Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Pretty Little Liars: Ruthless (Book 10)

I'm a little behind on posting my books, OOPS! I have been a reading fool, it's crazy how fast I'm going through this series. I told my husband last week I might have a reading problem. LOL

It is revealed that last summer while Spencer was taking AP courses at Penn, she began taking speed pills called "Easy A" that Phineas was giving her as a way to help with her studies. After being arrested by the police for possession, she arranges for Hanna to help her frame her roommate, Kelsey, as a dealer, in order for Spencer to not face charges. After landing the role of Lady Macbeth in the school play, the stress and guilt begin to take their toll on Spencer, causing her to have frequent hallucinations in which she is haunted by Kelsey and Tabitha. She becomes paranoid and begins to believe Kelsey is "A" and is taking revenge on her for being framed.
Emily accidentally meets Kelsey at a party and is instantly smitten with her. She and Kelsey grow close, much to Spencer's disapproval. After Emily is hurt by Spencer's remarks about her love for Alison, she angrily tells Kelsey that Spencer framed her for the drug possession. Depressed, Kelsey overdoses and attempts to throw herself into the quarry where Mona died, but Emily saves her and Kelsey is sent to the Preserve for treatment. While visiting Kelsey, the girls realize that Tabitha was also a patient at the Preserve and was the same age as Alison and Courtney.
Hanna's father brings her on to help with the social media aspect of his campaigning. She meets a boy named Liam, who she falls for, despite knowing he is the son of her father's political opponent. They break up when she learns he has been seeing multiple other girls while dating her, and reconciles with Mike.
And after Aria is dumped by Noel, she seeks out comfort in Ezra, in hopes of rekindling their romance. However, things are strained between them, and Aria eventually goes back into a relationship with Noel, after discovering Ezra and Klaudia being intimate.
The Liars attempt to circumvent "A's" threats by coming clean about their secrets, with varied success. Meanwhile, "A" becomes more violent, shoving Emily down a hill at Stockbridge trail. "A" sends Spencer an email of Tabitha on the beach with a head injury, indicating that "A" was the one who disposed of Tabitha's body. "A "taunts the Liars, stating they will never discover "A's" true identity.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Can't Stay Awake....

Have you ever had a problem where at night you just can't stay awake for anything?

Well....that's me these past couple weeks. I have been falling asleep on the couch around 8pm if not sooner, I just don't understand! Shane and I will come home make dinner and sit down to watch a show or movie and shortly after dinner and watching the TV I'm passed out. I haven't ever been this sleepy in a long time or if ever, I mean I like my sleep but I usually go to bed between 9-9:30 or so most nights. I know what some might be thinking but no I'm not pregnant. When I go to bed I will sleep all night so it's not like I will be up and wide awake at 2am, I will sleep all night and still want to sleep when the alarm goes off. I have a sleeping problem these days and I need to figure out how to fix it.
Hopefully with daylight savings and spring just right around the corner, I will be able to stay up later and spend time with my hubby instead of passing out on him and leaving him alone all night. Haha!

If you have suggestions on how to fix this I'm up for trying something. :)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Taco Salad

As I mentioned in my post about Jordann's birthday, I made Taco salad for her dinner.

Here is the recipe for it


1 Ib. Hamburger Meat
1 can Kidney Beans, drained
Bag of cheese
Lettuce, to your liking
Pico de Gallo, to your liking
Taco Seasoning

1. Brown Hamburger and season with taco seasoning.
2. Add in Kidney beans till warm.
3. Place hamburger & beans in big bowl, add cheese and mix together. Once cheese is melted add lettuce, Pico and Fritos.

Taco Seasoning:
1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
1 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Red Pepper
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Jalapeno Pepper

Pico de Gallo:
1 medium tomato, diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 sprigs fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

1. In a medium bowl, combine tomato, onion, jalapeno pepper (to taste,) cilantro. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir until evenly distributed. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Mom

My mom's birthday was February 14th, yes she is a Valentine's Day baby. This is the first year in LONG time since all the kids and her were able to celebrate with her. She came down on Saturday and we went out for dinner to Fronteras then came back to our place and did dessert and gifts. It was good time and she seemed to enjoy herself.

Yes they came and sang to her and she got some free fried ice cream.
She thought they were trying to feed her a bit but really they wanted to put the whipped cream on her nose.

My brother, sister and I all went in and got her a pink camo purse. She loved it!
For dessert I made her Hot Fudge Oreo Cupcakes. These were the most yummy things ever! I will be posting the recipe soon!

Happy Birthday Mom! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pretty Little Liars: Twisted (Book 9)

Another book almost done!

The book begins with the girls vacationing in Jamaica and Emily seeing a girl who she strongly believes is Ali. Throughout the rest of the book, details about that fateful vacation emerge. It turns out they pushed the girl they believed was Ali (who had been claiming her name was Tabitha Clark) off a building.
In the meantime, Noel, Aria's boyfriend, has an exchange student, from Finland, comes to live with him. Instead of being the nerdy boy, Klaudius, that Noel expected, the exchange student turns out to be a gorgeous blonde, Klaudia, who tries to steal Noel from Aria. Aria ends up accidentally pushing Klaudia off of a ski lift as an act of self-defense, however Klaudia uses that information against Aria. By that point, Aria and Noel's relationship is shaky and uncertain.
Also, Emily meets a new girl, Chloe, who moves into the Cavanaugh's old house. They immediately become good friends, bonding over Chloe's baby sister, Grace. Emily has now given up hope of getting a swim scholarship, her only option for college. Chloe's dad offers to help but also hits on Emily, even making sexual moves towards her. Chloe walks in on her dad kissing Emily, but thinks that it's Emily who is wrecking her family (her father had previously been cheating with another woman).
The girls start to get messages from a new "A", and believe it's Ali and that she somehow survived the fall from the building. Hanna's dad runs for senator of Pennsylvania. Patrick, somebody who's helping out at the set, offers Hanna a modeling job, but he takes some naughty pictures and threatens her with them, saying he will release them to the public and ruin her dads' chances of becoming senator, unless she gives him $10,000. Hanna steals money from her dad and frames Jeremiah, a mean man who is also working on set.
Spencer's mom has begun to date Nicholas Pennythistle, the father of snobby Amelia and her brother Zach, in whom Spencer develops a romantic interest. When they go out dancing, she kisses him, only to find out Zach is gay. When the Hastings and Pennythistles travel to New York together, Spencer and Zach drunkenly fall asleep in the same bed. During the night, Spencer had kicked off her clothes because she was hot, leaving her in her blouse and underwear. The next morning Mr. Pennythistle wakes them both up by entering the room. Their indecent clothing and close proximity leads Mr. Pennythistle to believe that they had slept together and acts violent. Spencer tells him that Zach didn't touch her and that he's gay, hoping to help, but Mr. Pennythistle becomes furious and sends Zach to military school. Zach and Spencer's friendship ends, Zach leaving Spencer with the words "Rot in hell, bitch".
In the end of the book, the news turns on and a teenage girl's dead body was found floating in the water in Jamaica. They identify this girl as Tabitha Clark from New Jersey. The cops believe her death was a tragic accident - not a murder. The girls realize they killed an innocent girl.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Happy Birthday, Jordann!

I'm a little late on this post...OOPS! Back on the 7th we celebrated Jordann's 25th birthday! Her birthday was February 6th. We always get together for dinner and dessert for birthdays.

This birthday Jordann wanted Taco Salad. Her mom used to make taco salad she loved and she has tried but couldn't figure out how she made it so good. When she said she wanted it I stepped up and decided I would give it a go and see what I could make. I was super nervous to make this because trying to make something as good as her mom, well that's hard for anyone if you ask me.

I'm pleased to say my taco salad turned out great and it is something everyone enjoyed and would love to have again. I was so happy to hear this and I do look forward to making it again for them soon!

The taco salad I made. I will post the recipe soon.

Stefanie made her a Snickers Cheesecake.
Happy Birthday pretty lady!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jeff & Becky's Wedding

This post is LONG overdue! On December 28th I was happy to shoot a wedding for a friend at work her sister was getting married. This wasn't the traditional type wedding at all but it was small and very cute and personal. It was very nice and I was happy to be part of it.

The wedding was at The Elm's, but they booked a suite for Friday and Saturday and had the ceremony in the suite. There was just a hand full of people there so it was a nice stop to have it.

I have never been to the Elm's before and my friend told me I could go with her Friday night and stay till Sunday in her room. It turned out to be a nice weekend away and capturing a wonderful memory at the same time! The Elm's was nice but I think a little expensive for my taste. Haha!

Here are some pictures from the shoot.

Outside the front entrance to The Elm's
The living room in the suite where the ceremony was held.

The Wedding Party
The Groom's Mom & Day
The Happy Couple

To see more from this shoot, visit my Facebook Page.