Monday, September 25, 2017

Book Review "Gerald's Game"

Look at me go!!
Not only am I successful in my "one book a month" challenge I have for myself, but this is my second book I have read for the month of September (maybe the reason for lack of posts).

I heard this book was made into a movie.
Funny thing was I had this book on one of my bookshelves and thought I had read it.
Decided to double check, but when I read the jacket cover, realized I had not, lol.

I have to read the book before watching the movie.
I like to have the characters in my head on how I think they look, before seeing them on-screen.
I also enjoy reading the books first, because in the books you get to read what is going on in the character's head.

I really enjoyed this book, but then again, I am a Stephen King fan.
I love the way he gets into his characters heads and describes how they are feeling, the way their mind works and the things they see.
This book is about a husband and wife who go off to their summer home in the off season and things don't go as planned.

In true Stephen King fashion, he writes so well on how  the mind plays tricks on us....or do they?!

I have 3 bookshelves full of books I have read, or want to read.
I also have a note on my phone with book suggestions from friends that I plan on reading.
I write down the title of the book, who the author is and who suggested it.

I would love to hear what you are all reading so I can add it to my never ending reading list :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Cottage Cards

I always have craft supplies up at our cottage.
I have stashes all over the place, teehee.
So when my SIL and her husband came up to our cottage on the last long weekend, I was able to make a couple of cards as it rained a lot of the time.

I had brought up my hexagon punches and had a but of fun playing with ways to use them.
I also inked the edges of the punch outs to make them pop a bit.

My SIL, Sharon, purchased a planner when we went on our shopping getaway.
It was a dateless planner, so I added the stickers for the days of the month and weeks.
It was kind of an obsession after a while,
Then realized I had a planner with these stickers at home...which I hadn't put on the stickers, lol.
So I have a lot of practice when I get to mine.

I hope you all have a very creative day :)

Tracy :)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Book Review "Rainwater"

I have to say I loved this book.
It was a quick read, and I loved the characters in this book.
The story was so sweet, even though it was a dark hard time.

I think I need to look up some more writings from Sandra Brown...I don't think I have read any of her books before.

I like the friendship between the 2 main characters.

I have to say I am proud that I had completed this book so early in the month and I am 1/3 way through my new book!

What are you reading?
I would love to know :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Day 3 of our Girls Creative Shopping Getaway.

Here is the last day of our shopping from when Sharon and I went to Hinckley for our getaway :)
We drove to Pine City to hit up their scrapbook store, I LOVE this store.
But being as excited as we were, we were to early so stopped in at their Walmart.
I found some adorable pieces for my fairy garden.
I am planning on painting the lawn furniture as the orange colour is just to much for me.
Look at that fire pit!!!
It is just so adorable...again I am going to paint it.

We were still to early as the scrap book store wasn't open quite yet, so the dollar store.
One thing I love about Dollar Tree is that every thing is really just a dollar.
Here in my dollar store Dollarama, there isn't much that is only just one dollar.
Seeing that I plan on keeping up with reading my one book a month, I picked up a few books...and yes each one was only a dollar!!

Then off to Pine City Scrapbooking!!!
I picked up these fun papers to scrapbook Kristy's trip to Italy...unless she wants to do her own pages, then she can have these.
And see those blueberry paper under the pile, I know I can use those as we pick blueberries every year and just last weekend we picked 58 cups.

There is a clearance section, and I found a few goodies in there.
As well as some pretty papers.

I fell in love with this pretty collection from Bo Bunny, so I purchased 2 of each piece.

As well as some card stock to match.
I have been making my own kits up when I find some papers I like, this way I can just grab my pre-made kit for a last minute crop :)
I also picked up the co-ordinating stickers, chipboard and die cuts.

Like every year, once we have finished our shopping, we head to the hotel lobby and create!
I made 30 cards!

The upper lobby has 2 huge tables and some comfy chairs.
I have never seen anyone sitting at these, so Sharon and I grab a couple of lamps from the other sitting area to give us more light and take over the table :)
I enjoy when the staff and guests come and chat with us to see what we are doing :)

Every evening we head to the casino for dinner and Sharon spends the rest of her evening donating to the slot machines ;)
I wonder around the casino for a bit to take in the lights and excitement, then I go and walk the grounds.
They have a beautiful pond with a couple of fountains in the centers as well as a couple of swans occupying it.

The next morning we hit the road to home.
As much as I loved to be away, I was happy to be home, I was more or less away from home for 2 weeks with my 2 getaways.

I still haven't put away my goodies...I have to clean my craft room first, lol.

I hope you all have a very creative day :)

Tracy :)day