Date Joined: October 13, 2013
Last Online: September 10, 2019
Birthday: August 22
Country: United States
Mom. Writer. Optimist. Quote Collector. Book Obsessed.
A Few Things:
I read everything, though, from romance, espionage, biographies, classical and dystopian fiction to self help, history, and books of quotes. I'm not a fan of mystery or horror. Sending a book you've enjoyed is always a good way to go! I love receiving books and reading recommendations in general and even if they aren't my cup of tea, I'm always thrilled to have a wide variety to share and swap with others.
My one little word (aliedwards.com) for 2018 is: Gentle
I'm currently reading 'Hallelujah Anyway' by Anne Lamott
I just finished 'Hillbilly Elegy' by JD Vance
I just ordered 'We're Going to Need More Wine' by Gabrielle Union
And the last book I received as a gift or swap was Richard Paul Evan's 'The Christmas Box'
Right now I'm drinking a lot mint teas and chamomile teas, two of my favorites, but I do enjoy trying something new every now and then, especially teas in pretty and unique packaging. I'm not a big fan of plain black or fruity teas.
I am convinced that Football Season and Christmas are indisputably the most wonderful times of the year. It's all about the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and I'm one happy girl with gingerbread, pumpkin, and peppermint bark as I celebrate the wonder and grace of Jesus' birth.
I believe kindness cures a lot of what ails us and I think the mixed media artists Kelly Rae Roberts and Colleen Attara express this sentiment beautifully in their works.
I often visit libraries and tea rooms when I travel and I can spend hours in any bookstore. I collect ornaments from wherever my travels take me .
FAVORITE MOVIES: Original Star Wars Trilogy, The Princess Bride, The Holiday, and most James Bond Movies.
FAVORITE SONGS: "Celebrate Me Home" by Kenny Loggins, "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt, "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn.
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Alias, Frasier, Once Upon a Time, Downton Abbey, Scandal, Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives'
FAVORITE FOODS: Pancakes, Grits, Cornbread, Oatmeal raisin cookies, Chili, Strawberry Lemonade, most Thai and Filipino foods. Candy/snack favorites are Popcorn, Twizzlers, York Peppermint Patties, Dinner mints (the puffy melt in your mouth kind) and pretty much anything with chocolate and caramel but prefer it with no nuts.
FAVORITE DRINKS: Starbucks' Iced Chai Lattes, Cafe du Monde's Cafe au lait, and Strawberry Lemonade
FAVORITES FOR GIFT CARD SWAPS: Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Sephora, Starbucks, Panera, LUSH, Michaels, Amazon, and Target.
FAVORITE THEMES: Books/Reading, Thankfulness & Gratitude, Joy, Tea, Vintage Bicycles, Vintage Typewriters, Houndstooth, Flowers, Optimism, University of Alabama Crimson Tide, Postal/Airmail, Libraries, Literary.
* Pretty much anything related to reading, books, and libraries'
* Bookmarks (especially mini magnetic book markers and corner bookmarks)
* Gift Cards (see gift card swap favorites)
* More Books
* Tea (lovin' Might Leaf's Citrus Chamomile right now)
* Anything from artists/online stores: Colleen Attara, Kelly Rae Roberts, The Love Letter Library, or Ali Edwards
* Tote Bags (especially Library/Literary Totes)
* Again more books (my top 3 wishes:)
1. Louder Than Words by Todd Henry
2. The Inspired Room by Melissa Michaels
3. Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
My newest obsessions: Mini magnetic book markers and corner bookmarks!!
I do not care for:
Celebrate what you want to see more of. ~Tom Peters
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