With all the summer books coming out- I have downloaded a bunch that I can’t wait to start reading! I just started The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani and although I am only100 pages in- I am really liking it. I am very excited for Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld who also wrote Prep- which I wasn’t a big fan of personally- but this book is getting lots of buzz! It is released June 25. Another book I am really looking forward to is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini- who wrote A Thousand Splendid Suns and Kite Runner- amazing books. Finally- a new Jeanette Wells book! The Silver Star is out and getting strong reviews.
Have you read anything great lately? I know I will be finished with these by the end of June- so please give me book titles you have on your list!
I made these Thai Chicken Wraps the other night after my husband had been working about a 14 hour day. He came home and devoured them. They were fast, easy and delicious!
Sometimes you head to book club and you talk about the book for about … 15 minutes. Well, if you read “Defending Jacob” by William Landay- I think your discussion may take longer. I read this book over 3 days and to be honest- it’s unsettling, but it sure makes you think!! Let me know if you read it- would love to talk about it. It definitely will stay with me.
Here is the write-up on Amazon: Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.
Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He’s his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own—between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he’s tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.
Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis—a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control.
I finally visited an Athleta store in Boulder this weekend- it was awesome! I tried on the Sonora Skort and loved it- not usually something I would go for- but as a mom who is up and down and over all day- I like the coverage!
The Nighty Night app is wooing my 17 month old to sit still all over town. thank goodness.
If you received the latest Nordstrom catalog- you may have smelled Jo Malone’s Nectarine, Blossom and Honey fragrance in the tear out. I keep using it! It’s heavenly to me.
I am thinking of surprising my boys on the last day of school with these easy funfetti ice cream squares…
Trying to get these personalized Sports Bottles ordered this week for my son’s soccer team- it beats the ho-hum of the dusty trophies in his room!
Have a wonderful Mother’s day weekend everyone!
Many of you know my daughter is at the heighth of separation anxiety with me. She’s 16 months and sometimes it feels like her bedtime cannot come soon enough. Often I wonder how long this can last as it not only drives me crazy, but seems to make others crazy as well.
To really illustrate how much I am losing my mind- I will tell you this. My friend Sarit sent me a video last night and I watched it with a faint recollection of hearing it before. I thought “I should post this!” and then I decided to search my blog just in case I had!! Good thing I did- here is my post of the video from 2010. Grab a kleenex. I can imagine this hitting home with mothers at any age.
Here are some of my most requested recipes– I am reposting them so you can have them in one spot.
I get asked for this Poppy Seed Cake recipe at least twice a month
Sue Jackson’s steak marinade- seriously, throw this in a ziplock with a flank steak and grill that night- easy!
Matt’s guacamole- this post is making me hungry!!
Amy’s cheeseball- no, Amy’s not a cheeseball! I could make this in my sleep by now
Fresh corn and avocado salsa- from PW of course!
I am preparing for my son’s preschool spring party this Friday and decided to make this Baby Chick craft with his class as one of the activities. In pulling the items together, I just love how cute and easy this project is. What did we ever do without blogs!!?
This Sunday we will be heading to Littleton to celebrate Easter with some of our family. My sister-in-law found this Strawberry Bruschetta recipe and asked me to bring it along- looks delicious!
And on my list to make soon are chocolate chip cookies- this is a recipe my oldest sister sent with the words “MAKE THESE!” in the subject.