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Your Whims Wednesday #394 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Walnuts by Holy Veggies
 Quinoa, sweet potato and walnuts

How to Upcycle a Broken Picture Frame by Fluster Buster
Valentine Twig Picture Frame - This is an easy and fun picture frame diy project. I'm sure we all have had one of our picture frames break accidentally ( or even deliberately ;) ) 

Personalized Valentines Candles by Adventures of a DIY Mom
Personalized Valentines Candle

Diamonds Crochet Bag Pattern by Lilia Craft Party


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Your Whims Wednesday #393 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

DIY Candle Holders from Salsa Jars by The Real Thing with the Coake Family
Make these DIY Candle holders. They upcycle salsa jars and are an easy craft idea to match your color theme or holiday decorations.

Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake by Crystal & Co.

Valentine’s Day Blush Dress Style by Effortlessly Sophisticated
Valentine's Day Blush Dress

Clam Chowder Twice Baked Potato’s by A Fun and Frugal Life 
Clam Chowder Twice Baked Potatoes from A Fun and Frugal Life #clamchowder #bakedpotatoes #twicebakedpotatoes

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Your Whims Wednesday #392 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

DIY Wood Shim Wall Art by Hazel & Gold Designs
Wood Shim Hearts Wall Art

Strawberry Candy Heart Cookies by Wondermom WannaBe
Strawberry Candy Heart Cookies

Farmhouse Valentines Decor by Refresh Living
This would be such an easy way to decorate for Valentine's Day. I love the neutral colors!

Love Embroidery Using the Stem Stitch by Adventures of a DIY Mom
love embroidery using a stem stitch

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My Girlish Whims Book Club #14

I'm gearing up for my next in person book club in a few days so it was time to share the rest of my recent reads! I posted my last books right before Christmas and since then I got together with my book club for a fun holiday party complete with a gingerbread house competition, lots of yummy snacks, and of course plenty of wine as well.


I posted a random poll on my instagram to vote on all the different gingerbread houses that were made to pick a winner and surprisingly enough my own house ended up the winner!!! I think it was the broccoli shrubbery that really took it over the top ;)


Besides fun at book club, I've been enjoying lots of down time at the house reading. My boyfriend isn't as big of a reader as I am, but he recently bought a book on Einstein and has been powering through it. Consequently we've had lots of cozy evenings at home just reading together in the living room.  On Christmas day, we actually only had family events in the morning and afternoon, so Christmas evening was spent wearing Santa Clause socks and cozied up on the couch with our books together :)


Here's the full list of the books I just read: I loved three of these, only one was actually a bummer!


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Something in the Water

By Catherine Steadman. Synopsis from Amazon:

If you could make one simple choice that would change your life forever, would you?

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water. . . .

Could the life of your dreams be the stuff of nightmares?

Suddenly the newlyweds must make a dangerous choice: to speak out or to protect their secret. After all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events. . . .

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave?

Wonder no longer. Catherine Steadman’s enthralling voice shines throughout this spellbinding debut novel. With piercing insight and fascinating twists, Something in the Water challenges the reader to confront the hopes we desperately cling to, the ideals we’re tempted to abandon, and the perfect lies we tell ourselves.

 This was a great read that I really enjoyed.  Basically, two newlyweds go on a charming honeymoon where they discover something one day while out boating that changes their lives forever.  This very normal couple is then thrust into making some very questionable ethical decisions and navigating their way through some potential criminal activity that they never would have been involved in before.  I thought at first that the book started off a little slow, but I do realize now after finishing the book that the slower portions were laying some important framework for the rest of the novel, so make sure you power through those early moments!  Things really picked up after the couple finds that “something” in the water, and there was a LOT of action after that.  Besides just the story of the couple, the novel also delves into some background and storylines of some characters in Erin’s documentary that she was working on which was a nice reprieve from the main storyline, but also ended-up intertwining with the main story after all.  The ending of this book TOTALLY surprised me and I did not see it coming at all.  I read most of this book while on a flight down to Nashville and after we landed I only had 7 minutes left in the book and I KNEW I just couldn’t do anything else until I finished!!! I made my boyfriend wait for my suitcase to get off the plane while I sat in a corner of the airport and finished the book – lol!!! I just needed the closure!!! I would definitely recommend giving this one a read.

Your Whims Wednesday #391 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Cheesecake with Berries and Chocolate Ganache by Butter with a Side of Bread
Homemade 6 inch Cheesecake topped with chocolate ganache and berries

Easy DIY Wood Slice Wall Hook by Abbotts at Home
How to Make an Easy DIY Wood Slice Wall Hook

Air Fried Keto Thai Chili Cauliflower Bites by Low Carb Delish
 You are going to love these keto Thai Chili Cauliflower Bites! They are made in the air fryer and have the perfect balance between sweet and spicy. #lowcarbdelish #guygoneketo #ketocauliflower #airfryerappetizers #sweetthaichili #ketosnacks #gamedaysnacks #lowcarbappetizers #lowcarbsnacks #ketorecipes #ketoairfryerrecipes #cauliflowerrecipes

Easy Football Twinkies by Home Cooking Memories
Easy Football Twinkies on a Stick

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