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Summer Bucket List


Dreamin’ & Plannin’ 

Grab the graphic, make your own summer bucket list & give me a pingback, keep it goin’! Would love to see your summer dreamin’!

  1. Take a vacation
  2. Reach 500 followers on WordPress
  3. Read 10 books
  4. Complete 3 rounds of Shift Shop
  5. Start a walkers meetup
  6. Grow my team x 5
  7. Learn to swim, or at least tread water
  8. Make solid plans for an Ohio trip back home
  9. Hit the beach 2-3 times weekly (at least)
  10. Hang the new curtains (still haven’t since we moved)
  11. Get a new bathing suit/bikini next size down
  12. Sit back, relax and enjoy a summer sunset on the beach
  13. Attend a drum circle on the beach
  14. Do a three-day tech detox
  15. Buy bikes
  16. Go to another Tides game
  17. Get a super-bright pedicure 
  18. Spend at least a day at Chincoteague Island
  19. Build a sandcastle
  20. Get a new minimalist tattoo
  21. Kite flying at Mt Trashmore
  22. Get massages
  23. Volunteer x….
  24. Get to meditation classes!!
  25. Do hill repeats
  26. Explore Hampton Roads with the hubby
  27. Set up space for fitness selfies
  28. Buy a new weight bar
  29. Do another paint night with the girls
  30. Do a paint night with the hubby

To be continued….

Rapid Fire Book Tag


Rapid Fire Book Tag: It was originally made by #GirlReading, so  stop by and check her out on her Youtube. Big thanks to James @ this-is-my-truth-now for posting this and letting people swipe it 😉

Question 1: E-Book or Physical Book?

I’m one of those who love the feel of a book in my hands, turning pages, the paper & ink scent. But it’s easier to kindle, so I do both. Depends where and when I read

Question 2 : Paperback or Hardback?

Paperbacks generally. They’re lighter weight and more compact. Easier to hold too. But for a series, or book I adore, I get hardback. I have these series in hardback; Harry Potter, The Vampire Chronicles and my Tolkein.

Question 3 : Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

Usually the bookstore, unless I know a release date and pre-order through amazon. I love roaming the bookstore. I love that so many have cafe/coffee shops in them now!

Question 4 : Trilogies or Series?


Question 5 : Heroes or Villains?

I prefer characters that are a little of both. I really like when a villain becomes a hero. 

Question 6 : A book you want everyone to read?

The Four Agreements By: don Miguel Ruiz. I’m very into personal development and this book/series is beautiful and profound!

Question 7 : Recommend an underrated book?


Question 8 : The last book you finished?

Girl On The Train – It actually took me forever to get through this. I think I’m one of few who just wasn’t captivated and hooked.

Question 9 :The Last Book(s) You Bought?

Ego Is The Enemy – Currently reading, and loving!

Question 10 : Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

Lol, my tablet

Question 11 : Used Books: Yes or No?

Yes, and library books! 

Question 12 : Top Three Favorite Genres?

Horror (not slasher), Mystery, Personal Development, Cookbooks (ok 4)

Question 13 : Borrow or Buy?

Buy usually, unless it’s my occasional trip to the library. Then, when done if I don’t like the book that much, I donate to the library.

Question 14 : Characters or Plot?

Plot is what keeps me reading

Question 15 : Long or Short Books?

Short to middle ground. Long books, I lose interest and usually have to go back and start again.

Question 16 : Long or Short Chapters?


Question 17 : Name The First Three Books You Think Of…

It By: Stephen King

Edgar Allen Poe: Complete Tales and Poems By: Edgar Allen Poe

Prince Lestat By:Anne Rice



Question 18 : Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?

Cry. I’m oddly not that into comedy. Not even on TV or with movies. 

Question 19 : Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Def fictional worlds, or worlds based on history of our world

Question 20 : Audiobooks: Yes or No?

Nope, they put me to sleep

Question 21 : Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?

I suppose. But I’m more of an author follower so…

Question 22 : Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?

Hmmm, movie. Bigger than life, ya know?

Question 23 : A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?

I’m not sure I preferred the movie adaption, but I thought Lord of the Rings was just as good in both formats. (I agree with James on this)

Question 24 : Series or Standalone?

Series def!



I am not tagging anyone specifically as this is the kind of tag everyone should do. So please jump on this little bandwagon! I expect at least 5 people to go for it! 🙂

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My Shaun Week Results

Shaun Week

🙌 Oh my gosh this was a fun week!! I’m pleased with my results, know where I could have tweaked to have done even better, and am super ready for the next stage of the #SYSOFShift!!!
#transformation #mondaymotivation #results #shaunweek #BOD #ondemand #shakeology #cleaneating #accountability #inspiration #challengegroup #makingchange #healthyliving


My 10 Books of Summer List!


I’m doing the #10BooksOfSummer 📒☀️ challenge! It’s a reading challenge hosted each year by Cathy from 746 Books blog. She set herself a challenge to read 20 books between June 1st to September 3rd for this year. We can all join in if we want, and you don’t have to set your reading goals for 10 books like I did, you can also choose 15 or 20 (she supplies the graphic on her page to save to your own pc). She’s apparently easy on the rules too. So if you want to change it up you can, want to go from 10 to 20 books, go for it, etc…

You can also share your 📘reading progress on Twitter with the hashtag #10BooksOf Summer, #15BooksOf Summer OR #20BooksOfSummer, as well as giving Cathy updates on your progress. This is an awesome way to get to reading those books you always say you want to read and never quite get too.

My list is a combo of the Game Of Thrones series of books + personal development books that have been recommended to me, but I keep slacking to read. I’m likely reading 2 at a time, in the order you see them in here. I figure one can be my beach/pool side⛱ reading the other can be part of my morning 🌅 (personal development) to get my day started on the right foot!

If you click on the links to each book you can get a description. My Goodreads is really neglected. I don’t keep up with it ha, so sorry if it’s a bit weak as far as being a book nerd goes. I’ll be updating my reviews here on this page and on Goodreads (at least that’s the plan)! 

ps…I prefer real books over reading from my kindle. I’m one of those weirdo’s 🤓

🌞 Are you doing any summer challenges?