Have any of you read any of the Hallmark books yet? I have tried to read a few, multiple times. The problem for me is I just can’t focus on a book that follows a movie I have seen so many times so close. There are a few coming out now that are not based on current Hallmark Movies. Maybe these i can get into. There is one coming out this summer I am really looking forward to. It’s by one of my favorite authors; Liz Talley. This is another reason I am a strong believer in reading the book before seeing the movie.
Two weeks ago, we were on Day Two of our No Diapers at Disney Trip. Last week, I was just trying to make it through my First Day Back to Work after said trip. I love those kids but wow, this was the most exhausting Disney Trip I have had. We had fun and I surely hope the kids had fun but I do not see that happening again anytime soon, if at all. I will stick to my adult only Disney trips. I had to come back to work to relax and my next vacation is not until October when we go to the Outer Banks. At least I know there will be relaxing there. I can read a book and watch the ocean, so peaceful. Now that the trip is over and I have recovered from it, it is time to focus on making some much-needed improvements to my blog. Thank you for sticking with me. 2019 is going to be a good year I can feel it. I just had to get past this one little hurdle.
Even though I have been a little quiet as of late, I have big plans for the blog this year. First:
A Logo! Southern Belle Charm Blog has a logo!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone is having a great day. Today I’m treating myself. First a Valentine Breakfast from McDonalds (eaten in the car before I caught my shuttle into work). Then a Valentine Cookie (the only Valentine I will probably get). I even bought myself a Valentine gift, a Vera Bradley Backpack. So I guess I am my own Valentine.
We have officially hit the under a month mark till the No Diapers at Disney Trip. Are we ready for this? Is Disney ready? I know the kids are! That’s all they talk about and now the three year old has taken to looking at Disney pictures on my phone. I hope it is everything they hope it is. The below picture is probably how they feel about the Disney Trip, so close but the gate hasn’t opened just yet. Soon!
After watching the Hallmark Channel movie Winter Castle, I was intrigued by the idea of warm milk with honey. Mainly is this something people really drink? So I did what I do best, I googled it! And I found multiple recipes and many positive reviews. So I tried it, and I have to say I am a fan. What is nice for a coffee lover like me, this gives me a non-caffeine alternative before bed. Especially here as late since it’s be cold and snowy for the last week and half.
From Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, to Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13, to Terry McQuinn in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Fallen Angel (on of my favs) to Mac Taylor in CSI:NY, and to my favorite Jack Garrett in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, I have been a a Gary Sinise fan. I preordered his book months ago as soon as I learned about it. But what I got to see last month at Disney World has made me an even bigger Gary Sinise fan. We stayed at Coronado Springs last month and while we were there the Gary Sinise Foundation was there with what they call the Snowball Express. The Snowball Express brings Gold Star Famlies (Families of Fallen Soliders) together for fun and support. I feel honored to be able to say we stayed at the same hotel as these families, rode buses with them, and got to see them enjoying the magic of Disney. I truly hope each and everyone of them had a magical time at Disney, they deserve it.