8 Quotable Quotes from Books in 2014

8 Quotable Quotes from Books I Read (or will read) in 2014

You may be wondering why now? Why would I pick the end of October to write about the best quotes in 2014? 

My goal was to read 40 books before I turn 40 this year. And, by 40 books I mean since January of this year, not my whole lifetime. I am currently at 31 and my birthday is three. weeks. away!  I'm not going to make it! I'm reading two books now; don't think I am going to be able to pull off nine more by the ninth of November.

I have been keeping track of my books on goodreads and was surprised how few are from this year.

Most are from last year, a few are books I re-read, and one is a classic I always meant to read. I honestly enjoyed all of these books but anyone can write a book review (and I have many, many times this year) so I am sharing the quotes that moved me to share them.

8 quotable quotes from books I read (or will read) in 2014


Legendary Performance from @RinglingBros and Photos That Will Make You Want to Go #RinglingInsider

Legendary Performance from @RinglingBros at @TheQArena  #RinglingInsider #sponsored

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey's Legends was ah-maze-ing!

Legendary Performance from @RinglingBros at @TheQArena  #RinglingInsider #sponsored
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The acts were thrilling and death defying. The animals were amazing. And, I am exhausted! 

From the pre-show to the actual show we were in a constant state of excitement and wonder. It is no secret how much I love the circus! There is so much packed into the two hour show!

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If you were on the fence about going take a look at these wonderful photos the Husband took and then scroll to the end for the discount code.


Northeast Ohio Bucket List Events | October 23 - 29

Northeast Ohio Fall Bucket List of Events in Cleveland and surrounding suburbs | iNeedaPlaydate.com

Fall is fading and winter winds are blowing this way.

I am so desperately trying to squeeze the last few nice days out of autumn before the cold wind hits Northeast Ohio and with it - snow. We hunted for scarecrows this past weekend at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens (time is running out to enjoy the Hershey Garden until next spring) and we are heading to the circus tonight.  This weekend there are so many fun options for trick or treating I am not even certain where we are going!  If you have a favorite I would love to hear about it!

Our Fall Favorites for this Week

Our calendar is a list of fun things we would like to do in Northeast Ohio if we had unlimited time and money. Some are free, most are not, and be sure to call all events prior to attending, just in case I have some information wrong or it was canceled.

What are your plans this weekend?

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It's ColorFall at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Autumn in the Cleveland Botanical Garden is ColorFall and we spent the day exploring the Hershey Garden searching for scarecrows and enjoying the cool, beautiful day.

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HarryPOTer  | ColorFall at CLE Botanical Garden


Mother-In-Law Day is Sunday - Send @TheBouqs #sponsored

Men are what their mothers made them - Emerson

Whether you love her or love to hate her - with out your mother-in-law you would still be single. As it happens there is a day dedicated, officially, to mother-in-laws and it is the fourth Sunday in October also know as this Sunday.

Last week I sent myself flowers from The Bouqs. Technically, the company reached out to me to do a review and become an affiliate (legal stuff: I received a bouquet to facilitate this review and this contains affiliate links. Opinions are my own and I will only receive compensation if you purchase flowers through the links in this post) and I agreed. Who doesn't love to get flowers?  And, I have no qualms sending them to myself, at work.

The flowers come from some Volcano in South America, on the equator, harvested by vestal virgins who carefully package them for travel, ship in cold storage at 4 degrees (to keep flowers in a sleep state), and arrive at your door. I am lying about vestal virgins. The catch is you have to order your flowers at least six working days in advance but if you need them sooner, like for mother-in-law's day, they have farms in California that ship directly from the farm, overnight, to your doorstep for another $10 more.

Dawn #BouqLove is brightening this dreary day! Thanks @thebouqs for the stunning bouquet of #roses #treatyoself #autumn colors #freshflowers