Life Sometimes

The past two weeks have been rather interesting. I hate using the excuse, “I’ve been busy” or “life is so crazy.” Because truly, my life is nothing compared to a lot of other people.

But it feels busy to me. It feels insane. It feels like I’m barely staying afloat half the time.

So what to do???

I don’t know. I have no idea. Wish I did.

But really, wouldn’t it be great to go back to being a kid just for one day? Think about it. No deadlines. No school. No laundry. No deadlines. No cleaning. No work. No deadlines. No jobs. No life-altering decisions. NOOOOO DEADLINESSSSSSS.

(I’m really hating deadlines right now.)

Some days I feel on top of the world. Other days, I eat an entire package of Oreos. By myself. *hides face*

Then there are the days when I play this song over and over and over and over again:

(Isn’t it relaxing? I loves this song so much.)

 

All that to say, I don’t have a decent blog post this week. (shocker, I know.) I wanted to, but that just didn’t happen. So instead, I delved into my Pinterest boards and found things that make me laugh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Soooo….how is your week going?? Any Oreo-induced stomachaches yet??? *points to self*

The Very Awesome Vlog Challenge # 4 / / Feb-April

It’s time for a new batch of questions! (Wondering what the VAVC is? Check out this page and watch the vlog there to learn more!)

Questions for #4, Feb-April Challenge:

  1. What is one of your favorite quotes?
  2. What book on your shelf has the most amazing cover?
  3. What is one book releasing in 2017 you are super excited about?

 

Also, I’m adding something to the challenge:

Whoever adds their vlog to the linker-upper on the VAVC page is automatically entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! How cool is that?!? (I mean…Amazon. Books. Yumminess. :) )

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Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire / / Blog Tour

GUYSSSSSS!!!! Guess what?? My good friend and AMAZING critique partner is releasing her very first book!! I’m so excited for her. And for the world. This book is so wonderful. Just…ahhhhhhh. The feeellllllsssssss!!!!!

 

Just look at that stunning cover!!!! The watercolor is just absolutely perfect for the story. *squeals*

 

Synopsis:

Gemma Ebworthy is eighteen, pregnant, and alone. Now that she’s been evicted, she spends the night in a barn, never dreaming that tomorrow could bring kindness of a life-changing magnitude.

The Martins aren’t a typical family—even for rural Kansas. With more kids than can be counted on one hand and a full-time farm, Gemma must make a lot of adjustments to fit in. But despite their many differences, Gemma finds herself drawn to this family and their radical Christian faith.

When Gemma’s past collides with her yet again, she must begin revealing her colorful history. With every detail Gemma concedes, she fears she will lose the Martins’ trust and the stable environment she desires for herself and her unborn child. Just how far can the Martins’ love and God’s forgiveness go?

 

My Review:

Miss Abigayle’s writing style has an old-fashioned feel to it that absolutely sucks you into the story while giving you the warm fuzzies. I loved how well-rounded the characters were (EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!!!) and how I could relate to each one in different dimensions. Even the “villain” character…I felt so sorry for him. Maybe I shouldn’t, because I didn’t like him and I wanted to hug him all at the same time, but…. Wow. It’s rare for me to find a book I enjoyed this much. While Martin Hospitality isn’t exactly what could be considered an “edge of your seat adventure”, it certainly holds its own in a world full of YA adventure novels. This is the kind of story that you want to curl up with and forget life’s problems for a few hours. I am SO EXCITED for book two!!!

 

About the Author:

Abigayle has been inspired to write since she could spell her own name. Her passion wasn’t completing the stories (she did that twice and decided it wasn’t for her), it was jotting down the ideas.
But in 2015, a story grabbed her—one she had to finish. Inspired by a crazy dream in a genre she no longer reads, Abigayle set off on a journey to write her first novel and she hasn’t looked back since.
Writing is her ministry, freelance editing her job, and reading her pastime—all of which prove that God really does know what He’s doing when He inspires a 6-year-old with a pencil in her left hand.

 

 

Don’t forget to enter her giveaway!

Reminder / / VAVC #3

Okay, yes, I totally slacked off with the last vlog challenge. But just because I slacked doesn’t mean I’m giving up!!! There are 9 days left in this challenge before the new one begins. My vlog will be posted shortly! And I want to see yours, so let’s do the thing!

 

 

December-February Edition:

  1. In one sentence, what is your goal for the new year?
  2. What is your favorite restaurant?
  3. What was the very first story idea you remember getting?

 

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Also, please note that the blog is under construction. I am trying to clean up the messes as I go, but it might be a disaster for a few days. ;)

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Giveaway WINNER!!

 

 

*Drumroll*

The winner of the prize pack for Left to Die is…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Havilah H. !!!!!!!

 

Yay for Havilah!!! I love it when people I know win my giveaways. :)

 

Again, thank you all so much for making Left to Die’s release so awesome. My blog went from 42 subscribers to 51 just throughout the course of the release. Which is SO AWESOME! I love you guys! *tacklehugs*

A REAL blog post will be posted this week, so keep your eyes peeled. ;)

Left to Die Blog Tour Wrap-Up

WOW.

 

I don’t know what else to say. This blog tour thoroughly exceeded my expectations. Everyone’s excitement exceeded my expectations. You guys totally blew me away with sweet reviews, kind words, and much encouragement.

Is it cheesy to jump around and scream because I’m so happy? No? Good.

*squeals* *jumps around*

 

ANYWAY…

 

If you haven’t already, be sure to go take a look at the blog tour stops.

 

Becoming Lost – Review

Beyond the Amethyst – Review

Anika’s Avenue – Review

Once Upon an Ordinary – Interview

Whispers on the Wind – Interview

Read Another Page – Review

The Left-Handed Typist – Review

Counting Your Blessings – Review/Interview

Stories by Firefly – Review

Writing in the Light – Interview

Reveries Reviews – Review

Marrok Macintyre – Interview

A Purpose and a Promise – Review

Having a Heart Like His – Review/Interview

Whimsical Writings – Review

Rebekah’s Remarks – Interview

And if I haven’t already said it enough, ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. You have one day left to enter, so DO IT NOW. (No, I am not at all bossy. Why do you ask??)

Left to Die Prize Pack