Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post
Hosted by:

The Sunday post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer~ It's a chance to share new ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Happy Sunday! 
The kids are on summer break and super excited to be able to stay up late and not have to get up early. It's always nice not having to do the morning battle, as neither of my kids are morning people. We've been trying to find our summer routine hopefully we will find our groove this week as last week was pure chaos. 

I've decided it's time to give The Reading Diaries a facelift which it much needs. I'm a little excited because I have a bunch of fun post ideas for the future. It's been years since I've changed my layout, colors, and even updated. It's going to take a while but I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. 

I didn't get to read as much as I would have liked but towards the end of the week, I found my reading time. Just need to sit down so I can write some reviews. 

Currently 77 of 250 and behind a lot. I'm hoping to catch up by the end of the summer. 

Read this past week 

Water & Blood by B. Kristin McMichael
A Week in New York by Louise Bay (to come)
Brace-Face and the Beast by Portia Perotti (to come)

Posts you may have missed at TRD this week or the prior week. 
Crafty projects & Baking/cooking & Gardening. 

I finished one bag this week and actually shipped it off to my husband's aunt. It was a surprise so I didn't get a picture posted this week. 
Also finished a Lilo and Stich bag for a friend who's moving to Guam for the next few years. 

I'm still working on my Cross stitch but didn't get as much done and working on the never ending mermaid tail as they are now calling it. 

Normally I cook every night but do to the first week of summer break I let the kids pick a lot of the choices which didn't require cooking but more takeout or sitting down in places. I've already started my meal plan for the new week so lots of cooking. The kids have a lot of fun stuff on our to-do list this summer and I need to pick one out for this week. 
My husband and I teamed up to make shrimp tacos. Super easy but very yummy we plan to make them again. I love that he enjoys cooking as much as I do. 
Yesterday morning I was craving a breakfast burrito so I had to make one. The perfect way to start a busy Saturday. They are so easy to make we always keep stuff on hand to make them. 

This garden and I are not getting along. No matter what I do everything wants to die but still hang on. My cherry tomatoes are thriving but something is eating the leaves off of some of them no matter what I do. It's super frustrating but hopefully, I can figure it out. Might pick up some ladybugs this week. 

Haven't been sleeping well but I plan to start back in the groove today. Starting slowly just a few miles as it's still a weekend but Monday back to 3 miles in the morning and three more during the day. 

Quote/ fun stuff
These always make me smile. This one seems to be how I am feeling this week. No one wants to let me read. 

Around the Blogosphere
#Fitreaders check in @ The Geeky Bloggers Book Blog
Summer Reading List Coyer sign ups are open (here
I'm going to do a little of both. Working on my list. 

Can you Read A Series In a Month? Challenge (here)
I'm about 90% sure I've decided the series I want to read but it's always subject to change. 

Finish my mermaid tail. 
I'm making a doctor who bag and a few others this week. 
I'm shooting for 6 books this week. 
I need to catch up on my reviews. It's been hard finding time to sit down to write them. 

This coming week @ TRD
A bunch of reviews and a few fun posts. 

I'm still an Instagram addict you should check it out lots of fun!!!!
Find me (Here) I working on 9k followers

I hope everyone has a great week. 


  1. I just noticed your new layout! I hope it works out for you!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  2. Oh yay, you're giving your blog a make over! That's great :)
    And yum, can you just visit me and cook for me, haha :DDD it always looks so good.

  3. I love blog makeovers! I can spend forever tinkering with mine! I really enjoyed Growling for Mine by Alexa Riley. But, then I am an Alexa Riley fan girl....I can't help it!
    Have a great week!

  4. The last makeover I gave my blog I sort of love so much I can't change it. However I have been trying to decided if I want a more simple header or stay with what I got, I do love my little girl.

    I am so looking forward to summer vacation, they drive me nuts when they are home but that early morning lunch, breakfast and out of the house and me off to work will be much nice. My son has a summer program but he wont have to get up so early. That makes me and him very excited.

    Have a great week, Mandy! Love the stitch bag and can't wait to see the new layout! Happy Reading! ox

  5. Oh, what's #FitReaders? I'm trying to start making healthier choices, so I'll have to check them out.

    Have a great week!

  6. That Lilo bag is so cute, I love anything Disney. I can't wait for the school holidays here in Scotland, my kids hate getting up so they can't come soon enough!

  7. Wow, you are busy! Have a great week! You are ambitious with 6 books :)
    I was late doing my Sunday post and can't seem to get the linky working but if you'd like to check out mine, here it is:Inspiration Pie

  8. You've got lots planned for the holidays. Have a super summer.