My Recent Reads

If you’ve been reading my posts for any length of time, chances are you already know I LOVE to READ! I also love discussing books I’ve read. So here’s a few books I’ve read recently and LOVED!!! I have recently hit a book jackpot or so it seems.

A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander)

So 2018 has been the year of Karlee being addicted to the Outlander series by Diana Galbaldon. These are big books that you won’t be able to put down. It’s historical fiction that will have you emotionally attached to characters. A Breath of Snow and Ashes was the 6th book in this series and I’ll go ahead and tell ya I’m dreading the day I’ve completed the entire series. WHAT. WILL. I. DO. WITH. LIFE??

Before We Were Yours

Wow, this one was good! Before We Were Yours  by Lisa Wingate is another amazing historical fiction. I was mid book and called my Nonna to let her know to add this book to her MUST READ LIST! My Nonna is from Memphis, Tennessee and part of the setting of this book is in Memphis 1930’s.. That’s before Nonna’s time but I still thought she would think it was interesting. Before We Were Yours will pull your heartstrings, y’all.

The Last Time I Lied

I really like a good phycological thriller that will keep you guessing. The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager was my Summer beach read.. Ha, a little dark for a beach read but I enjoyed it nonetheless. This novel had me guessing until the end!

Girl Wash Your Face

This was my other beach read! Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis is absolutely life changing. I found this book to be really motivational. Especially as an entrepreneur, it gave me a nice little motivational kick. Seconds after finishing this book, I jumped on Amazon  and ordered it for my sister.

Alright, those are some of my recent reads that I actually enjoyed!! If you’ve read any of these, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Week Vibes

Another weekly catch up! This week was fairly quiet around Le’ Bowman house. Over the last weekend we worked on the powder room downstairs. Still have a good ways to go but it’s already looking nice!

Other Highlights 

• We said goodbye to May. Ha, I think it’s safe to say Summer is officially unofficially here!

• I said bye bye to my Keurig and bought a kettle and dripper for pour over coffee.. might I add the dripper is SEXXAY!

• We (I) ate lots of fresh cherries this week.

• I finished the book YOU THINK IT, I’LL SAY IT. It was different/weird but I gotta admit, each story kept my attention.

• I began a new phycological thriller Sometimes I Lie. I’ll keep you updated!

• Aaron’s album Distant released last weekend. You can find it on Spotify, Goggle Music, iTunes and Amazon. Check it out!!

That’s a wrap for this week! Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday!

Week Vibes

We had such a wonderful week. My little sister Kelbee came to Auburn to spend a few days at our house. We very much enjoy when she’s at our house because she brings a balance to our crazy schedule. For example, 9pm dinners are no longer acceptable when a 10 year old is around.

To read a more about Kelbee’s visit click here to check out Nighttime Prayers.

Other small highlights this week 

• I’ve been reading the Outlander book series by Diana Gabaldon since January. I finished book #4 this week and it was Ahhhhmazing!

• I took Tuesday off! It’s extremely rare for me to take a day off.. other than an occasional Sunday. I wanted to spend time with Kelbee so I took the whole day off on Tuesday.

• I realized my 10 year old little sister knows more about make up than me! Ever heard of Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lips?? Kelbee got me to try this awesome new lipstick and it stays on for hours. Love it!! Click here to learn more.

• We bought plants! Last weekend Aaron and I bought some plants for our side porch off the kitchen. We got lots of herbs, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and a hanging basket of strawberries.

• As far as the booth business goes, we had a few slower days this week. However, on Friday night it picked up. I was working in my booth and was able to make the sale of 6 larger pieces within a 2 hour span.

• Favorite casual black slides sandals are on sell for $11.21 right now. So time to grab some!!

I have another special post about decorating with pots coming up soon so stay tuned & have a happy weekend! 

 

My Adult Busy Bag

Hi! So we’re doing a little Spring travels this weekend. We’re making it a quick combo trip and seeing both Aaron’s family and my sister’s family. From Alabama to Kentucky to Indiana then from Indian back to Alabama – we’ll be spending a lot of hours in the car.

Growing up, my mom used to pack us  “busy bags” when we went on trips. Ha, now I wonder if a “busy bag” is an actual thing or just something mom made up. Hmmmm, have you ever heard of a busy bag?

Well, now as an adult, I still have a busy bag. (I think my sister Kayla does too!) Over the years is has matured a little. I’ve traded my coloring books, fruit roll ups and children’s fiction for more grown up items.

What’s in it?

The essentials –  books, magazines, chapstick, lipstick and laptop. Just a few items that can keep my attention for hours.

Books

I usually bring along two books just in case one is a bummer. However, all the books in the Outlander series is amazing so no worries there!Magazines

Magazines are a must too.. sometimes my eyes get tired from reading so I like to look at pictures in magazines (child moment.. again). I read both The Magnolia Journal and The Farmhouse Movement cover to cover ever issue.

Chapstick/Lipstick

Let’s face it – long trips can me you feel yucky. Having these two items make me feel human again. Also, I like to have the lipstick on hand to freshen up before seeing any family or friends.

Laptop

Duhhhhhh.. Cause I’m a workaholic.

SHOUTOUT!!! 

Thanks you Initial Outfitters for the sweet, sweet cosmetic bag! It makes for happy traveling!

Links

Drums of Autumn Book – Click Here

First Book in the Outlander Series – Click Here

The Magnolia Journal – Click Here

The Farmhouse Movement Magazine – Click Here

Eos Lip Balm – Click Here

Mac Lipstick – Click Here

Cosmetic Bag – Click Here

Tote – Click Here

(Some of these links are affiliate links)