Outlander Superlatives: Episode 302 – Surrender

Have we all stopped crying yet? Full disclosure: I haven’t. Episode 302, “Surrender,” was just so sad in every possible way. It’s a good thing they threw us that shot of Jamie’s heinie in the beginning to sort of ease us into things, am I right? Despite the fact that this week’s episode of Outlander … More Outlander Superlatives: Episode 302 – Surrender

Literary Hunk of September: Prince Freddie of Wales

I’ve been suffering from Royal Fever all my life. It’s a chronic condition that’s always lurking under the surface, and, as with any prolonged ailment, it has its flare ups based on certain triggers. Engagements. Weddings. Babies. Wimbledon. Needless to say, I’m having a major spell right now that I can’t seem to shake. Kate … More Literary Hunk of September: Prince Freddie of Wales

Outlander Superlatives: Episode 301 – The Battle Joined

We did it, Sassenachs! We survived Droughtlander! Honestly, it seems like forever ago when Outlander wrapped up its second season, leaving Claire at Craigh na Dun and Jamie preparing to die on Culloden moor. I dinna ken about you, but all of this waiting was starting to age me. That doesna matter anymore, though. We’re … More Outlander Superlatives: Episode 301 – The Battle Joined

Lessons from a Sweet Valley Re-read: Slam Book Fever (SVH #48)

Break open those Lip Smackers and get your Lisa Frank organizers ready, friends. It’s a new school year, and we’re hopping in the red Fiat Spider and cruising straight back to 1988. That’s right, Gladiators. It’s time for another edition of Lessons from a Sweet Valley Re-read! This time around, I decided to revisit Sweet … More Lessons from a Sweet Valley Re-read: Slam Book Fever (SVH #48)

The Dog Year by Ann Garvin: For Dog People and Human People Alike

There are very few things I know for sure, but this I can say with complete certainty: Life can be hard, but dogs have a way of making things better. There’s something almost magical about the healing powers of a cold nose, silky ears, and a good old-fashioned cuddle, and that’s all beautifully rendered in … More The Dog Year by Ann Garvin: For Dog People and Human People Alike

Literary Hunk of August: Major Caspian Harrison

There are some literary hunks whose names alone are enough to make you melt. As we wade through these hot and hazy days of August, my mind keeps returning to one dreamboat in particular who’s more sizzling than the temperature outside, and whose name, character, and all around being are enough to make a girl … More Literary Hunk of August: Major Caspian Harrison

Cooking My Way Through the Outlander Kitchen: Part 2

Can you believe it, Outlander fans? We’ve (almost) survived another droughtlander! The season three premiere is just a month away! Earlier this year, I blogged about my experiences of cooking my way through the Outlander Kitchen cookbook. Thanks to chef Theresa Carle-Sanders, I’ve added so many Outlander-inspired dishes to my regular cooking lineup. Roger and … More Cooking My Way Through the Outlander Kitchen: Part 2

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert: As Delicious As It Sounds

If there’s one thing in this world that I love almost as much as a truly delicious read, it’s a truly delicious dessert. I love to bake them, I love to smell them, and I love to eat them in a way that lets me find frosting in the crevices of my fingernails for hours. … More The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert: As Delicious As It Sounds

Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey: A Simply Fabulous Read

I took a glorious trip last week. It was warm and beachy, and the town was so quaint and Southern that I couldn’t bear to leave. And the people! I just ate up every little thing they did and said and I know I’ll never forget them. Best of all? This trip cost about $16.00 … More Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey: A Simply Fabulous Read