Reading: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. So far, the book has been a little slow, but I want to finish the book before watching the new BBC series. I recently finished Ross Poldark By Winston Graham and The Elite by Kiera Cass. They are two completely different books, but I enjoyed them both.
Watching: Dr. Quinn. Medicine Woman. I’ve been on a cheesy romance kick that started with the Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart and somehow moved on to Dr. Quinn. Somebody hold me back before I start to move out West to become a pioneer woman.
Vlogging: I was tagged by the amazing Sara Ella to do the BookTuber Shoutouts Tag!
Sewing: Dresses! Earlier this year I won a giveaway from Kollabora and have finally started using the patterns I received. One of the patterns was the Hazel dress from Colette Patterns. I finished it Saturday just in time to wear to the German-American Festival. Now, on to the next dress!
Wearing: The Crystal Pavé Hoop Earrings from my Chloe + Isabel boutique. They are my new favorite earrings, and I love that they have rhinestones on the inside and the outside of the hoops. #extrasparkle
Thinking about: How much blogging has changed since I started in 2008. Social media. SEO. Bloggers don’t just blog anymore, but need to know about promotion and keywords and analyzing statics while posting informative content with magazine worthy pictures. Sometimes, even with my small blog, I feel overwhelmed, but even so, I still love blogging.
Swapping: Summertime things with Rae from Insolence and Wine. We were paired up through Local Adventurer’s Lovely Letters. The theme was Vacation/Staycation, so in July, we exchanged postcards, and this month we sent each other packages featuring local goodies. I feel so spoiled! Rae’s package brightened my day. I don’t know how anyone could not be thrilled with a box of California goodness. Plus, she’s a fuzzy sock lover, too!