Friday, May 8, 2015

Imaginary Things - book review

I received a courtesy copy of the book for review purposes but all opinions are my own. This post may (and does) contain affiliate links. 

Hey y'all!! I love to read - I read a lot of cook books and "food theory" books (Is that actually a genre? I just made it up.) but I have always loved fiction first. So when I was approached to read and review a "mom novel" - I thought why the hell not? They sent me a real copy of the book - which is awesome. I'm a big fan of the e-books but really a book you can hold and smell? Can't beat it.

They sent me Imaginary Things by Andrea Lochen.

This is such a sweet book. It's so simple and straightforward but with a magical/fantasy twist. I'm not super-big into sci-fi fantasy but this was just so sweet that it didn't feel fantasical. It's not Lifetime Movie sugary, either. I haven't enjoyed a book this much in a long time.

Single mom Anna needs to start over - so she and her 4 year old son go to stay with her grandparents to get their feet back under them. Once settled, she starts to notice strange things. What would you do if you could see your child's imaginary friends?

It's a great story and very unusual. It's a fast read, too - which is good for me and my "focus issues".

I hope you get a chance to pick this book up and love it as much as I did!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Draw A Picture of a Bird Day

I love those lists of "Hamburger Day" and "Spank your hubby on his left buttcheek and call him Lois*" day - it seems there's an off-the-wall holiday every day of the year.

Today is, I shit you not, Draw a Picture of A Bird Day.

So here: 

Clockwise from top left: Big Guy, Boy, Demon and Mama.
 Minion declined to participate by throwing herself on the floor and screaming for milk. Four is hard, y'all.
Because this wouldn't be FGLB without a little "fuck you", when I texted Big Guy at work and asked him to send me a picture of a bird - he went outside and took some pictures of birds. In trees. When I replied "you dick, I meant DRAW a picture of a bird!" .. he replied with this:


While not as much fun as "eat chocolate till you puke day*", I liked this day a lot! 

*Not actual holidays. Probably.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Big Change

Before y'all start freaking out, no, I'm not pregnant. Jeez.

We've been doing a lot of reading, researching, and learning around here lately. We've had a lot of back and forth on this and we've decided to make a huge lifestyle change.

Say wha?

We've decided to go vegan.

It'll be a huge change for us but it's really for the best.

That said, all my recipes here on the blog will be vegan from here on out. My future taco stand? Vegan tacos.

I won't be deleting the non-vegan recipes from the blog just yet but I can't promise that won't happen in the future.

I hope y'all stick with me on this - I love y'all and hope you support me on this journey!

For my first vegan recipe, and more big news, click here.