Reader’s Choice: My Favorite Things

Before I start the list let me just say as someone who was raised on The Sound of Music I couldn’t type that without singing “My Favorite Things” in my head. (Sorry for that side note.)

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite Flower: Magnolia

Favorite Movie: Gone With The Wind and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Favorite Disney Movie: Sleeping Beauty

Favorite Disney Princess: Princess Aurora

Favorite Drink: Coffee and Diet Coke (that is what fuels this Southern Belle)

Favorite Relaxing Vacation Spot: The Outer Banks

Favorite On The Go Vacation Spot: Disney World

Favorite Book: Gone With The Wind

Favorite Actor: Colin Firth

Favorite Music: Old Country Music (Conway, Johnny, George, The Statler Brothers, etc)

Favorite Country Song: Too many to name (Harper Valley PTA, Delta Dawn, The Class of 57, All the Gold in California, Happy Birthday Darlin’; to name a few)

Favorite Concert: Garth Brooks (then and now)

Favorite Garth Brooks Song: Beaches of Cheyenne

Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds

Favorite TV Channel: Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Thing to Cook: Hanky Pankies (ground beef, sausage, and cheese served on cocktail rye bread)

Favorite Disney Song: Happily Ever After (currently)

Favorite Disney Rides:

Magic Kingdom- Haunted Mansion

EPCOT- Test Track

Hollywood Studios- Toy Story Midway Mania

Animal Kingdom- Kilimanjaro Safari

Favorite Food Network Chef: The Pioneer Woman

Southern Belle Reads: Reading Updates

I have been flying through books it seems like. Here is the run down.

The Sinclair’s Series by J.S. Scott:

I am finished with this series or at least finished until another one comes out and I am pretty sure there will be more after the bombshell shocker in the last book. I would like to go back a read Jason and Hopes book from a different series so that is on my to read list.

The Outer Banks Baker Series by Phoebe T. Eggli:

I am still on Book 2 of this series, Sage Advice to Cover Up a Murder! I took what I thought would be a short break to read, in honor of memorial day, a Civil War Romance but I loved it so much and there are three of them in the series, so I am now working my way through them.

Hearts Touched by Fire Series by Gina Danna:

This is the Civil War series I am currently engrossed in. I finished the first book in less than a week but the second book is a little more of a struggle for me. It is taking a little longer to get into it than the first one did but I will get there, plus I haven’t had as much free time to really jump into it.

Not Quite Crazy by Catherine Bybee:

This was the newest in the Not Quite Series and another one I have finished recently. I am always up for a Catherine Bybee novel.

Come Home to Me by Liz Talley:

This was one of my “car reads” (aka listen as I drive). I really enjoy Liz Talley’s Morning Glory series and I can’t wait for the next one in the series to be released, so I thought I would see what this book was. This book was wow! Is what it is. I highly recommend this book. It was not just a romance it was a work of art.

Up Next:

– Now That You Mention It by Kristen Higgins (car read)

– Finish Hearts Touched By Fire Series

– Finish Outer Banks Baker Series

– Christmas in July reading

– Read Jason and Hopes Story (one of the Sinclairs)

– Reread Gone With the Wind

And I am sure much more

Southern Belle Reads: Not Quite Crazy by Catherine Bybee

I just finished another wonderful Catherine Bybee novel. Not Quite Crazy is the sixth book in the Not Quite Series. This is the third of the Fairchild brothers (Jason) road to love. Although Jason is the oldest of the three flying crazy siblings and the head of the family business but he is the last of the billionaire brothers to find love. In this book I also got to catch up with some old friends from the earlier books. I’m not sure if this is the end of the series but if it is not I know who I would love to see find love next. Now that I think about it more there are actually two people I would like to see find love next. So I really hope this is not the end of the series.

Stressed to the Max

When did my life get so crazy that the most relaxed part of my week was sitting in the dentist’s chair waiting on the dentist? That is how my week was last week. Work has been crazy busy as of late, my aunt was in the hospital, and I am worried about my babies. That makes for a stressed filled cocktail. My aunt is luckily out of the hospital and I will always worry about my babies. Work will slow down eventually, I hope. Hopefully I can get a few days off here very soon. I did unwind a little this weekend. I finished a book I was reading and I had dinner with friends. It’s the little things!

Falling In and Out of Love

I am not an expert on this and I am not going to say I am but when you “fall out of love” with someone you have been in a relationship with for over ten years shouldn’t you properly mourn/grieve the loss of that relationship before jumping right into another? I know so many friends/family/coworkers that have jumped out of one long term relationship (marriage or dating) and right into the next. I feel like if I ended a long term relationship like that I would want to properly grieve the loss of that relationship before I moved on to someone else. If you have dedicated that much time, energy and your heart to someone for so long how can you heart be instantly healed by someone else? I’m still grieving relationships that never were. I know it is not my place to judge I just wondering if these people know what they are getting themselves into. In my opinion it is just setting them up to get hurt more.

Why I Chose an iPhone 7 Plus Over an iPhone 8 Plus

For me why I chose the older over the newer was one simple reason, Rose Gold. The iPhone 8 doesn’t come in rose gold and the iPhone 7 does. And right now I am in a rose gold stage. So rose gold it was!

Southern Belle Reads: Outer Banks Baker Mystery Series

Sunday night I finished the first book and started the second book in the Outer Banks Baker Mystery Series by Phoebe T. Eggli. These are not the best written books but they are just what I need right now. A nice easy read where not much thinking is required. I like a more complex book but right now I have so much going on it’s nice to have something less complex. There are three total in the series and they are such easy reads that as long as I find time to read I should be able to get the other two out within the next week/week in a half. And they are based in the Outer Banks so that in itself makes them a must read for me.