Book Review: Seven at Sea

Ever feel like taking a chance in life and leaving your comfort zone for the great unknown?  Erik and Emily Orton decided to do just that.  They left their lives in New York City behind to spend a year on a sailboat with their five children and they tell their story in “Seven at Sea.”

Curated Library: Waiting for Fitz Book Review

It is rare I come across a novel that astounds me.  That moment is so rare, I can probably count how many times that has happened to me on one…

Book Review: A Monster Like Me

What if you had a tumor on your face?  That’s what young Sophie has, a hemangioma (a benign tumor birthmark) on her face.  People stare at her, so she tries…

Book Review: Healing Hearts

For all of those lovers out there who need a little bit of Valentine’s Day reading, I would like to introduce you to “Healing Hearts”

What I Read in 2018 – All 84 Books

My 2018 New Year’s Resolution was to read 100 books.  I did not accomplish that goal this year.  I was 16 books short.  The prior year, I read only 64…

Apple Spiced Ham – Make This for the Holidays

Once you try this new twist on the classic ham, you will never go back to any other kind of ham. Try this Apple Spiced Ham recipe this holiday.

Book Review: Christmas by Accident

“Christmas by Accident” comes at just the right time as the holidays approach. This book helps us to re-evaluate the decisions we are making, so that we can focus on the things that truly matter in this life. After all, isn’t that what the true power of Christmas is all about?

When Your Maine Coon is Allergic to Mosquitoes

Matthew Lucifer has had a rough couple of months. From saying goodbye to his sister to an emergency visit to the vet…these are the days in the life of a Perfectionist Wannabe Maine Coon.

Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s

If you love movies, Audrey Hepburn and a good RomCom, you need to pick up “Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

The November To Be Read Book Stack

Here is my November To Be Read Book Stack of new releases for November, as well as a few new releases from October.

The October Book Stack

Today, I am introducing a new feature at Perfectionist Wannabe.  I will be showing you at the end of each month the books I read that month.  At the beginning…

A Day in the Life: Saturday

How I spent my Saturday, plus a few kitchen tips to help make your life a little easier. Bonus: Matthew Lucifer and his latest crazy stunt.

3 Ways to Use Lemons in the Home

Learn how to preserve lemons for French and Moroccan recipes and to create a cleaning solution that doubles as a mosquito repellent.

The Paperless Post

You can create your own holiday cards to send to all of your family and friends.  It can be as personalized as this Halloween card I sent out to my…

Six Sisters’ Stuff “Copycat Cooking” & The Cheesecake Factory’s Sun-Dried Tomato Fettucine Recipe

How many times have you sat in your favorite restaurant, eating your favorite dish, wondering how you can make this dish?  Six Sisters’ Stuff has taken the guess work out…

Book Review: Slave Stealers

There is a new book out that I believe everyone should read.  It’s called “Slave Stealers” by Tim Ballard.  This is one of the most phenomenal stories I’ve read this…

Looking for Your Next Book? Try Book of the Month

Do you ever wonder what you should read next?  There are so many titles to choose from, but what book should you get?  Have you seen the prices of books? …

Beauty Journal: How to Glow from the Inside Out

It’s been some time since I wrote a beauty journal entry, so I thought I would update you on my latest beauty regimen.  I stumbled upon something called Glow 15…

Book Review: The House at Saltwater Point

Just in time for the Fourth of July holiday is a new novel from Colleen Coble called “The House at Saltwater Point.” [Due out July 3, 2018] This is book…

Designer Spotlight: Kate Spade (1962-2018)

When I was in my 20s, fresh out of college, my college roommate showed up on my doorstep touting her brand new handbag.  My mouth dropped.  She was carrying a…

How to be a Book Reviewer and Other Things to Consider

I love books.  As a writer, reading books is a livelihood.  It is a way to become inspired by other authors who are honing or have already honed their crafts. …

Get this Cookbook: Siriously Delicious

I am a big fan of the Today Show on NBC.  When I was given the opportunity to review Siri Daly’s cookbook “Siriously Delicious,” I was so excited. The recipes…

How to Save Money at the Movie Theaters this Summer

It’s that time of year when all of the really awesome movies come out.  From the much anticipated Avengers: Infinity War to Solo: A Star Wars Story, if you are…

Should We Read Comey’s Book?

Should the American public read Jim Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty?  If you care about the facts, truth, democracy and America, then YES! you need to read this book. “What…

Foodie Alert: You Need to Make Pisto Manchego

When you try this version of Pisto Manchego, you will wonder why this stew was not a regular go to soup for you. What makes this Spanish dish so amazingly…

Make This: Spanish Shrimp in Olive Oil (Gambas al Ajillo)

It’s been a long time since I did a country focused post.  I needed to explore a new cuisine I’ve never made (or tried) before.  I asked a friend which…

Love Yourself: What to Read When Your Heart is Broken

Whoever thought I could get hit with a broken heart?  I started off this year all gung ho about my new mission this year: TO LOVE MYSELF.  The first eleven…

Currently Reading the Latest from Shadow Mountain

On Tuesday, Shadow Mountain released two new books “Wizard for Hire” and “The Other Side of the Bridge.”  One book is for the kids, the other is for those searching…

Oscars 2018 Predictions

Are you ready for all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s biggest night of the year?  On Sunday, the Oscars 2018 will take place.  Hopefully, there will be no repeat…

Learning How to Love Yourself

When I began my journey this year into the foreign domain of learning how to love myself, I had no idea what would happen.  I had certain goals in mind…