with on the school project came over the other morning. I noticed how white her teeth looked and she told me this is what she has been using. She only used it a couple times and her teeth already look amazing. The next day, she brought it over and I took a picture of it so I would remember which one she ordered. Needless to say, I just ordered it from Amazon and plan to start using it the second it arrives. I drink tea all the time so my teeth could use some whitening. I will keep you posted with how it works! Have you tried it yet?
Now that I am finished with the school event, I can get back to my reading…
The darling, Kristy Woodson Harvey from the blog, Design Chic was kind enough to send me an advanced copy of her latest novel, Slightly South of Simple and I am loving it so far! The book is due to be released April 25, 2017 but you can pre-order now! It’s a good time to start planning your summer reading list!
I adored her first two novels, Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love so I have high expectations for this one. Feel free to read my review on the latter – Book Review – Lies and Other Acts of Love. I just love her writing style and can never seem to get enough southern fiction!
Speaking of southern novels, for the past several months, I have been engrossed in this classic…
Wow, how did I go through life without reading that one? There is no question why this is considered “The Great American Novel”. It took me a few months of bedtime reading to finish but I looked forward to my nightly installments. Needless to say I will be watching the movie in the near future. I have to check to see what is available on DVR but I might just order the Gone with the Wind DVD to have it as part of my collection.
Ironically, I decided to read, Gone with the Wind because of another book I fell in love with…
Susan Meissner does historical fiction like no other! In this one, she takes us back to Hollywood’s Golden Age and to the friendship that developed around the filming of Gone with the Wind. LOVED it! After finishing her novel, it only made sense to read Gone with the Wind next!
It’s interesting how one thing will lead you to another. That’s why I guess it’s always a good idea to keep an open mind and pay attention where clues take you!
And I really need an open mind to benefit from this other book that I am also reading right now. (Yes, I frequently read a couple books simultaneously. I am always reading something non-fiction)…
The reason I picked up this book is because I have been dealing with a neck problem for the past few months. I have gone for an MRI, have been doing physical therapy which includes stretching, yoga, massage, ultrasound and dry needling. I have also started taking supplements that supposedly help with inflammation, joint and arthritis problems. So far, I haven’t shown much improvement. It is extremely frustrating and I just don’t know what to do next.
My husband remembered Howard Stern discussing how Dr. John Sarno healed his back pain. My husband suggested that I might want to try reading one of Dr. Sarno’s books. Hey, I will do anything at this point. If you told me my neck would be cured if I ate a whole jar of mayonnaise, I would do that…and if you know how much I hate mayonnaise, you would understand…
Anyway, I am about halfway through reading this book and I am trying to be optimistic so we will see. If you have any suggestions for neck pain, please let me know. Just don’t mention surgery because I am a big baby and not ready to go there yet. I will eat the jar of icky mayonnaise first…
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. You know, Monday at 6:28 a.m. it becomes spring! I am so excited! Now, if only all this snow would melt!
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