Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Midnighters Series

This was a fun and easy series to read through. The concept was fun, but I think the creatures of the blue moon could have been more realistic. However, I enjoyed the books and found myself wondering it would be fun to see some of the aspects of this series portrayed in a movie, such as Jonathan's ability.

  The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1)The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I found this book to be a quick and easy read. I like to read these types of books in between reading more intense books. This is a fun series so far and I have been enjoying it. It is hard to believe that this series is written from the same author of "The Ugly Series". His style of writing is so different from that series. The concept in this book is kind of fun and I look forward to then next book.

Touching Darkness (Midnighters, #2)Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed the faster pace of this book than the last one. I will say that I did get a little annoyed at how annoying Jessica could be about not breaking curfew, but other than that I had no complaints about this book. I liked the twist and turns through the book and the involvement of the "stiffs" in this book. There were some parts that actually made me laugh and I couldn't stop giggling:) *Sometimes I may or may not have a goofy sense of humor! Anyways, loved this book and can't wait to see what problems arise in the next book.

Blue Noon (Midnighters, #3)Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book the most of the series. It kept me turning the pages and I couldn't put it down! I liked the curve ball that Angie's stories of the lore threw into the mix and what that meant for the midnighters. Still again annoyed by Jessica during the big battle when all she was worried about was her sister cause the other midnighters had people to worry about but were able to focus on the bigger picture. It was a good ending, but still felt like there were a lot of unanswered questions.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Toasted Coconut Smores

I LOVE anything coconut! So, I decided to try using the toasted coconut marshmallows on s'mores. It was  amazing! This is a no brainer kind of treat that you can have at any time. When we are not camping, we just heat them up in the microwave and eat! Now that we have tried them this way I don't think we can be talked into going back to just regular marshmallows!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Things We Love Thursdays- Blokus

Chris and I have played this game with family and friends before and really enjoyed it. My sister in law gave us the game this last Christmas and we played it for hours. Its a fun strategic game that can be played by all. Our family really enjoys this one a lot! 

What games do you play with friends and family?


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Pin"spiration: Masking Tape Speedway

This was one of my very first pins on Pinterest.  I thought it looked so cool and I knew that my boys would absolutely LOVE something like this!  (I've tried to find the original source but never could.  :/ )

Thursday was Landon's 5th birthday so I thought it would be the perfect time to do it. It was such an easy project and very cheap.  I used one roll of masking tape that I got for $1.99 at Target.  On Wednesday night my husband made the tracks (and I "decorated" it with signs & trees from our train sets) so that it would be a surprise on Landon's birthday morning.  He (and the rest of my kids!) loved it and played with it all weekend long.

Linked to: Rae Gun Ramblings, Teagan's Travels, Craft-O-Maniac, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Keeping It Simple, Becolorful, C.R.A.F.T. 
Sugar & Spice, Fine Craft Guild, Classy Clutter, Sugar Bee Crafts, Michelle Paige, Oopsey Daisy, Lil Luna, I Heart Naptime

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday Best Link Party

Thanks to everyone who linked last week! Here were a couple favorites:

I love Doranda's simple yet classic black & white look.

I love this pantry organization idea from Creating Sarah.  One day I might be this organized.  :)

1. Link to a specific post on your blog.
2. Add the g*rated button to your post.
3. Make sure you check out other links to get ideas.  And no one would mind if you left a comment on their blog. :)
4. Follow g*rated.



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