Thursday, June 29, 2017

Book Review | A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life - (Synopsis: In the summer of June of 1991, I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother that loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. for eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugald. I don't think of myself as a victim, I simply survived an intolerable situation. A stolen life is my story - in my own word, in my own way, exactly as I remember it.)

     A Stolen Life is a memoir based on Jaycee Dugard abduction back in 1991, Jaycee did not hold back in her book. She helped her readers by giving a detail understanding of what it was to be held captive for almost two decades. Although the book can be very disturbing and at time disgusting based on her abductor actions, you can't help but feel inspired by Jaycee strength and resilience. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Book Review | Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult - (Synopsis: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more the twenty years' experience. During her shit, Ruth begins a routine checkup on newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Dose she obey orders or does she intervene?)

           I loved this book!!!!! I give it five out of five stars, this book is written in three perspectives. Ruth the African American nurse, Kenndy her lawyer & Turk the white supremacists. I don't want to say much with out giving any spoiler alerts! But this book really helped capture what is going on in today society when it comes to culture, racism and acceptance. 

Book review | The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door By Shari Lapena - (Synopsis: Anna and Marco Conti seem to have it all–a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one hot summer night they are invited to a dinner party next door, and a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the Contis' curtained house, an unsettling story of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years which follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family–a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.)

        Wow! this book was awesome, super relatable whether you're a parent or not but really hits home if you're a mom. I really connected with Anna's character, her thoughts were so raw and filled with emotions. It was a huge page turner, with each page you discovered something new a clue or an idea of who done it. The end was nothing expected, totally recommend this book to those who loved Gone Girl or The Girl on The Train.

Monday, April 11, 2016


I'm so in love with my agenda, I feel like I've finally found the feeling of  planner peace that I've heard so many of you talk about. This is my first 6 ring bond system & I just love the flexibility and how customizing it can be, I seriously can not function with out her. Having this planner or any planner for that matter has kept me organized and sane, I love the ability I've being able to see my month/week or even year at a glance. 

I can be forgetful at times causing me to be unreliable or absent, especially with soccer starting this season and all of Angels school events. I need to be prepared and organized and my agenda does that for me :) & the most awesome part about her is that she doubles as a wallet yay!!!I'm able to keep all my credit cards, checks and receipt in her and I really feel super organized and I love the feeling of having everything in one place ready to go with  me where ever I go <3 check out my last post on organization HERE

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Family session

I'm so excited to share this post with you all, I had such an amazing time shooting and capturing such sweet moments with this adorable family.
Fun Facts:
Estefania was my best friend in high school and I grew up with Denny since we were  in diapers and lived in the same neighborhood for many years, somewhere along the way they fell in love and had two of the most adorable kids ever Mason and Noah. I hope you enjoy this post <3

Friday, August 21, 2015


I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed putting it all together, I welcome you in to the corners of my home. I recently went on a rampage of decluttering the living room and my bedroom room (I slightly become a hoarder lol). I felt overwhelmed with the mountains of magazine and  random kicknacks I had lying around the house. But with the help of my amazing son and boyfriend I was able to throw a few things out, which led to highlighting a few beauties I had hidden between the random clutter. I also came across some beautiful photos of my mother and decided to share the beauty of her pass with you :) Enjoy!

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Books were introduced to Angel pretty early on, I believe I started reading to him right about the time that he was able to hold his head up. It became a habit to read to Angel during bedtime, but of course this is where the disclaimer sort of fits in, It wasn't on a consistent basis, but frequent enough that began to developed a love for books (mainly comic). I don't care what he reads as long as he's reading!

As angel approaches the third grade, I want to help jump start a routine with Angel before September. I once read somewhere that as parents we should start a routine with our children two weeks prior to school starting, to help guarantee a successful school year.

Now that Angel is a bit older and his attention span is under controlled I thought I would start to read him chapter books at bedtime. So I googled "the top books to read to your third grader out loud" lucky I came across this awesome Mommy Blog that recommended Wonder. I feel like it is now my duty to share this amazing book that Angel and I are currently reading. We hope you find it just as funny and endearing as we do :) 

Bedtime book: Wonder by Raquel J Palacio-(Publisher summaryAugust (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?

What I'm currently Reading: Invisible by James Patterson-(Publisher summary: Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire)