Uncategorized

The Sunday Post #5

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer, Itโ€™s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

We got back from our trip not too long ago, and while I missed the family members and friends there, as well as the place where we grew up- I’m so glad to be back!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really wish my grandparents would consider moving to live with us.

Since we watched what movies we could while we were there (we rarely go to the movies at home), I imagine it will be quite a while before we go to watch any others. Which reminds me, did anyone else see the trailer for Stephen King’s The Shining‘s sequel?? It’s called Doctor Sleep!!

Here’s the trailer!


Lately I’ve been in a (rather late) Spring Cleaning mood, so I’ve been going through my bookshelves and getting rid of quite a few of them- getting them ready for giveaways and donating them mostly.

That ought to make my TBR mountain go down at least a bit! Lol

Some that are leaving my house soon include:

An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Wake by Amanda Hocking

Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green


And last week’s Sunday, I was so busy with Father’s Day I didn’t post! The plan had been for my family to wake up early and head to the beach for a morning picnic (my father’s favorite place), but some things happened and we ended up eating at a restaurant he picked and then renting some movies to watch together instead! โค

Hope you all had a great Father’s Day with your dads!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a lovely day!!

Thanks for reading!!

~Snow White & The Dwarves

Uncategorized

The Sunday Post #4 | Aladdin And Other Movies

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer, Itโ€™s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

แญ™๊ซ€๊ซ€๐•œ๊ชถ๊ช— ๊ช€๊ซ€แญ™เชก

It seems my family mostly wants to watch the newest movies while on our trip, so that’s what we did again this week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Everyone enjoyed Pokรฉmon: Detective Pikachu, especially the guys, but while I didn’t love it I did find it rather cute and much better than I had expected!

Disney’s Aladdin was so funny and definitely a new favorite!! (Who knew Will Smith could sing that good??) Originally we hadn’t wanted to watch it, because we thought it would be a play- but spoiler- it wasn’t! It was like the live-action for Beauty and the Beast where they burst into song once in a while, but it was all old favorite songs (that were very hard not to sing along to in the movie theater)! I can’t picture the Genie as anyone but Will Smith now, he played the part perfectly!!

โค โค โค

I re-watched some old favorite chick flicks, discovered I don’t like Sweet Orange tea, and ate my fill of no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies!! ๐Ÿ˜€


๊ชถ๊ช–เชก๐•ฅ แญ™๊ซ€๊ซ€๐•œ ๊ชฎ๊ช€ ๐•ฅ๊ซ๊ซ€ แฅ‡๊ชถ๊ชฎแง

The Sunday Post #3 | Updates & Life!

Of Dutch Apple Pie & Poetry Books

Le Weekly Trip #1


๊ชŠฯ ๊ช€๊ซ€แฅŠ๐•ฅ ๊ชฎ๊ช€ ๐•ฅ๊ซ๊ซ€ แฅ‡๊ชถ๊ชฎแง

Since my trip is officially over today, I’ll only have one other post this week (that way I can easily get back into my work schedule.)

Sabrina Fair {Rants of a Chick Flick Enthusiast}

How has your past week been?? Hope you’re all having a wonderful Sunday so far!! โค

Thank you for reading!!

~Snow White & The Dwarves

Uncategorized

Le Weekly Cafรฉ Trip #1

Every so often I visit a little cafรฉ, have a nice hot coffee and read a good book or I get some writing done of my own book! So here’s the chat about it!

This is a new meme I’m hoping to do on the blog every once in a while, to tell you about updates in reading goals and share the cafรฉ feeling atmosphere!!

๐“ฃ๐“ป๐”‚ ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“”๐“ผ๐“น๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“ธ~

What do you like to drink when you go to a cafe? I usually get coffee, but tea is a second choice- and then I’m constantly trying new ones!

This week I cheated and went to a Starbucks near a town I was visiting, surprisingly though, it was a smaller coffee shop so it added a nice little touch to the cafรฉ atmosphere. ๐Ÿ™‚

My favorite drink at Starbucks is one of three options: a Caramel Frappucino, a Caramel Macchiato, or a White Chocolate Mocha! โค โค


Now when reading (or writing) at a cafรฉ, we all have different preferences.

People watching, for instance, is one either we don’t realize we’re doing or we know we’re doing it and that’s part of why we’re there. Such as when I’m writing, I’ll go to a cafรฉ and people watch.

Some of us are there to study for school- though I usually go to my Library’s study rooms because I typically need more quiet for school. But some of us need the noise to focus, I have a friend who has to listen to music for college homework.

And then the reading preferences are different for each of us too!

*Some of us will bring a large Harry Potter book and get totally immersed.

*Some of us bring a smaller book or ebook that doesn’t require a lot of your attention and focus.


I’m a moody book reader, so it varies for me. This week I took The Kindred Woods by Erin Forbes for a ride and got a bit farther in it!

”Behind her gentle character, the strength of armor was found.”

– Fire and Ice book 3: The Kindred Woods by Erin Forbes

Forbes’ writing has more of mystical and whimsical feel to it, so it’s definitely one that requires more focus as you read it. But I just love the beautiful quotes from it!!

”All proper libraries include a trace of everlasting magic.”

– Fire and Ice book 3: The Kindred Woods by Erin Forbes

This is the third book in the series that came out May 1st, and it’s great to jump back into a fantasy series. How long does it usually take for you to finish a series??

I seem to have two moods: Finish the whole series in a few days, or take more than a year to finish the series. There is no in-between.

What do you like to read when you go to a cafรฉ?? What’s your choice of drink when reading?

Have you heard of Erin Forbes’ debut series, Fire and Ice?

Thanks for reading!!

~Snow White & The Dwarves


Baking Posts

Of Dutch Apple Pie & Poetry Books!

Some of us love to read poetry, some of us hate it, and some of us just read it for school!
Literally everyone falls into one of those three options.


I personally love to read Poetry collections, but that’s because I found the right ones from the beginning that just connected with me right away- and I fell in love with the symbols and rhyming lyrics!

Though, I completely understand having not found the right parts of poetry that made you want to read it more, or just not liking it in general- it is art but with words.

”Poetry is made from great thinkers, not great makers of art ~ quote by moi.”

I personally love how poetry could be about anything- it could be telling the poet’s deepest darkest secret, but it’s told through a different kind of story and is more vague where you’re still thinking about it hours later. I love thought-provoking poems! โค

Edgar Allen Poe is my favorite poet that I suggest, though I will admit his writing may not be for everyone…the one I fell in love with first of his was Annabel Lee.

Here’s just a handful of some poetry collections:

Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell
Milk and Honey bu Rupi Kaur
The Poet of the Heart by LaNona Walker
The Sun and Her Flowers bu Rupi Kaur

๐’Ÿ๐“Š๐“‰๐’ธ๐’ฝ ๐’œ๐“…๐“…๐“๐‘’ ๐’ซ๐’พ๐‘’

What’s your favorite warm dessert to bake or to eat?? Is there something you like to add to it as your own special touch?

Dutch Apple Pie is not my favorite, but it is my mother’s so I’ve learned to add a couple things when I make one for her- that way she’s sure to love it! โค

Here’s a link to my favorite recipe for Dutch Apple Pie, by The Diary of a Real Housewife.


  • With apple pies, granny smith apples or honey-crisp apples do best. They hold their shape better when baking, and are tartly-sweet.
  • My personal favorite my grandma taught me: crush up graham crackers and sprinkle them on top right before baking! (Trust me, give it a nice crunch!) You also can even add nuts or a table spoon of ground cinnamon or apple spice blend as well. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Best served with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream on top! (My mother’s favorite is vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup.)

*Extra Note: if you wrap pie in plastic wrap and foil, you can freeze it for up to 3 months!*

Do you like Poetry and/or Dutch Apple Pie??

What are some tips or tricks you use for baking a pie?

*

Thanks for reading!!

~Snow White & The Dwarves

Uncategorized

The Sunday Post #3 | Updates & Life!

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer, Itโ€™s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

It’s been raining like crazy lately, but that’s okay because I love it!! Cozy weather + coffee = perfect for reading or writing! โค How was your weather been? Hope you’re all doing well!!

My trip is going great, and it’s been much-needed! Below I’ll share some pictures from the past few days ๐Ÿ™‚

๐’ฉ๐‘’๐“Œ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€๐“ˆ & ๐‘€๐‘œ๐“‹๐’พ๐‘’๐“ˆ

Finale by Stephanie Garber

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Sabrina 1954 Version [Film]


๐’ช๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ฐ๐“…๐’น๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐“ˆ โค

My family and I ate at Arby’s, tried the Jamocha shakes (definitely suggest!) & then went to the movie theater. We watched Godzilla: King of the Monsters!

Le Jamocha Shakes!

My brother and I watched all of the Godzilla movies when we were younger (yes, even the ones that no one knows exists!), so needless to say we were super excited about the new Godzilla: King of Monsters movie! The first one in 2014 had been great, and definitely our favorite- but this one tops it! We were very pleased with it, and how the writers used the old legends and versions of the monsters as well.

Would you guys be interested in seeing a post about it??


๐•ƒ๐•’๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•Ž๐•–๐•–๐•œ ๐•†๐•Ÿ ๐•‹๐•™๐•– ๐”น๐•๐• ๐•˜

I shared what music I was currently listening to, and some suggestions on gift shopping for book lovers! โค

Music Monday {1}

Top 8 Gifts for Bookish People~

How has your Sunday been??

*

Thanks for reading!! โค

~Snow White & The Dwarves

Uncategorized

Top 8 Gifts for Bookish People~

What’s on your list??

We all love getting gifts for people we care about, right? But sometimes they can be super hard to shop for! Their tastes change, they might already have what you were planning on getting them, or what they love is just really out of your zone!

Bookish people are rather hard to shop for, everybody has different tastes when it comes to reading and you don’t know what they do or don’t want! As a bookish person myself, I can’t tell you how many times someone gets me a book as a present that I would absolutely never read. But I can’t get rid of it for at least four years because it was a gift.

So here’s a guide to the top 8 gifts you can get for the book lover in your life! โค

Any book lover that drinks coffee will appreciate this Happiness in Cup & Book bag and matching coffee cup!

I actually got a coffee cup just like this recently from a great friend of mine, and I use it almost everyday now. (The best part for those #bookstagram lovers, is that it matches with every book cover!)


Does your book lover love to wear interesting socks?

Do they look bookish images?

If it’s a yes to the above questions, Bookish Long Socks are the way to go. I know several bookish people that are obsessed with creative socks and will forever be wearing a pair!

Note: Does that look like the Beauty and the Beast library to anyone else???

๐Ÿ˜€


A bookish laptop cover is on my personal wish list, and I’ve only heard good things about this specific product! โค Though of course there’s lots of other laptop covers that they might love even more than this one!


On the right is a Pride and Prejudice Book Scarf, but any bookish scarf is always a perfect gift!

There’s Sherlock Holmes bookish scarfs just like this one, or other Jane Austen ones ๐Ÿ™‚ Just find out what your bookworm’s favorite novel or author is- and you’re sure to find one!


And then of course, if they love Harry Potter at all- these Dobby is Free socks will make them hug you for sure!

(How does someone not love Dobby???)


How about a Bookish Coloring Book specifically for Book Lovers??

And Amazon actually happens to have a option to look through some of the pages, so you know what kind of bookish drawings will be in it!! โค


Starry Meadows is one of my favorite online shops that do bookish products, to the left are some Wizard of Oz boots, but there are of course multiple designs even for those.

I personally love the Alice in Wonderland dresses, & the Peter Pan pillow cases! โค โค โค


Literary Book Gifts is another favorite of mine, much like the online shop mentioned above, but this one specifically is more classics with plainer tones and colors.

The site actually has a section specifically for book lovers! ๐Ÿ˜€

Lots of T-shirts with classic prints for book lovers or Tote bags- such as the Little Women tote bag on the right.

These are just at the top of the list!

Hope this helps as a reference for any of you in the future that continuously have to shop for book lovers & wishing you lots of luck with your gift shopping whether for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays!

Thanks for reading!!

~Snow White & The Dwarves โค

Uncategorized

Music Monday {1}

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by The Tattooed Book Geek, where you share what music you’re currently listening to!

I’ve been listening to a number of songs lately, but one newer song is Legendary by Welshly Arms

I tend to listen to the lyric versions, old habits die hard! ๐Ÿ™‚

And one of my forever favorite artists that does French covers of music on Youtube- sara’h officiel did one of the songs from the new movie Aladdin!! โค

What music have you been listening to? Any new favorites???

Thanks for reading!! ๐Ÿ™‚

~Snow White & The Dwarves

Uncategorized

Marvel Mania | Thoughts on Avengers & All the Above!

I don’t believe I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m a huge Marvel fan (and have been for awhile with my whole family).

SO needless to say, I’ve got thoughts and a lot of things to talk about now that Avengers: Endgame is out!

Don’t worry though, even if you haven’t seen the movie this post won’t have any spoilers! If anything I’ll be extremely vague ๐Ÿ˜€


Now first off, I personally know people that say you have to watch all the Marvel movies before watching the Avengers movies.

I’d like to address that while that might be true to an extent, it is such a better experience having watched all the other movies (yes, that will take time). You get so many inside jokes, you understand so much more and you care so much more for the characters and their developments! I personally watch every movie and all the credit scenes.

BUT not everyone started getting into the Marvel franchise until recently- and that was 11 years ago that the newer movies and series started coming out.

Do we have the time to cram all 20 movies (that number includes Endgame!) in and properly enjoy them before watching the newest one just came out?? No, but you can always go back and re-watch everything and understand all the inside jokes later on ๐Ÿ™‚

**And also, for those who have not watched Endgame– you might want to catch up on some of these past movies (Thor: The Dark World, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War). **

Avengers: Endgame was not the end of the Marvel Universe as some people previously thought, much to my own relief, it’s simply the end of the Avengers- of the original team we rooted for up til the end. It’s ending was perfect, though also like a healthy does of depression. Okay?

While I’m sad it’s over, I’m so happy with the way it ended- not all of it, but enough that I know to never doubt Marvel’s way of tying up a great movie series again.

โค โค <3, Moving on…

I really liked the parts with Nebula, seeing her without Gamora shows us how much she’s changed and is still changing because of the sister she lost. The hardest character to watch was probably Clint, and you’ll know why when you watch it is all I can say ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Now, the movie is 3 hours long and there was (sadly) no ending credit scene ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Believe me, I waited even after they told us.

After Infinity War, I was more worried they would mess up the movies or something- especially because I didn’t care for Captain Marvel very much. (It turned out to really just be filler.) I was nervous it just wouldn’t be as good as in the past.

But I was proven wrong!!

The actors brought their characters to life yet again and made me fall in love all over again! Their humor and comments throughout the movie brought laughter and inside jokes from past movies, and it fit each of them so well.

Another thing though, is that Endgame takes place quite a bit after the last movie, so our beloved team has changed quite a bit- and in some cases drastically. But they’re the same on the inside and it shows!

The plot took a new turn, and just plot twisted my mind- but I loved it to the end!!


SPOILER TIME

<spoiler>Only thing is… I think they may have messed up their timeline. They killed the Thanos from the past at the end, so… what then?

Another thing, when they messed up after the battle in the first Avengers movie- Loki got away with the tesseract, which did not happen originally.

So even though this may be the last Avengers movie, Marvel is clearly still planning for the next few movies.>/spoiler>

SPOILERS OVER

I’m excited to see what Marvel has next, which is now no longer a secret- Spider Man 2: Far From Home. While there were a lot of theories about this movie- such as if it would take place when Peter was… ashes and in another dimension or not, but the trailers have (thankfully) cleared that mess up for us.

What were your thoughts on Endgame?? (PLEASE put ”Spoilers” in your comment if you need to!)

What was your favorite Avengers movie up to date???

โค

Thanks for reading loves!!

~Snow White & The Dwarves

Uncategorized

Pretty Woman Walking Down The Street~

There’s both a movie & a song titled Pretty Woman, now I don’t imagine all of you have watched the movie or heard the song- but both of them stick with you.

This weekend I had a wonderful opportunity to take my best friend to a French Restaurant for dinner, I had missed her birthday due to work and wanted to make it up to her!

A lovely French Bistro set on the beach was absolutely perfect- the cozy environment and friendly staff made it amazing without even bringing up the delicious edibles they had.

No, we did not try the escargot! (I’m not that adventurous lol!)

I think the main reason I didn’t want to try the escargot was because there’s actually a scene in the movie Pretty Woman where she’s trying to eat that exact dish… and well, let’s just say what followed wasn’t actually scripted but they put it in the movie anyways to give us a good laugh!

When you go to a French Bistro, be careful because it can get pricey, but here’s some menu items that two people can eat and love for the price of one or that I definitely suggest trying!

Tarte Flambee~ Flatbread with sour cream, bacon, and onion. (I suggest the one with swiss cheese and mushroom as well!)

Shrimp a la Vodka~ Cooked shrimp served over rice or noodles with a light tomato cream sauce. (My new personal favorite, my friend and I both split it and were full!)

Canard A L’Orange~ In English it’s Duck a L’Orange, duck served crispy with an orange mustard glaze. (My friend freaked out about this one because she really likes duck, don’t ask me why xD)

Lavender Creme Brulee~ a delightful dessert that the restaurant put a sparkler on for my friend!

Of course don’t forget to try the homemade hot chocolate!


Now more about that movie! I can’t seem to get the song from Pretty Woman out of my head, especially after re-watching it and admiring the dresses the protagonist wears later on in the movie. My favorite one will always be the striking red one she wears to the opera!

Throughout the movie we see Vivian’s new outfits- while some are more on the questionable side, later we see gorgeous ones that she went to so many stores to find (while we listened to that song again). Which outfits or dresses were you favorite??

The polka dot dress from Pretty Woman!


& The red dress from Pretty Woman!

Now I should probably clarify that I’m talking about the 1990 version of Pretty Woman, there was a remake in 2015 I believe, but I never watched that one.

I love when Julia Roberts & Richard Gere play in a movie together, they’ve played in a few other chick-flicks that are some of my favorites (The Runaway Bride)! They have a very nice chemistry and a lot of scenes in Pretty Woman actually were bloopers that they just left in- of Julia (Vivian) laughing in surprise when Richard closed the jewelry box on her hand and several others!

”So what happened after he climbed up the tower and rescued her?”

”She rescued him right back.”

– Pretty Woman

(Here’s a link the song, so you’ll know why it’s so catchy!!)

Have any of you ate at a Bistro? What did you like??

What are your thoughts on the movie & song Pretty Woman??

Thanks for reading & have a lovely day!!

~Snow White & The Dwarves