Thursday, January 14, 2016

Book Review: A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel

This book was so amazing, I read it in on and off and finished it in a day.  It's about world famous newswoman Blaise McCarthy.  Everyone thinks her life is perfect, but she has challenges, they're just sometimes different than ours LOL.  She always has to worry about a younger newswoman replacing her, she has an untraditional relationship with her daughter, she has dating problems, etc.

I never know how to give glowing book reviews without giving too much of the plot away.  But really, you should read this book.  You won't regret it! :)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Awesome Gift Exchange!

This past holiday was the most expensive one ever.  I ended up in many different gift exchanges.  One of my coolest gifts came from work.  We had to buy each other mugs and fill them with snacks/candies.  My coworker found a mug that kind of looked like my dog, Hunter.  It is sooooo cute.

Did you receive any cool gift exchange presents this year?  Or, do you own any awesome mugs like this one?

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Restaurant Review - Souper Salad

We got a coupon book in the mail - so I have a few more leads of where to go to eat.  I found a coupon for Souper Salad, and my dad agreed to go try it.

I went crazy at the salad bar part and took way more salad than I could eat - oops.  I also tried the potato salad (yummy), the fettuccine pasta salad (delicious but I could taste the weight going on my hips) and some other pasta which tasted like boiled noodles :(.  I branched out a little on the soup and tried the Holiday Harvest soup.  It had chicken, wild rice, tons of veggies, heavy cream, and seasonings.  It was sooooo good!

I wish this picture was a bit less blurry.  On the left are breads - garlic breadstick, cornbread, pumpkin bread, and apple cinnamon bread.  The cornbread was kinda weird but the others were delicious, especially the garlic breadstick!  On the right is nachos, macaroni and cheese, and pizza (the healthy plate).  These all tasted pretty typical of a buffet.

My dad's plate looked similar to mine, so I didn't take a picture of his.  This food was pretty good, but I might only go when I had another coupon.  

Do you have a Souper Salad near you?  Judging from the website, it doesn't look like there are too many of them.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Book Review: A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks

If you haven't noticed, I almost exclusively read two genres of novels - mysteries and romances.  Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite romance novels, and his books never disappoint!

This novel starts off all about Miles Ryan, a deputy sheriff who lost his wife in a hit and run accident.  His grief for her is consuming, and he puts a lot of his time and energy into finding her killer.  But then he meets Sarah Andrews, his son's teacher.  They slowly start a romance, and it is so sweet.  The killer has journal entries throughout the book, and it really seems like it could be any of the characters!  Because it's a Nicholas Sparks book, Miles and Sarah have the killer come between them, and you will never see it coming!  I don't want to say anymore for fear of ruining it!

Have you ever read or watches one of Nicholas Sparks' novels?  Aren't they great?