Friday, July 31, 2020

Five on Friday - July 31, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all have had a great week - we are back to the cabin tomorrow for a long weekend and I'm looking forward to it. Honestly, I get a little nervous on here when I say we are "travelling" but I want everyone to know that we are being very safe and respectful of where we are going and some of these little towns have "We Love Alberta" signs up because they get the majority of their visits from Alberta. We wear ours masks, stay socially distant and try and support local shops safely. 


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It's Summertime and I'm so excited to start diving in to my Summer reading list! (If you are a bookworm too and are on Goodreads, I would love to connect - you can find my Goodreads here!) I really love seeing what everyone is reading - I will read every genre and am always looking for more recommendations! I started the Summer reading lots of great YA books, but I've recently switched over to some romance books and they are just so easy to read and a nice break from some heavier content I have been reading too! 

So, the Romance books I'm planning on reading this Summer are:
  • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren ~ This is one of the books I've already read and it's hilarious! It's a enemies to lovers romance where the main character has to go on her sister's honeymoon to Hawaii with the best man (who don't get along at all) after the whole wedding, except them, get sick. Shenanigans ensue when they have to pretend to be married - this is a great, easy read and it was funny and heart warming! I really enjoyed it.  
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey Mcquiston ~ This sounds like a love story between the American first son and the Prince of Wales after the two start a fake friendship to help improve British and American relations. The reviews of this book are so good and it sounds like a story about being true to yourself! 
  • P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern ~ This may not be a typical love story as it is about a wife receiving letters from her husband who has past away - but it's certainly about love. I actually didn't know this was a book for the longest time; but, saw that the author wrote a sequel last year. I really loved this movie, so I hope the book is even better.  
  • Geekerella: A Fan Girl Fairytale by Ashley Poston ~ This is a Cinderella retelling with a modern, geeky spin. I love a fairytale retelling and even if you "know" the eventual outcome, it's fun to see what happens along the way. I enjoyed the dual storyline of Elle and Darian until they eventually connect and it was a cute story. I liked the geeky spin and the friendships they had in the book! 
  • One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London ~ This book just arrived yesterday and it's my next read for sure! It's a body positive spin on the bachelorette style dating shows. The main character is a plus size fashion blogger who has sworn off dating when she is asked to be the lead on a dating show. She decides to do it, but tells herself she won't actually fall in love! 
  • The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory ~ I think this is technically book 2 in a series, but I think they can all be read as standalones - this one made the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine book club. It's about a women who is proposed to at a baseball game, after only dating someone for 5 months. Her rejection video goes viral and she jumps into a whirlwind rebound! 
  • Frankly in Love by David Yoon ~ This book is about an American born Korean boy who wants to date a white girl, which his parents do not approve of. He enlists the help of a Korean friend (who is in the same situation with her parents) and they pretend to date each other to their parents, so they date who they would like! I've actually heard mixed reviews about this book, but I will give it a go! 
  • Beach Read by Emily Henry ~ This is another enemies to lovers type stories, with two college rivals who end up living beside each other and both have deadlines for books they can't seem to write. They come up with a bet to see who can write better in the other's style and do activities to introduce each other to their books - romantic dates to interviewing suicide cult survivors. I've read this one too already and really enjoyed it! 
What are you reaching to read this Summer?! 


Last week we spent the whole week at the family cabin in Fairmont and it was lovely! The cabin is right on the river so we can kayak and jump in whenever we want (I don't jump in because it's freezing, but the boys love it!) It was just so nice to have a quiet, relaxing week and it's so lovely there! 


While we were out in Fairmont, we did go to Invermere for the day - they have a really great local Farmer's Market over the Summer and I picked up a few things - some liquers from Creston, Wynndel Craft Distilleries, some handmade soaps from MarySoapBar and a candle from Campfire Candles! 


It's time to recap my July Monthly Makeup basket:
I enjoyed using all of these for the month of July! 


The end of the month is always the time for my declutter and only a few things this month - a couple of China Glaze polishes that the formula wasn't my favourite and sadly, one of the Storybook Cosmetics book club books - I used this for a week and the shadows were just not working well for me and the colours aren't my favourite. 

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