I finally had time to sit outside and read yesterday and finished Lisa Beazley's Keep Me Posted. It's a breezy read about motherhood, marriage, and sisterhood. I was frustrated with the main character early on, but I did enjoy watching her navigate those tough years as a mom of young children when you're trying to figure out how to be your self and a mom as well. The phrase "keep me posted" is one that my mom and sisters and I use often (by phone and text, not letter), which predisposed me to like this novel. The blogging success storyline was appealing to me as well, which my 5-10 readers will understand.
I am just a few pages into Julie Buxbaum's Tell Me Three Things, but I can tell I am going to love it.
Note the flowers in the photo above. Much to the frustration of my husband, I save large glass jars from spaghetti sauce and the like. I needed to come up with some centerpieces yesterday. Cute paper from my stash wrapped around an old jar filled with grocery store flowers (bunches are 3/$12) yielded pretty cute results for minimal effort. Sometimes hoarding pays off.
I used the phrase "spring in my step" above. These flats are a dream. They are SO comfortable. I found them at Kohl's (brand is A2 by Aerosoles) for $39.99 minus whatever multiple discounts you should be getting with coupons, etc. I chose the silver because it was the only pair (other than pink) available in the store in my size (nine). After two days of wearing the silver shoes, I got online and tried to order more colors. Most are sold out in my size, but I was able to get some black ones and some gold ones. I love the slightly-squared toe and fancy it gives the shoes a sort of European look. But what do I know about fashion? Not much. Your feet will thank you for buying these though.
What's got you springing this spring?