Madame Chic - A Triple Book Review

Jennifer L. Scott is the author of the three books staring Madame Chic below: Lessons From Madame Chic — 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic All three of these books are cute and quick reads – and have a lot to offer. In fact, I read Lessons from Madame Chic on the Plane to Europe! And then again this past… Read more »

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    Today was the day!! The seventh episode of Star Wars (The Force Awakens) came out today and I’m beyond excited! If you follow my Weekly Roundup and Reflections, you know that myself and some of my friends have been gathering for the last few weeks to watch all the episodes! In honor of this great day, I’ve decided to share a number of my Star Wars Favorites.   Star Wars – Trailers   Episode 1 – The Phantom… Read more »

10% Happier by Dan Harris (Amazon.com)

This past week, I finished up reading 10% Happier by Dan Harris. As I’ve previously mentioned, I am in the works of planning my 2015 Adventure to Bliss. One of my wishes is to explore what happiness means to different people and why. My list of books to read is now at 26 for the new year – and I’m certain it will grow. Although, I’ll be honest, I’m not sure when I last read (for pleasure) that much… maybe… Read more »

What Will you Choose Courtesy of Unsplash

As I was perusing through Stephen Covey’s, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People I came across a piece of advice: As humans, we are a response-able people. The idea really resonated with me. As a human, I have the ability to respond. And I can respond however I please. I have days where my hair goes in all different directions, I get stuck in a traffic jam, interact with unpleasant company and on top of all that, I don’t… Read more »

The Happiness Project Book Cover Courtesy of Open Table

Gretchin Rubin can just go ahead and be permentently on my list of “inspirational writers.” On the recommendation of a fellow-blogger, I just recently (FINALLY) finished her (arguably) most popular work, “The Happiness Project.” Wow. I’ll be honest, I have tried reading this book many times. In fact, according to Amazon, I’ve had the book since January of 2012. And I literally just finished it this past weekend. So what was different this time? I honestly think it was just… Read more »

Lean In by Sheryl Sandburg Image Courtesy of leanin.org

As Facebook’s COO and mother of two, Sheryl Sandburg knows what it means to be busy. She is a hard worker and, honestly she’s inspirational. In her book, Lean In, Sheryl makes it clear that change is needed for women in the workplace. In fact, change is really needed for everyone in the workplace (and at home). She emphasizes the importance of working towards a world where women and men spend half of their time focused on their careers and… Read more »

The Book of Awesome Cover Courtesy of Google Images

As a kid, I would receive one of the Scholastic Reader Order forms from my Elementary teachers and I’d go through and circle everything I wanted to read…it was almost always the entire form… silly me. And one of my first experiences with a library was taking a book out…and when my Grandma asked for me to return it…I just put it back on the shelf. It was all good and well till a few weeks later the library called… Read more »

Opperation Petticoat Movie Cover Courtesy of Google Images

Today’s topic? Movies! Classic movies! If you keep up with My Life In Snippets, you know that I feel (along with many others) that I came from another era… In fact, my sister has said before that I’m a mix of 25 and 95 – an old soul. I grew up listening to music that my parents loved as young-in’s (back in the fifties and early sixties). The movies I watched were all based during this era – or back… Read more »

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted to have said… “To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived…. Read more »

Books by Unsplash

For my book lovers out there, do you ever feel as though you’ll never make it through that stack of books? Or do you ever buy books, even though you have plenty yet to get through…because, well, the book sounds delicious?! I do… I’m guilty as charged! In fact, several weeks ago, I was so fed up with the list of over 50 books in my “to-read” queue, that I made a promise to myself to STOP finding new books… Read more »

Inside Out Movie Cover

*This post may contain SPOILERS* So, yesterday – my other half and I decided to go and see Inside Out. You might be thinking, oh that’s that kid movie…I’m here to tell you that Inside Out is for kids AND for adults. The creators at Disney and Pixar did an absolutely fabulous job making this movie – oh and the actors (voices) – on point. So, what made us go? Well, it opened at approximately $91.1 million – making it… Read more »

Book covers for The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect

Please note: I try to avoid spoilers at all costs…but they may still appear in the review for the two books listed, above. Be warned! Apologies!Graeme Simsion recently published The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect. My initial reaction to the bright and (in my opinion) neat looking covers, followed by an impressive star rating on Amazon and an intriguing book description all led me to download the two to my Kindle.Within the first few pages of The Rosie Project,… Read more »