The Perfect Girl: Book Review

My favorite books are mysteries and The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan is a bit of a mystery about a teenage girl, Zoe.  Zoe is a brilliant pianist and has a genius IQ but has had a major bump in her road.  She was a underage drunk driver who caused an accident and killed three people.  Despite telling the truth at her trial she was found guilty and sentenced to time in prison.  The story begins once she is out and has started a new life, in a town, with a new family.  Her mother has made it her mission to erase the past and keep it a secret.  The story is told from several characters points of view which makes it very interesting.  Another tragedy happens in Zoe's life and as the story unfolds we find out what happened and who is at fault.

This book is an easy read but is a fairly long book.  I thought that the story ended somewhat abruptly but that overall I liked the book and would recommend it to others.

Bold Stripes, Bright Stars, Brave Hearts.

My two brightest shining stars make every holiday that much brighter and our 4th of July was no exception.  We started with a lake weekend in Shaver with great friends, worked for a couple of days and then spent the holiday at a swim bbq again with amazing friends.  When you combine swimming, good grub, great company and cute smiles you just can't go wrong. Thank you Marsh Family for hosting an amazing weekend and thank you Wiegand's for a great BBQ!

Pregnancy Workout Routine

This post is sponsored by Degree Women but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Pregnancy changes everything including my workout routine.  I've been in love with High Fitness since January but a couple of months ago I had to back off because my body could no longer handle the high intensity.  I'm very sad about it because it wasn't just for my body but also for my mind.  High Fitness gave me an energy like no other and it was a release for me.  In the meantime, I have to keep moving because this pregnancy is wildly different from my first two.  I don't know if it's the age or because it's a boy (probably both) but the weight just came quickly from the start. 

Fourth of July Crafts & Treats

Make your holiday extra sweet with these Firework Show Fun Bags and Firecracker Cupcakes!  Both are simple to do with a big impact.  I made these bags for the kiddos on our 4th of July Lake Trip this last weekend and they were a hit.  The firecracker cupcakes were even a bigger hit when the kids got to the surprise inside.

Fourth of July- Firework Show Fun Bags