• 5 New Books to Read This Weekend

    So, this round-up of books is basically full of light reads. Other than the fourth one listed, your mind will not be expanded reading any of these, but sometimes that’s the point. A fun, simple getaway can be just what the doctor ordered when life is busy and hard. For me, reading has never had […]

  • Like a Wrecking Ball (Eric Church)

    When I was in elementary school, I got Madonna’s True Blue album on cassette. I listened to that whole thing over and over and over again. (My poor parents can vouch for this.) In high school, I was obsessed with everything on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill CD. (I still am. That album holds up.) Then, in college, whenever I […]

  • AFI Top 100 Films: 3 More Reviewed

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    It’s been awhile since we reviewed an AFI top 100 film, but this time, we have three new ones to share with you. You can find each of our his and hers reviews here, but for those of you who aren’t familiar with the project, Keegan and I are working our way through the American Film […]

  • The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

    I read this 600+ page book in three days, because I had to know what happened. I think that tells you how great The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is. Written by Joel Dicker, this novel chronicles a young author’s quest to exonerate his mentor, Harry Quebert, when he is implicated in the 33-year-old murder of a young […]

  • Finding Audrey

    Finding Audrey is a Young Adult novel by Sophie Kinsella (writer of the Shopaholic series and long list of other books). It takes on teen bullying and mental illness with wit and humor. Despite the heavy topics, you should read this on your next vacation (or staycation). I promise you’ll love it. Finding Audrey is an incredibly fast […]

  • Guilty Pleasures: Pretty Girls

    Any musical credibility I may have had is officially going down the drain with this post. I love this song. I blame it on this girl who loved to dance at nightclubs. She has questionable taste, but is a lot of fun. (Huge Britney Spears fan.) I dare you not to dance too.

  • Guilty Pleasure: Real Housewives of Orange County

    Let’s face it. This blog should probably be titled the girl who likes baked goods and watches too much Bravo. But truly, I can’t get enough. Tonight, #RHOC premieres, and I’m over the top excited. Behold. So, I’d love to know which Housewife franchise is your favorite? Mine is a tie between all of […]

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    This weekend, I took myself to see Far from the Madding Crowd. It was sweeping and beautiful and lovely. If, like me, you have a weakness for period romances set in England, then get yourself to a theater to see it immediately. Also, Carey Mulligan is fantastic in it. See for yourself.

  • Guilty Pleasures: Cowboys & Country Music

    Growing up in small town Kansas, it is basically required to love cowboys and country music. I’d like to pretend I wasn’t fully indoctrinated into either, but I’m completely smitten with both. This song is about as country as it gets, and I can’t get enough of it. Also, we should discuss how great Tim McGraw […]