Summer Lovin’

I must apologize for my lack of writing but I’ve been waiting on some stuff and this may be a pretty long post :). August is finally here which means Summer has officially started for me :). I love August for all that goes on during this month and because it’s my nephew’s birth month! Which is a good reason for me to spoil him. In this post I’ll just highlight everything that’s going on  and I hope you guys enjoy!

I’ve just read the book The Help by Kathryn Stockett in less than 3 days. It was a VERY good book. I wanted to read it before the movie comes out on August 10th and  I couldn’t put it down. It delayed a few meals as I didn’t want to put it down and do anything. I’ve got a Chelsea Handler book there to read but I wasn’t too drawn into it after the 1st page but who knows how that’ll go. Yes I LOVE to read books! My husband says I’m weird because of it and he considers blogs to be his equivalent… So if you have any suggestions of books for me to read, shoot them in the Comments section below please! I should insert here that I downloaded the Kindle app (which is free) on the iPad and read The Help on that; I was kind of anti-ereaders but it was nice :). Here is the link to it on

Now.. on to food!

Muffins!! I think I’ve spoken about these so often and never posted pics for you to see them. I have posted the recipe (which I’ll post again) before on this blog and on my first blog but I know it can’t hurt, you can skip it if you’ve seen it before :D. I often do these for breakfast or just a snack and I substitute white flour for whole wheat flour as that’s all I use at home. I’m planning to  bake an apple crumble very soon and I’ll make sure I take pics to show you that as well.

Applesauce Muffins


2 cups flour
¾ cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp sat
1 egg
1 cup applesauce
½ cup (1 stick) butter

Directions (shortened):

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and mix dry ingredients together then add the rest. Spoon into a 12 slot cupcake/muffin pan. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes.

Number of Servings: 12

Next topic is my hair. As I told you before this is the shortest cut I’ve EVER had and I’m just loving it! My hair naturally grows really fast and I just can’t keep up with it even now.  I’ve got 3 pics to give you a rough idea: one is the cut when it was first done (without highlights) then the other is just to show the highlights and then the side view. I’ll add another pic later when I use my camera and fix up my hair better since I haven’t really done much with it since I got the highlights. What you think? Like it? 🙂

Over the weekend I purchased a Groupon for services at a spa. Groupon was giving me $20 towards my first Groupon purchase and I said why not, it was the only thing I was actually interested in buying at the time and the $20 covered the cost of this deal. For $20 I get $40 worth of services at this place. I want to get shellac on my nails again as they’re getting pretty long and I want something done before they break so we’ll see.

My brain is a bit more frazzled than usual today. I had more I wanted to talk about but I can’t remember ANYTHING!!! Bad memory sucks. I’ll try to keep writing more this month even though I’ll be having visitors soon. Pics, pics and more pics to come!

Happy August! 🙂 xx

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