A Fit Week with: Nicole of The Quiet Concert

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So as you guys know, I have been on a fitness journey [on and off] for a while now! I have been REALLY good since the start of summer, and I LOVE talking with other bloggers who love fitness! I have been really lucky to have met Nicole, and talked lots with her about fitness, food, and healthy living!  So when I decided to feature OTHER bloggers talking about their health regimens, of course Nicole came to mind!  She is sharing her workout routine and some go to recipes that she loves!  Without further ado, I hand it over to her!

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Favorite Factor 2.0: The August 2015 Edition

Favorite Factor 2.0: The June 2015 Edition

Welcome back, I hope you are READY adult fiction lovers!  We are here to go through our LATE Summer favorites/upcoming reads!  I am SO excited to share my recent favorites with you, they were REALLY great! And my favorite adult reads from the past few months? You’re gonna need to drop a few dollars and buy ’em!

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Underrated Gem Review: The Summer After You & ME

Underrated Gem Review: The Summer After You & ME

The Summer After You & Me
by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Sunbathing, surfing, eating funnel cake on the boardwalk—Lucy loves living on the Jersey Shore. For her, it’s not just the perfect summer escape, it is home. And as a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in over Memorial Day weekend, crowding the shore and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Lucy wants more from love than a fleeting romance, even if that means keeping her distance from her summertime neighbor and crush, Connor.

Then Superstorm Sandy tears apart her barrier island, briefly bringing together a local girl like herself and a vacationer like Connor. Except nothing is the same in the wake of the storm. And day after day, week after week, Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and broken home. Now with Memorial Day approaching and Connor returning, will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances? 

Order Your Copy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 

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Top Authors I’ve Read the Most Of

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[in order by book amount]

 

Top Authors I've Read the Most Of

  • In a little over a year, I have covered SAA’s entire backlist.  I have zero regrets, and am anxiously awaiting to get taken away by yet another wonderful, magical story.  

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  • This series ranks among my all time favorites, and I love the author on a personal level, as well.  I love getting to pick up a new installment in this series every July, it is the BEST! Amish Murder wins. Always.

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  • Hoover writes some truly emotional works.  I always, always fall hard for her characters, and I have loved EVERY book of hers I’ve ever read.  #truth. [And I’ve read them all] My Fave: Hopeless

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  • OMG.  I have SO many MORE of Diane Chamberlain’s books to read! I pick them up anytime I see them for a bargain! I read 3 this year and one last, and re-read my favorite [Necessary Lies] this year as well.  The woman just steals the show. She has MASTERED the multi-POV, and I love her, I can’t wait to read more! 

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  • Oh Sophie!  I feel like she’s a staple for any woman!  Writing refreshing young characters with always messed up romantic situations, she adds a twist, her own flavor, and BOOM, hysterically adorable!  My faves are definitely I’ve Got Your Number and The Undomestic Goddess, but I’ve enjoyed them all quite a bit!

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  • Tana French takes you ON crime investigations with her.  Do you know how much that appeals to me?  It is probably why I’ve devoured four of her novels in under a year.  I have two left, and I honestly don’t want to read them because then I’ll have to wait for a new release! My favorite is definitely Faithful Place, but The Secret Place ranks SUPER high as well.

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  • Oh holy Warner. I think the Shatter Me series was my first ADULT series crush other than The Hunger Games.  I can still rave over the writing, the plot development, yes! Total series crush.  And probably the only time I read novellas in a series, EVER.  So Tahereh, you win.

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  • We shall call Hilderbrand the NEW addition! While I have LOVED two, liked one and DISLIKED another, I still really like Hilderbrand as a whole.  No regrets, yo.

I had more for this list, but there were too many authors with the same amount so I cut it here!  These authors easily rank among my favorites!  I hope you have checked some out!  

The Dish: A Look at 2015 So Far- A Few Of My Favorite Things

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This year has been one of the most memorable of my life, so far.  So many amazing, yet petrifying things have happened!  I can’t imagine what is in store for August- December, but I can tell you that some major life changes have occurred, and I have in addition found some new favorite things ever!  I am going to share with you all about my favorite 2015 moments/things, right now!

 

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Tech Talk: Battle of the Music Apps [Spotify vs. Apple]

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Hello, hello! Welcome to a SPECIAL EDITION Tech Talk: Battle of the Music Apps [Spotify vs. Apple] It has been over a month since Apple released their much anticipated “Spotify Killer.”  Within that month, I have tested it out, analyzed it, decided what I like, what I don’t, and compared it to my all time favorite app, Spotify.  Now of course, to each their own.  Each has its advantages, and disadvantages.  I will divulge all that information here, in a pro vs. con style review for each application.  I leave the decision to each of you.  Each service has a cost for these premium services [$10] and I hope that you try both out yourself before diving into either as a subscription service!

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2015 Organization Update: What I’m Using Now

2015 Organization Update: What I'm Using Now

So I started off the year getting organized in a big way!  I was determined to keep it together, with blogging, with life, with fitness, and with normal everyday planning.  I had LOTS of tools I was using, and I loved them!  Now that we are half way through the year, let’s examine how they worked out, what’s changed, and why!

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Summer Slimdown: The Gear

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Today we are talking all about what I love to use when I work out!  Whether that is food/drink, attire, the machines, the playlists, the audiobooks, or other stuff, you will find it all here!  I am so excited about this, and can’t wait to hear what you guys love to use, too!

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Audio Roundup: The Beach Reads Edition

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                              Enchanted August     summer house thayer     barefoot

SO, I was clearly seeking out SUMMERY reads this past month, and boy did I get them!  Unfortunately, I didn’t love them all, but you can definitely toss any of these in your beach bag for a light[ish] summer read!  So without further ado, as promised! Audio Roundup: The Beach Reads Edition.  Soon you will be getting a thriller edition, too!

 

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Joys of June: A Month in Favorites

Joys of June: A Month in Favorites

Ahh, June, where on EARTH did you go?  I listened to six audio books, and read one.  It was pretty awesome, I will confess! I got a lot accomplished Wedding wise, and started a new feature!  AND, another new one is coming this month!  So exciting!

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