Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Reads and getting ready...

My wife and I are traveling for the holidays, and so we agreed we wouldn't get a tree. However, when shopping at a Whole Foods the other night, she came across this tiny cutey -- technically, a potted hedge -- packaged with a box of mini-lights and these few ornaments. She bought it, I squee'd, and now we have a Christmas/Yule tree for the winter! 

My weekend reads are pretty fluffy (but very fun): Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards by Kit Brennan and The Contessa's Vendetta by Mirella Sichirollo Patzer.   Which is what I need: between holidays and my upcoming trip, I'm basically brain dead!

What are you reading this weekend?


  1. What a wonderful compromise/surprise! And so pretty!

  2. What a great little hedge! LOL Reading more poetry this weekend and the book club pick, Ripper. Going to the library sale tomorrow, though really I shouldn't.

  3. That is adorable. Just perfect for what you need! I'm in the middle of Crossing on the Paris. I have no idea which book I'll pick up after that one!
    2 Kids and Tired Books

  4. Love the tree! I'll be finishing up Master of Verona by David Blixt tomorrow (for a review on Monday) and then will likely start The Raven's Heart by Jesse Blackadder.

    Have a great weekend, Audra.

  5. I've just read Whip Smart and thought it was great - action-packed with a spunky heroine, hard to put down. Enjoy.

  6. :) Yay for teensy, adorable trees! For our first Christmas together, my boyfriend & I bought a small tree that sits on our coffee table complete with four Starbucks cups ornaments (ha!).

    My grandparents and parents have enormous trees and they're gorgeous, but the laziness in my wins out. Gigantic trees are pretty to look at, not so nice to put up/take down.

  7. I love that tiny tree.

    Safe travels on your trip.