Woot Woot for PRE-Orders!

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So…Look what came yesterday!!!!!

You might remember from way back that I expressed my LOVE for Emily Giffin on the blog and therefore decided to pre-order her next gem.  Well, yesterday was the day!  I cannot wait to dig in!  I simply loooove her books and wish she had more! Come on, Emily, get writing, Girlfriend!  Have you ever read any of her books?

Love the One You're With

Baby Proof

Something Blue

Something Borrowed

And the new one, from her site

About the Book

Heart of the Matter

Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her mother’s warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life.

Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie—a boy who has never known his father. After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance—and even, to some degree, friendships—believing that it is always safer not to expect too much.

Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined.

In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.

LOVE these books.  Have you read any Emily Giffin books?

Thoughts on Dessert

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Let me start by saying that I FIRMLY believe in dessert.  It is absolutely necessary for me after dinner.  I am a HUGE fan…a die-hard fan some may say.   Let’s salivate look at some desserts…

Hope's Cookies

Homemade "kid" cookie

A healthy one- honeycrisp apples


More Phileo!


Frosted Cookies

 So, what sparks this discussion of heaven dessert is a conversation I had with my co-workers during lunch.  We decided that the “need” for dessert is determined by familial customs surrounding this tradition. A.k.a. if you had dessert growing up with your family, you will tend to want dessert as an adult.  My mother in law has another theory on dessert lovers:  those who are “sweets people” aren’t big drinkers and those who are not big “sweet people” the converse is true…I agree.  I am NOT a big drinker…like at all, but yes, ma’am, I LOVE me some dessert!


 Hey, I even STILL remember the spelling of desert vs. dessert as being “the one you’d want seconds of is dessert, so two s’s.”  So, do share!  What are YOUR thoughts on dessert?!?!?

See! Even Oscar needs his dessert nightly! This is his stick he chews on for "dessert" after dinner each evening!