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Best Books of 2017

Books by sweetlouise

I met my goal of reading 32 books in 2017! With about two weeks to go before the end of the year, I am optimistic that I will surpass by goal again this year. (Read about last year’s challenge here.) You can see all the books I read in 2017 on Goodreads, which helps me …

Recipes for the banana, mushroom hater

Banana Bread

I’ve previously written about trying and failing with recipes found on Pinterest or other online sources, but I have also had some very good Pinterest successes recently. These have been so good that I had to share. Also follow me on Pinterest at ermctavish to see what I’d like to try or have tried and liked. I …

Fall Read: Standard Deviation

According to my tracker on Goodreads, I am three books behind on my 2017 reading challenge of finishing 32 books. While I definitely feel as though I have been reading a lot, recent life changes have also shifted my reading habits. I’m looking for more short reads, like the amazing Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny, …

Portland, Maine in Photos

I took my first solo adventure to Portland, Maine back in April and it was so cool! At the beginning of April, Portland is still very cold. I chose to go to Portland by myself because, a) I knew I wouldn’t need a car, and b) because knew I could be on a budget and …