Saturday, May 25, 2013

Michael Buble review

 i've only heard a little of michael buble and i have seen him on the voice. but i've never really heard any songs from him that weren't christmas ones. with that said this cd was pretty soothing. i don't have a favorite song though because it kinda is that kind of music you pu ton the backround and sorta tune out but not totally tune it out. so i couldn't really tell you a favorite song but i didn't hate it! 

  • Everyone's favorite Canadian crooner is back again, finding his harmony while making his way through the American songbook (and looking oh-so dapper in a suit)!
  • "I want to take you on a wonderful journey about love—all different kinds of love," Michael says. "The album swings big time: it rocks, it’s soulful, it’s happy, sometimes a little sad. It’s romantic, it’s yummy, and it’s heartfelt."
  • To Be Loved, out now, finds the Grammy winner covering songs by Frank Sinatra, the Bee Gees, Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, and more. In the mix of golden standards are four original songs co-written by BublĂ©, dipping into his personal life for inspiration.
  • "Do not think I take my success these last ten years for granted. I was anything but an overnight sensation, which inspires me to deliver big time for my fans—maybe even make some new ones this time out." says BublĂ©. "I labored over every song, every note and every arrangement because I can’t resist trying to make each record better than my last one."
  • These are good times for the singer, who is about to become a first-time dad. He sounds like a man in love with life. "I wrote Close Your Eyes about my wife and about the power of all the women in my life—my sisters, my mom, my grandma and all women in general. Let’s face it, where would we be without them? I Got It Easy, another original, is basically a song where I count my blessings and is a reminder to me and everyone to appreciate all the good parts of life. I’m a very lucky guy and I never want to forget it."

Check this album out on amazon

To Be Loved Track Listing:
1. "You Make Me Feel So Young"
2. "It's a Beautiful Day"
3. "To Love Somebody"
4. "Who's Lovin You"
5. "Something Stupid" (featuring Reese Witherspoon)
6. "Come Dance with Me"
7. "Close Your Eyes"
8. "After All" (featuring Bryan Adams)
9. "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" (with Naturally 7)
10. "To Be Loved"
11. "You've Got a Friend in Me"  
12. "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (featuring The Puppini Sisters)
13. "I Got It Easy"    
14. "Young at Heart"

I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the album to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

anxiety, dreams, weight and stubborn weeds!

I've been one big ball of anxiety lately. It is/was my retainers. I got new ones made and got them the day after. So I had all of that crazy anxiety for nothing really. But then Tuesday I noticed I had black stuff in the creases of my teeth so that freaked me out. But I had poked in them and they aren't squishy. So I guess that means (according to my mom at least) that I don't have cavities. But I should get my teeth cleaned. Though I really don't want to. I hate the dentist. And I don't really like the dentist I have either. I dunno what to do with that.

I also am trying to research/figure out what to do about my weight. I'm looking at the HCG drops I know a bunch of people that have had huge success with it. Or a low carb diet. I need to do something because I just keep getting fatter and fatter and I’m not totally motivated. On one hand I feel like its sort of a cop out cause I’m not really trying. But on the other hand I’m not totally motivated and I get really discouraged easily when it comes to this and I feel like I fail no matter what.

While talking about this with the boy last night its like I want to get thinner I want to like myself and not feel so blah all the time. But at the same time I don't want to give things up. I don’t' want to give up carbs, chips and all of that stuff I just love. But thats me being stubborn and honestly I guess food is a crutch for me. And its something I control, I want what I want I guess. And I just don't want to give it up. It kinda seems like an idol. And in order for me to get results I have to do something drastic. And the boy will do that with me as well as my mom. All of us have issues with things we don't want to give up. But it may be God's way of showing me what I need to do. I've been praying about it a lot. And it just may be the answer. I dunno. We are in the process of pulling together questions about it and will talk to someone about it soon. But it may be the right direction to take. I'm totally freaked out about it though. The whole “what if I can't do it” question goes through my mind constantly. I am just not sure.

In other news i've made some good progress in reading my books I need to read. Writing reviews is a whole nother story... oi.

My foot feels somewhat better its getting there.

Now my garden i'm making good progress in that! I made a whole plan up for it and i'm super excited about it. I just hope it plays out like I want it to. I just need a nice day to start work on it. Though I can't use the pitch fork I still can't do that with my foot. I can't stomp hard or anything. Super annoying since I have stuff to do! And I nearly pulled my arm off the other day trying to yank on a really huge stubborn weed. It was pretty traumatic honestly. My arm went one way and my body went the opposite way. After that I gave up and went to make my chart of where i'm planting everything.

I've been having weird dreams. From dreaming about finding bowling balls (I am on the look out for bowling balls for a friend when I go thrifting), to my last one where my hair was falling out in clumps. Its just weird and somewhat terrifying. Then I woke up with the song “three blind mice” stuck in my head. What the crap people?! I just don't know. But anyways i'm gonna have to go and get hopefully a lot of reading done soon. Hope you all are well.. if there is anyone out there at all.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Undeniably Yours” by Becky Wade | Kindle Fire Giveaway and 5/29 Facebook Party!

Becky Wade is celebrating her latest swoon-worthy novel, Undeniably Yours (Bethany House), with a Kindle Fire giveaway and hosting an Author Chat party on Facebook {5/29}!


About the book:

When Meg Cole's father dies unexpectedly, she's forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of his empire. The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father's Thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.

Bo knows he ought to resent the woman who's determined to take from him the only job he ever wanted. But instead of anger, Meg evokes within him a profound desire to protect. The more time he spends with her, the more he longs to overcome every obstacle that separates them and earn her love.

Just when Meg realizes she can no longer deny the depth of her feelings for Bo, their fragile bond is broken by a force from Meg's past. Can their relationship-and their belief that God can work through every circumstance-survive?


I had never gotten around to reading Becky Wades debut novel "My Stubborn Heart." That is somewhat sad because i didn't know what i was missing. i had no idea what to expect really with "Undeniably Yours" and i honestly couldn't predict how it would go at all. which i think its a great thing because when you predict everything that happens next its totally old way too fast. so i LOVED that i had no idea what would happen next. i loved the characters they were great. and the ending was SO not what i thought would happen. this book had everything from suspense to just happy-go-lucki-ness. Meg Cole seemed to be such a tough person to read but at the same time she just was a softy. and bo seemed to be a typical caring cowboy. i loved the characters, a few i could do without but i can't talk about them since they give away the story. it was just a great book in general. once you start it and really get into it you won't be able to stop!

One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Undeniably Yours and My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 28th. Winner will be announced at the "Undeniably Yours" Facebook Author Chat Party on May 29th. Connect with Becky for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Becky will also share an exclusive look at her next book and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Undeniably Yours and join Becky on the evening of May 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 29th!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card Insight Notes author is:

and the book:

Zondervan; Special edition (March 19, 2013)

***Special thanks to Rick Roberson for sending me a review copy.***


Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and national speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith. She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, author of 15 books, and encourages nearly 500,000 women worldwide through a daily online devotional. Her remarkable life story has captured audiences across America, including appearances on Oprah and Good Morning America. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and five children.

Visit the author's website.


This Bible will help you live up to your God-given potential. Insightful daily devotions written by the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries help you maintain life's balance in spite of today's hectic pace. Dive into the beauty and clarity of the NIV Bible text paired with daily devotions crafted by women just like you---women who want to live authentically and fully grounded in the Word of God.

Product Details:
List Price: $34.99
Hardcover: 1536 pages
Publisher: Zondervan; Special edition (March 19, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310439361
ISBN-13: 978-0310439363

My Thoughts:

i didn't really know what to expect with this bible. i've never had a bible like that. but at the same time its not really anything that really blew me away.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Oh boy oh boy has a lot been going on.

So tired of the drama, of people overreacting with things in my family. I think its calmed down now. My grandpa is finally home from the hospital he was supposed to go to a rehab facility but he refused cause he has bad memories of those places. So hes at home and I guess a home healthcare worker will come to check on them.

Last week my mom had to go to urgent care, was diagnosed with vertigo she had to stay home from work all week.

I've also had the retainers I have (I had braces when I was a teenager and still wear my retainers) have issues and one has a hole in it so I have to go get those replaced. Thank goodness I found a place to make them and its where I used to go for my braces but that orthodontist doesn't have that practice anymore. But it all worked out have an appointment. But ugh so annoying.

In better news my foot/ankle is getting better! I'm so happy it is not feeling as horrible as it did. It still hurts slightly. Its been 5 weeks now. But at least i'm on the mend.

I dunno there seems to be a whole lot going on and a ton of anxiety and I dunno its just crazy. And I don't even know what to say or write about.

I guess the relationship with the boy is getting better. Hes had a lot of homework lately hes in the home stretch with school. I have a bunch of anxiety about the job situation because we don't really know whats happening with his contracted job right now and then he finishes school in the summer. So who knows i'm just trying to trust that things will be alright.

Well thats about all I can think of to blog about right now.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you're most afraid of

I have a bunch of things i'm afraid of. Some rational some irrational.

Spiders (hate them)
I also hate cockroaches but we don't have them here.
I fear dying sometimes
I also get so scared that someone is gonna steal my car.
I worry/am afraid of when the boy is out late. I always think of getting robbed/beat up/shot. But I have been robbed before so that may be why my mind goes to that.
I also am afraid of flying. But I've done it, with clenched hands on the arm rests. 

thats about all i can think of. probably a good thing, if i thought of more i may have anxiety.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Day 5: Friend love


Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don't have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member

well i don't have any blogger friends really yet. so i will go with in real life friends. and i'm doing three because i can't choose. 

first up is my dear friend mike:


i've known mike for a long long time. we met in a chatroom for the band five iron frenzy. and since then we were pretty much bffs. now we don't talk as much. he lives in canada and i'm in seattle. after i had graduate from high school. another friend who i also met through that chatroom and i went to canada together. and we stayed for almost three weeks. it was amazing to be with my best friends. i loved it. he was my first kiss. now that was almost 10 years ago. and now mike and i talk talk as often but hes still one of my dearest friends. we pick up where we left off and we also share the same birthday hes just 5 years older. i love him dearly.

next is another dear friend colin:

i've known colin about the same time as mike. also from the same chatroom. we always clicked and it was always an easy friendship. we've been through a lot. i talk to him more often than i do mike. but we've been through interesting times. we bicker for one thing haha its pretty funny. but we also got robbed at gunpoint together with 3 other friends. we were mimicking it after it happened in that picture.  i haven't seen him in a few years because he lives in oregon. hopefully soon we will see each other again.

and last but not least. is justin my boyfriend:

i don't know how long ago we met but we first met on the messageboard for five iron frenzy. same band for all of those friends. it brings people together haha. i never would have dreamed that i would have ended up with him. its somewhat still weird. we've been through a lot in our relationship and its still somewhat rocky. there are things i don't like to think about that have happened but reality is that they have happened and we have to push through. and we have. at times our relationship is easy but at times its also really really hard. but i love him, he is my best friend and i'm super grateful to have him.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

just a few things.

I just wanted to blog some my opinions and get them out cause, well I have no real reason.

One thing I don't like is when full figured girls like myself (not me though) don't cover themselves up and they are spilling out everywhere. Geez its crazy.

And I don't like when people constantly cause conflict a nd blame everyone else and don't even talk in a calm manor. This is happening right now within my extended family.

I don't like the yelling and I don't like the drama and I dont' want to be involved which is why I stay away from all of them.

And for that matter I don't think drinking is a solution to anything. (also in my family)

and neither is fighting (my cousin tried to fight my other cousin at the hospital the other day and security came)

thats about all I have to say about that. My family is losing it and i'm totally sane haha. I guess thats what happens when you don't freak out all the time.

Well today I have to go to a friends kids birthday party and then errands after that. Its beautiful. But I over did it with the fact that I could wear flip flops again so now my foot is bruised up more haha. Oh bother. It was getting way better though. Blah. I'll survive.

Day 4: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it

I think most people would go for a serious quote. 

but i would go for this gem!

 if you don't know who said this it was from Gilmore Girls one of the bes shows ever. i love this quote and it makes me laugh a lot of the time. i use it too!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Day 3: Things that make you uncomfortable


For the blogging challenge today. The topic is “Things that make you uncomfortable” haha this one is great.

I get super uncomfortable when people stand really close to the back of me. I don't have any personal space and it bothers me. And really it freaks me out.

It also makes me uncomfortable when people stare at me. Like the other day I was driving home with the boy and there was this super creepy man that stared at us in the car. He looked really evil.

And sometimes it makes really uncomfortable when people tell me things or joke about things of a sexual nature. Its something you should keep to yourself! Don't tell me!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Day 2: Education

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Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you'd like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)

Something i'm really great at is being introverted. i've always been that way as long as i can remember. there was a time in my life where i would go do a lot of stuff and be with a lot of people. but i was never loud and i never really talked much. its just how i am and i don't have a problem with it.

but with being such an introvert comes with the fact that you don't have many friends, you rarely do anything. and you have no one to talk to.

while i'm great at it i am not always fond of it. i'd love to have some friends i talk to online or text with. but that just doesn't happen. and sometimes its really depressing. especially when you are introverted on the freakin Internet. i mean how scary is that! you just don't see anyone you type. and yet i still have zero friends. its hard to just break into that whole circle i guess. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Blog every day in May day 1: 250 word life story

I've seen talk about this may blogging challenge. And I figured what the heck?! At the last minute i'll get on this blog challenge. So the first post is a 250 word life story.

I was born, raised and still live in the lovely town of west seattle, washington. I still live in the same house and room as i've always lived. I still live with my parents which for most people would get annoying but for me I don't mind. I try to find work as nanny, but right now just babysit. As a child I had a pretty great childhood. There were hard times like my brother getting cancer when I was 9 years old, then not long after that I ended up in the intensive care for asthma. Which was really an allergic reaction to chlorine. I never had many friends growing up, that did carry on throughout my whole live. A few friends is better than none or really crappy ones. When I was teenager I got into christian chatrooms and band message boards. I met a lot of my best and dearest friends on those and I still have those precious friendships now. One of them happens to be my boyfriend! So thats pretty awesome. I was never one of those teenagers that caused their parents havoc, always been quiet, always liked to read and craft. Mostly like to stay at home, watch tv and do the above mentioned activities. I would love to have blogging friends but i'm sure it will happen in time. Thanks for reading!

Word count is: 229!

the cancer/chlorine things are all fine. he  has been cancer free for 19 years. and i just don't go in chlorine. sorry for not including that!