It has been such a hard decision for me but I find that, like many other bloggers, having a Blogger site is hard to maintain and keep relevant. I have so much enjoyed this blog and posting memories. Thank you for following me. I'm hoping you will follow me on Tumblr here. If you prefer to know the URL, it is: http://sillyhappysweet.tumblr.com/. I've been able to post there daily! Or follow me on Instagram @sillyhappysweet or my personal IG site @carolynmae18.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
I'm giving away a customized leather cuff. If you win, you pick the cuff, let me know your phrase and I'll make it for you. To enter, visit me on Instagram at sillyhappysweet. It's super easy--you just comment and/or regram. You have a great chance to win--nobody has entered yet!
Friday, April 17, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
I'm going to let you in on a little secret about one of my favorite things. I'm going to tell you where you can find the best selection of the best quality iPhone cases. Trust me, I've searched high and low.
Zazzle is the place to find or customize your case. You can bring in images of your own to create your case. Many cases allow you to add your initials. The selection is so amazing, I guarantee you will find what you are looking for and then some. Each case comes in a Barely There form (just a light cover), Tough form (a more heavy-duty form but still light enough), and the one I always buy--Tough Xtreme. Tough Xtreme is for those of you that buy Otterbox cases because you are hard on your phones. Here are just a few in their various tough forms (cute, right?):
Zazzle has a promotion going so that if you enter BLOOMSAVINGS you can save $5 to $35 depending on what you spend.
Monday, March 30, 2015
My daughter read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. She enjoyed it so much, which made me want to read it. Because it is a young adult book, it was a rather fast read. What a sweet book. It's mostly narrated by Auggie, a boy born with a facial abnormality. Other characters occasionally narrate, which becomes interesting mid-book. Wonder takes you back to junior high, when nothing you did, wore, or said made you fit in. Only for Auggie, this isn't an existence that will end for him. Ever. In reading this book, you gain a new appreciation and can put in perspective the level of bullying or insecurity you might have ever felt. That's one reason I think it is such a good book for kids/middle school-aged kids. They can realize that not only could it be worse but they can recognize their own abilities to be kind and thoughtful to others who might be different. I gave Wonder 4 out of 5 stars. I would have given it five but I had a problem with the changing narration.
An interesting note is that I read filming for the Wonder movie will begin this year.
Another book slated to be a movie in the next year is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. This is a book that will stay with you for a few days after reading. You will go through aspects of it in your head over and over. I don't want to give too much away. Will Traynor is a young, handsome man whose fate leads him to become a quadriplegic man through a motorcycle accident. Lou Clark is a woman responsible for his daily care. Will isn't exactly warm and friendly to Lou but Lou is no shrinking flower and can definitely hold her own against Will. The book takes you through their moving story. And that's all I'll tell you! I gave this one 4 out of 5 stars. My reason has to do with Lou's mom's response to something I didn't think was necessary or normal.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Mommy & Me and Daddy & Me braided leather bracelets are available in the shop! There are many more colors available than those seen here so check it out!
Kids love to wear the same bracelets as their parents. These make great gifts! Mother's Day is coming up so keep them in mind!