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Between Friends by Kristy Kiernan

4 Dec

 Between Friends by Kristy Kiernan was an amazing book from the start. This is a novel about two girls who grew up together and were best friends. They were nothing alike in a million different ways but they had one thing in common, a daughter. Ali wanted to be a mother from day one and Cora hadn’t planned on ever having children but Ali was struggling. She wasn’t able to have any children and Cora stepped up to the plate.  Ali was given the chance to have what she always wanted thanks to Cora’s eggs and invetro.

Later on Cora realized that what she had done for Ali might have been a terrible thing instead of a miracle. She was keeping a secret from Ali and it was tearing her apart. Meanwhile Ali was wanting to use the frozen embryos to try to have another child and Cora was determined to stop her.

This book is about friendship, motherhood, parenting, and the love between a family that can’t be broken. Kristy Kiernan takes you into the life of what is now a popular trend for contemporary women who are struggling to have the family they always dreamed of having.

I give this book 5 stars! It was an easy read and it kept my attention the whole way through. Although this book is similar to the last book I read, Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner, in that the chapters are separated by who it is about it was much easier to remember who you were reading about. I am not sure if it’s because there are three people instead of four or if it’s that Kristy Kiernan found a way to make you remember things about each one that made it easier to follow but this book had whatever it is that Jennifer Weiner was missing.

Barnes and Nobles description:

A provocative new novel about birth, death, and the stuff in between, from the award-winning author of Catching Genius. Thanks to modern reproductive technology-and the gift of her friend Cora’s eggs-Ali Gutierrez is the mother of a fourteen-year-old daughter. Now, yearning for a second child, Ali asks Cora’s permission to use another of the frozen embryos that have been stored away in anticipation of this decision. But Cora has a secret that could not only change Ali’s plans for the future, but tear apart her life right now.

I would pass this book on to all of my friends whether they are mothers are not. This one gets your attention and takes you back to when you were a teenager. Although if you are a  mother this might change your perspective on how you want to raise your daughter.

Love Always,

J

Day 3 – Keeping it Crafty ;)

16 Nov

This is what I did today!

I bought some thicker wire to make the names stand out more than the last time. I absolutely love it! I thought since it was going to be thicker it would be harder to bend but it worked out quite well and they come in all different colors. This was way too much fun and it only takes a minute to do a name. I am still working on certain letters that are leaving me stumped..

These are the things I bought yesterday.

Yay more stamping things!! Good things will come of these later 😉

I am going to make mini puffs out of these for the Christmas gifts 😛 Oh crafting is so much fun!! The thing that I have probably figured out the most is when you really love doing something even if it takes hours it doesn’t feel like it. I can be sitting in my chair working on something while B plays video games or watches TV and the next time I look up it’s been 30 minutes and I feel like it’s been five! You get so lost in what you are doing that you really enjoy it and take it all in .. unlike chores that make the clock seem like it’s going sooo sloooowwww. Haha.

If you are keeping up with book reviews I am almost done with Little Earthquakes  by Jennifer Weiner. It started to pick up in the middle and before I knew it I was only 100 pages from being done! So I’ll be doing a final review on that in the next couple of days depending on how much reading time I get this week.

Did anyone watch the Steelers game Sunday night? Oooh so depressing but Wallace got me a ton of points on Fantasy football! He picked up well considering we lost Ward. Did you hear that they let Reed the kicker go?? I had him on my team too but not anymore! I was actually surprised about that one because even though he messed up a pretty easy goal he didn’t seem to be doing that bad. Well during all those commercial breaks for time outs, injuries, and craziness I got a lot of crocheting done. If I get another night like that I’ll have two sleeves in no time! Maybe I’ll start working on that now..

Hope you enjoy!

Love Always,

J

It’s all Uphill from here ..

7 Nov

Do you ever get that feeling like no matter how hard you try it’s just not working today. Although I have spent a majority of the day lounging with B then went to the movies to see Due Date with B, JO, and SO (which was totally awesome despite its horrible reviews) it seems like whatever I say today is just not good enough. I am doubting my blog, doubting my craft abilities, doubting my cooking skills, doubting my priorities.. this list could go on.

I know that these days come and go that everyone gets them but how do you get out of the slump of failure when it’s all around you? I haven’t been very crafty lately. Instead I have been seriously clean! This kitchen and living room haven’t looked this clean since we moved in (besides the crazy amount of toys E has thrown across the floor). I spent a half a day yesterday organizing the storage hoping to make that into my craft area and I should be super proud of how far I have gotten but all it did was added to my list of things I want to get done and none of them involve actually completing a craft .. sad. Crocheting is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I am almost done with a complete arm but I took a break from it because I felt like I was just messing up every time. I am in the process of reading Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner and it’s been a slow start compared to the last book I read so it’s been a little hard to be dedicated to it. Lets just hope it goes “uphill” from here. Haha okay I had to throw in a quote from Due Date because it’s just THAT GOOD!

So basically I need a pick me up. A project/craft/book/SOMETHING that just gets me back on track with blogging, life, and crossing my fingers that I make something that’s actually worth some value.

That’s today for me.

Hope today is better for you!

Love Always,

J

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