Let's talk Civil War

Happy  weekend everyone!  So as my  title suggests this post will be about Civil War era books:)  I have always enjoyed this time period and am stoked to share some of my favorite authors with you :)  Also because I am a History Freak  I decided to give you all a quickish lookn into how and why the war was fought.

The Civil War is the central event in America's historical consciousness. While the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it would be. The war resolved two fundamental questions left unresolved by the revolution: whether the United States was to be a dissolvable confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with a sovereign national government; and whether this nation, born of a declaration that all men were created with an equal right to liberty, would continue to exist as the largest slaveholding country in the world. Northern victory in the war preserved the United States as one nation …


And so summer gives way to fall, and fall lose its self to winter. October went by like a flash for me *looks at the calendar wondering and doesn't understand how the month went by so fast*   So here's a short recap of the last 31 days  and the books I've read this month! 

October Recap: I don't know about every one else but I've been sooooo overwhelmed with school! This is my last year of highschool * YAY for 12th grade* and it is honestly the most challenging year so far. (Probably because I have a millon other things that I'm trying to do at the same time) But I am enjoying it. I have quite a few subjects that I love.     Also October was my birthday * cue me blowing out 18 candles*  gahhh I can hardly belive that I am 18 already. Like how did life go by so fast. Haha  It really was a great month. I got to hang out with a lot of my cousins, which is REALLY awesome, cause I have cool cousins 😁😁 anddddd i just love October in general because come on guys CHIA …

//World War Recommendations//

So I may sort of have an addiction. *distant sigh* I love, no let me rephrase, I adore World War FICTION or really any types of World War  books.
But alas for the past while and I havent been finding any of those books *sobbing*
When i was younger I would dream what my life would have been like had I been born 100 years ago. And as I grew older I began to realize what the people of the 20th century went through. The intense pain that the mothers, daughters and, wives went through as they Watched their loved ones go and defend their country, not knowing if they would ever see them again. The courage of the soldiers as they faced the enemy and, almost certain death. 
What I came to realize and understand was that though some may say that the 20th century would have been a terrible time to live in, I one hundred percent disagree.
 I think of Winston Churchill who fearlessly lead England during the horrible Bombing of London and declared that England would NEVER give in, or the Brave…

Last minute camping trip /learning patience

So you might be wondering what camping and patience have in comon. Well as you are soon to find out in my case they actually go hand in hand. 
But as I have come to realize life certainly isn't wonderful and fantastic ALL of the time, although it does have its moments. But there are also times if disappointment and sadness. Life is hard but in the end I wouldn't want to have it any other way. 
But I'm getting ahead of myself. 
Let me take you back to the beginning....
As I'm sure you can all imagine our joy and delight when out of the blue my uncle contacts my dad and asks if we want to go on a quick weekend camping trip with them. What could be more fun than getting to spend time with some of our favorite cousins!  Of course by this time all of us kids are exuberantly voicing our opinions (and yes they were all in favor of going camping) 
And since we have just become the proud new owners of a new RV *happy dance*  we thought why not, an adventure would be quite a grand w…

Goodbye Summer Hello Fall

 I'm so glad that I live in                                 a world where there are Octobers.                               -Anne of Green Gables 

Guyssss Its OCTOBER!!! And here in the North that means.........
|Chai Lattees |fuzzy sweaters|Crisp Air| Apple Cider| Rainy days| Books|

I think it might be safe to say that Fall is probably one of My favorite Seasons..
Although I can never quite make up my mind which I like best summer or Fall. Its an ongoing battle.
I absolutely love waking up on cold chilly mornings, in warm fuzzy Pajamas. grabbing a cup of coffee and my bible and having a few quiet moments to myself before the day begins. The crisp clean invigorating sent of Fall always makes me feel so happy to be alive( Just like Anne said in the quote above)
So In honor of autumn officially starting (for me that is, since we've had Extremity warm whether for this time of year) I thought that I would share a few of my favorite fall outfits with you. *Gulps nervously since thi…

Drink Coffee & Do Good

Happy international COFFEE day!!! *claps hands together in delight*  Shout out to all the other coffee lovers , this world would not be the same without all of us poor but superiorly happy  addicts. *sighs With satisfaction as I sip my starbucks macchiato* Which reminds me....  What better to make on a fall day than a coffee beverage ??

The first step to making a homemade pumpkin spice latte is to make the 5-ingredient pumpkin spice syrup.  I made an enormous (quadruple) batch here, in order to have extra to share with some friends. *Ok fine, I drank it all myself... but it was So good *
  But you can make a smaller (much more reasonable) batch if you’d like.  :) I make mine with less sugar than the original, but there’s still quite a bit in there.  So feel free to adjust if you’d like.  There is quite a bit of real pumpkin puree in there, though, so cheers to that! Once your syrup is ready, just combine it with some frothed milk (I use almond milk) and espresso (or strong coffee).  …