Month in Review: May 2015
Hello, readers. We’ve reached that day on the calendar. Here we have month five’s “review,” “rewind” or what have you, a compiling of… stuff. Basically it’s a monthly post I throw together that recaps some of the blog’s content and various other random things – for example, things I’ve found on the interwebs or me babbling about wanting to find a cute, versatile, smart-looking summer dress (the dilemma continues). Today we’re marking the sixth-month date of this new year. Like, what!? Is it just me or has 2015 flown by. Please, slow down. There are things to do. Places to be. Experiences to be had. Tasks to be complete. Speaking of which, let’s get this month in review started.
1.) Armchair BEA 2015: Took part in the Armchair BEA even this past week. It was fun, but if I participate again, I plan on giving myself more time for organizing. The final day suggested a giveaway, which is that still going on.
2.) Dress Shopping: Ah, yes. The dress shopping continues. I have found a few dresses I like and most recently discovered an on-line store called Chic Wish. Curious, have you ever shopped there?
3.) Music: I have been busy replenishing my playlists with some new tunes. I blogged about it earlier this month if you’re interested.
4.) Recipes: Made a yummy new chicken recipe called Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken. If you like any kind of stir-fry recipe, this is similar minus the vegetables, but still, it the category. So yummy. It’s rhubarb season, so my other cooking fun is all about that. Yummy muffins included.
5.) Skittles: Weird topic to mention? Well, maybe… but I’m clearly desperate. I discovered the “orchard” flavors and just had to mention them. For an unhealthy vice, they’re quite yummy.
6.) Summer TV Season: With all of the anticipatory news about the fall 2015 TV season, we’ve kind of forgotten about the summer 2015 schedule. One of the shows I’m curious about is USA Network’s Complications. I recently caught the promotional trailer, and guys, it looks interesting. What makes it more so is its creator, Matt Nix, the mind behind Burn Notice.
(My) Blog Favorites
1.) Cover Candy, Edition 24: Chatting about pretty covers? Never a bad thing.
2.) First Look at CBS and DC Comics Supergirl: Three cheers for this new DC Comics adaptation!
3.) A Love Like Ours, by Becky Wade: Another sweet contemporary by Becky.
4.) The Musketeers, Season Two (2015): LOVE (lovelove) this series.
May 2015 (Month)
1.) Minions Just Wanna’ Have Fun!
2.) When Calls the Heart, Season One, Episodes 4-5
3.) Gourmet Detective (2015)
4.) When Calls the Heart, Season One, Episodes 1 and 2
5.) A Love Like Ours Book Giveaway (Closed)
The week of May 24th – 30th
1.) The Musketeers, Season Two (2015)
2.) Armchair Bea Day Two: Visual Expressions and Social Media
3.) Armchair BEA, Day Four: Book to Movie Adaptations
4.) Summer Box Office Preview
5.) Armchair BEA, Day Three: Character Chatter and Blogging Q&A
Silver Petticoat: This past month I got to review the fantabulous ITV series Grantchester. If you’ve not yet seen this series, you really should. It’s an entertaining 1950’s series about a vicar who is haunted by his past and of course, there’s murder mysteries to be solved along with some romance. Basically, for now it’s my latest BBC obsession.
What else was I up to on Silver Petticoat? I also reviewed the whimsical I Capture the Castle (really fun movie so long as you know it’s not traditional); recapped the final episode of The Flash (what’d you think of the finale?); read and reviewed Morgan Matson’s Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour (so. cute.); and got to fangirl over BBC’s The Musketeers romances in yesterday’s Romantic Moment of the Week. There is D’Artagnan and Constance and of course, the forbidden love between Aramis and Anne. Are you rooting for these couples?
Have any thoughts or favorite finds from the month? Share if you’d like.
Happy June, dear readers.