Today I‘m 30 AND YIKES THANK GOODNESS MY AWKWARD PHASE IS OVER
Today I‘m 30 AND YIKES THANK GOODNESS MY AWKWARD PHASE IS OVER
I‘ve fallen out of love with reading for a bit. I always find re-reads of my favorites make me fall back in love- it‘s been 6 years. It‘s time.
Happy birthday to my favorite children‘s book of all time 🥰
Shout out to my @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled for the most amazing outfit there ever could be!! We love you!!
Me while pregnant: I‘m not going to be one of those annoying moms that shares a million photos of my kid.
Me now, daily: BEHOLD THE PERFECT BEING MY LOINS CREATED.
Me on Monday mornings when my boss asks me to do my job.
Real life though: my boss and I get along great and they loved this meme 😂😂😂😂
I‘m in a nonfiction binge right now. I LOVE Pinker! I also love my Frug 😍
#BookHaul: day out with my Bubs, hubs, brews and books!
Our little book nerd has the hair line of an old man. Ps- who can guess what face he‘s making in this photo? 😑😑😑
THE LAST THREE WEEKS WERE CHAOS! Life with a tiny mandrake potato is exhausting and (sometimes 😬) fun. I started another class back up this Monday to give myself something productive to do during maternity leave, so while B naps I‘m trying to focus!
Start ‘em young.
Fun fact: I met Eric Carle as a child when he came to my tiny town for our annual reading parade. He will always be one of my favorite children‘s authors.
#BeckettsBooks #RaisingAReader #EricCarle
“You‘re probably wondering why I‘ve gathered you all here today”
😂 Last baby pic for a while, but this kid is so expressive! He cracks me up. Haven‘t got a chance to do a lot of reading in the last week (with the exception of Dreamcatcher in the hospital!!) but I am finally getting in the groove of things and starting back on my 30 pages a day of reading tonight! :)
Our newest little bookworm joined the party January 29th at 7:29pm. Litsy Fam, meet Beckett Scott!!
Today (or tomorrow hopefully) is the day!!! I decided to bring a Stephen King book I haven‘t read yet to labor and delivery with me today. I‘m already 60 pages in and loving it! #GetOutChild
Day two of maternity leave: I‘ve slept for a solid 6 hours today. Food is hard. I feel like I‘m getting the flu, but getting lots of reading in tonight! I hope I get a nesting surge sometime soon because I‘m nervous I won‘t. Almost 39 weeks and feeling like a baby beluga. #pleasegetout
Last day before Maternity leave, getting to do lists done and everything in order.... yes I am one of those crazy planner people (thanks for the addiction, work husband). Time to drink some tea, relax and read! I have a book list lined up for my first week of leave and I am SO excited to share it with you! Hint: it involves finishing what I start! Here‘s to being one day closer to a glass of wine with my book! 13 days until I‘m due! 🍷👶🏼🍾🎉
2019 is my year of intentions: I wanted to share my 3 intentions for this year. The most important of these? Finish what I start, and that starts with the books I‘ve half read and abandoned for no good reason.
My other intentions are below...but I should‘ve added enjoy a MASSIVE glass of red wine when this kid arrives in the next few weeks 🍾🍷❤️
2019: my year of DRASTIC CHANGE. I wrote today. I‘m writing tomorrow. I‘m setting intention for this baby (who is due in 20 days- suit up wine! 🍷🍷🍷) and for myself this year. Even though I know my life is about to get ridiculously chaotic, I‘m going to stay as true to myself as possible. Here is to a great year, I‘m feeling more positive than I have in 5 years and hope you are too 🎉
Forcing myself back into reading and workouts. My body is a wreck, but at least I feel a little strong today 💪🏻#31weeks
Happy Sunday Funday! I had a burst of energy and got out of the house with a book I need to finish. We are 31 weeks and I‘m at officially DONE with being 🤰🏼
I‘ve been so quiet recently!
I‘m in my third trimester and I‘m actually a zombie these days. I feel like the life has been sucked out of me and I don‘t do a lot other than eat and sleep. Reading has been a STRUGGLE and now I‘m sick and missed Thanksgiving, but HAD to share a picture of my Grammy (in-laws) recipe book that she got for her wedding! How amazing and well-loved this has been over the years!!
Yesterday we celebrated my brewing baby (yes, my shower was beer and mimosa themed!) and we were completely blown away by all the books our friends brought Beckett!
I was especially in LOVE with @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Very Hungry Caterpillar onesie and socks! We feel so loved and can‘t wait for this little one to enjoy these books because we definitely are already!! 🍼👶🏼🍻📚 #raisingareader
Beckett‘s first book haul (and a guest appearance!). A special note about Good Dog, Carl: my grandparents had Rottweilers when I was growing up. My Pops would get my Grams a Carl book every Christmas. My Aunt sent me this and I was very teary opening it. So very special ❤️
I‘m getting so excited for next weekend!! We are 26 weeks and counting! #raisingareader #BooksforBeckett
Our first baby shower gift arrived today- in lieu of cards we requested books from our friends and loved ones. I‘m thrilled and emotional! #raisingareader 👶🏼📚
This tiny human must be going through a growth spurt. It‘s four pm. I‘m in bed. I sent my husband a text saying I‘m probably going to call it a night because I‘ve never been more exhausted in my life. Going to try to get in another forty pages before I pass out!
Tweeted this at Tremblay today and he responded with a resounding “Ha!”.
For real, want to get all creeped out this halloween? Pick it up! Such a fun buddy read with my pen pal @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled !! Dying at our “Im sleeping with pepper spray tonight” texts 😂
A new blog post is UP! It‘s been a while, but I‘m damn proud of myself! Link in bio or
Link here: http://booknerdwilltravel.com/2018/10/07/its-been-a-while/
Photo from a Portland adventure 😍
Stephen, why are you so damn good? SO glad I found this book again- I was not disappointed! Now onto my buddy read with @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled (if you‘re still down!?)... aiming for forty pages tonight!
Car at the shop, so I‘m taking all the time I can to soak up some pages 🎃💀🎃💀
Serious question to my Litsy fam (this has really been on my mind lately since I‘m bored as all hell while expecting!): should I start blogging/writing again? I was thinking about it last night and thought it might be a fun thing to take up some free time with!
Come at me life, I‘m ready 💪🏻
So many big things happening in the next six months and this girl is READY.
🎃🎃we interrupt our regularly scheduled “finish these 10 books before baby with a WTF WOMAN IT‘S HALLOWMONTH AND YOU‘RE READING EXCLUSIVELY HORROR?! Realization on my way home from work today. 150 pages left of The outsider- which I FINALLY found in a bag I‘d packed for a trip in my car (WOOO)! I picked short horror novels from my collect and a special ARC from my Litsy Pen Pal @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
🎃: Horror. Always. I mean, just take a peek at my Litsy Feed
🥧: I can‘t pick, they are both my favorites!
🧙🏼♀️: Witches! (But I love some good vampires too)
🏚: Haunted House. Although being pregnant I‘m afraid to go in them for fear I will get the pee scared out of me (actually though)
🧟♀️: The exorcist.
@ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled your turn!
While I am deeply enjoying The Circle, I had to take a break. I‘m 1/2 way through and it‘s all getting a little silly for me. I really don‘t like the main character... I said it! I‘ve tried to only read one book at a time, but with all the silliness in The Circle I needed a nice change of pace with some nonfiction. No regrets.
Want to share what my amazing @LitsyPenPals sent me: two hand knitted hats she did while listening to audiobooks 😭. My heart is exploding with the amount of love this little one is getting!! We love you @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ❤️❤️❤️
I FINISHED A BOOK! I want to scream it from the rooftops!
For some reason during this pregnancy my ability to focus lasts for roughly 45 seconds.... but last night I FINISHED The Boy on The Bridge, which was amazing! I‘m sad it took so long to power through it! But guess what, y‘all? I picked up the circle and read almost 50 pages!! I. AM. HOOKED!
So now it‘s 1 book down 11 to go before this kid gets here! #babysteps