Oooh I really liked this one. I technically started it days ago, but I had only read one chapter, so I restarted it this morning and finished it same day. It’s a murder mystery. You know that from page one. I read a lot of this genre, and this one was quite clever, interesting, and a real page turner. The story unfolds over multiple character perspectives, but they are well developed characters. For the most part anyway.

It’s a 4.5 in my opinion, but I rounded up. Highly recommended. I’ve read one other novel by this author that I also enjoyed, so I’m about to dig into her other work.


As I heated up my leftover red pepper soup, I realized I never posted about it here. It ended up being quite tasty. I would definitely make it again. You can find the recipe here. I added extra garlic to mine, of course, because I’m a garlic whore.

Speaking of garlic, a friend over on Tumblr posted a recipe for what sounds like absolutely sublime garlic soup. I’ll definitely be making it soon. Because like I said…garlic whore. I’m one of those people who keep the garlic based restaurants open. There was one I used to love going to back when I lived in LA: The Stinking Rose. I’d go back to Cali just to eat, I swear. So much amazing food out there. In fact, we need to discuss such a trip, babe!

Oh and the bowl pictured above…look at how adorable it is. My cousin gave us a set of four as a wedding gift.

We use these all the time. More than any other gift. I love them. Four bowls — one for each of us!! ❤️

on my soapbox

Ladies, if a man wants to be with you then he will be. No matter what he has going on, he will make you a priority. Believe his actions over his words, because that’s where the truth lies. You may love him, but you have to love yourself more.

**This message brought to you by the overwhelming amount of dudes doing shitty things to their girlfriends, which I keep hearing about. There’s just something about January that gets people acting all crazy — maybe it’s that whole re-evaluating your life feeling it inspires. Whatever it is, I’m hurting for some friends who have difficult decisions to make.