Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Six - January 29th 2011

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions.   I learned all about this meme from Patrick's blog at Patrick's Place.   Hop on over and join in all the fun.  Here we go:

Saturday Six – Episode 355 - Fast Food Themed Edition

1. Which fast food restaurant have you visited most in the past year?

Well, I have 2 kids and thier favorite place is McDonalds to get Happy Meals and the fantastic little toy that comes in the box.

2. What fast food creation do you most wish you could mimic in your own kitchen?

My son is so picky all he ever really eats is Chips, Popcorn, Crackers, Breakfast foods like frozen waffles (no butter or syrup), cerals (no milk added- dry only), poptarts (not heated or with butter),  pizza that is delived only (not mine- even if it is plain cheese), and of course McDonald's Chicken Nuggets.  If I could somehow copy their Happy Meals containing Chicken Nuggets and the French Fries (he won't even eat my french fries - even if I buy the shoestring kind) I would be (and my son too) would be so incredibly greatful.  If I could afford to go to get him a Happy Meal every day,  I would do it in a heart beat, but I can't so if anyone knows how to do this and copy those 2 McDonald's menu items....I would be forever in your debt!!

3. You don’t have time to cook, but you want to eat as healthy a meal as possible: which fast food restaurant are you most likely to choose?

Akita Express.  It is a Japanese restaurant about 30 mins away and they serve their food really fast and don't make you sit in front of the chef and watch him prepare it and do funny tricks like make vocanoes out of rice and flip stuff into his funny hat.  It's my absolute favorite fast food restaurant.  I love their  Teryaki Chicken with white rice and and shrimp sauce.  Yummy!!

4. Take the quiz: What Kind of French Fries Are You?


You Are Curly Fries

You are a fun loving person, and it's not hard to convince you to do something silly.

Novelty makes you light up, and you're often attracted to anything creative or quirky.

You're easily distracted, but your inspiration often comes from these distractions.

You are cooperative and friendly. You're especially excited to be around interesting people.

5. What do you like most on your french fries?

I love Miracle Whip or Mayo if I am out of Miracle Whip. Don't knock it till you've tried it!!  I got Mary to try it and she liked it too ( the Mayo not the Miracle Whip).

6. When ordering a burger, do you prefer ordering it “all the way” and picking off what you don’t want, or do you prefer to order specifically what you want?

I (or whoever orders) specifically order my 2 cheeseburgers with Ketchup Only and have been doing that sicne I was a tot in diapers.  I hate mustard or pickles on there cause they leave a funky taste even if you try to scoop it all off of there.  Better to just order it the way I want it, that way it doesn't go to waste:)

I would love to hear your comments, so feel free to leave some:)

Friday, January 28, 2011


This is Five Question Friday brought to you from My Little Life.  

1. If you had $1,000 to donate to a charity, which would you choose?

I would choose The Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Charity to give my $1,000.00 to.  My mother is a breast cancer survivor and I thank God she made it thru cause I have no idea how to live without her. There are alot of women that didn't get so lucky and I would love to be able to help there to be a cure so women everywhere would have one less thing to worry about in their lives.

2. Snow days: Do you welcome them happily or are they a pain in your butt?

I love snow but I wasn't raised in it and so I don't really know how to drive in a lot of it.  As long as I don't have to go anywhere, I welcome it but if I do, there better be someone to drive me around cause if I didn't then it would be a pain in the butt.

3. What talent did you wish you had and why?

Cooking.  I try to make like a whole meal and for some reason its never done all at the same time.  The meat will be done but the potatoes are still cooking. 

4. Are you a news, politics or celebrity gossip junkie?

No.  I don't really get into politics or even the news for that matter.  The only real thing I watch that I consider news is The Weather Channel. 

5. What is your favorite "cocktail"? (Are you a beer person, a kiddie cocktail junkie, or perhaps your more the "Cosmo" kind?! Anything flies...doesn't hafta be alcoholic!)

Well, I have to say that I'm very fond of White Russians and Fuzzy Navels but I like Moonshine (Apple Pie) or a Bud Light the best.  They don't tend to be as strong and I can get them down alot quicker if I want to get happier quicker:)

Friday 5 for January 28: Unrelated

This is a 5 question meme from and new questions are posted every friday so check back every friday so you can participate too.  The link is right on this website.

1.What’s your favorite kind of cracker?

Ritz low fat.  I love to soak them in my tomato soup or make cheese, cracker, and sausage sandwiches.  Yummy!!

2.What part of your residence gets the best natural lighting? 

Our TV room cause the big window lets the sun in come in.

3.What song have you frequently listened to lately?

I was just over at a blog and Keeper of the Stars was playing by Tracy Byrd so I hung around even when I was finished just so I could listen to the rest of the song.

4.What could you use a little break from? 

 I could use a break from Cleaning the house including laundry, dishes, etc..

5.What’s going on in your town this weekend? 

Nothing that I know of. 

Friday Fill-Ins #1

I just thought I would give this one a shot. All you have to do is fill in the blanks.  Seems easy enough to me.  Check it out here at Friday Fill Ins. My Fill Ins are gonna be in red today.

1. Up in the sky, its a bird, its a plane, its Superman.

2. There are a lot of rumors going around.

3. Coats and scarves, mittens and boots: keep me warm and toasty

4. I feel relaxed when I am given a nice back rub.

5. I'm thinking about how long it is gonna take me to answer these questions.

6. There will be a drawing at my kids' school today to see who wins a Wii and I hope that we win!!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to new episode of Supernatural, tomorrow my plans include going to Walmart to get groceries cause we are out, and Sunday, I want to get my laundry done and ready for the week to come!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday 13 (1)

The Thursday 13 is a weekly meme with a simple theme: each Thursday you blog a list of 13 things. What kind of things? Any kind! Just come up with a list theme and run with it.  More information can be found here.

My 13 Favorite Places to Spend Money on things I don't really need but most likely want- in no particular order:

1. Walmart
2. Target 
3. Books-A-Million
4. Ross Dress for Less
5. Amazon
6. Ebay
7. AbeBooks
8. TJ Maxx
9. Kmart
10. Old Navy
11. JCPenney
12. Kohl's
13. Bath and Body Works

I'd love to hear what your thoughts are:  just leave me a comment:)

Cover Revealed

I was just browsing thru my "to read" list on Goodreads and came across this.  Here is the new cover for The Hidden by Jessica Verday.  There wasn't really a description but it is the third and final book in the series. It is set to be released September 6th 2011.  I can't wait that long!  For those of you, like me, who have read The Hollow and The Haunted, you will be wanting it sooo much sooner. I love the beautiful new cover and can't wait to read the book.

Review: Deadly Little Games (Touch #3) by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Release Date: December 28th 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Source: Bought

Description From Goodreads:

Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: They both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to sense things through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control and hurting people. Camelia's gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn't yet comprehend.

Before either teen has a chance to fully grasp these abilities, an unresolved family tragedy resurfaces in Camelia's life, irrevocably changing everything she cares about...

My Review:

  The Book starts with Camelia sculpting a pair of lips.  They aren't Ben's lips either.  They belong to Adam.  Who is Adam you ask.  Well, he is the boy that seeked revenge against his ex best friend, Ben.  Adam and Camelia were seeing each other while she and Ben were taking a break.
  Camelia keeps sculpting pieces of clay that are actually clues/premonitions showing that Adam is in danger.  She and her friends, Kimmie and Wes, start hanging around with Adam so they can try to see who is trying to make him pay.  He keeps getting crossword puzzles with hidden messages in the answers.  With Ben not as approving of Camelia and Adam hanging out, they start to pull apart a little bit.  Is this Adam's plan to get Camelia back or is there really someone who wants to kill him?  You never know who's gonna get hurt if they're not careful.
  What a great third book in the series.  I was anticipating this book's release day for many months now and was not a bit disappointed when I finished it.
  Let's start off with Camelia.  Trouble always seems to find that girl.  The thing is- she hasn't once told her parents anything that is going on.  I realize her parents are having family issues since her Aunt Alexia is in the mental ward, but come on- you would seriously think that after everything she's gone through, she'd tell her parents something other than keeping them completely clueless.  All I got left to say on the subject is she better start talking by the end of the fourth book in the series. 
  I kept guessing who the actual villain of the story was this time.  I would think that it was one character for awhile and then change my mind to thinking of someone else.  The author definitely kept me on my toes the entire time and for your information,  I didn't guess right one time.  The ending blew me away.  It was completely unexpected and I was scared for the characters that were in danger.
  Overall, I love every book in this series.  They are puzzling, edgy, and fresh and full of danger, mystery, and romance.  Read this series as soon as you get a chance.  Drop everything else you're reading at the moment cause this series is amazing- one of my favorites by far.  Kudos to Laurie on her creations and for sharing all her work with readers like me.

5 Stars

Review: The Lost Saint: A Dark Divine Novel (The Dark Divine #2) by Bree Despain

Title: The Lost Saint: A Dark Divine Novel
Author: Bree Despain
Release Date: December 28th 2010
Publisher: EgmontUSA

Source: Bought

Description from Goodreads:

The non-stop sequel to The Dark Divine delivers an even hotter romance and more thrilling action than Bree Despain's first novel. Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She gave her soul to the wolf to save him and lost her beloved mother. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven. Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot - a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero. But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel begins to crumble. Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace becomes prideful in her new abilities - not realizing that an old enemy has returned and deadly trap is about to be sprung. Readers, ravenous for more Grace and Daniel, will be itching to sink their teeth into The Lost Saint.

My Review:

  The story begins with Daniel training Grace to fight when she gets a call from Daniel's phone. The caller states that they're coming and you're all in danger. She recognizes the voice as Jude's. Later there is an attack on Day's Market and the place is robbed and trashed. Whoever did it was super fast cause it was all done within a five minute time period. While Grace was leaving the market, she noticed a card stuck to the bottom of her shoe from The Depot and slipped it in her pocket thinking it could be a clue to who did it. Grace would soon find out how important that card really is.

  Daniel starts behaving strange and Grace starts out on her own to find Jude. He's part of a new pack family now and Grace is determined to find him and bring him back even without Daniel's help. He's pulling away, keeping secrets and even being dishonest towards Grace. She soon meets Talbot, who is like her and decides to train her and help her develop her new powers. She now has sharper and clearer vision, along with her being strong and faster with an instinct to run.
  This is an awesome sequel that has twists and turns all throughout the story. The plot is well thought out and the ending will leaving you aching for the next installment. We get introduced to exciting new characters that lead Grace into thrills and dangers and you never know what's gonna happen next or who can be trusted. After reading this, I felt like a roller coaster of emotions from the excitement of the adventures they just went through to the shock and sorrow I felt at the end. I hope I don't have to wait too long till I can find out what happens next!! Pick this up and read it and I bet you'll be filled with the emotions I am too.

4 1/2 Stars


Review: Gifts of the Blood (Gifted Blood Trilogy #1) by Vicki Keire

Title: Gifts of the Blood
Author: Vicki Keire
Release Date: 12-30-10
Publisher: Indie
Source: Author

Description from Goodreads:

Caspia Chastain, art student and barista, is gifted (or plagued, if you ask her) with the ability to draw the future, usually at the worst possible times. Her parents are four years dead; everyday she watches her brother Logan fight his cancer diagnosis. School, double shifts at work, art, and even her usually vibrant small town can't keep reality at bay.

Things get worse the day she draws an angry stranger surrounded by brilliant light and violent, bloody images. That exact same stranger walks up to her knowing all about her, including her name, her brother's illness, and her strange ability. When Caspia discovers that her hometown is a refuge for supernatural beings both Light and Dark, she and her brother find themselves caught up in a war between the two that predates their very birth. For protection, she turns to the man who walked out of her sketchbook calling himself Ethan.

But Ethan has his own agenda, Logan's getting sicker fast, and Caspia finds that drawing the future isn't the only strange thing she can do. Meanwhile, someone really wants all of them dead. In a town where Dark doesn't equal Evil and Light isn't always Good, Caspia and Ethan find themselves making strange alliances and even stranger sacrifices in order to protect those they love.
My Thoughts:
  Caspia and Logan Chastain lost their parents four years ago.  Now Caspia is working at the Whitfield Coffee Shop to help with bills and rent since her older brother is dying of cancer.  She has a gift of drawing the future.  When her  teacher, Dr. Christian, assigns them to sketch the St. Clare River, Caspia has another drawing in mind.
  She ends up drawing a strange, angry man with a dark cloud surrounding him with symbols drawn into it such as:  a hand with nails like talons with dripping blood, a shattered knife, a tattered book, and a smashed hear shaped box.  Caspia is visiting Mrs. Alice in a local New Age shop when she realizes that the stranger she drew hours before is appearing before her.  His name is Ethan.
  She later learns about her gift.  She is a Nephilim (human with Fallen Angel's blood) and Ethan is a newly Fallen Angel.  He informs her about the gift of her bloodline and the special things she can do with it.  There are also other dark Fallen Angels that can sense her and will try to harm her and her brother.  Ethan will risk his own life and immortality to save them and Caspia will learn that those around her may be more that they seem.  Who can she trust and will she be able to come out of this with her and Logan's souls intact?
I really enjoyed this story.  The plot was creative and unlike any I've read before.  The emotion that Caspia shows towards Ethan and Logan was truly believable.  I was able to understand her grief and fear of losing those she loved along with the love she felt so strongly for them.  Overall, this book was filled with romance, mystery, adventure, and even some sorrow so whatever you are looking for- it's in there and you're sure to be satisfied after finishing it.
4 1/2 Stars