Happy International Women’s Day!


The Good Girl- Mary Kubica

“One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.” 

I really enjoyed this book, but couldn’t help but feel like something was missing from the ending!

Truthfully, I had a hunch early on what the twist was and I was right. However, I still enjoyed the book and really liked the style it was written and how it went back and forth between “before” and “after” with each chapter. I just wish the ending of the book had been more explosive! Or maybe just answered more questions. I didn’t find it surprising, and I would classify it as more dramatic then suspenseful or psychological.

Overall, it was a great read and I finished it over the course of 3 nights. I wasn’t as excited to finish it, so I feel like the story could’ve been built up more- but still worth the read!

All the Missing Girls

Wow! Another beautiful novel from Megan Miranda! I am beyond impressed with her writing and character development and just honestly feel like her books are some of the most well written and well thought out books I’ve read in a long time.

That being said, I really enjoyed this story and at first I thought telling the story backwards would get confusing – but it played out and read very well.

The easiest way to explain this book is that it’s like Sweet Home Alabama with a psychological twist, haha. It’s a great read, definitely add it to your list!

The Perfect Stranger- Megan Miranda

This is my first Megan Miranda book and let me say- it won’t be the last! I really enjoyed this story, the narrative, and the main character! I read the book in one sitting, in one day.

The book follows our main character, Leah, as she embarks on a new career as a teacher and attempts to start her life over after an article she wrote  got her in a lot of trouble in her previous job as a journalist. She magically runs into an old friend at the right time and they decide to head out to the middle of nowhere, together- at least they have each other right?

The book weaves throughout multiple layered story lines of Leah’s new journey and fresh start. The flashbacks to the past were perfectly timed throughout the story and didn’t over complicate what was happening in the present.

As I started reading, I thought there was possibly a chance that Leah had a split personality and we were reading two stories about one person- but that is not the case. The plot is great and it’s hard to say much more without spoiling the book.

I did feel like some of the details towards the end of the novel were left unfinished- I wanted to know more about the kids at the school and how she cleared her name as well as the credit cards. Were they being used? Was her credit ruined? Haha, I know I know- small details- but I don’t like loose ends.

What I really appreciated was that this main character was relatable and also strong- she didn’t have some major character flaw that made me roll my eyes while I read.

I can’t wait to read more of Megan Miranda’s work!

The Glass Knife

Finally got to check out The Glass Knife in Winter Park. For presentation and cuteness alone, it gets a 10/10!

It is the cutest dessert shop full of delicious treats! As far as the actual food, my avocado toast was really good- but it just didn’t compare to some of the others in town.

It’s definitely worth checking out and trying to sit in the cute corner booth with velvet walls!

Pics below are my avocado toast, peanut butter fudge donut, and the strawberry champagne dessert!

Our rescue Shiba Inu dog- update!

Can you believe that these two pictures are the same dog?

One year ago we rescued and adopted Mr. Ciao. He had been starved and beaten. The first picture is the day we got him.

The bottom picture is today. Today he is happy, stubborn, and a little chubby. He’s still very timid around new people and other dogs, but he’s come a long way!! I encourage everyone to adopt and not shop!!! ❤️

Orlando’s Best Avocado Toast!

I love, love, love Avocado Toast! (Sounds super basic, I know) But it’s seriously the best!

I love exploring Orlando’s East End Market, especially since it is home to Orlando’s best avocado toast!

Nestled in the back section of East End, is Farm & Haus- the creator of the best avocado toast ever!! Not only do they have delicious toast, they also offer really great breakfast options like breakfast bowls and scrambles! Call me obsessed!

Quickly- Orlando’s Best Poke Bowl!

I have driven by Quickly a million times and I’m embarrassed to say it took me this long to actually go in and check it out!

Not only is it super cute inside, it has the most delicious Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl on its menu!

If you’re looking for a delicious quick eat, check out Quickly!

Also super obsessed with their Chai Boba Milk Tea- but totally forgot to get a pic!

Tiny Beautiful Things

Wow, where to start? First of all, this book is a must buy. I checked it out from the library but ordered it online so I would have a permanent copy.

More importantly, I have no idea how I had never heard of this book before. It truly is a gem full of stories and wisdom- I absolutely loved it. And who knew that Dear Sugar was Cheryl Strayed?

In a nutshell, the book is a compilation of the questions sent in over the years to the Dear Sugar advice column. It’s full of so many great quotes and perspectives on different topics.

It needs to be on your book shelf.

Building Belief!

I am so excited to announce my new book, Building Belief!

Building Belief is an uplifting daily quote book containing 365 pages of motivation, inspiration, and belief. The insight on these pages will empower and encourage you to move on from the past, live in the present, and always keep moving forward. Start each day with a spark of hope and inspiration as the book builds you up to take action, go after your dreams, overcome failure, create your own definition of success, enjoy the journey, and most importantly- believe in yourself.

It’s the perfect gift to give someone to start the New Year fresh with a quote for each day! And the quotes are all REALLY good- a lot of quotes that are meaningful, but haven’t become overly popular or overused!!

To pick up your copy today through Amazon.com, click here!!

Holiday Gift Guide for HER!

Who run the World? GIRLS!

Who is very hard to shop for? Also GIRLS!

With the Holidays rapidly approaching, everyone I know is gearing up for shopping, so I wanted to create a Holiday Gift Guide that would give you great Gift Ideas for every woman in your life! All the products have different price ranges, but offer some great ideas! Everything is linked and should also offer free shipping! Most items are from Nordstrom, which always ships free and then I have a few Amazon items which will also ship free if you have a Prime membership!

For the lady in your life that loves accessories, check out these budget friendly pics below: Check out this Initial pendant, this jeweled beaniethese BaubleBar earrings, and this MVMT Watch!

Initial necklace

crystal beanie             bauble      mvmt


(If you like the initial pendant above, check out this one from Target that is only $19.99)

For the girl with big New Years Eve plans, who loves glitz and glam- check out this gift set (Pictured below)



For the girl who loves a good selfie and great lighting, check out this LuMee Case, pictured below:


For the Holiday Party hostess, the girl who just moved into her first home, or for a great gift to take to meet the Mom, check out this Holiday Candle, pictured below:



For the girl who is SUPER hair obsessed, check out this amazing gift set, pictured below:


For the wonder woman you want to drop some serious dough on this $ea$on, check out the chicest Saint Laurent bag that is out this season and/or a Blinged and Blacked out diamond Michele Watch:

ysl     MC1745469


For the girl who needs some inspiration this Holiday Season: This Belief necklace, This Super Soul Oprah Book, or This Book of quotes:

belief necklace       oprah        bb

For your sister or the girl who’s like a sister to you, check out this State Backpack or this Sleigh all Day top:

state  sleigh


For the Queen Bee of your life or the Queen who is just obsessed with Beyonce, check out this super cute BCBG Glove and Beanie set, click here for the Gloves on sale and  here for the super cute beanie!


For the Workout Woman who’s obsessed with Fitness, check out this Zella hoodie, these Brooks running shoes, this sparkling S’well water bottle, these Nike fleece pants, or these Nike pro sparkle capri’s from Macy’s! 


    brooks swell nike    capri


For the special lady you call Mom or is just like a Mom to you, check out this beautiful Faux Fur throw from Pottery Barn and this gorgeous Tahari Coat from Macy’s.

Also, check out this link for a more affordable Pottery Barn throw or THIS link for a more affordable throw from Target!!