Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What's On My Nightstand

  • Divergent by Veronica Roth. So this is apparently mandatory reading when you live in a house full of teenage girls. I've been zipping through this this week as per their insistence. And while it often loses me a bit, it somehow pulls me back in quickly enough to avoid abandonment. I'm very nearly finished and while the main character's just found herself in a life or death situation, my only real fear is what will happen when I turn the last page... It was the quietest girl in the house that handed this to me and it's literally all we talk about. What will we talk about now?!
  • Hilton Head postcards. I'm slowly but surely mailing these suckers out. The scene on this one in particular? That's my daily commute now. I. love. Spanish. moss.
  • Zucchini Brownie. Hey, if I have to hide vegetables in desserts to sneak these kids their daily serving, I'm going to do it! I know it sounds odd, but these. are. divine. They are so chocolatey, my girls asked if I'd added Nutella to them. Ha! You will never know!!! Just kidding. I am an open (cook) book. And while the boys turned up their noses at first, I can tell you now that half the pan was gone in 30 minutes flat. They weren't the prettiest things to look at since I had to spread the stubborn icing with my fingers *cough*, but who cares when they taste this good? Zucchini brownies! Who knew, right?!
  • Leaves mini candles from Bath & Body Works. Ughhhh!!!!! Just give me all the fall scented candles! Sure, these only wound up on my nightstand on their way to the bathtub, but... boy, do they smell good! Pumpkin shmumpkin! 

The new hand-me-down nightstand is a bit hard to photograph being an oval and all, but... I don't know, I kind of like it! My other one is in complete disarray as is the rest of my room, which is slowly but surely coming together. Hopefully I can share it with you sometime soon! But anyway, it's been such a long time, tell me what's on your nightstand these days! 

Need a lullaby tonight? I've had a couple dozen in rotation this week- all these worn ballads just fit so well with the seaside- but the standout has to be Matt Corby's "Resolution." How is his voice even real in this song? Ugh. Stop... Don't ever stop. 

Sweet dreams, moonbeams!

P.S. Ah! It feels so good to write these posts again!


  1. What do you think of Divergent? I thought it was so-so, and still haven't read book two which probably says something. It's not Hunger Games but Four definitely seems like a dream man to me.

  2. I'm sorry but I can't focus on anything other than that zucchini brownie. I hope we get some in our CSA stat so that I can whip those up! Looks incredible. Also, I've heard sort of awesome things about Divergent! Reading The Paris Wife at present. but that could be a great fun read after I wrap it.

    eileen ragan | leaner by the lake