Robert Wehle State Park

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Our first week in New York kind of sucked for me.  Mostly because I was bored.  I didn't have a job yet, we didn't have the dog yet, and we didn't have any of our stuff.  I basically had an air mattress and a laptop.  Then my laptop sound broke :(  So, when the weekend came, I was determined to grab my husband and get the eff out of the house!  Robert Wehle State Park was on the list of state parks that I wanted to check out, and since it was close we decided to do this one on Saturday.

We LOVED this place and will definitely be back for many more hikes in the future!  I really loved the rocky coastline and being able to do a small bit of climbing while we were there.   My only complaint was the horseflies.  Once we got to the trail near the water, we were constantly being bitten.   Definitely take some bug spray if you ever find yourself here.

Westcott Beach State Park

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Our first full day in New York happened to be labor day, therefore Josh did not have to work.  We decided we wanted to get outside and do some exploring.  We settled on nearby Westcott Beach State Park so we could see Lake Ontario.   We arrived to a bit of a surprise. State parks in Maryland are free, state parks in New York are not.   Luckily the price wasn't bad and we went ahead on in.   Parking is a short walk from the small beach and the lake.   We spent a good hour or so walking along the path and taking in beautiful Lake Ontario.   I saw on the map that there was a hiking trail not far from the beach so we decided to check it out.  To be honest, it wasn't worth it at all.  It was really just a small walking trail with no altitude or anything exciting.   We ended up heading back to the lake and then on to Watertown to get some food.

We will definitely come back here in the summer months next year to cool off a bit and swim in the lake!

All Things Fall

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I am 100% basic white girl when it comes to fall!  and I am so ready for fall!  The temperatures are already starting to drop into the 60's and 70's here in NY, which I am LOVING! Apple Cider may be my favorite thing in the world and I love having that first cup in the fall.  I love wearing cozy sweaters and my boot collection is a bit insane.   So, my mood board is all things fall!

Anyone else looking forward to fall?

Book Reviews: August 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

August was a super crazy month so I didn't get much reading done.  The one book I did read only took me two days to read.  Hopefully I'll have more books read in September!  I am getting way behind on my GoodReads Challenge!

Linking up with Steph and Jana.

My Feelings were a bit mixed on this book.  I was able to guess the killer less than halfway through the book, and sometimes I felt like there was a bit too much going on.  That being said, I really enjoyed this book.   I liked reading from a bunch of different perspectives, I liked the small bit of romance, and I liked that you even got a glimpse inside the killers mind (which is actually how I figured out who it was).   I read the second book in this series and will probably read the third as well.  Overall, very enjoyable and still a good mystery. 
I gave this book a 4/5 on my GoodReads.

Three Books

Monday, September 12, 2016

Today's Blogtember prompt makes me really happy!  Today I am sharing the book I just finished, the book I am currently reading, and three books I want to read.

This is the book I just finished.  In fact, I just finished it last night.   This is the second book in the three part Oak Knoll series.  I liked the first one better and thought this one had a bit too much going on.  That's not to say I didn't like it at all.  I'll leave more in depth feelings for my upcoming review on this book, but it's good for anyone who likes a good mystery.

This is the book I am currently reading.  I read the book A Whole New World, by the same author and wasn't too impressed.  I loved the idea behind the book but wasn't thrilled with the execution.   I am giving her another try and reading this book.  Again, the idea behind the book is really good, so I'm hoping this one is better.  She also just released a Beauty and the Beast retelling, but if I don't like this book, I probably wont read the next one .... unless the reviews are really good.

These are the three books that I am contemplating reading next.  The Rhythm of Memory is a bit heavier, so I'll have to see what kind of mood I'm in when I'm done my current book.  I absolutely adore Alyson Richman and I haven't come across a book of hers that I didn't like, so I am excited to read this.  The other two are the 4th and 5th books in the Throne of Glass series.  I loved the first two books, and wasn't too thrilled with the third, but I heard the 4th is really good.  The 5th one just came out this month.

Day in the Life Fail

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Today's blogtember prompt is "A day in the life".    I really wanted to do this one since I have seen them around blogland but have never done one myself.  I wanted to do this while we were still living in MD and I was still working, but I completely forgot to take photos :(  and right now my day in the life posts would look pretty boring.  Netflix, Netflix, PX, Commissary, set up job interview, more Netflix, PX with Husband, Pizza, Netflix.   We just moved to our new place, we wont have our stuff for another few days, and we don't know anyone, so my days look pretty boring right now.  Getting a job interview was the highlight of my week.  I like working and having something to do, so I really hope I get the job!  Today, weather permitting, we will hopefully be exploring a bit of Canada.

So, rather than a day in the life post, I decided to write up each of the prompts that I didn't do and the one's I probably wont do, and why.

Most Memorable Birthday: To be honest, birthday's weren't a big thing growing up.  We had a family party and that was about it.  We did go bowling for my 10th birthday but that was about it.  Also, I honestly just forgot about this one.

House Tour: When I found out about this challenge half of my house was already in boxes, so I couldn't do a tour of our old place, and considering that we moved into our new place only a few days prior to this prompt there wasn't much to show.  We still don't have our stuff and wont for about a week.  I did really want to do this one though, and probably will do a bit of a home tour once our place is put together.

 *Husband and the old house.

Instagramers: Most of the people I follow on Instagram are either real life friends and other bloggers.  I don't really have much to share for this prompt.  I may post some of the charitable organizations I follow, but I haven't decided yet.

Recreate an Outfit or Project from another blogger:  Just not my thing.  My style is very simple and I'm not crafty, so I'll be skipping this one.

Guest Post: I may or may not do this one.  I haven't decided.  Not many people in my real life know about this blog.  I may ask my husband but he's got a lot on his plate right now, so we'll see.

I really hope to do all of the other prompts for Blogtember.  I think a lot of them are really good and I really enjoy reading other bloggers responses!

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