Reading Challenge Update: Women’s empowerment edition

Back in March I disappeared down the tbr rabbit hole of women's empowering reads and have yet to resurface. Not all of these may seem to promote gender equality on the surface, but if one pays close attention, they encourage women to fight for rights inherent to any human being; from education, to the unrelenting... Continue Reading →

Summer TBR list

Summer reading programs officially kick-off at libraries across the country today, including mine. I'm eager to see the little ones' excited faces as they turn in their reading logs for prizes and enjoy reading our adult participants' book reviews. The program adds a bit more paperwork to the job, but it's all worth it.┬áIn the... Continue Reading →

Wicks Flicks ‘n Gifts review

One positive blogging perk is occasionally being gifted wax to photo and review. Selected by my similarly wax loving sis, Wicks Flicks n' Gifts, in business since 2013, is an etsy company I had never come across before. A shop specializing in down home scents with country-chic style. Homespun primitives aren't part of my usual... Continue Reading →

The Scrub Down Part 2: scrub vs scrub

Comin' to ya with my 200th post! Whenever I acknowledge a little bloggy milestone I like to write a round-up or reference post because they are how I began this blog over two years ago. Today's will pit shower scrub vs. shower scrub, vs. shower scrub, vs. whipped soap...I could continue but essentially, it's a... Continue Reading →

Book Reviews: Scythe, The Dry, The Power

Greetings fellow readers, time for another Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid mini-update. I have been in reading binge mode lately and felt the need to review a few so as not to unload them all upon you at once. Young adult--dystopian --apocalyptic vision --challenging --Science fiction, death --Skynet just became self-aware Scythe by Neal... Continue Reading →

Mixology: Spring edition

My seasonal scent mixology posts are some of my favorites. One of the few times a year I concentrate on melting from my preposterous stash of Yankee tarts and votives collected over many years of sales and employee freebies. Since Spring has finally sprung here, I was quite inspired to delve into sunny scents. On... Continue Reading →

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