Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hospital Bag Essentials

So in my last two labor & delivery experiences, I don't really remember what I brought, what was useful, and what wasn't useful. I have read up what others suggest and what baby sites suggest and made my own list. This is what I brought to the hospital:

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Odds 'n Ends Essentials for Baby

It's been since March and I'm just now getting this last essentials for baby post up. This is mostly geared towards new moms-to-be. I still have a Hospital Bag Essentials post planned (that I need to finish) and here in a month, I'll be posting an update on things I've found that have made my life as a mom to a baby easier.

So I've discussed the two major essentials lists: feeding and sleeptime. Now it's time for everything else!
The Odds 'n Ends Essentials for Baby | All the good stuff that doesn't have to do with feeding and sleeptime! #baby #parenting #essentials #momlife #motherhood #infant

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Baby Mason: Five Months

If this little guy could just stop growing so fast...that would be amazing. Soon he's going to be crawling and getting teeth and *cries* He's not really much for cuddling these days either, so that just makes me even more sad.

Look at this little face. I mean, seriously, just look at it!?! :) I could just look at 'im all day long. He's perfect!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Book Review: Buzz Books 2015: Young Adult Fall/Winter

PublishersLunch comes out with these collections a few times a year that have 20 excerpts for upcoming titles. This is my second time requesting the YA edition. I love getting a sneak peek at books I may or may not be excited to read and then deciding if I'm going to read them or not. I read 19 of the 20 books in this collection and removed 2 books from my TBR because of the collection.

Buzz Books 2015: Young Adult Fall/Winter
I received a free copy of Buzz Books 2015: Young Adult Fall/Winter from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin [2 stars]
Synopsis:  After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy was a rare jellyfish sting. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory--even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door.

I just didn't have any interest in this book before, during, or after reading it.

Friday, July 3, 2015

2015 Series "Challenge" - Update #2

In my last update, I had finished 2 series and read 13 books. In 3 months, I finished 2 more books...OUCH.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Books I Read in June

As I said in my TBR post, I'm slacking still. I'm 7 books behind on my yearly challenge and it's making me a little nutso. Here's to July being a better reading month!

Captive (The Blackcoat Rebellion #2)

Captive by Aimee Carter - 4 stars (finished 6/11)
This is the second book in the Blackcoat Rebellion series. I totally spaced on writing a review when I finished, so remembering what I wanted to say is hard as all get out. Kitty is now in Elsewhere and bizarre things are happening. Quite a few characters die and some big secrets are revealed. Kitty is a little frustrating in this book, but I think a lot of that is the confusion of being in Elsewhere and her reacting to betrayals and deaths.

What have you read recently?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My July TBR List + Upcoming Releases

Once again, I'm falling behind. I'm still working on two of my TBR reads from last month...I'm bound and determined to catch back up. My Goodreads counter says I'm 7 books behind on my yearly I HAVE TO catch up or it'll drive me crazy :)

Possible July Reads: 
  • Area 51 by Robert Doherty [new series]
  • L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad [new series]
  • The Lying Game by Sara Shepard [new series]
  • First Kill by Heather Brewer [new series]
  • The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad [new series]
  • Pulse by Patrick Carman [new series]
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Fixer (The Fixer, #1)ArmadaRuthlessSpider's Trap (Elemental Assassin, #13)

What books do you hope to read this month?
What releases are you excited for?