Sunday, April 18, 2021

Five on Sunday - April 18, 2021 ~ April TBR List, Airfryer, Vintage Disney Games, Tupperware Order, and 9 Years!

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you all had a good week! It's been a little crazy here - ours school are going back online for a couple of weeks here, so we are still taking a big step back. Also, I worked a 16 hour shift at work yesterday and it kicked my ass, so I'm taking it easy this weekend!


The books were received as review copies - this post contains affiliate links

Time to share my TBR list for the month - I've been feeling a little dejected lately (nothing crazy, we are all over a year in a pandemic and it's just hard to keep a super positive attitude all the time), so I've rounded up some newer memoirs of people over-coming difficulties or obstacles, so I thought that it would be nice have something uplifting or positive to read for the month! I always try and plan my reading with themes; but, honestly, I usually manage to stick to the theme for most of the month, then I grab something I'm in the mood for, which is usually different!

I always track my books on GoodReads, so if you have GoodReads and want to connect - you can find me here! I really love seeing what everyone is reading and I always find recommendations for myself from your reading lists! Here's what I'm planning on reading:
  • The Girl From Dream City: A Literary Life by Linda Leith ~ Linda is a novelist, essayist, translator and literary curator; but, her younger years had her moving around all over the world and this book looks back over those years and also discovering during that time that her Father was going through shock therapy for his breakdowns. The is compared to books like "Educated" and I'm very intrigued! 
  • Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience by Lise Deguire ~ When Dr. Lise Deguire was 4 years old, she suffered 3rd degree burns on 65% of her body - this book covers all aspects of her story including her hospitalization, reconstructive surgeries, the bullying she endured, but also her over coming this, becoming a parent, and her work as a clinical psychologist. I always enjoy stories of resilience and I can't wait to read this one! 
  • Walk Through This: Harness The Healing Power of Nature and Travel The Road To Forgiveness by Sara Schulting Kranz ~ In this book, Sara discusses overcoming the trauma of her sexual abuse with her path to forgiveness and healing that started with embracing the power and beauty of nature. This is also a guide to practicing meditation, setting boundaries and embracing nature wherever you may be. 
  • Love is Blind by Ruth E Vallis ~ This isn't about the struggle of being blind, but actually the low expectations that people place on those that are blind - Ruth discusses overcoming these expectations, getting an education and the support she had along the way to forge a path for others who are visually impaired.
I'm looking forward to diving in to some of these stories of overcoming and resilience - I think it will get my positive outlook on life back! 


How have I waited so long to get on the Airfryer bandwagon?! I love this thing - I used it for the first time two weeks ago and we use it a couple of times a week at this point. It's super easy to use and faster than an oven! I picked up an XL one so I can get enough in for the whole family! We picked this one up at Costco as it had the best price! 


Alright, I've been getting back in to thrifting a little bit more lately, and if you know me, you know that I love boardgames - this used to be my favourite activity when Damian was younger was to go find an old thrifted game for us to play and we always loved them! I found these old Disney ones in a store and I couldn't resist - they are from the 60's to 80's and they are super cute! Can't wait to play them! 


I ordered some Tupperware recently and I got it this week (I totally forgot I ordered some bowls too and those came after, but these little sandwich holders are super handy, the waterbottle was a free gift, and the deco pen is for when my kid wants to decorate cookies, might be easier than the bottles I have. But, the best part of that order is the cold brew carafe - I'm in love! This holds enough coffee for 3 days for me and I just stick ground coffee in there overnight in the fridge, remove and voila, good to go! I love it! 


Do you guys do anything for your dating anniversary?! It always get forgotten about with the wedding anniversary - we rarely do a lot for either, but I think it should still be acknowledged some how! Last Monday, it was my husband and I's 9 year anniversary which feels pretty crazy! 

I hope you guys have a good rest of the weekend! 

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