Mario Birthday Party

This weekend was my daughters 5th birthday (seriously having to hold in the tears when i think about it!). She loves mario, so much and even though power rangers came in a close second she decided on a mario party. Now mario isn’t exactly the popular birthday theme currently so I had to do some research. This means I went onto pinterest (seriously my favorite place ever!)

Pinterest had lots of neat ideas for inspiration not that I doubted it =p. I decided though since it was a party of littles that the attention span probably would be best limited to a few easy games. The first being Pin the Star for mario, which I actually ordered off amazon. My only problem with it only had 8 stars, but I had some yellow board paper from her pinata so i just cut one out and traced it. They almost all hit the center so either I had a bunch of cheaters or we didn’t spin them enough xD

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019XF27MQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

My next inspiration was her pinata. Pinterest had a few links where you could purchase these from overseas I believe it was? Well being the last minute shopper that I am, I didn’t have time nor did I want to pay the price for kids to beat it up within a minute. So I saw a pin where someone had made one themselves and went with the idea. Her link below with the instructions I think my only real tweak was I used yellow board paper from the dollar tree as it was cheaper and just taped the construction paper onto the box in like 4 or 5 layers.

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https://joyfulwhimsey.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/mario-party-question-mark-box-pinata-tutorial/

Now my third one (Stomp the Goombas) I saw a few pins but never actually saw one with instructions. It was always a link to purchase them but were out of stock (seriously guys it was a easy one don’t do it). I just looked at a picture and winged it. You’ll need paper plates, balloons, and either can print off the goombas faces like I did or draw them on if you have art skills which I do not. All I did was cut the paper plate in half taped them back together at an angle creating “feet”, blew up the balloon but definitely don’t be afraid to make them big! Mine were so hard to pop seriously most of the kids could lay on them without popping xD than I taped/glued on the faces.

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Now below are some of the decorations which is all easily found on pinterest or amazon for your viewing pleasures. I don’t think they need descriptions. My husband did do a great job on the ghosts in our hallway but I didn’t get a good picture because I suck. Also completely missed pictures of hanging decorations also on amazon pretty standard stuff:p

 

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Escort Me Snippet

I’m currently writing a romance book at the moment to be called Escort Me. Its a story about Sasha Young who covered her sister as an escort for a night and met Damien Scott. What she thought would be one boring easy night turned into her journey of helping Damien learn what’s important in life. Except there is something hiding in his past is waiting for a moment to ruin everything including Sasha. Will he be able to save everything and her in time?

Here’s a tiny preview i’ll hopefully have a bigger preview to share soon for everyone’s feedback:)

 

 

“Can you excuse me please, I need to use the ladies room,” I placed my napkin on the table as Damien stared me down. John stood, helping me out of my seat, continuing his gentleman gestures, “Thank you.”

“Where did i put that…” I jumped as I felt someone touch my elbow. Damien looked furious as he pulled me around the corner pushing me into the corner.

“What do you think you’re doing?” he growled.  

“It’s really none of your business and you have no right to lay a hand on me,” I pulled away from him.

“Jesus Christ..” he rubbed his hand through his hair taking a deep breath, “Must you always be so stubborn.”

I crossed my arms annoyed at whatever he was doing. He hadn’t spoke but a few words to me all night, but would hardly look away. “Yes.”

“You know I don’t want you around him and yet here you are escorting him and letting him treat you like..”

“Like what,” I interrupted him growing upset. He can hate John all he wants, but insulting him for being kind out of jealously and insulting me wasn’t going to happen.   

“Like you mean something to him!”

“You don’t have a say in this anymore, you weren’t there for me…”

Seven Years to Sin

This book doesn’t really fall under my reading challenge, but I happened to be reading it when I decided to start the challenge. This novel is by Sylvia Day who is known for the crossfire series. I actually read those books first and while looking for a new book stumbled upon this one of hers.

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My first concern was it’s setting. Its under an historical setting which isn’t bad by it took me a bit to get used to it. Eventually I hardly noticed that it was different as I was wrapped into the story.

*I’m giving a warning that I may let spoilers spill…*

The story mostly revolves around Jessica and Alistair. Jessica had recently became a widow to a very well off man. To help herself become something more than a widow she sets off to a plantation that her husband had left her. To her surprise, the captain is Alistair the man she had seen seven years prior having sexual relationships with another woman.

“You and I have always been inevitable. And I am not a man to take pieces of a whole. I must have everything. The good as well as the bad.” -Alistair Caulfield

Sylvia takes you on a surprising journey of not only making a hot romance between these two, but creating a deep story. You find out the dark past of Alistair and almost pity him for a moment before he shows such a strong growth you can’t help but want to high five his accomplishments.

You also receive a mini story about Jessica’s sister (Hester) and her abusive marriage. Hester finds herself carrying her husbands child after many attempts to keep conception from happening. While trying to figure out how to proceed in life, she becomes closer to a former crush who is deeply in love with her. I found their story line at the beginning a little distracting honestly. I wanted so much to hurry along to get back to Jessica and Alistair, but as they intertwined more I found myself unhappy with the quick ending.

I enjoyed the book, but I felt the ending happened soooo quickly. Other events had been so thoroughly explored, but than the ending within twenty pages had so much happen. It felt so rushed to me. I wish she had extended the end some to give us better closure of the characters. That being said, this book inspired her for others so maybe she felt the same way afterwards and tried making up for it 😉 In the end, its a book worth reading if you want some romance with a great story line. Below is a link to her page 🙂

Keep on reading my friends!

http://www.sylviaday.com/

My challenge

So as I touched base on in my first post I’m doing a reading challenge. I figured I would share with everyone below my actual printout from the lovely pinterest. Seriously best site ever! I have started on a notebook some suggestions for this challenge, but many of these categories are books i’m going to have my librarian where to find. With that being said if anyone has any suggestions for any of these, I’d love to hear them!

Keep reading my friends!

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Welcome!

This right here is my very first blog ever. I’m an inspiring writer who is hoping to strengthen my writing. I will happily admit…kinda…that grammar is not my friend. xD I know probably not the profession I should be hoping to achieve right. Well practice makes perfect, as they say. Anyways…I thought doing a blog to share not only my own writing, but my thoughts on others as a fun, motivating way for me to better myself. I’m hoping to share my journey on my 2017 reading challenge. This is all new to me as well I always reach for the same genre of books >.> hopefully this will help broaden my views and styles to books.

So a little about myself…

I’m 24 years old. Mom of two little girls (Kairi and Mia) who are the most craziest, perfect creations I’ve ever made. Happily married to a fellow video game nerd. I’m almost finished with nursing school, see I’m not putting everything on the line for this=p My favorite fandoms are sailor moon, fushigi yugi (best mangas ever!), and avengers.

thanks for your time

chelci!