12 Days of Blogmas (Day 4)


On the Fourth Day of Book Blogmas

Four Naughty Characters that will be getting coal this year!

The Naughtiest Characters in Literature

This is another good prompt today. I had to think about this one for a bit but I ended up with these four Naughtiest Characters in books:

  1. Gideon Cross from the series Crossfire by Sylvia Day. I have a love/hate relationship with him
  2. Mr “M” from the series One Night by Jodi Ellen Malpas. I don’t know what it is about him but there is more to him then meets the eye.
  3. President Snow from the series Hunger Games. He is just aweful and should be on the top of the list.

I will need to come back and edit this because I can’t think of a fourth one. I know there is tons of bad boys but I just can’t think of one right now.

12 Days of Blogmas (Day 3)


Three Perfect Gifts to Give Book Lovers…

#BookBlogmas Day 3 Challenge:

Present Perfect: perfect book lover gifts.
Name some wonderful gifts to give book lovers.

This is a great prompt today.




Plus you can’t go wrong with bookmarks, mugs, totebags, gift cards etc that is book related.

Merry Christmas Everyone

Blogmas 2014 (Day 13)

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So by the time you are reading this we will be out on a tree farm cutting down our Christmas tree with friends. Do you have your tree yet? Is it real or fake?

Today’s prompt is How are you counting down to Christmas?

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    This Starbucks Advent calendar is new to me this year and I love it
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    I buy one for each of us
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    I love my David’s Tea Advent Calendar
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    This is my son’s way to countdown the days

7.  For some reason I can’t find the photo for this one (perhaps I still need to download my camera) but I started a new one this year and its wrapping up Christmas books and every night my son will open one package and we read a Christmas book together.

How do you countdown down the days till Christmas?

Blogmas 2014 (Day 12)

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I live in Canada (Quebec) and this is the view from my window today (Dec 12/14 at 10:30am)


I can’t wait to see what its like where you are.

Blogmas 2014 (Day 11)

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All this talk about food is seriously making me hungary… please tell me its doing the same to you?

As you seen in my previous post I shared some of the holiday baking I do and that is usually started now and next week. Although I have been known to bake the week of Christmas.

Now I will share with you all the food that will be made and consumed this holiday season.

Christmas Eve Day:

  • turkey with stuffing (my dh makes the best stuffing)
  • potatoes
  • carrots with tunip
  • gravy
  • salad
  • fresh buns
  • dessert is from what I made

Christmas Day:

  • (Morning)
    Its usually eggs, ham or bacon, toast, fruit bowl, orange juice with coffee
  • (Lunch)
    Its always left over turkey with the whole thing again or just sandwiches and salad
  • (Dinner)
    Its the same meal as Christmas eve but at my in laws. My mother in law makes one of the best homemade soups so we tend to have that before the turkey dinner and her dessert is usually the drum cake.

I am sure we will all have a similar menu but it would be nice to know if you do something different.



Blogmas 2014 (Day 10)

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One of the best things about Christmas is all the baking and food I make.

One of my holiday staples is

Photo taken from The Spiffy Cookie on pinterest

a Peach Fruit Cake. (Check back this weekend for the recipe). I make this every year and we love it.


Mincemeat Tarts. I grew up with this. My mother would always make tons of these in November and freeze them for December. Super easy to make and all you need is froze tart shells (I can’t make pie crust if my life depended on it LOL) and a jar of mincemeat. Scoop to fill each tart cover with pie crust cut a slit to let the steam escape and bake until golden brown.


Another staple that I always make is called the Mincemeat Pillow Cookies (I will also have that recipe coming up on the blog very soon).


Finally the last thing I always make is Fudge. I always make two batches one with walnuts and the other plain. I will be sharing that on the blog very shortly as well.

What do you make for the holiday?

Blogmas 2014 (Day9)

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I ain’t gonna lie but I really don’t like winter and if I could stay in the house the whole time I would be more then happy to. Its hard to believe this is coming from an east coast girl eh? I grew up with winters like this so I should be use to it but I find the older I get the less I can tolerate it. Anyone else like this?

Anyways back to the topic at hand. Here are a few items that I can’t live without during the winter season:



One of the main things I can’t live without is books. I love curling up on the couch and reading on cold miserable winter days.


A nice big cup of either hot chocolate, apple cider or tea is my survival for the winter months. I think I drink more hot drinks this time of year then any other time.


Not sure if anyone else does this but I find that come the winter months I am always burning candles more so then any other time of the year.


Another thing I can’t live without is lotion. My hands get so try that I am constantly putting lotion on them.

What about you?