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Your Whims Wednesday #433 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Thanksgiving Place Cards & Appetizer Bowls by She’s Crafty Crafty
Thanksgiving place cards and appetizer bowls  |   Make these easy appetizer bowls and place cards for your Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Faux Concrete Christmas Tree Ornaments by The DIY Dreamer
Quick and easy DIY Embroidery Hoop Faux Concrete Christmas Tree Ornaments. These ornaments couldn't be any easier to make! #christmas #embroideryhoop #christmasornaments

Thanksgiving Snack: Cinnamon Apples and Dip by Jodie Fitz
Cinnamon Apples and Dip

Squashy Bottom Soup Bowls by Claire Justine
Squashy Bottom Soup Bowls

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Your Whims Wednesday #432 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Painted Acorn Mason Jar by Mason Jar Crafts Love
Painted Acorn Mason Jar. Fall Craft Ideas with Mason Jars. Acorn Craft Ideas.

Roasted Butternut Squash Medly by Delightful E Made
One of the most flavorful, delicious ways to prepare Roasted Butternut Squash!  Roasted with apples, bacon, pecans and shallots, this savory and slightly sweet side-dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough to accompany your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

Scandi Felt Christmas Craft by Pillar Box Blue
Scandinavian felt Christmas craft

Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Brownies by A Big Green House
Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate | Big Green House #wholewheat #brownies #darkchocolate #dessert

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Now... onto this weeks party!
 

Your Whims Wednesday #431 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Maple Walnut Blondies by Big Green House
Maple Walnut Blondies | Big Green House #maple #walnut #blondies #dessert

Greek Yogurt Potato Salad by Cooking with Ewa

How to Style Black Denim by La Moumous

DIY Earrings by Moois Van M(i)e
DIY oorbellen/earrings - "Bonbon"

No Bake Cranberry Cheesecake by Butter with a Side of Bread
slice of no bake cheesecake with cranberry swirl

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My Girlish Whims Book Club #21

I randomly woke up at 4am this morning, so I thought there was no better time to sit down and finish typing up my last set of book reviews. You see, I'm getting MARRIED this week (!!!) and sleep has just not been my friend the past few days. Too many exciting things to think about, too many random nightmares to have about forgetting to pack my clothes for the honeymoon and then my fiancé getting abducted on the way to the airport ( yes that seriously happened - lol.  Well, in my dreams I mean!!!) Ah well.  There are only a few days left to go now until the big day, and hopefully I'll have more time to relax and catch up on sleep when the wedding is over.
 

I did have plenty of time to relax last month when I went to Jamaica with some girlfriends for my bachelorette party! What a fun trip - I basically got to lay on the beach all day reading, hanging out with friends, drinking champagne, and floating around in the ocean.  Pretty much my perfect idea of vacation.


I was able to get a decent amount of reading done on that trip, and now I'm excited to dive into my next set of books to read on our honeymoon in Mexico! Before then, let's do a review of the last few books I've read since my last round up.


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The Two Lila Bennetts

By Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. Synopsis from Amazon:

Lila Bennett’s bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally.
In one life, she’s taken hostage by someone who appears to be a stranger but knows too much. As she’s trapped in a concrete cell, her kidnapper forces her to face what she’s done or be killed. In an alternate life, she eludes her captor but is hunted by someone who is dismantling her happiness, exposing one secret at a time.
Lila’s decorated career as a criminal defense attorney, her marriage, and her life are on the line. She must make a list of those she’s wronged—both in and out of the courtroom—to determine who is out to get her before it’s too late. But even if she can pinpoint her assailant, will she survive? And if she does, which parts of her life are worth saving, and which parts must die? Because one thing’s for certain—life as Lila Bennett knew it is over.

I got this book for free on Amazon to read, but I had seen some other "bookstagram" instagrammers discussing it and the plot of the book intrigued me, so I was excited to get it for free to read. The book essentially follows Lila through two different story lines based on one choice she makes: one story line leads to her being kidnapped and held hostage, and one leads to her continuing to live her regular life.  I found this book interesting because essentially, we really shouldn't like Lila as a protagonist: she's done some shitty things to some of the people she loves and hasn't always been a great person, but somehow the authors write her in a way that keeps us rooting for her to make amends for her past ways and become a better person.  I was very intrigued about how the book would finally tie the two story lines together or pick one versus the other to win out as the final ending (at one point I thought Lila just woke up from a "dream" which was one of the alternate story lines and I thought that was a MAJOR cop out - but I read it wrong and that's not what happened!!) and ultimately I was very satisfied with how the authors handled one story line ended and having the true story line win out.  You got a lot more context and character development by following two different life scenarios for Lila, and I really enjoyed the set-up of this book as something a little different and thought it was an enjoyable read!

Your Whims Wednesday #430 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Rustic Pumpkin Pie by Falling 4 Fall


No Carve Jewel Pumpkins by It All Started with Paint
No Carve Jeweled Pumpkins - Rhinestones on Pumpkins - Bling Pumpkins - Glam Pumpkins - Painted Pumpkins.


Dracula's Blood Cocktail by The Kitchen is my Playground
Dracula's Blood Cocktail with Vampire Teeth Image

Potato Apple Soup with Bacon by Cooking with Ewa


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