Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Five Favorites

It's been a good long time since I've done a favorite things post.
They make my heart happy and remind me of my good friend, Annie.
Let's give it a go, shall we?

Drink Me
photograph taken by Aka
I *heart* lemons.
They are all the good things.
This summer I perfected the art of lemonade makery.
You can find the recipe here.
I tweaked it a wee bit. 
When making the simple syrup I add the zest of one lemon
and I fill a two quart pitcher about a third of the way with ice
then strain the simple syrup over the ice before adding
the juice of four (large-ish) lemons & four cups of water.
Make this today.
As in now.
Like now NOW.

Read Me
Once again I am behind in my reading goal for the year.
I bumped my goal down to a hundred (that's from 150).
I'm still seven books behind, but determined to get 'er done.
So I've picked out seven books I've been meaning to read.

I started with
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
and I do so enjoy it.
It's a mob story set in a future when chocolate is banned
and kids are drinking beer legally.
The story centers around Anya,
a young girl whose dead father
was the city's most notorious crime boss. 
She has to take care of her dying grandmother,
her older brother who is special needs,
and her baby sister,
all while avoiding falling in love with the DA's son
and murder charges. 

All These Things I've Done is a wild ride.
Ms. Zevin's writing is simple yet beautiful
and always profound. Plus I got meself a new book boyfriend.
Thusly, all is right in the world.

Hear Me
This weekend, the mister picked up Relient K --- Is For Karaoke. 
It is-- for lack of a term befitting its greatness-- amazeballz!

Wear Me
I bought this from esty--
pic taken from heathers happy
Annnnd I love it!
The shop owner is heather of heathers happys.
She's got some extremely adorable rings & other charm necklaces.
The cost of shipping was excellent (two bucks, thank you very much)
 & my order arrived days after I ordered it.
Overall, heather made me exceptionally happy!
Go forth and check her out.

Think Me
I found this quote on Pinterest this weekend.
Just something to ponder.

And there they be, 
a few of my favorite things. 
Got any favorites you'd like to share?
You should.
Come on.
I dare ya.


  1. Beautiful things...I must buy me some lemons! Book sounds good, could not live in a world where chocolate is banned...Arrgghh! Might need to read it to see if that awful idea is rectified!

    1. We always have lemons in the house. Not even exaggerating. One day, I will own my very own lemon tree!

      I picked up the book because I loved two other stories by the author, elsewhere (<--amazing) & Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac. My goal is to read all her books. I think she is extremely clever. Go forth and READ!

  2. Lemons! YES! I'll definitely have a Lemon tree of my own, I might name it Citrus. Or Hugh . . . we'll see.
    One of my favourite things are Cinammon Rings. And bluebells. And churches.
    My reading list is lonnnngggg (longer than that 'long') so I'll need to cut down.
    Love your post, Peaches.

    1. Sadly, my reading list is much longer than this too. This is merely my attempt at making it manageable. I saw on Goodreads a few of my friends had an up-next shelf and I thought by jove, why didn't I think of that!?!

      I'd probably name my lemon tree Mr. Lemon Tree, cause I'm really swell at naming the things. ;)

  3. Thank you so much for this sweet shout-out. I appreciate your support of my shop, ang. And mostly, I'm tickled that you like your necklace. :)

    1. Your creations are full of awesome. I had no other choice but to give a shout out. Not to mention, your blog is super fun. *clicks follow*

  4. You make me happeh.
    Send me some lemonade (prononced lemon-nod-eh)
    I am now going to read all your books. Srsly I'm treating this as homework. I've already read FiOS by JG. Love it soooo.

    1. 1. Yoda, you make the world a better place.
      2. Done and done. *ships lemon-nod-eh*
      3. Check your email. Like now. *gulps*
      4. Kg told me to read FiOS. It's up next.
      5. p.s. I lubs you.


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