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Witches of East end

There is nothing like sitting around on a cool Saturday afternoon, sipping limeade and reading a new book. It especially helps when the book is the first in a new series by an author that I really like, Melissa de la Cruz is best known for her young adult vampire series Blue Bloods (which is the only young adult vampire series out there right now that I consider worth reading) but she also has a series out for adults now called The Beauchamp Family and the first book, Witches of East end is (so far) a fun and mysterious read with a plethora of interesting (if not entirely likeable) characters, I think there might be a couple of which are a little bit cliched but I’ll wait to pass judgement until I’ve finished the book, after all, I’m only 71 pages into a 272 page book! 🙂
I’m also really looking forward to the first book in The wolf pact series which is due out this fall and it stars one of my favorite Blue Bloods characters; Bliss Llewellyn.

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Strawberry limeade/Lapghans

My recipe for low-sugar:


1 c. frozen strawberries, thawed just enough to cut into quarters
1/2 c. fresh or bottled lime juice
10 ice cubes

Blend until smooth, pour into a drink shaker (or anything with a lid) add:
1 c. of cold water
14 packets of Equal or other sugar substitute (I hate the taste of splenda but equal and natra-taste are great)

Shake well, pour into 2 medium-sized frosted glasses.

This is more of a summer drink for most people but I’m strange, I drink hot lemonade in the summer and frozen drinks in the winter 🙂


My latest crochet project is a wheelchair-sized lapghan in teal and black and I’ve been thinking how so many people talk of donating hats and the like to hospitals and was wondering if a hospital or nursing home would like donations of lapghans? After all they would be incredibly useful and they might be comforting for the patients. I’m working on some hats for my local veteran’s hospital but I’ve discovered that I hate crocheting hats almost as much as I HATE (with a fiery passion) crocheting socks, even so I’m hoping to have ten or so by spring.

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