Monthly Recap November & December '17

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A lot has happened in the last two months of 2017. I can say I had a wonderful 2017 with lots of beautiful moments and memories. I feel blessed with the people around me and I look forward to all the things 2018 has to offer. One of the things I want to let go of is the wishing instead of doing. It is time to get rid of lazy excuses and just go for it.

I want to wish you all a Happy New Year! And now on to the high lights of November and December.

*I went to De Lama's. This is a group of comedians that quit 9 years ago and it was one of the first things that Jasper and I had in common, so it was fantastic to get the chance to see them live!
*Nine years together.
*We visited a lot of wedding locations. We ended up with two possible locations and eventually we booked one location for July 28th and I couldn't be happier about it!
*I went on vacation with my parents, Jasper, sister and brother in law. We went to Germany for a week and two days were spend in Europa Park, by far our favorite entertainment park.

*Secret Santa sleep-over at Debby's place. We also went to an escape room (and managed to get out!)
*Christmas party at work.
*We found our wedding photographer! The first one we met and we had an immediate click, so we can't wait to work with her.
*Cheese fondue with Jasper on Christmas Eve.
*First Christmas day at my mother in law, second Christmas day at my parent's house where we exchanged gifts.
*'Third' Christmas day we went out for dinner.
*I got a new mobile phone! I choose the Samsung Galaxy S7 and I'm really happy with it. The camera is impressive.
*I finished our Save the Date wedding cards. We are sending them out already, because July 28th is right in the middle of summer vacation.
*Finished setting up my 2018 bullet journal. It was so much fun to transfer all my spreads and I always love to start in a new, clean notebook. I will write a post about it.
*Finished my Goodreads reading challenge! I started out with 100 books at the beginning, but quickly changed it to 70 – and so far I have read 71 books with a few days left. I hope to read 4 more.
I received a review copy from A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen.
I also got my Fairyloot box – Ladies that Slay - and it was stuffed!

♡Flick the Wick: Brightest Witch candle (Hermione)
♡Bookish Tea: Blue's Brew.
♡Aunjuli Art: Slay Book Sleeve.
♡Advanced reading copy of Furyborn by Claire Legrand.
♡Literary Emporium: Fire is Catching Badge.
♡Reverie & Ink: Fight Darkness Sticker.
♡Exclusive edition of The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli.
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Jessica Day George – Princess of Glass, to complete my trilogy, from my father and mother.
The Fairyloot Box from December – Oh So Regal:
♡Full size Funko. Six different options.
♡Virtuous & Fair zip pouch - Miss Phi.
♡Prince Candle - A Court of Candles. Four options. I am so thrilled I got Prince Adam!
♡Powerful notebook - Stella's Bookish Art.
♡Books Rule keychain - Fiction Tea Designs.
♡Everless by Sara Holland. Releases January 2018.
1. Ellen Katherine White – Hearstone. Okay retelling of Pride & Prejudice. 3/5.
2. Robert Louis Stevenson – Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (audio). 3/5.
3. Laini Taylor – Strange the Dreamer. FANTASTIC. 5+/5.
4. Holly Bourne – Manifesto on How to be an Interesting Person. Hated it. 2/5.
5. Marie Lu – Warcross. Liked it. Worth the hype? Not really. 4/5.

December: 1. Lauren DeStefano – The Glass Spare. Okay book. 3/5.
2. Cynthia Hand – The Afterlife of Holly Chase. Fun around the holiday. 3.5/5.
3. Leigh Bardugo – The Language of Thorns. Her writing-style is made for these fairytale like stories. 5+/5.
4. Naomi Novik – His Majesty's Dragon. Let down after loving Uprooted. 3/5.
5. Sarah Prineas - Winterling. 3.5/5.

Watched_thumb5I finished the second season of Shooter and while I liked it, the story was a little too much spread out to create a whole season.
Started my rewatch of Game of Thrones, because I made my father watch it (FINALLY) Watching season 3 right now.
I saw the pilot of American Gods and it was just as awful and strange as the book, so big nope for me.

Victor Frankenstein: liked this a lot.
Dirty Grandpa: funny, but nothing too special.
Salazar's Revenge: happy with the ending of their love story, but they should stop.
Sherlock Holmes 1 + 2 rewatch. Still awesome.
Face Off: my father was watching it, so I sticked around. It's weird.
Office Party: pretty funny.
Warm Bodies: HATEEEEE.
The Night  before: okay.
Sapphir Blau: he got rid of the pony tail.
A Christmas Prince: so cheesy, I loved it, haha.
Deck the Halls: one of the worst Christmas movies.
Goosebumps: not too bad!
Flushed Away: rewatch. I love this movie. Those snails are hilarious.

What are some of your favorite moments from these months?


  1. Congrats on getting so much done for your wedding over the past two months! I'd love to hear more about how the wedding planning is going- do you think you'll be talking about it on your blog or doing some sort of feature?

    Have a wonderful new year!

    Cristina @ Girl in the Pages

    1. I could make a wedding update post every now and then, when I have something new to tell! I'm always a little hesitant to talk about it, because I don't want people to think 'oh no, there she is again, always talking about her wedding'.

  2. You have made so much progress with your wedding planning. I agree that 2017 flew by. Its crazy that we are saying Happy New Year already.

  3. Eee, such an awesome recap, as always :D Thank you for sharing Mel. <3 Hugs. You are awesome. I'm so glad that November and December were amazing for you :D Sounds like you got to do so so much awesome. <3 I hope the wedding plans are still going great :) Hugs. And eee, YAY for Furyborn ARC :D Oh, I hope you will love it. And YAY for loving The Language of Thorns :D I have yet to read it.. but soon. <3 And ah, yeah. Warcross was a four star for me too. Not perfect, but still good :) Hope January is amazing for you sweetie. <3


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