Coffee Tuesday! ☕, NaNoWriMo

Teaser Tuesday: NaNo ready?

Teaser Tuesday:

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I trust that your day was spent well and that you’ve accomplished all that you’ve set out to do.

Earlier this month, I talked about participating in NaNoWriMo this year and I was yet to make up my mind. Well, I did make it up recently. My friend is also participating and he is excited about doing it for the first time, so we’re embarking on a writing adventure from November 01st God’s willing. Yes, I am officially a participant of NaNoWriMo 2017.

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But there’s a slight problem: I don’t know what to write about. 😦

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I have so many stories that I want to bring alive, but I’ve narrowed it down to two: 

Dangerous Obsession: Two students take their obsession over a college professor too far when they kidnap him. (I know, I know, it’s cliché, but I’ve always wanted to write a  cliché story.)

Destiny: He is deaf, but it doesn’t stop his family from arranging a marriage for him. However, he does not want to get married to the chosen girl and turns to his neighbor for help in getting his family off his back. (This is not the actual title, but it works for now. Again, cliché, but I am feeling cliché this time around.)

Even this post isn’t NaNo ready, but let’s do this!

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Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

The Fall Tag 🍂

I was nominated by the wonderfully amazing T.R. Noble of  Peeking Beneath for this tag. If you’ve not checked out her blog, I suggest that you do. T.R. hosts a variety of topics and there’s never a dull moment! 

1. What’s your favorite fall outfit? 

I love skirts and sweaters, so it’ll be this:

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Bonus: I am a sucker for black and white! ❤

2. What is fall weather like where you live? 

At the moment it’s cold and raining down showers of blessings!

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3. Your favorite drink to have in the fall? 

Piping hot coffee!

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4. Does your family have any fall traditions? If so, what are they? 

No, we don’t, but spending time together is the most important thing for us. ❤

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5. What are some activities and events you enjoy going to in the fall months? 

Nature walks, crunching leaves beneath my feet, taking pictures of the landscape, hiking, and giving thanks. Well, those are the things I would’ve done if we had Fall. 🙂

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6. What’s your favorite fall scented candle?

At the moment, it’s Vanilla Bean Apple Pie. It was the last one remaining on the shelf of the store I went in to buy bathroom products and I grinned like a lunatic when I saw it.

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7. Tell us about one of your favorite fall memories?

I’ll love to create some with my bestie Tammy of Godinspiredart! Since she called the Fall picnic, I’ll take her Fall clothes shopping! Girl loves her fashion. 🙂

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8. What are some fall movies you enjoy watching?

I know there are movies set in the Fall, but I don’t think I’ve watched any of them. Oh, I loved The Blind Side!

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9. What’s your favorite fall treat?

At the moment, all I seem to want is marshmallows. I also like popcorn balls, but it’s rare, so I have to settle for plain old popcorn, which is fine because I can eat it anytime. 🙂

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10. If you celebrate Halloween, what is the best outfit you’ve worn? 

I don’t celebrate Halloween.

***All pictures and GIFs courtesy Google Search

Books & Reviews 📚

Book #71: Home of the Braised

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Tensions are running high as the White House staff adjusts to a new chief usher and prepares for a high-stakes state dinner, where everything must be perfect. But as the date for the event approaches, things go disastrously wrong when the secretary of defense is found dead in his home, seemingly killed during a break-in.

At the same time Olivia’s fiancé, Gav, is looking into the mysterious murder of an old friend. Is there a connection? Despite an increase in security following the secretary’s death, Ollie learns the president is in imminent danger at the dinner and must do everything in her power to get to him—before it’s too late…

Author: Julie Hyzy
Publisher: Berkley (January 7, 2014)
Pages: 425
Series: A White House Chef Mystery (#7)

More chaos in the White House but this time around, I think I’ve had it with Ollie Paras. She continues to look over her shoulders just in case Virgil – or someone else – is out to steal her job. So yeah, that’s enough Ms. Paras for me. I won’t be able to handle anymore. I couldn’t wait for this book to finish and I was tempted several times to put it down. 

Gav and Ollie do not have enough chemistry for me to deem their relationship sweet. I don’t buy it. They seem to want to marry for the sake of just being together and seeing that they have one thing in common: danger magnets! And it’s nothing new where it comes to the chef/s befriending a Secret Service agent only for him to turn out to be a murderer with a vendetta.




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Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks