Friday, December 9, 2016

InstaLife {3}

It's been awhile since I've done one of these adn I managed to have a few photos from my last trip show up throughout for some throwback/memories/still holding on to Scotland and England any way I can! As you can see I'm definitely getting in the holiday spirit! I love this time of year, the feeling, the decorations, the ambiance, everything! I started listening to Christmas music in November and I have no shame. I hope you all are having a great holiday season so far and remember what this time of year is about no matter what you celebrate at this time of year.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Adventures in the Great Wide Somewhere // Travel by Page to Scotland

 Back again, for quite possibly my second most read country! It's no surprise that I went back--yes, again--for the second time this year alone to England and Scotland. Sue me, they're my favorites. If I could have gone to Ireland too I would have had a trifecta of love but I digress. Today I'm talking Scottish books. These are my favorites and have grown my heart about 10 sizes just from reading them. When I was in Scotland earlier this year I didn't get to go to the Highlands so you can imagine how absolutely fucking mind-numbingly excited I was to be able to go this last time around! But before I knew if and when I'd ever get to see this magical place in person, I read about it...extensively.

If You Want to Travel To Scotland...

Monday, December 5, 2016

Love is in Season

The Chance Sisters
The Autumn Bride // The Winter Bride // The Spring Bride // The Summer Bride
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 310 // 324 // 320 // 319
Source: Bought and Review Copies Provided by Publisher
Publisher : Berkley Sensation 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Kiss List {November 2016}

November went so fast, I cannot believe it is December! It's crazy to me how fast time flies especially around the holidays. I am a huge fan of Thanksgiving, Fall in general, Christmas, and the entire month of December and this time of year seems to go especially quickly. It's like it knows how much I love it and goes faster to get away from my crazy love. I'm excited to talk about my favorites in books, television, makeup, music, and travel! Don't forget to tell me in the comments what you've been loving this past month!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Adventures in the Great Wide Somewhere // Gift Guide for the Traveler in Your Life

The holidays are approaching so I thought it would be fun to put together gift ideas for somebody who loves to travel. Everything I'm talking about or featuring are gifts I myself have received so really, all the credit goes to my amazing friends and family who have been ever so thoughtful to me over the years. I've also broken them down into fun categories (well *I* think they're fun!).

For Travel Inspiration
Notebook with a Go-Getter Quote // I love notebooks. I especially love notebooks with travel quotes on them and I use them to brainstorm and plan my trips. A travel quoted notebook and help inspire you traveler where to take their next trip! (Thanks, Steph!)

Prints with Travel-Inspired Quotes // One of my favorite gifts ever was from Ellice (featured in the middle). It's my favorite quote from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes on a vintage map. SO thoughtful and inspiring and I LOVE looking at it. I'm obsessed with it and it is one of my most treasured gifts. This gift is thoughtful, inspiring, and will help your traveler feel read to take on their next adventure.

Book 1,000 Places To See Before You Die // What better way to inspire wanderlust than with a book highlighting not one, not ten, but a THOUSAND places to travel! I keep this on my nightstand and am always reading through different countries to inspire my next adventure. (Thanks, Estelle!)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Bittersweet Love

"Once you've read a book, you and it belong to each other for life."
--Kimberley Freeman, Wildflower Hill

: Adult Historical Fiction, Contemporary
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages: 524
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2011
Source: Borrowed from library
Previous Books in Series: Standalone
Find on: Goodreads | Amazon

My Thoughts

The Belle
One of my favorite things about reading is starting a book you have zero expectations of and that book grabbing you by the proverbial balls and heart strings. Wildflower Hill was that book. I fell down the historical fiction rabbit hole and had this book not been on of Hannah's top recs, I would have never picked it up. Australian historical fiction? What in the actual hell interesting could have happened there? This is when I put my foot in my mouth.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Itinerary Update {3}

Bute Park in Cardiff, Wales
I cannot tell a lie. I've been a little slugging getting back into blogging consistently per my new routine/schedule I wanted to adopt. It's always hard for me to get back into normal stuff after a trip and blogging is usually the last thing to come back. However, I was super proud of myself to have gotten all three parts of my trip recap on the blog which I'll talk about below but I digress. Let's get to the good stuff!

It's been a little while since I did my last Itinerary Update and I am going to try really hard to be more regular and get back on my 'schedule' of blogging because I do love it and how it works. That being a book review, a travel post, and a lifestyle/update/inspiration post a week. So I'm gonna do my best but I was inspired to a personal update and here we are.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Adventures in the Great Wide Somewhere // My UK Adventures Part 3

It's been a little bit of a break in between posts, real life and all that, but here is my final *sobs* part in my UK Adventures from a few weeks ago! In case you missed the first two parts here's how I spent my time in Scotland and London. Today I'm focusing on all the different day/weekend trips I took! I love London and Britain in general because of how easy it is to get to so many different places simply by train. The train and I were BFFs by the time I left and I don't regret one second I spent on it (cancelled trains and detours not included) because it always brought me to somewhere incredible. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

For The Better World

"I put my trust in fiction."
--Erika Johansen, The Fate of the Tearling

: Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Harper
Pages: 496
Publication Date: November 29th, 2016
Source: ARC provided by publisher
Previous Books in Series: The Queen of the Tearling & The Invasion of the Tearling
Find on: Goodreads | Amazon 

My Thoughts
The Belle
Reviewing the final book in a series is always difficult for me. I want to talk about all the things but I also don't want to give away any spoilers, so per usual my feels will be vague but as direct as possible without giving anything away...and trust me, there are so many great and exciting things that happen in this book I want to be SO detailed and talk about it all but I can't. So here goes...

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sisters of Virtue

Books: The Perfect Waltz | The Perfect Stranger | The Perfect Kiss
Genre: Adult Historical Romance
Publication Date: November 2005 | June 2006 | January 2007
Source: Bought
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