Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May Book Review {2017}

Sorry, friends! I've been kind of MIA for a bit. I promise to catch everyone up on all things Leslie this week! There are some VERY exciting things happening over here! I can't wait to catch everyone up!


I couldn't miss a month of book reviews, so here I am. I have some great books to report this month and I hope that you can add them to your lists too. 

If you missed my other books review of 2017, you can find them here:





The first book of the month was a home run.


Cancel the wedding is already at the top of my list for best books that I've read this year. Holy cow, you guys.  Not only does Cancel the Wedding take place in the good ol' state of Georgia, but the romance in this book is heart warming. I couldn't put this one down! 

Cancel the Wedding is about Olivia, who is responsible to spread her mom's ashes in Huntley, Georgia. She and her sister know nothing about their mother's past, and go on a mission to find out all the secrets to her life. Along the way she meets Elliot, who makes life far more complicated than it had been before.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars! 



Dark Matter was one. interesting. book. While I don't usually enjoy super sci-fi books, this one I thoroughly enjoyed! It takes a little bit to get used to the science terminology and concepts, but once you do...it's really good!

I give this one 4.5 out of 5 stars!



Sharp Objects was recommended by a friend who knows that I like mystery books. It's written by the same author as Gone Girl, and in my opinion, just as good. Just when you think you have this book all figured out, it surprises you once more.

Sharp Objects is about Camille Preaker, a reporter sent to her hometown to discover the secrets about why young teenage girls are getting murdered. Between her neurotic mother and her crazy young sister, she finds it very difficult to balance her personal life with her career. She finds answers in places that she probably doesn't want to find.

I give this one a 4 out of 5 stars.



The Couple Next Door was one that I've had my eye on for a while! A friend read it before me and said that I needed to pick it up ASAP.

This book was a super easy read, as I got through it in about 2 days. It kept me engaged the entire time and I never wanted to put it down. The mystery keeps you guessing until the very last sentence. Literally.

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all. They have a beautiful family and home. One night, their invited over to a dinner party next door with some friends. While over at the dinner party, a terrible crime is committed leaving the Conti's feeling very guilty. The even bigger problem is that the rest of the town sees them as guilty as well. Will the detectives find out who committed the crime?


I have LOTS to catch all of you up on! There have been wedding plans set and I cannot wait to share them all with you soon! 

XO,
Leslie


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

HUGE News

Happy Tuesday!

I meant to write this post yesterday, but I was sliiiightly distracted, because...

on Sunday, we got ENGAGED!


Y'all. I did not see this coming AT ALL. I always thought that after being together for so long,  that I would see it coming a mile away. Nope. Ryan planned it in a way that wasn't on my radar at all.

On Sunday he requested that we hike the mountain that's near our home. We do this every now and then, so it wasn't a strange request. We grabbed sandwiches and headed to the mountain for a hike on a BEAUTIFUL day. 

Once we got to the top of our hike, we chatted a bit and played around with the dog. After a while, he  asked if we should head back and I agreed. On the way down, there was a bench off to the side over looking our entire town. We sat for a rest and then Ryan asked if I could take a picture of him with Romeo (our dog) with the view in the background. Of course I wanted to because I had been snapping pictures of the dog all day.


After acting slightly awkward for a few minutes (I guess there were people passing by), Ryan got down on one knee and asked if I would spend the rest of my life with him. With tears pouring down my face, I said yes!

It was such an emotional, beautiful and perfect moment that I'll cherish forever. 



A passerby asked if he could take a picture for us. 


My beautiful ring


I'm on cloud 9 this week. I'm just floating through life in the best way possible.

I feel like I can't even have a complete thought at this point because I'm just so happy. 

Just a little happiness for your Tuesday! 

XO,
Leslie




Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Favorites {5.5.17}

It's Fri-yay, everyone! I could do some kinda happy dance this morning!

Just like every Friday, I'm linking up with Erika, Narci, and Andrea to share our favorites from the week!


Let's jump right in!



I've recently become obsessed with Poshmark. Poshmark is a site that allows users to sell name brand items for lower prices. You can really find some hidden gems within the website once you get looking! I just bought a pre-owned (excellent condition) Tory Burch wallet for only $60! What a steal! 




You know how I mentioned being in love with rompers lately? Well, I've ventured out and tried a jumpsuit. I am in love with this super comfy one piece. Not only is it cozy, but it can be made to look more dressy by pairing it with cute wedges and jewelry. I bought it in olive green.

Find it here




I started working on my home office/craft room this past weekend. I made this super handy jewelry holder to store all of our inventory. There's another one going up next to it, and smaller ones on the other side. More on how to make these next week! 

Want to shop our jewelry? Find it here




I am freaking out you guys! The Erin Condren 2017-2018 Life Planner is here!! If you don't know what I'm talking about, visit this website and you'll immediately fall in love! I have been a die hard EC fan for about three years now. I wouldn't be able to live without this baby.

Find them here




I recently found this top and had to buy it! I can't wait until it gets here! Doesn't it look so comfy and cute?

Find it here

I hope everyone has the best weekend! Be sure to subscribe to my blog for regular updates, or to follow me over at my Insta

XO,
Leslie